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January 6, 1985 | Associated Press
China issued a new commemorative stamp for the Year of the Ox on Saturday, but before it reached any mailboxes, its value soared as speculators looked for a quick profit. Thousands of Peking collectors formed long lines in subfreezing weather hoping to buy the colorful 0.08-yuan (almost 3-cent) stamp, which depicts a beefy ox with raised horns. Some of those who reached the counter before the stamps were sold out sought to resell the commemoratives at five times the cover price.
August 19, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, now has 10,000 reasons to to get health insurance, too. At least that's the latest pitch from state officials launching a campaign to enroll about 1 million residents in healthcare coverage when its state-run insurance marketplace goes live Oct. 1. The state has enlisted Minnesotan folklore icons -- lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his trusty sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox -- as the face of its marketing campaign to...
March 11, 1986
The American medical community raises eyebrows at Dr. Christiaan Barnard's making a fool of himself huckstering youth creams. Strange. I haven't heard a single comment about the many actors implying their medical expertise with such statements as, "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV." If it's a case of whose ox is getting gored, the American public is getting to have one gored ox! We have enough fools in TV sitcoms without continuing to allow this kind of impersonation, by actors and professionals, as "experts."
April 13, 2013
Re "Obama's entitlement gambit," Opinion, April 10 The current calculation used to determine adjustments to Social Security benefits is based on the cost of living for an urban worker, not a senior. Therefore, it doesn't account for the greater percentage of income the average senior spends on healthcare. Because the cost of healthcare rises faster than other necessities, even the current formula does not adequately protect seniors from inflation. Switching to the "chained CPI" to determine payouts, as President Obama proposed to do in his 2014 budget, would only make a bad situation worse.
July 22, 1990
In her July 15 letter, Joy Rackemann criticized the letter writer who pointed out that there are no African-Americans in movies that certain directors make. Said Rackemann: "Don't take it so seriously. It's only movies." What is or is not to be taken seriously depends upon whose ox is being gored. Would Rackemann have told Rosa Parks, "It's only a bus ride"? RICHARD W. HECHT Santa Monica
July 11, 1989
The maunderings of Del Olmo seem to be getting more and more shrill these days, but one must admire his footwork in his latest column as he does a wondrous two-step around the First Amendment to find a way to condemn a UCLA student's film. If he thinks he can thus remain true to his belief in free expression, he should think again. As always, it comes down to whose ox is being gored, and Del Olmo leaves no doubt on this score. Since he views this as a Latino ox that is being gored, he sees nothing wrong with suspending the First Amendment.
October 24, 1996 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Mighty Duck defenseman Nikolai Tsulygin made his NHL debut Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers--two or three years later than expected. Jason Marshall, Tsulygin's defense partner, understands. Marshall was drafted ninth overall in 1989 by St. Louis. Six years later, he had played only three NHL games before becoming a regular with the Ducks late last season. "I think especially in the NHL, where kids are drafted around 18 years old, for myself I was really young," Marshall said.
February 21, 1993
In response to "Rush and Larry, Coast to Coast: This Is Not Democracy in Action," Commentary, Feb. 12: It is obvious that Dartmouth College environmental professor Donella Meadows' ox has been gored by Rush Limbaugh. She responds by calling him a pompous hatemonger, and his listeners uneducated. My daughter recently attended Dartmouth, where I visited her, and sat in on some classes. One would learn more about both democracy and traditional school subjects listening to Rush than attending Dartmouth classes.
July 20, 2009
Re "Lawmakers get the word: Reform or be reformed," July 14 Your article didn't mention the reformist organization that doesn't call for higher taxes or lower taxes or less spending or that demands that someone else's ox is gored. That organization is Honor in Office. This organization simply says, "If you're going to vote for something, read it first." When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. How can politicians represent their constituents if they don't bother to read legislative proposals before voting?
February 3, 1985 | Jody Jacobs
Major supporters of the Music Center's Unified Fund will get a chance to meet and chat with Peter Hemmings, the recently appointed executive director of the Music Center Opera Assn., over drinks and hors d'oeuvres Tuesday in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's The Founders.
January 24, 2013
The indie-rap label Def Jux is having a bit of a revivalist moment since its lamented 2010 hiatus, with label boss El-P's crossover success in mainstream and hipster circles. So now's an excellent time to get thee to a reunion of Cannibal Ox, another stalwart of the label known for its noisy sonics and blistering mike work. The Roxy, 9009 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 8 p.m. Thu. $15. .
