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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
March 8, 2008 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Bob Timmins, an addiction specialist who is credited with salvaging the lives of a long list of celebrity drug users by steering them onto the path of sobriety and helping them stay there, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at his home in Marina del Rey. He was 61. In recent years Timmins conducted his work while battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said his friend Jeff McFarland. Though little known by the public at large, Timmins was a titan in the world of recovery.
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.
SPORTS
January 8, 1997 | TIM KAWAKAMI
What: Sports Agents as Media Stars Some of my best friends are Agent-Americans. So I have never questioned their natural place in the current messed-up order of things. Goofy player. Ridiculous money. Greedy owner. And last of all, occasionally annoying agent. The player gets fame and money. The owner gets ego gratification and money. And the agent gets money. Everything kind of worked out.
NEWS
December 17, 1993 | ROSE-MARIE TURK
In the years since Peter Singer's 1975 book "Animal Liberation" spurred the animal rights movement, activists have become more visible, more vocal and, in their eyes at least, more powerful. T-shirts, billboards, benefits, pies in the face of furriers and bombs get out their message. But retailers say the efforts have backfired. Debbie Reynolds, clad in mink in the latest Blackgama ad, is among the unconverted. So is Robin Leach, who cavorts in fur with his rich and famous friends.
NEWS
January 31, 1990 | ROBERT BURNS
The Show: "The Simpsons," Channel 11, 8:30 p.m. Sundays. The Set Up: A "normal American family in all its beauty and all its horror," to quote the show's producer, James L. Brooks. Homer, a nuclear power plant employee, heads the family. Mom, Marge, is a sometime roller-skating car hop. Two of the three kids are grade-school age. There's Bart, the rebel without a pause, and Lisa, the smart-and-quiet type (for a Simpson). Maggie, the baby, communicates moods with her pacifier.
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