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News from L.A. and around the world 😎🌴☀️
Disneyland's Kim Irvine is arguably the person most responsible for maintaining the look and feel of @Disneyland. She. has led a team in #Anaheim responsible for maintaining the look, tone and feel of Disney’s original park, which at the end of this month will open what’s billed as the largest expansion in its history, a single 14-acre land dedicated solely to “Star Wars.” As #Disneyland readies itself for its future, Irvine stands as a connection to the park’s beginnings. Her mission: to ensure that the company doesn’t forget its past. 📸: Mark Boster
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This is George Ciampa, 93, who served in Europe with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was part of the D-day invasion and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Of the 16 million Americans who fought in WWII, less than half a million are alive today. Every day, about 348 die. As the their numbers vanish with time, their histories and stories are at risk of dying with them. Now, Ciampa is making a documentary to keep alive the events of a war whose horrors and heroics are remembered by a dwindling number of veterans. 📸: @gcoronadophoto
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City Beat, a new column from @LATimescitybeat, will tell intimate stories from all over L.A. about the central issues of life in the city. This week’s column explores loneliness. In L.A., people silently imploding from loneliness live among us. The People Walker wants to fix that. A few years ago, Chuck McCarthy started a business fueled by the human need to connect. He kept seeing signs for personal training and dog walking, so he mashed them together: people walking. Some people might worry about safety while walking alone. Others might need motivation to get outside. But the central truth — human loneliness. 📸: Mel Melcon
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On Sept. 10, 1976, Tropical Storm Kathleen came out of northern Baja California, Mexico, and pounded Southern California. It was the first tropical storm to arrive in Los Angeles since 1939. Los Angeles Times staff photographer Art Rogers found this youngster “surfing” through a flooded street. The image appeared on the front page of The Times the next morning. The Times reported: “Gerald was washed a quarter-mile down the channel, still astride his bicycle. County firemen threw the youth a rope, but he refused to abandon the bike. “Finally, firemen Michael L. Steele made his way through the water to the boy, tied a rope around him and, after ordering him to leave the bicycle, had him hauled ashore. “The bicycle was swept downstream but Gerald was unhurt. Steele suffered skinned hands.” #TBT
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Debra Stone is fighting the owners of her rent-stabilized Beverly Grove apartment building after what started as a leak in her kitchen morphed into more than a year of couch-surfing. Under a “tenant habitability plan” that the owner of her building submitted to the city, fixing the apartment was estimated to take a few months and be done by October. Instead, the process has dragged into this year. “I just want to go home,” she said. Tenants’ advocates say Stone’s story represents a worrisome scenario for L.A. tenants, as the state’s housing crisis has sent prices skyward and tempted landlords to pressure longtime residents to move out so they can hike the rent. 📸: @myung_chun
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In a country with about as many people as Idaho, nearly every taxi driver in Northern Ireland has a story to share about someone who was involved in @gameofthrones in a pivotal way. Roughly 75% of “Game of Thrones” was filmed on soundstages and in otherworldly locations around Northern Ireland and the show has pumped more than $250 million into the local economy since 2009. Helen Sloan, who grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland and spent eight seasons as the show’s stills photographer, acknowledged what may be the greatest legacy of #GoT for those in Northern Ireland: hope. “We’ve come so far as a people and now we have this jewel in the crown to be so proud of.” 📸: @photomcq1
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If you live in a single-family home in California, it’s likely everyone else in your neighborhood does too.That could change under a state measure that would require California cities and counties to permit duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes on much of the residential land now zoned for only single-family houses. The bill would not spell the end of single-family housing in the state. Developers could continue to build such homes on their land if they chose, and the legislation prohibits the demolition of single-family homes to build fourplexes without further government review. 📸: Noah Berger
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Jackie Goldberg has won the runoff election to fill the empty seat on the board of the LA Unified School District. The board seat has been vacant since July 2018 when member Ref Rodriguez pleaded guilty to campaign finance crimes and resigned. Goldberg was one of the top two finishers from the March primary, out of 10 candidates. A critic of charter schools, Goldberg ran with the backing of the L.A. teachers union, which asserted its power during a January strike to improve working conditions. 📸: @robgauthier
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