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February 4, 2007 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
"WHEN I was a beat cop this town had warmth to it; now it's stone cold," sighs Fujimura, a world-weary policeman in the animated Japanese film "Tekkon Kinkreet," dispensing the lament of those who have lived their lives in one place and resent the intrusion of change upon their utopia of familiar sights and streets. But there still seems to be a lot of life left in Treasure Town, the phantasm of an Asian city brought to the screen by American director Michael Arias.
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February 4, 2007 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
"WHEN I was a beat cop this town had warmth to it; now it's stone cold," sighs Fujimura, a world-weary policeman in the animated Japanese film "Tekkon Kinkreet," dispensing the lament of those who have lived their lives in one place and resent the intrusion of change upon their utopia of familiar sights and streets. But there still seems to be a lot of life left in Treasure Town, the phantasm of an Asian city brought to the screen by American director Michael Arias.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1989
A teen-ager allegedly hit an undercover narcotics officer in the face with a club during a drug buy in Venice, police said. Officer Michael Arias, 30, fired his gun during the altercation about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Westminster Avenue but missed the boy, Sgt. Bob Clark said. The boy, whose name and age were withheld, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and was taken to a juvenile facility.
SPORTS
December 1, 1991
1990-91 RECORDS OVERALL LEAGUE 18-9 8-2 COACH RECORD AT SCHOOL Michael Arias 0-0 RETURNING STARTERS YR. HGT. P Allison Granger Sr. 6-2 C Judy Hlvac Sr. 5-4 G Nicole Kubota Jr. 5-8 F TOP RETURNERS YR. HGT. P Christine Hwang Sr. 5-4 G TOP NEWCOMERS YR. HGT. P Anne Jones So. 5-6 G Bridgette Schulte Jr. 5-7 F Amber Dickey Jr. 5-7 F Shannon Forbes Fr. 5-9 F Jaime Snadely Fr. 5-8 F OUTLOOK Arias takes over the Tiger girls' team after coaching the freshman boys' last season.
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July 13, 2007 | Robert Abele, Special to The Times
A clutter-bomb vision of a colorfully decaying pan-Asian metropolis that spurs a few of its fiercest defenders into violent battle, "Tekkonkinkreet" is a Japanese anime feature that for all its stylistic bravado is sharply attuned to a modern world afraid of change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr. and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An 11-year-old North Hollywood Boy Scout who wandered away from an overnight camp in the rugged wilderness of the Angeles National Forest was found Sunday afternoon, shivering and wet but otherwise fine, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies found the missing Scout, Shawn Haff, wandering around a creek bed about three miles north of Camp Valcrest, a lodge and campsite about 25 miles northeast of La Canada Flintridge. He had been missing since Saturday afternoon, when he walked away from the camp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2006 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
A UC Irvine report released Wednesday found a conflict of interest in a doctor's $250,000 pledge to the school's radiology department shortly after it hired his son as a resident but said the donation played no part in his appointment. The report also concluded that the donor and the radiology department chairman did not realize it was a conflict of interest and recommended the school tighten policies governing how residents are hired.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2007 | Charles Ornstein and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced criminal charges Wednesday against two men who allegedly ran a cadaver-trafficking scheme involving UCLA's medical school, capping a three-year investigation that led to the temporary closure of the school's body donor program. Henry G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The latest in a trio of Pacific storms rumbled through Ventura County on Sunday, dumping more than an inch and a half of rain by early afternoon and catching four weekend hikers off guard. Muddy, rain-slickened trails confounded two sets of hikers, who were lost in the Sycamore Canyon area of Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area between Thousand Oaks and Malibu. They were later rescued.
SPORTS
September 13, 2003 | Melanie Neff;Paul McLeod;Steve Galluzzo;Lauren Peterson;John Ortega
Fountain Valley Coach Eric Johnson said he had been thinking about beating Mission Viejo for a long time, so when the opportunity arose Friday night at Huntington Beach High, he had to go for it. After the Barons scored a touchdown with one second left and trailing by one point, they went for the two-point conversion but came up short, losing the nonleague game, 14-13. The teams, before the game, had agreed to play overtime, but that wasn't really an option for Johnson.
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June 1, 2008 | Bruce Wallace, Bruce Wallace is The Times' Tokyo bureau chief. Contact him at bruce.wallace@latimes.com.
The Japanese have perfected the art of obsession. Japan, after all, is the place that gave us otaku, that wonderfully elastic word that refers to people obsessed to distraction with the details of a single thing. The first otaku were Japanese boys obsessed with manga or anime; back in the 1980s and '90s, the term implied a sort of dark geekiness--loners, antisocial kids who retreated to their rooms with their manga and anime, much of it erotic in content. Otaku are mainstream now.
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