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NEWS
December 16, 1992
I hasten to add my congrats to you for getting "Be Prepared: Posse Out to 'Save' Scouts" safely past every censor and into print. It's long overdue. For too long, we've slipped along thoughtlessly letting total irresponsibles make up our media and our minds on matters having to do with religion. Simple rational fact goes out the window as irrelevant in this special case. Now if that lawyer who defends kids from refusing to mumble "God" in the Pledge is looking for the next challenge, I suggest "In God We Trust" on our money.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1994
Regarding Antonio Asasta Sweet's diatribe, (Letters, Feb. 6): He writes that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) is a racist and is dehumanizing and criminalizing a whole population! What tommyrot. Rohrabacher has never referred to American citizens (as Acosta wrote he became) in his efforts for justice, only to illegal immigrants in this country. Acosta Sweet is the one who has his facts incorrect. Congrats, Acosta Sweet, on being a wage-earner, professional and "educated."
OPINION
January 1, 2009
Re "Save the Book Review," Letters, July 22 I read with dismay that you plan to stop publishing the Book Review, the section I relish the most in the entire paper. I have a Sunday ritual of taking the Book Review to Starbucks, reading the section from cover to cover and then, at the Los Angeles Public Library website, reserving the most interesting books. Judging by the length of the waiting lists for these books, many do this. Avid readers are the last group of people a newspaper should want to alienate.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Congrats to Apple, which has reached the 25-billion-apps-downloaded mark. And an even bigger congrats to the yet-to-be-named individual who won the $10,000 App Store gift card for being the one to download that coveted milestone. The tech company made the announcement via a colorful banner on its website this weekend, telling customers: “A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there.” Apple had been holding a 25 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion since Feb. 13 and said the winner of the contest would be listed online within about 10 days following the end of the promotion period.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2013 | By Sherry Stern
Within minutes after they were nominated for Tony awards Tuesday morning, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the nominees tweeting their reactions. Lauper, the '80s pop goddess, received her first Tony nomination for writing the words and music for "Kinky Boots," which received the most nods overall with 13. She quickly sent out two tweets. ‏"OmG! OMG!! wow we got nominated!! @KinkyBootsBway !!! OMG!!!" FULL COVERAGE: Tonys 2013 "I'm crying and jumping up and down!
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Let's face it: George Clooney is a pro at accepting awards. While he didn't take home the lead actor Oscar this year for his turn in "The Descendants," there's plenty of charitable things that keep the actor busy when he's not at work, and the Carousel of Hope gala is taking note. By giving him an award. Clooney will receive the Brass Ring honor at the 26th Carousel of Hope charity gala, presented by philanthropist Barbara Davis and Mercedes-Benz, on Oct. 20. Celebrating Clooney for "outstanding artistic achievements and unprecedented humanitarian undertakings," most notably his advocacy for a resolution in Darfur, the affair will take place at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Tom Ford and his longtime partner, Richard Buckley, have gotten married, the designer revealed at an event in London on Monday night.  "We are now married, which is nice," the 52-year-old told Vogue . "I know that was just made legal in the U.K., which is great; we were married in the States. " The two - who've been together for 27 years after first meeting at a 1986 fashion show when Ford was 25 - have a son, Alexander John Buckley Ford,  born in September 2012.  Having Alexander around has changed life in at least one big way for Ford, who said Monday night that he carries a cellphone only because there's an app that allows him to watch the boy sleeping.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Eva Longoria is backing up her beauty with a whole lot of brain. The actress graduated with a master's degree Wednesday. Longoria, 38, took home a real degree (not an honorary one) in Chicano studies from Cal State Northridge, where she physically attended classes for three years, according to TMZ. " Big day today!!! Very excited to graduate for my master's degree in Chicano studies! You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!" the actress wrote on her Who Say site Wednesday, sharing loads of pics of her big day, posing with her family, cohorts and diploma.
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