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March 14, 2000 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From Tom Cruise congratulating the creators of "South Park" to Hilary Swank excited to meet Meryl Streep, Monday appeared to be a day of generosity in Hollywood. Academy Award momentum seemed to be with "American Beauty" going into the 72nd Oscar nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, sponsored every year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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February 28, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, presented by the Lincoln Motor Co. The honorees were Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Academy Award-nominated actress Lupita Nyong'o of “12 Years a Slave”; Sundance Film Festival winner Ava DuVernay for directing “Middle of Nowhere”; and Stefani Saintonge, winner of the magazine's short film competition.    Given that 2014 marks the 50 th anniversary of the landmark civil rights act of 1964, the Feb. 27 affair at the Beverly Hills Hotel also recognized prominent figures involved in the civil rights movement: actors Diahann Carroll of “Julia,” Nichelle Nichols of “Star Trek,” Clarence Williams III of “The Mod Squad,” and Denise Nicholas of “Room 222”; sports legend Jim Brown; and author/poet Maya Angelou.
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NEWS
November 8, 1987 | JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writer
Once a month when the Legislature is in session, a group of Sacramento's most powerful lobbyists meets privately for lunch at a popular Chinese restaurant near the state Capitol--and the only men allowed are the waiters. All 30 or so of the lobbyists are women, some of them with six-figure salaries who represent blue-chip clients. Women legislators, whose votes the lobbyists seek to influence, also attend the luncheons.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As is usually the case, the mood was a convivial one at this year's Academy Award nominees luncheon, which throws together big-name stars and directors as well as animators, musicians, editors and other fellow contenders for Oscar gold. But the lighthearted mood didn't prevent some nominees from getting a bit serious while talking to the assembled reporters backstage. In particular, "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen, "Gravity" star Sandra Bullock, and "American Hustle" director and co-writer David O. Russell made the case for what one might call grown-up movies - films that aren't afraid of examining weighty subjects or doing things differently than moviegoers might be accustomed to. McQueen, for example, was asked about overcoming his film's reputation for being difficult to watch, even though it has been critically acclaimed.
REAL ESTATE
July 21, 1985
A fund-raising event to benefit Christmas charity projects in Orange County, will be sponsored Saturday by the Building Owners & Managers Assn. of Orange County in cooperation with Singapore Airlines. Designated "An Evening in Singapore," the event will be held at California Scenario, a sculpture garden designed by Isamu Noguchi at 711 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. The garden is across from the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel.
NEWS
November 1, 1985 | Beverly Beyette, Beverly Beyette.
Reminiscences will be served up with the GI stew Nov. 11 in the Coachella Valley at a 100th birthday celebration for Gen. George S. Patton Jr. The reunion of soldiers who served under him will include a ceremonial ground breaking for the Gen. Patton-Camp Young Memorial Museum. The event to honor the California native son (Patton was born Nov. 11, 1885, in San Gabriel) will be at Chiriaco Summit, formerly Shavers Summit, on Interstate 10 about 30 miles east of Indio.
SPORTS
September 15, 2000
Pierre Gauthier, president and general manager of the Mighty Ducks, will be the speaker at the Sports Newsmakers Luncheon Tuesday at the Arrowhead Pond. Gauthier, who joined the Ducks as an assistant general manager in 1993, left to become general manager of Ottawa in 1995 before returning to the Ducks in 1998. The luncheon, which is open to the public, begins at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's Deputy Steven Elmore, 22, was working an afternoon shift at the central jail in November when a new inmate climbed a fence to the fourth floor and threatened to jump to his death. Screaming that his marriage and his life were falling apart, the man would not let anyone talk to him except for Elmore, who was on a landing above the fence. After nearly two hours of counseling, the deputy coaxed the inmate to climb down.
NEWS
October 11, 1990 | TAMAR MAHSHIGIAN, Mahshigian is a Canoga Park writer. and
In the Armenian community, putting parents in an old-age home is tantamount to abandoning them. Yet a Southland Armenian organization, Ararat Home of Los Angeles Inc., is running a convalescent hospital that ranks among the best in the nation. What's going on here? In general, Armenians and many other ethnic groups feel it is the responsibility of the parents to care for their children until old age incapacitates them; then the roles reverse, and the children do the parenting.
SPORTS
January 18, 1997
Angel Manager Terry Collins and General Manager Bill Bavasi will speak at a monthly newsmakers lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pond. The luncheons are sponsored by the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County Sports Assn. Tickets are $20 and reservations are suggested. For more information, call (714) 758-0222.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Everyone's a winner - or at least no one is yet a loser -  at the annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon, where a glitzy crowd of actors, directors and behind-the-scenes creative types rub elbows and offer a few choice sound bites before the final stretch of the Oscar race. At Monday's event, a procession of big-name nominees spoke to assembled reporters about making their movies, picking their outfits, surviving awards season and more. Here are some highlights. "Dallas Buyers Club" actor  Matthew McConaughey , on how he'll celebrate if he wins: "I'm going to celebrate no matter what.
