January 31, 2010 |
President Obama has found another long-lost cousin: Scott Brown, the Republican state senator from Massachusetts who won the Senate seat long held by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. The president and the senator-elect are 10th cousins, according to the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Brown's victory Jan. 19 over Democratic candidate Martha Coakley cost the Democrats their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and may have jeopardized passage of Obama's top legislative priority -- a healthcare overhaul.
November 21, 2004
Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and hundreds of others attend the opening of the Bill Clinton Library, and the best Michael Ramirez can come up with for an editorial page cartoon is a reference to sex (Nov. 18). What a sick and narrow mind. Saul Davis Studio City In the election campaign and even after, we've had to put up with Ramirez's biased and vicious attacks on any non-Republican person or issue. His latest slam at the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library sank to a new low. His vitriol stains a generally balanced editorial section of The Times.
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May 24, 1998
Yet another liberal takes the field to tell Republicans how they should comport themselves in Orange County (Fred Smoller, Orange County Voices, May 17). In his column, Smoller argues that the Republican Party should welcome illegal aliens, much as George W. Bush is doing in Texas, so as not to alienate Latino voters. We're being invaded by people who are bringing a different culture to these shores--and who not only are trying to supplant the culture they've found here but are trying to make the people here pay for the supplantation.
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April 18, 2011 |
Bijan Pakzad, an Iranian American designer of jewelry, fragrances and luxury menswear who ran a Beverly Hills boutique and was renowned as clothier to some of the world's most powerful men, died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said. Pakzad's family maintained he was 67 despite some public records that listed his age as 71. Pakzad suffered a stroke while working Thursday and was rushed to the hospital but never recovered, said his 19-year-old son, Nicolas Bijan Pakzad.
February 23, 2003
The "brutal price" of the Bush administration's push to continue drilling coal-bed methane gas wells in Wyoming's Powder River Basin ("Prosperity's Brutal Price," by Jim Robbins, Feb. 2) will be the destruction of that land and its water--though it's for a little more than one year's supply of the nation's natural gas. For the second year in a row, Powder River has been named one of the nation's most endangered rivers. The Bush push needs to be toward implementing alternative non-fossil fuel sources, not devastating this fragile part of America.
February 1, 2011 |
Barbara Bush, George W. Bush's daughter, has broken from the former president on one key social issue: gay marriage. Barbara Bush, 29, has recorded a video on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign's efforts to make same-sex marriage legal in New York state. In the video, which has become widely viewed on YouTube, the former first daughter says, "I'm Barbara Bush and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality. New York is about fairness and equality and everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love.
June 8, 2012 |
The Beverly Hills home of menswear, jewelry and fragrance mogul Bijan Pakzad has come on the market at $11.995 million. Built in 1993, the gated Italianate villa is a showcase of his style with bold primary color interiors, monochromatic-themed rooms and a chandelier made of his signature perfume bottles in the formal dining room. The 12,016 square feet of living space includes a marble-counter bar in the family room, a sweeping central staircase, a step-down living room, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
June 5, 2002
The Bush administration needs a policy on Iraq more detailed than intense dislike of its dictator, Saddam Hussein. The place for that policy to start is not with toppling Hussein, at least not until there's a much better picture of what that would entail and what kind of regime would succeed him. Begin by insisting that U.N. weapons inspectors be readmitted by the end of summer and allowed to inspect anything, anywhere, at any time.
October 31, 2010 |
The San Francisco Giants already need an extra hitter here, with the designated hitter in effect. They do not need one of their best hitters to disappear. That is what Pat Burrell has done in the World Series. Burrell struck out in all four at-bats Saturday. In nine at-bats in the Series, he has no hits and eight strikeouts. He is batting .158 in postseason play, with 19 strikeouts in 38 at-bats. "Not exactly how you draw it up," Burrell said. "I picked a bad time to struggle.