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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1986 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Linda Acuna's henhouse has put her in the doghouse with Los Angeles city officials. Animal-control officers say the 25-year-old Reseda housewife has run a-fowl of an ordinance that requires backyard chicken coops to be at least 35 feet from next-door neighbors' homes. Feathers flew last year when Acuna placed her coop about 20 feet from a neighbor's bedroom window. Officers cited Acuna after the neighbors complained that the noise kept them awake.
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BUSINESS
October 9, 2012 | By Shan Li
Luxury purveyor Neiman Marcus has unveiled its annual holiday catalog chock-full of gifts from the relatively affordable to the enormously expensive (and goofy). Among the highlights -- a posh henhouse, inspired by France's Versailles Palace, for the world's most pampered chickens. Priced at $100,000 (delivery not included), the deal includes a library full of books, an "elegant" chandelier and a custom-built garden. "You've always fancied yourself a farmer -- now thanks to Heritage Hen Farm, you're doing it in the fanciest way possible," says the catalog.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1996
Isn't letting the Democrats and Republicans agree on campaign reform like letting the foxes and coyotes design the henhouse? DAN OLINCY Los Angeles
OPINION
March 7, 2008
Re "The ethical course," editorial, March 6 The ethical course is for the voters to demand, before choosing a representative, that a candidate for government service be ethical. Creating an office staffed by bureaucrats who will inevitably spend their time justifying an ever-growing budget seems to be an abdication of responsibility rather than a solution. Bill Decker San Diego
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2000
Not only did peacocks zap all my seedlings but they took over my enclosed deck for a siesta henhouse. (What a mess--or messes!) I found out fish nets and surprise showers spelled temporary relief. Then I invested in a little pug and taught him to be a bird dog. With a few judicious yaps, he reclaimed and held my territory. And those turkeys got the message and seldom return to test his prowess. IRIS McKINLEY Rolling Hills Estates
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1985
So the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board killed a proposal to require large employers to offer ride-sharing incentives to workers, despite support from its staff, the public, business, government, and environmental groups (Times, Oct. 5). Once, again, the foxes are in charge of the henhouse, and the public is "protected" by the rigid arrogance of an agency whose only real effect is to prolong the problem it is charged with resolving. EVALYN MICHAELSON Los Angeles
OPINION
February 12, 2006
Re "DeLay Gets Coveted Committee Seat," Feb. 9 Who in the Republican Party put Tom DeLay on the Appropriations Committee, and can't they spell "Jack Abramoff"? More troubling is placing DeLay on the committee overseeing the Justice Department. Talk about putting the fox in charge of the henhouse! The Democrats may not be any more ethical than the Republicans, but this latest development is purely a Republican failure, and they should be held to account for it. IAN HALSEMA Los Angeles
OPINION
December 17, 2004
Re "Stem Cell Post Likely to Go to Klein," Dec. 14: Proposition 71 was sold to California taxpayers as a way to finance important stem cell research for everyone's benefit at no cost to them whatsoever. We've unfortunately agreed to underwrite a huge bond that gives private industry billions of our tax dollars while providing extremely limited control over the research and no financial return for the huge profits to be make as a result. And now guess who's comin' to dinner? Robert Klein, the rich Palo Alto developer who hustled this proposition to the people of California and who has no medical or scientific background whatsoever, is being nominated to lead the commission passing out these ill-gotten riches.
OPINION
March 7, 2008
Re "The ethical course," editorial, March 6 The ethical course is for the voters to demand, before choosing a representative, that a candidate for government service be ethical. Creating an office staffed by bureaucrats who will inevitably spend their time justifying an ever-growing budget seems to be an abdication of responsibility rather than a solution. Bill Decker San Diego
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2005 | George Skelton
Democrat Susan Kennedy reacts strongly to anyone who questions her political loyalty to the new boss: Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "I wouldn't have taken this job if I wasn't going to fight like hell for his reelection, if I didn't believe deeply that he should be reelected," Kennedy told me. It has been two weeks since Schwarzenegger selected the former Democratic pro as his chief of staff, the most powerful nonelective job in state government.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Numbingly low Nielsen ratings for last week made it clear why NBC this week hired a new team to oversee its prime-time entertainment department. The once-proud Peacock network averaged only 5.6 million viewers last week, less than half of prime-time leader Fox. Since 1991, NBC has had only two weeks with fewer viewers, and they were both during network TV's summer slumber. NBC Universal announced Tuesday that it was firing entertainment chief Kevin Reilly.
OPINION
February 12, 2006
Re "DeLay Gets Coveted Committee Seat," Feb. 9 Who in the Republican Party put Tom DeLay on the Appropriations Committee, and can't they spell "Jack Abramoff"? More troubling is placing DeLay on the committee overseeing the Justice Department. Talk about putting the fox in charge of the henhouse! The Democrats may not be any more ethical than the Republicans, but this latest development is purely a Republican failure, and they should be held to account for it. IAN HALSEMA Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2005 | George Skelton
Democrat Susan Kennedy reacts strongly to anyone who questions her political loyalty to the new boss: Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "I wouldn't have taken this job if I wasn't going to fight like hell for his reelection, if I didn't believe deeply that he should be reelected," Kennedy told me. It has been two weeks since Schwarzenegger selected the former Democratic pro as his chief of staff, the most powerful nonelective job in state government.
SCIENCE
December 13, 2005 | Charles Piller, Times Staff Writer
Andrew Carlson cupped a day-old chick in his palm as a sea of 25,000 yellow fluff balls peeped and pecked around him. Placing the chick on the ground, he checked automated food and temperature controls in the cavernous henhouse west of Modesto, then returned to his truck and unzipped his full-body biosecurity suit. Instinctively, Carlson reached for a bottle in the door pocket, squirted a dollop of clear gel into his calloused hand and rubbed it in. "Farmers using hand sanitizers," he said.
OPINION
December 17, 2004
Re "Stem Cell Post Likely to Go to Klein," Dec. 14: Proposition 71 was sold to California taxpayers as a way to finance important stem cell research for everyone's benefit at no cost to them whatsoever. We've unfortunately agreed to underwrite a huge bond that gives private industry billions of our tax dollars while providing extremely limited control over the research and no financial return for the huge profits to be make as a result. And now guess who's comin' to dinner? Robert Klein, the rich Palo Alto developer who hustled this proposition to the people of California and who has no medical or scientific background whatsoever, is being nominated to lead the commission passing out these ill-gotten riches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2000
Not only did peacocks zap all my seedlings but they took over my enclosed deck for a siesta henhouse. (What a mess--or messes!) I found out fish nets and surprise showers spelled temporary relief. Then I invested in a little pug and taught him to be a bird dog. With a few judicious yaps, he reclaimed and held my territory. And those turkeys got the message and seldom return to test his prowess. IRIS McKINLEY Rolling Hills Estates
SPORTS
August 3, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
Fox!--the television network that revolutionized sports by telling us the score--has been green-lighted to gain control of the Dodgers, which means that Rupert Murdoch could soon succeed Peter O'Malley as lord of the ravine. Well, I guess that's that. Murdoch, she wrote. This is good news for some, but not for Ted Turner, the Pecksniffian owner of the Atlanta Braves, who questions Murdoch's moral qualifications.
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