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September 30, 2012
Re "A way of life withers," Column One, Sept. 26 How disappointing on two counts. First, the subject of your Column One blatantly violates Los Angeles' gas-powered leaf blower ordinance; second, The Times is apparently so entirely ignorant of the 13-year-old ban as to illustrate the front-page story with a photo perpetuating the use of the infernal and illegal machines. William Campbell Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Pension perspective Letters: Some clarity on pot policy Letters: Freeway noise -- get used to it
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OPINION
January 25, 2014
Re "Rookie teen turns pro," Column One, Jan. 21 How refreshing: an article about a talented, well-grounded and genuine young woman instead of one about some twaddle-brained twerker. Kind of restores one's faith in the future. Kate MacMahon Orange ALSO: Mailbag: Living on the street Letters: The poor's new ally -- the GOP Letters: Combating ignorance on climate change
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OPINION
January 25, 2014
Re "Rookie teen turns pro," Column One, Jan. 21 How refreshing: an article about a talented, well-grounded and genuine young woman instead of one about some twaddle-brained twerker. Kind of restores one's faith in the future. Kate MacMahon Orange ALSO: Mailbag: Living on the street Letters: The poor's new ally -- the GOP Letters: Combating ignorance on climate change
OPINION
November 10, 2013
Re "France is having a midweek crisis," Column One, Nov. 6 The controversy over French children having to attend class on Wednesdays brought to mind a quote by a friend - a teacher - who once said, "The mind can only absorb what punishment that the fanny can take. " Too many hours during a single sitting do not necessarily translate to productivity. Rich Flynn Huntington Beach ALSO: Letters: Justice poorly served Letters: Legalizing street vendors Letters: Prayer and the Supreme Court
OPINION
April 9, 2013
Re "Packing and preaching," Column One, April 5 So pistol-packing preacher James McAbee - whose law enforcement mother shot herself (twice), eventually leading to her death - proudly carries weapons without safeties, with a round chambered, in public and around his minor children. And he teaches gun safety? And of course he's right when he says it's wrong to blame the tool for a shooting. Indeed, guns don't kill people; carelessness does. Terry Snyder Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Nukes and Iran's leaders Letters: Rat poison and human health Letters: Parents who care, gay or straight
OPINION
November 10, 2013
Re "France is having a midweek crisis," Column One, Nov. 6 The controversy over French children having to attend class on Wednesdays brought to mind a quote by a friend - a teacher - who once said, "The mind can only absorb what punishment that the fanny can take. " Too many hours during a single sitting do not necessarily translate to productivity. Rich Flynn Huntington Beach ALSO: Letters: Justice poorly served Letters: Legalizing street vendors Letters: Prayer and the Supreme Court
OPINION
August 1, 2013
Re "Pastime always is his present," Column One, July 29 What a great article on Dodgers scout George Genovese. I met him about 10 years ago when he spotted my then-17-year-old nephew at a park throwing and hitting. Genovese gave him some fielding tips and a lot of baseball knowledge in about half an hour. My nephew and I will always be grateful for his willingness to share what he knew. I'm glad he's still going strong at 91. Al Sheahen Sherman Oaks ALSO: Letters: San Diego's clueless mayor Letters: Environmental injustice in L.A. Letters: The evolution of racial prejudice
SPORTS
August 13, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
The top of the morning sports pages said it was Aug. 13. Everything else in the section said the calendar had run out on the Dodgers' season. Yes, there is time, just not enough. The season ends in October, not at Christmas. Do you believe in miracles? Sure, but not from a team with an overworked closer, a withdrawing superstar outfielder and a legendary manager who is both underappreciated and left to fix things with a mostly empty toolbox. Joe Torre is the glue, but his owners have banned sticky things.
SPORTS
September 23, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Their second consecutive division title secured Sunday, the Oakland Athletics have set their sights on the best record in the American League, which would assure home-field advantage throughout the post-season and a first-round series against the wild-card survivor instead of the Detroit Tigers. The A's took another step toward that goal Monday night with a 10-5 victory over the Angels that was powered in part by Jed Lowrie's three-run home run in the third inning, Brandon Moss' two-run shot in the fifth and Josh Donaldson's 56th multi-hit game.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
The memo leaked in the spring of 2007. A deputy campaign manager for Hillary Rodham Clinton urged her to skip the Iowa caucuses in her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. Participating in the first contest of the 2008 presidential calendar, he wrote, was expensive, outdated and unnecessary. Iowans, who take their role as first presidential vetters seriously, were not amused. Clinton scrambled into damage-control mode. But she'd violated an unwritten Iowa rule: Never, ever, give voice to the idea that Iowa is not the center of the political universe.
