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August 22, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Want to put a little zoom in your shopping bag? Besides browsing for clothes, bags and accessories at Urban Outfitters, you'll be able to pick up a Jetson electric E-bike for $1,900 online and at select stores, too, according to a Jetson spokeperson. The companies plan to formally announce the partnership on Friday. Among the five stores nationwide that are set to carry the bikes are the ones in Malibu and Santa Monica. (Two other stores are in New York City and one is in San Francisco)
April 24, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
A former partner with accounting giant KPMG was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for giving confidential information about his firm's clients to a golfing buddy, who used it to make more than $1 million in profits trading stocks. Scott London, 51, pleaded guilty to insider trading last year, admitting that he gave confidential information about KPMG clients, including Herbalife Ltd. and Skechers USA Inc., to his stock-trading friend several times from October 2010 to  May 2012.
July 19, 2009 | Bill Brink
It took eighth-seeded Brad Keenan and Nick Lucena a while, but they finally beat their former partners. Keenan, who used to play with John Hyden, and Lucena, who partnered with Sean Scott, beat the No. 1-seeded duo, 20-22, 21-17, 17-15, Saturday in the fourth round of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Manhattan Beach Open. "We didn't beat them [yet] this season and they've been doing well," Lucena said. "We came in with no expectations."
April 21, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Activist investor Bill Ackman is partnering with a Canadian pharmaceutical company in an effort to buy Allergan Inc., the Irvine company that makes the popular wrinkle treatment Botox. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. have already acquired nearly 10% of Allergan's shares and will soon offer to purchase the company, Ackman and Valeant said Monday in a regulatory filing. News of the likely bid increased the stock price of both companies. In after-hours trading, investors drove up Allergan as much as 21% and Valeant by 10%. No formal offer was made Monday, but there was speculation about how much Allergan could fetch.
July 22, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Bodin Issara and Maneepong Jongjit played as badminton doubles partners for Thailand in the 2012 Olympics. But now they are rivals, and it showed this past weekend when a fight broke out between the two while playing on opposite sides of the net at the Canada Open. With both men already issued a warning after a verbal exchange earlier in the doubles match, Issara lunged at Jongjit, chased him onto a connecting court and punched him several times before being dragged away and held down by coaches and tournament staff.
September 4, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
An HIV-positive Missouri man may have exposed hundreds of sexual partners with the virus that causes AIDS because he feared rejection for telling them he was infected, police said. David Lee Mangum, 37, of Dexter, a small town in southeast Missouri, was arrested last week on suspicion of reckless exposure to HIV after his former 28-year-old partner tested positive for the virus and turned Mangum in to local police. According to a probable-cause statement, the partner, identified as D.B. in court documents, met Mangum in October 2012 through a Craigslist ad. D.B. told police that before the pair had sex, he'd questioned Mangum about whether he had any diseases, and Mangum said no. He said the pair briefly lived together and had unprotected sex -- sometimes involving other men -- before breaking up in June.
November 5, 2012 | By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Unified School District's mental health department, along with a group of partners, recently landed a $2.4-million grant to work with students exposed to traumatic events. The grant is the latest in an ongoing partnership among the district, UCLA, USC, the Rand Corp. and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a group of trauma centers funded within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. L.A. Unified and its partners used the first chunk of money from the network in 2003 to do exploratory work about students and trauma.
Exasperated. That's how many marriage partners feel when they can't agree on a home purchase. Spend a little time with couples involved in house-hunting and you'll often hear the clinking of swords as husband and wife fence over the issue, realty specialists say. "We're not marriage counselors, but it sometimes feels like we are," said Dorcas Helfant, past president of the National Assn. of Realtors.
December 16, 1986 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
AFG Partners withdrew its $85-a-share offer to buy the Lear Siegler conglomerate Monday but said it remains interested in acquiring the company. The investment group said it withdrew the $1.5-billion acquisition proposal "in the light of uncertainties" caused by Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III's comments in a letter he wrote last week about provisions of the new tax law to take effect Jan. 1 affecting corporate takeovers.
February 15, 2001 | Jesus Sanchez
A partnership between Boston-based National Amusements Inc. and CineBridge Ventures will operate a high-end, 17-screen movie theater at the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center in Westchester, the companies said. National Amusement and CineBridge will replace Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc., which filed for bankruptcy protection last August.
