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February 13, 2010 | By Geoff Boucher >>>
If you want to know what it's like to be a television star, walk down a Los Angeles sidewalk with Kevin McKidd, whom "Grey's Anatomy" fans instantly recognize as the tortured trauma surgeon Owen Hunt. If you want to know what it's like to be a movie star, listen to McKidd describe a solitary stroll he took on a New York street during the filming of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." "There's a shot where I arrive in the city and walk up out of the ocean," says McKidd, who portrays Poseidon in the modern-day adventure with gods of Greek myth.
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WORLD
March 17, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
The Navy pulled out the guided-missile destroyer Kidd, with its two search and rescue helicopters, opting to rely on a pair of submarine-hunting aircraft from nearby land bases to scour the Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The San Diego-based destroyer with a crew of 314 and its MH-60 Seahawk helicopters have searched a combined 15,000 square miles since March 8, when the Boeing 777 mysteriously vanished. No debris or wreckage related to the aircraft or the 239 missing passengers and crew has been found.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Robert A. Fuhrman, a pioneering Lockheed engineer who played a central role in the creation of the Polaris and Poseidon missiles before rising to the top of the aeronautics and aerospace giant, died Saturday in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 84. Fuhrman, a longtime resident of Pebble Beach, had blood clotting in his lungs, said Sherman N. Mullin, former president of Lockheed's Skunk Works, the division that produces top-secret military aircraft. During more than three decades at Lockheed, Fuhrman served as president of three of its companies: Lockheed-Georgia, Lockheed-California and Lockheed Missiles & Space.
HEALTH
January 4, 2014 | James S. Fell, Fell is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and founder of sixpackabs.com
The skinny guy doesn't get cast as Hercules. Conversely, you can't just go down to the Gold's Gym in Venice Beach and hire some muscle head to play the lead in a big-budget 3-D movie. Acting chops to go with the bulging biceps and rippling midsection are required. "The Legend of Hercules," opening Friday, has Kellan Lutz leaving "Twilight" vampires behind and returning to Greek mythology. The actor who played Poseidon in "Immortals" goes from god to demigod, but with added muscle.
MAGAZINE
April 2, 2006
West magazine is proving to be a welcome new addition. Short story fiction such as "Aqua Girl" (by Yxta Maya Murray, California Story, March 19) is a prize in itself. I know of what you speak, Ms. Murray. Poseidon the Terrible had me in his grasp 30 years ago during a scuba diving accident off Catalina Island. He lost; I won. But he still lures me to the sea. Wendy Robinson Saugus
OPINION
September 14, 2003
Re "Desalination Has Pitfalls, Study Finds," Aug. 8: In addition to the concerns raised in the article, I have two more. First, when studies were conducted to measure whether the Orange County Sanitation District's sewage plume was returning to contaminate the beach, every study I ever read about stated that the AES power plant was not operating on the days that measurements were actually taken. Therefore, the effect of AES' cooling water intake on drawing the plume toward the shore has never been measured.
OPINION
January 18, 2004
Re "Water Plant Turned Down," Dec. 17: The Huntington Beach Planning Commission staff and City Council should be commended for expending the extra effort in studying the very complex issues in the environmental report for the proposed Poseidon desalination plant before rendering their decision. During extended drought periods, desalination plants, together with water conservation and water reclamation, are certainly worthy of serious consideration in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable source of drinking water for our residents.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Want to invest in art but have a thin wallet? Check out the first Ugly Art Show and Auction, to be held next month in Detroit. Pastor David Eberhard (who also is a member of the Detroit City Council) said Monday he hopes the July 20 sale of the alleged "art" will raise $10,000 for a $2-million restoration project at the historic Trinity Lutheran Church.
WORLD
March 17, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
The Navy pulled out the guided-missile destroyer Kidd, with its two search and rescue helicopters, opting to rely on a pair of submarine-hunting aircraft from nearby land bases to scour the Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The San Diego-based destroyer with a crew of 314 and its MH-60 Seahawk helicopters have searched a combined 15,000 square miles since March 8, when the Boeing 777 mysteriously vanished. No debris or wreckage related to the aircraft or the 239 missing passengers and crew has been found.
HEALTH
January 4, 2014 | James S. Fell, Fell is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and founder of sixpackabs.com
The skinny guy doesn't get cast as Hercules. Conversely, you can't just go down to the Gold's Gym in Venice Beach and hire some muscle head to play the lead in a big-budget 3-D movie. Acting chops to go with the bulging biceps and rippling midsection are required. "The Legend of Hercules," opening Friday, has Kellan Lutz leaving "Twilight" vampires behind and returning to Greek mythology. The actor who played Poseidon in "Immortals" goes from god to demigod, but with added muscle.
