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August 20, 2011
'Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads' Where: Outdoors in the main courtyard at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles When: Through February Admission: Free Information: or (323) 857-6000
April 27, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Four Season Hotels, the luxury five-star hotel company, is extending its extravagant service to air travel with the launch of private jet service. The Canada-based hotel company said it is retrofitting a Boeing 757 plane with Four Seasons luxury to give “discerning travelers a distinctly Four Seasons travel experience.” Translation: Starting in February 2015, the pimped-out jet will take well-heeled travelers to see some of the world's coolest destinations and stay in swanky Four Seasons rooms.
September 7, 2002
In Monday's "Counterpunch" column ("Circling Wagons in Defense of Alien 'Crop' Theory," Sept. 2), Suzanne Taylor puts forth citation-free hand-waving to assert that crop circles are an "otherworldly phenomenon" and that "to close one's eyes to overwhelming evidence that indicates the formations are outside human bounds is something else again." What overwhelms me is how Taylor, who purports to be dedicated to furthering "humanity's oneness," can have so little respect, appreciation and knowledge of those human bounds, which include art, architectural wonders, amazing scientific discoveries and our footprints on the moon.
April 24, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
When a documentary interviewee says, "My dad has been collecting penises as long as I remember," you know you've entered some unusual film territory. Such is the case of "The Final Member," which revolves around the Icelandic Phallological Museum, an exhibit hall devoted to preserved male genitalia from a variety of mammalian species except one: human. And it's the quest for that holy grail of specimens that drives much - frankly too much - of co-directors Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math's decidedly quirky, at times unappetizing film.
July 20, 2012 | By Jenny Deam
AURORA, Colo. - As Joel Wheelersberg tells it, he might have been the last person to get a ticket for the screening of the new Batman movie in Theater 8, the screening room next door to Theater 9, where a gunman opened fire  early Friday. His brother was visiting Colorado from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and Wheelersberg pleaded with the ticket-seller when told the screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” was sold out. He got two tickets. Like others in Theater 8, he heard the popping sounds coming from Theater 9 next door and assumed it was a special effect.
June 29, 1987 | Associated Press
The first major loan exhibition in America of the drawings of Raphael and his school will open at the Pierpont Morgan Library in October. The exhibition, "Raphael and His Circle," will be shown Oct. 9-Jan. 3. The exhibition will consist of about 90 drawings by the 16th-Century Italian painter and his immediate followers. The library says a group of more than 40 sheets by Raphael "documents virtually every important phase of his career and includes many of his most celebrated drawings."
November 29, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
The game of football has evolved over the years with different formations. We've had the single-wing, the split-T, the wildcat. Now, we have a new one. The concussion circle. The only player involved in this formation is the poor guy on the ground in the middle. The others are medical personnel, who are asking questions, checking eyeballs and taking the helmet away. There were three NFL games on Thanksgiving Day. We expected the usual amount of violent head-smacking. We weren't disappointed.
May 26, 1986 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
Like most politicians, San Diego City Councilman Bill Cleator and former Councilwoman Maureen F. O'Connor have an inner circle of confidants that they use as a sounding board for key decisions in their mayoral campaigns and a range of other matters. Cleator, for example, has what he sometimes jokingly refers to as his "Point Loma Mafia," a collection of boyhood friends who now are among the movers and shakers of San Diego's business and social circles.
March 18, 1990
Statues of Marx, Lenin and Stalin uprooted from village squares. What is to be done? Plant them in a circle on a barren Siberian plain. Marx-henge. CARL NOLL Riverside
May 21, 1989 | MARK CHALON SMITH
"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennesee Williams, Woodstock Summer Theater, New York, 1949 (Quintero's first stage work). "Dark of the Moon" by Howard Richardson and William Berney, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1950. "Summer and Smoke" by Tennessee Williams, Circle in the Square, 1952. "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill, Circle in the Square, 1956. "Long Day's Journey Into Night" by Eugene O'Neill, original Broadway production, 1956. "The Quare Fellow" by Brendan Behan, Circle in the Square, 1958.
April 24, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Two of Hollywood's hottest actresses, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and Marvel heroine Scarlett Johansson, could be uniting for Disney's upcoming live-action and CGI hybrid adaptation of "The Jungle Book," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Nyong'o is in final negotiations to voice Raksha, a mother wolf who adopts the human orphan Mowgli, while Johansson is in earlier stages of talks to play the mesmerizing python Kaa, a secondary villain, the Reporter says . Jon Favreau, who worked with Johansson on "Iron Man 2" and the upcoming culinary comedy "Chef," is directing "The Jungle Book.
