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May 5, 1995
Is the plural of militia--malicious? CLAIRE WEINBERG Mission Hills
October 4, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Albert Pujols wasn't bluffing. The Angels slugger followed through on his threat of legal action, filing a defamation lawsuit Friday in Missouri against Jack Clark for his accusation that Pujols used performance-enhancing drugs. In the suit, Pujols accuses Clark of disseminating "malicious, reckless and outrageous falsehoods" about him, and says Clark's accusations were "an outrageous ploy to generate attention and ratings" for Clark's new sports-radio talk show. Clark, whose show began airing on WGNU in St. Louis early in August, based his accusation on conversations he said he had with Chris Mihlfeld, Pujols' former personal trainer.
January 12, 1986
The last raspberry of 1985 goes to the Los Angeles film critics who voted "Brazil" best picture of the year. It's a malicious film with hardly an ounce of human understanding, or worse, entertainment value. If I was Universal, I wouldn't want to release it, either. KEVIN IRVINE Los Angeles
August 27, 2013 | By Paresh Dave and Ricardo Lopez, This story has been updated. See the note below for details.
The New York Times' website would not load for users across the country on Tuesday, the second time this month the website has suffered an outage. But while the previous downtime was attributed to technical issues raised by a maintenance update, a Times spokeswoman said Tuesday's sporadic outage appeared to be the result of a malicious cyberattack. [Updated, 1:34 p.m. Aug. 27: The New York Times on Twitter said "The New York Times Web site is experiencing technical difficulties.
November 25, 2001
So, it turns out that white landlords are not the only people who do not want to rent to people who do not look like them ("Mi Casa No Es Su Casa," Nov. 21). Even Mexicans from different states in the same country will discriminate in leasing homes or rooms. Jews turn down Latinos, Latinos turn away blacks, Armenians refuse to rent to non-Armenians--yet with all that, Shanna Smith, the executive director of the National Fair Housing Alliance, still has the gall to say that this is nothing like the "malicious kind of white racism we see against people of color."
March 10, 2007
Although I agree completely with Larry Stewart's assessment of Trevor Denman as an outstanding race caller, we old-timers know that there is only one track announcer who belongs in the same category as Vin Scully, Chick Hearn, and Bob Miller -- and that would be the longtime voice of Santa Anita, Joe Hernandez. Joe began his career at Santa Anita in 1934 and compiled a streak of 15,587 races called before his death from heart failure while in the middle of a race in 1972. Although his calls of Seabiscuit's Santa Anita Handicap wins are legendary, I always think back to his calls of the ultimate come-from-behind router, a mediocre horse named Malicious.
July 9, 1992
The never-ending stupidity of bureaucrats in general and the Los Angeles Unified School District in particular sets my teeth on edge. The recorded list of fires, vandalism, trashing and malicious destruction in our school system is beyond outrageous. The Sun Valley Junior High School fire is another sickening example of the shortsighted, callous disregard for the taxpayer's money. Estimated loss--$350,000. It has been suggested to the school district time after time that they keep janitorial personnel on school premises overnight.
May 28, 2010 | By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times
If Bob Burns is correct, terrorists may betray themselves someday by jiggling on a Nintendo Wii balance board, blinking too fast, curling a lip like Elvis — or doing nothing at all. Burns and his team of scientists are researching whether video game boards, biometric sensors and other high-tech devices can be used to detect distinct nonverbal cues from people who harbor "mal-intent," or malicious intent. "We're looking pre-event," said Burns, the No. 2 at the Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency, a counterpart of the fabled Pentagon agency that developed Stealth aircraft and the Internet.
February 7, 1999 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
The annals of child kidnapping are replete with heartbreaking tragedies, but probably none have been quite as bizarre as the crime that first mesmerized, then convulsed, Los Angeles more than 70 years ago. By the time it was over, it would involve not only an apparent abduction, but also impersonation, police coercion, false imprisonment, psychiatric abuse and--this being Los Angeles--a court fight that stretched on for more than a decade.
Jermaine Jackson says he took a biting musical swipe at his superstar sibling, Michael, because his younger brother had frozen him out of his life. In an interview, Jermaine explained that the cantankerous lyrics to his song "Word to the Badd!!," which criticize Michael for allegedly changing his skin color and obtaining plastic surgery, were written in retaliation for eight months of unreturned phone calls.
