April 7, 2011 |
Completing a swift rise and fall from TV stardom, controversial host Glenn Beck will lose his once-popular Fox News show later this year, the network announced Wednesday. Beck's 5 p.m. program, which earned scorn from liberals for its attacks on President Obama as well as its devotion to sometimes-obscure right-wing thinkers, was a top cable draw in 2009 and a signpost for the populist "tea party" movement in last year's midterm elections, which dealt a ballot-box rebuke to the White House.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2002 |
A month after moving into her new Calabasas home, Carolyn Scharg stood before the city's tree board, facing as much as $40,000 in mitigation fees. Her offense: cutting a few branches off an oak tree without a permit. Scharg argued before the board that she was unaware of the city ordinance that requires a permit to cut or remove any indigenous oak in Calabasas. She said she never saw warning signs and cut the branches only to protect the roof of her new home.
April 10, 2013 |
Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art has appointed three new trustees, including Bruce Karatz, the former chief executive of KB Homes who was convicted three years ago on four felony counts of failing to disclose the backdating of stock options. Also joining the board are prominent investor Stanley Gold and Beverly Hills attorney and art collector Orna Amir Wolens, who has been a member of the Hammer Museum's Hammer Circle support group. MOCA's announcement Wednesday that Karatz, Gold and Wolens had been elected to the board follows museum leaders' recent decision to remain independent rather than accept an offer from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to absorb MOCA.
December 25, 2005 |
At halftime of Louisville's game against Detroit, a video of the Cardinal players' singing a particularly cringe-inducing version of the "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ran on the Freedom Hall scoreboard. It was the only really good laugh the No. 11 Cardinals enjoyed during their 56-48 victory Saturday.
April 28, 2004 |
Just weeks after it went on the air, liberal talk-radio network Air America Radio has lost its co-founder and chief executive as well as its top programming and operations executive. The departures come after weeks of start-up problems for the limited-distribution network, which features entertainers Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo and was launched with a barrage of promotion at the end of March.
March 23, 1986 |
Technology used to save premature babies might also be used to save fetuses that have been aborted, but scientists and bioethicists question whether abortion laws should be changed to reflect the scientific advances. "One of my concerns, looking at the new technology with regard to abortion, is that it is just part of the balancing act in an emotionally charged issue," said Joyce Bermel of the Hastings Center Report, a journal of bioethics.
August 29, 1991 |
After interviewing 16 police officers and more than 30 witnesses, investigators have found no evidence of police wrongdoing during a violent altercation with a family of picnickers in Brookside Park. "At this point, no disciplinary issues have surfaced," Police Chief Jerry Oliver said Tuesday before briefing the City Council in closed session.
July 14, 1998 |
Through a combination of fund-raising efforts and deep cuts in staffing and other overhead, the financially ailing Opera Pacific has accounted for $1.2 million toward its Aug. 31 goal of $1.7 million, Martin Hubbard, interim executive director, said Monday. "I've been very encouraged," Hubbard said. "But we have a lot still to do." The company hopes to raise another $20,000 at a fund-raising luncheon hosted by famed American opera star Beverly Sills at 11:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 |
Development dominated local elections Tuesday, with opponents of a massive housing project near Calabasas and foes of large commercial development in San Fernando victorious. In complete unofficial returns, incumbents James Bozajian and Lesley Devine were reelected to the Calabasas City Council. The third candidate elected out of a field of seven was newcomer Michael Harrison. All three oppose the Ahmanson Ranch housing development.