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June 29, 2008
The West: A June 22 article on off-beat sites in the West had an unofficial website for the Musee Mecanique. The official website is www.museemecaniquesf.com.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Cindy Chang and Robert Faturechi
A high-stakes power struggle at the union representing Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies has left members with two presidents, two boards of directors, two "official" websites and, for many, too much drama. Trouble at the Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs came to light last month when the board ousted Armando Macias, its newly elected president, citing his poor attendance. The board installed a new president, but Macias is refusing to recognize the ouster. Now the two sides are accusing each other of illegitimate power grabs and misusing union funds.
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TRAVEL
February 22, 2009
Thank you for the article about Springfield, Ill., ["Land of Lincoln," Feb. 15] and the bicentennial events. Just one more website for your attention: www.lookingforlincoln.com. This is the official website of the nonprofit corporation responsible for assisting visitors with travel information about the Lincoln legacy sites across Illinois. Hal Smith Director, Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area Springfield, Ill. -- Very nice to see my hometown in the Travel section ["Land of Lincoln," Feb. 15]
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | By Terry Gardner
TravelAlaska.com, the official website of a state that attracts 6% of its international visitors from Mexico, has introduced a Spanish-language version of its website. Spanish-speaking travelers can now plan a trip to Alaska by visiting Travel Alaska . The Spanish-language website complements the English, German , Japanese , Korean and Chinese language sites already offered by Alaska, said Jesse Carlstrom, a development specialist with Alaska's Tourism Department.
MAGAZINE
March 19, 2006
Wednesday is International Day of the Seal. It has been sanctioned by Congress, so you know it's important. Although it's easy to find web-footed mammals in Southern California, there's a problem: They're boring. "They don't do much," says Omar De La Rosa, bartender at Luau Larry's, a Catalina Island establishment infamous for the Wiki Wacker cocktail. "They kind of look like people who have spent too much time here."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Coldplay says it's just coincidence if parts of the group's new hit song "Viva La Vida" sound like "If I Could Fly," a 2004 instrumental by guitarist Joe Satriani, who has sued the band for copyright infringement. "[With] the greatest possible respect to Joe Satriani, we have now unfortunately found it necessary to respond publicly to his allegations," the band said in a statement posted Tuesday on its official website, www.coldplay.com. "If there are any similarities between our two pieces of music, they are entirely coincidental, and just as surprising to us as to him," the statement said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Insane Clown Posse has scotched plans to hold its annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival at a previously announced site in Kaiser, Mo., but the theatrical music collective insists that the event will go on once a new location is found. The Illinois-based group released an extended statement Thursday detailing why operators of Crybaby Campground in Kaiser decided not to host the event this year after previously announcing that it would take place there.
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | By Terry Gardner
TravelAlaska.com, the official website of a state that attracts 6% of its international visitors from Mexico, has introduced a Spanish-language version of its website. Spanish-speaking travelers can now plan a trip to Alaska by visiting Travel Alaska . The Spanish-language website complements the English, German , Japanese , Korean and Chinese language sites already offered by Alaska, said Jesse Carlstrom, a development specialist with Alaska's Tourism Department.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2008 | From Reuters
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has told fans to stop sending letters and requests for autographs, saying such mail will be thrown away after next week because he is too busy. Starr, 68, made the announcement in a video message titled "Sorry, No More Signing Stuff" posted on his official website, www.ringostarr .com. Wearing sunglasses and flashing a peace sign, he says: "I want to tell you after the 20th of October please do not send fan mail to any address you have. Nothing will be signed after the 20th of October.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2013 | By David Ng
Frank Gehry is designing a new 22-story tower that developers want to build in downtown Santa Monica, near the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to the official website for the project. The structure will feature space for a hotel and condominiums, as well as restaurant and retail space. The Ocean Avenue project, which was first reported by the Santa Monica Daily Press, represents the first architectural initiative by Gehry in Santa Monica in more than two decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Robin Thicke is speaking out for the first time since he and Paula Patton announced their split - though he's not dishing any real dirt. Still, there is more info on the days leading up to the breakup announcement. "I want to thank everyone for the well wishes these last few days," Thicke said Wednesday on his official website . "My fans mean everything to me. I'm looking forward to getting back on out on the road and performing in Washington DC this Thursday, and the rest of the tour.
