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March 23, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Arnold Schwarzenegger is mourning the death of fitness impresario Joe Weider, who died Saturday at 93, calling Weider his mentor and the "godfather of fitness. " "He taught us that through hard work and training we could all be champions," Schwarzenegger, a Mr. Universe- and Mr. Olympia-winning former bodybuilder turned actor and former California governor, said in a statement released Saturday. "When I was a young boy in Austria, his muscle magazines provided me with the inspiration and the blueprint to push myself beyond my limits and imagine a much bigger future," he said.
March 23, 2013 | By Megan Garvey, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
Joe Weider, who made millions from a fitness empire and mentored a young Austrian bodybuilder who went on to become a major movie star and governor of California, has died. Weider, 93, passed away Saturday of heart failure  at his home in Los Angeles, according to a news release. The multimillion-dollar publishing empire he built included Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Shape, and Men's Fitness magazines. His death was marked by his protege Arnold Schwarzenegger, who called Weider "the godfather of fitness.
March 23, 2013 | By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
Joe Weider, a Los Angeles-based bodybuilding pioneer who created a multimillion-dollar fitness publishing empire and mentored a young Arnold Schwarzenegger from the time the future actor and California governor was a struggling unknown, died Saturday, a family spokeswoman said. He was 93. Weider, who discovered a teenage Schwarzenegger at a bodybuilding contest in Europe and sponsored the young Austrian's move to the U.S., died of heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital, said Charlotte Parker, his longtime publicist.
March 20, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
 Hours after withdrawing two appointments to a panel that sets his salary, Gov. Jerry Brown announced late Wednesday that he is appointing another person to the California Citizens Compensation Commission. The appointment of Nancy C. Miller, 60, of Sacramento on the eve of the commission's meeting improves the chances there will be enough votes to provide pay raises to Brown, state lawmakers and other state officials. Until Wednesday there had been two vacancies on the seven-member commission, making it difficult to secure the four votes required to raise pay. Miller, a Democrat, is president and shareholder of the firm Miller & Owen.
March 1, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
Arnold Schwarzenegger has found lots of ways to keep busy since leaving the governor's office, from starring in action movies to lending his name to a policy institute at the University of Southern California. Now he's going to be returning to a role that stirred controversy during his stint in Sacramento -- Schwarzenegger will once again serve as executive editor at Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines. The move was announced on Friday by American Media Inc., which owns the magazines.
March 1, 2013 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Arnold Schwarzenegger has found lots of ways to keep busy since leaving the governor's office, including starring in action movies and lending his name to a policy institute at USC. Now he'll return to a role that stirred controversy during his time in Sacramento: serving as executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines. The move was announced Friday by American Media Inc., which owns the magazines. Schwarzenegger, who was named Mr. Olympia seven times, first took the editorship shortly after winning the 2003 gubernatorial recall election.
January 17, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Casting the former governor of California as a small-town sheriff squaring off against a drug lord, "The Last Stand" puts Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the saddle as an action movie hero. But don't expect any winking nods to his years in public office - this freewheeling vehicle is strictly concerned with cars, firepower and massive explosions. Johnny Knoxville offers comic relief as the goofball proprietor of a back-road gun museum, which conveniently allows for an odd assortment of weapons to be used in the climactic battle.
October 7, 2012
Re "The bankruptcy-sprawl connection," Opinion, Oct. 1 There is probably some merit to the municipal costs associated with urban sprawl that William Fulton suggests. Intuitively, I understand his arguments. However, the article is really only a hypothesis. Fulton's assertion would have been much more powerful if he had included references to academic studies to support his position. As a senior fellow at the Price School of Public Policy at USC, Fulton should know better.
October 7, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Sunday he doesn't think the scandal over his affair with a family housekeeper has cost him credibility as a high-profile political voice in the nation. “I don't think so, but let me tell you, if the people are angry at me, I deserve that,” Schwarzenegger said on NBC's “Meet the Press.” “There was a major screw-up. … I've hurt my wife. I've hurt the kids. I think they went through a  lot of pain because of that and I take the responsibility.” Schwarzenegger has been doing TV interviews to promote his new autobiography, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.” As governor, he was a frequent guest on “Meet the Press” and rose to be a major moderate voice within the Republican Party.
October 7, 2012 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
Do not imagine that a much-chastised Arnold Schwarzenegger is shuffling through his days head down, avoiding the public eye. On a book tour for his just-published "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story," the former governor of California is surrounded by adorers of the Terminator, the Governator, the Austrian immigrant with the rags-to-riches story - jumping up and down to forgive him his sins. So eager was Rhett Crosby, 37, to see his hero at a Los Angeles book-signing that he drove from Phoenix on Thursday night and arrived at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove a full 21 hours early.
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