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Junot Díaz’s unapologetic style inspires the crowd as Los Angeles Times Festival of Books draws to a close

By Marisa Gerber Junot Díaz thanked the packed crowd and its city. “When fools talk about diversity,” he said, “they can’t even imagine L.A.” The auditorium roared. A smile cracked the author’s face. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, a headliner of this year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, made the comments… [READ MORE HERE] Source:…

Suspect in fatal attack of Ventura restaurant patron was reported to police hours earlier, authorities say

By Associated Press A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Ventura restaurant to death as his 5-year-old daughter sat on his lap was reported hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday. Jamal Jackson, 49, is facing a first-degree murder… [READ MORE HERE]…

Inmate found dead in San Diego County jail

By Pauline Repard An inmate was found dead in San Diego County’s Central Jail on Saturday, officials said. There was no initial evidence of foul play or suicide, said Sheriff’s Lt. Michael Blevins. Homicide detectives were investigating. The inmate’s name, age and the charges on which he was being held were not… [READ MORE HERE]…