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May 2, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
When the last Jungle Cruise boat docks for the night and lights fade to black on Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the real work begins. At lush Pixie Hollow, gardeners don miner's headlamps as they begin uprooting stubborn weeds. On Main Street, custodians scrape chewing gum off the sidewalk. And over at Mickey's Toontown, painters sand and recoat chipped handrails. Few see it happen, except perhaps for the dozens of feral cats that emerge from their hiding places to prowl the park after hours, stalking rodents.
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April 28, 2014 | By Bruce Ackerman
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assured his followers. But was he right? The arc of American history, at least, has a different shape. During the 19th century, a high point for justice was reached after the Civil War, with Reconstruction Republicans guaranteeing equal protection and voting rights for blacks in the 14th and 15th amendments. But these brave words did not prevent a tragic retreat, from the Gilded Age beginning in the 1880s through the Roaring '20s.
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SPORTS
December 3, 2009 | By Mark Medina
Martin Vasquez imagined many times his aspiration to become coach of Chivas USA. He shared that dream two years ago with Shawn Hunter, the team's president and chief executive, and with Antonio Cue, the team's part-owner. He did it shortly after becoming an assistant coach with Bayern Munich. "The very last thing I said to him," Hunter said, "was it would be an honor for me to introduce you as the head coach at Chivas USA." That finally happened Wednesday when Vasquez, 45, was hired as the club's fifth head coach.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Meredith Blake, This post has been corrected. See below for details
Lately, every week seems to bring a new "Game of Thrones" controversy, and true to form Sunday's episode, "Breaker of Chains," included a plot twist that has ignited a firestorm of debate online. (Those not yet caught up on their DVRs are advised to tread carefully. Here be spoilers.)  In the scene in question, Cersei is grieving over the dead body of her son, King Joffrey, when Jaime, her brother/former lover/Joffrey's father, brutally forces himself on her. "You're a hateful woman," he says, as she repeatedly begs him to stop.
SPORTS
September 29, 1997 | From Associated Press
"Touchdown" Tony Martin is back. The Pro Bowl receiver, glaringly absent as San Diego stumbled through the first quarter of the season, caught touchdown passes of 36, 72 and 38 yards from Stan Humphries as the Chargers defeated Baltimore, 21-17, Sunday in a game that at times bordered on slapstick. "I feel real good, man," said Martin, who exploited one-on-one coverage for his big plays. "Not for the three touchdowns, just for the victory. It just feels good to win.
SPORTS
April 17, 1993 | From Associated Press
Second-seeded Todd Martin, at times frustrated by gusting winds, came back from a 3-1 deficit in the final set to beat Mikael Pernfors, 6-4, 7-5, in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships Friday at Charlotte, N.C. Martin, ranked No. 44 and the highest-seeded player left in the U.S. Tennis Assn. national championship event, will face third-seeded Jaime Yzaga in today's semifinals. "I was really nervous about the wind so I moved my feet well," Martin said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1989 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Times Art Writer
About 70 highlights--including one of 23 known copies of the Declaration of Independence worth $400,000 to $600,000--from an upcoming auction of H. Bradley Martin's vast library go on view at Sotheby's Beverly Hills office today and Tuesday. Among the $6-million worth of items on view will be George Washington's copy of "The Federalist Papers" (estimated to bring $250,000 to $400,000) and Ptolemy's "Cosmographia," a group of hand-colored maps from the 15th Century ($300,000 to $400,000).
SPORTS
June 3, 1988 | Associated Press
New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin was fined $1,000 and suspended for three games Thursday by the American League for kicking and throwing dirt on umpire Dale Scott after being thrown out of a game. "There is no excuse sufficient enough to warrant dirt being kicked and thrown on an umpire," AL President Bobby Brown said. "I have warned Billy that this type of action must cease and that, if repeated, it could result in harsher penalties."
