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January 27, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
I have in my possession a copy of the super-secret official Oakland Raiderettes handbook, which outlines employment policies that are the subject of a class-action lawsuit, and also promises to teach “elite etiquette” to “football's fabulous females.” Someone sent it to me after I wrote about Lacy T ., a 27-year-old Oakland Raiders cheerleader who has filed a class-action lawsuit against the team alleging multiple violations of...
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March 11, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
In their new book, "My Pet Chicken Handbook: Sensible Advice and Savvy Answers for Raising Backyard Chickens" (Rodale, 246 pages, $17.99), chicken experts Lissa Lucas and Traci Torres of the online resource My Pet Chicken have assembled an informative insider's guide to raising chickens at home. "My Pet Chicken Handbook" teaches just about everything you need to know to manage your own flock. We recently asked Lucas and Torres about what people most want to know about chickens. Chickens are popular right now. Why?
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March 11, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
In their new book, "My Pet Chicken Handbook: Sensible Advice and Savvy Answers for Raising Backyard Chickens" (Rodale, 246 pages, $17.99), chicken experts Lissa Lucas and Traci Torres of the online resource My Pet Chicken have assembled an informative insider's guide to raising chickens at home. "My Pet Chicken Handbook" teaches just about everything you need to know to manage your own flock. We recently asked Lucas and Torres about what people most want to know about chickens. Chickens are popular right now. Why?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
I have in my possession a copy of the super-secret official Oakland Raiderettes handbook, which outlines employment policies that are the subject of a class-action lawsuit, and also promises to teach “elite etiquette” to “football's fabulous females.” Someone sent it to me after I wrote about Lacy T ., a 27-year-old Oakland Raiders cheerleader who has filed a class-action lawsuit against the team alleging multiple violations of...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Debuting Tuesday as part of the PBS series "American Experience," "The Poisoner's Handbook" offers a fascinating look back at how the chemical age changed police work. Based on Deborah Blum's 2010 book "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York," it is divided into toxin-specific "chapters," (cyanide, arsenic, carbon monoxide, lead, radium, denatured alcohol and so on), but there is nothing particularly instructional about it. A certain sort of viewer might get ideas, of course, but should he watch to the end he will learn that poisoning is a hard crime to get away with anymore.
NEWS
January 5, 1986 | Associated Press
Ninety-eight percent of British households have television sets, slightly more than have indoor toilets, a new government handbook says. "Britain 1986," a 455-page book outlining the country and its 56 million people, was issued Friday by the Central Office of Information.
NEWS
January 23, 1986
Karen Sue Grosz, an English teacher at Santa Monica College, has been chosen to participate in an international leadership training program for instructors at two-year colleges. Sponsored by the League for Innovation in Community Colleges and the American Assn. of Women in Community and Junior Colleges, the Leaders Project will train 160 women to be leaders and decision-makers. Grosz has taught at Santa Monica College for 15 years.
NEWS
November 11, 1986
The National Kidney Foundation of Southern California has received a $5,600 grant from the California Community Foundation to fund the translation into Spanish of the publication, "When Your Kidneys Fail: A Handbook for Patients and Their Families." The book, published four years ago in English, is given to every new patient entering dialysis in Southern California. The Spanish-language edition is expected to be available in the spring of 1987. For further information call (213) 641-8152.
MAGAZINE
July 9, 2006
I enjoyed Liza Monroy's essay "Don't Leave Your Desk, Unless It's for Good" (The Rules of Hollywood, June 18). I worked for someone similar to her boss at a boutique talent agency. I had worked there for six years when the agency hired a man who would be my boss in business affairs. He immediately asked me to write down what responsibilities I was given for the drafting of an employee handbook, which turned out to be just a ruse. There would be no employee handbook. After he read what my responsibilities were, he advised me of the following: I was no longer going to be doing any work for the agents, their assistants or the owners without his express permission.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1996 | JENNIFER PENDLETON SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Employee handbooks. When was the last time you looked at yours? Chances are, not since the day you were hired. Even then, you probably didn't bother to open it. Handbooks used to be simple road maps to the workplace, reference guides to turn to only when a fine point of company policy needed to be checked. They're still a collection of company rules, regulations and procedures with a smattering of management philosophy.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Debuting Tuesday as part of the PBS series "American Experience," "The Poisoner's Handbook" offers a fascinating look back at how the chemical age changed police work. Based on Deborah Blum's 2010 book "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York," it is divided into toxin-specific "chapters," (cyanide, arsenic, carbon monoxide, lead, radium, denatured alcohol and so on), but there is nothing particularly instructional about it. A certain sort of viewer might get ideas, of course, but should he watch to the end he will learn that poisoning is a hard crime to get away with anymore.
