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July 3, 2013 | By Tony Perry
After a more than two-year separation due to parenthood, the San Diego Zoo's resident hippopotamuses, Otis and Funani, are together again in their 150,000-gallon pool. The two were kept apart after zookeepers decided it was unwise to have Otis near the couple's calf, Adhama, born in January 2011. But on June 13, the 1869-pound Adhama, as planned, was transferred to the Los Angeles Zoo. On Tuesday, Otis (at 3,900 pounds) and Funani (a slim 3,600 pounds) were reunited in their pool.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2013 | By Tony Perry
After a more than two-year separation due to parenthood, the San Diego Zoo's resident hippopotamuses, Otis and Funani, are together again in their 150,000-gallon pool. The two were kept apart after zookeepers decided it was unwise to have Otis near the couple's calf, Adhama, born in January 2011. But on June 13, the 1869-pound Adhama, as planned, was transferred to the Los Angeles Zoo. On Tuesday, Otis (at 3,900 pounds) and Funani (a slim 3,600 pounds) were reunited in their pool.
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REAL ESTATE
October 2, 1988
Your piece on the expansion of Otis/Parsons (Sept. 11) was of special interest to me and, no doubt, to others who have been exposed to New York City's New School for Social Research. It is gratifying to know that L.A.'s art institute will maintain its academic affiliation with the New School which has consistently been in the forefront of creativity and advancement in the arts and sciences. It is no wonder that Otis/Parsons attracts students throughout the world and encourages international give and take.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The 100-year-old Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County knows how to make an entrance. On Saturday night, following a black-tie dinner to celebrate its centennial, the museum lifted the curtain on its brand-new entrance, the Otis Booth Pavilion. The $13-million structure is a six-story-high, multimedia-infused glass cube that's now home to the museum's famous fin-whale skeleton, which hangs in a diving position from the ceiling. Until now, the building has been under wraps, with mystery mounting as to what shape it was taking under its tightly fitted white tent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2009 | By Lance Pugmire
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced in court Wednesday that it will not seek a retrial of former Compton Dominguez High School boys' basketball coach Russell Otis on a felony charge of meeting a minor for a lewd purpose. A Compton jury last month deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of convicting Otis on the charge, which would have left the ex-coach facing up to a three-year prison sentence. Prosecutors alleged that Otis had met a former member of his 2008 CIF Southern Section-championship team at the player's home and offered the then-16-year-old boy $1,500 in cash if he'd let the coach sexually arouse him. The two holdout jurors said there wasn't enough evidence presented to prove Otis actually visited the boy's home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1991
Speaking of sexist terms, boycott should definitely be peoplecott. OTIS H. WADE Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1986
Now I do think the Board of Supervisors should agree to change the name of the beautiful North Outfall Sewer to the Pete Schabarum Outfall Sewer. OTIS WADE Los Angeles
NEWS
May 7, 1990
William Goodan, a private financier and grandson of former Los Angeles Times Publisher Harry Chandler, died at his home early Sunday in Pasadena. He was 70. A native of Los Angeles, Goodan was vice president and director of Chandis Securities Co., a privatelyheld firm that oversees the Chandler and Otis family investments and holdings. He was a graduate of Stanford University. His parents were the late Roger and May Chandler Goodan.
REAL ESTATE
December 12, 2004 | Ruth Ryon, Special to The Times
Actor Noah Wyle has sold his Los Feliz home for close to its $3.8-million asking price. The buyer was Robert Richardson, who won an Oscar in 1991 for best cinematography for "JFK." The house, which actor Tim Curry also once owned, is a restored Spanish colonial estate. It is on about 1.5 acres of lush grounds and has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in slightly more than 4,000 square feet. The home has hand-carved, hand-stenciled ceilings, a pool, an amphitheater, waterfalls and fountains.
