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March 24, 2012 | By John Corrigan
The term “panel discussion” ranks somewhere between “fixing a flat tire” and “IRS audit” on the Fun List. You have to figure that most people dragooned into attending these events are usually on the clock in some fashion. But a panel discussion with former Lakers star Earvin “Magic” Johnson? That's something else entirely. This week, Loyola Marymount University played host to one of the Urban Economic Forums being staged around the country by the White House Business Council.
March 13, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Tina Fey is working on a "Mean Girls" reunion of sorts, but sadly it won't be in the form of another movie. That is so the opposite of fetch. The 2004 comedy, which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in April, was adapted by Fey from Rosalind Wiseman's 2002 book "Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence. " PHOTOS: Lindsay Lohan career retrospective The cult classic starred a pre-rehab Lindsay Lohan, now 27,  pre-"Notebook" Rachel McAdams, now 35, and the troupe of "Plastics" - pre-"Veronica Mars" Amanda Seyfriend and post-"Party of Five" Lacey Chabert.
January 17, 1996
Entertainment editors and journalists from the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Premiere, US, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Live! magazine will speak Monday at "Trends in Entertainment Reporting," a panel discussion at the Beverly Hills Country Club. Participants in the 7 p.m. session include Times Deputy Calendar Editor Sherry Stern, freelance writer Richard Natale, Entertainment Weekly L.A.
March 12, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
The Los Angeles edition of the Architecture & Design Film Festival kicks off its five-day salute to art, architecture, design, fashion and urban planning Wednesday with showings of "If You Build It," "Design Is One: Massimo & Leila Vignelli" and "16 Acres. " The L.A. film festival, running through Sunday, will feature 30 recent feature-length and short films from around the world. "There is something for everyone who likes design at the festival," said the festival's founder and director, architect Kyle Bergman.
February 21, 1996
A panel discussion in conjunction with Scripps College's "52nd Ceramic Annual" exhibition will be held tonight at 8 at the Humanities Auditorium on the college campus in Claremont. Participants are author Elaine Levin, curator Martha Drexler Lynn, and artists Ken Price and Adrian Saxe. Information: (909) 607-3397.
April 6, 1999
The Writers Guild of America, west will sponsor a female screenwriters' panel at 5 p.m. Saturday at the L.A. County Museum of Art. Scheduled panelists--who will discuss the opportunities and constraints that female writers face in Hollywood today--include Naomi Foner ("Running on Empty"), Nancy Meyers ("Private Benjamin"), Anna Hamilton Phelan ("Gorillas in the Mist"), Robin Swicord ("Little Women") and Anna Thomas ("El Norte").
April 26, 1997
The community will get a chance to meet with local leaders and discuss "Education and Politics" at a Wednesday forum. The Huntington Beach branch of the American Assn. of University Women is sponsoring a panel of about nine city and school district leaders, which will be followed by small group discussions. Local and countywide perspectives will be offered on issues like boundary changes, facilities, taxes, phonics and special education. The forum starts at 7 p.m.
February 4, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Community values will be the subject of a panel discussion sponsored by the local Community Coordinating Council and the nonprofit organization Bridge Focus on Wednesday at Verdugo Hills High School. The event, titled "The Faces and Voices of Sunland-Tujunga," will feature six panelists, including two students, all of whom live or work in Sunland-Tujunga.
April 19, 1998
Gardening in Southern California will be the subject of a panel discussion at the Los Angeles Times' Festival of Books next weekend at UCLA. Times Garden Editor Robert Smaus, author of "52 Weeks in the California Garden," will moderate the panel at 4 p.m. next Sunday. Panelists will be authors Clair G.
November 29, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
How best to care for the elderly is the focus of a panel discussion to be held Thursday at the Encino Community Center. Author Rena Dictor LeBlanc will talk about finding the best care for seniors, and lawyer Don Lake will discuss elder abuse and nursing home neglect at the event, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. LeBlanc is the author of "A Guide to Finding the Best Long-Term Care--How You Can Make the Right Choices for the Elderly, Ill and Disabled."
October 19, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The first-ever Death Salon is being held in Los Angeles on Saturday. A gathering of writers, artists, academics, and death professionals -- read morticians -- the Death Salon aims to look at the rituals, practices and fascination with death from many angles. Happy early Halloween. The Death Salon began Friday and continues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday with a series of mini-lectures and panel discussions from writers and performers including Colin Dickey, author of "Cranioklepty"; Caitlin Doughty, author of "Ask a Mortician"; Evan Michaelson from the television show "Oddities"; Paul Koudounaris, author of "The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses"; filmmaker Alison de Fren; and more.
