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May 5, 2012 | By Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times
There are frequent fliers, and then there are people like Steven Rothstein and Jacques Vroom. Both men bought tickets that gave them unlimited first-class travel for life on American Airlines. It was almost like owning a fleet of private jets. Passes in hand, Rothstein and Vroom flew for business. They flew for pleasure. They flew just because they liked being on planes. They bypassed long lines, booked backup itineraries in case the weather turned, and never worried about cancellation fees.
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April 27, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and David Zahniser
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks. The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet.  "He is not receiving a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP," Lorraine Miller, NAACP interim vice president, told NBC's "Meet the Press.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2010
A celebration of life for actress Zelda Rubinstein, who died Jan. 27 at age 76, will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 15 at the Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By Michael Finnegan
Neel Kashkari, a Laguna Beach Republican running for governor in the June 3 primary, expressed support Saturday for a proposal by Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown to strengthen California's “rainy day fund” and accelerate the state's repayment of debt. Kashkari told reporters at a campaign stop in Thousand Oaks that Brown's plan was “a small incremental step in the right direction.” He urged Republican lawmakers to approve it without insisting on adjustments. “I'm definitely in the camp of don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2010
A memorial for Fess Parker will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the rotunda of the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. Parker, who played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on television, at 85. Anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP to leslie@fessparker.com . news.obits@latimes.com
BUSINESS
June 8, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
California will receive about a third of the 4,600 electric vehicle charging stations that Coulomb Technologies plans to install for free around the country. The company, based in Campbell, Calif., will immediately start setting up public and private stations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area. The stations will also go up in Austin, Texas; Detroit; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Redmond, Wash.; and Washington. More than 1,000 stations are scheduled to be installed by December, with the rest in place by September 2011.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2010
A celebration of life for Corey Allen, the actor-turned-director who died June 27 at age 75, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Fine Acting Studio, 1445 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1993
In response to Robert E. Main's letter (Sept. 13) criticizing the proposed Chatsworth Metrolink station, it goes without saying that we would all like to see more funding for fire protection, police, education and services. We also need public transportation. To encourage people to use the Metrolink station, it should be comfortable, which means having a climate-controlled building to wait in. The current canopies are totally inadequate and open to the blazing heat of summer and the cold winds of winter.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1985
A San Francisco-based movie theater developer plans to open a 10-screen theater complex in Van Nuys within the next two years, a company official said last week. Syufy Enterprises hopes to locate the complex on Victory Boulevard, but the official would not disclose the location on the grounds that it would jeopardize negotiations. The complex would add to a growing list of movie theaters planned in the Valley area, industry officials reported. Mann Theatres Corp.
BUSINESS
October 17, 1985 | JEFF ROWE
In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Duesenberg was one of the undisputed monarchs of the American road. The cars were hand-built by two German immigrants, first in Elizabeth, N.J., and then in Indianapolis. Despite a reputation for quality workmanship that endures today, the Duesenberg Model J, the most popular model, had the misfortune to be introduced in 1929, the year the stock market crashed and the country slid into the Depression.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - John Oliver will have the crab cakes - but that's all, thanks. In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if he'd like anything else - perhaps some soup or salad? He declines with a polite insistence that suggests he's not quite used to all the luxurious trappings. Then, as soon as the waitress leaves the room, he launches into a riff about possibly sinister deeds going on behind the scenes at HBO. "I don't know what happens here," he says, "This is, like, unsettlingly nice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and David Zahniser
A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks emerged weeks before he was to be honored by the NAACP in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet. At that event, the NAACP chapter also planned to give its first "person of the year" awards to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to the organization's website.
WORLD
April 25, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine - At the epicenter of the pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine, masked men on Friday raced around in commandeered police cars, blowing through stop lights and flying over speed bumps. Although it was a warm spring day, the streets were nearly empty. Separatists described taking up sniper positions in an unfinished office building, only to find that two floors down their enemies had the same idea. The Ukrainian government declared Friday that it planned to surround and blockade this town, which is completely controlled by the separatists.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2014 | By Shan Li and Lalita Clozel
A new federal proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes has Patrick Sanchez pondering the future of the fledgling industry. Sanchez is the owner of Vapegoat, a Highland Park e-cigarette shop that doubles as an art gallery. On a normal night, customers kick back on his comfy couches, surrounded by brick walls hung with Salvador Dali-esque paintings, and try out new e-cig flavors. Since opening in September, Sanchez said, business has boomed as more smokers discovered the battery-operated devices, which heat liquids that usually contain nicotine to create a vapor that can be inhaled.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2014 | By David Willman
WASHINGTON - Amid concerns about its effectiveness and multibillion-dollar cost, the Department of Homeland Security has canceled plans to install an automated technology that was meant to speed the 24-hour operations of BioWatch, the national system for detecting a biological attack. The cancellation of the "Generation 3" acquisition was made Thursday at the direction of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, according to a memorandum circulated by Michael V. Walter, the BioWatch program manager.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera and Meg James
WASHINGTON - Consumers could end up the losers in a high-stakes battle among regulators, broadband providers and online entertainment giants over access to the Internet's fastest speeds. A new proposal from the head of the Federal Communications Commission would allow network owners such as AT&T Inc. to levy extra charges on Netflix Inc. and other online video purveyors for speedier delivery of content. Those costs, consumer advocates said, ultimately would land on consumers' monthly bills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995
Services will take place Saturday for Lee Savin, a producer and entertainment industry attorney who died Jan. 20 at his Laguna Niguel home. He was 77. Savin, a native of New York City, worked for DesiLu Productions, Paramount, Fox and Warner Bros. studios. He produced several independent films, including "Black Girl," "Executive Action," "Brothers," and "Blue Bird." Savin was an active member of the Producers' Guild and Academy of Motion Pictures at the time of his death.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission strongly defended his controversial net neutrality proposal, saying critics were "flat-out wrong" that he was reversing the agency's long-held stance that all Internet content should be treated equally. Facing intense criticism from public interest groups, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the proposed rules he would circulate to other commissioners Thursday would protect consumers in a way that could withstand legal scrutiny after a federal court tossed out two previous attempts by the agency to enact safeguards for Internet users.
NEWS
April 24, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
Los Angeles Metro officials are throwing Union Station a 75 th birthday party on Saturday, May 3, and the public is invited.   Special events , scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., include model train displays from Orange County N'gineers, tours of custom rail cars, architectural tours, children's activities connected with the kids' TV show “Chuggington” and a daylong program of live music that includes Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles (an...
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