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March 3, 2012 | By Jack Leonard and David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
Who says no one wants to watch paint dry? In an effort to find out how easy it is to buy YouTube views, The Times posted two identical videos of a wet streak of blue children's paint. The 1-minute 47-second videos were given similar titles with deliberately misspelled words to lower the chances they'd be found in regular searches by Web users. One was uploaded to reporter Jack Leonard's YouTube account and the other to reporter David Sarno's. The Times randomly chose a pair of websites touting quick and cheap views for any video and purchased 40,000 views for Leonard's clip.
October 3, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
When art critic Ken Johnson recently described Sol LeWitt's line drawings as something "anyone who has the instructions and access to wall space could reproduce," he could have been describing a recent LeWitt project in a Hollywood Hills kitchen.   Jack Latner's kitchen, part of our feature on the house last week, had a dynamic black and white LeWitt design that demonstrates how far a ruler, painter's tape and black paint can go toward...
July 12, 1989
A Culver City company was charged Tuesday with illegally transporting 150 gallons of waste paint to the Spadra Landfill in Pomona. Prestige Homes was scheduled to be arraigned July 28 on three violations of the health and safety code, including transporting hazardous waste and disposing of the waste. If convicted, the company could be fined up to $100,000. Deputy Dist. Atty.
October 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Playgrounds across the country are coated with hazardous lead-based paint, despite a ban in place for 18 years to protect children, said Kathleen Begala, spokeswoman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The commission tested paint from 26 playgrounds in 13 cities. Of those, 16 playgrounds in 11 cities--including Pasadena and San Francisco--had dangerously high levels of lead.
February 20, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
If you like paint, you'll like "Richard Jackson: Ain't Painting a Pain," the artist's 40-year retrospective exhibition at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach. It's awash in the stuff. Thick, brightly colored paint oozes like mortar from between thousands of canvases stacked like bricks into a kind of room-size temple, and it's smeared in rainbows that unfurl across white walls. It's shot from a pellet gun at a big drawing and out of the rear ends of carousel animals toward spinning canvases and sculptures on surrounding walls.
July 3, 1990
City and state officials Monday announced a legislative proposal calling for a ban on selling spray-paint cans to all but commercial users. Officials say the bill, being drafted by state Sen. Art Torres (D-Los Angeles), is necessary because police have been unable to arrest graffiti vandals, many of whom work in late-night teams. If the bill passes, sellers could sell spray paint to customers 18 years and older, but, beginning Jan. 1, 1991, would have to lock cans away.
January 6, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A business owner's plans to install a spray-painting booth has parents and teachers at a nearby elementary school concerned that fumes may waft onto campus. Steve Foeller, president of Quality Industrial Systems, a water dispenser refurbishing business at 2116 E. Walnut Ave., wants to add a 9-foot-tall, 13-by-14-foot booth to spray-paint his work. He is awaiting a permit from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
October 14, 1990
Caltrans' work on the Golden State Freeway is to be commended. An obvious improvement, and quite inexpensive too, would be to define the lanes, especially those approaching and under Burbank Boulevard, where a few weeks ago three people were killed in a motor home which crashed and burned. As I pass that spot after a workday, I can visualize how easily one could be confused by concrete-pour separation grooves and the indistinct white lane buttons as to exact lane lines. Please, Caltrans, put down a little white paint to make the lanes clear and distinct.
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