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December 23, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
"Hidden Moon" is a two-hour romantic drama that feels like two seasons of a telenovela - not because the story, set in Mexico and Los Angeles, is rich with divergent subplots and intertwining characters, but because the attention it pays to every fluttered eyelash, flared nostril and furrowed brow makes for one long haul of an affair. Devoid of irony or humor, the kind of soapy romanticism that director José Pepe Bojórquez espouses is a tough fit for today's big screen under the best of circumstances.
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April 16, 2014 | Deborah Netburn and Alicia Banks
They came with iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and even some film cameras -- ready to capture the total lunar eclipse known as a "blood moon. " Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles offered a prime view, and hundreds of people were there when the eclipse began at 10:58 p.m. Monday. The full moon was beginning to move into Earth's shadow, leaving the impression that someone had taken a bite out of it. As the minutes passed, the shadow spread across more and more of the lunar surface.
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SPORTS
May 15, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has lived up to his nickname again in 2013. The boxer known as "Money" has made lots and lots of it -- an estimated $90 million -- so far this year. That's way more than any other athlete in the U.S., or the entire world for that matter. For the second year in a row, Mayweather tops Sports Illustrated's list of the highest-earning American athletes. The rankings use estimates that combine salary, winnings and endorsements -- although Mayweather's earnings come solely from his fight with Robert Guerrero earlier this month and his upcoming September bout with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
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April 15, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
The crowd packed on the grassy lawn of Griffith Observatory erupted in whistles, cheers and howls shortly before 12:05 a.m. on Tuesday as a darkened moon transformed into an orange "blood moon" for the start of a total lunar eclipse. Visitors scrambled toward the front of the observatory, pointing up at the reddening moon. Telescopes dotting the lawn pointed upward and southward, as the moon hovered above. Around 11 p.m., a "bite" began to spread across the moon as the Earth blocked direct light from the sun, casting a shadow on the moon.
SCIENCE
July 10, 2010 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
When the moon blots out the sun's blinding rays on Sunday, a sliver of the Earth's surface will be plunged into eerie darkness. Travelers who have crossed thousands of miles to witness the celestial show will gaze at the sky and, for a few minutes, see a thing most people never get to see: a halo of fire — the sun's corona — flickering around the edges of the silhouette of the moon. But Jay Pasachoff, over on Easter Island, may be looking down more than up — calibrating his instruments, checking for technical glitches, peering through lenses.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1998 | GREG MILLER
About 9 a.m. Thursday, a group of 150 people will file into a San Francisco museum to watch a solar eclipse that would otherwise be visible only from the other side of the planet. The cosmic event is being broadcast over the Internet from a field station in Aruba to mark the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art Internet production and viewing studio at the Exploratorium in San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts.
FOOD
November 7, 1996 | ROSE DOSTI
DEAR SOS: I absolutely loved the shrimp risotto with tomato broth served at Eclipse restaurant in Beverly Hills. Can you see about a recipe? --CHARLEY DEAR CHARLEY: I, too, loved this risotto with its wonderfully rich, tasty Seafood Tomato Sauce. It works best if you use arborio, the high-starch, stubby, short-grained rice imported from Italy, that becomes rather creamy when cooked in broth.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1987 | Nancy Mills
Steven Spielberg has been known to be shy about pre-discussing his projects but . . . is this ridiculous or what? He's even got British novelist J. G. Ballard keeping quiet. Ballard authored "Empire of the Sun," the 1984 semi-autobiographical account of his three-year internment as a young boy in a Japanese WW II prison camp that Spielberg is currently filming.
NEWS
July 12, 1991 | GAILE ROBINSON
A few stargazers in Hawaii let this week's eclipse of the sun go to their heads. Customers of Manny Martinez at the Unistyle salon in Kailua-Kona celebrated the celestial blackout by getting a two-tone Eclipse hairdo that Martinez created for the event. It's basically a flattop dyed black and surrounded by a "corona" of orange-toned, moussed-up spikes priced at $50. Martinez, who has created a dozen of the do's, says, "I'm very much convinced I'll continue to do these cuts for some time."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 1989 | LEE MARGULIES, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Family Ties" went out on top, and NBC stayed on top for a record-setting 47th week in a row, ratings from the A.C. Nielsen Co. showed Tuesday. The final episode of "Family Ties" on Sunday night was the most-watched program of the week, attracting viewers in about 18.8 million homes. NBC, meanwhile, extended its string of first-place finishes in the weekly ratings competition to 47, passing the previous mark set by CBS in 1962-63. The full list of ratings is on Page 10. When the fictitious producer on Sunday night's "Moonlighting" talked about the romance being over, he wasn't kidding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
  Monday's "blood moon" total lunar eclipse was the first in more than three years to be visible from Los Angeles and uninterrupted by sunrise. Hundreds flocked to Griffith Observatory, cameras, cellphones and iPads at the ready to see the rare event. Some came hours before the lunar spectacle, but a hush fell over the balconies and grassy lawn as the eclipse began and onlookers jockeyed for prime viewing spots.  In Los Angeles , the most impressive part began about 11 p.m. when the first "bite" was taken out of the moon.
