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July 9, 2006 | SWATI PANDEY
Downtown's revival has been linked to an upsurge in condo conversions. Here's a look at Southern California's real estate hot spot-within-a-hot spot.
April 7, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol, home to inspiring statues of Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Ronald Reagan. And Lucille Ball? A group seeking to increase the number of women represented in the Capitol's collection of statues includes the red-headed comedian on a list of California women who should be considered for Washington's version of a national hall of fame. Since 1864, each state has been authorized to place statues of two of its distinguished deceased citizens in the Capitol.
May 15, 2011 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
5: number of years left in Govan's contract with LACMA 14: number of books on that list Govan as a contributor 349: number of employees he oversees at LACMA 12,000: approximate number of artworks acquired since he started as director 637,299: LACMA attendance in 2006, year he started on the job 914,356: museum visitorship in 2010 $915,000: Govan's compensation for 2009-2010 fiscal year $1 million: bonus...
April 6, 2014 | By Brett Berk
My Grandma Bobbie is 93 and lives on her own, in a spotless condo decorated with enviable midcentury furnishings. The daughter of a General Motors millwright, she grew up in Detroit riding the streetcar, but one of her goals was to get to the promised land - the suburbs - and preferably by car. For my grandmother, like many older people in her cohort, a car is not only a convenience or a luxury - though it is that; Grandma loved Lincolns and Cadillacs...
January 27, 2013
Re "It pays to quit smoking at any age," Jan. 24 A comment in the article suggests the need to determine a relationship between the number of cigarettes smoked daily and the extent of disease that results. There is no safe use for any tobacco product. Tobacco use will result in either disease, disability or death. To parse the degree of damage by number of tobacco units may seem to imply that there might actually be a "safe" level. Such is not now and never will be the case.
March 10, 2014 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON -- Evidence has begun to resolve one of the odder controversies surrounding Obamacare: The new law appears to be achieving its top goal of reducing the number of Americans who lack health insurance. The dispute over that question is a strange one because the answer would seem to be fairly obvious: Under the Affordable Care Act, the government will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to subsidize families who decide to buy insurance, a product that the vast majority of Americans value highly.
August 24, 1986
In regard to S. J. Diamond's column of July 21 ("IRS Says It Was Too Taxing to Decipher Form"), the "plan number" on IRS Form 5500 is the number assigned by the plan sponsor to each retirement plan. The first plan is numbered "001," the second plan "002," etc. This number has absolutely nothing to do with how many "employee participants" are covered by the plan. Thus, all single-participant plans could have different plan numbers and are not all "001." NANCY MARINE Los Angeles
March 10, 2010 | By Gail MarksJarvis
Although millions of households are dealing with job losses or underemployment, the number of millionaires in the U.S. is up 16% over 2008, according to a national survey by the Spectrem Group. Clearly, the 69% rally in the stock market, which began March 9, 2009, helped restore riches to some of those reeling in 2008. Households with net worth of $1 million or more -- not including their primary home -- grew to 7.8 million in 2009, Spectrem said. The previous year, the millionaire population fell 27% as the stock market crashed and the recession took its toll throughout the economy.
September 5, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Cost of production: $2,777,000. Shooting schedule: 22 weeks. Number of directors: 3 (Richard Thorpe, Victor Fleming, King Vidor). Number of writers: 10 (three with screen credit). Judy Garland's salary: $500 a week. Ray Bolger's salary: $3,000 a week. Jack Haley's salary: $3,000 a week. Bert Lahr's salary: $2,500 a week. Number of midgets employed: 124. Toto's breed: Cairn Terrier. Toto's salary: $125 a week. Number of actors: 600. Number of costumes: 1,000.
December 17, 2008
Re "Train crash's roots run deep," Dec. 12 All deaths and injuries are sincerely regrettable. Yet if The Times would differentiate the number of deaths and injuries attributed to outside factors, when trains in motion can do little to avoid incidents, the total number would be smaller by comparison. The Glendale crash is a perfect example. If the accused hadn't left his car on the tracks, that catastrophe wouldn't have happened. Overall, is Metrolink without fault? No. Can it do more to be safer?
