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October 3, 1994
Four Thai women smuggled into the United States expecting to work at factory jobs instead were forced into prostitution by a Rosemead couple to earn $35,000 to cover the fee for their passage, authorities said Sunday. Tai Pham, 23, and his wife, Suphonphan Woods, 29, were arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on suspicion of pandering after a search warrant was served on a four-bedroom house where the women were allegedly kept at gunpoint.
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OPINION
November 26, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
"I'm not a particularly ideological person," President Obama told an audience of donors in Seattle over the weekend. He added (in Reuters' words) that "pragmatism was necessary to advance the values that were important to him. " This is an old refrain of Obama's. As he said in his first inaugural, "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works. " "What works" is a cruel standard for the author of Obamacare, which may be one reason the White House has taken to scrubbing the sobriquet from its website and the president's speeches in favor of the law's official name, the Affordable Care Act. PHOTO ESSAY: Obamacare -- and 8 other bungled launches I'm tempted just to bang my spoon on my high chair about the ridiculous notion that Obama isn't "ideological.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1987
Felony pandering charges against a Woodland Hills man were dropped Friday in exchange for his testimony against a man also accused of pandering in allegedly hiring people to perform sex acts for videotapes. Under the agreement, Charles Brickman, 40, pleaded no contest in San Fernando Superior Court to one felony count of conspiracy to commit pandering. Prosecutors dropped 16 felony counts of pandering against him. Brickman agreed to testify against Thomas Ingalls, 22, of Van Nuys, Deputy Dist.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2013 | By Ying Zhu
In April, when DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg rebutted accusations of political motivations behind the company's decision to co-produce with the China Film Group an animated feature, "Tibet Code," he was telling the truth. But in September, when Sid Ganis, the former motion picture academy president who is involved in making "Transformers 4" in China, denied any self-censorship by pandering studios ("No filmmaker I know would do it that way"), he was stretching a bit. In its bumpy ride with China, Hollywood has been on a hot seat, enduring both interference from the Chinese censor and media backlash at home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1987 | From the Associated Press
A former traffic officer and call girl who wants to make an explicit movie demonstrating "safe sex" may proceed with a legal challenge to Los Angeles authorities' anti-pornography campaign, a federal appeals court has ruled. In a unanimous decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a civil rights suit filed by Norma Jean Almodovar and film maker R. N. Bullard seeking to halt the use of pandering laws against makers of adult movies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court Tuesday reinstated a civil rights lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles traffic officer-turned-call girl challenging the use of prostitution and pandering laws against pornographic film makers. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said there was room for First Amendment challenges to prosecutions under the statutes but said the federal courts should first allow the California Supreme Court to rule on the question.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1994 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reputed Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss lost her bid Friday to have pandering charges dismissed based on her contention that police targeted her and other women for felony charges and ignored their wealthy, male customers. Superior Court Judge Judith L. Champagne rejected the argument of discriminatory prosecution and agreed with Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Carter that Fleiss' flamboyant behavior, and not her gender, brought her to the attention of police.
