March 14, 2012 |
HBO has pulled the plug on its gambling drama "Luck" after controversy erupted over the deaths of three horses during production. "It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series 'Luck,' " the network said in a statement. The statement continues: "Safety is always of paramount concern. We maintained the highest safety standards throughout production, higher in fact than any protocols existing in horseracing anywhere with many fewer incidents than occur in racing or than befall horses normally in barns at night or pastures.
December 19, 2012
Re "For lottery winners, it's hard to hide," Dec. 16 Dang! California releases the names of jackpot winners. If that's what one has to put up with, it just might be better to pass on the whole thing. Still, it's nice that the privacy most of us have right now is ultimately so important. Richie Locasso Huntington Beach ALSO: Letters: Deaf reality Letters: God and gays Letters: Free healthcare is expensive
January 28, 2012 |
Making my way through HBO's new racetrack drama"Luck," I wondered at times if I was looking at a new rule-breaking version of the art form, a Monet perhaps, or a "Ulysses. " Or I wondered if it was just a show drowning in pretension, the work of people hoping that novelty would disguise a lack of professional rigor. Having finished the nine-episode first season, I am inclined toward the former, though there is enough of the latter to make me appreciate the confines of more traditional television storytelling.
June 3, 1990
Re John W. Larsen's May 27 letter about the unavailability of boxes at the Hollywood Bowl: I thought I was the only one who had such problems: I have had no luck for the last 25 years! It seems the boxes are always filled with drowsy executive types who appear to be there because this is the thing to do . Automatic renewal of box subscriptions should be done away with. Because this facility is a public institution and because of its popularity, the boxes should be assigned annually via lottery.
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April 4, 2013 |
A volunteer hiker who heard the cries for help from missing hiker Nicolas Cendoya credited "an amazing amount of luck" for the rescue. Ted Sindzinski said he spent Wednesday hiking in the area and decided to join the volunteers searching for Cendoya and Kyndall Jack, 18. He joined up with a friend of the pair about 5 p.m. and decided to do a “simple, 10-minute hike, just to look around places that perhaps somebody didn't have time to go...
January 2, 2013 |
A former senior employee of the American Humane Assn., the group responsible for the "No Animals Were Harmed" certification on film credits, is suing her former employer, saying she was wrongfully terminated for complaining about the alleged abuse and mistreatment of horses on the set of HBO's ill-fated series "Luck. " In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court this week, Barbara Casey, the former director of production for the AHA's film and television unit, alleged that AHA thwarted her efforts to enforce AHA's animal safety standards and prevent "animal abuse and cruelty" during the filming of "Luck," which shut down in March after three horses were killed.