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May 2, 2004
Mary McNamara means well, increasing our consciousness about living in Los Angeles, and sometimes raising our consciousness as with "When Gay Lost Its Outre" [April 25]. However, I take issue with her theory, supported by the gay men she interviewed, that gay assimilation and acceptance through shows like "Queer Eye ... " and "Will & Grace" have rid us of the sexual outlaw and the creativity and brashness that living on the fringe of society brings. Had she interviewed even one lesbian, or better yet, one butch lesbian, she would have discovered that the queer sexual outlaw is alive and well!
April 14, 2014 | By Doyle McManus
A few months ago, I wrote that it was wrong to try to classify Edward Snowden as either a whistle-blower or a traitor, because he's a bit of each. Only now he's a whistle-blowing outlaw with a Pulitzer Prize to his name. Formally, of course, the prize went to the newspapers that published articles based on Snowden's massive data leak, the Washington Post and the Guardian. They don't give the Pulitzer Prize to sources. But the Pulitzer board members, a gilt-edged group drawn from such institutions as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Columbia University, knew they were giving Snowden a signal honor too. Were they right?
June 10, 2005
Re "Journeyman in a Fight for His Life," June 4: I have always considered the sport of boxing barbaric, disgusting and utterly hypocritical. How can we tell our children that the use of physical violence is morally wrong when fighters are paid to viciously beat one another to unconsciousness as others sit by reveling in vicarious bloodlust? Anywhere but in the ring this would be a crime. There is no place in a civilized society for this cruel and shameful practice, and we owe it to our children to outlaw it for once and for all. Chris Nicholas Lake Balboa
March 27, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
In spite of what the tabloidy typography in the title sequence might suggest, "Rob the Mob" skims over the lifted-from-the-headlines exploits of an outlaw couple and gleans a humanist drama steeped in sentimentality. Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda star as Tommy and Rosie Uva, real-life lovebirds who held up a series of mob social clubs in the early 1990s after learning from the John Gotti trial that the bling-adorned clientele was customarily unarmed. Director Raymond De Felitta, who, finally scoring a sleeper breakout in 2009 with "City Island," resumes painting New York in nostalgia in this film, much as he did in "Two Family House" (2000)
May 16, 2010 | By Dennis Lim, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Often called Japan's greatest living filmmaker, Nagisa Oshima, now 78, kept up a furious pace through the first half of his career, cranking out 18 films in 14 years. But he has been far less prolific since the early 1970s, and his international reputation has gone into partial eclipse. A significant portion of his work was never released on video in the States, and much of it went largely unscreened until a recent retrospective that toured North American art houses. "Oshima's Outlaw Sixties," a five-film boxed set out this week from Eclipse, Criterion's mid-price line, is an essential corrective (and includes a couple of titles, "Violence at Noon" and "Three Resurrected Drunkards," that should be world-cinema landmarks)
February 24, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Travis Outlaw's debut with the Clippers was emblematic of his career in Portland. Only a few minutes after entering the game Monday night, the small forward made a 22-foot jumper. He followed with a pair of three-point baskets in the second quarter to give the Clippers a 13-point lead during an eventual 98-94 victory over Charlotte. His final line: 10 points on four-for-six shooting and one rebound in 15 minutes. "It felt pretty good," Outlaw said Tuesday. "There's a lot more tweaking to my game, and I'm hoping as the season goes on I can quickly make the adjustments."
September 1, 1991
Betsy Bates' article on the effects of graffiti ("Getting Graffiti Off the Wall," July 28) failed to mention the solution. Graffiti is an expensive embarrassment and is growing exponentially to epidemic proportions. The annual $150 million remediation cost quoted in the article is merely Band-Aiding a cancerous growth. Painting over the damage doesn't stop it. As a property owner in Los Angeles, I too am sick and tired of being victimized. Taggers are addicts: addicted to self-aggrandizement in a perverse and destructive form.
February 17, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
A day after their coach acknowledged they were out of the playoffs, the Clippers on Tuesday traded veteran Marcus Camby to Portland for guard Steve Blake, forward Travis Outlaw and $1.5 million in cash. The Clippers were willing to part with one of the NBA's top rebounders and defenders, General Manager Mike Dunleavy said, so they could acquire two younger players while giving more minutes to forwards Craig Smith and DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers also waived reserve guard Ricky Davis to clear a roster spot.
