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March 6, 2007
Re "L.A. Board of Education adopts discipline policy aimed at reducing suspensions," Feb. 28 The new holistic discipline policy for the Los Angeles Unified School District is about as helpful as pouring oil on a fire. One gets a feeling that the people who make these policies have not been in a classroom in decades. The policy assumes that the disruptive child would not be in trouble if teachers were more understanding. Does the new politically correct policy consider that the disruptive child diminishes the teacher's time with the other 35 students who really want to learn?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2013 | Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no other details. An American who studied at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Barton spent most of her life on the native soil of her great subject, William Shakespeare. As an undergraduate, she published in Shakespeare Quarterly the essay "Love's Labour's Lost," the last paragraph of which contained, in her own words, "the germ" of what became her most important book, "Shakespeare and the Idea of the Play" (1962)
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2010
The 8th annual Conscious Life Expo is a three-day examination of personal and global transformation featuring over 65 self-help and new-age speakers, including "Being Here Now" author Ram Dass. Additional activities include live music, panel discussions, workshops on holistic coaching, reincarnation and hypnosis, plus a Sunday night Valentine's salsa dance to show off your new mental moves. LAX Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd. Fri. 3 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Day pass $10-$20, workshops $25, keynote speakers $55. www.consciouslifeexpo.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2012 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
Seb Webber stood in a stark office space 12 floors above Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, surveying his new domain. The 27-year-old London expatriate and the recently minted managing director of the music-services firm SQE was dressed in his typical plastic Buddy Holly glasses and skinny black jeans. His office's polished concrete floors lacked furniture for the moment - move-in day was a week or so away - but he had a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling panorama of the Hollywood Hills to his north and, on this clear day, almost to Catalina Island in the west.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1992
In response to "The Marines Need Not Land Again," by Jimmy Carter, Commentary, Dec. 22: Former President Carter rightly argues not to put off a problem in Africa until it is a crisis. His strategy is to invest in African children to eradicate diseases, malnutrition and illiteracy. But Carter fails to look at the solution in a holistic way. And that is precisely why many previous attempts at investing in Africa went down the drain. Experience repeatedly shows there can be no development without peace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1985
I'd expect it from the medical profession, but from you it surprises. Based on your editorial (June 25), "Laughter Is Not Enough," the medical study that purportedly disproves the connection between positive thinking and healing appears to be the flimsiest of research jobs, and I'm surprised there was no holistic-oriented member of your staff to point out the obvious shortcomings. No one I know who thinks holistically and has thought and read more than superficially on the subject believes that positive thinking alone cures anything.
OPINION
February 14, 1988
Thank you for the excellent four-part series on "What's Wrong With Congress" by Sara Fritz (Part I, Jan. 24-27). I think the articles were useful in detailing how Congress works and more importantly, as a metaphor for U.S. values in a changing and troubled world. Congressmen and women are a diverse lot, truly representing the diversity in this country. Thus conflict is inherent in its activities; it is the lack of consensus on basic values which is the cause of our government's inability to deal with the crucial issues of the day. The root cause of the Iran-Contra affair has to do with our basic perception as to how to deal with what we perceive to be threats to our sense of well-being and threats to our national interests.
OPINION
August 7, 2004
John Katzman, Andy Lutz and Jon Hein of the Princeton Review (a SAT prep company) mock the College Board's plan to score student essays on the new SAT "holistically" ("New SAT Is So Old School," Opinion, Aug. 1). They compare the holistic scoring of short 25-minute essays to "measur(ing) ... karma" and to "taking only the first few pills of a course of antibiotics." Huh? Based on these misleading and truly bizarre analogies, I suppose it's a good thing for all present and future Princeton Review customers that the new SAT will omit verbal analogy questions.
MAGAZINE
March 19, 1995
My husband and I relocated to Escalante, Utah, 3 1/2 years ago from Menlo Park and were not aware of the hotbed of controversy we had moved into ("The Great Escalante Jetport-Cowboy-Condo War," by Frank Clifford, Feb. 12). We arrived with many of the traditional city-folk opinions about the livestock and timber industries--views I now categorize as knee-jerk emotionalism. What we have learned from living here is that the ranching families in Escalante are struggling to pass the type of life that they were raised with on to their children.
