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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2009 | Mitchell Landsberg
Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Ramon C. Cortines said Tuesday that he was taking "appropriate personnel action" against the principal and athletic director of Birmingham High School for allowing comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to use the school's football team in a photo shoot. Cortines declined to say what the action was, citing confidentiality rules. Depending on the nature of the discipline, it could become somewhat moot today, when the Board of Education is scheduled to vote on Birmingham's petition to become an independent charter school.
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BUSINESS
January 25, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
With the size of its apparel line tripling this year and three new shoe lines scheduled to debut, Oakley Inc. will be one of the largest exhibitors at next month's Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo in Long Beach. The Foothill Ranch-based sunglass maker also plans in 2000 to quadruple its advertising budget, including placing ads in GQ magazine, spokesman Lance Allega said. The advertising campaign initially will focus on Oakley eye wear, shoes and watches.
NEWS
November 13, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
GQ Cover:  Justin Timberlake, Will Ferrell and the late James Gandolfini are among the fellows appearing on special covers of GQ magazine's 18th annual "Men of the Year" issue announced Tuesday. The men's glossy held a pair of parties to celebrate its honorees -- one in New York City on Monday night, followed by one here in L.A. on Tuesday night -- details of which will be posted shortly. [GQ]   Gaga for Versace:  Fashion industry trade paper WWD is reporting that Lady Gaga will be appearing in Versace's spring advertising campaign.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2011
SAG rewind: Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis cozy on a couch beside Darren Aronofsky, while "The Kids Are All Right" stars Mark Ruffalo and Annette Bening talked intensely at the People Magazine/Entertainment Industry Foundation post party at the Shrine Auditorium.... Also there: "Modern Family" stars Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen celebrating their ensemble win, a pregnant Jane Krakowski chatting with Matthew Morrison, and Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg toasting Grey Goose cocktails.
SPORTS
March 6, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
On Thursday, the NBA sent out a memo to the Lakers, urging players to adhere to the league's dress code, especially when they arrive at arenas on game days. The mandatory dress code, implemented in 2005, requires players to wear at least a jacket while shunning jeans, hats, T-shirts and the like. One player who stuck with the dress code Thursday night before the Lakers hosted the Clippers was Nick Young, in typically stylish manner. Young, who goes by the nickname "Swaggy P," wore a bright blue suit to Staples Center with sparkling white shoes and no socks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2007 | Mark Heisler, Times Staff Writer
George Kiseda, a cult figure in sports journalism who helped make it possible to put the words "crusading" and "sportswriter" in the same sentence, died early Sunday at an Alzheimer's care facility in San Juan Capistrano. He was 80. Kiseda had been in failing health for some time with a degenerative illness called Lewy body disease, said Liz Pataki, a longtime friend.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
When Chris Colfer was just 20, he'd already been named one of GQ magazine's men of the year, having sung and acted his way into the hearts of America as Kurt, the high-pitched, openly gay brunet who is unabashedly himself on the hit TV show "Glee. " Colfer's star had risen so fast in the year he'd starred on the Fox comedy that a literary agent asked him to pen his autobiography - an endeavor Colfer had the good sense to decline because it was so premature. Instead, Colfer offered "The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell" (Little, Brown: 448 pp., $17.99 ages 8 and up)
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant is featured in a commercial for Panini, a sports and entertainment collectibles company. Emphasizing his love of soccer growing up in Italy before he played basketball, Bryant says in the commercial, "Before I was a baller, I was a baller. " The Lakers All-Star guard also made a cameo in a recent Nike soccer commercial Bryant told GQ magazine his favorite soccer team is A.C. Milan. "Milan has always been my favorite team, and it's always in my heart," Bryant said.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2012 | By Shan Li
--Luxury department store chain Nordstrom has teamed up with GQ magazine to market and sell products in an online store for men, a report says. Starting with its July issue, GQ will highlight a few chosen items within the glossy folds of the magazine as a "GQ Selects" pick, and prompt readers to go online to buy it at the dedicated website nordstrommen.com, Women's Wear Daily reported. The initiative is part of an ongoing trend of fashion-oriented magazines collaborating with retailers to push products online and in-store.
SPORTS
March 4, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp said he didn't mind the four hours of standing in the sun. He didn't mind being asked to repeat the same action over and over and over, whether it was jumping against a wall, tossing a bat or taking a light swing. He didn't mind the countless walks in and out of the makeshift dressing room in the bullpen in the main stadium at Camelback Ranch. His first venture into modeling, which was for a spread in the May edition of GQ magazine, left the Dodgers' center fielder open to accepting similar opportunities in the future.
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