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December 6, 2002
As a recent Boalt alum, I am saddened to learn of John Dwyer's resignation, but also angered at his portrayal in the media ("Law Dean Quits Over Accusation," Nov. 28). As I received a joint degree, I was at Boalt for four years and thus knew Dwyer very well. Though some students were concerned that he would not show a commitment to diversity, Dwyer absolutely put those fears to rest. He doubled the number of nonwhite students at Boalt, through expanded recruitment programs and fund-raising efforts.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
This post has been updated. See below for details.  The riff that San Francisco rock band Thee Oh Sees presented at 3:50 p.m. at the closing moments of their rolling, frantic set, was still running through my head half an hour later, even though half a dozen rhythms from varying locales on the pitch of Coachella had entered it since. That's one tough damn riff, from a new song called "Dead Energy," bass-heavy, smooth-groove house beats 50 yards away in the Sahara tent. The band played a forceful bunch of songs -- at least judging by the four final ones that I saw -- that drove the tightly focused, crowd-surfing fans to adrenaline levels unimaginable the morning earlier.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
This post has been updated. See below for details.  The riff that San Francisco rock band Thee Oh Sees presented at 3:50 p.m. at the closing moments of their rolling, frantic set, was still running through my head half an hour later, even though half a dozen rhythms from varying locales on the pitch of Coachella had entered it since. That's one tough damn riff, from a new song called "Dead Energy," bass-heavy, smooth-groove house beats 50 yards away in the Sahara tent. The band played a forceful bunch of songs -- at least judging by the four final ones that I saw -- that drove the tightly focused, crowd-surfing fans to adrenaline levels unimaginable the morning earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2002 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Acting to replace an administrator who resigned over a sexual harassment complaint, UC Berkeley on Wednesday named one of its longtime professors to serve as interim dean of Boalt Hall law school. The professor is Robert C. Berring Jr., 53, who for the last 20 years has taught at the law school and directed the law library. He will replace John P. Dwyer, 51, who is stepping down effective Jan.
NEWS
November 25, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Asia is likely to fall victim within the next five years to an AIDS epidemic as disastrous and deadly as the one that has ravaged much of Africa unless governments radically improve health standards and public-health education, an international authority on AIDS said here Tuesday. Speaking at the First International Congress on AIDS in Asia, Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2002 | Maura Dolan, Rebecca Trounson and Carol Pogash, Special to The Times
The boy who began life in a Midwest trailer park worked his way as a young man into the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court, where he clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Though at times restrained and even shy, he rose to the top job at one of the nation's leading law schools, displaying a charm in public that sometimes dazzled donors, alumni and colleagues. He became a mentor and friend to students at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law; they lined up outside his office to see him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2002 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Acting to replace an administrator who resigned over a sexual harassment complaint, UC Berkeley on Wednesday named one of its longtime professors to serve as interim dean of Boalt Hall law school. The professor is Robert C. Berring Jr., 53, who for the last 20 years has taught at the law school and directed the law library. He will replace John P. Dwyer, 51, who is stepping down effective Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1988
A helicopter carrying a pallet of roofing materials crashed into the harbor at Marina del Rey Wednesday afternoon, injuring the pilot, a sheriff's official said. The pilot, Greg Houfle, 37, of Bend, Ore., was pulled from the submerged helicopter by a fire boat crew, taken to a hotel and airlifted from the roof to UCLA Medical Center, fire officials said. He was reported in good condition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
UC Berkeley, which last year was rocked by a sexual harassment complaint filed by a former law student against the law school dean, announced that it has begun training programs to prevent sexual harassment. University spokesman George A. Strait Jr. said the training is intended to update and strengthen anti-sexual harassment procedures throughout the campus. He said UC Berkeley officials who developed the programs were mindful of the controversy that led to the resignation of John P. Dwyer.
NATIONAL
July 5, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE - A unique ice-class barge designed to clean up any oil spills that might result from Shell Alaska's upcoming operations in the Arctic Ocean has so far failed to acquire final U.S. Coast Guard certification. Engineers from the oil company say it's no longer appropriate to require them to meet the rigorous weather standards originally proposed. Further, sea trials for the Arctic Challenger - a 37-year-old barge undergoing a multimillion-dollar retrofit - have been delayed in Washington state as federal  inspectors insist on improvements to electrical, piping and fire protection systems, a senior Coast Guard inspector confirmed Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2002 | Maura Dolan, Rebecca Trounson and Carol Pogash, Special to The Times
The boy who began life in a Midwest trailer park worked his way as a young man into the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court, where he clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Though at times restrained and even shy, he rose to the top job at one of the nation's leading law schools, displaying a charm in public that sometimes dazzled donors, alumni and colleagues. He became a mentor and friend to students at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law; they lined up outside his office to see him.
OPINION
December 6, 2002
As a recent Boalt alum, I am saddened to learn of John Dwyer's resignation, but also angered at his portrayal in the media ("Law Dean Quits Over Accusation," Nov. 28). As I received a joint degree, I was at Boalt for four years and thus knew Dwyer very well. Though some students were concerned that he would not show a commitment to diversity, Dwyer absolutely put those fears to rest. He doubled the number of nonwhite students at Boalt, through expanded recruitment programs and fund-raising efforts.
NEWS
November 25, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Asia is likely to fall victim within the next five years to an AIDS epidemic as disastrous and deadly as the one that has ravaged much of Africa unless governments radically improve health standards and public-health education, an international authority on AIDS said here Tuesday. Speaking at the First International Congress on AIDS in Asia, Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1999
I just don't get it. I am a card-carrying Republican from a large family of gun owners and gun collectors. What I can't understand is why the Senate didn't pass a measure requiring background checks on firearms sales at gun shows (May 13). I believe in a law-abiding citizen's right to possess firearms and I believe that honest citizens had nothing to fear from this measure. We have got to get past this "Big Brother is chipping away at our rights" mentality. I have news for the National Rifle Assn.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2005 | From Associated Press
After a five-month internal investigation, Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp. has fired two mid-level executives and accused its former chief executive and chief financial officer of faulty accounting practices. The gym operator said former CEO Lee Hillman and former finance chief John Dwyer were responsible for "multiple accounting errors and for creating a culture of aggressive accounting." The company said it had ceased severance payments to both men.
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