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September 23, 2003
I love the edgy, irreverent and in-your-face writing. And I am a senior. Patricia Hurley Lake Arrowhead
March 2, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Surreptitiously recorded videos of Supreme Court proceedings that surfaced on YouTube last week aren't much of a viewing experience. The most revealing video, which captures a few moments from two oral argument sessions, is a jerky affair that makes Abraham Zapruder's amateur footage of the Kennedy assassination look like the work of an auteur. And the justices are bit players: The star of the video is Noah Kai Newkirk, a Los Angeles man who stood up during arguments Wednesday to denounce the court's 2010 Citizens United decision allowing corporations to spend money on politics.
October 2, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
Look at it this way: The Clippers' training staff and Coach Mike Dunleavy are going to get in excellent shape if the first few days of camp are any indication. How so? Chasing after rookie and No. 1 draft pick Blake Griffin , who supposedly is limited in camp because of his injured left knee. "He's a guy you can't keep off the court," teammate Marcus Camby said after practice Thursday. "I mean, he's not supposed to be shooting and you've got Jasen [ Powell ]
February 16, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- He stunned people last week at the Olympics when he talked about having more concussions than his age, seeming blissfully unconcerned. There was the great leap over a moving train, while on a snowboard several years ago, much to the great displeasure of folks at Union Pacific. Recently, he ignited the Internet with a stunt at Travis Pastrana's compound in Maryland, blasting off a massive ramp, into the sky, seemingly headed for trouble and "kicked off a tree" before landing safely.
March 25, 1990
In response to the article regarding the changing of the name of Compton Boulevard (Times, March 15), I'm reminded that perhaps cities must undergo the same painful experience that individuals must undergo to achieve personal growth. Author-psychiatrist Viktor Frankl wrote that everything can be taken away from man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. The response of city officials toward criticism directed at the city has been like something I'm reminded of--the child who is so up-tight, so unsure of himself that he is willing, at the drop of a hat, to get on with a fight--someone who carries an enormous chip on his shoulder.
October 15, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
The international embarrassment that India suffered in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games ? marred by massive cost overruns, a collapsed bridge and widespread corruption allegations ? has focused attention on a stubborn cultural condition that if not checked, analysts here say, could undercut India's superpower ambitions. An attitude referred to in Hindi as " chalta hai ," which translates to "it goes" but can mean "don't be bothered," "whatever," "it'll do," or "don't fret (such problems as corruption, delays, shoddy quality)
June 6, 1993
While your article on brush burning (May 27) was informative, it betrayed a cavalier and insensitive attitude on the part of the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angles Times toward the fate of wildlife affected by such "controlled" burnings. If these burnings are deemed necessary to maintain an ecological balance of nature, so be it. However, please spare us the macabre details about the immolated rabbits and the baby deer with singed hoofs who was separated from its mother.
April 10, 2001
Regarding "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Seattle" (April 2): Let me get this straight: Brenda Bell is a Texan, and she thinks Seattle has an attitude? JUDI HENDRICKS Long Beach
May 9, 2009
I love Pete Seeger ["Seeger Has a Hammer (and Songs)"] by Josh Getlin, May 4]. It's more than just working on the land and otherwise staying physically fit that's kept him alive for so long; it's his attitude. Positive people live longer, that's a proven fact. Ronald Webster Long Beach
May 13, 2001
Your fashion spread "All That Jazz" (April 22) was simply superb. Rather than the same old, tired collage of overpaid anemic bimbos with attitude, we were treated to a refreshing group of everyday kids just trying to make it. Rick Strauss did a wonderful job with his photography. Michael W. Berbae Via the Internet
January 19, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - The new year is shaping up to be one of the marijuana movement's strongest ever. The first legal pot storefronts in America opened to long lines in Colorado 20 days ago. Washington state is poised to issue licenses for producing, processing and selling the Schedule I drug - once officials sift through about 7,000 applications. Signature gatherers have been at work in at least five states, including California, to put marijuana measures on the ballot in 2014. On Wednesday, organizers announced they had gathered more than 1 million signatures in favor of putting a medical marijuana measure before voters in Florida, a high-population bellwether that could become the first Southern state to embrace pot. "Florida looks like the country as a whole," said Ben Pollara, campaign manager for the Sunshine State's effort.
