September 17, 2012 |
Officials evacuated Louisiana State University on Monday after yet another bomb threat forced students to leave a campus. A caller phoned in a vague threat to 911 that was received by the East Baton Rouge Parish emergency center at 10:32 a.m., university spokesperson Kristine Calongne told the Los Angeles Times. University officials blasted out an evacuation notice on social media platforms a little over an hour later, at 11:37 a.m. By Monday evening, law enforcement officials were allowing students to return to dorms and some other facilities while continuing to inspect the rest of the campus.
September 17, 2012 |
A new study has found a link between teenage sexual activity and "sexting" -- using cellphone devices to send sexually suggestive or explicit messages and photos. In short, teens who "sext" are seven times more likely to have sex. The study polled more than 1,800 Los Angeles high school-age students. Of those polled, 15% acknowledged sexting, and 54% reported knowing someone who had sent a sext. Why is that second figure relevant? Because the study found that "knowing someone who sexted was strongly associated with an individual's own sexting behavior.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1986 |
The migration to Pasadena has already begun. The hardy souls are staking out positions along Colorado Boulevard in anticipation of Thursday's edition of the traditional New Year's parade. But there is one way to tell the connoisseurs from the dilettantes, said Fred W. Soldwedel, president of the 98th Tournament of Roses. They are the ones on the south side of Colorado. Soldwedel, who has personally sampled the last 27 parades, explained: "First of all, you want to get a good vantage point.
June 30, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. After 35 days of house arrest, Lindsay Lohan ditches the ankle bracelet and is free. Let the probation begin. ( Los Angeles Times ) Someone won "The Voice" finale. If you read this, you'll know who. ( Los Angeles Times ) The third "Transformers" flick opens strong at the box office, though not as strong as the second film did. ( Los Angeles Times ) Justin Timberlake gets a piece of recently sold Myspace.
September 30, 1990 |
The titles of these two books--"Freedom in Exile," a simple and powerful autobiography by the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, and "My Tibet," a sumptuous and touching glimpse of his country and people--are themselves simple, powerful and quite disarming. They are also quite paradoxical. Exile, after all, seems a sort of inverted imprisonment in which one is held captive by exclusion. So long as one is exiled, how can one be free? Similarly, since the Dalai Lama has been excluded from his rightful rule by an army of occupation, can he really call the land his own?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1988
My growing annoyance about pandas reached a peak when I saw how much space you allotted to those dopey beasts (editorial, "Too Much Love," June 14). Look, they don't want to procreate. They only eat a particular species of bamboo that itself is endangered; furthermore, I understand they're really not very nice. Support butterflies instead. Remember how many there were when you were kids. They're pretty, they don't take up much space and they're free. The best part of your editorial was the information that the Chinese are charging $500,000 to rent one--for only six months!
September 24, 2013 |
What's cuter than a panda cub? Fourteen cubs sharing an oversized crib at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China. Researchers wearing blue surgical gowns, hairnets and face masks presented the furry cubs to the world Tuesday as they gave an update on the recent panda baby boom. A total of 20 cubs were born to pandas from the research base between July 10 and Aug. 30, according to Huang Xiangming, chief of the animal management division there. Seventeen of those cubs are still alive, Huang told the China Daily newspaper.
June 27, 1985 |
The smaller of the panda twins born here this week died early today. Zoo employees had taken turns holding the panda, which was ignored by its mother, Ying-Ying, when it was born Tuesday afternoon.
September 4, 1988 |
"Panda fever" hit town Friday as a giant panda arrived for a three-month stay at the Cincinnati Zoo. "The giant panda is a superstar," zoo director Ed Maruska said. "It's the most important animal we've ever had here." Zoo attendance, usually about 200,000 in September, October and November, is expected to reach about 500,000 over the next three months because of the panda. The panda, on loan from the London Zoo, will stay through Nov. 30.