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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
A black thunderbird sends a message from the Creator to the crows fluttering through a burnt sky, and the crows then deliver that message to the people. That Indian legend is depicted on a goatskin drum at the 23rd Annual Powwow at the Orange County Fairgrounds this weekend. The drum, made by Toby Christopher, is one of many handcrafted items on display and for sale at the powwow, which is one of the largest in California.
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WORLD
April 27, 2014 | Sergei L. Loiko
They sat at a long table, appearing tense and tired Sunday as they looked over the heads of gathered journalists toward the armed, masked men in unmarked uniforms sitting at the back of the nearly empty auditorium. Then the leader of the unsmiling group on stage spoke. They were “guests” of self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, “a man of honor” at whose initiative they were holding this news conference in “this bizarre situation,” said Col. Axel Schneider, a German.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2007 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
More than 100 Carson residents joined city leaders and sheriff's officials to speak out against gang violence Saturday, four days after a 16-year-old boy was killed two blocks from his home in a suspected gang-related attack. Reginald "Reggie" Hays was fatally shot in the chest while listening to an iPod in his car parked in the 17500 block of Harwick Court on Tuesday afternoon in the Stevenson Village area of Carson, according to sheriff's officials and family members.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The scene in the early hours of Stagecoach 2014 invites a philosophical inquiry of Socratic dimension: Which came first: the deluge of country songs about girls in Daisy Dukes, or the deluge of girls in said Daisy Dukes? Perhaps that historic first song, whichever tune it was that warrants blame for the outpouring of one-dimensional celebrations of imagined rural life that barely run skin deep, was inspired by some real-world situation. Even so, the subsequent assembly line response from the Nashville songwriting community no doubt has fueled the sea of cutoff jeans that constituted part of the official uniform of at least half the country music audience today in Indio.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
There isn't much David Goldberg, 44, hasn't already done. At 26 he sold his first start-up, Launch Media, for $12 million to Yahoo. Goldberg then served as general manager of Yahoo Music, and later left to work at Benchmark Capital as entrepreneur in residence. In 1999 he acquired a fledgling online survey company called SurveyMonkey and grew it into a billion-dollar business. He also happens to be married to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, whom Forbes declared to be one of the most powerful women in the world.
OPINION
June 13, 2013
Re "The Brown Act means what it says," Editorial, June 10 I applaud your fine editorial on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors' attempt, via AB 246, to do an end-run around our state's open meetings law, the Brown Act. The people aren't easily fooled. In meeting privately to discuss the state's prison realignment law with Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011, L.A. supervisors broke the law, plain and simple. Requesting that Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) write a bill granting them a "special" exception to the Brown Act shows a lack of respect for the people's right to know.
OPINION
May 1, 2012
Dear Assembly, and dear Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors: You've got to be kidding. First, supervisors, some of you made angry and somewhat panicked statements, clearly intended for public consumption, about prison realignment. You foolishly claimed that the policy to transfer supervision over some felons from the state to the county was going to fill the streets with hardened criminals. Then, in September, you broke the law by discussing the situation in private. Your conversation happens to have been with the governor.
SPORTS
August 31, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The NBA and representatives of its players' union met for six hours Wednesday in New York, with Commissioner David Stern promising more "meetings and meetings" through September to try to resolve the lockout that threatens the upcoming season. Stern told reporters there's "clearly enough time" to strike a new labor agreement that would allow the NBA's regular season to start on time Nov. 1. The meeting in Manhattan was the second between the sides since the lockout took effect July 1. Players' association President Derek Fisher of the Lakers told reporters after Wednesday's session that the union had not changed its "philosophical stance" on issues and added that "both sides [are]
BUSINESS
February 5, 2012 | By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times
We've all been there — staff meetings that seem longer than "Gone With the Wind. " Not only are they often bad for morale, they can also easily stray into diminishing-returns territory. Here are some tips on making meetings more to the point: •Set goals: By knowing what you want to accomplish, you can streamline the agenda, said Susan M. Heathfield, About.com's human resources expert. "The goals you set will establish the framework for an effective meeting plan. " •Distribute materials ahead of time: Giving employees handouts, charts and graphs a day or so before the meeting allows everyone to come ready for discussion.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2012 | By Andrew Tangel
Stocks edged higher ahead of big meetings by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank this week. The central banks could take highly anticipated steps to prop up U.S. and European economies, moves that could jolt equity markets higher. After a choppy start, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 21 points, or 0.2%, to 13,097 shortly after the opening bell on Wall Street. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 2 points, or 0.2%, to 1,388. The Nasdaq gained 9 points, or 0.3%, to 2,967.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
A day after hearing hours of impassioned testimony from a divided trucking industry, California air quality regulators on Friday postponed deadlines for aging heavy-duty trucks to comply with the nation's toughest diesel air pollution rules. The action by the state Air Resources Board will give small fleets, lightly used trucks and those operating in rural areas more time to upgrade to newer, cleaner models or install filters to remove soot from their exhaust. Officials say the changes will slow pollution cuts for several years but still allow the state to reach its goal of cutting diesel emissions 85% by 2020.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Santa Anita Park plans to hold twilight horse racing on most Fridays, with a first post time of 3 p.m., during its 40-day spring meet that starts Friday. One exception to the new Friday schedule is May 2, on the eve of the Kentucky Derby, when Santa Anita's first race will go off at 12:30 p.m. In the past, Santa Anita's winter meet that begins the day after Christmas had ended in April. But when Hollywood Park in Inglewood closed last year, its racing dates were picked up by Santa Anita and other Southern California tracks.
