March 28, 1993 |
Who's on first? Forget it. The question in 1993 is this: Which team is Who with now? A dizzying winter of player movement might require a summer of competition to sort out, particularly in the National League West.
September 12, 1995
This special report--"The Next California--The State's Economy in the Year 2000,"--marks the first editorial collaboration between the Los Angeles Times and the Financial Times of London. The aim is to offer readers of both newspapers special insights into what the future holds for California--home to world's seventh-largest economy. From vantage points within the state, Times staff writers analyze the dominant business and financial forces at work.
December 5, 1991 |
Blaming tough financial times, the owner of Elario's, a haven for jazz lovers for more than 10 years, has decided to cut back on national and international jazz acts in favor of artists from Southern California. Situated atop the Summer House Inn, Elario's was one of only three clubs locally to bring big-name jazz stars to town regularly. The others are the Jazz Note in Pacific Beach and the Horton Grand Hotel.
October 25, 2009 |
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were American patriots, co-framers of the Declaration of Independence, our second and third presidents. Sometimes friends, sometimes rivals, they lived in tandem through our nation's difficult birth: Jefferson, the sophisticated Virginia planter, Adams, the Massachusetts yeoman farmer. What is less well-known is that they once went tooting around the English countryside together in a hired coach. David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning Adams biography, the basis for last year's HBO "John Adams" miniseries, briefly mentions their trip.
December 5, 2013 |
China already consumes half the world's pork. But to ensure it has a steady supply of hogs, it's struck a deal with Britain to import $73.5 million worth of premium pig semen. The agreement was brokered with the help of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who just completed a three-day visit to China. “We're doing all we can to ensure that businesses up and down the country reap the rewards from our relationship with China. And that includes our pig farmers,” said a statement from Cameron's office, according to the Financial Times . “This new deal to export pig semen will mean Britain's best pigs will help sustain the largest pig population in the world.” The pig semen, both frozen and fresh, will reportedly be flown in starting early next year.
June 13, 2013 |
Political comedy isn't what it used to be, but what shtickmeister could compete with the running gags of those currently holding office? David Mamet took up the challenge and came up short with his Oval Office farce "November," leadenly staged last fall at the Mark Taper Forum. Now we have "Yes, Prime Minister" trying to tickle audiences at the Geffen Playhouse with the behind-the-scenes machinations of the British government. Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the team that co-created the popular BBC television series "Yes Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister," the show redeploys the characters from those programs to satirize a political system in which civil servants pride themselves on being both the puppet masters and the cleanup squad of a benighted prime minister.
August 28, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- It's a battle between one of the nation's largest newspapers and what is suspected to be a group of hackers supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, and for the moment at least, the hackers appear to be winning. The New York Times website was down for large parts of Tuesday after being hacked in an attack for which the group known as the Syrian Electronic Army took credit, and was down again as of 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday. Users trying to access www.nytimes.com received a message saying the server could not be found.