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March 13, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was making headlines Tuesday after canceling an appearance in Toronto , reportedly citing safety concerns. "Dick Cheney cancels Toronto trip, says Canada is too dangerous," bleated the headline in the National Post, which made the story a featured headline pick Tuesday on its homepage at www.nationalpost.com . Ryan Ruppert, president of promotions company Spectre Live Corp., which scheduled Cheney's April 24 appearance at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, said Cheney and his daughter, Elizabeth, canceled citing safety concerns.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court decided Thursday that a San Diego restriction on carrying concealed guns in public for self defense infringes on citizens' 2nd Amendment rights. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the U.S. 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned San Diego County permit requirements because the court said they denied responsible, law-abiding citizens the right to carry concealed handguns in public for self-defense. California generally prohibits carrying guns, whether loaded or not, in public locations.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1999 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Video "CPR--Learn to Save a Life," Safety Features Inc. 40 minutes. $20. (877) CPR-VIDEO. This video is pricier than you might expect, but it's extremely thorough, careful and easy to follow. CPR instructor and paramedic Charles Procter gives adult viewers invaluable information, methodically guiding them through CPR, rescue breathing and the Heimlich maneuver in three segments, each pertaining to a different age group: adults, children and infants.
SPORTS
January 24, 2014 | By David Wharton
A day after Ralph Lauren unveiled the outfits U.S. athletes will wear at the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Games, it has been learned that officials are warning the American team about dressing inconspicuously while in Russia. According to the Wall Street Journal , the U.S. Olympic Committee has issued a memo suggesting that its athletes not sport their national colors outside of competition venues or the athletes' village. "The U.S. Department of State has advised that wearing conspicuous Team USA clothing in non-accredited areas may put your personal safety at greater risk," says the memo, which the Journal reviewed.
NEWS
June 10, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Volunteers are needed to teach personal safety classes to children, ages 4 to 12, and their parents. Interface Children, Family Services seeks instructors for "Taking Care of Little Me" and "My Body Belongs to Me," which teach sexual abuse prevention in age-appropriate lessons. The goal is to reach all Ventura County preschool and elementary school children. Time commitment can vary from a few hours a week to a few hours a month, and daytime availability is necessary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court decided Thursday that a San Diego restriction on carrying concealed guns in public for self defense infringes on citizens' 2nd Amendment rights. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the U.S. 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned San Diego County permit requirements because the court said they denied responsible, law-abiding citizens the right to carry concealed handguns in public for self-defense. California generally prohibits carrying guns, whether loaded or not, in public locations.
NEWS
December 27, 1990 | Agnes Herman, Agnes Herman is a writer, lecturer and retired social worker living in Lake San Marcos
We who are past 50 find it hard to believe that so much crime has developed since the days when we never locked our doors. We tend to worry that we are vulnerable, that we are being taken advantage of more frequently than younger people. Most of us rely on the police and sheriff's departments for help in emergencies and protection against crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1993 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one on the Reginald O. Denny beating trial jury threatened to "blow away" anyone else on the panel as an alternate claimed in a television interview, a juror said Wednesday. "I guess tensions, tempers got to a point where deliberations came to a halt," acknowledged the juror, a 23-year-old Latina identified only as Juror 251, during a telephone interview. "Jurors were making personal remarks about each other. Tempers were flaring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County officials are taking steps to keep secret the names and salaries of some highly paid county employees, saying they need more time to comply with public records law to protect workers who claim that disclosure could put them at risk. The response came after The Times asked for the identities and pay of county workers who earn $250,000 or more annually, a request made in the wake of the salary scandal in Bell, where eight current and former city officials face corruption charges of misappropriation of public funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1992
I grew up in Pasadena, went to high school across the street from the California Institute of Technology, worked for the Pasadena Public Library system and know quite a few scientists at the nation's fourth-ranked research university. However, I am now a La Jolla resident and have seen my car and two of my neighbor's vandalized in my sodium-lit parking lot. I feel for CalTech's Palomar astronomers--but I fear for my personal safety more. GAIL D. FERNANDEZ La Jolla
