June 15, 1986
Backhanded congrats to the three commercial networks for knocking down my favorite shows as if they were dominoes: ABC's "Hardcastle & McCormick," NBC's "Remington Steele" and CBS' "Crazy Like a Fox." I'm going back to PBS. Patricia Durbin Hotz, Costa Mesa
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1990
Congrats and kudos to Al Martinez for his satirical, yet brilliant and well thought-out article. The time has finally come for a few intellects to let the good people of America know that they have to stop and think a little before clipping those coupons off the newsletters of all the animal-activist groups and sending their hard-earned dollars to worthless causes. We must all come to realize that nobody has the right to deny us our inherent freedom of choice when it comes to everyday living habits.
April 27, 1986
Three cheers and congrats to sponsors Mazola, Wendy's and McDonald's for using upbeat, tasty and jazzy music with a beat in their commercials and for not using rock 'n' roll! For many of us weaned on the great big band sounds, rock is shallow and tiresome music, and a little goes a long way. The 1930s, '40s and '50s were the greatest musical period in our nation's history and those of us who grew up then crave more than rock 'n' roll can give us! Les Helsdon, Thousand Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1994
My humble congrats to Stephen Braun for a story well-written, "Tuning Out the Hype and Gore" (Nov. 2), concerning the seemingly senseless, sometimes grisly video we see every night on television newscasts. I guess I'm part of the problem--I have been a TV news cameraman in Los Angeles for 14 years but would have to agree that airing shots that play to viewers for shock value is irresponsible and wrong. The news media have fed off others' tragedy and misfortune long enough. Local and network news shows need to stop and consider what is sensational video and what pictures may give the viewing audience an understanding of the day's happenings.
December 11, 2012 |
There are a lot of things you can buy with $192 million in Arizona, but anonymity isn't one of them. As the Times reported Monday , Matthew Good of Fountain Hills, Ariz., purchased one of the two winning Powerball tickets for the record-setting $587.5-million jackpot two weeks ago. Though Good wanted to remain anonymous, he bought his ticket in his home state, so he didn't have a choice. Because lotteries like Powerball, which is played in 43 (including California starting in April)
May 18, 2013 |
SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks were fined $100,000 by the NHL on Saturday because of General Manager Doug Wilson 's public criticism of the league's decision this week to suspend Sharks forward Raffi Torres . The NHL said in a statement that $25,000 was for violating a league rule prohibiting formal team statements to the media within 48 hours of a disciplinary suspension. The remaining $75,000 was for "the inappropriate nature of the comments. " BOX SCORE: Sharks 2, Kings 1 Torres delivered an open-ice hit to Kings center Jarret Stoll in Game 1 of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series, resulting in a suspected concussion for Stoll.