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June 1, 1997
The April 20 Style piece on Indian-"inspired" fashion designs looked like something out of Cirque du Soleil ("All the Raj"). They were not stylish, nor did they, in any sense, remind me of the saris and salwaar kameez in my mother's closet. The "clothes" pictured were garish and only fit to be used as rags for housecleaning. It just seemed like an attempt by Westerners to completely distort all that is beautiful, colorful and elegant about India. Tasneem Malik Los Angeles
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SPORTS
July 20, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
CONTINUING TO SET THE PACE 1. ST. LOUIS Division-leading Cardinals have 14 games left with second-place Pirates. (2) 2. BOSTON Red Sox need pitching help but lead MLB in 6 offensive categories. (1) 3. TAMPA BAY Rays are 20-6 since calling up rookie Wil Myers. (3) 4. OAKLAND With AL's top home mark, schedule favors A's, who have 36 game left there. (6) 5. ATLANTA Braves - up by 6 1/2 games - have led NL East for all but 1 day this season. (10) 6. PITTSBURGH Pirates are 37 games under .500 after All-Star break the last 2 seasons.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1996
Your excellent editorial regarding the extensive and long-running Nasdaq securities law violations (Aug. 12) overlooks an important subtlety which is probably known only to those of us who have worked in the securities industry. You suggest that one of the first tasks of the yet-to-be-appointed new chief executive of the National Assn. of Security Dealers "should be some housecleaning." In fact, this is hardly adequate because those who are "housecleaned" would probably just be given high-level positions at many of the Nasdaq member firms they have befriended over the years.
SPORTS
February 10, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Memphis blues Rudy Gay is gone. Marreese Speights , Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby are gone. Could Lionel Hollins be next? The Memphis Grizzlies coach who publicly disagreed with the franchise's decision to trade its best player insisted Friday that he was working in tandem with the new front office under owner Robert Pera . "There's been a lot of negativity around our team, and me and my feelings about the trade and my feelings about management," Hollins said during an emotional and meandering session with reporters.
OPINION
September 15, 1991
Well, here we go again. Uncle Sam with billions of dollars in hand this time to help the Russians. It's good democracy is flourishing and communism is crumbling. But why oh why should the American taxpayer get stuck with the bill? We have cities and entire states declaring bankruptcy. The recession is still here despite the experts and all their charts. Added to this our government is spending more billions on new B-2 bombers. Why? We already have an oversupply of military weapons.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2000
KABC-AM may be in a historic ratings slump, but current management cannot blame it on letting its old-timers go more than a year ago ("KSCA, KIIS Remain at Top; KABC Hits 40-Year Rating Low," by Judith Michaelson, April 26). I note that KRLA-AM, which hired KABC castoffs Michael Jackson, Ken Minyard and Ira Fistell in order to become L.A.'s "new" talk radio station, has "stayed put in 32nd place." That may not give KABC program director Drew Hayes any comfort as he assesses the current ratings, but it vindicates Maureen Lesourd's original housecleaning at KABC.
OPINION
July 3, 2006
Re "Voters May Be Asked to Ease L.A. Term Limits," June 26 It appears we have come nearly full circle in our thinking about the merits of term limits on all levels of government. The great "housecleaning" made 10 years ago seemed the only way to cleanse us of the evils of our bloated, self-indulgent city and state governments. Although it made us feel better at the time, in retrospect, it was an error. We voted to create term limits that were unreasonably short. The consequences have been abysmal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1996
Landlocked Burundi exports its small coffee crop overland and imports fuel and just about everything else it needs through ports in Tanzania and Kenya. Those routes are now closed because of a regional blockade launched to protest the July coup by the Tutsi-led Burundian army. The strong action by Burundi's big neighbors should pressure those who hold power to restore constitutional rule, reopen Parliament, reinstate political parties and arrange for talks between rival factions.
NEWS
July 11, 2002 | JANET EASTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you haven't shopped for a vacuum cleaner since Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" was sweeping the charts, you're in for a surprise: Manufacturers have cleaned up their act in the last few years. In the past, many vacuums would leave behind up to a third of the dust and what was sucked up was stored in porous paper bags, which become a new home for bacteria and allergens. No wonder the U.S.
