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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's around midnight in the basement of the Los Angeles County coroner's office, the grim, blue-gray loading and receiving zone for the region's dead. Sitting at a long white table, the county coroner's assistants are passing around a carton of malted milk balls and joshing while Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place to Go" issues from a small radio near a steel crypt crowded with bodies.
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WORLD
April 14, 2014 | Kate Linthicum
JERUSALEM - The crowd that gathered at the recent grand opening of Cinema City hadn't come for the movies. They were there in droves to protest a government regulation that keeps the 19-screen cineplex closed each week from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. "Jerusalem, wake up!" the protesters chanted as security guards blocked them from entering the lobby. "Nonreligious people are equal too!" The demonstration was the latest skirmish in Jerusalem's long-running "Sabbath wars," which for decades have pitted the city's secular Jewish population against its ultra-Orthodox community over whether shops, theaters and other public spaces can remain open on the Jewish day of rest.
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NEWS
June 1, 1994 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Playing private detective for a day, state Sen. Tom Hayden's staff captured Gov. Pete Wilson's director of fish and game and one of his top deputies on videotape as they fished during business hours last week with a lawyer who is trying to loosen the state's endangered species protection laws.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2013 | Tiffany Hsu
The annual retail arms race is invading Thanksgiving with a vengeance. Instead of a Norman Rockwell tableau of family gathered round the turkey, a more fitting image this year might be Americans rushing out to bag bargains. On Monday, Wal-Mart, Target and Toys R Us said they would be open longer hours on Thanksgiving and trot out deals usually reserved for Black Friday, the traditional launch of Christmas-centric consumerism. Others, such as Macy's and Best Buy, had waited until midnight but this year will welcome shoppers much earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1994 | REBECCA BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A city zoning administrator on March 2 ordered five Van Nuys motels to hire security guards and work with police to reduce crime or risk being shut down. The measure was lauded by community leaders but criticized by motel operators as expensive and unfair. Now some community leaders concerned about crime on Sepulveda Boulevard have called for the city to extend its crackdown to include other 24-hour businesses that may increase crime in the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1994
City Hall will change its business hours beginning today. City offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., instead of from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. City Hall will continue to be closed on alternating Fridays, a result of the city's plan to comply with state air-quality and ride-share legislation. City offices will be closed Feb. 11, 21 and 25. They will also be closed March 11 and 25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
The Police Department has changed the business hours at its headquarters on Acacia Parkway, a spokesman said. Capt. Dave Abrecht said that under the new schedule, which took effect Saturday, non-emergency matters, such as requests for insurance reports, will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the front desk. The lobby and front desk are closed for business on Sundays, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1992 | BOBBY D. YOUNGBLOOD, Bobby D. Youngblood is a retired Orange County judge living in Orange
I have come to the conclusion that it is illegal to be homeless in Orange County on the weekend. Like the rain in Camelot, homelessness in Orange County is forbidden--except during normal workdays and normal working hours. It is not allowed on the weekends. If you find yourself homeless after say 4 p.m. on Friday, you are on your own until 8:30 a.m. on Monday. That includes you, your spouse and your children.
NEWS
December 12, 1986 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
For more than half the weekend, West Germany is a shopper's wasteland. Stores are closed at 2 p.m. Saturday and are not reopened until Monday morning. In Italy, there is the post-lunch break. Most shops are closed for a couple of hours in the afternoon. In England, it is legal to buy a newspaper on Sunday but not a book, to shop for fresh fruit and vegetables but not the same foods if they have been canned or bottled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
A new state law could mean that Department of Motor Vehicles offices in the San Fernando Valley could open on Saturdays, as early as September. Of the six existing Valley offices, only the Arleta branch is now open on Saturdays. The new law, signed by Gov. Pete Wilson on Tuesday, allows DMV offices to swap one weekday of operation for a Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 | Michael Finnegan
Arcelia Gonzalez complained to the city months ago about sidewalk tree roots that ruptured the drain pipe outside her family's Boyle Heights restaurant -- to no avail. So when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti showed up across the street with a makeshift outdoor office to hear citizen gripes on Friday, she seized the occasion and told him her restaurant flooded when heavy rains hit. "I just think it's sort of unfair," she said. Garcetti promised action by Wednesday and said the city would soon replace the street's ficus trees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2013 | By Kate Mather
A monthlong closure of Coldwater Canyon Avenue ended a little early Tuesday, as a 2.1-mile stretch of the major artery linking the Westside and San Fernando Valley was again opened to traffic. Beginning March 23, officials had shut down the popular route -- between Ventura Boulevard and Mulholland Drive -- during business hours as part of a $2-million project to replace half a mile of a 99-year-old water pipe. One lane was available to traffic at night and on Sundays, but the 1,300 vehicles that typically traveled the road per hour were largely pushed elsewhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2013
Work continues on a 2.1-mile segment of Coldwater Canyon Boulevard, a twisting route favored by commuters that is closed during business hours through April 25. The canyon route is closed from Ventura Boulevard to Mulholland Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. At night and on Sundays, one lane is open in each direction. The closures are part of a $62-million DWP project to replace half a mile of 99-year-old water pipe. Four years ago, part of the main broke at Ventura Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon, causing $7 million in damage when an estimated 4 million gallons of water flooded homes and businesses.
WORLD
February 22, 2011 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
A devastating magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Tuesday, killing at least 65 people and burying victims under collapsed buildings. Some victims used their cellphones to frantically call for help, officials said. The earthquake, the second large temblor to hit the city since September, struck at 12:51 p.m. local time as the city center teemed with pedestrians. Several people were reportedly in the tower of the Christchurch Cathedral as its spire toppled.
NEWS
February 15, 2011
JAMES FRANCO "The Iceman" (2011) Franco cometh, along with Benicio Del Toro and Michael Shannon, in this film based on a true story of a hitman who leads a double life as a family man. "Lovelace" (2012) At press time, Franco was in discussions to play the porno man who captured Linda Lovelace on camera, reuniting him with "Howl" directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. "General Hospital" (2009-present) Franco's had a killer role as, well, Franco on the sudser; he claims he's studying up for his upcoming "Maladies" with Catherine Keener ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2009 | Phil Willon
Los Angeles city officials have released the terms of the controversial consulting contract for the former general manager of the Department of Water and Power, H. David Nahai, who resigned this month. Under the three-month contract, Nahai can earn a maximum of $82,000 to "provide consulting services and provide knowledge transfer relating to issues that arose during his tenure as chief executive officer and general manager." Nahai is required to make himself available by phone or e-mail during normal work hours.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1989 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Union Bank said Tuesday it will become the first major bank in California to offer Sunday hours through 50 branches it plans to open in supermarkets starting in January. The announcement from Union, the state's fifth-largest bank, marks yet another volley in the retail banking wars in California this year.
WORLD
May 1, 2009 | Megan K. Stack
A young man opened fire Thursday in a bustling building in a prestigious university in Azerbaijan, killing 12 people before turning the gun on himself. The gunman was identified as Farda Gadyrov, a citizen of neighboring Georgia. He entered the building at Azerbaijan State Oil Academy in Baku, the capital, about 9:30 a.m. and began climbing the stairs, shooting indiscriminately as he went, officials said. More than a dozen people were wounded. The gunman killed himself as police closed in.
BUSINESS
December 24, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Just as they did at the start of the season, more of the nation's stores are pulling marathon hours in the holiday season's finale. But with smaller crowds at 4 a.m. than at 4 p.m., are the extended hours worth it? Experts say yes, noting that the additional labor costs are minimal compared with the goodwill that stores enjoy by offering a convenience to time-starved shoppers, especially when sales are already dismal.
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