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February 5, 2010
'ABC World News With Diane Sawyer' Where: ABC When: 6:30 p.m. weekdays Rating: Not rated
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February 16, 2014 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Designer debuts and anniversaries, quirky themes and collaborations - this runway season had it all. Here's the rundown on a few of the newsworthy shows at New York Fashion Week. Marc by Marc Jacobs Just like that, Marc by Marc Jacobs is cool again. For their debut season, Brit "It" girl designers Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier showed a brash, Riot Grrrl/punk/ninja-themed collection that put Jacobs' flailing secondary line back on the map. In recent years, Marc by Marc had devolved into a watered-down, fashion-irrelevant department store brand.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2010 | By MARY McNAMARA, Television Critic
Quietly taking over as anchor from Charles Gibson at " ABC World News" at the end of last year, Diane Sawyer brought with her not only an impressive résumé, an excellent name-recognition rating and some pretty cool new graphics, but also a remarkably counterintuitive manner. In a world dominated by YouTube moments and professional hysterics, Sawyer exudes an alarming level of elegance. From the moment she opened her show -- "Good evening, and it is so good to be here with you tonight" -- it was clear that she was not going to so much report the news as preside over a series of conversations about the news, conversations she simply must share with you, her personally invited viewer.
NEWS
February 9, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK --  Diane von Furstenberg, the grande dame of American style, celebrated the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress Sunday afternoon with a runway show at Spring Studios overlooking the dramatic Manhattan cityscape. For a soundtrack, the band St. Vincent performed live. The starry crowd included Bella Thorne, looking very "American Hustle" in a brown suede wrap dress, AnnaSophia Robb, Olivia Palermo, Coco Rocha and many others.  The first look in the show was a wrap dress, in a gorgeous gold "love knot" jacquard.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2010 | By Matea Gold and Meg James
Diane Sawyer will anchor ABC's "World News" from Afghanistan tonight and Tuesday, her second trip abroad since taking the helm of the evening newscast less than a month ago. In her fifth trip to the country, which she last visited in April 2007, Sawyer will report on the status of the war effort as part of ABC's "Afghanistan: Where Things Stand" series. Her coverage will include an interview with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal. "Good Morning America Weekend" anchor Bill Weir, embedded with U.S. forces, also will report.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2009 | By Matea Gold
Thursday night, retiring ABC anchor Charles Gibson was feted by colleagues in a Lincoln Center reception hall overlooking the Hudson River. Among the hundreds on hand, one person was conspicuously absent: Diane Sawyer, who succeeds him tonight on the network's flagship evening newscast, "World News." She was already on assignment, headed to Copenhagen to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for an exclusive interview to kick off her tenure. It was a move that speaks volumes about her ambitions for "World News" -- a post she has long sought.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2010 | By Jean Merl
Confirming speculation about her political plans, state Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) said she would seek the seat of retiring Democratic Rep. Diane Watson, who appeared with Bass at a Los Angeles news conference Wednesday to give the speaker her endorsement. "This is a very, very humbling moment," Bass told community leaders and supporters who joined her outside her Mid-Wilshire-area office. "I am so proud to announce I'm going to throw my hat into the ring." If elected, Bass said, she'll have "very big shoes to fill."
NATIONAL
April 11, 2010 | By James Oliphant and Richard A. Serrano
Nearly a generation ago, they were three young lawyers working their way up in the Clinton administration. Now, one of them could very well be the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Merrick Garland was a Justice Department official overseeing the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh from afar. Diane Wood worked in the building too, specializing in antitrust law. And down the street at the White House, Elena Kagan was taking on Big Tobacco. Their paths later diverged.
OPINION
December 5, 2013 | Meghan Daum
It was a reality show all its own. Last Thursday, 30-year-old Elan Gale, a hirsute hipster and television producer whose credits include several seasons of "The Bachelor" franchise, sent a series of tweets to his roughly 35,000 Twitter followers. Explaining that he was on a delayed flight trying to make it home for Thanksgiving dinner, he described the shockingly rude antics of a fellow passenger named Diane. Over a four-hour period, Gale tweeted a blow-by-blow of a feud that apparently played out through an exchange of handwritten notes, which Gale snapped photos of and posted on his Twitter feed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2012 | Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
His name was Green Eyes. But five or six black men with light eyes go by that name on L.A.'s skid row. So he was known as the Green Eyes who sold lighters and cigarettes, a quarter each. Her name was Terry, but she also liked to be called Tracy. She wore her dishwater blond hair in bangs and a high ponytail like in "Grease" or "American Graffiti. " They were 51 years old, both of them. Terry had lived many years with a man named Blaine on the streets near the "Hippie Kitchen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Valerie and Diane Blackler were inseparable, even when death came. Neighbors said the identical twin sisters enjoyed walks around their Long Beach neighborhood. They were antique collectors, and they loved Disneyland. They were both nurses and carpooled to work. But on Saturday, the 58-year-old women were found dead inside their two-story home in Naples, one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods. Long Beach police officers discovered the bodies about 5:50 p.m. in the 100 block of Syracuse Walk as they were checking on the well-being of the women.