IMAGE
March 7, 2010 | Alene Dawson
The next big trends relate to technology and to holistic health and well-being. "Happy" cosmetics sound like a precursor of what is being called "Mood Beauty," which is one of the overarching worldwide beauty trends that forecaster Mintel International Group predicts for this year. The trends listed below are subsets of what the company identifies as the two mega-trends: one related to technology and the other to holistic health and well-being. Mood Beauty These beauty products claim to induce a more positive mood or help you sleep better by acting on your neurotransmitters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The University of California regents on Wednesday moved to expand the use of an undergraduate admissions practice in which applicants' grades and test scores are considered in the context of their educational opportunities and life experiences. UCLA and UC Berkeley already use the admissions process, known as holistic review, in which an applicant's entire file, including essays, are read and scored as a whole, rather than in pieces. At least two other UC campuses, San Diego and Irvine, are adopting the method this year, officials said.
HEALTH
December 20, 2010 | By James S. Fell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Holistic nutrition. " You may not know the term, but you've surely heard its claims. Among other things, holistic nutritionists (or HNs, as they call themselves) may teach that fluoride and pesticides are lethal, that most diseases and detrimental behaviors are diet-related and that many people would benefit from taking numerous supplements. I've read plenty of articles by HNs in which they assert that they are disparaged by mainstream medicine and warn you not to trust modern medicine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2010 | By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County coroner's office Saturday released the name of the marijuana dispensary worker who was killed at his job in Hollywood just hours after another employee was killed and a second one was injured at a pot shop in Echo Park. Ila Ali Packman, 39, of Hollywood was found dead about 9 p.m. Thursday by his employer at Hollywood Holistic 2 on North El Centro Avenue, off Sunset Boulevard, authorities said. Police sources said Packman had suffered stab wounds, but coroner's Investigator Joyce Kato said Saturday that the cause of death was not known because an autopsy had not yet been performed.
IMAGE
March 7, 2010 | Alene Dawson
The next big trends relate to technology and to holistic health and well-being. "Happy" cosmetics sound like a precursor of what is being called "Mood Beauty," which is one of the overarching worldwide beauty trends that forecaster Mintel International Group predicts for this year. The trends listed below are subsets of what the company identifies as the two mega-trends: one related to technology and the other to holistic health and well-being. Mood Beauty These beauty products claim to induce a more positive mood or help you sleep better by acting on your neurotransmitters.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2010
The 8th annual Conscious Life Expo is a three-day examination of personal and global transformation featuring over 65 self-help and new-age speakers, including "Being Here Now" author Ram Dass. Additional activities include live music, panel discussions, workshops on holistic coaching, reincarnation and hypnosis, plus a Sunday night Valentine's salsa dance to show off your new mental moves. LAX Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd. Fri. 3 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Day pass $10-$20, workshops $25, keynote speakers $55. www.consciouslifeexpo.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2009 | Frank James
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday called for a major reform of the financial regulatory system to create more "holistic" oversight of the world's largest financial institutions in an effort to avoid a repeat of the problems that contributed to the present global financial crisis. Bernanke, speaking to the Council of Foreign Relations, outlined a four-part strategy that he said could provide better regulation and help minimize systemic risks.
HEALTH
January 28, 2008 | Chris Woolston, Special to The Times
The products: We all carry the residue of modern living deep within our bodies. We get mercury from fish, pesticides from apples and polyvinyl chlorides from that "new-car smell." A 2005 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of more than 2,000 people across the country found traces of more than 60 toxic compounds, including such nasty stuff as dioxins and uranium, in the blood and urine of participants.
NEWS
January 7, 1999 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Colors are soft, aromatherapy and ethnic cooking are booming and filtered water has gone mainstream. Those are a few of the trends expected to predominate at the 1999 International Housewares Show, which opens Sunday in Chicago's McCormick Place Exposition Center. With more than 2,000 manufacturers and marketers from 33 countries, the annual show is the world's largest housewares marketplace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Bruin applicant No. 1 had an A-minus average at a good high school. His transcript showed numerous honors and accelerated classes, and his SAT score was 2040 of 2400. He was an athlete and clearly engaged at his high school and his church. In his essays, he wrote movingly about his family and its influence on his life and choices. But did he have what it took to become a UCLA freshman?
OPINION
March 6, 2007
Re "L.A. Board of Education adopts discipline policy aimed at reducing suspensions," Feb. 28 The new holistic discipline policy for the Los Angeles Unified School District is about as helpful as pouring oil on a fire. One gets a feeling that the people who make these policies have not been in a classroom in decades. The policy assumes that the disruptive child would not be in trouble if teachers were more understanding. Does the new politically correct policy consider that the disruptive child diminishes the teacher's time with the other 35 students who really want to learn?
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