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February 23, 2001 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"It can be like having a root canal!" exclaims Marc Brown, the creator, writer and illustrator behind the popular "Arthur" children's books and PBS television series. Brown is referring to the experience some parents have in accompanying their kids to children's theater productions based on hit TV series. The little ones may be transfixed by the characters onstage, but Mom and Dad spend much of the show checking their watches and wondering what's for dinner.
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April 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Arthur the aardvark is turning 30, but creator Marc Brown says his beloved, bespectacled, slightly nerdy character will always be 8 -- "and he'll never have to take the SATs." Brown is as shocked as anyone that Arthur and those around him -- including pesky little sister D.W., best friend and rabbit Buster and algebra teacher Mr. Ratburn -- are favorites of a new generation, including his own two granddaughters.
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April 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Arthur the aardvark is turning 30, but creator Marc Brown says his beloved, bespectacled, slightly nerdy character will always be 8 -- "and he'll never have to take the SATs." Brown is as shocked as anyone that Arthur and those around him -- including pesky little sister D.W., best friend and rabbit Buster and algebra teacher Mr. Ratburn -- are favorites of a new generation, including his own two granddaughters.
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February 23, 2001 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"It can be like having a root canal!" exclaims Marc Brown, the creator, writer and illustrator behind the popular "Arthur" children's books and PBS television series. Brown is referring to the experience some parents have in accompanying their kids to children's theater productions based on hit TV series. The little ones may be transfixed by the characters onstage, but Mom and Dad spend much of the show checking their watches and wondering what's for dinner.
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November 9, 1995 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marc Brown and Bob Jimenez rank among the elite at local television stations. They are in the first string of news anchors. But although both are veteran journalists who have risen through the ranks and gained respect among their colleagues and managers, another factor sets the two apart: Brown and Jimenez are the only two minority men anchoring a local newscast on weekday evenings. Brown, 34, anchors the 6 p.m. news on KABC-TV Channel 7 and is also a reporter for the station's 11 p.m. newscast.
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October 27, 1996 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a day Marc Brown couldn't possibly forget. The college where he was teaching art had gone broke, leaving Brown downsized before the term was invented. The horses on his small farm had broken from their corral, and the chickens were boycotting their coop. His first wife was no longer living with him. His mother-in-law was. "Tell me a story, Daddy," his 4-year-old son Tolon demanded at bedtime. Brown began describing an animal who disliked his nose. "What's the animal's name, Daddy?"
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March 17, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz, Rong-Gong Lin II and Matt Stevens, This post had been corrected. See note below for details
Seismologists say Monday's magnitude 4.4 temblor near Westwood could mark the beginning of the end for L.A.'s years-long "earthquake drought. " Typically, they would expect a 4.4-sized earthquake about once a year in the Los Angeles Basin, but that hasn't happened for years. “We don't know if this is the end of the earthquake drought we've had over the last few years, and we won't know for many months,” said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. FORESHOCK? What the odds are The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood at 6:25 a.m. is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008.
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October 8, 1994
The fifth annual "Third World Arts Festival" will kick off with a parade featuring director John Singleton ("Poetic Justice") as grand marshal today at 10 a.m. in South-Central Los Angeles. The parade, which also features TV news figures Larry Carroll and Marc Brown, among others, will originate at 103rd Street and Central Avenue and culminate at the festival site of 103rd and Compton Avenue. The festival of live music, art exhibitions and multicultural dance will continue until 6 p.m.
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February 3, 2009 | Associated Press
A boy aardvark with his own TV show is looking for a little help from his fans to help children better understand peers with special challenges. Arthur, of book and PBS fame, and creator Marc Brown have tackled blindness and dyslexia, head lice and peanut allergies among the gang in Elwood City, the small town where the man and the aardvark first settled together in 1976. Now they're teaming to invite children to create a new Arthur character, but not just any friend. They're looking for one with a unique ability, character trait or disability that might make life different but no less fun. Through March 31, children can send in drawings and descriptions of their creations for a chance to appear on TV in a short live-action segment.
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December 10, 1996 | BILL BILLITER and MIMI KO CRUZ and LESLEY WRIGHT
The cuddly Arthur the Aardvark creature, created by children's author Marc Brown, is appearing on special bookmarks for kids who plan to do some reading over their Christmas break. Kids must go to the Buena Park Library's Children's Room and either check out two books or offer a receipt showing that they have checked out two books during the month of December.
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October 27, 1996 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a day Marc Brown couldn't possibly forget. The college where he was teaching art had gone broke, leaving Brown downsized before the term was invented. The horses on his small farm had broken from their corral, and the chickens were boycotting their coop. His first wife was no longer living with him. His mother-in-law was. "Tell me a story, Daddy," his 4-year-old son Tolon demanded at bedtime. Brown began describing an animal who disliked his nose. "What's the animal's name, Daddy?"
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1995 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marc Brown and Bob Jimenez rank among the elite at local television stations. They are in the first string of news anchors. But although both are veteran journalists who have risen through the ranks and gained respect among their colleagues and managers, another factor sets the two apart: Brown and Jimenez are the only two minority men anchoring a local newscast on weekday evenings. Brown, 34, anchors the 6 p.m. news on KABC-TV Channel 7 and is also a reporter for the station's 11 p.m. newscast.
SPORTS
August 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Washington Redskins receiver Ricky Sanders pleaded innocent today to charges stemming from a May 1 fight with a parking lot worker outside a topless nightclub. State District Judge Donald Shipley set an Oct. 22 trial date for Sanders, who was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault and failing to stop and render aid. Azzam (Sam) Jamus, 29, who works for United Parking at The Men's Club bar claimed Sanders drove a Cadillac into him after the two argued about Sanders' missing hubcaps.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2000 | GREG BRAXTON
Veteran KABC-TV Channel 7 "Eyewitness News" anchor Harold Greene has left the station after what sources say were disagreements with station management. Greene, who had been with KABC for 18 years, left Friday, station officials said. They declined to comment on the reason for his departure. Insiders said that Greene, who reportedly had been having difficulties with colleagues and management, was given a one-year contract last year. They said Greene left after a disagreement over his future.
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