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September 14, 1998
Jim Heimann's views on revitalizing Vine Street in Hollywood were welcome and show the many possibilities on reviving the area (Opinion, Sept. 6). He failed to mention that next spring (hopefully) the Red Line Metro subway will be open to Vine Street. And, in 2000 the Red Line to North Hollywood will be linked to Hollywood, giving potential visitors and workers new, efficient ways to come to Hollywood and Vine. CLIFF DEKTAR North Hollywood
April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp suddenly found himself linked to the Donald Sterling scandal Sunday. In the hours leading up to the Dodgers' 6-1 defeat by the Colorado Rockies, the celebrity gossip site TMZ released a second audio recording of what was said to be a conversation between the Clippers owner and a woman described in court filings as his girlfriend. The female voice in the recording promised to remove from her Instagram account a picture of her with Kemp. On a recorded conversation released earlier, a man identified as Sterling chided a female friend for "associating with black people.
July 14, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
From St. Andrews, Scotland Tom Watson fits like an old shoe now. He is as comfortable in his own skin as we are, seeing him there. He is a story on the day before the British Open not because of what he did in the distant past, but because of what he did last year. He may be 60, but he is current. Wednesday at St. Andrews was a day of rain, wind and chill. They were supposed to play a special Champions Challenge, a four-hole event that allows past champions who are able to tee it up on the fabled grounds one more time.
April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp woke up Sunday morning to suddenly find himself linked to the Donald Sterling scandal, as TMZ released another audio clip said to be of the Clippers owner speaking to his girlfriend. In the recording, the man purported to be Sterling voices displeasure about the woman's Instagram pictures of her with African Americans, including Kemp. “Racism is kind of old, for real,” Kemp said. “Honestly, I just feel sorry for him, that he feels that way about African American people.” Kemp is friends with Clippers players Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.
February 11, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
Government researchers have discovered the first genes linked to stuttering -- a complex of three mutated genes that may be responsible for one in every 11 stuttering cases, especially in people of Asian descent. Studies of stuttering in both families and twins had long suggested that stuttering has a significant genetic component. But until now, scientists had not been able to identify specific genes that might cause the disorder. The finding is important, experts said, because it shows that stuttering, which affects as many as 1% of all adults worldwide, is biological in origin and not the result of poor parenting, emotional distress or other nebulous factors that many physicians have cited as causes.
February 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Six salmonella cases in Colorado have been linked to tainted products from a shuttered Texas plant owned by the peanut processing company at the focal point of a national outbreak of the disease. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment linked the cases to the Plainview Peanut Co. in the Texas Panhandle, reported the Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Ore. The victims were between the ages of 2 and 60, and one was hospitalized. The Plainview plant, owned by Peanut Corp.
June 28, 2010 | By Judy Foreman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The symptoms of restless legs syndrome sound so bizarre — creepy-crawly feelings and an uncontrollable urge to move the legs, especially at bedtime — that, until recently, many sufferers have simply not been believed. Ron Blum, 38, a Boston e-mail marketer who got RLS as a 7-year-old, recalls that the minute he lay down and tried to sleep, "my left leg felt like it had to go for a walk." Though he never told his parents, he'd get up and walk for hours in circles. It wasn't until years later that a friend heard about RLS. "He called me up and said, 'Ron, I know what you have.
July 9, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein, Joel Rubin and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police detectives are reexamining at least 30 unsolved killings of women in South Los Angeles, seeing if they can link any of the homicides to the man accused of being the Grim Sleeper serial killer. Sources with the Los Angeles Police Department told The Times that the 30 cases share similarities to the slayings linked to Lonnie David Franklin Jr., who appeared briefly in court Thursday, where he was charged with 10 counts of murder involving women killed over three decades in South L.A. Some — but not all — of the victims in the unsolved cases lived on the margins of society, including drug users, prostitutes and those suffering from mental illness.
May 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
The mother of an infant whose death was linked to cocaine abuse during pregnancy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. The charge was filed Monday against Melanie Green, 24, who was released on $3,500 bond. An autopsy found that her baby, Bianca, died two days after birth Feb. 2 of oxygen deprivation linked to cocaine exposure.
