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Degas in Winter: 'Taking Shape' at the Norton Simon
For years, Degas' sculptures had been preliminary sketches for many of his paintings. In his final years, they were the final results.
More funding for community colleges likely, but with limits
As the California economy improves, community colleges are expected to receive more funding next fiscal year but campuses may find limits.
Take Two®LAUSD is changing the way it talks about the birds and the bees
Metro to offer ride-hailing service to transit stops
Los Angeles County is in the midst of a transit-building boom, but still less than a quarter of the population lives within walking distance of a train or rapid bus stop.
Young men, frequent drivers most likely to get distracted while driving
Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Phones don't help. But personality and gender may play a role, too, researchers say.
Environment & Science
How to watch the Leonid meteor shower Friday night
NASA's Paul Chodas recommends getting away from the city to watch the showers around midnight. Settle in, look east and be patient for the streaks of light to appear.
Take Two®There's a new mountain lion in town
Business & Economy
Pasadena, Inglewood activists latest to pursue rent control
Housing activists filed preliminary paperwork with the Pasadena and Inglewood officials to get rent control initiatives on the 2018 ballot.
Federal agency drafts new rules for transparency in political social-media ads
The Federal Election Commission sets disclosure rules for ads that discuss candidates. Many of the ads in question dealt only with issues.
Arts & Entertainment
‘Hamilton’s’ Leslie Odom Jr. thinks Hollywood’s diversity efforts are paying off
The Tony-winning performer says Hollywood is doing better when it comes to casting actors of color, "but the real boon is when it's not just window dressing."
The FrameJason Bateman and Laura Linney embark on second season of 'Ozark'
US & World
Government outlines when it will disclose or exploit software vulnerabilities
The Trump administration put out guidelines for how the government will decide what software vulnerabilities it will share with tech companies to fix, and which ones it will keep to itself for spying.
Crime & Justice
LA Sheriff's body cam plan draws mixed reviews
Two community groups say the money for body cams could be better spent on other priorities. The ACLU supports using the cameras, under certain conditions.