Noah Smith

Multimedia Journalist

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CONTRIB First fire-related death confirmed as raging wildfires cloaked Southern California in...
OJAI, Calif. - The Golden State kept burning on Friday, with raging wildfires cloaking Southern California in nightmarish flame and towering smoke while authorities reported the...
CONTRIB The Path to Charlie Sheen's H.I.V. Disclosure
It was a secret that had finally become too burdensome to keep. "I'm here to admit that I am in fact H.I.V.-positive," Charlie Sheen told Matt Lauer during the "Today" show on...
CONTRIB Cosby Loses His Bid to Prevent Another Lawsuit
Bill Cosby on Wednesday lost his bid to stop another civil lawsuit against him from going forward, but his deposition in the case will be sealed at least until December.
CONTRIB Sumner Redstone's Medical Records to Stay Private, Judge Rules
The medical records of the media mogul Sumner M. Redstone will remain confidential, but some other court documents, including emails written by his nurses and a letter from Mr....
PHOTOS Katy Perry, the archbishop and the nuns who won't budge from their convent
It was probably the first audition that Katy Perry had to do in a long time - an improvised performance in a former convent to a handful of elderly Catholic nuns who, all things...
Kowabunga! Chosen People also ride waves
Every so often, passersby shoot Shaun Tomson a sideways glance. It's a foggy, Santa Monica weekday morning, and Tomson - about six feet tall with tousled dark hair and a deep...
CONTRIB Power Struggle at Viacom as New Leader Is Named
With the ailing 92-year-old Sumner M. Redstone in his final act as a media titan, the two rivals jousting over the future of his $40 billion entertainment empire repeatedly...
L.A.'s Eric Garcetti Dons Kippah for Instagram - Forward Thinking
Getty Images After a year on the job, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, 43, has enjoyed mostly positive reviews from Angelenos and from observers of City Hall, who have credited...
CONTRIB Clinton 'First Brother' Is Wary, Chatty and Still Occasionally Attracting Attention
TORRANCE, Calif. - At the height of Roger Clinton's fame, the struggling rock singer stood accused of taking cash and a gold Rolex to lobby for pardons as his half brother Bill...
PHOTOS Whisper: the facts
On Thursday the Guardian published three stories detailing how Whisper, the social media app that claims to be "the safest place on the internet", is tracking the location of...
CONTRIB Simmering Labor Fight Brings Crippling Delays to West Coast Seaports
LOS ANGELES - The container ships arrive here filled with appliances, toys, apparel, auto parts, computer components and untold other products from Asia, to head out to stores...
The Pen
Hold a pen in front of you and look at it; notice its size and color in particular. Now, slowly move it away until you have your arm fully extended. Notice anything different?...
L.A. Jewish community condemns Clippers owner - Jewish World News
In the wake of the scandal surrounding the racist remarks attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner and real estate billionaire Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Jewish community...
UCLA chancellor condemns effort to ban student leader trips to Israel - Jewish World News
Following months of contentious debate, the chancellor of the University of California at Los Angeles has condemned efforts by pro-Palestinian groups to bar student council...
Israeli Television Hitmakers Take Hollywood by Storm - Eye Global Market
Amid rising calls in some quarters for a boycott of Israel, creating television shows is one export that is humming like never before around the world - and even making quiet...
Max Steinberg's Jewish Journey From Los Angeles Suburb to Death in Gaza
courtesy of steinberg family (Haaretz) - The death of a 24-year-old Birthright graduate from L.A. has brought the battles taking place in the Middle East home for many in this...
Anti-Defamation League Signals New Path as Jonathan Greenblatt Takes Helm
In its choice of a new leader, the century-old Anti-Defamation League has clearly signaled its determination to pursue a course of generational change that reflects the...
As new settlements will dominate politics in Israel, some see benefit of both sides living together
With Israeli Prime Minsister Benjamin Netanyahu retaining power in this week's election, future construction in the E1 area will remain at the forefront of international...
Anti-Israel protests go viral - and violent - in U.S. and Europe - Jewish World
Fallout from the hostilities between Israel and Hamas is spreading across Europe and the United States. Protests about the conflict have flared up, much like they did during...
Foreign networks snap up Israeli TV formats at trade fair in Cannes - Movies & Television
At this week's MIPTV Media Market in Cannes, France, which officially kicked off on Sunday, Israeli production companies Armoza Formats and Keshet Media Group have already...
WORLD: Women in Israeli Army facing more combat situations (VIDEO)
WORLD: Women in Israeli Army facing more combat situations + VIDEO
CONTRIB ONLY 'Blurred Lines' Lawyer Rocks Music Industry Again
Ask Richard S. Busch, the lawyer who last week won a nearly $7.4 million copyright suit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, why he is so successful, and he will mention...
Bus attack in Israel does not stop cease-fire; local writer reports from Tel Aviv
TEL AVIV -- The piercing wail of air raid sirens was replaced today in Tel Aviv by a midday explosion on a city bus, though this escalation of violence did not stop a cease-fire...
Locals jumpy, on guard in Israel : Fight with Hamas has some hoping for best, prepping for worst
Monday, December 15, 2014 Santa Barbara News-Press : Locals jumpy, on guard in Israel : Fight with Hamas has some hoping for best, prepping for worst Locals jumpy, on guard in...
PHOTOS ONLY How the 'safest place on the internet' tracks its users
In an elegant warehouse-style building on Venice Beach known locally as "the fortress", Michael Heyward, a tech entrepreneur, was struggling to control the remote-controlled...
CONTRIB ONLY Skid Row Shaken as Los Angeles Police Kill Man in Confrontation Caught on Video
LOS ANGELES - A line of tents and people huddled in blankets filled the sidewalks of San Pedro Street on Monday morning in the heart of this city's Skid Row. The occasional...
CONTRIB ONLY Gettys Again Made to Cope With Grief in Public Eye
LOS ANGELES - The curious death of Andrew R. Getty on Tuesday at his gated hillside mansion here has once again thrust one of America's wealthiest and most-troubled families...
Pro-Israel students trounce BDS resolution at Seattle university - Jewish World News
The latest salvo from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement was soundly defeated at the University of Washington last Tuesday night by a vote of 59-8 (with 11...

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ANN ARBOR: Former U-M educator working on auto technology advancements overseas
Human Machine Interface Lab Group Manager, and U-M grad, Omer Tsimhoni. HERZILIYA PITUACH - On a single floor of an office building in tony Herzliya Pituach, a town just north...

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