NEWS
July 9, 1998 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it," the 19th century economist Walter Bagehot wrote of the upper chamber of the British Parliament, long known for the eccentricity of its titled amateur politicians. Prime Minister Tony Blair has a more radical cure in mind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2012 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
All politics is local, a wise man once said. And you can't get much more local than your own aunt. State Sen. Kevin De Leon's 74-year-old aunt Francisca still cleans homes in San Diego, as she has for nearly half a century, since migrating from Mexico with her sister, the lawmaker's late mother, seeking the American dream. Both cleaned up for rich people, barely squeezing by from one check to the next, never with enough money to sock some away for old age. Now De Leon (D-Los Angeles)
BUSINESS
November 10, 2009 | Claudia Eller and Dawn C. Chmielewski
In a continued housecleaning at Walt Disney Co., studio distribution veteran Mark Zoradi is leaving after 29 years. The departure of Zoradi, president of Disney's motion pictures group, follows the ousting of his former boss, Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook, in September and Miramax Films President Daniel Battsek late last month. Under the direction of Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger, the Burbank studio is being remade by Cook's successor, Rich Ross, former president of Disney Channels Worldwide.
OPINION
December 12, 2007
Even as California's stem cell institute hands out a heartening new round of research grants this week, ethical lapses at the agency show that other items of business are seriously overdue. One is a blast of public light trained on its grant approval process. That will come as state Controller John Chiang begins an audit of how the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is spending money and avoiding -- or not avoiding -- conflicts of interest.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2007 | Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writer
sacramento -- The troubled state-backed workers' compensation insurance company sent a status report to lawmakers Tuesday, stressing its "significant progress in getting the organization back on track." But the 10-page report from Jeanne Cain, chairwoman of the San Francisco-based State Compensation Insurance Fund, was silent when it came to detailing a criminal probe into what Department of Insurance officials say may involve more then $1 billion in misappropriated state funds.
WORLD
June 26, 2007 | Sam Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
Mexico replaced the federal police chiefs from each of the country's 31 states and the Federal District on Monday, pending polygraph and drug tests to determine whether they are on the right side of the law in the nation's foundering drug war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2007 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Maura Martinez spent months searching for work at clothing factories, fast-food restaurants and even a mini-market. But every employer demanded immigration papers. So Martinez headed to the Hollywood Community Job Center to try her luck as a day laborer. "If the men can find work here, I can too," said Martinez, 47, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who goes to the center several days a week. "With papers, without papers, men or women, we all come to look for work."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1990
According to the Los Angeles Times (March 25), "in a rare punitive action" the Medical Board of California revoked the license of a longtime Orange County practitioner. The operative word here is rare. Perhaps the most scurrilous lie promulgated against doctors is that they refuse to police themselves. Trial lawyers love to complain about how difficult it is to get a doctor to testify against another doctor. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Medical Assn.
NEWS
August 13, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Greene, Dallas Jamison, Henry Rivero and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
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OPINION
July 3, 2006
Re "Voters May Be Asked to Ease L.A. Term Limits," June 26 It appears we have come nearly full circle in our thinking about the merits of term limits on all levels of government. The great "housecleaning" made 10 years ago seemed the only way to cleanse us of the evils of our bloated, self-indulgent city and state governments. Although it made us feel better at the time, in retrospect, it was an error. We voted to create term limits that were unreasonably short. The consequences have been abysmal.
BOOKS
June 11, 2006 | Paula L. Woods, Paula L. Woods is the author of the Charlotte Justice mystery series, the latest of which, "Strange Bedfellows," is partly set in Orange County.
HOW remote yet purposeful they seem, women walking on an upscale city street, each loaded down with a bag containing lunch, a pair of work shoes, perhaps a book to read on the bus. In our cars, we pass them in the evening as they ride the bus home, women mute with weariness after working a 10-hour job and then attending night classes to learn English, or cosmetology, or medical record-keeping.
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