May 2, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See below. MEXICO CITY - President Obama arrived for his two-day diplomatic mission to Mexico on Thursday afternoon with a 54% favorability rating among Mexicans, according to one national poll [link in Spanish]. But he shouldn't count Hortensia Muñoz, a Mexico City food vendor, among his fans. Key sectors of the sprawling capital have in effect been shut down in advance of Obama's two-day visit, including the area around Obama's hotel, the Presidente InterContinental, in the upscale Polanco neighborhood.
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April 9, 2013
About 90 delegates from business and politics are traveling with Gov. Jerry Brown in China this week. Among them: Rusty Areias: Partner in influential consulting firm California Strategies. Married to a Democratic fundraiser. Jay Behmke : Managing director, Yao Family Wines, owned by former NBA star Yao Ming. Kofi Bonner: President, Lennar Urban San Francisco. Builder. Finalizing $1.7-billion deal with China Development Bank for two San Francisco developments.
March 16, 2013
If you are watching the L.A. Marathon on Sunday, you might spot Julie Weiss by her bouncing blond ponytail, her purple outfit or the purple balloon she plans to tie to her waist. It will be emblazoned with a "52. " You might also recognize her by the mob scene in her wake. Friends and relatives who lost loved ones to pancreatic cancer and patients themselves are coming from near and far to spirit Weiss across that final finish line. - Rene Lynch
January 30, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before the thunderstorms hit D.C. The Skinny: Yes, I'm in Washington now. I'm out of the New Orleans hotel with no window and in a basement on a couch. Isn't the life of the entertainment journalist glamorous? FX's latest drama "The Americans" premieres Wednesday night. I've seen the first two and it's worth checking out, especially if you want to see Keri Russell kick butt. Tuesday's headlines include some big changes at CNN, an "Entourage" movie gets the go-ahead and Walt Disney Co.'s "Epic Mickey" game is history.
January 28, 2013 |
Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler and baseball player Cutter Dykstra are engaged! "So this just happened....," the 31-year-old tweeted Monday, along with a couple of hearts and a shocked-looking photo of herself flashing a blingy new rock, with Dykstra at her side. "She said yes!!," Dykstra, 23, added when he retweeted the news. "Thank you so much for all the love everyone," Sigler followed up. "I am so happy and more importantly lucky!" "The Sopranos," "Entourage" and "Guys With Kids" actress' rep confirmed the news to Us Weekly on Monday, with a source telling the mag, "They both know that this is it for both of them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2013 |
A company owned by the late Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera was named in a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of the four members of her entourage who were killed along with her in a Dec. 9 plane crash. The suit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks punitive damages against the current owners of the jet, as well as the previous owner, which sold the plane last year. The negligence suit names Starwood Management, Rodatz Financial Group Inc., McOco Inc. and Jenni Rivera Enterprises Inc. DOCUMENT: Read the lawsuit Attorneys named Rivera's company because of its role in choosing to use the 43-year-old Learjet 25. The plane took off from Monterrey, Mexico, and crashed into mountainous terrain after nose-diving 28,000 feet in 30 seconds.