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April 18, 2014 | Ben Bolch
Pick a champion, any champion. You could make a case for any of the eight playoff teams to win the wonderfully wild Western Conference. San Antonio has the best record in the NBA and features more precise movement than Cirque du Soleil. Oklahoma City has the hardest player to stop in the game, Kevin Durant, and a home crowd that makes the Thunder roster seem 18,203 deep. The Clippers are capable of being more than a tease under Coach Doc Rivers, who has molded his stars into new and improved versions of themselves.
January 14, 2010 | By Lee Romney
A 50-year-old patient at Patton State Hospital has died after hanging himself in his bedroom, officials say, the eighth suicide at the San Bernardino psychiatric facility since the federal government began investigating potential violations of patients' civil rights at state-run mental hospitals in 2002. The Jan. 4 death of Marc Biron, who was described by one fellow patient as "friendly and kind to people," is the third since a consent judgment mandating a wide array of changes was imposed on the hospital in May 2006.
April 18, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec
ANSAN, South Korea -- The vice principal of the high school that is missing more than 250 students and teachers in the wake of a ferry sinking committed suicide Friday afternoon, authorities said. Kang Min-kyu, 52, had been traveling with the group of Danwon High School students and staff to Jeju Island when the ship sank Wednesday with 475 people aboard. He was rescued on one of the first boats, but most of the others from the school were not so fortunate. So far, 11 Danwon students and three teachers are among the confirmed dead, but the toll is expected to rise sharply once divers can access the hull of the vessel, which remains submerged.
December 4, 1988
As a longtime admirer of Judy Stabile's work, I was appalled that she was not mentioned in Calendar's article on Hal's restaurant. There are only four artists hanging at Hal's. Halliburton mentioned three of them by name, referring to them as the "local big boys," and completely ignored Stabile's work. Since Stabile's work is not just represented at Hal's, (true, it's hip), but in the private collections of such prominent collectors as Marcia Weissman, Elizabeth Keck, Dan Melnick, etc. (even more hip)
August 29, 2009 | Deborah Netburn and David A. Keeps
Last week's cover story on John Bertram and Ann Magnuson's Los Angeles house included the photo at right of the couple with an Alexander Girard wall hanging in the background -- a piece that Magnuson picked up at Skank World in L.A. An Internet search revealed that a similar wall hanging sold at auction for more than $400 this year, but we found a less expensive alternative: a $68 version selling at Urban Outfitters, above. At 24 inches square, it's smaller than the one in Magnuson and Bertram's house.
October 30, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A life-sized likeness of Barack Obama was found hanging from a tree with a noose around its neck at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. University President Lee Todd said he planned to apologize to the Obama family. George Fox University in Oregon punished four students who confessed to hanging an effigy of Obama from a tree in September.
September 17, 1990
Regarding Bob Pool's story (Metro, Aug. 30) on the British teen who spends his vacations hanging around airports--it just goes to show that some people are plane-crazy. ELYSE VERSE Los Angeles
June 22, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Actor Ernest Borgnine, appearing in Spokane to promote teacher-training to help students avoid drugs, said such a program is only one part of a battle he believes society must fight on all fronts. "The whole mess is getting the dealers. I'd say let's start hanging them."
October 24, 1992
Hilburn was wrong: Dylan's legacy was not ignored at Madison Square Garden--it was quite alive. Apparently audiences of thousands no longer sit duped, dumb and mindlessly hanging on every dictum the art world sends down. BOBBIE DEARING FREGA Los Angeles
April 16, 2014 | Helene Elliott
The crowd roared around him and the Dallas Stars pushed and shoved in front of him, but goaltender Frederik Andersen was the most composed person at Honda Center on Wednesday. That's exactly what the Ducks were hoping for when they chose the redheaded rookie to start their playoff opener. The more softly he speaks, the more controlled his movements are when he's in goal, the better the chance he will excel and they will benefit. They knew he was quiet by nature. After his 32-save performance Wednesday in their 4-3 victory, they also know he's immune to the jitters playoff hockey can trigger.
