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May 4, 1986
Who cares whether Richard Pryor has stopped drinking, sniffing cocaine or has been through four wives and now has a new paramour ("Richard Pryor--Your Life Is Calling," by David T. Friendly, April 27)? To tell you the truth, I'm sick of yarns about entertainment personalities who make millions and who have the vilest personal habits, yet think they deserve credit when they forgo some of those habits. What occurs to me is that these overpaid, pampered stars never could and never will be able to handle public acclaim.
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OPINION
February 19, 2014 | Patt Morrison
If there are stars among the state's water experts, Jay Famiglietti is one, with titles too long for a marquee: a UC Irvine professor of earth system science and head of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, and a new member of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board among them. He'd like to rescue us from our bad H2O habits before the last reel, which is why he's laying out our thirsty realities in places like the 2011 documentary, "Last Call at the Oasis," and right here.
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OPINION
August 9, 2013 | By Wendy Wood and David Neal
On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to eat more fruits and vegetables and get exercise. It was striking, however, that many of the nursing staff, who must have heard this video a thousand times, didn't seem to have taken it to heart. Nurses, as a national study revealed, are just as likely to overeat as the rest of the population.
SPORTS
November 28, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Quarterback Brett Hundley's sophomore season at UCLA has been just that … a sophomore season. The "ooohs" and "aaahs" that followed his breakout freshman season have subsided a little. Hundley threw for a school record 3,740 yards in 2012 and his 29 touchdown passes were the second-most in UCLA history. Add to that 355 yards and nine touchdowns rushing and that word "Heisman" was being tossed around. That chatter has been muted for the moment. Hundley's numbers are similar to last season's with two games still to play - USC on Saturday and a bowl game.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1999 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sanitariums, like prisons, might seem like natural settings for plays, considering they provide larger-than-life characters and built-in conflicts and nobody is really going anywhere. Novelist Don DeLillo understood this with his only play, the woefully underappreciated and under-revived "The Day Room."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1986
So things have come a long way since then, huh ("The Way It Was and Wasn't in Black, White," by Evelyn Keyes, April 20)? Well, think again, sister. While Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for her performance in "Gone With the Wind" and was not invited to the recent "GWTW" grand reunion party, blacks today are invited to many parties, but are denied the awards for what surely were award-winning performances in "The Color Purple." Surely, not much has changed in Tinseltown or the United States, if one looks closely enough.
NEWS
February 1, 1988 | DAVID LARSEN, Times Staff Writer
It turns out that the previous brainstorm of Dr. Alfred Barrios was just a stress rehearsal. Barrios, you may or may not recall, is the local clinical psychologist who came up four years ago with a Stress Control Biofeedback Card. Its principle was simple enough, based on the fact that clammy hands often indicate tension. "When your defenses are up, your blood tends to go inward to your muscles and vital organs, and at that point your hands grow cold," he said.
NEWS
January 5, 1993 | MICHAEL HAEDERLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You're bloated from pigging out on potato chips, so you light up a Camel to curb your appetite. Feeling guilty because you know you should quit smoking, you nibble your nails instead. You decide it's better to chew gum, but you're so nervous that you constantly pop it. When someone complains, you reach for the raw chocolate-chip cookie dough. And so on. When New Year's Eve rolled around, you resolved to make a new start.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1988 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Are we over the hill? In the same week that Firestone sold its 88-year-old tire business to a Japanese company and the Bank of Tokyo bought Union Bank of California, the cover of Newsweek posed the question that is on many people's minds: Is America in decline? Not necessarily.
SPORTS
April 26, 1992 | DAN HAFNER
After winning three consecutive American League pennants, the Oakland Athletics developed some bad habits last season and finished fourth in the West. There are signs the A's are fixing their problems and making plans to bid for West Division honors again. In five of their last six games against the Minnesota Twins last season, Oakland blew leads. In three of those games, the lead was five runs. The A's did it again Friday in the first game of the season between the two.
