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June 17, 1990
I was shocked to learn that the "Buena Park Community" is the only one of its kind in Orange County (June 5). Since February, my daughter and I have weeded, dug, planted and harvested two plots in the "Community Organic Garden" at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. The peas, broccoli, red and green cabbage, strawberries, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, onions, carrots, etc., are now so abundant that we are able to not only enjoy a very healthy and tasty diet ourselves but also share our harvests with our neighbors and friends.
April 21, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS -- The Ducks' overall skill has shined in taking a 2-0 playoff series lead, but the Dallas Stars have continued trying to lure the Western Conference top-seeded team into a more physical confrontation. Not only did Dallas become more punchy after it trailed, 4-0, in Game 1, ultimately losing, 4-3, in Anaheim, the Stars opened Game 2 with a Ryan Garbutt high stick on Kyle Palmieri and defenseman Trevor Daley penalized for roughing Corey Perry. As the series moves to American Airlines Center on Monday night for Dallas' first home playoff game since May 2008, it's a good bet that physical play increases.
January 22, 1989
As a longtime admirer of the lyrics and music of Stephen Sondheim, I was pleased to discover that he is now reaching a larger audience ("Sondheim Isn't Quite Out of the 'Woods,' " by Barbara Isenberg, Jan. 8). I do, however, have one reservation about Mr. Sondheim's work, which Isenberg touches on in her reference to the "minimal plots" of his more recent shows. In Craig Zadan's biography, the composer is quoted as saying: "Up until 'Company' I thought that musicals had to have very strong plots.
April 14, 2014 | By Alan Eyerly
Joffrey haters rejoice! The king is dead! Long live whoever poisoned the tyrannical teenager! Much-loathed Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) succumbs to his untimely but well-deserved fate in Episode 32 (“The Lion and the Rose”) of HBO's epic fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” Being the bastard spawn of Queen Regent Cersei Baratheon (Lena Headey) and her twin brother Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Joffrey was never a rightful heir to the Iron Throne. PREMIERE: Season 4 recap of 'Game of Thrones' But even if paternity tests were available in those days of yore, the corrupt Lannisters likely would have faked the results to strengthen their grip on the Seven Kingdoms.
April 16, 2012 | By David Horsey
SEATTLE -- This weekend, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and I sat down in a couple of armchairs and talked about how America drifts to war. Maddow is on a frenetic cross-country tour to publicize "Drift," her new book that shot to the top of the New York Times bestseller list as soon as it was released. She flew in for a few hours in Seattle on Saturday, and I interviewed her in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Town Hall. In liberal Seattle, Maddow is a rock star, and she got a rock star's greeting when she walked onstage in her very casual clothes (including sneakers with Halloween-orange shoelaces)
September 25, 2009 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Two men who professed devotion to Al Qaeda -- one a convert to Islam, the other a Jordanian native -- were charged Thursday with plotting to blow up buildings in Illinois and Texas. In both cases, the men thought they were working with Al Qaeda operatives when they were really working with undercover federal agents. One man, according to authorities, planted what he thought was an explosive outside a Dallas skyscraper, while the other parked a van, supposedly armed with a bomb, outside a federal courthouse in Springfield, Ill. The devices were fakes.
October 29, 1988 | Associated Press
A federal jury on Friday found the national leader of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club guilty of conspiracy to violate federal firearms and explosives laws in plots to kill members of a rival gang. National leader Ralph (Sonny) Barger Jr. was one of 10 Hells Angels from Alaska and California accused of plotting attacks in Louisville and elsewhere against members of the Outlaws. Barger and Michael Vincent O'Farrell, both of Oakland, were convicted in U.S.
October 18, 2002 | By Bob Drogin and Josh Meyer, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
In a world of cloak and dagger, one of the CIA's most secret campaigns was called simply "the Plan. " For two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, it was the official operational strategy that the CIA, the FBI and other U.S. agencies jointly adopted for their clandestine -- and still largely unsuccessful -- campaign to capture terrorist Osama bin Laden and his chief aides. CIA Director George J. Tenet described "the Plan" publicly for the first time Thursday during hearings in which he battled with lawmakers over his agen- cy's effectiveness leading up to the Sept.
October 21, 2009
Today's topic: Where can you point to the Patriot Act's success in stopping terrorists? Wednesday through Friday, Jena Baker McNeill and Julian Sanchez discuss the Patriot Act, portions of which Congress is considering reauthorizing. Point: Jena Baker McNeill Three alleged terrorist plots have been foiled in recent weeks in three U.S. cities: Dallas, New York and Springfield, Ill. Officials say the cases involved men who, in separate plots, wanted to bomb a federal building, a subway and a skyscraper.
May 28, 1989 | From Reuters
One mystery about mystery writing is where the creators of Sherlock Holmes and Sam Spade get their plots. Sara Paretsky, author of five novels featuring the Chicago private investigator Vi Warshawski, including "Bloodshot," says she has no problem. She gets her plots from the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune. "What I'm on the lookout for always is political or financial or industrial fraud on a scope or scale that might lead one to commit murder in order to prohibit this fraud from coming to light," Paretsky said recently at the Mystery Writers of America annual convention.
