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August 12, 2013 | By Christy Khoshaba
New photos of Justin Beiber have surfaced. Ahem, naked photos. Come again? The booty-baring (and slightly NSFW) pics were taken at his grandmother's house in Toronto last Thanksgiving. The uber cutie - well, that depends on who you ask - woke up from a holiday nap and had a brilliant idea. So brilliant in fact, he decided to test it on Grandma. He nuded up, grabbed his guitar, conveniently placed it where he needed to place it and serenaded away, giving those vocal cords quite the run. “I loooove you, Grandmaaaa, how are youuuu, hellooo, Grandma,” were his lyrics of choice.
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SCIENCE
November 2, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Inspired by a Yale economist's annual Halloween experiment that uses trick-or-treaters as guinea pigs, one Angeleno decided to try an experiment of her own. Nancy Levitt, 64, had the hundreds who came for candy choose between three options - and found a few surprises along the way. Levitt read an Oct. 31 Column One about Dean Karlan, a Yale behavioral economist who conducts experiments each year on the hundreds of kids who come to his popular...
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FOOD
December 2, 2009 | By Jessica Gelt
A minor mystery surrounds my grandmother's collection of salt cellars. No one in the family seems to know when she started collecting them, or exactly how many she had. "After somebody goes, you think of all these questions that you wished you had asked them," my Aunt Ellen told me over the phone the other day. My grandmother's name was Beulah Schrag, but everyone called her Boo. She died at home in Natick, Mass., just over two years ago. At 91, she had spent 30 years without her right leg, which was amputated due to cancer the year I was born.
OPINION
September 28, 2013
Re "Obamacare as political theater," Opinion, Sept. 26 Marilyn Moon confuses two distinct aspects of social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: purpose and performance. She is correct that voters strongly support the goals of these programs. The elderly and the poor need access to health insurance, and some people need retirement support. What Republicans have issues with is performance, despite the Democrats' claim that conservatives are attacking the purpose of these programs.
OPINION
September 28, 2013
Re "Obamacare as political theater," Opinion, Sept. 26 Marilyn Moon confuses two distinct aspects of social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: purpose and performance. She is correct that voters strongly support the goals of these programs. The elderly and the poor need access to health insurance, and some people need retirement support. What Republicans have issues with is performance, despite the Democrats' claim that conservatives are attacking the purpose of these programs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Paris Jackson is much better than when we last checked in on her, grandma Katherine Jackson says. "She is in a good place, getting the help she needs," the Jackson family matriarch told Hello! magazine in an exclusive interview. "She is doing much better. " In early June, Paris was rushed to the hospital after what turned out to be an apparent suicide attempt - she reportedly cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and took a bunch of Motrin tablets. Now, Hello! says, the 15-year-old middle child is in a residential facility specializing in grief management and depression in younger people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 72-year-old grandmother who fired her .357 magnum revolver at a man allegedly trying to break into her Orange County home said Tuesday that she was trying to defend herself and her 85-year-old husband. Jan Cooper said at a news conference that she fired one shot from her high-powered handgun, according to a report in KTLA-TV Channel 5 .  Cooper and husband, a disabled World War II veteran, were alone at the home Sunday when she loaded her gun and dialed 911 as the man allegedly tried to force his way in. On the 911 tape, Cooper can be heard telling the man to leave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1987 | PERRY C. RIDDLE
Margaret Steers was recently honored by the Shadow Ranch Recreation Center in Canoga Park as the outstanding volunteer of 1987. "Grandma" Steers has had many jobs in the center, but her favorite is to get out and talk with the people in the park. I was born in The Commons, a little village outside Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, in nineteen hundred and one. My father, bless his soul, was a miner, and my mother was a cook at the little police station there.
SPORTS
July 5, 2003 | Mike Hiserman
Roger Clemens has won 301 games, six Cy Young awards and has a place in baseball's Hall of Fame waiting for him when he retires. But he doesn't rank among baseball's most popular players, according to a poll of 2,000 sports fans ages 12-64 conducted this spring by Marketing Evaluations Inc.