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April 15, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
They came with iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and even some film cameras -- ready to capture the "blood moon," the first full lunar eclipse of 2014. Hundreds converged on Griffith Observatory, which has a prime view. Here are some photos of the eclipse posted to various social media from the observatory on Tuesday morning:  [<a href="//storify.com/shelbygrad/full-lunar-eclipse-capturing-blood-moon-live" target="_blank">View the story "Full lunar eclipse: Capturing 'blood moon' live" on Storify</a>]
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April 15, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
Those who slept through the rare "blood moon" Monday night missed more than just the rare red hue, as a packed Griffith Observatory erupted into whistles, cheers and howls during the much-anticipated lunar eclipse. The crowds descended upon the observatory early, with hundreds of people lounging on the lawn hours before the eclipse was set to begin at about 11 p.m. The observatory and the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, as well as other astronomy clubs and organizations, offered telescopes for viewers. As forecasters had predicted, clear skies made for for prime viewing conditions across the region.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Alicia Banks and Rong-Gong Lin II
You don't have to go to the Griffith Observatory or other prime watching spot to view the first total lunar eclipse of 2014. Numerous "blood moon" video streams are available on the Web. The Griffith Observatory will be streaming the event live from the Zeiss dome beginning at 9:45 p.m. The Slooh Observatory in the Canary Islands will also be doing a live stream. NASA is also planning a live stream , with experts taking questions from viewers. For those who want to take in the event in person, Griffith Observatory decided to open its doors Monday (it's usually closed)
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April 14, 2014 | By Alicia Banks and Rong-Gong Lin II
With just a few hours left before the the first total eclipse of 2014, the Griffith Observatory is bracing for big crowds tonight and is warning of possible traffic jams for the "blood moon. " "We are expecting large crowds," the observatory said in a statement. "Those attending should expect traffic congestion and long walks from parking. " The observatory will be open to visitors, who can look up at the eclipse either from the building itself or from the grass and sidewalk areas.
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April 14, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
The first total eclipse of 2014 tonight and Tuesday morning is generating much attention. Times reporter Rong-Gong Lin II answers your questions about the so-called blood moon. Q: Will L.A. be able to see this eclipse? It will be the first in more than three years to be visible from Los Angeles and uninterrupted by sunrise. The last one began the evening of Dec. 20, 2010, with the eclipse's peak at 12:17 a.m. Dec. 21, according to the observatory. Q: When is the best time to watch?
NEWS
July 11, 1991
Clouds may make it tough to see today's partial eclipse along the coast. But whatever you do, don't try to view it without proper eye protection. High tides will occur tonight as well. Watching the Solar Show Looking at the sun, even for a few moments, can be dangerous to your eyes. During the partial phase of an eclipse viewers should never look directly at the sun, although it may appear to be dim. * The safest way is to build a solar projector that works the same as a pinhole camera.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1987
When Groucho Marx died on Aug. 19, 1977, much of the world was still mourning Elvis Presley, whose untimely death preceded Groucho's by only three days. Consequently, while there was an avalanche of tributes to Elvis, Groucho's death received the shortest of shrift. Now it is the 10th anniversary of Presley's death, and his countenance graces the covers of countless newspapers and magazines, his movies run all week on local stations, and various television specials spotlight his talent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
The first lunar eclipse of 2014 - known as "blood moon" - is lighting up social media tonight as people post photos of the moon and the eclipse. Large crowd descended on the Griffith Observatory to look at the eclipse. They posted a variety of photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here is a sampling:   In Los Angeles, the most impressive part began around 11 p.m. when the first "bite" is taken out of the moon. It will be blotted out entirely by 12:06 a.m. Tuesday, said experts at the observatory.
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