May 10, 2009 |
As an original cast member of "Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story on Stage," Josef Brown is no stranger to receiving what he calls an "ecstatic reaction" from theatergoers. Even if that reaction is, in effect, a borderline hysterical outpouring of audience adulation more in line with a Jonas Brothers gig than a musical theater production that has been running on London's West End since 2006.
January 30, 2011
Voters in the United States weren't the only ones cleaning house last year. Their counterparts in the United Kingdom sacked the Labor Party government in May, ushering in a coalition of Conservative and Liberal Democratic lawmakers who pledged to close the country's outsized budget deficit. The coalition's austerity plan recently ran into an unexpected hurdle, however: The government reported that the British economy, which had appeared to be slowly recovering, reversed course and shrank in the last three months of 2010, raising fears of a double-dip recession.
June 23, 1991
In his complaint about double dipping, Shigeo Yuge shows that he doesn't understand the tax impact of depreciation (June 9) referring to an "Apartment Life" column. If depreciation resulted in an equivalent tax credit, then his point would be valid. However, depreciation only gives a tax deduction. By the time a carpet has been fully depreciated, someone in a combined federal and state tax bracket of, say, 42% has only saved enough to pay for 42% of the replacement carpet. The other 58% will come out of the landlord's pocket.
May 15, 2013 |
PARIS -- Beleaguered French President Francois Hollande suffered a further setback in his attempts to pull France out of its economic slump after official figures showed Wednesday that the country has entered a double-dip recession. Figures released by the country's National Statistics and Economic Study Institute showed that gross domestic product in the European Union's second-largest economy contracted 0.2% in the first quarter of 2013, matching a decline in the last quarter of 2012.
May 4, 2012
Re "Treating a spending addiction," Opinion, April 30 I suggest that City Councilman Bernard C. Parks - who receives both a salary for his current job and, as a retired Los Angeles police chief, a pension - put his money where his mouth is and give up his double-dipping. Beyond that, Parks should really perform "public service" by proposing a ban on double-dipping. If an individual feels the need to spend his career in public service, it should be sufficient to retire on one pension.
October 31, 1998
Harvard-Westlake High advanced to the semifinals of the John Felix State Invitational water polo tournament with victories over Sacramento Jesuit and Clovis West on Friday at Bellarmine Prep in San Jose. The Wolverines (18-2), ranked No. 5 in Southern Section Division I, play No. 2 Newport Harbor today at 8 a.m. with an opportunity to advance to the final in one of the top water polo tournaments in the nation.
December 20, 1987 |
Seasonal fare with an American/Scottish/Parisian flavor comes to town in "Surrender Dorothy," newly opened at the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica. Surrender Dorothy is also the name of the company, five Paris-based actors who came together two years ago to create a project for themselves, and wound up taking the finished work ("Dorothy") to the Edinburgh Festival in 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2000
Re "L.A. County Lets Judges Draw Duplicate Benefits and Perks," Aug. 20: That Los Angeles County officials allow judges to draw duplicate benefits and perks from state and local taxes is disgusting in itself because of the inequity imposed on taxpayers. Equally disgusting are the convoluted rationalizations the judges use to try to justify the double-dipping. These are the people who are charged with dispensing justice in our courts? God help us all if we end up in their courtrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2010 |
Salvador Lopez, a waiter at Langer's, has the routine down pat. After a hectic lunch shift serving sandwiches on rye at the pastrami mecca next to MacArthur Park, he negotiates a series of surface streets -- up Normandie, across Beverly -- to make his way into the Fairfax district. He beelines into the locker room of another renowned Jewish deli, shedding the signature Langer's bow tie for a tight-fitting black T-shirt that reads: I ♥ Canter's. Lopez is not a delicatessen double agent, funneling trade secrets on Russian dressing and blintzes.