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July 8, 2011
'The Clock' Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles When: Noon-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; noon-9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Wednesday. Admission: $15 Contact: (323) 857-6000 or
April 11, 2014 | By David C. Nichols
This review has been corrected. See below for details. SAN DIEGO -- Social commentary, familial relationships and quantum theory collide in “Time and the Conways” at the Old Globe, and the results are as formidable as they are engrossing. If any doubts remained that J.B. Priestley was one of the most insightful British dramatists of the 20 th century, this translucent revival of his multilayered 1937 look at one well-heeled Yorkshire family between the wars should set them to rest.
November 25, 2009
It's Always Four O'Clock/Iron Man W.R. Burnett Stark House: 296 pp., $19.95 paper
April 7, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
British writer David Mitchell's next novel will be "The Bone Clocks," publishing on Sept. 9, 2014, his publisher Random House told the L.A. Times on Monday. The announcement includes new details about "The Bone Clocks" as well as news of a three-book deal with Mitchell, a two-time Booker Prize finalist. "The Bone Clocks" will be, Random House writes, "a stunning epic that follows Holly Sykes, who runs away from her home in Southwest England in 1984 and 60 years later is raising her granddaughter on the coast of Ireland, as almost everything about her world has changed forever.
September 4, 2013 | By David Lazarus
It looked a sweet deal: Citibank would give Ole 50,000 American Airlines miles if he took out a new credit card. The only catch was that he'd have to spend at least $3,000 over three months. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Ole had no problem with that. He applied for the card and, when it arrived, called to activate it. That's when he learned that the three-month clock had started two weeks earlier, when he'd originally applied for the card. Hardly seemed fair.
September 13, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
It's amateur night in Jersey as a group of hard-luck construction workers battle "the man" in the ham-fisted, recession-era drama "Blue Collar Boys. " Writer-producer-director Mark Nistico clearly has a lot on his mind about the haves versus the have-nots. Unfortunately, he expresses his angst here via such an unsympathetic bunch of ready-to-rumble knuckleheads you practically end up siding with the film's brick-subtle bad guys. At the center of the mayhem is Charlie (Gabe Fazio)
March 14, 2010
Happily for the Celtics, it's not over when some writer says it's over, but when the clock actually strikes 12. Right now, it's only, say, 11:46 p.m. Going into the weekend, they were 17-18 since Christmas with recent losses to the lowly Nets at home and last week's back-to-back games in Milwaukee and at home to Memphis. Not that losing by 20 to the Grizzlies was torture, but Celtics Coach Doc Rivers called the two-minute warning "the only good message this entire game."
October 21, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
Move over birthday candles, and step aside telomeres; there may be a new kind of biological clock in town. And this one may prove useful in predicting where age-related diseases such as cancer are most likely to strike. The proposed new body clock measures DNA methylation -- the process by which genes are altered as the body's cells differentiate and their genetic programs change to meet new demands. Researchers pored over the DNA of some 8,000 samples from 51 different tissues and cells -- including blood, brain, muscle, heart, lungs, liver and pancreas --  to devise a formula by which DNA methylation could be used to determine the age of the tissue from which the tested cells are drawn.
March 11, 2012 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
Around here, they're sometimes called the "clock people. " They zip over from San Francisco every summer to this remote valley, heave their vehicles up the mountain and while away hours gawking at bristlecone pines, considered among the world's oldest living things. Over time an unlikely bond formed between the city-dwellers and a rural patch of Nevada that the rest of the state ignores. How else to explain the visitors leaping into this region's water war with Las Vegas? In the late 1990s, when Dave Tilford was working in real estate, he got a call.
August 30, 2009 | Paul Richter and Julian E. Barnes
The Obama administration is racing to demonstrate visible headway in the faltering war in Afghanistan, convinced it has only until next summer to slow a hemorrhage in U.S. support and win more time for the military and diplomatic strategy it hopes can rescue the 8-year-old effort. But the challenge in Afghanistan is becoming more difficult amid gains by the Taliban, rising U.S. casualties, a weak Afghan government widely viewed as corrupt, and a sense among U.S. commanders that they must start the military effort largely from scratch nearly eight years after it began.
April 3, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
With a new and improved atomic clock, the standard of time in America is about to change -- a teeny, tiny bit. For the first time in 15 years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, is adding a new official atomic clock, institute officials announced Wednesday -- at 10:02 a.m. PDT precisely. MORE: Medicines and machines, inspired by nature Since 1999 the civilian time and frequency standard in the United States has been NIST-F1, a clock that measures the number of oscillations in a cesium atom's resonant frequency.