SPORTS
March 19, 2009 | Lance Pugmire, Staff and Wire Reports
Russell Otis was charged with four more felony counts Wednesday as the Los Angeles district attorney's office broadened the scope of its case against the Compton Dominguez High boys' basketball coach, who is on leave. The new counts allege that Otis misappropriated a $15,000 check from Nike to the Compton Unified School District, depositing the money into his personal bank account in November 2007.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
Otis College of Art and Design added a new element to the mix for its 31st annual scholarship benefit and fashion show Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton -- an honor called the Style Icon Award, which was presented to Sally Perrin, L.A.-based creative director of luxury leather goods brand  Perrin Paris . The inaugural award was presented by costume designer Bob Mackie (one of this year's senior design mentors) who noted: "Personal style has no age or social status, and can exist anywhere in life.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Below are a few choice Spring releases that have been getting high-volume rotation on the stereo of one particular Volvo rolling the streets of Los Angeles. Bleached, "Ride Your Heart" (Dead Oceans) The two sisters who co-founded Bleached first earned ears in Mika Miko, the incendiary punk band whose sweaty nights at the downtown L.A. club the Smell in the mid-00s helped solidify a small movement. As Bleached, Jennifer and Jessica Clavin have calmed a bit and have a new appreciation for texture, harmony and restraint.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Sometimes things fall apart. It's an unfortunate part of the deal. Just because music happens doesn't always mean it happens right, on schedule or as planned. Feedback happens. Budding genius is quashed by forces outside of one's control. Unfortunately, Shuggie Otis at the Echoplex on Wednesday never really got going. Even if the efforts were often valiant, a bum amp and an uncertain performance hobbled the underground soul legend's return. The hurdles proved so obstructive that at one point he stopped playing a song midway through as the band was trying to build momentum and said, "If this show don't start now I'm outta here.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
A new report on Los Angeles' creative economy shows the entertainment industry emerging from its recession-induced slump, with modest job gains in 2011 hinting at the early stages of a recovery. The entertainment industry employed about 120,400 people in Los Angeles County last year -- off about 7% from the peak in 2006, but an improvement over 2010, according to the Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region released Tuesday. Motion picture and video production accounted for the greatest number of job losses in the entertainment sector from 2006 to 2011.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Otis Williams, co-founder of the R&B/soul group the Temptations, has listed his Woodland Hills home for sale at $849,000. The gated Mediterranean-style home, built in 1989, features a two-story living room, three fireplaces, a billiards room, an office, four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. There are about 3,600 square feet of living space in two stories. Williams, who will turn 71 on Oct. 30, is a singer, songwriter and record producer. The baritone is the last surviving member of the original Temptations lineup and has continued to tour.
SPORTS
May 22, 2012 | Tribune staff
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the Orlando Magic's firing of Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times Orlando's management has a hilarious history of mis-hires and misfires (Chuck Daly? Billy Donovan?), but the move to sweep aside both Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith should be filed under “gutless.” They will regret it, too, when Dwight Howard, who's the puppeteer behind these sackings and has the Magic obeying his every whim, ditches Orlando for Brooklyn or Los Angeles or elsewhere.
SPORTS
March 18, 2009 | Lance Pugmire, Staff and Wire Reports
Russell Otis, the coach who built Compton Dominguez High into one of the state's top boys' basketball programs, has been charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney with two counts related to unwanted sexual advances on a male former student. The charges "stem from text messages to a male under 18," district attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison said. Otis, 46, was arrested this month and released on $75,000 bail.
NEWS
August 25, 2005 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
SOMEWHERE between a dorm-room poster of Monet's waterlilies and the Robert Rauschenberg painting owned by Eli Broad is another level -- the beginnings of an art collection that can be built by anyone with a few grand to spend.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2012 | By Leah Ollman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As exhibition titles go, "Meticulosity" is more of a speed bump than an open door or clearly marked path. The term looks familiar but sounds odd. It compels us to slow down, proceed with care. "We tried to stake out a word that's not commonly used, so people wouldn't bring a fixed meaning to it," explains writer and independent curator John David O'Brien, who organized the group show at Otis College of Art and Design's Ben Maltz Gallery with director Meg Linton. "Meticulosity" is an antiquated term for "scrupulousness," with origins in the Latin root for "fearful" -- a nod, write the curators in their manifesto-like catalog essay, to the urgency and meaning that are at stake in the art they've gathered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the Memphis Horns. Jackson tearfully acknowledged the music industry accolade for the hundreds of recordings that he and Love made in Memphis and elsewhere. They had backed such R&B and soul music greats as Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett, and rock, pop and country luminaries that included Elvis Presley, U2, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Robert Cray and James Taylor.
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