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NATIONAL
March 12, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The Obama administration plans to appoint veteran diplomat Daniel Fried as special envoy to oversee the closure of the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention camp, two senior U.S. officials told the Associated Press. Fried currently is assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2010 | By Maria Elena Fernandez, Los Angeles Times
If "Lost" guaranteed anything with its terrifically moving but mythology-deprived series finale, it's that the show will go on, as fans spend the summer re-watching and analyzing what "The End" offered and what, others argue, it failed to deliver. The finale episode drew a respectable 13.5 million viewers, but by not attracting the huge finale audiences of other classic TV shows, the ABC series cemented itself as a cult phenomenon. In "The End," "Lost" has left behind two islands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2005 | Stephanie Ramos, Times Staff Writer
If the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Norco is closed by the Pentagon in November, Patty Pfouts will have a long haul ahead of her. The military has proposed moving the weapons research facility to the Naval Air Weapons Station at Point Mugu in Ventura County, and the 42-year-old Norco native said she can't afford to move her family. So she'll have to commute 230 miles a day. "I just can't afford not to," she says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2012 | By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times
Public officials kept to their game plan Thursday and moderated their message to motorists ahead of next month's Carmageddon redux closure of the 405 Freeway, saying that focusing on the possibility of apocalyptic traffic is not the best way to keep drivers off the road. "We can't do what we did last time," said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "So this time around, we're not going to say, 'Folks, look, we're going to have the worst traffic ever.' We all know that's possible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Weiss, Rick Rojas and Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Carmageddon Redux came to an end according to plan before Monday's commute got underway. But unlike last year's freeway closure, which wrapped up an unexpected 17 hours ahead of schedule, this time construction crews used most of their allotted time to make as many improvements to the 405 Freeway as possible, officials said. While motorists opted for alternate routes, alternate modes of transportation or just stayed home, transportation officials deployed extra crews along the Sepulveda Pass to fill potholes, trim trees and pave three Southbound lanes - weeks of work squeezed into a two-day time frame.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2012 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
SAN RAFAEL — When Ernest Chung started mountain biking in China Camp State Park two decades ago, he never worried about where the money came from to preserve the tree-covered hills, dirt trails and rocky shoreline. Now that the Marin County park is scheduled to close because of budget cuts, it's always on his mind. Chung and his allies are in a race to raise enough money to keep it open, courting deep-pocketed philanthropists, blasting out batches of desperate emails and rounding up musicians from the San Francisco Symphony to serenade potential donors at a fundraiser.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2009 | Walter Hamilton and Russ Parsons
Two years ago, Conde Nast's Vogue published its biggest issue, an advertising-packed behemoth that symbolized the prosperity of New York's glittering magazine industry as it rode the twin booms in the economy and luxury spending to dramatic heights. Generous expense accounts were de rigueur at glossy fashion and lifestyle magazines. Some top editors and publishers enjoyed clothing allowances and mortgage assistance. Even lowly assistants flitted about in chauffeur-driven town cars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2012 | By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times
As the sun set and rush hour began to fade on the 405 Freeway on Friday evening, crews gradually shut down ramps and closed lanes of traffic to make room for a small army of construction workers tasked with knocking down the remaining half of the Mulholland Drive bridge this weekend. The start of Carmageddon II - a 10-mile closure on the nation's busiest freeway - appeared to be going without a hitch, officials reported early in the evening. The freeway closure was given the ignominious designation because a similar freeway shutdown a year ago had officials fearing traffic chaos.
BUSINESS
October 29, 2012 | By Andrew Tangel
It's official: Stock markets will be closed Tuesday. The New York Stock Exchange announced it would remain closed another day because of Hurricane Sandy, which is due to slam into the East Coast on Monday evening. NYSE Euronext, the stock exchange's parent company, said it closed its markets Tuesday "in coordination with all U.S. equities, bonds, options and derivatives markets. " The BATS stock exchange also announced it would remain closed Tuesday. Hurricane Sandy already closed U.S. stock markets Monday.
NEWS
January 7, 1987 | United Press International
Tower Bridge, London's most famous crossing of the Thames River, was reopened Tuesday to motor and pedestrian traffic--12 hours after it was struck by a waterborne crane, forcing its closure.
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