April 5, 2014 | Rick Rojas
In an industrial corridor outside Palm Springs, silent and still after most everyone had fled with the sunset, Grant Calkins and his wife, Janna, crept into a warehouse. They peered around, wondering if they were in the right place. Grant had stumbled upon the website of an underground supper club, and, intrigued by photos of the group's previous gatherings, the couple paid nearly $100 each for seats at PS Underground's event. They had no inkling as to what or where they would be fed. They had received only a one-word clue: craft.
April 2, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
More than 450   medical marijuana shops have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year - more than three times as many as are allowed to stay open under Proposition D. The new numbers won't settle the debate over how many medical marijuana businesses are now operating in Los Angeles. Additional pot shops may be open but have fallen delinquent on their taxes. Some may have never registered to pay taxes at all. But the numbers provide the latest hint at what has happened since Los Angeles voters passed new rules attempting to restrict medical marijuana shops.
April 1, 2014 | Steve Lopez
I'm generally not an alarmist about earthquakes. As a California native, I've experienced my share of small to moderate reminders that our fair state is fractured from head to toe and we're all standing on broken plates. But the shaking is putting me on edge lately. I find myself wondering if I should buy earthquake insurance, or why my dog is cocking his head as if he knows something I don't. This is partly because there's been more rocking and rolling than usual, and partly because of what we're learning about how shamefully unprepared we are for a Big One. And now I have more cause for concern.
March 30, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
Screams rang out Saturday night across the Los Angeles Sports Arena as Taiwanese band Mayday brought its brand of Asian stadium rock to an all-Chinese audience for a show celebrating its 15th anniversary. "We don't usually do anything on our anniversary, but this year, it seems like things are different - because you guys all came," said Chin-Hang Shih, the lead guitarist, to screams and cheers. With matching outfits and a yellow submarine gracing the cover of their press kit, the members of Mayday are sometimes described as the Beatles of Asia.
March 28, 2014 | By Anh Do
Orange County health officials met in an emergency session this week after the latest measles tally showed the number of cases in the county had rocketed in the last few weeks. There are now 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County, the most of any county in California and nearly five times the number of cases in the entire state at this time last year, health officials said. Across the state, the numbers also moved forward, climbing to 49 cases by Friday. Last year, at this time, there were only four reported in the entire state.
March 27, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Noam N. Levey
WASHINGTON - With the Monday deadline still a few days away, the White House announced Thursday that more than 6 million people have signed up for health insurance through online marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. That number, though shy of the 7 million sign-ups the administration had once hoped for, marks a significant milestone because 6 million was the projection for this year's enrollment made last month by the nonpartisan Congressional...
May 7, 1995
"Women-Owned Firms' Hiring Outpaces Nation" (April 12) states that 15.5 million people worked in 7.7 million such businesses in 1994. It says this represents an increase of 11.6% from 1991 to 1994, without saying whether the increase is in businesses or in people working in such businesses. No figures are given for 1991. In fact, the article says that the 1992 study was the first made, so there could be no figures for 1991. The 11.6% increase does not "work" for either businesses or people in comparing the 1992 and 1994 figures.
March 24, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga and Matt Pearce
ARLINGTON, Wash. - Danger and uncertainty hang like a pall over the small towns along the Stillaguamish River. The mudslide that tore across State Route 530 - leaving nearly a square mile of debris and slicing a scar in the hillside taller than the Washington Monument - threatened to continue moving Monday. Search-and-rescue teams equipped with sonar, hovercraft and dogs were pulled back from the hardest-hit area for two hours out of fear that they too might become casualties of Saturday's deadly slide.
March 20, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo," each is founded largely on the proposition that much of what you think you know is wrong and finds its fun in demonstrating that fact, using other facts. (This is that famous troublesome fact-based reality some are loathe to embrace.)
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