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The body of Marilyn Monroe, before it was moved from her Brentwood home, to the LA County Morgue (Aug 5th,1962). There were several police photos taken at the death scene, but this is the only existing one. Somebody retrieved it from the LAPD files.

There are pics of her autopsy, her being rolled out, but this is the only actual crime scene photo that can be found online.

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An end to zero tolerance for willful defiance in L.A. schools?

California schools have long brought about swift punishments for instances of so-called willful defiance, which have disproportionally led to suspensions of many minority students not just in our home state, but nationwide.

Take the case of Damien Valentine, a Manual Arts Senior High School sophomore fighting against the practice, who says that several such punishments earlier in his school accomplished nothing but setting him back.

So just what is “willful defiance?”

That offense is now widely criticized as an arbitrary catchall for any behavior a teacher finds objectionable, such as repeatedly tapping feet on the floor, refusing to remove a hat or failing to wear the school uniform. It accounted for 48% of 710,000 suspensions issued in California in 2011-12, prompting both state and local efforts to restrict its use in disciplinary actions.

A resolution moving through Los Angeles County would make L.A. Unified the first school district in California to ban suspensions for the aforementioned offenses.

Said Tonna Onyendu of the Liberty Hill Foundation, a Los Angeles nonprofit:

"This will be a transformational shift. Instead of punishing students, we’re going to engage them."

Read more on the matter in Teresa Watanabe’s report.

Photos: Christina House / For The Times

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If you live in the Los Angeles / San Bernardino County area:

Hi there, I’m trying to find homes for a litter, and I’m down to the final kitten! Please consider giving this little girl a great home! <3

  • 6 weeks old
  • Fully weaned
  • Very playful and sweet c:

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact me at: offmycloud@yahoo.com (tumblr’s fine too, but a little unreliable!). She’s the loveliest little kitten and we’d love to find her a great home!

Any signal boosts would be much appreciated in case any of your followers might be able to help! Thank you! c:

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5/13/14: It looks like we were able to find her a wonderful home, thanks so much to everyone who boosted and made that possible!! <333

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This is Long Beach Harbor in California.

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