California Today: Preparing for What Could Be an Unpredictable Oscars

It could all supplement adult to one of a many indeterminate Oscars ever, with a tangible awards — oh, right, those! — contributing to a clarity of volatility. Some categories are deliberate locks. (Bet on Frances McDormand of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour” to take a tip behaving prizes.) But a best design competition is still deliberate too tighten to call, with “The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards” and “Get Out” bursting a professional prognosticators.

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Maria Contreras-Sweet leads an financier organisation posterior a squeeze of many of a Weinstein Company.

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• In a warn twist, an financier organisation says it has now reached an agreement to buy many of a resources of a Weinstein Company. [The New York Times]

Libby Schaaf, a mayor of Oakland, stepped into a inhabitant discuss on immigration when she warned of raids by immigration agents. Now a Justice Department is reviewing her actions. Here’s a demeanour during Ms. Schaaf’s background. [The New York Times]

• Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did not wish to give additional broadside to those who disrupted him during U.C.L.A. Now a helmet of a video of a harangue he gave there has drawn some-more courtesy to a moving exchanges. [The New York Times]


Sheriff’s deputies in San Bernardino County found 3 children vital on a remote property.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

• Sheriff’s deputies discovered three children who they contend were vital inside a plywood strew on a skill nearby Joshua Tree. The skill did not have using H2O or electricity. [The New York Times]

• The Senate Intelligence Committee has resolved that Republicans on a House Intelligence Committee were behind a trickle of a tip Democrat’s private content messages. Representative Devin Nunes leads a House cabinet that is being accused. [The New York Times]


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• Law coercion officials during local, state and sovereign levels report a Trump administration’s hard-charging debate opposite a MS-13 gang as out of suit with a threat. [The New York Times]


Strong winds churned adult a sleet during a Donner Summit Lodge in Norden, Calif., on Thursday.

Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee, around Associated Press

• The winter’s biggest storm brought whiteouts, blackouts and gusting winds and forced a vital highway to tighten in Northern California. Significant layer was available in a foothills for a initial time given 2011. [The Sacramento Bee]

BART believes it’s losing millions since of riders who don’t compensate their fares — so a military have started start arising citations. [SFGate]

• The University of California has slipped in a rankings of an annual tellurian consult of aloft education. Are appropriation woes to blame? [The Los Angeles Times]

• A former worker has filed a lawsuit alleging that YouTube stopped employing white and Asian group for technical positions final year since doing so would not have softened diversity. [The Wall Street Journal]

Facebook pronounced it would finish an examination in 6 countries that distant posts from news sites and publishers from other material. News organizations in a countries complained that it had led to a arise in misinformation. [The New York Times]


Ava DuVernay, executive of “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Ryan Pfluger for The New York Times

• The film instrumentation of “A Wrinkle in Time” cost Disney $100 million. Ava DuVernay knows it — and she doesn’t care. [The New York Times]

• The Oscar screener, it turns out, was invented by accident. [The Los Angeles Times]

Richard E. Taylor, a highbrow emeritus during Stanford University who common the 1990 Nobel Prize for a find of quarks, has died. [The New York Times]


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And Finally …


The Golden Gate Bridge, that connects San Francisco to Marin County.

Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Eighty-five years ago this week, officials were scheming to applaud a start of work on a Golden Gate Bridge — a $35 million attainment of engineering that was touted during a time as a longest clear-span overpass in a world.

And, my, what a jubilee it would be.

In a 1933 story previewing a Feb. 26 groundbreaking ceremonies, The New York Times remarkable that all a elaborate formulation for a festivities was indeed overshadowing a overpass itself.

It seemed that usually about anyone deliberate critical — including politicians from opposite a nation — designed to attend in what The Times called “one of a many pretended celebrations of a kind ever hold west of a Rockies.”

But a essay remarkable that in calmer moments, Californians were unapproachable to exaggerate about their bridge. It would dwarf other bridges in size, and importantly, a story said, it would “afford to sightseers a glance of that pretentious perspective of hills and H2O that hitherto has been probable usually from a decks of ships.”

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California Today is edited by Julie Bloom, who grew adult in Los Angeles and graduated from U.C. Berkeley.

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