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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1987
The following conundrum is compatible with the present political situation: "I know that you believe you Understand what you think I said. But I am not sure that you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." PHILIP SHANEDLING Los Angeles
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OPINION
April 10, 2014 | By Stefan Halper and Lezlee Brown Halper
Beijing has no shortage of issues to confront. There's the South China Sea, uncontrollable corruption, a slowing economy and factional disputes within the party and military. But Chinese officials also face one of the most difficult challenges in modern statecraft: how to conquer a myth. Despite China's attempts to dislodge its mythic appeal, Tibet as Shangri-La seems firmly set in the world's imagination. The once-independent nation, set high on a broad plateau adjacent to the Himalayas, is a worldwide symbol of mystery, aspiration, spirituality and possibility.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
In "The Lincoln Lawyer," Matthew McConaughey's criminal defense attorney might seem like one cool customer, but in truth he sweats everything ? the big stuff, the small stuff, the clients, the cases, the ex and the kid. Perhaps this is less a function of the high drama in this tightly coiled legal conundrum than someone saying, "All right, but if Matthew's going to keep his shirt on, let's at least keep him dripping wet. " Because, as countless beach...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2013 | Sandy Banks
The children aren't little anymore; they're 28, 24 and 23. But I still know where my daughters will be on Christmas Eve - snuggled under a blanket with me, while I read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," the classic story of Santa's visit. I don't know when quaint becomes eccentric, but that's how we've spent every Christmas Eve for as long as they can remember. Christmas rituals in our household are more than mere tradition. They're a link to the family we used to be; a connection to a father who died one week before Christmas 20 years ago, when his children barely knew him. We didn't realize then that his death would leave us stranded in time, clinging survival-style to rituals we'd shared when he was alive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1999
Conundrum: If an "inactive" fault can produce a 7.1 earthquake, what can an active fault do? GEORGE W. FEINSTEIN Altadena
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1986
You solved the color Registration conundrum You don't print color DON KUMFERMAN Ridgecrest
MAGAZINE
April 25, 2004
It must have taken a lot of courage for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Katherine Mader to excuse herself from a case involving questionable testimony from two police officers ("Conundrum," Metropolis, March 28). A stronger ego would have dismissed the idea that he or she was biased against them. Brooke Shibata Palm Desert
NEWS
June 5, 2012
To sleep, or not to sleep. In Vegas that is often the question. Thankfully, the Artisan Lounge solves that particular conundrum for revelers who are not quite ready for Mr. Sandman. Recently voted Las Vegas' top after-hours spot, this shadowy noir haven keeps the party going into the wee hours of the morning. With deejays spinning till dawn (and past it), the Artisan allows you to kick it well after the rooster's first crow. The Artisan Hotel 1501 W. Sahara Ave. 702.214.4000 www.artisanhotel.com/barlounge - Steve Basilone, Custom Publishing Writer
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
On Monday morning, Bree Walker opened the door of her home in Venice and ushered me in. Her very blond, slightly messy hair was tumbling out of a bun on top of her head. Her face was bare, as were her feet. She wore a loose-fitting pair of polka dot drawstring pajama bottoms and a purple sweatshirt over a blue satin shirt. Very Westside hot mom. She seemed to have a tattoo on her extremely taut lower abdomen, which was peeking from her shirt. Her gait was slightly unsteady. “I am nervous about coverage these days,” said Walker, a high-profile television news anchor in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1994 who was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence.
NEWS
February 19, 1990 | JACK SMITH
Not being a biblical scholar, I tend to go crashing into blasphemy and error when I write of biblical matters. I assure my Christian readers that this is not irreverence but simply ignorance. Recently, for example, I took the Bible to task for the phrase "tinkling cymbals" (1 Corinthians 13:1). I suggested that "clanging" cymbals would have been more appropriate (a complaint that is echoed in the "International Bible Dictionary").
OPINION
October 24, 2013 | Meghan Daum
Born to a mother in prison, 15-year-old Davion Only has been in foster care all his life. Last month he walked into a church in St. Petersburg, Fla., and pleaded for a family of his own. "I'll take anyone," Davion said. "Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don't care. " He had the congregation in tears. He also caught the attention of a Tampa Bay Times reporter, who told his story so compellingly, it became national news. On Monday, the boy appeared on multiple talk shows, including "The View," where his caseworker said there had been more than 10,000 calls from prospective parents.
