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April 9, 1989
Re Calendar's March 26 cover: Did anyone notice that a picture of Jodie Foster (who later would win the best-actress Oscar) was not among the nominees' photos surrounding Allan Carr? How could this happen? Was Carr unconscious? JOAN RONCHER Encino
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for chairwoman of the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Her appointment fills a void created six months ago when Chairwoman Ann Ravel moved to the Federal Elections Commission. Good-government activists including Robert Stern, a former general counsel for the California agency and a coauthor of the state Political Reform Act, said they knew nothing about Remke.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1987
Jody Powell, I'm gonna miss you. When you worked for the Carter Administration I was a little skeptical of you and your talents. But after reading your column regularly in The Times, I feel that I came to know you as a man of common sense, intelligence and, not least, a terrific sense of puckish humor. You may not have thought your role was to answer questions, write about speeches or analyze decisions, but you did an excellent job of it and your going is our loss. Good luck in your new endeavor with a public relations firm.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
On Wednesday, the NBA announced Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic was selected as the league's most improved player this season. Lakers guard Jodie Meeks was recognized in the voting, albeit with a single second-place vote, tying for 20th place. With Kobe Bryant playing just six games this past season with Achilles' and knee injuries, Meeks made the most of his opportunity to start 77 games for the Lakers. Meeks averaged 15.7 points per game while shooting 46.3% from the field and 40.1% from three-point range.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2000
Re Jody "Babydol" Gibson's sentencing hearing, where Judge Lloyd M. Nash described the convicted madam or her case as "tragic and pathetic" (May 16): What is truly pathetic is the district attorney's and court's sanctioned suppression of evidence of both the Beverly Hills detective who shielded her from prosecution while carrying on an affair with her and Gibson's 400 "customers" who are in fact "criminals"--that is if you believe that Gibson's victimless conduct is criminal. What is tragic is that the taxpayers have to pay not only this trial but approximately $75,000 for her three years in jail.
SPORTS
March 5, 1991
School: Brea-Olinda High Sport: Basketball Position: Forward Class: Junior With Brea-Olinda trailing Ventura, 23-22, at halftime in the Division II-AA title game Saturday, Lady Cats Coach Mark Trakh tried to put his players at ease by reminding them they didn't have to win the game to qualify for the state playoffs. But the reminder didn't relax Anton. "She said, really loud so the other kids could hear, 'We're not going to lose this game,' and I believed her," Trakh said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1997
What an inspiration to see the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Jody Williams and her International Campaign to Ban Landmines (Oct. 11). The humanity of this cause and the lack of ego and pretense with which Williams lives her purpose gave me pause. I agree with her assessment of President Clinton as "neither a leader nor a statesman" and applaud her shifting the media spotlight away from herself and onto obstacles and solutions. Her fearlessness in the face of government, stating her position with single-minded clarity and simplicity, speaks well for the victims she speaks for. Like Mother Teresa, also a Peace Prize recipient, she has served what each has called "the poorest of the poor."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2012
'Jodi Breakers' MPAA rating: Not rated. In Hindi with English subtitles Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes Playing: Naz8 Cinemas, Lakewood; AMC Covina 30, Covina
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March 31, 1992
I'd like to dedicate this award to all the women who came before me who never had the chances I've had, and the survivors, and the pioneers and the outcasts . . . and to all the people in this industry who have respected my choices and not been afraid of the power and the dignity that entitled me to. . . . Thanks to the academy for embracing such an incredibly strong and beautiful feminist hero that I'm so proud of.'
