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March 16, 1997 | Mary McNamara
When seeking shelter in Los Angeles, people agonize over hardwood floors, ocean views, ZIP Code status, Trader Joe's proximity. Rarely is interior-accessibility on the list. And that's a mistake. Because this is the mathematical probability that your furnishings (exhibit A in the moving truck) can be placed, with the application of reasonable force and intelligence (exhibit B, the moving guys), inside your new house or apartment (exhibit C, your new house or apartment).
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OPINION
September 21, 2012
Re "Perfectly petite pad," Column One, Sept. 19 New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wants more mini-apartments of 275 square feet. The newest of the billionaire mayor's 11 residences is a 33-acre estate, adjacent to the 20-acre estate that he already owned. Excluding Gracie Mansion, he has three homes in the city. And each residence is slightly more than 275 square feet. David Goodwin Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Perspective on the Boy Scouts Letters: Police lineups that really work Letters: The debate over entitlements
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SPORTS
March 22, 1998 | BILL DWYRE
The balding fat guy in the white sweater ate the other guy alive Saturday. Matter of fact, as far as the West Regional of the NCAA tournament goes, he ate the whole thing. And afterward, Utah's Rick Majerus couldn't believe it. "I was with Al McGuire in 1977 as an assistant when he won it with Marquette," he said, "And I never thought I'd make it back." Those who know college basketball, who know this huge man with a huge heart, would disagree.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2012 | By Mikael Wood, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Rick Ross "God Forgives, I Don't" (Maybach Music Group/Def Jam) Three stars (out of four) Speaking recently to MTV, Rick Ross revealed the inspiration for "Diced Pineapples," a track from his new studio album, "God Forgives, I Don't. " Last year, the portly, bearded Miami rapper suffered two seizures while attempting to fly to Memphis, Tenn., for a concert, and when he was leaving the hospital, Ross recalled, "the doctor told me, 'You gotta eat some more fruit, drink you some water … and just relax for a little while.'" Sound advice for the average Joe, no doubt.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2009 | Hugo Martin
The red-and-white ferry boats shuttling between Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula are still jammed with cars, shirtless teens and tourists on bicycles. Luxury yachts -- many bigger than most motor homes -- still crowd the blue waters off the shores of the 128-acre island in Newport Bay. And the rental rates for the island's multimillion-dollar vacation homes -- up to $5,000 a week -- have barely dipped from last year's prices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2005 | Steve Lopez
I was only gone for a week, but so much happened in my absence that I'm still playing catch-up. Before another day passes, I'd like to say a few things about the lousy deal I've got here. I didn't realize it was a lousy deal, to be honest. I thought it was pretty darned cushy, in fact. But then I read the story on Barry Munitz, chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust, and realized what an underachieving sap I am.
SPORTS
April 29, 2001 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tanner Donnelly didn't catch the biggest fish, but he wore the biggest smile. The three-pound cutthroat trout he coaxed from the depths of Crowley Lake on Saturday morning was something any 5-year-old could be proud of, a beautiful specimen flush with color and full of fight. "It fighted really good," the Bishop resident said, admiring his prize near the tackle-shop scale. "My pole started shaking and then I saw the fish jumping. He was jumping real high, and then he jumped right into the boat."
OPINION
September 21, 2012
Re "Perfectly petite pad," Column One, Sept. 19 New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wants more mini-apartments of 275 square feet. The newest of the billionaire mayor's 11 residences is a 33-acre estate, adjacent to the 20-acre estate that he already owned. Excluding Gracie Mansion, he has three homes in the city. And each residence is slightly more than 275 square feet. David Goodwin Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Perspective on the Boy Scouts Letters: Police lineups that really work Letters: The debate over entitlements
MAGAZINE
August 8, 1999
Thank you for the pictorial ode to artist Tony Duquette ("Magic Show," by Mary McNamara, photographed by Josh Paul, June 27). Duquette is an inspiration to those of us who share his taste for "living large"--much to the dismay of the uptight, stodgy, Midwestern transplants who govern many of our ubiquitous gate-guarded homeowners' associations. Nowadays, living free is not merely an art; it's a privilege most of us have willingly surrendered in exchange for a promise of security. Carol Nahin Palm Desert I'll never forget the exciting exhibition Duquette created at Exposition Park as a gift to Los Angeles for its 1981 bicentennial, with its large and glorious constructions and the lovely, rich tapestries that filled a large hall.