SPORTS
November 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 USC interim Coach Ed Orgeron will be the guest speaker at Monday's Southern Section championship luncheon in Long Beach honoring the finalist teams for  next weekend's section finals. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
November 15, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson was beaten and charges were filed against Virginia State's Lamont Daniel Britt after players from the two teams fought in a restroom during a luncheon for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. championship-game contenders at Winston-Salem, N.C. The conference announced that the title game set for Saturday at Winston-Salem has been canceled. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. released a statement Friday on the WSSU website announcing the decision to cancel the football game as well as the volleyball championships, which in part read: "Based on the incident that occurred today, and after consulting with the leadership of each institution and the Football and Volleyball championship committees, the CIAA is saddened to announce that this weekend's Football and Volleyball conference championships that were scheduled to take place in Winston-Salem have been canceled.
SPORTS
November 15, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The CIAA football championship game has been canceled after the quarterback from host Winston-Salem State University was allegedly beaten by one or more players from Virginia State University during a luncheon on Friday. Winston-Salem State campus police have one suspect, who reportedly admits to taking part, in custody on suspicion of assault, the university's website said. [ Update, 6:10 p.m.: WSSU spokeswoman Nancy Young identified the suspect as 22-year-old Lamont Daniel Britt, a running back from Portsmouth, Va., according to the Associated Press.]
IMAGE
November 10, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Sharon Stone hosted the 8th MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon, honoring artists Lita Albuquerque, Helen Pashgian, Nancy Rubins and Betye Saar. An Academy Award nominee for "Casino," Stone recently portrayed Linda Lovelace's mother in the film "Lovelace. " The fashion show: More than an awards ceremony, the Wednesday affair at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel culminated in a fashion show by Just One Eye, a Los Angeles boutique co-founded by Paola Russo with an eclectic selection from well-known luxury designers and rising stars.
WORLD
September 25, 2013 | By Ramin Mostaghim and Carol J. Williams
TEHRAN -- While Western analysts have been speculating that Iran's moderate new leader failed to meet with President Obama at the United Nations this week because of opposition from hard-liners at home, Iranian political commentators are blaming the missed photo op on booze. The Iranian delegation declined to attend U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's luncheon on Tuesday for the 193-nation annual gathering, offering no reason for skipping the venue where Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would likely have run into Obama and extended a hand or offered a greeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1998 | KARLA PEREZ-VILLALTA
People 60 and older are invited to celebrate love and friendship at Valentine's Day luncheons hosted by the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council's nutrition program. Music, dancing and games will be part of the fun--for a $1.50 donation. Reservations are required. The luncheons will be held at 11:30 a.m. starting Wednesday at several Valley sites. On Wednesday, lunches are planned at: * Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center, 6514 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys. Information: (818) 901-0111.
NEWS
September 18, 1987 | MARYLOUISE OATES
"I hate coming to these luncheons," businesswoman Lucie Bava kidded at the start of the Women For awards. "Look at these resumes." A longtime activist with the National Organization for Women, Bava wasn't kidding about the impressiveness of the resumes. Indeed, for the eighth year--starting with a small lunch in somebody's home and now selling out at the Beverly Hills' Crystal Room--Women For has brought together an extraordinary panel of awardees.
SPORTS
September 25, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
There are five new Division I basketball coaches in Southern California this year, and of them three are well-known names. Coming to UCLA to try to live up to John Wooden standards is Steve Alford, who once played high school basketball in the same gym where Wooden played prep ball in Indiana. Coming to USC is Andy Enfield, who was teased about his former model wife Wednesday at the Los Angeles Athletic Club Wooden Award Tipoff luncheon. But possibly the most well-known newcomer is former Nevada Las Vegas and NBA star Reggie Theus, who pointed out he had scored more than 19,000 points in the NBA but was willing to take over the woebegone Cal State Northridge program that was 14-17 and 5-13 in the Big West last season under longtime coach Bobby Braswell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2013 | By Joel Rubin and Robert Faturechi
A gathering attended by several hundred sheriff's deputies and staff members from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department went badly awry when a comedian unleashed a stand-up routine filled with racist and sexually explicit humor, people in attendance said. Many in the crowd at the Sheriff's Day Luncheon on Wednesday, estimated to be between 600 and 700 people, were dressed in their uniforms, including Sheriff Lee Baca, who thanked comedian Edwin San Juan with a plaque after the off-color performance.
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