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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
March 25, 2014 | By Gale Holland
Steven M. Hilton is stepping down as head of his family's foundation, one of the largest charitable organizations in the Los Angeles area, which awarded $92 million in grants last year, the foundation announced Tuesday. Hilton, 63, is the grandson of the hotel magnate and founder of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, based in Agoura Hills. With a staff of 50 and an endowment of $2.4 billion, the foundation focuses on ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance abuse, helping children with HIV and AIDS and supporting youths moving out of foster care.  The group also gives out the $1.5-million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, which last year went to EPCAT, a global network to end child prostitution and pornography and child sex trafficking.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 28, 2013 | By Jill Cowan, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Conrad Murray , the doctor convicted in the death of pop star Michael Jackson , was released from Men's Central Jail at 12:01 a.m. Monday, authorities confirmed. Upon his release, Murray, who served two years behind bars for the 2011 involuntary-manslaughter conviction, eluded a waiting scrum of TV cameras and die-hard Jackson fans. The 60-year-old was sentenced to the maximum four-year term for his role in Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol , which the doctor had administered Under state sentencing rules, Murray was eligible for parole well in advance of the end of his sentences, but he has nonetheless has endured a long ordeal since Jackson's death, said his attorney Valerie Wass.
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