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1990 | JUDITH MICHAELSON
Norman Lear has dropped plans to produce "Jody Gordon and the News," a five-night-a-week late-night show that had been scheduled to debut on CBS in late October and was to have marked his return to television. A CBS spokesman said Wednesday that Lear, the former producer of "All in the Family," "Maude" and a bevy of other successful sitcoms during the 1970s, wants to concentrate on another series he is producing for CBS' prime-time schedule, "Sunday Dinner," starring Robert Loggia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- With ethics scandals rocking the Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as the new head of California's ethics watchdog agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Joann M. “Jodi” Remke, who is presiding judge of the State Bar Court, is Brown's choice to serve as chairwoman of the state Fair Political Practices Commission. The appointment fills a void created six months ago when Chairwoman Ann Ravel was appointed to the Federal Election Commission.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jodie Foster married girlfriend  Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, her rep has confirmed. Word that the Oscar winner, 51, had quietly wed the 44-year-old photographer first came via E! News, with the Associated Press then confirming the news with Foster's rep.  The low-key nature of this "big event" is par for the course for the "Elysium" and "The Silence of the Lambs" actress, who famously, finally, sort-of came out publicly in 2013 in a rather rambling speech delivered when she accepted the Cecille B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SALT LAKE CITY - Poor Lakers. They lose even when they win. They hammered the similarly woeful Utah Jazz on Monday, 119-104, but damaged their lottery percentages for the draft. If the Lakers had lost, Utah would have caught them (and Boston) in the overall standings, forging a three-way tie for the NBA's fourth-worst record. BOX SCORE: Lakers 119, Jazz 104 Now the Lakers (26-55) will probably finish with the sixth-worst record and a 6.3% chance at the No. 1 pick at the May 20 lottery.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Emerging from the rubble of the Lakers' worst season since moving to Los Angeles was the story of someone who shall inherit the earth. Or at least a really nice pay raise. Jodie Meeks has been the Lakers' most consistent player, managing to avoid serious injury and continually putting in an honest night's work during a dreadful season for the franchise. He is averaging a career-best 15.6 points, almost double his output last season, but faces the same off-season question as almost everyone on the roster.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Jodie Foster, the Academy Award-winning actress, has put her home in Hollywood Hills West back on the market for $5.75 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1935, features a step-down living room with a cathedral ceiling, a fireplace, French doors and views of Century City. The 6,000 square feet of living space includes a screening room, an office, four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half-baths and an attached guest apartment. The master suite has a sauna and a seating area.
SPORTS
March 9, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
It's a little unclear what happened the past week to the Lakers. Probably best to just recap: They beat Portland, lost to New Orleans, the Clippers and Denver by a combined 63 points, and then beat Oklahoma City. What? It made no sense but became official after the Lakers beat the Thunder, 114-110, Sunday at Staples Center. BOX SCORE: Lakers 114, Oklahoma City Thunder 110 They delivered their second head-scratcher in seven days as Jodie Meeks outscored Kevin Durant and the worst team in the Western Conference beat the team that was tied atop it. So the Lakers were good enough to win at playoff-bound Portland, which had happened only seven times in 32 regular-season tries since Kobe Bryant was a rookie, and strong enough to hold off Durant and his very talented friends Sunday.
SPORTS
February 18, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers resume play Wednesday night at Staples Center, playing host to Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. A Lakers team that has struggled all season with injuries will welcome back Jodie Meeks, who will make his return from a sprained ankle. Meeks was injured Feb. 4 in a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Pau Gasol may join him Wednesday after sitting out since Jan. 31 because of a groin injury. "It felt pretty good today," Gasol said.  "It's my first practice in 2 1/2 weeks.  It's a big step forward.  We'll see how it feels tomorrow, see how it feels at shoot-around, and make a decision.
SPORTS
February 4, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MINNEAPOLIS - Steve Nash finally played. Steve Blake too. But all the Steves in NBA history couldn't have fixed the Lakers' defense. Kevin Love and Kevin Martin each broke the 30-point barrier as the Minnesota Timberwolves took a 109-99 victory Tuesday at Target Center. The lack of defense wasn't the only unsurprising part - the Lakers quickly lost another two players after getting back their two injured point guards. BOX SCORE: Minnesota 109, Lakers 99 Jodie Meeks left a minute into the first quarter because of a sprained right ankle and Jordan Hill was gone a bit later because of a headache and strained neck after teammate Chris Kaman accidentally struck him in the face.
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