TRAVEL
September 30, 2012
HIKING Presentation Author Ellen Eastwood will discuss "The Trail Hound's Handbook," which reinvents the hiking guidebook as a pet-focused, outdoor activity guide for children and families. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St., and 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave. Admission, info: Free. (818) 831-5555 for Northridge, (626) 447-5408 for Arcadia. JOSHUA TREE Field class For ages 8 to 13 (and parents or guardians)
OPINION
September 13, 2010
Needles and guns Re "U.S. takes an urgent tone on Mexico," Sept. 9, and "Where's the outrage?," Column, Sept. 9 After reading your excellent recent articles about the terrible cost of Mexico's drug war, I'm baffled by an omission. Where is the analysis of the huge role that U.S. drug policy plays in the carnage? Mexican government spokesman Alejandro Poire puts it in a nutshell when he says, "Perhaps the most important similarity …[between what Columbia faced and Mexico now faces]
OPINION
September 9, 2010 | Meghan Daum
When asked what book changed your life, you're supposed to answer with something serious and respectable: "The Catcher in the Rye," "Invisible Man" or, if you're being clever, "Goodnight Moon. " I've offered up such titles plenty of times, but they've always been a lie. The book that really changed my life was "The Official Preppy Handbook. " That dapper little paperback, which sold 1.3 million copies, was published 30 years ago this fall. If you're of a certain age (i.e. if you're wearing reading glasses right now)
IMAGE
April 25, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
In January, Prada's fall/winter 2010 men's runway show in Milan included a model in a navy blue blazer and khaki-colored trousers, an unmistakable signal that the preppy aesthetic was surging back into fashion. So no real surprise, then, when April brought word that Lisa Birnbach, co-author and editor of "The Official Preppy Handbook," is working on a follow-up to her madras-print-covered bible for the boarding school set with "True Prep," which is due to hit shelves a month short of the original's 30th anniversary.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2010 | By Susan Salter Reynolds
The Secret Miracle The Novelist's Handbook Edited by Daniel Alarcon Henry Holt: 358 pp., $16 "This book is not a how-to," writes Daniel Alarcon in his introduction. "No such book exists because it cannot be written." Instead, "The Secret Miracle" is a collection of "round-table interviews" with 54 novelists, inspired by a similar, smaller event that takes place at 826 Valencia, a writers' center-forum-workshop in San Francisco. The writers answer questions about influences ("What do you look for in a novel?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1997 | LISA FERNANDEZ
Policies regarding students caught bringing weapons to school and committing sexual assault need to be updated, according to a recommendation that will be brought to the Conejo Valley Unified School District board meeting tonight. Board members vote routinely on the district's discipline handbook, bringing it up to speed with new legislation, said Richard Simpson, assistant superintendent of instructional services. Changes to the handbook this year include two topical issues, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1986
San Diego city schools Supt. Tom Payzant formally apologized Tuesday for the choice of a cartoon on the cover of a parent handbook distributed to students this year. The cover cartoon depicts a scowling Dickens-era teacher, switch in hand, reprimanding a young student. The cartoon was chosen by the district's art studio and approved by Philip George, the district's information services officer. Two members of George's staff last week warned him that the cartoon is "inappropriate and archaic."
BUSINESS
September 13, 2009 | Lew Sichelman
The statement "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you" is considered one of the great lies of our time. But if you've ever had a beef with a contractor, wanted to check the complaint record of the company offering you a cut-rate homeowner insurance policy, wondered how to escalate your problem with the local electric company or couldn't get the installer to come back to take a look at your new but balky furnace, Uncle Sam really is...
HOME & GARDEN
September 5, 2009 | Emily Green
Coffee table books on gardening are generally useless, but here's a beauty queen with brains. "The Dry Gardening Handbook: Plants and Practices for a Changing Climate" by a Frenchman, Olivier Filippi, betrays an understandable fondness for the dry plants of his native garrigue , the French version of our chaparral. Yet as he pushes out beyond the south of France to places with similar climate zones, Filippi argues that drought is not a limitation but the source of untold diversity from regions in the Mediterranean, South Africa, South America, Australia and California.
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