NEWS
October 29, 1989
It is interesting to note that Ralph David Abernathy is vice-president of the board of directors of the American Freedom Coalition, one of the most ferociously right-wing, allegedly Moonie-backed groups that currently exists in the United States. Is his biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. truly a quest for truth, or is it one more attempt to discredit those men and women who fight for the civil liberties of the disenfranchised? VIRGINIA URIBE, Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The most quietly terrifying presence in film today belongs to a gray-haired, 64-year-old French actor with a Danish name. If you are familiar with Niels Arestrup's work, you don't need any convincing. If you're not, "You Will Be My Son" is all the persuading you'll need. Best known for his two films with Jacques Audiard, "A Prophet" and "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" - both of which won him Cesars for supporting actor - Arestrup has also appeared in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" and, more recently, Belgian director Joachim Lafosse's grueling "Our Children.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2014 | By David Ng
Steve Martin will present the world premiere of his much buzzed about new musical "Bright Star" in September at the Old Globe in San Diego as part of the company's 2014-15 season, which was announced on Thursday. "Bright Star," which Martin is writing with Edie Brickell, had been expected to debut at the Old Globe after the company held workshop performances earlier this year in New York. The musical, which runs from Sep. 13 to Nov. 2, had also been workshopped at the Powerhouse Theatre in upstate New York.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
A high-stakes battle is underway in Washington over launching the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. Space entrepreneur Elon Musk is pitted against the nation's two largest weapons makers, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., in a fight for military contracts worth as much as $70 billion through 2030. For eight years, the Pentagon has paid Boeing and Lockheed - operating jointly as United Launch Alliance - to launch the government's pricey spy satellites without seeking competitive bids.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Have we talked about the Sahara tent yet? Let's talk about the Sahara tent. Approximately the size of a small airplane hangar, it's where Coachella puts the big, dumb dance music that for many these days serves as the festival's main draw. And Friday night it was where Martin Garrix and Zedd -- two of the genre's youngest, most successful stars -- undammed the pent-up energy of 10,000 or so Millennials awash in hormones (and whatever else). It was almost frightening, the level of intensity in the space when 17-year-old Garrix dropped the central riff of his hit "Animals," which instantly turned the crowd into a sea of outstretched limbs.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Coldplay rocker Chris Martin didn't have his wedding ring on at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards on Thursday night, but that might be the only sign that his "conscious uncoupling" from Gwyneth Paltrow is really a breakup.  After sealing their split oddly with a family vacation to the Bahamas, the two have since ventured out together looking "lovey-dovey," according to a  People  source. Martin and Paltrow reportedly held hands, laughed and joked while attending Robert Downey Jr.'s birthday party with their children, Apple and Moses, on Sunday.  Partygoers were surprised by the affectionate display to the point that the source said it wouldn't be a surprise "if a report came out in a couple of weeks that they are back together.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By August Brown
Last May, the Dutch dance music label Spinnin' Records quietly uploaded part of a new track to its social media accounts. "Animals (Teaser)" was an instrumental number, full of evil sing-songy synth riffs and stuttering drums. Early speculation pegged the song as a new single from established dance stars like GTA or Hardwell. But the actual artist was Dutch producer Martin Garrix, 17, and "Animals" became the breakout single of the electronic dance music circuit last year. Today the "Animals" official YouTube video has more than 200 million views.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Well, this is awkward. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her musician husband, Chris Martin of Coldplay, bought a house in Malibu for $14 million, then they turned around and announced their "conscious uncoupling. " Uncoupling papers will no doubt eventually reveal who gets the John Lautner-designed home, which is set on a secluded acre of land and surrounded by tropical landscaping. The forward-thinking architect designed such structures as the octagonal Chemosphere house in Los Angeles and the poured-concrete Elrod Residence in Palm Springs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998
The reason behind President Clinton's popularity? He has the best enemies! LOUIS ST. MARTIN Pomona
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
An appealing and capable cast keeps the flicker of hope alive that Joanna Murray-Smith's play "The Gift" will be worth our time despite the mounting evidence to the contrary. But by the end of this 90-minute comedy even the actors seem done in by the effort of sustaining the illusion that there's something important going on. Murray-Smith, you might recall, is the Australian playwright who gave us "The Female of the Species," the low-wattage farce starring Annette Bening in the Geffen Playhouse's 2010 production.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2014 | By Sharon Mizota
Lew Thomas' first U.S. solo exhibition in almost 20 years focuses on work from the 1970s, creating a kind of bridge between the early days of Conceptual art and the 1980s “Pictures” generation. In this sense, the content and style of the show at Cherry and Martin is familiar; more surprising is the way Thomas' deadpan sense of humor comes through. “34 Avenue Between Geary and Clement” from 1972 is a series of photographs of every building on a San Francisco block. It's urban density's answer to Ed Ruscha's 1966 “Every Building on the Sunset Strip.” Elsewhere, Thomas' work aligns with that of artists like Sherrie Levine and Louise Lawler, who shifted art's focus to the context surrounding the work.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
The longtime Malibu home of the late comedian Dick Martin and his actress wife, Dolly, is for sale at $11.5 million. The Cape Cod-inspired beach house, built in 1946, has unobstructed ocean views and a wooden walkway that leads to the sand. Features of the one-bedroom house include vaulted ceilings, brick fireplaces, French doors, a beach-facing deck and a wine cellar. There are four bathrooms and 2,551 square feet of living space. A self-contained guest house, separated from the main house by a rose garden and fruit trees, has a fireplace and an open-beam ceiling.
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