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July 21, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Will Oliver has the perfect name for the lead character in his own adventure novel. The story revolves around a 17-year-old boy who entered high school wanting to try everything, and he has followed his intrepid spirit so passionately that his football coach at North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake, Vic Eumont, says "the kid is amazing." There's only 24 hours in a day, but Oliver finds ways — and time — to live his life beyond the most imaginative of teenage audacity.
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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1986 | John Spano
Superior Court Judge Jerrold S. Oliver has been named judge of the year by the California Trial Lawyers Assn. Oliver, 60, is supervising judge of the civil jury panel of the Superior Court. The association presents the award each year to recognize outstanding service by a trial judge, said Gary M. Paul, chairman of the association's state convention, which runs Thursday through Sunday at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. Oliver of La Habra is a 1956 graduate of the USC Law School.
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.
SPORTS
March 24, 1985 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
Normally, the word location belongs to the lexicon of the pitcher. It is in the interests of location that here at Dodgertown, pitchers work at the "Strings," roped-off areas that leave no doubt where the strike zone is. But Al Oliver has made location a hitter's term, too. He has an 11-game hitting streak, and his two hits Saturday in the Dodgers' 5-1 loss to Baltimore raised his average to .425. Oliver says he has usually hit this way but that the difference this spring is location.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1998 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Youth Theatre's big, ambitious production of Lionel Bart's "Oliver!," at Pan Pacific Park, presented by Plaza Entertainment, had its ups and downs at last weekend's gala opening. Among the downs: a sound system that crackled and faded in and out for a time and unwieldy set changes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vanessa Mudd, widow of multimillionaire Henry T. Mudd, testified Thursday in Superior Court that she telephoned one of her husband's many mistresses and left a message asking how the mistress could take legal action against her husband when he had been so kind to her. The widow said she protested that her husband cried when he heard of the action. "I also said I hoped she never got a decent night's sleep for as long as she lived," Vanessa Mudd said, her voice breaking with emotion.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1986
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Daniel Oliver charged that government rules are the principal antagonist to competition, which he termed "one of the linchpins of a free society." In general, Oliver said, competition is the best way to allocate society's resources for maximum consumer welfare. Restraints on competition misallocate resources, he said, and the main source of such restraints is government. Oliver said he will support modifying or vacating past FTC orders that restrain
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1991
Just so no one gets any romantic notions about the guy who has been called "Fagin" because he is accused of recruiting young boys into a theft ring: Forget that lovable old rascal Fagin in the cute musical "Oliver!" In Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist," Fagin is a despicable, sleazy Semitic stereotype who is imprisoned and hanged. TOM BURNS, Acton
REAL ESTATE
July 20, 1997
For his article "Stranger Than Truth! Hey, You Could Look It Up," Lew Sichelman apparently looked up some of his facts in the wrong place. The Winchester Mystery House was built by Sarah Winchester, but she was not married to Oliver Winchester (my great-great- great-grandfather); she was married to his son, William. Also, our family genealogy states that Oliver died in December of 1880 (not 1886) and William died two months after his father. CHARLES WINCHESTER HOBLITZELLE Los Angeles
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEWS
February 14, 1992
As a Democrat, I have had a hard time deciding which candidate to support. After reading the profile on Hillary Clinton ("Toughing It Out," January 29), my mind is made up. Hillary Clinton for President. FLOYD A. OLIVER Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1992
The picture (July 11) of Clinton and Al Gore jogging together reminded me of two bookends because of their similarity in age, height and size. The symbolism is apt because they may be the best-educated running mates in the history of presidential politics. FLOYD A. OLIVER Los Angeles
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Ryan R. Oliver shot this photo of a serene stork sitting on the foggy Salton Sea on Sunday. He used an Olympus E-M5.  Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
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