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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1987
Suddenly there are three Olivers--North, Stone and Tambo--who are center stage in the news! The name comes from the Latin, "the olive, signifying peace." In ancient Greece and Rome, the winners of contests were crowned with olive leaves in token of victory and peace. In biblical legend, the dove brought an olive branch to Noah in the ark to report peace after storm. Oliver became one of the great romance names of the Middle Ages, the name of knights and cavaliers. In the north, the name of saints and kings.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
John Oliver admirers, take note: HBO has finally confirmed the title and launch date of the former "Daily Show" correspondent's new show. "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will make its debut April 27 at 11 p.m. PDT. The series, which was announced last November, takes a satirical look at the week in news -- sort of similar to the mimicking his former boss Jon Stewart is known for, but not exactly, Oliver stressed when addressing reporters in...
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FOOD
May 26, 2011
  Olive and rosemary focaccia Total time: 1½ hours, plus cooling time Serves: Makes 1 focaccia; each focaccia yields 8 slices. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of chef Nancy Silverton's recipes for the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, please share your photos of the finished dish so we can showcase them on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload your photos here. 1 risen focaccia dough 2 ounces low-moisture mozzarella, cut into generous ½-inch cubes 40 pitted Ascolana olives (or another large pitted green olive)
BUSINESS
January 25, 2014 | By David Pierson
ARTOIS, Calif. - Nestled in a corner of the Sacramento Valley known for its rice, almonds and walnuts, densely packed rows of manicured olive trees stretch toward the horizon. This 1,700-acre spread is the domain of California Olive Ranch, an upstart company with big ambitions. The U.S. is the world's No. 3 consumer of olive oil, drizzling 293,000 metric tons of the stuff over salads and pizzas last year. Yet almost every drop was produced overseas in countries including Spain, Italy and Greece.
FOOD
March 4, 2010
Pork belly confited in olive oil Total time: About 3 hours Servings: Makes about 1 quart, enough for 18 to 20 servings Note: Adapted from a recipe by Jim Drohman in "Charcuterie" by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn. 3 to 4 pounds pork belly 10 grams black peppercorns (about 3 1/4 teaspoons) 3 grams ground cinnamon (about 1 teaspoon) 1 gram whole cloves (about 10) 1/2 gram whole allspice (about 6) 2 bay leaves 1 ounce salt (about 4 teaspoons)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2000
Re "Olive Harvest Becomes a Palestinian Casualty," Nov. 25: How horrifying to read that the Israeli Army and Israeli settlers of illegally occupied territories are conspiring to destroy the olive crop in the Palestinian West Bank. Plainly, this is yet another facet of Israel's strategy to destroy by any means possible those who would obstruct, even if only by their very existence, Israel's five-decade-long expansionist campaign. Keeping indigenous Palestinians confined to Israel-created ghettos no longer seems to be sufficient; now their livelihood must be taken away as well, presumably leaving these poor people to starve.
NEWS
October 12, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES -- Olive View- UCLA Medical Center put critically ill babies at risk when the county facility continued to care for the infants despite lacking the staff to do so, according to a report released this month by state investigators. Investigators from the California Department of Public Health found that Olive View did not have enough neonatologists or staff to treat babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, according to the report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services after a public records request by The Times.
FOOD
April 29, 2010 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: I ordered the warm quinoa salad at Fig Restaurant in Santa Monica a couple months ago during DineLA and haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. I would love to have the recipe. Please help! Thuy Hua Los Angeles Dear Thuy: Fig Restaurant was happy to share its recipe for this warm, colorful salad, which we've adapted below. Warm quinoa salad Total time: About 1 hour Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from Fig Restaurant.
NEWS
May 2, 2008
Third & Olive: In Thursday's The Guide section, an article about Third & Olive restaurant misspelled the name of the wine glass company Riedel as Reidel.
FOOD
March 10, 2012
Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 1 cup fresh bread crumbs 2 cloves garlic, split in half lengthwise 1 teaspoon lemon zest Olive oil Salt 1 pound kale 4 teaspoons lemon juice 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated or shaved with a vegetable peeler 1. Toast the bread crumbs: Combine them in a small saucepan with the garlic, lemon zest and 3 tablespoons olive oil. Stir to coat well....