September 3, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Geraldo Rivera's semi-nude selfie, which he tweeted in July, has come back to cost him a college speaking engagement. And the Fox News personality isn't pleased about it. Rivera was expected to participate in a panel discussion about the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination at Duquesne University in October, but according to the news host, his participation in the event was canceled by the university. On Friday, Rivera tweeted , "Just heard Duquesne Univ cancelled my appearance at JFK assassination panel because of 'selfie'.
May 2, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, California's most, ah, colorful former first couple, were back in the news this week. On Tuesday, using his own life as an example of the American Dream, Schwarzenegger argued for immigration reform during a panel discussion at his USC institute. Also Tuesday, Shriver announced she would return to NBC as a "special anchor" focusing on women's issues. Which raises the question: Whose reinvention is working out better? Since leaving office in 2011 and being forced to admit he had fathered a child with his family's longtime housekeeper, Schwarzenegger, 65, has tried to recreate himself as the cartoonish movie action hero that brought him worldwide fame.
May 1, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, California's most, ah, colorful former first couple, were back in the news this week. On Tuesday, using his own life as an example of the American Dream, Schwarzenegger argued for immigration reform during a panel discussion at his USC institute. Also Tuesday, Shriver announced she'd return to NBC as a special anchor focusing on women's issues. Which raises the question: Whose reinvention is working out better? Since leaving office in 2011 and being forced to reveal he had fathered a child with his family housekeeper, Schwarzenegger has tried to return to his former life as a cartoonish action hero.
April 30, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
The organizers of the LéaLA Spanish-language book fair want to make the annual event in Los Angeles one of the biggest book gatherings in the United States. The schedule announced Tuesday for this year's event makes the organizers' ambitions clear: They want it to be a literary event with gravitas, but also one that draws the Spanish-speaking masses. There will be rock and rollers, writers in English, publishing houses from as far away as Buenos Aires and Madrid, and lots of events for kids, said LeaLA director Marisol Schulz . A former book editor whose writers included the late Carlos Fuentes, Schulz said the fair expects to draw 100,000 people to the three-day event at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 17-19.
March 27, 2013 | By Susan King
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate breakthroughs in visual effects with a slate of programs in April, beginning Tuesday with an advance screening of "Jurassic Park 3D" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Steven Spielberg's 1993 dinosaur blockbuster based on Michael Crichton's bestseller is the latest vintage film to get a makeover in 3-D. The new version opens April 5 in theaters and IMAX. Following the screening will be a discussion with several members of the crew, including Rick Carter (art direction)
July 13, 1993
Bernard Kinsey, co-chairman of RLA, and Mark Whitlock, executive director of L.A. Renaissance, will be among the panelists discussing economic development in South-Central Los Angeles tonight on a cable-TV program. The panel, which also includes business leaders and economic development specialists, will be carried live from 8 to 10 p.m. on Continental Cablevision's South-Central system. Other cable companies in the city of Los Angeles will show it on tape on July 20, Aug. 3 and Aug. 17.
August 15, 1997
"Do We Need a National Endowment for the Arts?," a free panel discussion, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl Museum. Scheduled speakers include Laura Zucker, executive director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; ACLU spokesman Alan Parachini, who formerly covered the NEA for the Los Angeles Times; and Tomas Benitez, director of East L.A.'s Self-Help Graphics. Parking is free. Information: (213) 850-2000.
February 24, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Finding good food abroad, from top Paris restaurants to Singapore's street stalls, requires some planning, but how much? L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold led a panel called "Tasting Tips Around the Globe" with food bloggers Cathy Chaplin, Tomo Kurokawa and Barbara Hansen on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show . The panel discussion continues at 2:45 p.m. Sunday (today) with another hour-long discussion of food and travel. Chaplin, who writes a blog called Gastronomy , said she's a big fan of spreadsheets when planning a week of serious eating in, say, Paris.
February 22, 2013 | By Jay Jones, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
The Japanese American soldiers who fought valiantly in World War II, even as many of their relatives were held in internment camps, will be remembered in an exhibition at Honolulu's Bishop Museum . “American Heroes: Japanese-American WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal ” will be on display March 9-April 14. At the core of the exhibit, curated by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History , is the actual...
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