May 3, 2004
Re "Beyond Foul Words," editorial, April 28: The Times believes that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell deserves credit for advising the National Assn. of Broadcasters to develop a voluntary code of conduct. First, it is not a code of conduct. It is a code of speech, which, unlike conduct, is protected. Second, every dictatorship has been accompanied by a voluntary code of conduct: It is called self-censorship, due to fear. So, please explain to those of us who are too slow in giving up our freedom of speech: Why does he deserve credit?
May 12, 2011
London restaurant details St. John Hotel, 1 Leicester St., London, 3301-8069, http://www.stjohnhotellondon.com . Appetizers, $12.50 to $30; main courses, $30 to $42; desserts, $7 to $13.50. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, 7201-3833, http://www.dinnerbyheston.com . Appetizers, $21 to $27; main courses, $34 to $60; dessert, $13.50 to $17. To call from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 |
Apartments and houses in Los Angeles and Orange counties are home to some of the most crowded living conditions in the country, according to federal statistics. The Times analyzed the data to rank every ZIP code and census tract nationwide. Using this interactive graphic, you can enter your address and see whether you live one of the most crowded sections of the country. The Times found: -- In Los Angeles and Orange counties, about one in every 10 homes is crowded, compared with only 3% of homes nationwide.
June 8, 1989 |
Parliament on Wednesday banned videos and sound recordings that show excessive violence. The lawmakers unanimously approved a revision of the penal code to set unspecified jail terms or fines for violators.
September 26, 2010
How to Bixi 1. Find the nearest station on the pocket-sized fold-out Bixi map, available around town, or download the unofficial iPhone app. 2. Following the touch-screen guidance (in French or English), insert your credit card into the kiosk, select a plan, OK the terms and conditions and receive a five-digit code. 3. Choose a bike and enter the code to remove it from its slot. 4. When you're done, return the bike to any Bixi station by inserting the front wheel into a slot.
February 28, 2009 |
A company that sold nearly 80,000 tubes of Chinese toothpaste containing a poisonous ingredient has pleaded no contest to violating California's health and safety code, prosecutors said. Selective Imports Corp. of Vernon entered the plea Thursday to a misdemeanor health code violation of selling an adulterated drug product. The company will be placed on three years of probation and must follow U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines for recalling the toothpaste, said Supervising Deputy City Atty.