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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2013 | By Jean Merl
Linda Griego and Wendy Greuel, former candidates for Los Angeles mayor, had this advice for women attending a training session Saturday on running for political office: Raise plenty of money - you're going to need it. "Ask for money.... Don't take 'no' for an answer," Griego, a businesswoman and former deputy mayor who ran in the 1993 primary, told a workshop organized by Emily's List, a group that helps Democratic women who support abortion rights seek elected office. "The most important thing is raising money," said Greuel, a former city controller and councilwoman who lost last year's hard-fought, costly race to then-Councilman Eric Garcetti.
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SPORTS
October 13, 2013 | Diane Pucin
On the first day Ed Orgeron became interim head coach of the USC football team, another coach, a former USC coach who had some success at the school, asked Orgeron if he wanted to chat and perhaps listen to some advice. Orgeron looked at John Robinson -- 78 years old, with eyes as clear as the sky after Santa Ana winds and a back as straight as a ruler -- and told him, "Of course. " Though Robinson would never say it, previous coach Lane Kiffin wasn't as eager to listen to Robinson, who comes to practice occasionally and does fundraising for the Trojans more often.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- In a closed strategy session of House Republicans, Speaker John A. Boehner on Friday shared letters of encouragement he received from schoolchildren who urged him to withstand shutdown stress by taking a nap, listening to music - Lady Gaga was suggested - and other tips, according to those in the room. The light moment quickly faded to Boehner's denial of media reports that he was willing to “roll over” in coming negotiations to raise the the nation's debt limit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
God bless Sinead O'Connor, the prickly Irish rock singer who once ripped a photograph of the pope on live TV to protest the Catholic Church's child sex abuse scandal, for trying to school Miley Cyrus on the pitfalls of female sexual exploitation in the music business. It's not going to work. You simply can't tell a 20-year-old music phenomenon to stop doing the very thing that has brought her even more fame and fortune than she already earned as a tween TV star.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
Newt Gingrich can't be serious. Of all the people in the world who ought to be wary of a federal government shutdown, it should be former House Speaker Gingrich, whose political career flamed out spectacularly after he orchestrated two federal shutdowns over a budget impasse with then-President Clinton.  In an essay published Monday , the co-host of CNN's “Crossfire,” has urged House Republicans to stick to their guns and allow the federal government to close down in order to teach the president a (flawed)
HEALTH
September 28, 2013 | Dana Sullivan Kilroy
We all expect our skin to change with the decades. But who knew that time takes a toll on our tresses in much the same way? While some changes are inevitable, some are the result of the insults we hurl at our hair every day: coloring, curling, straightening, taut ponytails. Want to make the most of what you've got? A few tips: -- The 20s Your crowning glory This is as good as it gets: The 100,000-150,000 strands that cover your scalp are the healthiest they'll ever be. "Most damage at this age comes from experimentation with color and using too much heat," says Rona O'Connor, a Beverly Hills-based stylist who tends to the lush locks of celebrities, including Blake Lively and Brooke Shields.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
When comedian, writer and producer Dan Levy learned he would be a new father, he solicited parenting advice from an unsung group of experts: actual kids. In April, Levy collaborated with Jensen Karp, a producer and former rapper, to create "Baby Talk" - a monthly comedy show based around three to four comedians asking children between the ages of 5 and 10 questions like "What should I name my son?" (one child suggesting the name Ritzy Skittles) and "What should I do if my kid wakes up in the middle of the night and says he had a nightmare?"
HEALTH
September 20, 2013 | By Alene Dawson
There's something about fall - with its back-to-school, new-start feeling - that compels many of us to revisit our plans to diet, and sometimes those plans involve fads. Even celebrities who can afford the best personal trainers, nutritionists, doctors, therapists and private chefs are susceptible to diet gimmicks. And when "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence says that by Hollywood standards she's "obese," something's wrong. "Women across America are weight-crazed, but women in L.A. are probably more so," says Paulette Lambert, director of nutrition at the California Health & Longevity Institute, a medical and fitness center in Westlake Village.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Here's Eli and Edythe Broad's advice to budding, young art collectors: take your time, do the research, don't rush to buy. “You got to invest time, it's not just about money,” Eli Broad said this week at a talk for the Los Angeles Public Library's ALOUD series . “It's about meeting new artists -- at MFA shows, at universities -- and it's about getting all the publications and going to museums.” “Spend time looking, go to galleries,...
OPINION
September 11, 2013 | By Lisa Schweitzer
Over the last few weeks, the California High-Speed Rail Authority both lost and won fairly significant battles. It lost when a Sacramento County Superior Court judge ruled that its proposed funding plan violated the voter-approved law, Proposition 1A, that created the agency. The judge has set a hearing to give the state a chance to show that it can comply with the law and environmental reviews. The state scored a victory when it was decided that the Federal Surface Transportation Board has jurisdiction and would subject the project to federal environmental review rather than California's version.
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