Former President Obama will be in Orange County this weekend, trying to fire up Democrats. They hope to take over Congress this election cycle. To do that, they have to flip seats that Republicans currently hold -- seven of those seats are in California.
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Our critics review “Peppermint,” starring Jennifer Garner as a woman who wakes up from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a drive-by shooting; “I Am Not a Witch,” about a young girl who’s taken to a witch camp for tourists in Zambia; “City of Joy,” a documentary on Netflix about women living in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and “The Nun,” about an investigation into the death of a nun in Romania.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on Joe Rogan’s podcast Thursday night. He smoked weed and used a flamethrower, and talked about all kinds of things: LA traffic, the end of the universe, virtual reality, why other people wouldn’t want to be him. The interview comes after Musk’s talks about privatizing Tesla. Now the company’s stock has dropped, and two senior executives are leaving.
In Silicon Valley, some of the richest people are getting serious about planning for the apocalypse. Their location of choice: New Zealand. They’re investing in bunkers -- buried 11 feet underground -- among other things.
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