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August 30, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Remember when engines were measured in cubic inches? Remember when cars had chrome kissers that looked like psycho sharks? And when you flashed your headlights, the gum-popping carhop would come take your order - grudgingly, as if she had better things to do? I do. Or did I just dream all that? Well, this dream sequence lives on at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, near Warner Bros. How to describe this buzzy, retro scene? It goes back forever, or a few years before. On a recent Friday night, Beach Boy Brian Wilson shows up to take in the weekly car show, full of the little deuce coupes he used to write about.
April 9, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS - We went to write about Manny Pacquiao versus Timothy Bradley and SignGate broke out. It was Wednesday, this was boxing, and so the anger, hatred, rips, finger-pointing and innuendo were not unexpected. Nor, if you write a sports column for a living, unwelcome. For big fights here, they always have a large press conference on Wednesday. The norm is a large stage, fighters and teams strung along each side of a podium, and a half-dozen skimpily clad Tecate girls, featuring plastic-enhanced smiles, etc. The proceedings usually go one of two ways.
September 18, 1998
Just think, if enough of us had voted for an honest politician like Bob Dole, we would have a truthful president and a 15% tax cut. MARTY WEISS Valencia
March 22, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Do you ever find yourself running out of the house with wet hair? That's apparently become a good thing, right in line with a beauty trend seen recently on pop stars and in edgy fashion editorials. A new hairstyle dubbed the "wob" (for wet bob) has reached "It" hair status after Beyoncé sported a wet-looking bob-length 'do at the Grammy Awards in February. Miley Cyrus also had damp-looking tresses on the March cover of W magazine, as did Sofia Coppola on the February cover of Italian Vogue.
April 1, 2005
Your tongue-in-cheek editorials aside, it is an oddity for me to agree with any Times editorial, but "Paging Bob Hertzberg" (editorial, March 30) was right on the mark. Too bad we, the voting public, weren't. Oh, Bob! I'm so sorry! But now that I've learned my lesson, can I claim a hanging chad and vote again? Susan Shain Los Angeles
October 27, 1985
I enjoyed Elizabeth Venant's article on Ursula Le Guin ("Californians in Le Guin's New World," Oct. 20), but had to smile over her description of "a sturdy woman with a boyish bob." In 1931, I had a boyish bob, and so did my sister, Selma, after I cut off her golden curls to match my own short straight hair. But now, when my two sons, and even my husband, frequently wear their hair longer than my own still-short bob, I wonder what a "boyish bob" means to people growing up in the '60s and '70s.
August 19, 1991
Too many neighborhoods are anonymous rows of houses. People drive in and out of the garages and perhaps wave at a familiar face in a passing car, but that's the extent of their "community." My neighborhood might have been just that but for the efforts of one older resident, Bob. Rain or shine, Bob walked the long block and placed everyone's newspapers, usually thrown in the middle of the street, right at their front doors--no more padding down the drive in slippers and bathrobe hoping not to be seen.
February 19, 2010 | By Susan King
More often than not, people live lives of quiet desperation in jobs they hate. But not Bob Newhart. No sooner had he become an accountant than he knew he had to get out. "I just made the decision that I was going to try comedy, and if didn't work, then I knew it didn't work," he says. "Then I would go back and do whatever. But at least I wouldn't torture myself the rest of my life, wondering whatever would have happened. . . ." He didn't make the transformation overnight.
December 7, 2012 | By Todd Martens
OutKast's Big Boi has worked with a bevy of impressive names across many genres throughout his career. Beyond his OutKast partner Andre 3000, Big Boi's solo work features pairings with stars big and small, including Jamie Foxx and Janelle Monáe, and his upcoming album will host appearances from name rappers such as Ludacris and indie acts such as Phantogram.  But in early 2013, Big Boi and friend-collaborator B.o.B. will add an entirely new medium to the resume. The two are set to have pivotal roles in the upcoming Electronic Arts shooter "Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel," the third title in the "Army of Two" franchise.
December 20, 2009 | By John Cherwa
Some days are better than others. And then there was Bob Baffert's day at Hollywood Park. The Hall of Fame trainer, known for his coiffed white hair and clever banter, not only won Saturday's $750,000 CashCall Futurity with a horse that has to be considered a serious Kentucky Derby contender, but he won three other races. And all with 2-year-olds. It was the first time Baffert has ever won four races in one day at Hollywood Park. And you have to go back to his days a lifetime ago as a quarter horse trainer when he won four races with 2-year-olds.