April 12, 2014 | By August Brown
INDIO - It wasn't yet 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Sahara Tent, but 16-year-old Niall Bauer had already met up with friends on the lawn in the massive, LED-flashing venue inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which began the first of two consecutive weekends on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club on Friday. "It's so much bigger than I expected," he said, a little wide-eyed behind his sunglasses. It was the Beverly Hills resident's first Coachella, and in many ways the festival that launched 15 years ago has been much bigger - and full of more rarified pleasures.
April 11, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS - They are asking all the wrong people here to predict the outcome of Saturday night's fight between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley. Sportswriters? Are you kidding? This analysis demands a bit more depth than arguing the merits of the designated hitter. Too bad Sigmund Freud has departed us. His insights into these two fighters could be both learned and insightful. In the blue corner, from the Philippines, is the congressman from the Sarangani district, Manny Pacquiao, with a record of 55-5-2 and 38 knockouts.
April 3, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Lady Gaga, as you may have heard, is currently in the middle of a run of concerts at New York's Roseland Ballroom, the historic venue's final engagement before it closes its doors after half a century on West 52nd Street in Manhattan. Something else you may have heard: Lady Gaga is currently battling a perception -- one that began to creep up when sales of last year's "Artpop" didn't quite meet expectations -- that she no longer matters. So Wednesday night, the pop star dropped by "Late Show with David Letterman" to talk up the Roseland gigs -- and to remind everyone that she can still cause a stir.
April 1, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - They're finally answering phones at California's beleaguered unemployment benefits agency. Four months ago, 9 out of 10 callers couldn't reach a live staffer at the Employment Development Department, according to official call logs. The system still was robotically hanging up on 80% of frustrated callers as recently as mid-February. But in March, EDD phone staffers suddenly picked up the pace, responding to a Feb. 7 call for action from the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown.
March 27, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- There's no shortage of offbeat characters in San Francisco who are drawn to City Hall. Willie Brown was harassed by an Elvis impersonator. Gavin Newsom was stalked by a man wearing purple latex gloves. Democratic strategist Nathan Ballard, who spent a decade working in City Hall, said Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was one of those characters. “I just remember him showing up at events and trying to get pictures with politicians,” Ballard said. The Chinatown gangster was trying to make a name for himself as a legitimate community leader after being released from prison in 2003.
September 13, 1996
I fail to see the reason you published your Sept. 9 Column One article about gang members who are now unable to walk and using wheelchairs. Was this to engender sympathy for people who have not only brought misfortune upon themselves and their families but have harmed, terrorized and generally made life miserable for law-abiding people? One young man is described as living in filthy surroundings, being unable to live in a civilized manner with his grandmother. Why doesn't he at least police his area?
July 7, 1988
In 1961 (according to the California Highway Patrol), California Vehicle Code 26708A was placed on the books, prohibiting drivers from hanging ornaments of any kind on the inside rear-view mirror, as a measure of safety of vision not only for the subject driver but for the driver in front of and in back of the subject driver. What ever happened to that vehicle code? So far as I can see, it is not being enforced! Not only do I see baubles and beads and baby shoes hanging from the shaft of the inside rear-view mirror, but I have even seen a Garfield stuffed cat with suction cups stuck on the inside of the front windshield!
March 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, together again? Well, it seems they were for a couple of hours Friday morning in Texas. Just days after Bieber posted an Oscar-night photo of ex-girlfriend Gomez on Instagram , captioning it "Most elegant princess in the world," the two were caught on camera leaving a perfume store in downtown McAllen, Texas. That after hitting up a Starbucks and Don Pepe's Mexican restaurant, where according to south Texas newspaper the Monitor they spent $153.
March 6, 2014 | Kenneth Turan
Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. " But what makes this documentary on the celebrated actress and singer especially involving is that watching it calls forth another, quite different selection of descriptors as well: vulnerable, insecure, even fragile. As directed by Chiemi Karasawa, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" is less an examination of the long career of the gifted performer with the big personality who first appeared on Broadway in 1944 than a snapshot of her as she approached her 87th birthday, still as much in love with performing as ever and wondering how long she can keep it up. The most engaging thing about the feisty Stritch, and what any film that spent time with her couldn't help but capture, is her candid sense of humor, her willingness to say anything as long as it is the truth.
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