March 29, 2014 | By Martha Groves
It was moving day Saturday in Santa Monica - for a historic 19th century "shotgun house" that narrowly escaped demolition and will become the Santa Monica Conservancy's headquarters. Regarded as the last such intact structure in the coastal city, the skinny abode has been weakened by time and weather during 12 years in storage at Santa Monica Airport and the parking lot of a former lumber yard that is now a construction staging area for the Expo Line light rail. Just before 8 a.m., workers from American Heavy Moving & Rigging of Chino hitched a flatbed trailer carrying the house to a truck in the lot on Colorado Avenue.
March 29, 2014 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO - Nancy McFadden begins most mornings on a conference call with other members of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle, the governor occasionally chiming in from the background. When Brown took office, the gathering, led by his wife, Anne Gust Brown, included compatriots plucked from different eras of his five decades in politics - his first tour as governor, the stint as Oakland's mayor, four years as state attorney general. Aside from Gust Brown, McFadden is the only remaining member of the original group.
March 27, 2014 | By Mary McNamara
“Surviving Jack”: Between “The Goldbergs” and “Growing Up Fisher," you would think that the appearance of one more “Wonder Years”-like family comedy - young male narrator remembering the poignant lessons of his wacky family - would send any self-respecting critic screaming into the woods. But it turns out “third time's a charm” has some truth to it. “Surviving Jack” may be Justin Halpern's (“$#*! My Dad Says”) 97 th attempt to tell the world how wise and wacky his father is but it's also very smart, very funny and best of all, stars Christopher Meloni, who is way better at comedy than even the biggest fan of “Law and Order: SVU” could have imagined.
March 21, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - A member of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle and a veteran labor union lobbyist has been recruited to run California's troubled Employment Development Department. Patrick William Henning has been serving as the governor's chief deputy appointments secretary since 2011. Now he faces a bigger challenge: turning around a massive 8,800-person bureaucracy that runs the state's unemployment and disability insurance programs and labor statistics services. The vast department also collects a variety of payroll taxes, making it one of the largest tax collection agencies in the nation.
March 11, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Paul Pringle
A federal grand jury in Washington took testimony last year about then-U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis' role in a 2012 fundraiser for President Obama's reelection, according to a woman who said she appeared before the panel. Whittier resident Rebecca Zapanta, who is prominent in Latino political and philanthropic circles, told The Times she was summoned to testify in June about telephone conversations she had with Solis, now a leading candidate for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
April 14, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Special to the Los Angeles Times
You don't need a gym or pricey fitness machines to get a great workout. Here Jackie Warner (, star of Bravo's fitness reality show "Work Out," and author of the new book "10 Pounds in 10 Days," demonstrates a close-to-wide squat. All you need is a flat surface and some way to demark a circle. A jump rope works just fine. Why you should do it: "It really focuses on the glute - that's the butt - big time," Warner says. What to do: Place the jump rope in a circle around you. Stand within the circle, hands clasped together at chest level, squat down to sitting position, then jump up. Land with your legs now outside of the circle, lowering into a squat again.
October 13, 1985
A recent edition of The Times included a mail-in survey for readers to fill out. While some of the questions in it dealt with the Calendar section, none were really directed at the true Calendar reader. Here is a short survey tailored just for them: 1--Would you like the letters printed in the Calendar to be (circle one) (a) a lot more inane; (b) more inane; (c) just as inane; (d) less inane; (e) a lot less inane; (f) semi-intelligent? 2--Would you like to see more letters on (circle as many as you wish)
February 21, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
It's easy to feel a certain fatigue as awards season drags along, with even the most dedicated Oscar-ologists tiring of talking about the same boiled-down pool of a few films. So this may be just the time to turn to the lesser-known quarters of the Oscar ballot, such as the relatively obscure corners of the foreign language film category. It is widely anticipated that the prize will go to either Italy's "The Great Beauty," which picked up similar prizes at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, or Denmark's "The Hunt," which stars actor Mads Mikkelsen, currently seen on the U.S. television show "Hannibal.
February 14, 2014 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
When children of famous parents succeed, they're not infrequently suspected of taking shortcuts or gaining special favors. To Maria Rita, it seemed at times that the opposite was true. "People got really aggressive when I started to sing professionally," says Rita, who'll perform on Valentine's night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, speaking by phone from a Chicago tour stop. "It wasn't the majority of the people, but that was the feeling that was there - 'Who does she think she is?'" The quick answer is that the Brazilian singer is a multiple Latin Grammy Award-winning artist who caresses songs with playful intelligence and an unhurried, blues-infused soprano.
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