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October 14, 2010
BOOKS In a homage to the 1955 Six Gallery reading that put the San Francisco Renaissance on the map, Los Angeles-area poets will read their favorite poems at a one-night celebration of the Beat legacy, "Waiting for Jack. " Produced by Eve Brandstein, Michael C. Ford, Rex Weiner and John Densmore the readers will include John Harris, Bill Duke, Pegarty Long, Herbert T. Schmidt Jr., Doug Knott, Jerry Garcia, Sarah Maclay, Gail Wronsky, L.K. Thayer, Stephen J. Kalinich and S.A. Griffin, with works by Diane DiPrima, Gary Snyder, LeRoi Jones, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski and others.
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April 27, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jack Flaherty, 19-0 on the mound for Harvard-Westlake the last two seasons, faces another strong challenge on Tuesday from Mission Hills Alemany in a game for first place in the Mission League. Flaherty is 6-0 with an 0.70 ERA this season and has 85 strikeouts in 50 innings while surrendering just 24 hits. Alemany Coach Randy Thompson isn't backing down one bit. He's going to send out his junior ace, Brandon Ponticelli, who's 7-0 with an 0.63 ERA. Alemany has a history of not being intimidated by the Wolverines and their standout pitchers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1996
Re "Jack Smith, Urbane and Wry Times Columnist, Dies," Jan. 10: Jack Smith was a gentle soul who wrote about life in an ever-changing city we know as Los Angeles. His humor and insightful look at our giant, little city was often the highlight of The Times. His philosophy about our town and our lives made me think of the Transcendentalist writers Emerson and Thoreau. Jack Smith was our transcendentalist. I will miss him. ESTHER J. BENJAMINS-GASS Los Angeles The Life & Style section on Mondays will be strangely vacant without Smith's column.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
With spring arrives a fresh blossoming of seasonal metaphors to suggest new birth. A sprouting of unheard music arriving after months of cultivation. Proverbial butterflies crawling out of their cocoons. Bears stretching after deep sleep. In the immortal words of Peter Sellers' character Chauncey Gardiner in “Being There”: “In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.”  So it goes in late April, with the arrival of young music throughout the marketplace, the best of which is gunning for song-of-the-summer punch, making early moves toward July ubiquity.
SPORTS
September 19, 2009
About 60 years ago, I saw Jack Kramer play Bobby Riggs at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles at the time professional tennis was just getting started. Kramer, the best player of his era, demolished Riggs in as dominant a performance as I have ever seen. Just as every big league ballplayer should include Marvin Miller in his nightly prayers, today's tennis millionaires owe an incalculable debt to Kramer. We should all go out to Los Serranos, hit one out of a bunker and bid a fond farewell to one of Southern California's true giants of the sports world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1998
"Oscar Night Heroics and a Happy Ending," March 26. Jack Gies is a hero because he saved a couple from a fire. . . . A hero because he tried to put out the fire with a garden hose to save the couple's car. . . . A hero because even after all that, he still felt enough compassion to go back and give the couple his memento from the Oscar show, orchids. . . . A hero because he spotted the fire only by driving slowly through the quiet streets so as not to hit crossing opossums who venture out late at night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1997
Re Arianna Huffington's March 23 Column Right suggestions for Jack Kemp's campaign in 2000: I think it is wrong for her to suggest that Jack Kemp tithe 10% of his hard-earned income to social causes. Here's a great American sports hero and self-made man, who struggles to get along among the "truly wealthy" on a couple of million per year. Should such socialistic liberal dogma be pursued we might be suggesting that the more comfortable among the GOP give enormous sums of money to such frivolous causes as so-called social problems, the vanishing middle class (who needs them?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2010
'Casino Jack and the United States of Money' MPAA rating: R for some language Running time: 1 hour, 58 minutes Playing: In selected theaters
OPINION
October 25, 2009 | DOYLE McMANUS
My colleague, Jack Nelson, believed in old-fashioned virtues: Get your facts straight. Check them, and check them again. Don't be afraid to cross swords with the powerful. Above all, break news whenever you can. Jack, who died Wednesday at 80, played various roles during his 54-year career. He was a political analyst, a television pundit, a manager who led The Times' Washington bureau when it had more than 40 journalists. But he described himself first as a reporter, and that was the job he saw as most important to both the newspaper and the public it served.