NEWS
February 21, 2014
The most important part of the agreement, however, was devoted to early presidential elections, to be held no later than December. The two sides also agreed that an objective investigation into the recent protester deaths would be conducted under monitoring by the opposition and the Council of Europe. The agreement buried the idea of introducing a state of emergency in the country and compelled parliament to pass a new amnesty for protesters involved in the recent clashes. The agreement bound the opposition to hand over to authorities all illegal weapons within 24 hours as soon as a special law to that effect is passed.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Insane Clown Posse has scotched plans to hold its annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival at a previously announced site in Kaiser, Mo., but the theatrical music collective insists that the event will go on once a new location is found. The Illinois-based group released an extended statement Thursday detailing why operators of Crybaby Campground in Kaiser decided not to host the event this year after previously announcing that it would take place there.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By David Ng
Harper Lee, the author of the 1960 classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," is suing a museum in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala., for what she claims is its improper use of her name and the novel's title. The author, who is seeking an injunction and damages, also claims that the museum has sought to block her trademark on the novel. The Monroe County Heritage Museum is a historic organization that manages six venues in the county. In documents filed earlier this month in federal court, Lee's lawyers say that the museum seeks to profit from the "unauthorized use of protected names and trademarks" of the author and the book's title.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2013 | By David Ng
Jeppe Hansen was a young dancer at the school run by Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, a prestigious company with an international reputation. But online, Hansen sometimes went by a different name: Jett Black, star of videos on a pornography website. The 22-year-old Hansen, who hails from Denmark, is claiming that the ballet company dismissed him from its school because of his work in pornography and that he was made to sign a letter saying that he was voluntarily withdrawing from the organization.
SPORTS
April 26, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
The Green Bay Packers have signed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a $110-million, five-year contract, making him the highest-paid NFL player ever, according to NFL.com . Rodgers' new deal averages $22-million a year -- including a total payout of $40 million in the first year -- besting the $20.1-million Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is set make on his new $120-million, six-year contract, which had previously made the reigning Super Bowl...
SPORTS
April 26, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
The Green Bay Packers have signed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a $110-million, five-year contract, making him the highest-paid NFL player ever, according to NFL.com . Rodgers' new deal averages $22-million a year -- including a total payout of $40 million in the first year -- besting the $20.1-million Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is set make on his new $120-million, six-year contract, which had previously made the reigning Super Bowl...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jackie Chan and other prominent Hong Kong filmmakers have joined a key mainland Chinese film association, a sign of the growing integration of the two movie industries. The 54-year-old action star was voted vice chairman of the China Film Assn. in elections over the weekend, the group said in a statement on its official website seen Tuesday. Actor Andy Lau and directors Peter Chan, Gordon Chan, Derek Yee and Tsui Siu-ming were also among the group's first batch of 10 members from Hong Kong, the statement said.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't been much to look at on the football field of late, but, thanks to a Nike uniform makeover, at least they'll stand out.   The Jaguars' new duds feature a sharp, angular font on jet-black jerseys with teal accents and gold trim, with a new trait unlike any other NFL team: a two-tone helmet that fades from black to gold. Jacksonville also has white- and teal-based versions of the uniform with alternating colors. In a nod to the city of Jacksonville's multiple military bases, the Jaguars' new uniforms also have a military-style patch over the heart.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By David Ng
Organizers of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York have begun charging visitors a $2 reservation fee to obtain admission passes. Visitors were previously allowed to reserve a pass for free. The official website for the memorial states  that reservations made online or by phone carry a $2 nonrefundable service fee per pass. But passes for same-day visits obtained in person at 20 Vesey Street in New York are free. The organization also states that 9/11 family members are exempt from the $2 fee. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times While the museum has yet to open, the memorial portion of the site has been open to the public since 2011.
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