SPORTS
September 23, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Their second consecutive division title secured Sunday, the Oakland Athletics have set their sights on the best record in the American League, which would assure home-field advantage throughout the post-season and a first-round series against the wild-card survivor instead of the Detroit Tigers. The A's took another step toward that goal Monday night with a 10-5 victory over the Angels that was powered in part by Jed Lowrie's three-run home run in the third inning, Brandon Moss' two-run shot in the fifth and Josh Donaldson's 56th multi-hit game.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Becky G vividly remembers what she calls "my little mini midlife crisis. " It happened seven years ago, when she was 9. At the time, her family had been forced to move into her grandparents' Inglewood garage after losing its Riverside County home. Money was tight. Her dad was stressing out. And her mom was "really scared. " That's when Becky had an epiphany. "I did have this moment of realization of, 'Oh, my God, what am I going to do with my life?'" she says. "Just feeling like I had to get my act together, even though there was really nothing to put together yet. " Today, the biggest challenge facing the preternaturally ambitious Mexican American teen isn't getting her act together.
OPINION
August 1, 2013
Re "Pastime always is his present," Column One, July 29 What a great article on Dodgers scout George Genovese. I met him about 10 years ago when he spotted my then-17-year-old nephew at a park throwing and hitting. Genovese gave him some fielding tips and a lot of baseball knowledge in about half an hour. My nephew and I will always be grateful for his willingness to share what he knew. I'm glad he's still going strong at 91. Al Sheahen Sherman Oaks ALSO: Letters: San Diego's clueless mayor Letters: Environmental injustice in L.A. Letters: The evolution of racial prejudice
OPINION
April 9, 2013
Re "Packing and preaching," Column One, April 5 So pistol-packing preacher James McAbee - whose law enforcement mother shot herself (twice), eventually leading to her death - proudly carries weapons without safeties, with a round chambered, in public and around his minor children. And he teaches gun safety? And of course he's right when he says it's wrong to blame the tool for a shooting. Indeed, guns don't kill people; carelessness does. Terry Snyder Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Nukes and Iran's leaders Letters: Rat poison and human health Letters: Parents who care, gay or straight
OPINION
September 30, 2012
Re "A way of life withers," Column One, Sept. 26 How disappointing on two counts. First, the subject of your Column One blatantly violates Los Angeles' gas-powered leaf blower ordinance; second, The Times is apparently so entirely ignorant of the 13-year-old ban as to illustrate the front-page story with a photo perpetuating the use of the infernal and illegal machines. William Campbell Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Pension perspective Letters: Some clarity on pot policy Letters: Freeway noise -- get used to it
WORLD
May 15, 2012 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
AGA, Egypt - After an unfriendly journalist was tossed off, Amr Moussa's campaign bus headed north to the Nile Delta, where barefoot boys and peasants greeted him with horns, drums and two dancing horses. Moussa arrived as both novelty and sensation, a front-runner in Egypt's first freely contested presidential election. The former diplomat who once negotiated with world leaders walked roads strewn with hay and spotted with manure, giving speeches on dignity and chatting with elders near herds of sheep and sheds full of broken farm equipment.
WORLD
March 16, 2011 | By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
The twentysomethings answering the phones and offering advice to Egyptians waking up in a new world couldn't settle on a name for themselves. "Why can't we just agree on what to call the call center? It's the source of constant debate. Every day, every hour," said Nihal Nasr El-Din, a researcher for a feminist organization who lived in the center for days, tending to calls every waking hour. "Let's just settle on 'call center.'" The volunteers at this ad hoc crisis center ?
WORLD
June 1, 2011 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
Every day, residents of the two cities gather at photographic displays in their respective downtowns, paying homage to a distinct pantheon of the fallen: heroes of the regime in one case, martyrs of the resistance in the other. Officials in each city denounce atrocities — slayings, rapes, mass detentions — allegedly unfolding daily in the rival city. Here in Tripoli, marchers proclaim their unbending allegiance to the country's longtime leader. About 650 miles to the east, they trumpet their revulsion for him. Tripoli and Benghazi have come to embody the battle for Libya's future.
NEWS
November 4, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Irom Sharmila's mother has a simple dream: sitting down to a meal with her daughter. Irom hasn't willingly ingested food or water for 11 years, in protest of a law granting legal immunity to the armed forces for human rights abuses. As the anniversary of her hunger strike nears, her mother imagines what might be. "I'm still waiting for her to come home," said Shakhi Devi, 78, holding an album of her daughter's photos. She rarely visits the 39-year-old, the world's longest-serving hunger striker, because it's too painful.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
The memo leaked in the spring of 2007. A deputy campaign manager for Hillary Rodham Clinton urged her to skip the Iowa caucuses in her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. Participating in the first contest of the 2008 presidential calendar, he wrote, was expensive, outdated and unnecessary. Iowans, who take their role as first presidential vetters seriously, were not amused. Clinton scrambled into damage-control mode. But she'd violated an unwritten Iowa rule: Never, ever, give voice to the idea that Iowa is not the center of the political universe.
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