February 10, 2005
After Zan Dubin Scott's "Sweetie, Ready to Share That Inner Self?" (Jan. 27) about "Body Worlds" at the California Science Center, I thought I would take a look. While some of what was displayed had educational and scientific value, in particular in showing how bad habits are translated into diseases and ill health, it struck me there was a certain freak show aspect to the exhibition. Many of the flayed and filleted bodies that had been contorted in different positions -- Yoga Woman, Fencer Man, Skateboard Man, Ballerina, etc., had been posed after death to present a certain measure of entertainment value.
August 5, 2010
Different lives Re "Four walls and a bed," series, and "'Shop and tell' videos bring girls clout, swag," Aug. 1 The juxtaposition of these two stories could not have been more striking. In Sunday's Times, we read a cover story about homeless, hopeless people on Skid Row trying merely to survive — and a selfless, dedicated angel devoted to helping them. We also read a story about teen "haulers," who use Mommy and Daddy's credit cards to bring home mall merchandise to tout or bash for online subscribers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1990 |
The city of Los Angeles and the state will place ethics reform measures before the voters in June. In both measures, future pay raises are attached to wide-ranging reforms. Locally, approval of the ethics reform package would include specific pay hikes. If the state measure is approved, a seven-member commission would be appointed by the governor to determine lawmakers' salaries. Here are the major components of each measure: Los Angeles Proposition H: A.
April 14, 2002
Lee Green's exceptionally well-written profile of Michael Josephson and the secular ethics movement succeeds in capturing the essence of a remarkable man making remarkable contributions to American society ("The Indisputable Mr. Scruples," March 10). Josephson's insights into the ethical dilemmas of our times and the clarity with which he is able to bring these into focus for a wide and diverse audience qualifies him as a sort of national treasure. The Los Angeles YMCA is one of more than 500 disparate organizations across the nation involved with Josephson's Character Counts!
November 26, 2003 |
One of the sly conceits of columns like this is to participate in the media frenzy of the moment by decrying it. That admission is required because this column is about Michael Jackson -- or, more defensibly, about the way in which new forms of journalism deployed to cover sensational stories involving celebrities may challenge some of the mainstream media's hardest-won ethical norms.
June 21, 1988 |
Democratic presidential hopeful Michael S. Dukakis charged Monday that the Reagan Administration has fostered a climate in Washington that is "contemptuous about public service" and therefore prone to abuse the public trust.
March 24, 2003 |
Our faces were as white as our coats. It was, after all, the first time we'd be stepping from the classroom to the hospital room to examine our first real patients. We had practiced most aspects of the physical examination on each other in class, looking in each other's ears, noses and throats, and taking each other's vital signs. We had even drawn our classmates' blood, our hands trembling as we guided the sharp needles toward the moving target of rolling veins.
May 11, 2002 |
When Jerry Brady launched his bid for Idaho governor, word of his candidacy landed with a thud in the pages of his hometown paper, the Post Register. "We like and admire Brady, but we wish he weren't a candidate," wrote opinion editor Marty Trillhaase. It wasn't that Brady is a Democrat in the most conservative part of this deeply conservative state. Nor the fact that Brady and Trillhaase disagree over abortion.
September 22, 2006 |
Profound moral dilemmas underscore George Tabori's provocative plays, for all their lancing purpose. Few conundrums have more difficult contours than those posed by "The Cannibals" at the Edison Theatre in Long Beach. Tabori's stark treatise on the ethics of survival amid the insanity of Auschwitz receives an impressive staging by California Repertory Company.
December 30, 2009 |
The California Public Employees' Retirement System board, responding to allegations of past conflicts of interest, has adopted a new ethics policy to govern contacts with outside sales intermediaries and investment fund managers. The policy, unveiled Tuesday, requires the 13 board members to refer all communications on existing or potential investments to CalPERS' professional staff. Members also are counseled not to advocate on behalf of any particular investment outside of a board meeting.