January 17, 1997
How about an initiative to outlaw initiatives? Then we could use our energy to pressure legislators to do their job. DAN CHASMAN Laguna Hills
July 27, 1997
If in the name of noise suppression we can outlaw leaf blowers, maybe we can also do something about those noisy guns that blow people away. MACY BAUM Los Angeles
February 24, 2014 | By David Zahniser
A Los Angeles City Council panel on Monday endorsed an array of restrictions on e-cigarettes that would prohibit the vapor-emitting devices from being used in most workplaces and a number of public spaces. The proposed ordinance, now heading to the full City Council, would treat e-cigarettes like conventional cigarettes, outlawing their use in parks, on city beaches, in restaurant outdoor dining areas and at city-sponsored farmers markets. Lawmakers acted after Jonathan Fielding, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, said e-cigarettes threaten to make smoking socially acceptable after years of advocacy to discourage the habit.
February 14, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
California could become the next state to restrict the publishing of jail booking photos by websites for commercial purposes. State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) on Friday introduced legislation that would outlaw websites that publish mug shots and arrest records and charge money to remove them.  The bill would not restrict the distribution of mug shots and arrest records to media outlets and interested individuals. Mug shot publishing websites are part of a growing cottage industry ; the sites make money reminding people of their run-ins with the law. They operate legally, but several lawsuits have been filed in at least three states alleging that the practice of charging people to remove records from the sites is tantamount to extortion.
February 7, 2014 | By Jennifer Gratz
Much progress has been made in the fight for equal treatment under the law for all people. Unfortunately, California politicians are actively working to ensure that the state reverts to policies that treat people differently based on skin color or ethnic identity - policies that were rejected by voters more than 17 years ago. In 1996, California voters outlawed the use of racial preferences in state institutions by overwhelmingly passing Proposition 209....
January 15, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
Call it the proposed Spoiled Brat Law. Last month, after a 16-year-old Texas boy said to be suffering from “affluenza” was sentenced to rehab instead of prison for killing four people and maiming two others in a drunk-driving crash, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto wondered whether an attorney could raise the same kind of defense in this state. As he discovered, there was nothing to prevent it. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Democrat introduced a bill -- possibly the first in the country -- that would prohibit attorneys from invoking “affluenza” as a defense at trial or as a mitigating factor for sentencing.
January 9, 2014 | By Jonathan Zimmerman
In 1975, Nebraska Sen. Roman Hruska warned a congressional hearing that college football was in mortal danger. The threat came from Title IX, the 1972 measure that outlawed sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance. To comply with the law, Hruska feared, colleges would have to equalize athletic budgets for male and female sports, and the only way to do that would be to raid the football budget. "Are we going to let Title IX kill the goose that lays the golden eggs in those colleges and universities with a major revenue-producing sport?"
November 10, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - Lots of gun rumblings. The blood keeps spilling. And the carnage spreads. Start with the LAX shootings. The gun used by the government-hater to kill a checkpoint screener and wound three others? It was the type of firearm that would have been banned from the California market under legislation vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Not that it would have mattered for Gerardo Hernandez, 39, the TSA agent who was murdered. The bill would not have taken effect until Jan. 1. And Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, the disgruntled, alleged assassin, could have kept his semiautomatic rifle by registering it. And, yes, he also could have armed himself with a handgun and probably inflicted the same damage.
February 20, 1999
This has to be an exciting time for Clipper fans (all 16 of them). They have only 44 games left and are only six games out of first place in the division. See? They didn't need to keep Bo Outlaw or Loy Vaught. CHARLES E. SMITH, Santa Ana
July 17, 2006
Re "Drive-By Shooting Seriously Wounds Girl, 4, Playing in Her Frontyard," July 11 It's comforting to know that guns don't shoot people, people do. Maybe we should outlaw people. BARRY H. DAVIS Agoura Hills
November 6, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday to outlaw tax deductions by companies for penalties paid as part of government settlements, responding to concerns that JPMorgan Chase & Co. could end up with a huge write-off if it settles civil investigations with the Justice Department over mortgage bonds. Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said they wanted to close a loophole that allows companies to "reap tax benefits" for payments made to settle allegations of "illegal corporate behavior.
October 24, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain. Voting unanimously, the council asked the city attorney's office to prepare an ordinance outlawing the use of the bullhook, a sharp-tipped tool used to train and keep elephants under control. Baseball bats, ax handles, pitchforks and other implements used on the pachyderms would also be banned.
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