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May 17, 1990 | MAX JACOBSON
The early bird, as we know, is the wise bird. For seniors, the Early Bird dinner is a wise buy, served well before the dinner hour crush and at prices that fit a retiree's budget. Here are some restaurants that serve those Early Birds. Alouette, 7929 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood . (213) 650-6722. "Sunset Dinners" served on request only on Sundays from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
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NATIONAL
November 1, 2013 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's Early Bird, an influential daily digest of news and opinion articles about the military that began early in the Cold War, died Friday, another victim of digital news and the government's desire to control the flow of information. "It had become too big," said Col. Steve Warren, the head of the Pentagon's press office, who terminated the 65-year-old clip service. "It had become too powerful, and I believe it had the tendency to take a small story and purely by accident turn it into a crisis.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1999
I bought last Sunday's Times to see what new movies will come out this year. Did you forget? HAROLDO LURSSEN Van Nuys Check out next Sunday's Calendar for Sneaks '99.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013
The Federal Bar's Mimosa Music Series is a rare (and successful) attempt to get rock fans up and at 'em before noon. This week's installment is a demure bill of contemporary folk pop, with Harper Simon and Tift Merritt headlining the a.m. bill (and yes, the titular beverage will be available). Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 11 a.m. Sun. Free. nh.thefederalbar.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2009 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
Ladies who lunch: On your marks! Bouchon Beverly Hills just opened for lunch. The lighting is oh so flattering. The setting glamorous. And the food? Let's just say Beverly Hills has never experienced French bistro food so impeccably executed. Thomas Keller, the force behind the French Laundry in Napa Valley and Per Se in New York, doesn't fool around. Like the original Bouchon in Yountville and the one in Las Vegas, the Beverly Hills location was designed by Adam Tihany and captures the essence of a bistro -- yards of shiny brass, graceful potted palms, servers in long white aprons -- without attempting to be an exact copy.
NATIONAL
November 1, 2013 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's Early Bird, an influential daily digest of news and opinion articles about the military that began early in the Cold War, died Friday, another victim of digital news and the government's desire to control the flow of information. "It had become too big," said Col. Steve Warren, the head of the Pentagon's press office, who terminated the 65-year-old clip service. "It had become too powerful, and I believe it had the tendency to take a small story and purely by accident turn it into a crisis.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2009 | By S. IRENE VIRBILA, Restaurant Critic
The street is brightly lighted and wide for downtown. A couple with a baby carriage cross the street. An urban warrior stops to chain his bicycle. A couple of downtown hipsters saunter over. They're all headed for the new Lazy Ox Canteen. After a lengthy odyssey through this and that restaurant, Josef Centeno (Meson G, Opus, Lot 1) has partnered up with Michael Cardenas, founder of the Sushi Roku empire, and finally has his own place. His food. His way. "Welcome to Little Tokyo!"
OPINION
October 23, 2004
Re "Early Birds Get the Equation," Oct. 20: Bravo for reporting the heroism of professor John Lenhert and his early-bird algebra students. I taught algebra for two decades to Los Angeles secondary students during the regular school day. Good attitude and preparation facilitated success; youthful apathy did not. Imagine if secondary students could read and ponder your article prior to starting their algebra course. When students asked why they needed to learn "this stuff," I explained the value of keeping all their education options open.
TRAVEL
October 29, 2000 | ARTHUR FROMMER
Still reeling from two weeks of TV images from Sydney, Australia, Americans may be taking a break from talk of the Olympics. But if you're an avid sports fan, you'll pay attention to the job of getting tickets to the next round of the global event, scheduled for Salt Lake City in winter 2002. In Salt Lake City, as in Sydney, the early bird gets the gold. The Mormon capital has put its Winter Olympics tickets on sale, and the sooner you request yours, the cheaper they'll be.
TRAVEL
November 21, 1993 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH
Did you ever sit down at dinner the first night away on a cruise and find out that the other people at your table were paying several hundred dollars less than you for the same cabin category? So have a lot of other people, and most of them ended up complaining loudly to their travel agents. For years, we've all been told that if we could wait to book a cruise until a week or two before sailing, we could save money.
NEWS
March 18, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Goodbye, Eva: Eva chef-owner Mark Gold tells Eater LA that he has opted to sell his Beverly Street restaurant Eva to pursue an opportunity as a partner in a new Manhattan Beach restaurant. Permitting problems over parking spaces and its liquor license plagued Eva last year when Gold sought donations to offset the expenses of filing an appeal after the request for a variance was denied. "Although we will miss Eva ... it was time to find something bigger," Gold said of the decision to move on.  Early Bird's new chef: Speaking of moving on, Fullerton restaurant Early Bird announces that Frank DeLoach has succeeded Joseph Mahon as executive chef.
