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March 6, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
A group of immigrants-rights advocates is on a bus tour of California and is banging the drum -- literally -- for changes in federal law to provide illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. About 50 people are on a bus tour of congressional offices in California urging support for proposals being considered in Washington. The tour includes members of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles and is targeting Republicans. On Tuesday, the bus tour visited the Brea office of Rep. Ed Royce and the Irvine office of Rep. John Campbell.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Moviegoers' fling with "Captain America" ended this weekend as "The Other Woman" knocked the superhero out of the top box office spot. The romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and supermodel Kate Upton debuted with a healthy $24.7 million, according to an estimate from distributor 20th Century Fox. Meanwhile, after coming in at No. 1 for three consecutive weekends, the "Captain America" sequel had to settle for the runner-up position...
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BUSINESS
March 4, 1997
Smith Technology Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to sell three consulting offices to Elson T. Killam Associates. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Smith, which provides engineering and remediation services, said the transaction will generate cash to meet ongoing needs. The offices are in Mobile, Ala.; Panama City, Fla.; and Dallas.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
The 'Spider-Man' sequel doesn't swing into North American theaters until next weekend, but the superhero flick is already sticking with moviegoers overseas. Since launching in a handful of international markets this month, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" had collected an impressive $132 million, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures. The movie is currently playing in roughly 40 foreign markets, performing best in the Britain, Mexico and South Korea. The picture has yet to open in an additional 30 countries abroad, including major markets like Brazil and China.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Christine Mai-Duc
The Orange County clerk-recorder will open its doors Saturday because of the demand for same-sex wedding licenses.  Orange County may be the closest place for Los Angeles-area residents to get a marriage license before Monday. Los Angeles County issued only one same-sex marriage license on Friday -- to two plaintiffs who filed the federal lawsuit that eventually struck down Proposition 8.  At least one gay couple were upset that L.A. County wouldn't reopen its offices until Monday.  But in Orange County, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen said his offices in Santa Ana, Fullerton and Laguna Hills would be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We're listening to what our customers tell us they want," Nguyen said.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2013 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
A Spring Street office building completed in 1915 has been purchased by a developer who plans to improve it as gentrification sweeps gradually through downtown Los Angeles' formerly depressed historic financial district. The Corporation Building, at 724 S. Spring St., was acquired by Izek Shomof, one of the most active developers of aging properties in the city's historic core. Shomof said he plans to renovate the 13-story tower and rent office space to creative firms. Terms of the sale by Spring & Main Property were not disclosed, but real estate experts familiar with the neighborhood valued the deal at about $10 million.
NEWS
July 25, 1985 | From Reuters
An explosion Wednesday damaged the offices of the West German airline Lufthansa on the main shopping street of Muslim-controlled West Beirut, police said. The blast, caused by a stick of dynamite hurled at the airline's ground-floor offices on Hamra Street, caused minor damage. The offices were empty at the time.
NEWS
September 29, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
An explosion ripped through the offices of the only opposition newspaper in the Bosnian Serb town of Doboj, a NATO spokesman said. The blast destroyed the offices of Alternativa. There were no injuries. It was the second attack in a few weeks on the paper, owned and edited by retired Bosnian Serb army colonel Milovan Stankovic, an open supporter of Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavsic.
WORLD
July 23, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Israeli police reopened the university offices of the leading Palestinian official in Jerusalem on Monday, two weeks after they claimed that the premises were being used for Palestinian Authority activity and shut them down. Sari Nusseibeh, president of Al Quds University and the chief representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Jerusalem, said he signed a document Monday agreeing not to use the premises for political activity.
NEWS
January 27, 1998
Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr is investigating what may have gone on between President Clinton and a former White House intern in the West Wing, which houses dozens of offices for the president's top advisors. 1. President Clinton, Oval Office 2. Clinton's study 3. Rahm Emanuel, senior advisor for policy and strategy 4. John Podesta, deputy chief of staff 5. Erskine Bowles, chief of staff 6. Vice President Al Gore 7. Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger, national security advisor 8.
