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January 7, 2010 | Mark Heisler
Only you, Gilbert Arenas. Irrepressible to the end -- which Arenas triggered prematurely with a pregame skit Tuesday in which he pretended to shoot teammates -- the Washington Wizards star was suspended indefinitely Wednesday by NBA Commissioner David Stern. League sources said Stern is prepared to suspend Arenas for the rest of the season, but will let the legal process play out before making a final decision. Stern intended to let the process play out before doing anything, but that went up in smoke after Tuesday's pre-game introductions in Philadelphia, where Arenas' teammates circled him and he put his thumbs up, index fingers out and pretended to shoot them.
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April 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The Urban Youth Academy's Dennis Gilbert Spring Baseball Classic will begin on Saturday at Hamilton High, with Jefferson playing SOCES. The action for 24 teams picks up on April 12, with games at the Urban Youth Academy, Roybal, Hamilton and South East. Among the teams entered are Verdugo Hills, Eagle Rock, Dorsey, Bell, Fremont, Venice and South Gate. The championship game will be April 19 at noon at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 28, 2010 | Mark Heisler
True to his zany self to the end of a farce he created, blew up and then volunteered to atone for, Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was suspended for the rest of the season by NBA Commissioner David Stern on Wednesday. Arenas' teammate, Javaris Crittenton, who engaged in this so-called joke that involved five handguns in the Wizards dressing room, was also suspended for the season. None of the weapons was licensed in the District of Columbia, and bringing them to the arena was a violation of NBA rules.
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March 17, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
The new documentary "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert" uses the story of one 30-year-old single mother in Chattanooga, Tenn., to shed light on the struggles faced by the estimated 42 million American women living at or near the poverty level.  Gilbert, whose 10-year marriage fell apart when her husband developed a painkiller addiction, makes $9.49 an hour as a nursing assistant at an extended-care facility....
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October 13, 1985 | Associated Press
Richard V. Gilbert, an economics adviser in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Administration, has died at home at age 83. He had been ill with cancer and suffered a heart attack 10 days before his death last Sunday. Gilbert served as a speechwriter for Roosevelt on economic issues during World War II. Economist Walter Salant of the Brookings Institution in Washington once called Gilbert "the outstanding, unsung hero of American wartime economic policy."
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November 28, 1986 | MARC SHULGOLD
It's silly to expect D'Oyly Carte-level Gilbert and Sullivan in a casual dinner theater setting. Still, there's no reason that the production shouldn't have dramatic and musical integrity. Alas and alack, such is not the case with "The Pirates of Penzance" at the Harlequin Dinner Playhouse in Costa Mesa. The cast is enthusiastic, the singing is generally passable, the minimal production values are serviceable. So what's missing?
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January 30, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Rick Rojas,
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He was remembered by patients and colleagues as a caring and talented physician, one who followed his father's footsteps into medicine. And his friends spoke of how devout he was in his Jewish faith as well as of his kindness and his zest for life. "He was just a good soul," one colleague and friend said. Now police are trying to determine why someone would walk into the urologist's Newport Beach offices and shoot him to death. Dr. Ronald Gilbert was killed Monday in an exam room of his practice in the heart of a bustling medical community, allegedly gunned down by a 75-year-old retired barber who recently told a neighbor that he had cancer and didn't expect to live much longer.
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January 16, 2010 | Sandy Banks
Maybe it was supposed to be a joke when NBA player Gilbert Arenas displayed a gun in the team locker room last month to goose a teammate into paying a gambling debt. But the Washington, D.C., authorities apparently don't share his sense of humor. On Friday, Arenas -- who grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Van Nuys' Grant High and was a three-time NBA All-Star with the Washington Wizards -- pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to a felony count of carrying a pistol without a license.
OPINION
May 5, 2013 | By Roy Morris Jr
California's unchallenged reputation for attracting and embracing eccentrics of all shapes and sizes was already well established when Oscar Wilde brought his one-man traveling circus to the Bear Flag State in March 1882. Not surprisingly, he killed in California. Wilde, perhaps the first international celebrity who was famous primarily for being famous, would have been right at home in today's world of carefully manufactured stars, of "American Idol," "The Voice" and "Dancing With the Stars.
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February 23, 1995
If congressional seniority were zeroed out after each decade of tenure, we would not need term limits. GILBERT S. BAHN Moorpark
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February 24, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Gilbert Melendez, the San Jose-based Ultimate Fighting Championship second-ranked lightweight, has struck a contract deal with the organization. Melendez will participate in “The Ultimate Fighter,” a reality television series, against champion Anthony Pettis, and then the pair will fight each other later this year, according to the UFC. The deal was announced Sunday night. Filming for “TUF” will begin in May, with the show, featuring competitors in the new women's strawweight (115-pound)
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February 4, 2014 | By Bob Pool
It's a mid-century modern home with a famous designer and a fabulous view. But is it a Silver Lake cultural monument? The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission will wrestle with that question Thursday when it decides whether to recommend that the Waverly Drive house become the city's 1,038th historic-cultural landmark. Such a designation would stall a plan by a Beverly Hills developer to demolish the ranch-style house designed by pioneering Chinese American architect Gilbert L. Leong and replace it with five three-story homes.
