May 24, 1990 |
A Corona del Mar podiatrist is struggling to get his foot in the door at a prestigious medical building complex in Newport Beach, complaining that the landlord is discriminating against his profession. Ivar Roth, 36, describes himself as "very conservative" and said he fits right into the traditional Newport Beach physician community. "I follow the rules," he said. "I don't make trouble."
January 19, 2006 |
One recent afternoon in Los Alamitos, I watched Marcy Zwelling-Aamot, M.D., pick her way through a government website designed to help elderly patients select the right Medicare drug plan, based on their prescription needs and hometown. The website, created for the launch of Medicare's new prescription drug benefit, identified 48 individual plans available for Southern California residents.
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October 19, 1986 |
The INS has begun deportation proceedings against Joeri DeBeer, the Dana Point youth convicted of killing his legal guardian, who had sexually abused him. DeBeer was arrested earlier this month because he had committed a crime of "moral turpitude," said Harold W. Ezell, western regional commissioner for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Because DeBeer was convicted of manslaughter, he is in violation of his non-immigrant student status, Ezell said Saturday.
December 24, 2000 |
Only rarely does a judge in a criminal case overturn the verdict reached by jurors in her own courtroom. Still rarer is the judge who admits to committing an error so serious it taints a verdict. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor did both Friday night in an extraordinary ruling that overturned the convictions of three Rampart Division police officers, impressing legal scholars with both her tightly reasoned legal arguments and her unusual candor.
October 21, 1990 |
The Seine rarely dances in Paris. Surrounded by city, unconnected to nature, it's a sullen, dark river, industrially trafficked and plowed to an incessant tourist highway. A green river; sometimes, a gray-blue shade like steel, along a high corridor of stone. Only as the Seine approaches suburban precincts does the river's lively brasher color, the silver of sunlight played on water, return.
October 11, 1990 |
In the Armenian community, putting parents in an old-age home is tantamount to abandoning them. Yet a Southland Armenian organization, Ararat Home of Los Angeles Inc., is running a convalescent hospital that ranks among the best in the nation. What's going on here? In general, Armenians and many other ethnic groups feel it is the responsibility of the parents to care for their children until old age incapacitates them; then the roles reverse, and the children do the parenting.
August 10, 2012 |
When filmmaker Darren Aronofsky was making the rounds for “Black Swan” a couple of years ago, our conversations would inevitably turn to his long-gestating, big-budget adaptation of the Noah's Ark tale from the Book of Genesis. And while we shared his fascination for the apocalyptic story, there was this gnawing feeling that this would be another of Aronofsky's dream projects that would never come to fruition. So today's first-look at a weathered Russell Crowe as Noah, furrowing his brow, no doubt looking at the gathering storm clouds in the distance, makes us happy.
December 2, 2012 |
Despite the increasing number of those who hold other faiths or no faith, Christians still wield substantial influence on our nation's cultural and ethical norms. After all, 73% of Americans still identify as Christian, according to a 2012 Pew Forum Study. So the fact that many churchgoers have changed their views about gay civil rights in recent years is one of the major under-reported reasons why same-sex marriage is now legal in nine states. It is also one of the reasons that the constitutional challenge to Proposition 8, which took away gay Californians' right to marry, may get a hearing in the Supreme Court this term (an announcement is expected on Monday)
May 27, 1985 |
This isn't Burger King. We don't do it your way here. --Judge Manuel L. Real's favorite saying. The courtroom confrontation took place more than 30 years ago, but the most controversial federal judge in Los Angeles remembers it today as an early lesson in judicial style. Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real, then a young prosecutor, had decided that his only chance of winning a conviction before an unsympathetic judge was to demand a jury trial. But U.S. District Judge Pierson M.
January 24, 1991
Air quality effects must be a major consideration for all future developments in the city from housing complexes to traffic signals, under an amendment to the city's General Plan approved Monday by the City Council. The amendment was approved 4 to 0, with Councilman Anthony Naranjo absent. It is the first time air quality concerns have been written into the General Plan, which governs all of the city's future development, said Dan Watrous, senior city planner.