HOME & GARDEN
November 6, 2010 | Chris Erskine
I packed Grandma away with the Halloween decorations the other day. Honest mistake. You know how it goes; you get a little rhythm going and pretty soon you're just throwing everything in the box, boom-boom-boom. Fortunately, my wife heard Grandma yelling from the box in the basement later in the day. Seriously, she couldn't have been down there more than a few hours. "What's that?" Posh asked. "Just my stomach," I said. "Mom?!!" So, we unpacked the old heirloom and plopped her on a stool near the kitchen TV. Nobody was really to blame, of course, yet Posh seemed a little frosted over the whole episode.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Paris Jackson is much better than when we last checked in on her, grandma Katherine Jackson says. "She is in a good place, getting the help she needs," the Jackson family matriarch told Hello! magazine in an exclusive interview. "She is doing much better. " In early June, Paris was rushed to the hospital after what turned out to be an apparent suicide attempt - she reportedly cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and took a bunch of Motrin tablets. Now, Hello! says, the 15-year-old middle child is in a residential facility specializing in grief management and depression in younger people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred said Thursday that she will hold a news conference with a woman set to make new allegations of sexual harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Allred described the woman as a great-grandmother who alleges that "she was the victim of continuous inappropriate sexual advances" by Filner while working at the senior citizens service desk at City Hall. A news conference is set for 1 p.m. The woman would be the 15th to make allegations against Filner in the five-week scandal that has gripped City Hall.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2013 | By Christy Khoshaba
New photos of Justin Beiber have surfaced. Ahem, naked photos. Come again? The booty-baring (and slightly NSFW) pics were taken at his grandmother's house in Toronto last Thanksgiving. The uber cutie - well, that depends on who you ask - woke up from a holiday nap and had a brilliant idea. So brilliant in fact, he decided to test it on Grandma. He nuded up, grabbed his guitar, conveniently placed it where he needed to place it and serenaded away, giving those vocal cords quite the run. “I loooove you, Grandmaaaa, how are youuuu, hellooo, Grandma,” were his lyrics of choice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 72-year-old grandmother who fired her .357 magnum revolver at a man allegedly trying to break into her Orange County home said Tuesday that she was trying to defend herself and her 85-year-old husband. Jan Cooper said at a news conference that she fired one shot from her high-powered handgun, according to a report in KTLA-TV Channel 5 .  Cooper and husband, a disabled World War II veteran, were alone at the home Sunday when she loaded her gun and dialed 911 as the man allegedly tried to force his way in. On the 911 tape, Cooper can be heard telling the man to leave.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Bobbi Kristina Brown has slammed her grandmother's new book, "Remembering Whitney," about the late Whitney Houston, Krissy's mom.  "ANYTHING concerning my grandmothers Book I & @nickdgordon OF COURSE personally have NOTHING 2 do with I ask you pls RESPECT tht Haven't read & won't," she said on Twitter last week, several days after Cissy Houston's interview with Oprah Winfrey had aired. "I find it 2B Disrespect 2 MY MOTHER & me being HER DAUGHTER won't tolerate it. I LOVE YOU ALL for your support though & I thank you immensely••xO!"
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In recent years, our TV screens have been assailed by vampires, werewolves and zombies. All of which pale when compared to the latest army on the rise: the whacked-out grannies. Here they are, in comedies and dramas, women of mature years and supportive undergarments, swilling cocktails, dropping F-bombs and taking names. Though still true to the beloved archetype, personified for years by Granny from "The Beverly Hillbillies," the modern grandma reflects certain changes in the genre and societal concerns.
NEWS
May 31, 1987 | WALTER C. PUTNAM, Associated Press
No one cares much for "Grandma's" kids. After all, they're not really kids. Most people 18 to 21 have jobs or are in school or the military. Grandma's brood includes recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, unwed mothers and ex-convicts with baby faces. The woman they call "Grandma"--Edie Lewis--has been taking in social outcasts for 20 years, sheltering and nurturing them until they are able to stand on their own feet. "There's places for minors.
TRAVEL
May 2, 2004 | Mary Mcnamara, Times Staff Writer
A perennial favorite of the travel industry is the Trend Toward Intergenerational Travel. Websites and magazines have stories about or advertising for riverboat adventures down the Mississippi or Caribbean resorts or backpacking trips across the Alps that are designed with you, your parents and your children in mind.
TRAVEL
July 8, 2012 | By Ryan Ritchie
The 51st state. The closer you get to the Oregon border along the 5 Freeway, you begin to see signs announcing the State of Jefferson. After a quick Internet search, you discover that this is a grass-roots movement begun in 1941 to create a state composed of counties from Northern California and southern Oregon. The capital of the proposed region is Yreka, a mining town with a population of about 8,000. With Western-style architecture and turn-of-the-last-century homes, Yreka is more than just a place to sleep on those long drives to the Pacific Northwest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2012 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
My neighbor's Honda was stolen from our street — twice. The second time it was recovered, its rear windshield had been blown out in a gang shooting. It was time for a change, a drastic one. So my neighbor bought a Ford Crown Victoria with tinted windows, side spotlights and a metal plate on the trunk lid reading "Police Interceptor. " Now it sits, black and brutish, among the Camry Hybrids, Mini Coopers and Volvo station wagons in our Echo Park neighborhood. In September, the last of the iconic cop cars — a veteran of countless street chases, both actual and theatrical — rolled off Ford's production line in St. Thomas, Ontario.
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