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Davan Maharaj
Today's Headlines: Oscars and color; auditing firefighters; are we too clean?
Today's Headlines: Oscars and color; auditing firefighters; are we too clean?

Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, the editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines you shouldn't miss today. TOP STORIES An Oscar for optics? So few minorities were nominated in acting categories that an uproar ensued about the "whiteness" of the Oscars. But you couldn't tell from the awards show, which had the most diverse group of presenters and performers in Oscars history. A positive step, perhaps, but at least one prominent critic saw an effort "to compensate with optics for what they didn't do with operations." Where there's smoke ... The Times last year exposed the L.A. County Fire Department's tendency to hire sons,...

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