NEWS
November 28, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Emirates has expanded service to a dozen cities this year and plans to add four more by year's end. The airline, which flies nonstop from L.A. and San Francisco to Dubai, is offering a discount on travel this winter and spring on long-haul routes to the Middle East and beyond.  The deal: Early Bird bookings , as the sale is called, discounts round-trip airfares from Los Angeles starting at $1,436 to Dubai, $1,327 to the Indian subcontinent, $1,193...
TRAVEL
October 14, 2012 | By Kelli B. Grant
Turkey may be the centerpiece of Thanksgiving Day, but consumers who want to get home for the holiday should focus first on a different kind of fowl: early-bird airfare. With a little more than five weeks before Turkey Day, experts say now is the best time to book for many travelers. Fares during the week of Thanksgiving are already up 6% compared with last year, reports CheapAir.com. "The No. 1 factor that determines how expensive a flight will be is how full it is, and most Thanksgiving-week flights are already reasonably booked," said Jeff Klee, chief executive of CheapAir.
SCIENCE
August 27, 2012 | By Monte Morin
Are you an early-bird-gets-the-worm kind of person, or do you need a bulldozer to shove your head off the pillow each morning? Scientists in Japan say they can tell the setting of your body's circadian clock just by examining a small blood sample. In a report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , researchers said they have developed a convenient method of estimating an individual's personal body time by examining the concentration of hormones and amino acids in two blood samples taken 12 hours apart.
NEWS
August 21, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
Joseph Mahon, the last chef at the now shuttered Bastide in West Hollywood, has turned up in north Orange County, in Fullerton. At first, he was running a pop-up burger joint downtown. Now he's got himself a wide-awake spot on Bastanchury Road where he's packing in the locals in for breakfast and lunch. At Early Bird , he's serving up delicious egg dishes, griddle cakes and more in a big loft-like room washed in natural light. Families sit patiently waiting for a table. Waiters are warm, but somewhat overwhelmed by the crowd on the Saturday I stop in for brunch.
BUSINESS
November 25, 2011 | Tiffany Hsu and Hailey Branson-Potts
Southern California shoppers were offered a new twist Thursday to their annual Thanksgiving routine: the chance to do some post-dinner bargain hunting. Eager to get a jump on pushing low-priced inventory out the door, many big chains moved the opening bell for Black Friday sales to midnight -- or even earlier. Toys R Us opened at 9 p.m., while Wal-Mart trotted out new bargains at 10. Macy's, Kohl's, Target and other chains were set to open at midnight. But not all went smoothly.
SPORTS
July 10, 1988 | DAN KNAPP
The early bird catches the worm, the saying goes. At Hollywood Park, the Early Bird also gets a chance to: * Place a wager one might otherwise not be able to make. * Enjoy the pleasant, cool, unhurried atmosphere of the track during the early morning hours. * Socialize while having the time to make a well-thought-out, unpressured bet. * Avoid entrance and parking fees and long lines at the mutuel windows. * Learn the ropes of thoroughbred racing without post time looming just moments away.
SPORTS
May 12, 1988 | Associated Press
Larry Bird set a Boston playoff record with 24 points in the first quarter, and the Celtics survived Dominique Wilkins' 15 points in the fourth quarter for a 110-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the opener of their NBA second-round playoff series Wednesday night. "I was just moving and getting the ball in areas I like to get it in," said Bird, who made his first 10 shots and led all scorers with 38 points. "I made some moves that I was surprised I beat my man on."
SCIENCE
July 28, 2011 | By Daniela Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
The famous winged and feathered fossil Archaeopteryx has been knocked off its perch as the oldest known bird, according to new research. Instead, it was most likely a dinosaur. Archaeopteryx, discovered in Germany in 1861, lived during the late Jurassic period — about 150 million years ago. On the basis of its part-bird, part-reptile features, paleontologists placed it in the avialan family, which includes the earliest ancestors of birds. Avialans are related to deinonychosaurs, bird-like dinosaurs such as Anchiornis and Microraptor that lived during the late Jurassic and subsequent Cretaceous.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2010 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
Until Petros in Manhattan Beach blew onto the scene a few years ago, Greek restaurants in L.A. tended to be more in the folkloric vein, places like Taverna Tony in Malibu or Papa Cristos in L.A., where you could shop for Greek groceries and stay for an inexpensive dinner at communal tables. Now here comes something entirely different ? big, brash, glamorous Xandros on La Cienega's restaurant row. Moving into the old Tony Roma's, Xandros (short for Alexander the Great) fills the 7,500-square-foot space with a sleek lounge washed in blue light, a dining room with pale yellow orchids on the tables and beyond that, a spacious outdoor terrace protected from the wind and the traffic on La Cienega by a glass screen.
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