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December 27, 2012 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Time is a key element in Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road. " "We know time," the protagonist Dean Moriarty (based on Kerouac's friend Neal Cassady) mutters throughout the book, an invocation and a prayer. That's important for a couple of reasons: It signals the novel's hunger for new experience, for a way out of the conformist pieties of post-World War II America, and also Kerouac's desire to stare down the mortality that he feared. In some sense, this is the key to all his writing, the idea that by mythologizing his life and that of his friends he was somehow placing them all outside of time.
April 8, 1990 | Stacy Jenel Smith \f7
The presses were rolling again at the Herald-Examiner in recent days, but it was just background for director Bobby Roth, who's shooting a bloody and climactic sequence for "Rainbow Drive," an action-suspense yarn for ITC/Showtime.
February 23, 1994 | DAN ARRITT
Despite playing without leading scorer Olujimi Mann down the stretch, Santa Ana Valley beat Chino Hills Ayala, 68-64, in a Division I-AA boys' basketball quarterfinal game Tuesday at Century High. The fourth-seeded Falcons (26-3) play Crescenta Valley, which upset top-seeded Fontana, in a semifinal Friday. The Falcons led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter, but Ayala rallied to within nine at the end of the third quarter.
October 10, 1996 | DADE HAYES
North Hollywood Recreation Center will host a pet fair this weekend, but leave the dogs and cats at home. This fair is for lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, salamanders and other "herps." The Southwestern Herpetologists Society's 15th annual reptile and amphibian exhibit will feature creatures large and small. Unlike commercial shows, this event seeks to educate people about the handling and preservation of reptiles and amphibians.
October 12, 2000
Taking another step toward establishing civilian oversight of the Police Department, city officials Wednesday named an executive director of the new Community Police Review Commission. City Manager John Holmes named Charles D. "Don" Williams as executive director. Williams, who will earn $78,000 per year, will start Nov. 1. The appointment comes nearly two years after four white police officers shot and killed a black woman, Tyisha Miller.
February 28, 2009 | Associated Press
The chief of U.N. humanitarian efforts urged Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels Friday to let tens of thousands of civilians leave the South Asian country's war zone, saying there were "credible reports" that some people trying to flee had been shot. John Holmes also called on the Sri Lankan government to allow civilians to leave safely, either by agreeing to a temporary cease-fire or allowing a humanitarian corridor for safe passage through the front lines in the island's northeast.
April 1, 1990
In Chuck Philips' March 25 article, Luther Campbell (a.k.a. Luke Skyywalker of the rap group 2 Live Crew) says: "When people see a sculpture in a museum of a naked man with his penis hanging down, do they say that the guy who created the statue is a sex fiend? No, they call it art. . . . 2 Live Crew is no different from sculptors who carve naked statues. . . . In our minds, we're artists." In my mind, that's the only place this group can be considered artists. The sculptor who boldly included the penis did not give lewd suggestions on how the organ could be used as a weapon, and most likely that artist was celebrating the entire human body.
Think of it as academia meets "Boogie Nights." Porn stars and professors convened in Universal City on Friday morning for a three-day World Pornography Conference, a serious, occasionally X-rated exploration of eroticism and the 1st Amendment.
March 13, 1990
A convicted narcotics dealer and his former bodyguard went on trial Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court for the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon home, allegedly in retaliation for an earlier drug-related robbery. Adel "Eddie Nash" Nasrallah, 59, and Gregory Diles, 40, are charged with the murders, which were first blamed on the late porno film star John C. Holmes, who was tried for homicide and acquitted in the case in 1982. Deputy Dist. Atty.
November 5, 1986
Rep. Fernand J. St Germain, the House Banking Committee chairman, won a 14th term in the 1st District despite a House ethics probe into his personal finances. St Germain defeated Republican John A. Holmes Jr. In September of 1985, the Wall Street Journal reported that St Germain, 58, had received investment help from people and institutions that benefited from his official actions as Banking chairman. The House ethics committee has been investigating the matter.
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