February 15, 2011 |
Reporting From Minneapolis ? Dress up the dunk and muse about art, creativity and inspiration, and cue some soft symphonic music to go along as the soundtrack. Dress it down and talk about the sheer blunt-force intimidation of the message-sending dunk, and crank up Lil Wayne or Young Jeezy. Blake Griffin neatly cut to the heart of it, and, for him, the art of dunking comes down to one simple issue: ultimate control at its purest, most honest level. "That's the easiest way to finish," he said.
June 7, 1992
The unfunny thing about Patt Morrison'S "Tour de Force" (Guest Bites Town, April 19) is that all of it is true. Except, of course, for the very profitable "no-growth tour," a business I am seriously thinking of establishing--from some smaller, far-from-Los Angeles locaion--as soon as I can negotiate my way out of here. Any takers for the tour-guide positions? JAYNE GORDON-COOPER Sherman Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2009 |
Forty-two years after Pat Brown left office and 13 years after he died, his California took quite a beating last week. The visionary governor swept into office in 1959, and by the time he was swept out eight years later, he had created the 16-dam, multiple-aqueduct state water project, devised the three-tier college and university system, constructed nine major campuses and built more than 1,000 miles of freeways to connect regions of his burgeoning state.
March 12, 2001 |
Blacks and Latinos are twice as likely as whites to report the use of force in encounters with police, according to a report that also shows that black drivers are more likely than whites to be stopped, searched, handcuffed or ticketed. Two percent of blacks and Latinos who had face-to-face encounters with police in 1999 reported force or threatened force, compared with just under 1% of whites, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics says. The report comes as Atty. Gen.
November 20, 1998 |
If you think home is where the heart is, "massacre" at Hollywood's Theatre of Note begs to differ. As a trio of Colorado sisters (Jacqueline Wright, Dana Wieluns and Lauren Roedy Vaughn) with a tenuous grasp on normality contemplate the sale of their aging parents' house, their squabbling becomes a microcosmic mirror for social conflicts rooted in economics, sex and race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1997
Re: "In Tranquil Leisure Village, Alarm Over Pepper Spray" (Dec. 13): If the private security force in Camarillo's Leisure Village thinks it needs pepper spray in its arsenal, it's time for Leisure Village to change security forces. Ridiculous! ED SHOOP Somis