March 15, 2014 | By Rebecca Trounson
Bob Thomas, a Los Angeles-based reporter and columnist who covered entertainment for the Associated Press for more than six decades, writing compelling, human and often humorous stories about Hollywood's glittering and glamorous, has died. He was 92. Thomas, who also wrote biographies of many of the stars and studio chiefs of Hollywood's Golden Age, including Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire, William Holden and Walt Disney, died Friday of age-related causes at his home in Encino, his daughter Nancy said.
March 14, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Manny Pacquiao's workouts have brought in some heavyweights of life. MGM billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, a slew of major Hollywood actors, famed singers and others have stopped by gritty Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood to watch the famed Filipino boxer train. Thursday, Pacquiao's publicist said “the most extraordinary thing I've ever seen with Pacquiao” happened when legendary musician Bob Dylan came by. Dylan, a boxing fan who co-wrote the 1975 song “Hurricane,” protesting the imprisonment on a murder case of boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and formerly worked out with former boxer Bruce Strauss and at the new Wild Card gym in Santa Monica, watched Pacquiao's entire workout, which included eight rounds of sparring.
February 24, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
National team veterans Kristine Lilly and Brian McBride and former national team coach Bob Bradley were elected Monday to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Lilly played in a record 352 games for the U.S. women's team over a 24-year international career that featured appearances in five World Cups. "One of the most humbling parts of this is being inducted with so many of the greats that came before me," said Lilly, who was elected in her first appearance on the Hall of Fame ballot.
February 21, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Jeremy Scott showed his first collection for Moschino at Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, and he incorporated elements from SpongeBob SquarePants, Budweiser, Hershey's, McDonald's and other icons of pop culture (or consumerism). [The Cut] Lena Dunham says she felt completely respected by the way Vogue handled her shoot for the February cover -- but she lost some respect for Jezebel for the way it reacted by trying to prove she'd been Photoshopped and not backing down when it turned out she wasn't.
February 19, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Perhaps diehard Devo fans can untangle their best songs to identify the jerky stabs that Bob Casale (known to fans as Bob2) made with his strings and keyboard pokes, but I rarely saw the point. Whether it was Bob2, who died Tuesday at age 61, his brother Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh or his brother Bob Mothersbaugh (Bob1), who made which noise didn't matter within the tight confines of "Gut Feeling," "Uncontrollable Urge," "Gates of Steel," "Penetration in the Centerfold" or the dozens of others.
February 18, 2014
Bob Casale Guitarist with '80s group Devo Bob Casale, 61, guitarist for Devo, whose commercial success peaked in the early '80s with the MTV hit "Whip It," died unexpectedly Monday of heart failure in Marina del Rey, his brother Gerald said. Bob had recently been hospitalized because of stomach ailments, his brother said Tuesday, but had been thought to be recovering. Gerald said his younger brother was otherwise in good health and had been working on numerous Devo-related projects.
August 3, 1996 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
A rampage of personal egotism, Robert Patrick's "Hello, Bob," now at the Lionstar Theater, reaches unprecedented levels of boorishness under the ambitious but limited direction of Brett Scott and Kate McBride. Twenty years ago, his play "Kennedy's Children" became an international success. "Hello, Bob" chronicles the changes in Patrick's life after his newfound celebrity.
August 12, 1987 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
Nothing quite prepares you for the first 10 or so minutes of "Rita, Sue and Bob, Too!" (Cineplex, Beverly Center), set in Britain's depressed industrial north. Rita and Sue, 16-year-old schoolgirls, best chums and virgins both, are invited to drive the long way home with the 30-ish Bob (George Costigan), whose kids they've been baby-sitting. It's "love" on the mist-encircled moors, but it has nothing whatever to do with Heathcliff--or love, for that matter.
February 18, 2014 | By Todd Martens
Devo founding guitarist Bob Casale died Monday after medical complications unexpectedly led to heart failure, his brother Gerald said. Bob Casale was 61.  Bob had recently been hospitalized due to stomach ailments, his brother said when reached by phone Tuesday, but had been thought to be recovering. Gerald said his brother was otherwise in good health and had been working on numerous Devo-related projects. "During testing, he de-stabilized. They were a little flummoxed," Gerald said.
February 17, 2014 | By Scott Collins
Walking at night, sitting in dark rooms and watching Syracuse basketball - these are just a few of the fun things NBC Olympics host Bob Costas did while recovering from an eye infection that knocked him off the air last week. Costas was set to return to NBC's Sochi coverage Monday night after an unplanned week off because of viral conjunctivitis, which made his eyes red and his vision blurry and light-sensitive.  "The worst three days of it I was primarily in a darkened room," Costas, 61, told reporters earlier Monday during a conference call.
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