NEWS
March 26, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you're among the 100,000 young people who soon may be heading to Mexico to party at a cool beach resort for spring break, the U.S. State Department has a bit of advice for you. "While the vast majority enjoys their vacation without incident, several may die, hundreds will be arrested, and still more will make mistakes that could affect them for the rest of their lives. " Already one life has been lost. USC senior Samuel Levine on spring break in Cabo San Lucas fell to his death from a sixth-floor balcony.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was making headlines Tuesday after canceling an appearance in Toronto , reportedly citing safety concerns. "Dick Cheney cancels Toronto trip, says Canada is too dangerous," bleated the headline in the National Post, which made the story a featured headline pick Tuesday on its homepage at www.nationalpost.com . Ryan Ruppert, president of promotions company Spectre Live Corp., which scheduled Cheney's April 24 appearance at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, said Cheney and his daughter, Elizabeth, canceled citing safety concerns.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2010 | By Mary Umberger
My nominee for word of the year is "cautious. " It comes up in every discussion of current consumer behavior, particularly in regard to housing. The most recent usage to cross my desk popped up in a new report from Fannie Mae. The mortgage financing company's chief economist, Doug Duncan, used the word to headline his analysis of Fannie Mae's new national survey of public attitudes about housing. What it found shouldn't surprise anybody who has paid any attention to home sales: Consumers feel cautious about home buying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County officials are taking steps to keep secret the names and salaries of some highly paid county employees, saying they need more time to comply with public records law to protect workers who claim that disclosure could put them at risk. The response came after The Times asked for the identities and pay of county workers who earn $250,000 or more annually, a request made in the wake of the salary scandal in Bell, where eight current and former city officials face corruption charges of misappropriation of public funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
After aggressive paparazzi prompted police to escort Britney Spears to the hospital this week, Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine announced Friday that he plans to push for an ordinance that would create a minimum "personal safety zone" around individuals targeted by the media. Zine said the estimated $25,000 it cost for police to escort Spears to the hospital was necessary to protect the public from dangers posed by the horde of celebrity photographers pursuing the pop star.
WORLD
October 17, 2007 | A Times Staff Writer
Editors of the Watan newspaper Tuesday contradicted accounts by police officers who said three journalists had been shot to death in an ambush Sunday night in northern Iraq. The newspaper said the victims were bodyguards for the paper's top editor, not reporters. In an interview, editor in chief Hatam Mawlood Mukhlis said he had given his bodyguards press credentials because they occasionally gathered information for the newspaper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1994 | GEOFF BOUCHER
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider giving grants to two programs working to keep children safe, one by visiting schools to teach personal safety, the other by producing a video that offers youngsters alternatives to violence. The board will review a request by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for $1,000 to create "Kids and Company: Together in Safety," a classroom program that would teach personal safety to children in grades kindergarten through six.
OPINION
January 24, 1999
Re "Demand to Free Pollard Builds Spying Evidence," Jan. 12: Jonathan Pollard is a traitor to world peace, our country and our personal safety. How many lives did his own "ideology" threaten and how many more billions will it take for our research and development to keep us secure? Instead of releasing him, we should consider capital punishment. The ideology and politics in our United States may not be perfect, but they're the best I've seen when looking at the world. We have a right to disagree here, which is more than you can say elsewhere.
NATIONAL
February 18, 2007 | Lianne Hart, Times Staff Writer
In a "shoot first, ask questions later" approach to personal safety, state lawmakers are weighing a bill that would give Texans the right to use deadly force as a first resort when they feel their safety is threatened. The measure, which is in committee, is an early hit at the statehouse: Twenty-seven of 31 state senators have signed on as co-sponsors. In the House, 100 of 150 members support the bill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2004 | Dana Parsons
Way back in the 1990s when he was a mere marshal, Mike Carona was a guy who could take a joke and roll with the punches. One of his more appealing qualities was how unpretentious he seemed. He was Everyman with a badge, a cop with savoir-faire and a hearty handshake. But Orange County's sheriff may never live this down: a team of bodyguards that drives him to speaking engagements and protects him in public? Code name Braveheart?
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