WORLD
April 21, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
KIEV, Ukraine - Vice President Joe Biden on Monday embarked on a mission to show U.S. support for Ukraine's embattled interim leaders as pro-Russia gunmen took over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine and the Kremlin's top diplomat blamed Washington for the mounting crisis. Biden was to meet Tuesday with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov and Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, as well as civil society leaders in Kiev, the capital, before flying back to Washington.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before catching up on "Mad Men. " The Skinny: I had trouble concentrating on "Mad Men" last night so rather than miss a detail, I turned off the TV. Now I just have to avoid all social media until I finish the episode. We have a pretty eclectic mix of stories today. Not only is there the box-office recap, but also profiles of Comcast insider David Cohen and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. In addition, the Washington Post had a very interesting story on "Meet the Press.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Baby George, meet bilby George! As part of the duke and duchess of Cambridge's ongoing royal visit to Australia, the wee prince and his parents got to meet George's marsupial namesake during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Sunday.  Upon arrival at the enclosure, the excited boy was wriggling and squealing at the crowd and the rabbit-like animal, according to Clarence House.  With a little help from his folks, who helped him stand up...
SPORTS
April 20, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
DETROIT - Mike Trout was 20 and Bryce Harper was 19 when they played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League in 2011. Neither had set foot in the big leagues by then, but it was clear to Angels catcher Hank Conger, a Scorpions teammate, that both outfielders were destined for greatness. "It was one of those things where you see them, you know they're young, and you know they're really good," Conger said before a 2-1 loss Sunday to the Detroit Tigers in Comerica Park.
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - President Obama's public push to restore relations with his congressional colleagues entered its second stage - the luncheon phase -   Tuesday, when he conferred with Senate Democrats for the first of four midday meetings on Capitol Hill this week. Obama gathered with his allies for more than an hour at their weekly, closed-door strategy session at the Capitol. Top on the president's agenda is his effort to resolve the budget fight with congressional Republicans, as well as efforts to pass immigration reform and gun control.
OPINION
April 19, 2007
Re "Israeli-Palestinian talks skirt specifics," April 16 It surely is a good thing that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have started to meet on a regular basis. By pursuing these meetings on a scheduled basis, Olmert and Abbas are taking power away from extremists on both sides who want to prevent peace. However, I fear progress will remain elusive until Israel recognizes it is in its best interest to have a prosperous and friendly Palestinian state next door, and the Palestinians recognize their self-interest is tied to having a secure and friendly Israeli state as their neighbor.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2014 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
"What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely to say it. They are playing (and singing) the role of Paul Robeson in two separate plays on two separate Los Angeles stages. Their shared motivation is telling a story that is the ultimate retort to the idea that there's an unbridgeable gap between being a performer and living a serious life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
A California congresswoman has announced plans to introduce federal legislation to toughen laws against what she called an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. In an appearance at UC Berkeley last week, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) said she would press for more aggressive action against sexual assault with increased funding for federal investigators, annual campus surveys and more comprehensive data on the outcomes of cases. She also said she would seek to require universities to interview students who file complaints of sexual misconduct, addressing widespread concerns about inadequate investigations.
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