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June 28, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times staff writer
They paved Panther headquarters and put up a parking lot. The Black Panther Party's L.A. headquarters, that is. The two-story brick building stood at 4115 S. Central Ave., and it's where Black Panthers and the LAPD 's then-new SWAT unit traded thousands of gunshots for four hours one day in December 1969, resulting in multiple injuries, multiple arrests and the collapse of the roof. Now it's gone. But Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough and Wendy Cheng want you to remember it. In fact, these three professors want us all to know where the bones are buried in greater Los Angeles, why campaigns were launched, how the lines of segregation were drawn, where garment workers have been enslaved.
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BUSINESS
February 9, 1993 | KATHY M. KRISTOF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Internal Revenue Service for years has been luring taxpayers into violating its own rules on deductibility of home-office expenses. Now, in the wake of a recent Supreme Court ruling, the tax-collecting agency has admitted its error and is giving taxpayers a break. The IRS said Monday that it will no longer go after certain taxpayers who, in the past, violated its rules by following its advice on deducting home-office expenses.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2010
Alberic the Wise And Other Journeys Norton Juster, illustrated by Domenico Gnoli Random House/Yearling, $5.99, ages 8-12 Idiosyncratic tales of adventure in mythic lands from the author of "The Phantom Tollbooth," with lots of curious ideas to chew over. Bats at the Ballgame Brian Lies Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, ages 3-7 When night falls, bats go to the ballpark ? and they're quite versed in baseball esoterica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1996 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smile. But don't beg or cry. Remember, you have the right to remain silent. That's among the best advice from books promising to help you talk your way out of a traffic ticket. "If the officer is in a good mood and you have a good attitude, chances are good you'll slide-- unless he finds a body in your trunk," Jeff Hodge, a traffic instructor and comedian, writes in "101+ Ways to Get Out of a Traffic Ticket."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2010
Alberic the Wise And Other Journeys Norton Juster, illustrated by Domenico Gnoli Random House/Yearling, $5.99, ages 8-12 Idiosyncratic tales of adventure in mythic lands from the author of "The Phantom Tollbooth," with lots of curious ideas to chew over. Bats at the Ballgame Brian Lies Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, ages 3-7 When night falls, bats go to the ballpark ? and they're quite versed in baseball esoterica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1992 | DARA TOM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
If you pave it, they will come. Or so say Wendy Roth and Michael Tompane in their national parks guide for people with disabilities. Roth, who uses a wheelchair, and Tompane, an avid hiker, went to 45 national parks and visited more than 100 camp sites to test accessibility. "It's really about getting people out there and feeling free," said Roth, 39, whose severe multiple sclerosis was diagnosed about 10 years ago.
NEWS
June 28, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times staff writer
They paved Panther headquarters and put up a parking lot. The Black Panther Party's L.A. headquarters, that is. The two-story brick building stood at 4115 S. Central Ave., and it's where Black Panthers and the LAPD 's then-new SWAT unit traded thousands of gunshots for four hours one day in December 1969, resulting in multiple injuries, multiple arrests and the collapse of the roof. Now it's gone. But Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough and Wendy Cheng want you to remember it. In fact, these three professors want us all to know where the bones are buried in greater Los Angeles, why campaigns were launched, how the lines of segregation were drawn, where garment workers have been enslaved.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2009
"James and the Giant Peach" Roald Dahl For many years, James lived with his evil aunts, Spiker and Sponge. James tried to avoid the aunts, but they always got him. He then takes a wild journey on a giant peach. Inside the peach he is befriended by large insects: the grasshopper, ladybug, centipede, earthworm, spider and glow worm. These creatures hate Sponge and Spiker just as much as James does. Anybody who likes adventurous stories will like this book.
TRAVEL
September 11, 1994 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER; Reynolds travels anonymously at the newspaper's expense, accepting no special discounts or subsidized trips. To reach him, write Travel Insider, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles 90053.
Ladies and gentlemen, the authorities have spoken, and it turns out we're a four-night town. This may be amusing news to those who have spent four or 40 years in the Los Angeles area--or to those who fled in horror after a day or two here--but here it is in print under the grand imprimatur of Michelin.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2009
"James and the Giant Peach" Roald Dahl For many years, James lived with his evil aunts, Spiker and Sponge. James tried to avoid the aunts, but they always got him. He then takes a wild journey on a giant peach. Inside the peach he is befriended by large insects: the grasshopper, ladybug, centipede, earthworm, spider and glow worm. These creatures hate Sponge and Spiker just as much as James does. Anybody who likes adventurous stories will like this book.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1996 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smile. But don't beg or cry. Remember, you have the right to remain silent. That's among the best advice from books promising to help you talk your way out of a traffic ticket. "If the officer is in a good mood and you have a good attitude, chances are good you'll slide-- unless he finds a body in your trunk," Jeff Hodge, a traffic instructor and comedian, writes in "101+ Ways to Get Out of a Traffic Ticket."
TRAVEL
September 11, 1994 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER; Reynolds travels anonymously at the newspaper's expense, accepting no special discounts or subsidized trips. To reach him, write Travel Insider, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles 90053.
Ladies and gentlemen, the authorities have spoken, and it turns out we're a four-night town. This may be amusing news to those who have spent four or 40 years in the Los Angeles area--or to those who fled in horror after a day or two here--but here it is in print under the grand imprimatur of Michelin.
BUSINESS
February 9, 1993 | KATHY M. KRISTOF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Internal Revenue Service for years has been luring taxpayers into violating its own rules on deductibility of home-office expenses. Now, in the wake of a recent Supreme Court ruling, the tax-collecting agency has admitted its error and is giving taxpayers a break. The IRS said Monday that it will no longer go after certain taxpayers who, in the past, violated its rules by following its advice on deducting home-office expenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1992 | DARA TOM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
If you pave it, they will come. Or so say Wendy Roth and Michael Tompane in their national parks guide for people with disabilities. Roth, who uses a wheelchair, and Tompane, an avid hiker, went to 45 national parks and visited more than 100 camp sites to test accessibility. "It's really about getting people out there and feeling free," said Roth, 39, whose severe multiple sclerosis was diagnosed about 10 years ago.
SPORTS
February 13, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tom Miller, 64, "Mr. Baja" to readers of his travel and fishing guide books on Baja California, died Wednesday at his home in Huntington Beach from lung cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Call for Mr. Maltin: Movie critic Leonard Maltin, a regular on "Entertainment Tonight" and author of TV movie guide books, has a new calling: He's now also doing movie reviews on a 900 telephone line. Maltin's minute-long reviews started Monday and are part of Gannett Co.-USA Today's expanding information center menu. The calls cost 95 cents per minute.
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