August 19, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Tennis referee Lois Goodman, once accused of fatally bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup, is suing the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County coroner, alleging false arrest and malicious prosecution. The criminal charges against Goodman, 70, of Woodland Hills were dismissed last November after it was determined her DNA wasn't on the alleged weapon, and prosecutors decided there was insufficient evidence to proceed . In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Goodman alleges she suffered "public humiliation after she was falsely arrested by LAPD detectives at the U.S. Open in New York as she was about to travel to the tour stadium in her tournament uniform.
July 15, 2013 | By Henry Chu and Devorah Lauter
LE CHESNAY, France - Through his office window, Philippe Brillault can see the palace of Versailles, where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were beset by an angry mob and forced to move to Paris in the beginning days of the French Revolution. Brillault now sees another kind of revolution, one he believes will also have profound social consequences. As the mayor of Le Chesnay, he refuses to participate: He will not, he says, personally conduct any same-sex weddings in this affluent Paris suburb, even though such unions have just been made legal nationwide.
April 25, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
As it closes in on 1 billion users, Facebook has formed partnerships with five security software outfits to crack down on pfishing schemes. Facebook said Wednesday that Microsoft, McAfee, Trend Micro, Sophos and Symantec will join the fight to keep its users from sharing links to sites that install malware. Facebook also has its own tools in its arsenal and a vast database of malicious URLs. Facebook users, who number more than 900 million, post a ton of links, some from blacklisted sites.
January 16, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said he is aware that Lakers Coach Mike Brown wants the NBA to review power forward Blake Griffin's two-handed shove of Lakers guard Darius Morris late in the first quarter of Saturday night's game. Del Negro said Griffin's act was not "malicious. " Morris was going up for a dunk during a dead ball after being fouled by point guard Chris Paul when Griffin extended both hands and pushed the Lakers rookie while he was in the air. Brown had to be restrained by Lakers assistant coaches from coming onto the court.
December 2, 2011 | Hector Tobar
Drivers with shovels and rakes in the beds of your pickup trucks, beware. Devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe, be on the lookout: That reflective sticker of the mother of Jesus you have on your car's rear window could make you a target. That's the warning that comes to us from the National Lawyers Guild, which earlier this month released a report that says some LAPD officers stop drivers who look like immigrants just to check and see if they're licensed. Undocumented immigrants can't get driver's licenses.
November 16, 2011 | By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
For roughly 24 hours, Facebook's news feed was not a family-friendly place. Facebook acknowledged Tuesday that the social networking site was briefly infested with a mix of hard-core pornographic images, doctored pictures of celebrities in sexual situations, photos of extreme violence and even a picture of a beaten dog. Facebook said it had identified the problem — if not the culprit. During the attack, users mistakenly downloaded programming language that resulted in their sharing offensive images on Facebook without knowing it, a company spokesman said, adding that the website's engineers were working on a fix. Facebook said it built mechanisms to quickly shut down the malicious pages and will put users who were affected by the offensive spam through "educational checkpoints" so they know how to protect themselves.
November 8, 1992
There are 5, maybe 6, very sick, perhaps mentally ill, malicious teen-aged boys who on Halloween eve rode around in a black Jeep Wrangler, with the license plate covered over, in the area roughly bounded by Ventura Boulevard, Serrania Avenue, Wells Drive and Winnetka Avenue throwing raw eggs and shooting pellets at children on the streets who were trick-or-treating. At least one boy was injured by a pellet in the side of the chest. Fortunately, there was no break in the skin, only a bruised body and a bruised psyche.
November 14, 2011 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Social Security — Thieves have been impersonating Social Security Administration employees in an attempt to steal seniors' personal information, the AARP said in a recent bulletin. The con artists contact seniors by telephone, claiming to be updating their records. They ask for seniors' Social Security numbers, birth dates and bank account numbers, the AARP said. Consumers should never disclose such information over the telephone to strangers, the AARP said.
September 22, 2011 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It seems you can surf the Internet and check your email from virtually anywhere these days — in coffee shops, hotel lobbies, airport terminals and airplane cabins. More places are making it easier to turn on your laptop or tablet computer and connect to the Internet through free public WiFi hot spots. But much like leaving your diary on a park bench, connecting to the Internet using a public WiFi allows anyone with the right software to see what you are doing. Worse, you risk being hit with malware and other virulent programs that can turn your computer into botnets controlled by hackers to attack websites.
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