NEWS
October 17, 2013 | By Karin Klein
Back when the Houston Chronicle endorsed GOP candidate Ted Cruz to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, it largely expressed admiration for his Democratic opponent, whom it seems not to have supported mainly on the grounds that he didn't have a lot of campaign support and obviously wouldn't win. This week, the newspaper has drawn national attention - a mix of praise and scorn - for a new  editorial that has been described as a withdrawal of...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2013 | Steve Lopez
When I met them at their home on election day in March, Don and Prudy Schultz of Van Nuys had a Wendy Greuel sign planted in their frontyard. But today, it's gone. Don jerked it out of the ground as if it were a weed, and got rid of it. "Just wanted you to be the first to know," he wrote in an email. "We have switched camps in the mayor's race. " I've been checking in regularly with the Schultzes during the campaign, so I was eager to hear what ended their love affair with Greuel.
OPINION
April 5, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The Obama administration is reacting responsibly to a series of provocations from North Korea, shoring up defenses while seeking a diplomatic solution to the crisis. But even if North Korea is deterred from attacking South Korea or U.S. forces for the foreseeable future, the defiance it has demonstrated in the last several weeks renders more elusive than ever achievement of the administration's ultimate goal: a Korean peninsula without nuclear weapons. Last month the U.N. Security Council - including China, North Korea's longtime patron - approved new economic sanctions after North Korea conducted a third nuclear test.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2013 | By Meg James
The big debate surrounding this year's Super Bowl is not whether the San Francisco 49ers should be four-point favorites but rather should advertisers release their commercials early. In the last two years, a growing number of Super Bowl advertisers have unveiled their spots several days before the big game to build excitement on the Internet. Early releases and in some cases minute-long viral videos designed to tease to a Super Bowl commercial are strategic ploys to create an instant social media fan base - acolytes who will spread the word or better yet post a clip of the actual ad on their Facebook pages.
NATIONAL
September 1, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
Washington Bureau AKRON, Ohio - In the year since her husband was deported to Mexico for working in America without legal status, Leonor Ferreyra has struggled as a single mother. At 3 a.m., she rises to feed her infant son, who suffers ear infections. At 6 a.m., she reports to work in a window factory. At night, she often fills out paperwork to try to stall her own expulsion to Mexico, which a judge ordered last year and then agreed to delay. Ferreyra came to America illegally 18 years ago with an uncle after her mother disappeared and her father died.
OPINION
January 21, 2003
Re "Justices OK Copyright Extension," Jan. 16: The Supreme Court had an up or down decision to make. It could not rewrite a bad law. Congress should now do a rewrite job. When a book has been out of print for three years, the copyright should lapse. Then it would be legal for someone else to place it back in print. As things stand, there are thousands of copyrights avariciously held by inheritors who want to think they own gold mines but won't operate the mines or let anyone else get at the gold.
WORLD
August 13, 2012 | By Vincent Bevins, Los Angeles Times
SAO PAULO, Brazil — If the Brazilian economic boom is over, that's news to Maria da Conceicao Souza, who is standing in the scorching winter sun in Paraisopolis, Sao Paulo's largest slum. In the last six months, Souza has been able to set up her own beauty salon in the favela , shortly after bagging her first real job in her 36 years. Business has been increasing steadily, she says, driven by customers from Brazil's new middle class, whose rise out of poverty has been one of the most potent symbols of the country's emergence as an economic power.
NEWS
June 5, 2012
To sleep, or not to sleep. In Vegas that is often the question. Thankfully, the Artisan Lounge solves that particular conundrum for revelers who are not quite ready for Mr. Sandman. Recently voted Las Vegas' top after-hours spot, this shadowy noir haven keeps the party going into the wee hours of the morning. With deejays spinning till dawn (and past it), the Artisan allows you to kick it well after the rooster's first crow. The Artisan Hotel 1501 W. Sahara Ave. 702.214.4000 www.artisanhotel.com/barlounge - Steve Basilone, Custom Publishing Writer
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