CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2000
Regarding the recent Dalai Lama tour and visit to Cal State Fullerton on June 28: Your fine articles have portrayed a person who is full of love, compassion, humor, tolerance and also is humble. As the crossroads of the world, Los Angeles welcomes and celebrates our rich diversity of culture and perspectives. We are so privileged to live where we can view our society as the culmination of Earth's delicious offerings. Congrats to the Times covering this visit of promise, optimism and joy. RON ST. CLAIR Costa Mesa
February 9, 2014 |
Three months before the NFL draft, star Missouri football player Michael Sam has publicly come out as gay, raising the possibility that the league may soon have its first openly gay player. In interviews published Sunday, Sam -- the 2013 SEC defensive player of the year -- said he came out to University of Missouri teammates last year and decided to go public now so he could tell his story his own way. "I am an openly, proud, gay man," Sam, 24, told ESPN , adding: "I understand how big this is. It's a big deal.
October 29, 2012 |
Steel your hearts, ladies: Levi Johnston is officially a married man. That's right, Bristol Palin's baby daddy took himself off the market Sunday evening in Alaska when he tied the knot with second baby mama Sunny Oglesby, according to published reports. "Congrats to my Brother Levi and his lovely bride Sunny!" Johnston's sister Mercede tweeted Sunday before posting pics of the bride and groom. Johnston, whose whirlwind trip through tabloid fame included a trip to the Republican National Convention, posing for Playgirl and being engaged for a time to Palin - "We still hate each other," he's said - welcomed baby girl Breeze Beretta with Oglesby in September.
March 17, 2014 |
Jamie Lynn Spears, little sister to Britney Spears, has married Jamie Watson, her on-and-off boyfriend of three years. It went down Friday night at New Orleans' Audubon Tea Room, with the 22-year-old bride wearing a V-neck Liancarlo gown, People reported. Father Jamie Spears walked her down the aisle, E! News said, and 5-year-old daughter Maddie served as a flower girl. The groom, 31, wore a dark suit and pink tie. (Yes, there were a lot of Jamies involved!) PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings and engagements of 2014 Britney Spears, 32, attended with boyfriend David Lucado and her sons, Jayden and Sean, E!
March 4, 2012 |
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.
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."
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.
June 3, 2013 |
Channing Tatum has welcomed a baby girl with his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum. The "White House Down" actor and his wife had their first Tatum tot in London on May 30, according to Us Weekly . People reported that the "Magic Tyke" is a girl but the name and other birth vitals are still unknown. The Tatums met on the set of the 2006 dance flick "Step Up," began dating, and were married in March 2009. The actors announced their baby news in December and are currently living in London as People's Sexiest Man Alive shoots the Wachowskis sci-fi flick "Jupiter Ascending" with Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne and James D'Arcy.
November 6, 2013 |
They signed him to be one of the best pitchers in baseball. Zack Greinke did not disappoint, going 15-4 with a 2.63 earned-run average. But as an added bonus, the Dodgers also got the best-hitting pitcher in baseball. For his efforts, Greinke on Wednesday was named winner of the 2013 Silver Slugger award for best offensive player as a pitcher. In 58 at-bats this season, Greinke hit .328 - - better than any Dodger not named Hanley Ramirez (.345). Three of his 19 hits went for doubles, and he had a .409 on-base percentage.