OPINION
August 9, 2013 | By Wendy Wood and David Neal
On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to eat more fruits and vegetables and get exercise. It was striking, however, that many of the nursing staff, who must have heard this video a thousand times, didn't seem to have taken it to heart. Nurses, as a national study revealed, are just as likely to overeat as the rest of the population.
HEALTH
April 20, 2013 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie
OK, you've had nearly a third of the year. Lost that weight? Smoking a thing of the past? Nicer to your husband? If you are like many people, such resolutions have disappeared as completely as the bubbles in your Champagne toast. But you can start again. We all have habits that we could stand to break. But desire isn't everything, and it can be difficult to know where to start and frustrating to carry on through setbacks, temptation and outright failure. Still, in order to live healthful and productive lives, many of us need to make changes.
OPINION
April 5, 2013 | By Mark Rogers
It's "proxy season" again for most public companies - called that because most shareholders submit their votes via proxy rather than attend the companies' annual meetings in person. This year's season represents a critical juncture in public company corporate governance because of the 2012 season, which earned the moniker "Shareholder Spring" in some circles. The reference was to the dramatic "Arab Spring" across the Middle East, which was marked by wide-scale protests seeking reform within autocratic governments.
SPORTS
March 14, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Chicago Cubs 8, Dodgers 1 AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers' lone run came in the ninth inning, when Juan Uribe doubled to center field to score Elian Herrera. The hit was the second of two for Uribe, who isn't a lock to make the opening-day roster even though he is still owed $8 million. Uribe is batting .240 this spring. ON THE MOUND: Chris Capuano was charged with five runs and six hits in 41/3 innings. "I had a little trouble with the fastball command early in the game today," Capuano said.
SPORTS
March 13, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Even the Clippers knew they needed a signature win. They were presented with another opportunity to beat a top-tier team on Wednesday night, but they failed to do so in falling to the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-85, at Staples Center. Memphis (44-19) joins Miami, San Antonio and Oklahoma City as top teams the Clippers have not been able to beat lately. The Clippers have defeated the Grizzlies twice this season, the Heat once and the Spurs twice, but all those victories came earlier in the season.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
The sun has risen on a new year, a time for (once the hangover has subsided) fulfilling all the resolutions we made last night. Getting more exercise. Writing thank-you notes. Flossing. Or maybe not. Jeremy Dean, founder of Psyblog and author of “ Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick ” knows that New Year's resolutions rarely last. He explains how we might have a chance of sticking to our New Year's resolutions -- and why bad habits are so darn hard to break.
OPINION
January 10, 1993 | JOEL KOTKIN and DAVID FRIEDMAN, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Center for the New West and an international fellow at the Pepperdine University School of Business and Management. David Friedman, an attorney, is a visiting fellow in the MIT Japan program.
With a friend in the White House, a weakened GOP governor and firm control of the Legislature, California's Democrats can no long shirk their economic duty to lead the state's economy back to health. That means, among other things, a serious commitment to reinvigorate the state's faltering industrial base. But first they must overcome some bad habits: -- Waiting for Washington . No sooner had Bill Clinton won than some prominent state Democrats began calling for manna from Washington.
SPORTS
June 17, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Three months after Jerome Williams was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the Chicago Cubs in 2005, Matt Cain was summoned to the Giants' starting rotation. Cain that season got his first major-league hit off Williams, and beat him in a pitching duel. Monday night, the pitchers will oppose each other for the first time since when the Giants visit Angel Stadium. It also will be for the first time the two teams meet since the 2002 World Series. "This is about redemption," said the Angels' Williams (6-4, with a 4.20 earned-run average)
OPINION
November 20, 2011
The city of Vernon was barely out from under the threat of disincorporation when it went back to its old bad-government ways. The City Council voted in October to promote its interim city attorney, Michael Montgomery, to a permanent job without first placing the matter on the agenda or conducting an open search process. After state Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) took the council to task, longtime Mayor Hilario Gonzalez announced his resignation; he had been on the council since 1974.
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