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August 18, 1991
The opening of Soviet markets for U.S. goods is welcome news indeed. At last we can offer the Soviets a wonderful means of earning U.S. dollars to pay for our goods: Now that the gulags have been emptied, we can ship our drug dealers, murderers and excess criminals to the Soviets to house in these superb facilities (50 degrees below zero in the winter and only Russian spoken) at a fraction of the costs now incurred by U.S. taxpayers. We would not have to build more new jails and face the ire of local citizens who do not want jails in their neighborhoods.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
The Norton Simon Museum will soon add a Goya to its collection,  if only temporarily. The Pasadena institution announced Wednesday that it will exhibit “Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna,” a large-scale portrait by the 18th-century master Francisco de Goya y Lucientes,  for roughly three months beginning in December. The 1790s portrait, on loan from the Frick Collection in New York through an exchange program, joins three other Goya paintings and one drawing in Norton Simon's permanent collection.
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June 4, 1992 | AMY PYLE
A public-private contract to allow postgraduate physicians from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to work at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The program will enable the physicians to receive training not available at Cedars-Sinai, according to the county Department of Health Services, while providing Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar with three additional doctors at a cost to the county of $9,000 a month.
NEWS
August 2, 2013 | By Jane Engle
Get to know the art and people of Cuba on a tour sponsored by the Palos Verdes Art Center. The eight-day trip is a licensed cultural exchange program that includes visits to museums, art centers and homes of residents. In addition to visiting Havana, the group will travel to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, where participants will meet with Cubans and learn about their lives and the centuries-old sugar industry. The exchanges will be led by Mary Drobny, a Cuba specialist and art historian, along with a bilingual Cuban guide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2000 | JOSH GOLDSTEIN
Tala Rezai spent what would have been her first year of college doing something she found equally eye-opening: living in Germany as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. Rezai, 19, talked about her experience after returning home in July. She lived with a German family, learned how to speak German from people instead of books and traveled throughout Europe in her free time. Before she left home, Germany was a place she didn't know much about.
NEWS
June 5, 1985 | Associated Press
The University of Pittsburgh on Tuesday announced a joint preliminary agreement with the University of Havana to develop an exchange program of scholars, students and library materials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992 | HERBERT J. VIDA
Loara High School juniors Rebecca Montano and Urjita Parekh and sophomore John Chao (have been selected for a Junior Achievement of Southern California exchange program in Mexico. They will learn business practices in a cross-cultural setting. The exchange will start July 3 with an orientation in Cocoyoc, Mexico. After a weeklong conference in Mexico City, the Anaheim students will live with a host family for the completion of their five-week visit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
Barcelona Hills Elementary School has been awarded a grant to establish Children United, a program that will allow its predominantly white student body to meet children from Orange County elementary schools attended mostly by ethnic minorities. "Throughout Orange County, things are different than they are here in Mission Viejo, and the children need to know that," Principal Suzette Lovely said.
NEWS
February 18, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The legality of the nation's first hypodermic-needle exchange program has been upheld by a judge in Tacoma, Wash. Superior Court Judge Robert Peterson said there is only preliminary proof that the program is slowing the spread of AIDS but added: "To wait until you get that concrete, specific evidence is too late." Each week, health workers at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department distribute about 2,000 clean needles to drug users in return for used ones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1996
On the theory that every gun that is taken off the street makes the world a bit safer, gun swap and buyback programs have sprung up around the nation. In Yorba Linda last weekend, 15 guns were exchanged for teddy bears--a program that not only took some weapons out of circulation but also put some smiles on the faces of youngsters and parents.