WORLD
April 27, 2014 | By Ramin Mostaghim
Nine months after taking office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani finds himself under pressure from both his reformist supporters and hard-line conservatives as efforts to spur political change and economic progress have stumbled. Rouhani has faced a backlash in recent weeks from the very base that helped get him elected, which now sees a lack of movement to bolster personal liberties or free political prisoners. Meanwhile, both reformists and hard-liners are increasingly frustrated over economic woes.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2014 | By Chris Barton
The revenge comedy "The Other Woman" is on its way to topping the box-office charts this weekend, the first film to surpass the Marvel sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" since that film's release. Directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, "The Other Woman" was greeted with mostly negative reviews, including one critic for National Public Radio who called the film "a conceptually odious, stupid-to-the-bone enterprise. " But that didn't dissuade audiences, who came out to give the film an estimated $9.3 million on its opening night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
An hours-long standoff ended Friday when Los Angeles police arrested an armed, distraught man who had barricaded himself inside a Winnetka disabled veterans' hall and threatened to kill himself, authorities said. The man, who had not yet been identified by authorities, was distraught over a romantic relationship, said Sgt. Barry Montgomery of the Los Angeles Police Department. Police took him into custody around 3 p.m. without firing a shot after multiple attempts to force him from the building.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
The Los Angeles Police Department unveiled a memorial star Friday to honor fallen LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee. Lee's family, including his mother and brother, attended the service unveiling the star at the entrance to the LAPD Hollywood Division at 1358 North Wilcox Ave. LAPD officers from around the city came for the memorial. Lee was killed on March 7 when his patrol car was hit by a dump truck. Lee's is the eighth star at the Hollywood Division memorializing Hollywood LAPD officers killed in the line of duty.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned -- and this weekend, three of them are poised to take down a proven force at the multiplex. After three weeks atop the box office, the blockbuster "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is expected to narrowly lose out to the romantic comedy "The Other Woman. " Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and supermodel Kate Upton, the latter film is likely to debut with a healthy sum of around $18 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Police said officers shot and wounded a man who charged at them with a 24-inch sword in South Los Angeles. The confrontation took place around 4:30 p.m. Thursday after the officers responded to a radio call regarding an assault with a deadly weapon in the 6600 block of South Main Street , the Los Angeles Police Department said. The officer fired a Taser at the suspect, but that failed to stop him, an LAPD spokeswoman said.  At least one officer opened fire. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying residents here are still reeling from the bloody shootout last week, two Los Angeles city councilmen are protesting the relocation of a parole office to the same bullet-scarred neighborhood. Richard Alarcon and Joel Wachs plan to join forces with North Hollywood residents today to condemn state officials for moving a parole office from Sherman Oaks to a building a few blocks from the site of the bloody shooting.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1988 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS
A "typical mid-range office arrangement"--executive desk, high-back chair, credenza and two visitors chairs--costs about $2,026 to rent for 12 months, the Furniture Rental Assn. of America said. The same furniture would cost about $3,371 to buy. That typical office arrangement usually costs between $129 per month for basic furniture to $200 per month for luxury rentals, the group said. And the selection is much broader than it once was.
WORLD
April 24, 2014 | By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali
KABUL, Afghanistan - Three American doctors were killed Thursday when an Afghan police officer opened fire inside one of Kabul's leading hospitals in the latest deadly attack aimed at foreigners in Afghanistan. The shooting occurred at Cure International Hospital of Kabul, a 100-bed hospital that specializes in surgery and maternal and child health and treats 37,000 patients annually, the vast majority of them Afghans. The facility is run by Cure, a Christian medical charity that runs hospitals and health programs in 29 countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Ryan Menezes
The family of a Transportation Security Administration officer slain in a shooting at LAX has filed a claim against the city, alleging the wrongful death of Gerardo Hernandez and seeking damages in excess of $25 million. The claim, filed April 16, can be a precursor to a civil lawsuit. The family alleges in the claim that city agencies failed to protect Los Angeles International Airport. The claim says city employees "failed in the performance of their duties which created a dangerous lapse in security" that led to Hernandez's death and delayed medical care to the injured.
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