September 2, 2010
T he people of Bell can hardly be blamed for wanting to throw the bums out. By bums, of course, they mean the city leaders who have enriched themselves at the taxpayers' expense. At first, the nearly $800,000 salary of former City Manager Robert Rizzo was as puzzling as it was outrageous. Perhaps there was an explanation? Maybe the veteran public employee was pulling off some sort of magic — such as maintaining extraordinary fiscal soundness for the city in the midst of bad times — that could have made him worth such a sum?
July 21, 1996
The issuance of arrest warrants against Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and Gen. Ratko Mladic brings to mind the old-time children's story in which a conference of mice concludes: "Good idea! But who will tie the bell on the cat?" CAROL BENEDICKTUS San Clemente
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2010
Here are some of the loans made by the city of Bell to employees and elected officials: Former City Manager Robert Rizzo: $160,000 Former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia: $230,000 Administrative Services Manager Lourdes Garcia: $100,000 Councilman Oscar Hernandez: $20,000 Councilman Luis Artiga: $20,000 Former Councilman George Bass: $20,000 Source: City of Bell ...
August 30, 2013 |
This fluid kettle bell combination will work your entire body. It requires that you master two old-school weightlifting movements, the clean and the jerk. Once you get it down, says David Schenk, co-founder of Cross Train LA in Hollywood, you'll turn to it again and again because it works so many muscles in such a short time. What it does The combination works your hamstrings, quads, upper and lower back, grip, shoulders and triceps. And the double-dip movement allows you to lift heavier weights overhead for a longer time.
March 30, 2012 |
Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey has been diagnosed with Bell's palsy, a form of facial paralysis. Baylor is in the women's Final Four and will play Stanford on Sunday. Mulkey told the Boston Globe that before practice Wednesday, she noticed only the left side of her mouth was working when she smiled, her right eye was drooping and she couldn't hear properly out of her right ear. "When I smile it's crooked and when I talk, and talk loud, the hollowness in my hearing is weird," Mulkey told the Associated Press.
April 19, 2011 |
There were several great moments in the Los Angeles Times newsroom Monday, as the paper reeled in a couple of Pulitzer Prizes. You had to love Ruben Vives, just three years into his reporting career, accepting a glass of champagne with a shaking hand, but speaking like a practiced orator about the value of newspapers. Who wasn't tickled for Barbara Davidson, the winner for feature photography, beaming and threatening to sing the anthem of her native Canada? Times Editor Russ Stanton drew a roar of approval paying tribute to Vives' journeyman reporting partner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2010
Here is a recap of investigations into public finances in Bell: L.A. County district attorney's office: Prosecutors charged eight current and former Bell officials with public corruption; the office is now investigating fees charged to businesses. U.S. Justice Department: It is investigating possible civil rights violations by the city. California attorney general's office: It filed civil lawsuits against Bell officials and is seeking oversight of Bell affairs.
December 14, 2009
To kick up the intensity of your workout, use a kettle bell. The iron bell is more unstable than a traditional dumbbell, so you'll need to work harder to control it. To safely do this move, you'll need plenty of space. -- Karen Voight 1Holding a kettle bell in your left hand, stand with your feet staggered, right foot in front of your left, about 2 1/2 feet apart. Bend your right knee, right hand resting on your right thigh. Lean forward at a 45-degree angle. Begin with your left hand below shoulder level.
October 15, 2013 |
If you ever watched "Saved by the Bell" on NBC in the early '90s, chances are you remember the famous scene where Elizabeth Berkley's character Jessie Spano totally freaks out on caffeine pills. It may have traumatized you as a teen, but if you happen across a rerun of the overly dramatic, soap-tastic moment these days, it will likely make you laugh. Which is exactly why Berkley's re-enactment of the famed scene on "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday night had viewers howling with joy. "I need them.
October 31, 2012 |
The stock market reopened, apparently without a hitch, after Hurricane Sandy forced a two-day shutdown of Wall Street. Major U.S. indexes had a mixed opening on what exchange officials said could be a cautious trading day, perhaps marked by early volatility. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 63 points, or 0.5%, to 13,170 shortly after the opening bell. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 5 points, or 0.4%, to 1,417. The Nasdaq was down 6 points, or 0.2%, to 2,981.