NEWS
October 28, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Jack the Cat is back -- in the news. The ginger-colored cat found Tuesday at JFK Airport underwent surgery Thursday for a wound on his leg but remains fragile after weeks without regular food and water.  American Airlines, which lost the cat on Aug. 25, says it will pay Jack's veterinary bills and, if asked, transport for the cat and owner Karen Pascoe when Jack is able to travel. Spokesman Tim Smith says he doesn't know how much the care will cost. "We're just focusing now on helping to see that Jack gets back up to full health," he said.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jack Hartman, an All-City pitcher at Reseda Cleveland last season, is 4-0 with a 3.07 ERA as a starting pitcher in his freshman season at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn is battling for the Ivy League title with a 13-3 record. Here's a story looking at Hartman and other Penn freshmen.     Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Anthony who? The armchair speculation about UCLA's defense this spring has centered on how the Bruins will replace Anthony Barr, the All-American linebacker who is expected to be a top-10 pick in the NFL draft. The Bruins have devised two answers to fill that void: scheme adjustments and Myles Jack. Jack was named to the Freshman All-American team by the Sporting News last season, and was the Pac-12's defensive and offensive freshman of the year after a late season run at running back.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Is the world ready for kid-sized Kate Spade cardigans and jaunty Jack Spade jackets for Junior?  We're not sure those particular pieces will be in the merchandise mix when the GapKids collaboration with the Kate Spade New York and Jack Spade brands hits retail in November  -- since no descriptions or images accompanied Wednesday's announcement of the coming limited-edition collection. Childrenswear will be a new category for the pair of Spades (the women's line, Kate Spade New York,  started with handbags in 1993, the Jack Spade men's brand followed with satchel and carry-alls three years later; both now include full apparel and accessories collections)
BUSINESS
April 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Jack Osbourne, who became a reality TV star on “The Osbournes,” has put his home in Los Feliz up for sale at $2.998 million. The restored Spanish-style villa, built in 1926, retains its authentic architecture including a central courtyard with a pool, thick wood ceiling beams, wrought-iron banisters and interior archways. The 4,810 square feet of living space includes high ceilings, French doors, living, family and dining rooms, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. There is a basement, and the guesthouse has a kitchenette.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2014
The company: Jack in the Box Inc. Headquarters: San Diego Ticker: JACK Employees: 19,150 Leadership: Leonard A. "Lenny" Comma, chief executive and chairman since January Fiscal 2013 revenue: $1.5 billion Fiscal 2013 net income: $51 million Stock price: $56.21 at Friday's close 52-week range: $34.81 to $62.90 P/E ratio: 24, based on estimated fiscal 2014 earnings Quarterly...
BUSINESS
April 13, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Jack, the round-headed fictional chief executive in Jack-in-the-Box commercials, is not only a hit on television. He's also popular on Wall Street. In the last year, investors have driven the company's stock price up more than 80% - and industry analysts are bullish about the company's future. Jack in the Box Inc.'s profit was up sharply in its recently completed fiscal first quarter, as sales increased at its flagship restaurants and at the company's other brand, Qdoba Mexican Grill.
NEWS
October 25, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
American Airlines has found Jack the Cat , the pet that escaped its carrier at JFK Airport in August and became an overnight Facebook star, and reports that the pet is "healthy, safe and well. " "Jack was found in the customs room and was immediately taken by AA team members to the airport vet service, VetPort, where a microchip scan confirmed that the cat is indeed Jack," the airline announced Tuesday night on its Facebook page called AA's Search for Jack the Cat. The announcement was followed by this post on another Jack the Cat FB fan page with almost 16,000 followers: "The vet reported to Karen that he is dehydrated and has lost a good amount of weight, though she said that all things considered, he wasn't in bad shape.
NEWS
November 6, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The story of Jack the Cat , who was found 12 days ago at JFK Airport after having been missing for two months, has come to an end. The cat was euthanized Sunday because of his deteriorated condition. American Airlines offered its sympathy to owner Karen Pascoe and "the cat-loving community who have grown fond of Jack since he went missing. " The cat had been checked into the airline's cargo area Aug. 25 for a flight from New York to California, but the airline later reported him missing during the run-up to Hurricane Irene.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 30 - April 5, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES The Big Bang Theory Raj (Kunal Nayyar) dates two women at once while Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is torn between two gaming systems. Wil Wheaton guest stars in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS Community The study group gets animated in the vein of "G.I. Joe" in this new episode.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
ABC's beltway drama "Scandal" was Thursday night's highest-rated show while Fox's new comedy "Surviving Jack" got off to a slow start, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  "Scandal" drew 8.8 million viewers overall and a rating of 3.1 among the advertiser-coveted 18- to 49-year-old audience, marking a 7% improvement from last week's episode in the key demographic. The show starring Kerry Washington has enjoyed strong numbers this season, with Thursday's installment up 19% from its comparable year-ago telecast in 18-49.  "Grey's Anatomy" was the No. 2 show, earning a 2.5 in the demo, while the fairy tale spin-off "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" rose week to week to a still-low 0.9. On average, ABC scored a 2.1 in 18-49, in which a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers, finishing in second place behind NCAA basketball regional semifinals on CBS. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV Preliminary ratings for live sports are often unreliable because they are not adjusted for time zones, but early numbers indicate a 2.5 rating in 18-49 and about 7.8 million viewers overall for the network in prime time.
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