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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2006 | Lynn Doan, Times Staff Writer
After 23 years, Diddy Riese's ice cream sandwich is finally taking a licking -- from inflation. The landmark Westwood shop, where UCLA students sometimes line up out the door in pajamas to buy $1 ice cream cookie sandwiches, has melted from economic pressure and upped the price to $1.25. That's giving longtime customers such as Daniel Horowitz the chills. It's the "one-buck ice cream sandwich, not the one-buck-and-twenty-five-cents sandwich," he moaned.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1989 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan to simplify taxi fares by having a two-tier, uniform rate structure--one for airport cabs and another, discount rate available for cabs serving the rest of the city--met with a cool reception from several cab operators and owners at an informal meeting Monday. The proposal, developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Development Board staff, will be presented Thursday to its board of directors, which is scheduled to take action on the proposal Jan. 11.
BUSINESS
November 24, 1993 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration on Tuesday called for creation of a single federal banking agency to regulate the nation's sprawling financial system. "It just makes no sense to have four separate agencies, overlapping, often in conflict, in charge of our financial institutions, " Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen told a news conference.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 1999 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In his "home" territory of Britain, Austin Powers has pulled off the same triumphant trick as he did in America--knocking "Star Wars" off the No. 1 spot. Critics, though, were decidedly less receptive. Mike Myers' fictional creation proved to be a box-office powerhouse in England that George Lucas' sci-fi epic, in only its third weekend here, could not resist. In the U.K.
BUSINESS
February 13, 1998 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration ran into heavy congressional resistance Thursday to increasing the overall resources of the International Monetary Fund, suggesting that the White House still has considerable lobbying left to do if the measure is to pass. At a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Chairman Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) urged the administration to press for "fundamental reform" of the 182-country organization in return for congressional approval of the president's request.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports and Reuters
Investors gave lukewarm receptions Tuesday to a number of new stock offerings, suggesting that buyers remain picky despite Wall Street's recovery this year. Three of four initial public offerings that began trading closed below their offering prices. Separately, a communications misstep by brokerage Bear Stearns Cos. apparently kept another IPO from coming to market. Among the new stocks that began trading on Tuesday: * Regional airline Pinnacle Airlines Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1997 | BETH SHUSTER and HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Westside Councilwoman Ruth Galanter joined her colleague Jackie Goldberg on Wednesday in asking the City Council to seek an advisory vote on allowing the San Fernando Valley to secede from Los Angeles. But a majority of council members--including all of the Valley's representatives--either oppose the idea or have reservations about it. "I won't use the word sabotage," Valley Councilman Hal Bernson said. "But I consider this an act of subversion."
BUSINESS
March 30, 1991 | DONALD WOUTAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rare White House meeting with the leaders of the beleaguered U.S. auto industry recalled the days of the Chrysler bailout, the import truck tariff and Democratic initiatives for an "industrial policy." But industry and political observers see more differences than parallels to 1980, and there seems to be no great groundswell on behalf of major policy initiatives aimed specifically at helping the troubled auto firms and workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lounging in a grass hut on her banana plantation, peddling passion fruit to carefree surfers, Sherrie Payton couldn't feel farther from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. But under a proposal due to hit the Legislature this summer, Payton's Seaside Banana Gardens, a touristy ranch on the northern fringes of Ventura County, would be grouped with inner-city Los Angeles and suburban Orange County in a brand-new Southern California state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1995 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan tried to shore up support in one of his weakest areas Monday at a cocktail reception thrown by Earvin (Magic) Johnson at the basketball star's Baldwin Hills movie theaters. For the mayor, whose relationship with African American City Council members, voters and community leaders has been strained, the $150-a-person reception was meant to build bridges with prominent blacks as well as to raise money for his 1997 reelection bid.
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