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January 4, 2011 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
Even in the wilderness where the mountains meet the desert, city lights are ever encroaching. A bright lamp from a far-off parking lot began marring the night sky in a rural corner of the high desert in the Antelope Valley about three years ago. The glow went all the way to the home of Wayne Argo from about five miles away. Argo had long exulted in how dark it got at his ranch-style home, separated from downtown Los Angeles by 35 miles and the San Gabriel Mountains. "I can see millions more stars than people that live in the city," said Argo, who lives 20 miles southeast of Palmdale.
April 23, 2014 | By Susan King
Albert Dupontel is a popular French comedy actor and film director whose heroes are Charlie Chaplin and "Monty Python's Flying Circus. " Katell Quillévéré, one of the France's up-and-coming filmmakers, lists among her influences Douglas Sirk and John Cassavetes. Dupontel and Quillévéré are making their first appearance at the City of Lights, City of Angels film festival, which will showcase the diversity of contemporary French cinema at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles through Monday.
September 12, 2010 | By Charlotte Stoudt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Lighting designer Jennifer Tipton met Sardono W. Kusumo, an Indonesian dancer and choreographer, in 2008 at a workshop she was giving in Java. Tipton, one of this country's preeminent designers, had participants reverse their usual roles: Lighting designers made dance pieces; choreographers lighted them. Returning to Jakarta later that year, Tipton discovered a different kind of artistic shift. Sardono, known for his intense physical style, had begun painting. He was producing massive canvases, up to 30 feet high.
April 21, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Onstage at a sold-out McCabe's in Santa Monica on Saturday night, Mary Gauthier immediately jumped into songs from her forthcoming album, “Trouble & Love,” offering up “False From True” and the title track. Then she explained to the audience that she had decided to bring out the new material at the start “so you wouldn't think the new songs accidentally got happy.” Even before her critically lauded 2005 breakthrough, “Mercy Now,” the Louisiana-born singer and songwriter recorded three albums that shone a light on some of the darkest corners of the human heart, but in a way that ultimately uplifts listeners.
February 27, 2010
Finding fixtures and lamps for period-influenced interiors can be just as important as choosing the furniture. "The biggest misconception I hear is that ‘I can't afford period lighting,' " Lara Spencer says. "But the truth is you can find really nice vintage fixtures for the same as or not much less than some mass-market reproductions if you just know where to look." She thinks of lighting as the "jewelry" that finishes a room — "a fun way to make a big statement," she says.
June 5, 2013 | By David Ng
Even the "Mona Lisa" needs a little help to look so young after nearly five centuries.  Officials at the Musée du Louvre in Paris this week unveiled a new lighting system for the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece that remains the museum's top visitor draw. The new lighting features LED bulbs in a new system created by Toshiba, which has a multi-year agreement with the Louvre to upgrade its lighting. "Mona Lisa" now is illuminated by a system of 34 LED bulbs that can be adjusted to highlight the painting's natural colors.
October 27, 1985
Recently you published an editorial titled "Arrogance and Ignorance" (Sept. 15) dealing with the proposed lighting system at Lawrence Welk Village. As a friend of Palomar, I applaud your stand in keeping the light factor down. However, we are faced with another serious lighting addition to this area at the proposed "Water Park" to be constructed about a mile from Welk Village. Besides the added traffic hazard, it would seem that adding adequate lighting for such a large facility would be many times brighter than the increased lighting wanted by the management of Welk Mobile Home Park.
March 28, 2010 | By Stephen Glassman and Donie Vanitzian
Question: Our condo homeowners association is debating whether to buy new lighting for all the hallways, which would cost just under $200,000, or repair the existing lights at a cost of about $15,000. In each case, should funds come from operating or reserve funds? How is the decision reached as to which path to take? Answer: Operating funds are collected to meet the association's day-to-day operating expenses, including utilities, gardening and routine maintenance such as replacing lightbulbs.
January 28, 2012 | Times staff
You can get great pictures from a phone or a point-and-shoot, and Kathy Pyon of the L.A. Times photo staff will tell you how. In a talk at the L.A. Times Travel Show, which she will repeat at 12:30 on Sunday, she told show attendees that the photos they were about to see were not enhanced. "Everything you see is from my phone or from my point and shoot," she said. So how do you get great photos out of the littlest gadgets? Three basic principles, she said: lighting, composition and moments.
February 6, 1999
Opera Pacific's performance of "The Flying Dutchman" may have been as good as Mark Swed's review indicated ("Wagner Brought to Life," Jan. 21). However, since I was forced to close my eyes and keep my head down for major portions of the second and third acts, I could not say. I'm sure the lighting effects were very impressive viewed from the orchestra section. I would recommend any director contemplating such displays in the future view them from all seats in the house. Having high-wattage stage lights aimed in one's face is more conducive to a nagging headache than a pleasant opera experience.
