October 19, 2002
Re "Paying a Price for Freebies," Oct. 12: "A band of reform-minded chiefs is trying to banish these benefits." Surely they jest! Don't these police chiefs have enough serious crime to worry about without harassing their officers about free or discounted food offered by grateful citizens? The men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day deserve more than free cups of coffee, doughnuts or discounted chicken dinners. Are these officers so highly paid that we should begrudge them these freebies?
July 23, 2012 |
Little things can make you feel more comfortable when you're on the road, but what exactly are those things? DoubleTree by Hilton thinks it knows. The hotel brand launched a marketing campaign called the Little Things Project in January to go to 50 cities to push the brand and dispense "little things" to anyone who shows up at its tent. Next stop: the Santa Monica Pier from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday (as in today). Visitors can pick up freebies such as wristbands for rides on the pier, discounts at local attractions and one of the hotel's signature chocolate chip cookies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1992
So Anaheim City Councilman William D. Ehrle thinks that accepting free Disneyland and game tickets, parking and who knows what else is an extension of his duties as an elected official ("Officials Were Warned About Gift Limits in Anaheim," April 4). Well, after I finished laughing, I figured what the heck. Put me on the list for all of these freebies. I'll look on them as an extension of my duties as a voter and taxpayer in the city of Anaheim. By the way, does Jackie Autry know she's giving out all these free passes?
April 7, 2000 |
If I had a dollar for every dot-com at Spring Internet World 2000 the other day, I'd be a gajillionaire. Internet World is a three-day event at the Los Angeles Convention Center where Net companies can show off their latest software, hardware, browsers and silly freebies. What is it about trade-show freebies that is so alluring anyway? A neon pink yardstick was the object of my freebie lust at Internet World.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1997
This is Washington's revised ending for the "Star-Spangled Banner": "O'er the land of the freebies, and the home of the knaves." ANNE ASADORIAN Yorba Linda
February 27, 2008 |
The J. Paul Getty Museum drew 1,265,000 people in 2007, ranking it 30th in worldwide art museum attendance and seventh in the United States, according to an annual survey by the Art Newspaper. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art -- which charges for admission, unlike the gratis Getty -- drew 667,200, good for 54th worldwide and 16th nationally. Excluding the Getty's freebies, the top-drawing L.A. show was "Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images," attracting 1,542 a day to LACMA.