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September 14, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White said the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter” on FX will feature a return to more household personal drama. White's relationship with coach and UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson is part of the tension. “Roy and I don't get along,” White said. “I think as part of this people will want to see me fight Roy … everything that comes out of his mouth bothers me, and the thing about Roy Nelson is he's the ultimate underachiever.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair. After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban on affirmative action in public higher education. But within weeks, the debate turned fractious. Backlash arose among some Asian Americans who feared their children could lose access to the state's universities if more places were granted to students from other minority groups.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2010 | By Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
One Saturday in early 2008, the top economic advisors to then-presidential candidate John McCain gathered at his Virginia headquarters to hash out the details of a major economic address. The attendees included Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who had supported McCain from the campaign's earliest days, and Meg Whitman, the former head of EBay who had recently joined the team after her first choice, Mitt Romney, dropped his bid for the White House. Whitman came armed with flip charts and markers, intending to run the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Gale Holland
The homeless people camped outside a planned Google facility in Venice were beginning to stir when Los Angeles police rolled up around dawn. Chesnel Dorceus was slow to dismantle his makeshift shelter and wound up briefly in handcuffs. "Wow, blankets on a cart is a structure?" said Dorceus, 26, who was cited for illegally lodging in the street and released. "Why can't you guys leave me alone?" Such interactions have become routine in the beachfront neighborhood. Under a 2007 court settlement, homeless people may sleep on sidewalks in the city of Los Angeles as long as they move on by 6 a.m. When they don't, officers find themselves on wake-up patrol.
NEWS
January 20, 2008
Whaling: In an article in Saturday's Section A about friction between Australia and Japan over whaling, Nobutaka Machimura was identified as Japan's foreign minister. He is the government's chief Cabinet secretary.
BOOKS
May 7, 1989 | ELENA BRUNET
At Libby Beaman's request for a favor from "Father's old friend," President Rutherford B. Hayes, her husband, John, was appointed assistant agent overseeing the seal-fur trade in the Alaskan Pribilof Islands. Libby would be the first white woman to sail to these distant islands, much against the will of her husband's superior, identified only as the "Senior Agent, SA." More difficult than being "icebound, rockbound, weather-bound" during that first year was the fact that Libby and John would live in a single cabin with the senior agent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1995
Q: How much does a cloud weigh? A: According to physicists at San Francisco's Exploratorium, the water in an average cloud weighs about 500,000 pounds, roughly the same as a 747 jumbo jet. In a typical cloud, there are about 2.8 billion droplets per cubic foot. The water does not plunge to the Earth like a meteor, however, because friction between the droplets and the air around them is greater than the force of gravity. It is only when the droplets become larger than 0.04 inches in diameter that they overcome friction and fall as rain.
REAL ESTATE
September 24, 2000
In Ask the Inspector by Barry Stone, "When Buying an Older House, Ask Plenty of Questions" (Sept. 10), the question of whether lead paint disclosure is a requirement and, if so, what a homeowner should do about it was answered in a possibly misleading way. The article implied that lead poisonings are primarily caused because small children "known to teethe on painted woodwork" ingest the paint. While "eating" paint is one cause of lead poisonings (statistics from health departments show that paint chewing caused only a tiny fraction of all reported lead poisonings)
BOOKS
March 30, 2003 | Primo Levi, Primo Levi, the author of many books, including "The Periodic Table," "The Monkey's Wrench" and "Survival in Auschwitz," died in 1987. This essay, translated from the Italian by Zaia Alexander, appears in English for the first time.
Genesis tells us that the first men had only one language: This made them so ambitious and skillful they began to construct a tower that reached the sky. God was offended by their audacity and punished them subtly: not by striking them with lightning but by confusing their tongues, thus making it impossible for them to carry on with their blasphemous work.
