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April 28, 1973 | Terry Atkinson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
This album contains a flock of romantic ballads, like "Too Young,' "Up Again" and "Music and Me," wich is merely fodder for the reveries of Jackson's army of adolescent female fans. This fasction will probably flip over these numbers, through none of them is on a par with his best work. However, there are two standout tracks. One is "Johnny Raven," which is one of the album's few upbeat songs. The other is a second version of "Doggin' Around" that is quite faithful to the Jackie Wilson original.
April 27, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND -- A week after he preached to a congregation that included some of his players at a Van Nuys church, Mark Jackson found himself delivering a different kind of sermon. The Golden State Warriors coach and ordained minister, speaking to the media Sunday before Game 4 of his team's first-round playoff series against the Clippers, described allegedly racist remarks attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling as “unfortunate, disappointing and [there's] no place in society for those thoughts or that mentality.
January 27, 2012
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April 26, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
JACKSON, Wyo. - Just a few years after Thomas Ralston moved to town, a chimney fire burned down his home. Last month, he was driving when a 3,000-pound boulder fell from a mountain onto the roof of his brand-new truck. So when a police officer visited his condo a few weeks ago to tell him he had an hour to evacuate because a landslide was threatening the building, he responded the only way he could. He sort of laughed. "What are you going to do?" he said to himself and shrugged.
August 12, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Jackson, Miss., doesn't seem to shrink from its past -- even a fictionalized one. The city, of course, provides the big-screen setting for "The Help," the film released Wednesday about racial tension in the early 1960s between black maids and the young white housewives they serve. Now Jackson hopes fans of the movie and the 2009 novel on which it's based will visit the real Southern city. "While the social climate has drastically changed, some of the places throughout the book have not," the city's tourism website says.
January 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After months of recruiting, Gardena Serra defensive back Adoree' Jackson has a Final Four. Next Wednesday, he will announce his college choice among Florida, LSU, USC and UCLA.  
February 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Adoree' Jackson of Gardena Serra High, one of top athletes in the Class of 2014, announced Wednesday that he would attend USC. Jackson played cornerback and receiver at Serra. "They talked to me about playing both ways," he said on ESPNU. Jackson, who grew up in Illinois and moved to Southern California to attend Serra, also is regarded as one of the best long-jump prospects in the United States. Jackson gives USC Coach Steve Sarkisian two major gets on national signing day. Offensive lineman Damien Mama also announced that he would attend USC. The Trojans are now waiting on a decision by Long Beach Poly High receiver/defensive back John "Juju" Smith.
January 29, 1993
If Jackson's demand for racial quotas in the front offices and the broadcasting booths really catches on, how will he feel about racial parity on the fields, diamonds and basketball courts? BURT PRELUTSKY North Hills
December 16, 2013 | By Sharon Mizota
Patrick Jackson's show brought me to my knees - literally. The artist has remodeled François Ghebaly's split-level gallery, building an entry-level floor above the semi-subterranean main space. Carpeted like a model home in thick white wall-to-wall, it makes the space seem less vertiginous and more like a traditional gallery. That is, until you see the hole in the floor.  Stairs lead down to what is perhaps best described as a half-floor, laced with metal scaffolding and dirt-colored carpet.
July 14, 1989
Passing federal legislation promoting universal voter registration, as Jackson urges, would leave unaddressed the fundamental problems of our languishing democracy. The problems start with the Democratic and Republican parties, a corrupt set of identical twins which give the electorate a choice between two sets of candidates who ultimately sell out to the same shifting coalition of wealthy interests forming the de facto oligarchy that is the real government of our country. These social parasites are consistently able to subvert public policy to satisfy their unbounded greed while beggaring most of the rest of us. If, like the Russians, we could cast negative as well as positive votes for our candidates, I am quite sure that many more people would show interest in our elections.
April 21, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Phil Jackson made his first big move since becoming president of the New York Knicks last month -- he fired coach Mike Woodson and the rest of the coaching staff. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,” Jackson said in a news release Monday announcing the move. “The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond.