NEWS
October 27, 2000 | ROY RIVENBURG and MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Question: Hey, Californian, you're getting $31 a year in savings through a quarter-cent state sales tax reduction. What are you going to do? Answer: I'm going to Disneyland. No, wait, that costs $41 for adults. Okay, Disneyland is out. But what else can Californians do with the savings--which averages out to about 8.5 cents a day per person--announced Wednesday by Gov. Gray Davis? Here's our two cents' worth of ideas: * Buy 1 1/2 shares of AT&T. No, wait, two shares. No, wait, three shares.
SPORTS
May 18, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
DALLAS -- Everything about Holley Mangold is oversized. Her personality. Her laugh. Her ambition. But the first thing most people notice is her body, which, at 5 feet 9 and 350 pounds, is hard to miss. "I'm huge," Mangold says with pride, not political correctness. "I love my body. I think it's perfect. "I don't know what my personality would be like if I wasn't so huge. " She has a pretty good idea what her athletic career would be like, though. And it wouldn't include a trip to the Olympic Games this summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2011 | Deborah Vankin
There's a pig. And it's wearing a Donald Trump wig. It's a hectic Wednesday afternoon at the Hollywood offices of the comedy website-turned-digital entertainment studio Funny or Die. The company just celebrated its fourth birthday, and there's a national board meeting underway in lawn chairs on the roof, for which slick-suited executives have flown in from all over the country. Downstairs, the aforementioned live pig -- here to make a video -- wanders the hallway in a jacket and striped tie. Amid the pre-shoot chaos, comedian Richard Belzer shuffles by, unfazed by the pig. It's all very Monty Python-esque -- one half expects the voice of Moses to suddenly bellow from an overhead speaker.
WORLD
September 23, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
The two sisters wear Islamic head scarves and say they have no problem with their secular friends and classmates, who don't. Yet on the streets, in classrooms and along the hallways of apartment buildings in the cramped Fatih district of Istanbul, Deniz and Daria Ker remind them every now and then that they'll stew in a fiery hell if they don't cover up. "We say, 'If a single strand of hair comes out and a man sees it, you'll be damned for 40...
SPORTS
November 12, 2009 | Chris Foster
UCLA is headed in a different, bigger direction with its running game this week. Derrick Coleman , a 6-foot, 230-pound sophomore, will get his first start of the season when the Bruins play at Washington State. UCLA has struggled with its running game in recent weeks, and the number of fumbles has become a concern. That has brought the focus to Coleman, who had seven carries in five games before he gained 49 yards in 13 carries against Washington on Saturday. "We need to see more yards after contact and we obviously need to see more security with the ball," running backs coach Wayne Moses said.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2009 | Hugo Martin
The red-and-white ferry boats shuttling between Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula are still jammed with cars, shirtless teens and tourists on bicycles. Luxury yachts -- many bigger than most motor homes -- still crowd the blue waters off the shores of the 128-acre island in Newport Bay. And the rental rates for the island's multimillion-dollar vacation homes -- up to $5,000 a week -- have barely dipped from last year's prices.
WORLD
March 15, 2009 | Tina Susman and Caesar Ahmed
Clothes make the man, no matter what his size, and few know that better than Wisam Hussein. His men's clothing shop is one of many along a broad and busy avenue, but the sign sets it apart. "Farah Fashion for Large Sizes," it reads in letters too large to miss. Have plus sizes come to Iraq, where a Baghdad University study put the average male at 5 feet 6 and 168 pounds?
OPINION
December 5, 2004
With salaries higher than their Western counterparts, unbounded entertainment options, killer sound systems and frenetic nightlife scenes, Asian 20-somethings are on the leading edge of urban chic -- if they don't mind living with Mom and Dad. Shanghai Population: 17.4 million Archetypal 20-something: Single, college-educated ad-agency rep calls parents' house home. Bounces to: Chinese mainland pop singer Pu Shu or Hong Kong celebs Eric Kwok, Edison Chen and Miriam Yeung.
SPORTS
November 10, 2008 | Mike Penner
The final road uniform Babe Ruth wore as a first base coach for the 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers is up for auction. How can bidders be sure the uniform is authentic? Take one look at the size. "The enormous size of the pants [proves] that Babe Ruth truly was larger then life," said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions, which is running the sale. Trivia time Who is the highest-paid player in the NFL this season?
HOME & GARDEN
November 8, 2008 | Mark Kendall, Kendall is a freelance writer.
San Antonio Heights can throw first-time visitors for a loop, and not just because of this unincorporated community's trademark circular streets. What sets this rustic San Bernardino County enclave apart from other upscale foothill neighborhoods is the mix of humble older homes and posh new estates in a setting that falls comfortably between suburban and rural.
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