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has charged that "the whole state apparatus" of Sudan is implicated in crimes against humanity in the Darfur region, linking the government directly with the so-called janjaweed militia. Luis Moreno-Ocampo says in a report to the U.N. Security Council that he has uncovered evidence showing that "high officials" in the Sudanese government are linked to many horrendous attacks in Darfur. Atrocities include killing, torture and rape of civilians, including young girls, the report says.
April 25, 2014 | Constance Sommer
Migraines can be a sign of celiac disease, researchers say. Celiac patients had a greater incidence of headaches - and severe headaches, at that - than a control group in a study published last year by researchers at Columbia University in New York City. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and rye, causes illness. People are often diagnosed after complaining of stomach and digestive problems, but scientists believe migraines too may be a symptom.
April 18, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather
Los Angeles police are investigating potential links between the kidnapping of a teenage girl who was doused with flammable liquid and two other South L.A. attacks that left two women and a 1-year-old boy dead. The suspect, Robert Ransom Jr., 30, has been charged with nine felony counts related to the attack on the 16-year-old, including rape, attempted murder, kidnapping and assault, according to a complaint filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. He pleaded not guilty to the charges April 8, said Shiara  Dávila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the district attorney.
April 16, 2014 | By Martha Groves
The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign. But when a remote camera in Griffith Park captured an image of the puma more recently, it showed a thinner and mangy animal. Scientists sedated him and drew blood samples. They found evidence of exposure to rat poisons. Now, researchers say they suspect a link between the poisons and the mange, a parasitic skin disease that causes crusting and skin lesions and has contributed to the deaths of scores of bobcats and coyotes.
April 15, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
As a woman's body mass index rises before she is pregnant or early in pregnancy, there is an increased risk of fetal death, stillbirth or infant death, and severely obese women have the highest risk, researchers said Tuesday. But even “modest” increases in BMI were associated with increased risks, the scientists wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. The scientists recommend that women and their caregivers take the findings into account as they consider getting pregnant.
April 13, 2014 | Jen Leo
Here's a website that can help you keep tabs on travel deals for your favorite destinations around the globe. Name: What it does: It's a search tool for discovering travel deals, including airfare and hotels. What's hot: The site remembers your home airport, so even if you don't like what you see on your main dashboard of "favorite" destinations, additional travel inspiration is just a click away. On the left nav bar you'll find topic lists such as "most amazing beaches," "top honeymoon destinations," "foodie cities," "family & kid friendly cities" and more.
April 12, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Ohio geologists have found a probable connection between fracking and a sudden burst of mild earthquakes last month in a region that had never experienced a temblor until recently, according to a state report. The quake report, which coincided with the state's announcement of some of the nation's strictest limits on fracking near faults, marked the strongest link to date between nerve-rattling shakes and hydraulic fracturing -- the process of firing water, sand and chemicals deep into the earth to eject oil and natural gas out of ancient rock.
December 12, 2006
It is ironic that Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's death (obituary, Dec. 11) should follow so closely that of our former U.N. ambassador, Jeane Kirkpatrick (obituary, Dec. 9). It was her policy of excusing "authoritarian" (as opposed to "totalitarian") dictators like Pinochet that was so helpful in aiding and abetting his many crimes. Indeed, she was not only his apologist but went out of her way to embrace him as "my close personal friend." Now they can be linked in their own deaths as they were linked in the deaths of so many others.
December 17, 1989
The city has received $341,077 for street maintenance under the county's Select System of Streets program. The funds are from the county gasoline tax and are designated for use on streets linked to the countywide highway plan.
April 11, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
At least 12 highway and roadway shootings that have wounded three people in the past month near Kansas City, Mo., are “positively” connected, a spree of violence that has stirred anxiety in the region and scared some motorists into taking new routes, police said. Bullets have hit two travelers in the leg and another on the arm, all non-life threatening injures, police said. “We've been blessed so far, but it's just a matter of bullet placement where it goes from minor injury to death,” Chief Darryl Forte told the Los Angeles Times.
April 10, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
General Motors has placed two engineers at the center of its delayed recall scandal on paid leave. GM Chief Executive Mary Barra confirmed Thursday that engineers Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman were put on leave following a briefing from Anton Valukas, the former U.S. attorney overseeing an independent investigation into circumstances leading to a safety recall of 2.6 million older GM cars because of a faulty ignition switch. “This is an interim step as we seek the truth about what happened,” Barra said.
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