April 20, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
Last year, Los Angeles entertainment giant AEG weathered a major corporate shake-up, endured a six-month trial spotlighting its role in the last days of Michael Jackson and fell short in its efforts to bring L.A. a pro football team. Even so, the company - owner of Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Los Angeles Kings hockey team - seems to be on the rebound. Although AEG has taken a decidedly low profile in Southern California in recent months, the company has seen most of its worldwide operations surge.
April 20, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The world premiere of Quentin Tarantino's staged reading of his latest script, a post-Civil War western, "The Hateful Eight," is raw, ragged, raucous, riveting. And, as Tarantino promises when the evening presented by Film Independent begins around 8, it is truly one of a kind. As the clock pushed past 11 Saturday night at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, one of those slightly spruced-up gray ladies with sweeping balconies and red velvet chairs that grace downtown L.A., the man in black - from the filmmaker's Stetson to his cowboy boots - begins narrating the final "Hateful" chapter, for the final time ever.
April 12, 2014 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Gregory White Smith, a Harvard-trained lawyer, businessman, philanthropist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who raised hackles in the art world with an intensely psychological examination of the life and work of Jackson Pollock, has died. He was 62. Smith died Thursday at his home in Aiken, S.C., of a rare brain tumor diagnosed nearly 40 years ago, said his spouse and co-author Steven Naifeh. Naifeh and Smith won the Pulitzer Prize in biography for "Jackson Pollock: An American Saga," which was published in 1990 and spurred the 2000 movie "Pollock" starring Ed Harris.
April 11, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson's ex-wife and mother of his first two children, is engaged to be married again.  Rowe has said "I will" to Marc Schaffel, TMZ reports, three weeks after he proposed. She'd initially declined, the site said Thursday, because she thought she had terminal cancer. After finding out Wednesday that her diagnosis was actually the auto-immune disease sarcoidosis, she changed her mind. No wedding date has been set yet, she said. The 55-year-old Palmdale resident met Schaffel when he was working for Jackson, according to ABC News , and their friendly relationship evolved over time.
April 8, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
On Tuesday night, Steve Nash overcame Mark Jackson on the NBA's all-time assist list, dishing a pass to Jodie Meeks for a dunk with 2 minutes 13 seconds left in the first half as the Lakers battled the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. Nash entered the game with 10,330 career assists, just four behind Jackson's 10,334.  His pass to Meeks moved Nash to 10,335. John Stockton tops the list at 15,806, and Jason Kidd is second with 12,091. The Staples Center crowd gave Nash a standing ovation as his accomplishment was trumpeted by public-address announcer Lawrence Tanter.
February 12, 2010
'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' MPAA rating: PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language. Running time: 1 hour, 59 minutes Playing: In general release
January 24, 2010 | By Noel Murray
Michael Jackson's This Is It Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $39.95 Part performance film, part behind-the-scenes document, part memorial for a fallen star, "Michael Jackson's This Is It" compiles footage of Jackson's rehearsals for the London concerts he never staged. Fans looking for an approximation of those shows will be disappointed; "This Is It" doesn't include that many full performances of Jackson's songs. But for its rare glimpse at the star's creative process -- and its peek at how surprisingly vital Jackson looked just days before he died -- the film is invaluable.
April 5, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Steve Nash suggested on Friday afternoon that the Lakers might shut him down after he played against the Dallas Mavericks that evening. In 19 minutes, Nash scored four points and had seven assists, leaving him four assists from surpassing Mark Jackson for third place on the NBA's list of career assist leaders. John Stockton tops the list with 15,806 assists. Jason Kidd is second with 12,091. With five assists, Nash (10,330) can pass Jackson (10,334). Following the 107-95 loss to the Mavericks, Coach Mike D'Antoni suggested that Nash will get the opportunity to see additional minutes if his body is up to the challenge.
April 2, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Boy meets Samuel L. Jackson! "The Avengers" star, who appears in Friday's "Avengers" flick "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," recited a slam poem Monday on "The Tonight Show" about the '90s sitcom "Boy Meets World," recapping the show's seven seasons in the beatnik style of poetry. Jackson's three-minute oratory, performed with all the gravitas of "Pulp Fiction's" Jules Winnfield, introduced the show's star, a teenage boy named Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), and his friends, family and love interest.
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