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A 15-year-old Los Angeles boy convicted of accidentally shooting and killing a classmate at Fairfax High School was ordered Thursday to undergo a 90-day psychological evaluation to determine if he is suitable for confinement to the California Youth Authority.
December 12, 1987
To compare our presidential candidates to actors competing for a role may seem at first thought a clever, albeit none-too-original device ("Star Makers Eye the Candidates," by Deborah Caulfield, Dec. 3). And I'm sure it seemed to someone that it would make a fun story to have casting directors analyze the debaters, but I am astounded at the irresponsible result. Instead of focusing on the issues discussed and the candidates' response to those issues, the article trivialized and destroyed the dignity of these men. Casting an actor in a television show or feature film doesn't require the casting director to know anything about said actor's beliefs or intentions.
June 20, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Texas Rangers TV play-by-play announcer Dave Barnett will receive a medical evaluation after giving an incoherent on-air description of a play that included a reference to "fifth" base. The team said in a statement Tuesday that Barnett will miss at least the rest of the Rangers' series with the San Diego Padres as he undergoes an evaluation for the inadvertent verbal miscues. According to the team, Barnett is attributing the incident Monday to a recurrence of migraine headaches.
July 26, 2010 | By Lisa Zamosky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, you're in plenty of company. Nearly 11 million people take care of the 5.3 million Americans with the disease, a number that's expected to grow to almost 16 million by 2050, according to the Alzheimer's Assn. The demands of care-taking often place enormous pressure on a family's time and resources. A 2009 AARP and National Alliance for Caregiving survey found that caregivers — most commonly middle-aged women caring for a parent — give more than 20 hours of their time per week.
April 19, 2013 | Dan Weikel and Ralph Vartabedian
State high-speed rail officials acknowledged Thursday that they changed their rules for selecting a builder for the bullet train's first phase in the Central Valley, a shift that subsequently made it possible for a consortium led by Sylmar-based Tutor Perini to be ranked as the top candidate despite receiving the lowest technical rating. The California High-Speed Rail Authority announced last week that the Tutor Perini-Zachry-Parsons joint venture was the top-rated contender among five bidders seeking to build the initial 29 miles of track between Madera and Fresno.
April 21, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
The bad behavior of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback' Ben Roethlisberger resulted Wednesday in a six-game suspension by the NFL and reportedly has triggered what once would have been unthinkable: The Steelers are testing the market to trade him. According to an ESPN report, Pittsburgh has been contacting teams selecting in the top 10 of this year's draft, which begins at 4:30 p.m. PDT Thursday, to gauge interest in the two-time Super Bowl winner....
November 11, 1999 | Associated Press
The NHL has tripled its annual revenue during the 1990s to about $1.4 billion, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday, adding that much of the increase is because of expansion in the United States. Bettman said revenue ranges from $60 million to $70 million for teams at the high end to $30 million to $40 million for teams at the low end.
March 7, 2013
Re "School policymakers face a test of their own," March 4 The controversy over the use of standardized tests for evaluation purposes is the result of the assumption that those tests currently in widespread use are capable of differentiating between effective and ineffective teachers. Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence to support the belief that valid inferences can be made in this regard. That's why educators are so strongly opposed, not because they want to avoid accountability.
NOTE TO MY EDITOR: Hi. This was really a fantastic idea for a story . . . but then most of your ideas are genius. Any suggestions (always astute) for improving this would be appreciated. I'd be happy to stay late to rework it. P.S. Cool haircut. If such oozing punches your gag reflex faster than you can say, "Nice tie," consider yourself normal. The consummate boss oiler is universally despised by peers, who rally at the water cooler, hissing: "What a brown-noser!"
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