November 3, 2012 | Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
It is 10 in the evening, West Hollywood has just begun to ramp up into the night and three dozen people are lined up outside Laurel Hardware, the fashionable restaurant of the moment. It is the weekend before Halloween, which means bits of the usual sorts of costumes are on the boulevard: size 13 heels and ragged scraps of lace, kitten ears and satin bow ties. A woman saunters up to the restaurant, bouffant freshly blond, wrapped in what looks like a replica of a Mead three-ring notebook.
June 23, 2012
A Little Tokyo gastropub has a new chef, Perfecto Rocher, who has a few tricks up his sleeve, including a remarkable paella. Location : 241 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, (213) 626-5299; Prices : Snacks and small plates, $6-$16; larger plates, $15-$28; desserts, $8. Details: Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; brunch, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; dinner, 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
June 22, 2012 | By Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
Andoni Luis Aduriz, the chef of Mugaritz, in the countryside outside San Sebastian, Spain, may be the closest thing to a pure artist in the restaurant world today. He encases potatoes in thin coats of ceramic so his customers can experience the sensation of biting into a stone. He drives dark-chocolate nails into scoops of sorbet. He smears fish eggs on sheets of edible plastic or curls of edible construction paper. He even has a manifesto: "You don't have to like something to like it. " But in the food world, Aduriz is perhaps better known for his mastery of the slow-poached egg, a variation of the Japanese onsen egg cooked for nearly an hour in a water bath at precisely 62.5 degrees Celsius (144.5 degrees Fahrenheit)
May 1, 2011 | Monte Morin
Freestyle motocross racer Jeff 'Ox' Kargola of San Clemente died Friday from injuries sustained during a punishing, 1,300-mile adventure ride through Mexico's Baja Peninsula, according to event sponsors. Kargola was 27. Kargola crashed during the second day of the Desert Assassins' 2011 Rip to the Tip desert motocross event -- an eight-day contest among 30 dirt-bike racers who cross mountains, beaches and desert between the border city of Mexicali and Cabo San Lucas. "Jeff was attended to by medical personnel on site and was transported via helicopter to the San Felipe hospital where he passed away due to his injuries," read an event statement.
December 30, 2010
  Downtown's Lazy Ox Canteen isn't a fancy place. In fact, for the first couple of months it was open, there wasn't even a sign out front. But chef Josef Centeno really knows how to cook soul-satisfying food. Nothing exemplifies that better than his rice pudding. It's a thoroughly grown-up take on the nursery treat. Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila raved: "It's dreamy, with sides of whipped cream and a deep caramel sauce, and definitely big enough to share. " That it is. The recipe is a bit involved ?
April 16, 1987 | JONATHAN KIRSCH
Escape From Death Valley: As Told by William Lewis Manly and Other '49ers, edited by LeRoy and Jean Johnson (University of Nevada Press: $14.95, paperback; $25, hardcover) The saga of William Lewis Manly and the rescue of the Bennett-Arcan wagon train is one of the most stirring (if seldom-told) stories in the history of the West and the literature of survival.
September 17, 1995 | Kevin Thomas
This flawless 1991 Swedish film of strength and calm marks the solo directorial debut of cinematographer Sven Nykvist. It centers on the dire consequences facing a young tenant farmer (Stellan Skarsgard) after he slays an ox belonging to his employer in order to feed his starving family. Oscar-nominated for best foreign film, it is a study of the psychology of guilt and a period piece depicting hardship amid the most beautiful of settings.
July 1, 2010 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
I've only had rice pudding in college dining halls 10-plus years ago and was never a fan. But last night I had the rice pudding at Lazy Ox Canteen; I think my knees went weak. Could you help me get this recipe? I have been thinking about it for 12 hours straight. Elizabeth Kim Los Angeles I'm not a big dessert person, but I recently tasted a heavenly dessert at a fairly new restaurant in L.A. called Lazy Ox Canteen. It was their only dessert at lunch, and it was some type of a rice pudding.
December 21, 2009
The Lazy Ox Canteen Where: 241 S. San Pedro St. (between 2nd and 3rd streets), Los Angeles. When: Open 5 p.m. to midnight daily. Lunch coming soon. Price: Appetizers, $4 to $7; salads, $9 to $12; pasta and grain, $10 to $13; vegetables, $6 to $8; mains, $18 to $23; desserts, $7. Contact: (213)626-5299;
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