SCIENCE
January 16, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Dian Fossey, a naturalist who chronicled her life among the gorillas of Rwanda in the book "Gorillas in the Mist," was honored Thursday with a Google Doodle.  Her work with what she called "the greatest of the great apes" helped to recast the 400-pound gorillas as gentle giants desperately in need of protection from poachers.  In the doodle you'll notice a close up of a gorilla's nose. Fossey used gorilla's individual "noseprints" to help identify them.  PHOTOS: Fascinating animal discoveries of 2013 Fossey was 6 feet tall, a San Francisco native and a chain smoker.
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Diane von Furstenberg's wrap-dress army is a force to be reckoned with in the 20,000-square-foot gallery of the historic May Co. department store building in Los Angeles, where her “Journey of a Dress” exhibition opens Saturday with 200 vintage and contemporary interpretations of the iconic design. There they are, 200 mannequins strong, standing in formation and ready to conquer the world. And conquer the world is exactly what this dress did. The show, which was put together for the 40th anniversary of Von Furstenberg's brand, celebrates her singular contribution to fashion history: the wrap dress, which is on par with the T-shirt and blue jeans when it comes to its cultural impact.
NEWS
January 3, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Later this month, Angelenos will have an opportunity to hear fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and W magazine editor Stefano Tonchi rap about the wrap dress. That's rap as in "having a conversation" -- as opposed to the spitting of rhymes (though one can always hope for a little off-the-cuff musical improvisation, no?). This particular conversation, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Costume Council, is scheduled to take place at LACMA's Bing Theater on Jan. 13, and is being presented in conjunction with "Journey of a Dress,"  an exhibition celebrating the iconic wrap dress' 40th anniversary that will be on view from Jan. 11 through April 1 at the Wilshire May Co. building adjacent to LACMA.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2013 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - Contests for seats on the state tax board are typically low-profile affairs, but a battle between two lawmakers for one of the posts is shaping up as an ugly fight. Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point) and state Sen. Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) both say their business and finance backgrounds are the basis for their campaigns for the Board of Equalization, a five-member panel that collects a third of the state's tax revenue. But the race, to be decided in next year's election, has increasingly focused on the legal troubles of Dan Harkey, the assemblywoman's husband, and the digs between the candidates are getting personal.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2013 | By David Ng
Theatre Communications Group, the national organization that promotes nonprofit theater, has named Diane Rodriguez to the position of board chair. Rodriguez currently works as an associate producer and director of new play production at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. Rodriguez is succeeding Phillip Himberg, producing artistic director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, as TCG board chair. Other new board appointments include "Stick Fly" playwright Lydia Diamond as co-vice president alongside Robert Hupp, producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2008 | Lisa Fung
There's a moment in Douglas Carter Beane's satire "The Little Dog Laughed" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre when closeted actor Mitchell (Brian Henderson) and hooker boy Alex (Johnny Galecki) realize they actually like each other. They quickly start shedding clothes until there's nothing left to shed. Just as they're about to get down to business, so to speak, Mitchell's slick Hollywood agent, Diane (Julie White), bursts into the room. The audience gasps. Culture Monster stares. Now, stop it, you gutter-minds -- we're not talking about the boys in the buff.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2012 | By Charlotte Stoudt
Douglas Carter Beane's “The Little Dog Laughed” follows four people who, as one of them puts it, couldn't identify their feelings in a police lineup. Translation: they're excellent company. The uneven revival at Secret Rose Theatre doesn't quite do them justice - think of a crisp vodka tonic arriving watered down.  In Manhattan to scoop up movie rights to a hot new play, almost A-list actor Mitchell (Owen Martin) falls for Alex (Trip Langley), a sensitive hustler who divides his time between four-star hotel rooms and the outer borough comforts of friend-with-benefit Ellen (Laine Jennings)
OPINION
December 5, 2013 | Meghan Daum
It was a reality show all its own. Last Thursday, 30-year-old Elan Gale, a hirsute hipster and television producer whose credits include several seasons of "The Bachelor" franchise, sent a series of tweets to his roughly 35,000 Twitter followers. Explaining that he was on a delayed flight trying to make it home for Thanksgiving dinner, he described the shockingly rude antics of a fellow passenger named Diane. Over a four-hour period, Gale tweeted a blow-by-blow of a feud that apparently played out through an exchange of handwritten notes, which Gale snapped photos of and posted on his Twitter feed.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
California regulators have accused the husband of an Orange County assemblywoman of misleading investors in his real estate lending business. The Department of Real Estate alleged that Dan Harkey, husband of Assemblywoman Diane L. Harkey (R-Dana Point), engaged in self-dealing and made "misrepresentations of fact to investors. " The agency's disciplinary action seeks to suspend or revoke the corporate broker license issued to Harkey's three companies, Point Center Financial Inc., National Financial Lending Inc. and Calcomm Capital Inc. An administrative hearing on the accusation, filed Nov. 19, has not been scheduled.
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