December 1, 2006
Re "Back to location, location, location," Nov. 26 "The great real estate boom is dead." Thank you! This is what I have been waiting to hear for a while now. This alone allows people like myself, about to graduate from college, the hope of buying a house in the future. Before, the prices and rising rates were so ridiculous that I never thought I would be able to afford a house. Now there is some hope, and who knows, maybe the price of real estate will come down. But that might be too much to ask for. ALEX RAUCH Sherman Oaks
December 13, 2005
To many who were young, idealistic and antiwar in 1968, Eugene McCarthy (obituary, Dec. 11) gave hope. He was intelligent, wise and good. Many of us -- who in 2005 are quite a bit older, a bit jaded but still idealistic and antiwar -- cannot help wonder what this country and the world would be like if he had received the Democratic Party's presidential nomination that year and had become president. Both would be safer than they are today. McCarthy changed our public and private universes and was quite a good poet too. He was unique, and I cried at his passing.
May 9, 2012
Re "An intersection's forgotten victim quietly moved on," Column, May 6 I, of course, have heard of Reginald Denny. I remember being absolutely horrified at his senseless beating. It was a scene straight out of a horror movie, and to me, it was akin to the end of the world - Armageddon, indeed, at Florence and Normandie. I was unaware of Fidel Lopez's plight. Steve Lopez's article about him was intriguing yet painful to read. The hopeful aspect of this story, which lifted my heart, was the appearance of a guardian angel in the form of the Rev. Bennie Newton, who stopped Lopez's attackers.
November 27, 2012 |
ANGOLA, La. - In the middle of the rodeo arena, the four men could smell manure from the animal pens and cracklins and caramel corn from the stands as they steadied themselves in their plastic lawn chairs, spread their hands on the red card table in front of them and planted their feet in the mud. They were bracing for the bull. Once it was turned loose, the last one sitting in this game called Convict Poker would win. They looked almost identical in their black helmets, protective vests and striped uniforms.
February 15, 2012
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Katherine Boo Random House: 266 pp., $27
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January 15, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian would really like to be divorced before her baby with Kanye West is born - so she told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on the "Today" show Tuesday. Kardashian's divorce, which she filed after 72 days of marriage, has been dragging on for more than a year now, although the judge said last year that the couple would be split for good in 2013. Gifford, however, brought up the idea that there was a good chance the baby, due in July, would be born before the divorce was in the books.
June 11, 2012 |
Although the road to the first Stanley Cup championship might have become more difficult for the Kings after consecutive losses to the New Jersey Devils, their fans aren't hitting the panic button - yet. “It's going to happen tonight. It has to happen tonight,” said Paul Dockstader, who is a Kings season-ticket holder with his wife, Janette. “Otherwise, as every Kings fan imagines, it will go to Game 7, and we'll be doomed. “I expect them to win tonight, and I'm afraid for Game 7.” Janette, donning the jersey of her favorite player, Jeff Carter, said a loss does not necessarily spell doom for Los Angeles.
July 27, 2012 |
LONDON - It was early Friday night here, and neither Don Porter nor Jessica Mendoza was in a good place. Limos were gathering the VIPs from the VIP hotels along Park Lane. Soon, the opening ceremony of the London Olympics would begin. They were to be, as all Olympic openings have become, an artistic springboard to an athletic extravaganza. Porter sat in an empty lounge alcove of the Grosvenor House Hotel and watched the hustle and bustle of departing dignitaries. He attended his first Games in 1968 in Mexico City, and with the exception of the U.S.-boycotted Moscow Games and the Munich Games in 1972, he had been to every Olympic Summer opener since 1976 in Montreal.