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  • A sampling of Southland healthcare sign-up events

    A sampling of Southland healthcare sign-up events
    Monday is the deadline for beginning the process of enrolling for Obamacare in California. California's health insurance exchange Covered California can be reached online at http://www.coveredca.com or by phone at (800) 300-1506. Here is a sampling of...
  • Organizing your recipes online? Of course, there's an app for that

    Organizing your recipes online? Of course, there's an app for that
    Online recipe organization. Maybe, like me, you're new to it. Even though I work with recipes professionally, I've been hesitant to go completely digital. I'm used to working from books. Paper is comforting to me. So the other day, when I found I...
  • Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries

    Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries
    Let's start with the idea of a recommendation engine. It's an informal term to describe the complex algorithms that parse masses of data to make suggestions of the "if you like that, you'll like this" variety. Online services crave good recommendation...
  • Harvard looking to fill a new job: Wikipedian in residence

    Harvard looking to fill a new job: Wikipedian in residence
    Do you spend a copious amount of time on Wikipedia? Harvard might have a job for you. Harvard’s Houghton Library, home to the school’s collection of rare books, is looking to fill a newly created job: Wikipedian in residence.  (And at $16 an...
  • Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced

    Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced
    Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
  • ‘The Simon and Kirby Library — Horror’: Preview new Titan anthology

     
    Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's comics collaborations yielded some classic, spine-tingling tales — and for the first time, the entirety […]...
  • Man, 7-year-old daughter carjacked at gunpoint outside Pacoima library

    Man, 7-year-old daughter carjacked at gunpoint outside Pacoima library
    Police are searching for a carjacker who ordered a man and his 7-year-old daughter into their truck at gunpoint outside a library in Pacoima on Monday, and then forced them to withdraw cash from an ATM before ditching them at a freeway interchange....
  • Should states restore recession cuts? Four arguments for and against

    Should states restore recession cuts? Four arguments for and against
    Does spending less money on state government stimulate the economy? That’s a question raised in a Los Angeles Times story Friday about states that have not restored budget cuts made during the belt-tightening of the recession. The story focuses on...
  • After more than 12 years, Clinton White House papers will be released

    After more than 12 years, Clinton White House papers will be released
    Over the next two weeks, the Clinton Library and the National Archives will release as many as 33,000 pages of presidential records from Bill Clinton’s years in the White House — creating a trove of new documents for Hillary Clinton’s...
  • For the homeless, taking shelter -- in a book

     For the homeless, taking shelter -- in a book
    When I appear at the fence of the Glendale homeless shelter with my rolling suitcase, I hear cries of "It's the book lady" or, if I'm with my daughter, "It's the book ladies; let them in!" At that point, we are allowed to cut to the front of the line...
  • Letters: Closed libraries are a civic disgrace

    Letters: Closed libraries are a civic disgrace
    Re "Some libraries too quiet," Feb. 24 Imagine a city where at every school there is a fully staffed library bustling with students throughout the day. Imagine even extending the school library's hours so students, staff and parents can make use of it...