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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1987
I disagree with Gleiberman complaining about the lack of respect for the President that Conrad portrays. While Conrad's cartoons are a little farfetched, there's an underlining truism in all of the hyperbolic drawings. The talent and political humor of Conrad is truly an asset to The Times. Imagine if the Soviet Union newspaper, Pravda, had a political cartoonist as free and talented as Conrad! DARREN HAYLOCK Reseda
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February 26, 2014 | By David Ng
After years of uncertainty, it appears that the "Chain Reaction" sculpture by Paul Conrad will be saved. The Santa Monica City Council voted on Tuesday to allocate $100,000 in public donations as well as additional city funds to repair the 1991 outdoor sculpture, which had been the subject of debate over its safety. The L.A. Now blog first reported the story late Tuesday. Critics of the anti-nuclear sculpture said that it was unstable and unsafe for the public and that it needed to be removed from its location near the Santa Monica Civic Center.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1988
I used to let most of Conrad's biased distortion of facts upset me. No more. I simply smile and say to myself, "Consider the source." M.G. WALKER Upland
BUSINESS
February 17, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Lauren Conrad has listed a bluff-top home in Laguna Beach's Three Arch Bay area at $2.795 million. Set on a cul-de-sac two doors from the bluff, the Cape Cod-inspired home was built in 1966 and recently remodeled. The 2,280 square feet of living space has a shabby-chic beach house vibe with bleached walnut floors, light-colored interiors and lots of natural light. There is an entry, a great room with a fireplace, a dining room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A front deck has what's known in real estate circles as a “peek-a-boo” view of the ocean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1989
Conrad has gone off the deep end. This was poignantly and pathetically underscored on June 5; while the columns on your Op-Ed Page were appropriately addressing the tragedy in China and events in Iran, Conrad continued to pursue his obsession with condemning Israel. The only other thing I have to say about Conrad is, when was the last time he drew a cartoon about the continuing brutal oppression and murder of the Lebanese by Syria? PERRY P. ZUCKERMAN Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1988
I don't know if Conrad is anti-Semitic but I do know his cartoons are. The July 24 one was typical and thoroughly disgusting. Never has Conrad taken into account that the PLO will not recognize Israel and is dedicated to destruction of the Jewish state. He takes a very complex problem and places the responsibility only on one side which betrays his ignorance and bias. I wonder how Conrad would depict the wars started by the Arabs to destroy Israel or the Holocaust itself. In his warped view, I am sure the Jews would be to blame.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
Conrad Susa, a prolific composer for voice and stage whose works include the widely produced 1973 opera "Transformations," based on poet Anne Sexton's retelling of Grimm's fairy tales, has died at his home in San Francisco. He was 78. Susa died in his sleep Thursday after a long period of decline following a serious fall, said Byron Adams, a UC Riverside musicologist who is an executor of Susa's estate. A longtime professor of composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Susa wrote five operas, including " The Dangerous Liaisons," based on the 18th century French epistolary tale of erotic scheming by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - When screenwriter Steven Conrad was hired to write a draft of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" three years ago, he knew the degree of difficulty would be high. After all, over a development period of more than 15 years, about a half-dozen writers had unsuccessfully given it a shot, some with logical pedigrees (Peter Tolan, "Analyze This"), some less likely (Richard LaGravanese, "The Fisher King"). "I didn't think of it as Kurtz - six writers had tried and never been heard from again," said Conrad, tossing in an ominous "Apocalypse Now" reference.
OPINION
October 31, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Did Dr. Conrad Murray get out early? The short answer is no. Murray, the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, had served nearly two years of a four-year sentence when he was released from Los Angeles County Jail just after midnight Monday. That's only half the sentence, but it's also the full amount of jail time provided for by law. How is that not getting out early? Since when does four years equal just under two? It's complicated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted in the death of Michael Jackson, was able to elude a group of hecklers after his release at 12:01 a.m. Monday, but that didn't stop them as his attorney addressed the media outside. "Do you guys mind?" asked Murray's attorney Valerie Wass, her voice rising as she turned to face the pop star's supporters. "This group of fans isn't respecting [Jackson's] legacy. " Her claim that Murray has a contingent of "loyal" patients garnered heckling from a cluster of fans who had hoped to give Murray a piece of their minds as he walked free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
As her client left jail under cover of darkness early Monday, the attorney for Conrad Murray -- the doctor convicted in the death of Michael Jackson -- said he did not receive special treatment. Murray served roughly two years of the  maximum four-year sentence he received for his involuntary-manslaughter conviction in 2011 f or his role in Jackson's death, which was caused by an overdose of the anesthetic propofol that the doctor had administered. Murray was able to evade reporters and Michael Jackson fans who were staked outside the jail by leaving through a nonpublic route that authorities declined to elaborate on. PHOTOS: AEG-Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial   Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore, who briefly addressed reporters, would only say that Murray was released to "representatives," and that such measures are allowed on a "case-by-case" basis to ensure certain inmates' safety and security.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
They gathered in the darkness outside Men's Central Jail late Sunday, bonding over Michael Jackson tunes playing on an iPhone. Jackson's image on their shirts peeked out from under jackets as a chilly mist threatened to turn into rain. Their goal, one of them said, was singular: Welcome Conrad Murray to "his living hell. " "We were some of the last faces he saw going in," said Julia Thomas, 44, of Los Angeles. "And we're going to be the first faces coming out. " But Thomas never saw Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lauren Conrad is engaged to William Tell! The former star of MTV's "The Hills" announced the news on her blog Sunday, already making arrangements to share her wedding planning details. "I am very excited to share with you guys that William and I got engaged over the weekend. I am beyond thrilled!" LC wrote . "Get ready for lots more wedding content here on LaurenConrad.com as we begin the planning process. " The 27-year-old fashionista also shared a photo of her sparkling engagement ring nestled next to another ring that bore the word "love.
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