NEWS
August 1, 1987 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Norma Jean Almodovar, the traffic officer-turned-call girl who ran for lieutenant governor last year on the Libertarian ticket, was re-sentenced Friday to a mandatory three-year state prison term for a 1984 felony pandering conviction. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz, whose initial sentence of probation for Almodovar, 36, was overturned in May by a state Court of Appeal, rejected a defense motion to further stay her sentence while an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court proceeds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1987 | STEVE CHAWKINS, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies Wednesday raided a modeling agency in Sherman Oaks and homes in Thousand Oaks and Malibu in an effort to arrest the producers of a sex film for pandering. Only two of the five men sought for their part in production of "Backside to the Future" were arrested during simultaneous raids in California, Texas, Miami and Rochester, N.Y., sheriff's officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1997 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge sentenced a subdued Heidi Lynne Fleiss on Monday to 18 months in prison for attempted pandering, culminating the celebrated saga of the Hollywood Madam, whose long-running case became a media sensation and legal soap opera. Fleiss, currently serving a 37-month federal term for income tax evasion and money laundering, was silent as Judge Judith L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Two alleged pimps in Orange County face charges in two separate cases related to the human trafficking and pandering of teenage girls, prosecutors said Tuesday. Davion D'Anthony Johnson-Harris, 24, has been charged with one felony count each of pimping and pandering, facing a maximum sentence of six years in state prison if convicted, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. Johnson-Harris is set to be arraigned Wednesday. In another case, prosecutors said Curtis Maurice Canady, 19, has been charged with two felony counts of human trafficking with intent to pander, two felony counts of pandering a minor by procuring and one felony count of attempted pandering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
A member of the Moreno Valley Unified School District board was convicted on nearly two dozen charges including pimping and pandering for running a prostitution ring from his home. Mike Rios, 42, was immediately taken into custody after the trial in Riverside, according to the Riverside County district attorney's office. Young women testified that Rios ran a prostitution ring in 2011 and 2012 and solicited at least one young woman on the street using his school board business card.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
The young woman on the witness stand said Mike Rios approached her on the street with a school district business card and a job opportunity: He wanted her "to gather girls and sell them," she said. Identified in court only as Valery, she testified Wednesday that she and others worked as prostitutes for Rios, a member of the Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Education. Valery's testimony came on the opening day of Rios' trial in Riverside County Superior Court. He faces 35 felony charges, including rape, pandering and pimping involving six females, two of them underage.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
No, that's not a UFO hovering over the Music Center. It happens to be Mary Poppins, who has glided back down to the Ahmanson Theatre on her miraculous umbrella for the return engagement of the relentlessly popular family musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Recently seen in pitched battle against some fictional bad guys at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, Mary Poppins is never out of sight for long. What is the secret of her enduring charm?
OPINION
August 1, 2012
Like everyone else, we're a bit tired of the gaffe-centric coverage of the presidential race. Every day the two campaigns and the press seem to gin up another small-potatoes controversy designed to send voters into a tizzy, generally without addressing the more serious issues facing the country or the economy. But Mitt Romney's comments in Israel this week seem to rise above the run-of-the-mill misstatements that have been receiving too much attention in recent months. From the moment he landed there (after promising to abide by an unwritten campaign rule not to challenge American foreign policy while abroad)
OPINION
May 10, 2012 | Meghan Daum
As devotees of Barack Obama know all too well, qualities that made him so attractive as a candidate - an affinity for subtle arguments, a tendency to carefully weigh his options - have at times proved less useful in his role as president. That carefulness has been read as indecisiveness. The subtle arguments have sounded, to some ears, like hedging. In response, the president has simplified his rhetoric. The nuances of the 2009 Cairo speech about relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world have given way to chest thumping over killing Osama bin Laden.
NEWS
February 22, 1989 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected two novel and sweeping attacks on pornography, unanimously ruling that police may not padlock stores that sell obscene books and prohibiting California prosecutors from charging X-rated film makers with pandering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1996 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Heidi Fleiss and her lawyers celebrated an appeals court decision that threw out her conviction for pandering, prosecutors said Thursday that they will take their time deciding whether the Hollywood madam should be retried--and political observers predicted little fallout if the matter ends up being dropped. "It will be interesting to see what [Los Angeles County Dist. Atty.
WORLD
April 26, 2012 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
The Oslo courtroom where confessed mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is on trial offers a look at a tragic outcome of anti-Islamic hostility. The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, years of war and repeated calls for violence against the West stirred worldwide fears of Muslim extremism, but many human rights analysts say they find it difficult to explain a recent surge in anti-Islamic hate crimes other than political manipulation and fears that displays of Islamic faith herald new threats from radicals.
NEWS
January 25, 2012 | By Paul West
Rejecting Newt Gingrich's charge that  Mitt Romney is anti-immigrant, the former Massachusetts governor responded with an accusation of his own, saying Wednesday that his main rival is pandering to Latino voters in next week's Florida presidential primary. But Romney, during a quick visit to Miami, did a little bit of special-interest catering of his own. He told a Cuban American audience that he would appoint a czar to promote freedom in Cuba and throughout Latin America if he is elected president.
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