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October 31, 2012 | By Susan Denley
The Guise Archives Eyewear Co. is introducing Pasadena-designed, Italian-made Tavat Eyewear with a special price of  $100 off on Sunday.  The collection features “Melanin” lenses to protect eyes from the sun, plus a number of other technological features. Tavat's design team was led by the renowned late professor Norman Schureman of the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena. Guise is at 7928 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. For store hours, call (323) 782-1093 or check the store's Facebook page for daily updates.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK--Barbra Streisand had been feted, fawned over and (slightly) ribbed for nearly two hours at Lincoln Center when she walked on to the Avery Fisher Hall stage and offered a quip. "Ever since I can remember I've been called bossy and opinionated. " Pause. "Maybe that's because I am. " It was vintage Streisand, a turn that, by plainly acknowledging the criticism, had somehow subverted it, turned it into a virtue. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The occasion was the performer's acceptance Monday of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award, a lifetime nod that, over its 40 years, has been won by the brightest of luminaries from Hitchcock to Davis to Olivier to Eastwood.
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OPINION
June 10, 2004
Re "Memo Gave Bush Leeway on Torture," June 8: It is perverse to engage in torture in the guise of rationality; it is cowardly to engage in torture in the guise of authority. The memoranda prepared by Justice Department and Pentagon lawyers counseling the Bush administration on avoiding the prescriptions of the Geneva Convention and the international proscription against torture is the final bit of business demonstrating the utter illegitimacy of this presidency and the degree to which it would gladly turn all of us into "good Germans."
IMAGE
February 10, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
As the high-profile worlds of fashion and music collide at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, one need only consider David Bowie to see why the two will be forever intertwined. Five decades after he introduced the first of his myriad manifestations, Bowie and his stylistic influences still reverberate from Hollywood red carpets to glossy magazine covers to the runway shows going on now at New York Fashion Week. And, if the first month and a half of 2013 is any indication, there's every reason to believe that the Thin White Duke will cast a long shadow across popular culture this year.
SPORTS
February 17, 1996
Tommy Morrison is suspended from boxing worldwide because he tested HIV-positive. Reasoning: There is a 10-in-a-billion chance that he might infect another boxer. This from a sport that regularly tolerates deaths under the guise of legalized fisticuffs. Am I missing something or is this what one terms a dichotomy in philosophy? JOHN R. GRUSH Mission Viejo
OPINION
April 12, 1998
Your April 8 editorial on the lottery concludes partially with the concession that is morally questionable for the state to engage in gambling. Consider: Encouraging its citizens to participate in an 18,000,000-to-1 shot under the guise of "aiding education" is totally ludicrous; as some future visitor from Mars will inform us someday. ED BONDS Hesperia
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1985
Does The Times really believe taxpayers should fork over $103,000 so the blind can read Playboy? How many other government-sponsored shams that the public pays for under the guise of freedom of the press and non-discriminatory policies do you support? JAMES A. RAMSAY Pasadena
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1986
Here we go again: You sent the fox to guard the henhouse in the guise of Leonard Feather at the Sacramento Jazz Festival. We Dixielanders will survive in spite of Learned Father's negativity in his reviews. How about sending Charles Champlin up there next year? DAVID D. KENNEDY Hermosa Beach
OPINION
June 25, 1989
Two items in The Times (June 13) made me wonder whether a season of scientific lunacy has come upon us in the guise of protecting the environment. An article (Part I) noted that whale populations were significantly smaller than previously thought, with some species numbering only in the hundreds, but that Japan (and, until recently, Iceland) was killing several hundred whales a year under the guise of "research." Then, an item in Metro stated that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has proposed lowering the water level of Mono Lake by 4 to 6 feet for a scientific study of the saline lake's ecosystem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1991
The article by Pfaff was superb and concise. It is the best analysis of the birth and death of communism that I have ever read. Because of its cruel, sadistic police state, its unrealistic economic policies and its massacre of millions of innocent people in the guise of equality for all, it was bound to self-destruct sooner or later. Good riddance! MRS. J. BIRNBAUM Sherman Oaks
WORLD
December 25, 2012 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
AL SARRAIN, Yemen - The U.S. drone flew over a cluster of mud houses on a ridge and, according to Yemeni officials, locked onto Adnan Qadhi, a mercurial man of many guises, including radical militant, peace mediator, preacher of violence and army general. Villagers said Qadhi climbed out of his utility vehicle the night of Nov. 7 to make a cellphone call shortly before the missile struck. His photo - broad face peering from beneath a tilted red beret, stars on his epaulets - now hangs in a small grocery store in a land where farmers work narrow fields below the villas of politicians, tribal leaders and a former president that rise like fortresses on nearby hilltops.