April 11, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A Lawndale woman was sentenced Friday to nine years in federal prison in a murder-for-hire plot targeting a man who was dating her daughter, authorities said. Adelina Cristobal's intention to kill her daughter's boyfriend with the help of a friend, Antonio Quevedo, was uncovered by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives when an informant tipped off investigators. Authorities say Cristobal was offering to pay several thousand dollars for the slaying. In addition to prison time, Cristobal will also be under three years' supervised parole upon her release.
April 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" doesn't swing into U.S. theaters until May 2, but early reviews have begun trickling out as the superhero sequel readies its international rollout. So far, most film critics agree that director Marc Webb's second installment is somewhat overstuffed but benefits greatly from the sparks that fly between Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man/Peter Parker) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy). Variety's Guy Lodge says that although "Amazing Spider-Man 2" feels redundant, coming just five years after Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3," the movie "acrobatically spins enough sound and fury to distract from the issue, while the tinderbox chemistry between leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone delights once more.
April 9, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
The FBI has arrested a Moroccan on suspicion of lying on immigration documents, which wouldn't necessarily be news, except that he also is suspected of plotting to blow up a school and a government building by attaching a Southern California-made bomb to a drone. The purported threat came to light this week in the affidavit of an FBI agent seeking to arrest 26-year-old El Mehdi Semlali Fahti. On Monday, a federal judge in Connecticut ordered Fahti held without bail. He has not been charged with any terrorism-related crimes.
April 3, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
"In the Blood" casts mixed martial artist Gina Carano as Ava, who has overcome a particularly parlous upbringing to turn her life around and marry up the social ladder. While on their Dominican honeymoon, husband Derek (Cam Gigandet) vanishes, apparently in an elaborate abduction plot. When local police offer no help, Ava takes matters into her own hands. The self-defense chops she learned the hard way come in very handy, of course. Though lacking marquee names, the film measures up to the typical Hollywood action-thriller in just about every other bailiwick.
April 3, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
Call it a dark farce, human comedy or wartime satire. But however you slice it, the ill-conceived morality tale "A Farewell to Fools" is a bust. Set in the waning days of World War II, the movie involves a group of Romanian villagers attempting to trick the resident fool, Ipu (Gérard Depardieu in hyper-slob mode), into giving up his life in order to save theirs. Unfortunately, the script by Anusavan Salamanian, based on the novel by Titus Popovici (first filmed as 1972's "Then I Sentenced Them All to Death")
March 25, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
We'll tell you right now, if you haven't caught up with "The Good Wife," especially the episode that aired Sunday night, then stop reading now. This post is all about the big plot twist from that episode. OK, now that the requisite disclaimer is out of the way, let's quote David Letterman to guest Josh Charles on Monday night's "Late Show": "What the hell happened?" As shellshocked "Good Wife" viewers, or anyone who's spent time on social media in the last 48 hours, knows, on Sunday night Charles' character was suddenly killed by a stray bullet fired in a courtroom.
June 18, 1987 | GERALD FARIS
Most of them do it for fun and exercise. Some make it a social thing, exchanging tips about growing vegetables while sharing sandwiches, soft drinks or beer under the shade of a tree. Some take the scientific approach, determining, for example, the best kind of manure for a particular crop and the temperature that starts tomatoes ripening. Others don't know a whole lot more than how to spread fertilizer and use a watering hose--and they really don't care.
September 21, 1997 | TOM WELLS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the buttery light of late afternoon, the Key West Cemetery is a pleasant or spooky place, depending on how you feel about cemeteries. There are the brilliant orange flowers of the poinciana trees, the sweet-smelling white flowers of frangipani trees and the green of tall, stately Washingtonia palms. But all is not well here. There is the story of a crazy old German who fancied himself a count and who dug up the body of the young woman he loved and kept it in his bed for seven years.
March 22, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"The aim of the poet is to inform or delight, or to combine together … both pleasure and applicability to life. " These words of the Roman poet Horace remain encoded in our cultural DNA. Even after the artistic revolutions incited by the Romantics, the realists and the various rabble-rousing factions of the avant-garde, the expectation endures that art should instruct or entertain or, better still, do both at the same time. Horace hard-liners, a conservative crew who would rather be educated by artists than amused by them, would no doubt cast a disapproving eye on the Echo Theater Company's indecorous (though sensationally acted)
March 19, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Joseph Serna
A West Hollywood skin care expert who allegedly tried to hire a hit man to snuff out the competition pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles County courtroom Wednesday. Dawn DaLuise, 55, who boasted a celebrity clientele including Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone, is charged with one count of solicitation of murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. The allegation has stunned neighbors and associates, who said they knew about the rivalry between DaLuise and esthetician Gabriel Suarez but never thought it would go so far. Suarez moved in a couple doors down from DaLuise's business last year and started offering facials and male body waxing; the competition created tension.
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