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February 3, 2014 | By Betty Hallock
Chandra Gilbert is the executive chef of the newly opened vegan Mexican restaurant Gracias Madre. Gilbert moved to Los Angeles from the Bay Area, where she opened the original Gracias Madre in San Francisco with Cafe Gratitude founders Matthew and Terces Engelhart in 2009 in the Mission District. Before working with the Engelharts, she worked at the renowned San Francisco vegetarian restaurant Greens. She was also a pastry chef for Alice Waters' Café Fanny in Berkeley and was a cheese maker at Cowgirl Creamery.
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January 18, 2014 | By Martha Groves
A memorial for Rose Gilbert, a beloved educator and longtime Pacific Palisades resident, will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at Mercer Hall at Palisades Charter High School. Gilbert, one of the nation's oldest teachers until her retirement last February, died Dec. 16 at age 95. She had taught literature and composition at Pali High since its opening in 1961. The program will feature presenters from several aspects of her life, organizers said. Gilbert's influence reached far beyond the classroom.
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December 17, 2013 | By Martha Groves and Louis Sahagun
To see teacher Rose Gilbert - a nonstop, 5-foot dynamo - in front of a high school classroom was to see a master at work. "I'm on fire," she would tell her 12th-graders in Room 204 at Palisades Charter High School, emphasizing the point by wearing a red plastic firefighter's helmet. Yet, even after more than half a century of imparting a love of Homer, Camus, Faulkner and Joyce to her youthful charges, she never seemed to burn out. Each semester for more than 50 years, into her 90s, Gilbert lectured on dozens of classic works, including "The Great Gatsby," "The Iliad" and "The Stranger.
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December 12, 2013 | By Douglas Wolk
There are certain things art-comics creators are generally expected to do: Find a tone and stick to it, concentrate their efforts on one major work every few years, stay away from the trappings of genre fiction unless they're putting them in ironic quotation marks. Gilbert Hernandez, blessedly, has no interest in those sorts of expectations. In the early '80s, when he and his brothers were Southern California punks, they launched the long-running comic book "Love and Rockets" - a series that initially seemed extraordinary for not being genre fiction at least as much as it did for the startling originality of Los Bros Hernandez's visual and narrative styles.
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April 4, 2013 | By Jeremiah Dobruck
The family of a Newport Beach doctor killed in January is accusing the suspected gunman of defrauding them in the weeks after the deadly shooting in January. They have filed two lawsuits in the span of a week against Stanwood Elkus, the Lake Elsinore man accused of gunning down urologist Dr. Ronald Gilbert in an examiniation room. In addition to a wrongful-death claim, the family accused Elkus of giving away real estate he owns in order to shield it from the Gilberts if they win damages.
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January 29, 2000
I was surprised to find that neither Michael Phillips nor Cliff Rothman, in their respective Jan. 14 articles on "Topsy-Turvy," mentioned "The Great Gilbert and Sullivan" (1953, British Lion/London Films, written and directed by Sidney Gilliat) with Robert Morley as Gilbert, Maurice Evans as Sullivan and Peter Finch as Richard D'Oyly Carte. Spanning Gilbert and Sullivan's entire careers (the British title is "The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan"), the film does indeed "brave the inside of a rehearsal room" and "the clenched niceties of a salary negotiation."
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November 4, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum and Samantha Schaefer
A detective investigating the fatal burning of a man at a crowded Halloween carnival said the victim may have accidentally set his costume on fire while trying to light a cigarette. A video of the incident posted on YouTube shows a man engulfed in flames in the middle of a crowd of people dancing to electronic music at the carnival Thursday night in West Hollywood. As the man flails, some bystanders can be heard cheering. Others helped put out the flames. Detectives initially thought foul play might have been involved.
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September 26, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
With a charming, flawed heroine straight out of Jane Austen, a Dickensian rags-to-riches story and thwarted romances that hark back to the Brontës, Elizabeth Gilbert has taken cues from the greatest 19th century writers for her big 19th century-style novel, "The Signature of All Things. " Gilbert, who dominated bestseller lists with her memoir "Eat, Pray, Love," is new to historical fiction - but she has plunged into it with a creative passion. She pairs elaborate scenes of life in the 1800s with surprisingly modern twists - like the cache of dirty books her heroine, Alma Whittaker, finds most interesting.
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