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
John Oliver would like nothing more than to watch Sarah Palin "spoon little flakes of cornflakes into a bowl. " Told that the doyenne of far-right Republican politics would be hosting a media breakfast at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena as part of the Television Critics Assn. media tour, Oliver said he was seriously considering staying the night. "Sarah Palin at a breakfast bar, I think my life could just be over at that point," he said. "There is a significant voice in my head that says, 'Check in and go to breakfast.' I'm sure she does a heavy breakfast with loads of moose-based bagels.
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Forget about all the butter we Americans are supposed to be consuming, I'm deep into olive oil practically every meal, lavishing a slab of grilled country bread with the intensely fruity Tuscan oil and sopping up every bit of the remains on my plate. This is from my annual shipment of olio nuovo (new oil) from the Rare Wine Co. in Sonoma. The color is an iridescent jade-chartreuse,  gorgeous to behold. This is olive oil more as food than condiment. I float a thread on winter minestrone or pasta fagioli, eat halved avocados with a drizzle of the oil, dip artichoke leaves in a little dish of olio nuovo . I get my fix every year from the Rare Wine Co., which has been bringing in a selection of new oils from Tuscany for almost 20 years now. This year, after tasting the new oils in November, Rare Wine founder Mannie Berk chose oils from half a dozen wine estates in Tuscany.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's a rare thing to see a comedian get turned into a blubbering mess of tears on national TV, but that's exactly what happened Thursday night as "The Daily Show" bid farewell to one of their own. Longtime correspondent (and recent fill-in host) John Oliver left the show this week to start his own comedy show on HBO. And as a way of sending him off in style, Stewart faked Oliver into thinking he was doing a comedy bit on nuts left around Buckingham Palace for the queen to snack on and then pulled a switcheroo and presented him with a "greatest hits" tribute.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Darden Restaurants Inc. said it would separate itself from its Red Lobster business while halting expansion at Olive Garden and stopping acquisitions “for the foreseeable future.” Orlando, Fla.-based Darden has struggled recently along with the rest of the casual dining sector as price-conscious consumers moved into the cheaper fast-casual tier that includes chains such as Smashburger and Panera. Darden said the Red Lobster move may take the form of a tax-free spinoff to shareholders or an outright sale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Police said seven people were shot and wounded in East Oakland in a barrage of gunfire Monday evening. An Oakland police officer said the report of a shooting came in just after 6 p.m. in the area of 96th and Olive streets in East Oakland. The victims' ages and names, along with the severity of their wounds, were not clear -- nor was the circumstance of the shooting, which occurred near Verdese Carter Park.  The Oakland Tribune reported that the gunfire extended across three blocks and that, apart from the scene at 96th and Olive, there was another shooting scene not far away at 94th Avenue and Sunnyside Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
It's easy to see why anyone would want to leave a group home for the mentally ill. Surrounded by unstable personalities, subject to the harshness of institutional life and overseen by a rotating cast of condescending physicians, a nervous and kind but formerly violent patient named Jack (an excellent Gbenga Akinnagbe) attempts to rebuild his life by making a transition from his clinical residence to a place of his own. The great achievement in writer-director Jono Oliver's poignant, superb debut, "Home," lies in the balance between the film's empathy for those like Jack who seek independence and its compassion for others who may need care indefinitely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1988
Great. Drug-policing duties to the military. Next I'll worry about getting pulled over for a traffic citation by MPs in an olive-drab Jeep. JAMES D. REAGAN Downey
OPINION
July 10, 2003
"Signs, Maps to Guide Downtown Visitors" (July 7) reminded me of a poem that my mother learned when she was young to help remember the order of downtown streets. "From Broadway we climb the Hill to Olive. We have a Grand Hope to pick Flowers on Figueroa." Perhaps a little poetry on the directional signs would help too. Sharon Gehl San Diego
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
  After the coffee. Before figuring out this whole life thing. The Skinny: Thursday I worked from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:10 p.m. and unfortunately I won't be able to mail it in today. But to paraphrase Hyman Roth, this is the life I have chosen. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview and Comcast's plans to sell movies through its cable boxes. Also, John Oliver is jumping from Comedy Central to HBO. Daily Dose: On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission clarified its rules on foreign ownership of broadcast television and radio properties.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Robert Abele
While Diana, Princess of Wales, was living life as the World's Most Famous Woman, happiness was an elusive pursuit: a nagging struggle between a thirst for privacy and a need for affirming public recognition. That the new film "Diana," based on Kate Snell's book about Diana's two-year secret romance with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, has met with contemptuous reception in Britain only shows that the late royal belongs more to the people she touched and inspired than any one film could hope to dramatize.
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