January 16, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - California regulators decided Thursday not to consider the need for tougher privacy protection for smartphone users. In a 3-2 vote, the Public Utilities Commission denied a petition from consumer groups asking it to investigate the need for stronger privacy standards. It would have been the PUC's first attempt to update 2-decade-old phone privacy protections in effect since the dawn of the hand-held cellphone era. Siding with phone companies, Commissioner Mark J. Ferron opposed new privacy regulations and said there was "a lack of documented examples of actual breaches of customer privacy.
January 16, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.
If, as has been said, the movie business is like a giant tanker ship that can't change course on a dime, this year's Oscar nominations show an organization in the midst of making that kind of adjustment in direction, moving slowly but steadily from the past to the future. Imagine a world where movie stars of the pedigree of Robert Redford and Tom Hanks give two of the best performances of their careers but don't get Oscar nominations. On the other hand, imagine a world where the stunning "Stories We Tell," Sarah Polley's ground-breaking documentary that mixes re-creations with reality, is snubbed.
January 10, 2014 | David Lazarus
Businesses have the tools and know-how to keep our personal information safe. They just don't do it. "It's expensive," said Nick Mancini, a partner at Tech Consultants, a Woodland Hills information technology firm. And that, in a nutshell, is why big companies that should know better routinely issue red-faced notices that they've been hacked and that customers' confidential info is on the loose. Target took it on the chin again Friday when it revealed that up to 110 million customers - not just the 40 million it originally reported - may have had their names, addresses, credit and debit card numbers and other information stolen.
January 2, 2014 | By Gina McIntyre
Sometimes, when adapting history for the big screen, a few fabrications are required. Take, for example, Irving Rosenfeld, the schlubby Bronx huckster Christian Bale plays in the period caper "American Hustle. " A consummate swindler with a fondness for jewel-toned velvet jackets and an outrageously bad toupee, the character is inspired by real-life con man Melvin Weinberg. But the actor is careful to point out that they are not the same person. "Mel would absolutely kick me ... if I ever said it was him," Bale, 39, said with a grin.
December 26, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Santa Anita Park couldn't have ordered up nicer weather Thursday for the traditional day-after-Christmas start to its winter/spring meeting. "We always come to opening day," said Virginia Derossi of Manhattan Beach as she and her family basked in 80-degree sunshine next to the paddock area. "It's just our holiday tradition. " For horse racing fans, Santa Anita's opening - which drew a healthy 30,540 spectators - also was a welcome antidote to the final race Sunday at the 75-year-old Betfair Hollywood Park track, which is set to close.
September 8, 1985
I would like to comment on the Aug. 20 article about mental attitude and cancer, "Mind Over Body--Doubt Rekindled." The word "attitude," like "love," means very different things to people--let's be clear. If by positive attitude one feels as though they do not need to examine their life, but rather continue on as before, as if they didn't have cancer, this, then, is not the most healthy attitude. A "positive" attitude is often denial of what needs to be done. We have found that the best attitude is one of acknowledging what is, and further striving to become what one is not yet. DR. JORDAN P. WEISS Fountain Valley Weiss is director of Oceanview Psychiatric Associates and founder-president of the Cancer Care Center, Orange County.
June 4, 1993
Senator Dole's attitude on the national debt will have the entire nation on the dole by the year 2000. ROBERT J. STULL San Marino
December 25, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
  Kobe Bryant wasn't depressed. He wasn't inhaling chocolate-covered caramels and peppermint bark while trying to digest the latest injury that wrapped itself around his left leg. He shrugged off a fractured knee as if it were a torn toenail or mildly sprained wrist, even though he'd probably sit out another five weeks. He's paying attention, though, once again monitoring who's saying naughty and nice things about another Bryant injury. "Same old tune, it's just being sung a little more loudly now. Those types of things just really help me lock in more than ever," Bryant said Wednesday before the Lakers lost to the Miami Heat, 101-95.
November 21, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
They took a licking and kept on ticking. The Oscar for survival under extreme circumstances goes to ... Our Man (Robert Redford) The movie: "All Is Lost" The setup: Solo sailing expedition goes awry when boat collides with cargo container. The threat: Dehydration, despair and, ultimately, drowning. Survival strategy: Repair hole in ship's hull. Then leisurely prepare a meal(!) and sail aimlessly toward possible help. Skill rating: 3 life preservers Capt.
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