NEWS
February 3, 1985 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and ROBERT WELKOS, Times Staff Writers
Whenever Samuel Benitez, who now lives in Portland, Ore., even thinks about his old job as a Los Angeles policeman, he says he starts coughing. And the closer he gets to Los Angeles, the worse the hacking gets. Benitez, 35, claims that the cough is caused by stress from working for the Los Angeles Police Department. Complaining that the cough disabled him, he recently won a lifetime tax-free disability pension of $1,480 a month, plus $51,390 in back benefits.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2014 | By David Ng
Hold your RSVPs to the Geffen Playhouse's revival of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party. " The highly anticipated production, staged by Oscar-winning director William Friedkin, has been abruptly called off only two weeks before its official opening. Leaders at the Geffen said that the production has been postponed to an unspecified future date. The cause of the postponement was the sudden departure of British actor Steven Berkoff, with accounts differing as to whether he resigned voluntarily or was effectively dismissed from the production.
WORLD
January 10, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams, This post has been updated and corrected, as indicated below.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned the killing of a 4-year-old boy this week during a security patrol by international forces, adding to the animosity between Kabul and Washington that may leave the war-ravaged country on its own at the end of this year to deal with a resurgent Taliban. Karzai learned of the boy's death from visiting Helmand Gov. Naeem Baloch, presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi told journalists in Kabul. The boy apparently was hit when shots were fired during an International Security Assistance Force patrol through farmland in Helmand province, an ISAF spokesman said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2013 | By David Ng
Haing S. Ngor won an Academy Award for portraying a survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime in the 1984 movie "The Killing Fields," but his own life story offers an equally riveting and dramatic tale. That's the audience hook for a new stage play based on the life and untimely death of the doctor-turned-actor. Although the playwright contends that he was scrupulous in adapting Ngor's life for the theater, the estate of the late Oscar winner has come out against the play, threatening to take legal action against the writer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2013 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes is one of a handful of elected officials leaving City Hall next week, part of an exodus of politicians who are stepping aside because of term limits or election-year defeats. But while packing boxes and participating in farewell ceremonies, the term-limited veteran councilman has also become enmeshed in a nasty dispute with the man who will soon replace him in his Eastside council district: veteran state lawmaker Gil Cedillo. Since the May 21 election, Reyes and Cedillo have traded charges and countercharges centering on campaign money, a property deal and thinly veiled allegations of pay to play.
SPORTS
February 16, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Robbie Rogers stepped away from soccer Friday because the physical and emotional toll of performing on the field while living in the closet had become too much to bear. Landon Donovan stepped away from soccer 21/2 months ago because, he said, the physical and emotional toll of performing at a world-class level every week over the last 12 years had become too much to bear. Rogers may never return. Donovan, the Galaxy says, will be back - exactly when, the team will announce in the next few days.
NATIONAL
November 19, 2012 | By Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times
CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. - Where County Highway A crests a knoll, Ken Schmitt pulls up to the edge of a farm and idles the car. Above a cornfield yellowed and brittle from a killing frost is a 100-foot hill with a wide section cut away, revealing bands of stone, clay and sand neat as a layer cake. In time, 800 acres of farmland will be mined to feed an energy boom sweeping the United States. No one is drilling for oil or gas amid the gently rolling farmland and wooded ridges of western Wisconsin.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Orange County will soon join Dallas in the limelight of a television series. The success of the new series, however, will not be measured in Nielsen ratings but in the yen it can attract; the show is targeted for Japanese businessmen. The three-hour, three-part series portraying Orange County's business and investment potential is scheduled to air early this summer in Los Angeles on Channel 18's Japan News Magazine and later on two major networks in Japan.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1993
Kudos to Howard Rosenberg's parody of Channel 2 News' Harvey Levin and chopper pilot Bob Tur ("Television News: Cut to the Chase," March 31)! I can't tell you how many times I have screamed at my television because the "Action News" team has interrupted "As the World Turns" for stupid live coverage of some story that nobody cares about. MATT ROBERTS La Mirada
SPORTS
September 14, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White said the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter” on FX will feature a return to more household personal drama. White's relationship with coach and UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson is part of the tension. “Roy and I don't get along,” White said. “I think as part of this people will want to see me fight Roy … everything that comes out of his mouth bothers me, and the thing about Roy Nelson is he's the ultimate underachiever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2012 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
After they were forced out of City Hall park last year, some members of Occupy L.A. made their stand half a mile away on a sidewalk on Towne Avenue that became known as "Occupy Skid Row. " The encampment, which included homeless people and activists from around the region, took on more political significance in recent months as Occupy made the issue of homeless rights and downtown gentrification its new rallying cry. But this summer, the Los...
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