WORLD
January 3, 2013 | By Daniel Hernandez
MEXICO CITY -- Promised that no questions would be asked, they've brought in handguns, pistols, rifles, grenades, bullets, and dozens of gun replicas that may or may not have been used to spook a robbery victim. Hundreds of people have turned in nearly a thousand weapons and at least one grenade-launcher in nine days in exchange for gifts and cash -- as well as anonymity -- in a holiday pilot program that has exceeded government expectations in Mexico's populous capital. The program, "For Your Family, Voluntary Disarming," was launched at the historic Santuario de la Cuevita church in the crime-toughened borough of Iztapalapa on Christmas Eve, with promises of tablet computers and bicycles for handing over any firearms.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2012 | By Jori Finkel
Right now, the most famous Van Gogh painting in a California museum happens to be one of his sunniest: The Getty owns an exuberant field of irises that the artist painted in 1889 as a sort of postcard for his arrival at a bucolic-looking asylum in Saint Rémy de Provence, France. But this winter, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, home to seven other Van Gogh paintings, will exhibit a darker work from the same year that is celebrated for different reasons. The intense self-portrait with jarring colors and turbulent violet-blue brushwork in the background seems to speak to the artist's volatile psychological state.
OPINION
April 10, 2012 | By Shoshanna Scholar
The first cases of HIV identified anywhere in the world are widely thought to have been in Los Angeles in 1981. Since then, 45,000 Angelenos have contracted HIV and nearly half have died due to the disease. As terrible as that statistic is, we can look back over the last 30 years with considerable pride because Los Angeles' courageous response to the epidemic also saved many lives. We now know how much worse things would have been had local elected leaders not braved controversy to support one of the most effective HIV prevention tools we have: needle exchange.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2012 | By Suzanne Muchnic, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's only natural, given their proximity to Mexico and rapidly growing Latino constituencies, that California art museums would be engaged with Latin American material. But the robust lineup of exhibitions, exchanges and educational programs indicates that the days of focusing on historic "treasures" or romanticized figures such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are over. Museum directors and curators are talking about examining fresh topics and weaving Latin American art into a global fabric — in projects that require inter-departmental collaboration, international networking and community outreach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2012 | SANDY BANKS
A month ago, I could go for days without checking my email or updating my Facebook status. Now I'm online every morning, looking for that little green video-camera icon next to my daughter's name when I log on to my Gmail account. I'm trying to stay plugged in to a child who is 5,000 miles away, in a city I'd never heard of, in a country I knew next to nothing about. My youngest -- the "Will I ever find an apartment in San Francisco??" daughter -- is studying in Aarhus, Denmark, this semester.
NEWS
February 16, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Gift cards accounted for 18% of holiday spending last year, so likely some of us still haven't gotten around to using the prepaid presents. Here's a new way to spend them down: United-Continental airlines allows members of its frequent-flier program to exchange gift cards from major retailers for air miles. The Mileage Plus Gift Card Exchange accepts more than 60 types of gift cards -- Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, JC Penney, Peet's Coffee & Tea and Walmart, among them -- that have at least $25 credit and no expiration date.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2003 | Beth Silver, Special to The Times
Mary Vattanasiriporn had a glamorous vision of America in mind when she dreamed of the year she would spend here as a high school exchange student. Instead, the 16-year-old says, she found herself sharing a home with another exchange student and six children in a filthy, crowded house with exposed wiring and insulation bursting from the walls.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2010 | By My-Thuan Tran
When Southwest Chamber Music became the first American ensemble since the Vietnam War to set up a musical residency in Vietnam in 2006, artistic director Jeff von der Schmidt had high hopes that the two countries -- forever tied through history and war -- would forge lasting bonds in music. Now the Pasadena-based group is cementing its position to help guide Vietnam's musical future. With a highly competitive grant from the U.S. State Department, Southwest will soon embark on a six-week exchange with Vietnam's two premier music institutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2008 | Sam Quinones
Rudy Oliver wanted to get rid of a 12-gauge shotgun that he'd once used to hunt rabbit and quail. "It's been standing in my garage for 14 years," he said. Carol Jacobs' husband, Peter, was giving her an early Christmas present by finally getting rid of a 22-caliber pistol. "I've been pushing him to get rid of it for years," she said. And one man, who asked not to be identified, turned in a handgun he'd owned for 40 years.
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