NEWS
October 31, 2012 | By Susan Denley
The Guise Archives Eyewear Co. is introducing Pasadena-designed, Italian-made Tavat Eyewear with a special price of  $100 off on Sunday.  The collection features “Melanin” lenses to protect eyes from the sun, plus a number of other technological features. Tavat's design team was led by the renowned late professor Norman Schureman of the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena. Guise is at 7928 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. For store hours, call (323) 782-1093 or check the store's Facebook page for daily updates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2012 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO —Federal agents routinely profiled Muslims in Northern California for at least four years, using community outreach efforts as a guise for compiling intelligence on local mosques, according to documents released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. From 2004 to 2008, agents from the San Francisco office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation regularly attended meetings and services, particularly in the Silicon Valley area, "collected and illegally stored intelligence about American Muslims' First Amendment-protected beliefs and religious practices … and … disseminated it to other government agencies," the ACLU said in a written statement.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2011 | David Lazarus
Consumers might feel like they're playing Whac-A-Mole when it comes to shenanigans involving the banking industry. Just as one issue gets resolved, something else pops up. Bank of America retreated this week from its planned introduction of a $5 monthly fee for many customers to use their debit cards. The bank said it "listened to our customers very closely" and decided that charging people money to access their money maybe wasn't the best idea after all. At the same time, Chase credit card customers are receiving a letter about their privacy preferences.
WORLD
March 31, 2011 | By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times
Con artists are soliciting cash and other valuables in Japan under the guise of collecting funds for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, prompting Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano on Thursday to condemn such "opportunistic crimes" and urge the nation to pull together. "At a time we must overcome a disaster, it's extremely important that people trust each other," Edano said. "Also, for the people who were affected by the quake and tsunami and who are living in extremely tough conditions, such heartless acts add insult to injury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2011 | Steve Lopez
What do "tea party" beauty queen Sarah Palin and U2 guitarist the Edge have in common? Nothing, aside from the fact that I have something to say about each of them today and can't bear to let either one off the hook. So think of this as two columns for the price of one. Actually, Palin and David "the Edge" Evans do have something in common. Each is selling something I'm not buying. Palin would have you believe she's the second coming of Ronald Reagan, and the Edge would have you believe his proposed mountaintop compound near Malibu is a monument to environmental sensitivity.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2005
It's not surprising that American farmers are suffering from garlic dumping by Chinese companies ("Influx of Chinese Garlic Wrinkles Noses in U.S.," Feb. 28). The U.S. government has done a poor job of protecting American business from the unfair trading practices of other nations under the guise of free trade. Washington has allowed NAFTA, Airbus, Japanese car companies and many other man-made disasters to damage U.S. business. These injustices have gone on for decades. The politicians in our nation's capital have shown little interest in protecting U.S. workers and businesses.
OPINION
August 19, 2006
Re "Last 2 Missing Egyptian Students Arrested in Va.," Aug. 15 I wonder which class of illegal immigrants is most dangerous to America: those who come from south of the border to obtain employment to feed and house themselves and their families or those who come from Middle Eastern environs under the guise of being students and covertly hide and seek employment. Why is it so difficult for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deport the latter, yet Washington's concentration is on the former?
NATIONAL
June 8, 2010 | By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times
A prominent human rights group accused the CIA of conducting illegal human experiments and unethical medical research during interrogations of high-profile terrorism suspects under the George W. Bush administration. Physicians for Human Rights charged Monday that CIA doctors and other medical personnel collected data to study and calibrate the use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation, severe pain and other "enhanced" interrogation techniques, but did so under the guise of trying to protect the detainees' health.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2009 | MICHAEL HILTZIK
The art of setting automobile insurance rates is incomprehensible to most of us civilians. Liability coverage, comprehensive insurance, assigned risk pools, discounts, surcharges . . . the list goes on. Just try to figure out how your carrier arrived at the figure at the bottom of your itemized bill -- I know nuclear physicists who can't do that math. So when industry lobbyists cook up a ballot initiative they claim will bring down rates, one's first instinct should be to cry, "Whoa!"
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