April 16, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Is the world ready for kid-sized Kate Spade cardigans and jaunty Jack Spade jackets for Junior?  We're not sure those particular pieces will be in the merchandise mix when the GapKids collaboration with the Kate Spade New York and Jack Spade brands hits retail in November  -- since no descriptions or images accompanied Wednesday's announcement of the coming limited-edition collection. Childrenswear will be a new category for the pair of Spades (the women's line, Kate Spade New York,  started with handbags in 1993, the Jack Spade men's brand followed with satchel and carry-alls three years later; both now include full apparel and accessories collections)
April 15, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - Since it was founded 12 years ago, the Tribeca Film Festival has sometimes swerved between identities like a barfly at happy hour, exuberant but hardly always clear. The festival looks to change that this time around. Tribeca has entered an era in which it hopes the sale last month of a 50% stake to James Dolan's Madison Square Garden Corp. gives it economic stability. It also believes it has finally found a mix of eclectic documentaries, international favorites, well-chosen independent features and even digital experiments to supplant earlier missions, which relied on a kitchen-sink approach to U.S. features or, for a number of years, star-heavy studio premieres.
April 15, 2014 | Patt Morrison
George Steffes was a boy standing on Wilshire Boulevard when Dwight D. Eisenhower rolled by in a motorcade, and he was mightily impressed. But that's not what got him into politics. He went to 5 o'clock Mass one day in 1966 and ran into an acquaintance who was working on Ronald Reagan's gubernatorial campaign. Steffes volunteered. He went to Sacramento as Reagan's legislative aide and has been there ever since. He helped to found the first multi-person lobbying firm in Sacramento, Capitol Partners, where he's now “senior advisor,” no longer running the firm day to day. Almost 50 years in Sacramento have given him a long view of its roller-coaster politicking, including low points like the recent indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee. The ride has left him a bit queasy.
April 14, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Lionsgate has Katniss, Tris and Bella, and now it has another young-adult hero -- YouTube star Freddie Wong.  Lionsgate, the company best known for "The Hunger Games," "Twilight" and "Divergent," has made a multi-year deal with Wong's YouTube network RocketJump Studios to develop film, television and digital content, the companies said Monday. The deal gives Lionsgate access to RocketJump's coming video slate, talent and fans, and RocketJump will take advantage of Lionsgate's development and marketing abilities and add more long-form video to its growing roster of weekly shorts, podcasts and tutorials, the companies said.
April 14, 2014 | Sandy Banks
I figured that teachers wouldn't let me off easy - even though my Saturday column took their side. I wrote about the recent classroom scuffle between a teacher and student at Santa Monica High, defending the teacher and listing the forces that make teaching so hard - including spineless administrators and unruly students. Still, many of the teachers I heard from last weekend had the same indignant response: What about the parents? If parents raised their children right, we wouldn't have problems on campus.
April 12, 2014 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Gregory White Smith, a Harvard-trained lawyer, businessman, philanthropist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who raised hackles in the art world with an intensely psychological examination of the life and work of Jackson Pollock, has died. He was 62. Smith died Thursday at his home in Aiken, S.C., of a rare brain tumor diagnosed nearly 40 years ago, said his spouse and co-author Steven Naifeh. Naifeh and Smith won the Pulitzer Prize in biography for "Jackson Pollock: An American Saga," which was published in 1990 and spurred the 2000 movie "Pollock" starring Ed Harris.
February 23, 2012 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
The relationship status feature of Facebook appears to be central to the happiness - or not - of many romantic relationships among young people, according to new research. The study, appearing in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, surveyed 58 heterosexual couples -- most college-age -- who had been dating for an average of 19 months. The study showed that partners tended to be similar in how they used social media and the importance they placed on it. In 45 of the 58 couples, both partners reported being in a relationship on Facebook.
May 3, 1985
Mobil and its partners--Monsanto Oil, 25%, Diamond Shamrock, 15%, and Kerr-McGee, 5%--announced plans to develop an oil field in the Gulf of Mexico at a cost of more than $250 million. Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast, a Mobil subsidiary, is the operator of the field and has a 55% interest.
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