March 28, 2014 | By Martha Groves and Laura J. Nelson
No tunnel has yet been bored. No station has been built. Not a single track has been laid. But even the most preliminary work on the long-awaited Westside subway appears to be rousing the latent forces of Not in My Back Yard. In Windsor Village, a homeowner who lives next to a construction staging area awoke at 3 a.m. one morning to the yells of workers and the beep-beep-beep of backing trucks. Now his breakfast room looks out on a 2 1/2-story sound wall hastily erected to contain the noise.
March 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Blake Griffin was annoyed. And justifiably so. The Clippers were letting the lowly Milwaukee Bucks hang in there a little too long on Monday night but were just four-tenths of a second from being able to regroup at halftime. Well, it would have been just four-tenths of a second if a clueless fan sitting courtside would have just given Griffin the darn ball after it bounced to her just before the buzzer. Instead, she held on to it while fiddling with her phone and snapping a shot of the Clippers star standing over top of her. He even appealed to the official before the young woman, apparently satisfied with her portrait of an angry basketball player, released the ball, finally allowing Griffin to throw his meaningless inbound pass to end the half.
March 2, 2014 | By Gary Klein and Chris Foster
Time appears to be running out on one of the most controversial issues of college football's off-season. The NCAA Football Rules Committee last month began considering a proposal that would penalize teams for snapping the ball before 10 seconds have elapsed on the 40-second play clock. The proposed rule, which would allow for defensive substitutions, would not affect the last two minutes of each half. The proposal, initially trumpeted as a safety issue to protect players from injury, caught most college football coaches off guard.
February 25, 2014
Franny Beecher, 92, a guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, who helped kick off the rock 'n' roll era with the hit "Rock Around the Clock" in 1955, died in his sleep Monday night at a nursing home near Philadelphia, his daughter Pauline Grinstead said. The Comets, whose hits also included "See You Later, Alligator," are credited by some music historians with having recorded the first rock 'n' roll song in 1953 with "Crazy Man, Crazy," according to the group's biography on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.
February 24, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
If you're an American chasing tickets for the World Cup beginning June 12, your time is running short, and you have to go through Brasilia and FIFA, not necessarily in that order. Brasilia is the Brazilian capital, where the government oversees handling of visa applications. In fact, Brazil has set up a separate visa category for World Cup visitors, presumably simplifying red tape that has sometimes complicated travel between the U.S. and Brazil. But to get one of those visas, you must first show that you have tickets to one of the competition's 64 matches in 12 cities.
April 3, 1985 | Associated Press
The NCAA Basketball Rules Committee adopted the 45-second shot clock Tuesday, making illegal some of the delay offenses that Villanova used in its drive to the national championship. Starting next season, a college men's team will have to shoot or forfeit the ball within 45 seconds of taking possession, said Edward F. Steitz, secretary-editor of the committee. The clock will be in effect the whole game.
May 22, 2005
Loved "Who's in Control Here -- the Guests or the Gizmos?" [Travel Insider, May 8]. My daughter and I, who are both pretty tech-savvy, stayed at the Sahara in Las Vegas last year and had a memorable encounter with a brand-new clock radio. After spending half an hour failing to penetrate its mysteries -- at one point my daughter managed to turn it on and off but couldn't duplicate the feat a second time -- I called the front desk, which referred me to housekeeping, who turned me over to the house engineer.
February 17, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A bomb squad called in to investigate a loud ticking sound emanating from a U.S. Postal Service mailbox in Westlake did not find any explosives Monday, instead finding a more obvious explanation -- a clock. Authorities were called just before 7 a.m. by a pedestrian who walked by the mailbox near the intersection of James M. Wood Boulevard and Blaine Street and heard a loud ticking noise, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Orlando Chandler. When a bomb squad responded to the mailbox to investigate, it "turned out to be an alarm clock," Chandler said.
February 13, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Undefeated Syracuse went into Pittsburgh on Wednesday night ranked No. 1 and unbeaten, but many believed they would lose. Tyler Ennis had other ideas. Ennis made a running 35-footer as time expired to give the Orange a 58-56 victory to improve to 24-0 this season. You can watch the shot in the video above. "I knew I didn't have that much time," Ennis said. "I just got it and tried to get down as fast as possible. That was the first open look I got. I knew I had to take it. I was watching the clock the whole way down the court.
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