April 19, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into action, gathering details from victims in their hospital beds. President Xi Jinping urged all-out efforts to investigate the slaughter. The incident was quickly dubbed "China's 9/11. " But by nightfall Monday, the state-run New China News Agency signaled that it was time to move on. "Kunming railway station serious violent terror case is successfully solved," its headline said.
April 19, 2014 | By Maher Abukhater, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
JERUSALEM - Thousands of people gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday for the lighting of the “holy fire,” an annual ritual marking the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. The Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem battled his way through crowds shortly after midday to enter the church's small chapel, where what is believed to be Jesus' tomb is located. Minutes later, the pilgrims inside the small basilica cheered as he emerged carrying two lit bundles of 33 candles each symbolizing the age of Jesus at the time of his death.
April 17, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff, This post has been corrected; see note below for details.
A Korean Airlines plane struck some light poles at Los Angeles International Airport, causing slight damage to one of its wings, authorities said Thursday. The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, airport officials said, according to L.A. Airspace, a Daily Breeze news blog. The Associated Press reported: The plane's right wing was scratched, but no one was injured. Two 30-foot light poles were bent. The A380 is the world's largest commercial airliner, carrying passengers in a double-deck configuration.
April 16, 2014 | By Alicia Banks, Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
Officials said two fire trucks had their lights and sirens running when they collided Wednesday afternoon in Monterey Park, sending one careening into a restaurant.  Monterey  Park Fire Chief Jim  Birrell said the trucks -- one from Monterey Park, the other from Alhambra -- were responding to a house fire in south Monterey Park when they crashed at the intersection of Emerson and Garfield avenues about 3:15 p.m. Officials now...
April 15, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Shawne Merriman once knocked four opposing players unconscious during a single high school football game. Can Nike make such a claim? Doubt it. Yet, the company is using "Lights Out" -- the nickname Merriman says he earned after that game -- as the name of one of its athletic apparel lines. That strikes a nerve with the former NFL star, who used the nickname throughout his career and performed a celebratory dance of the same name after sacks. And he's doing something about it. On Monday a lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of Merriman's Lights Out Holdings LLC against Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition.
April 14, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
The first lunar eclipse of 2014 - known as "blood moon" - is lighting up social media tonight as people post photos of the moon and the eclipse. Large crowd descended on the Griffith Observatory to look at the eclipse. They posted a variety of photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here is a sampling:   In Los Angeles, the most impressive part began around 11 p.m. when the first "bite" is taken out of the moon. It will be blotted out entirely by 12:06 a.m. Tuesday, said experts at the observatory.
July 12, 1992
On June 29, the majority of the San Diego City Council arrogantly slapped the faces of the poor living in the largely minority parts of our city. It cavalierly, without regard to rampant street crime, safety, or citizens' desires, voted to ignore a reasonable request to have brighter street lighting downtown and in high-crime areas south of Interstate 8. A thorough analysis, including costs and sources of funding, was dismissed as having no merit. The "in your face" attitude was led by SDSU Professor Bob Filner and supported by Mayor Maureen O'Connor, who lives in the best part of Point Loma; Abbe Wolfsheimer of La Jolla; Judy McCarty of San Carlos and Valerie Stallings of Clairemont.
January 22, 1995
Regarding the photo of director Nicholas Hytner by Al Seib on Page 3 of the Jan. 8 issue: The lighting, composition, color, texture and mood of this photograph are so outstanding, I almost took it to be a painting (and I mean this as the highest form of compliment). Everything about this photograph is so outstanding. The framing of the subject. The sunset glow pressed between the buildings below and a darkening sky from above--a sense of compression. The angle of the chair and the subject.
April 14, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If you never ask the question, you'll never know the answer.  That truism worked two times over for "Breaking Bad" fan Stefan Montana, who last week asked Bryan Cranston - a.k.a. Walter White - to help him ask his friend Maddie to the junior prom.  The answer to both questions was, happily, yes! When approached outside the theater where he's onstage as President Lyndon B. Johnson in "All the Way," Cranston obliged Montana by delivering a version of a classic "Breaking Bad" line: "Maddie, if you don't go to the prom with Stefan," he said, "then maybe your best course of action would be to tread lightly.
April 12, 2014 | Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
This is not a review, exactly, of the new season of "Mad Men," its seventh and, depending on how you slice it, its last. In order to hang on to this jewel as long as is seemly, AMC will divide its 14 episodes into two parts, to conclude in 2015. It could dollop it out over 14 years, I suppose, each year bringing a single new hour, as precious as that new Wu-Tang album. But there is only so much the people will stand. This is also not a review partly because Matthew Weiner, whose creation this is, is finicky about spoilers - "finicky" doesn't really do it justice.
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