SCIENCE
November 22, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
At a recent state Coastal Commission hearing on a proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach, the debate was not about the merits of using the Pacific Ocean as a water source. A parade of local elected officials and representatives of Orange County congressmen urged approval of the project last week, saying it could play an important role in diversifying Southern California's water supply. Even most opponents of Poseidon Resources' proposal said they were not opposed to any desalination on the California coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Emmy Rossum, 25, returns to Showtime for the second season of "Shameless" as Fiona, the eldest sister and mother figure of the scrappy, law-skirting, non-working-class Gallagher family. Already a performing vet at 25, Rossum's latest gig follows a childhood launch as a member of the Metropolitan Opera's Children's Chorus and starring roles in the 2004 film "The Phantom of the Opera" and big-budget disaster movies including "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Poseidon. " What will we learn about the Gallaghers this season?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2010 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Ronald Neame, a prominent figure in the British film industry whose long and varied career included producing the 1940s classics "Great Expectations" and "Oliver Twist" and directing films such as "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and "The Poseidon Adventure," has died. He was 99. Neame, who also directed Judy Garland's final film, "I Could Go on Singing," died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his wife, Donna. He was injured in a fall May 6 and had two operations on his leg, but his health kept declining after the second operation, she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2010 | By Susan King
Director Garry Marshall returned to a tried-and-true-formula -- the all-star cast vehicle -- with his latest film. As in the past, the formula paid off handsomely: The romantic comedy "Valentine's Day," featuring Julia Roberts, her niece Emma Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Anne Hathaway and more in a stellar lineup, took in a studio-estimated $52.4 million from Friday through Sunday in the U.S. and Canada. Last Valentine's Day, audiences grooved to another romantic comedy, "He's Just Not That Into You."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2010 | By Geoff Boucher >>>
If you want to know what it's like to be a television star, walk down a Los Angeles sidewalk with Kevin McKidd, whom "Grey's Anatomy" fans instantly recognize as the tortured trauma surgeon Owen Hunt. If you want to know what it's like to be a movie star, listen to McKidd describe a solitary stroll he took on a New York street during the filming of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." "There's a shot where I arrive in the city and walk up out of the ocean," says McKidd, who portrays Poseidon in the modern-day adventure with gods of Greek myth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Robert A. Fuhrman, a pioneering Lockheed engineer who played a central role in the creation of the Polaris and Poseidon missiles before rising to the top of the aeronautics and aerospace giant, died Saturday in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 84. Fuhrman, a longtime resident of Pebble Beach, had blood clotting in his lungs, said Sherman N. Mullin, former president of Lockheed's Skunk Works, the division that produces top-secret military aircraft. During more than three decades at Lockheed, Fuhrman served as president of three of its companies: Lockheed-Georgia, Lockheed-California and Lockheed Missiles & Space.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Emmy Rossum, 25, returns to Showtime for the second season of "Shameless" as Fiona, the eldest sister and mother figure of the scrappy, law-skirting, non-working-class Gallagher family. Already a performing vet at 25, Rossum's latest gig follows a childhood launch as a member of the Metropolitan Opera's Children's Chorus and starring roles in the 2004 film "The Phantom of the Opera" and big-budget disaster movies including "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Poseidon. " What will we learn about the Gallaghers this season?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1997 | SCOTT HARRIS
"I want to face my fears," one woman declared. "I came because I'm scared to death of boats. I'm scared to death of the ocean. And I'm scared to death of sharks." She had also come because she won a radio contest. I had come because I like free stuff. And because my honeybunch had won a radio contest. She and the woman who wanted to face her fears were two of 10 lucky listeners who faxed their Why I Want to Swim With the Sharks notes to Burbank-based KYSR-FM--better known as Star 98.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2006 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Last year Warner Bros. President Alan Horn was at the top of his game. Boy wizard Harry Potter, eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka and crime fighter Batman catapulted Warner to its most profitable year. But the hot streak ended with a thud. Not even Superman could prevent a crush of movie losses that has shaken the venerable Burbank studio and its affable leader. The costly disaster movie "Poseidon," director M.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2006 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
The grim "Poseidon" opening of just $22.1 million claimed any number of victims, including director Wolfgang Petersen, the disaster film genre and distributor Warner Bros. But the film's single greatest casualty may be an obscure Wisconsin investment fund on the hook for half of "Poseidon's" $160-million budget and tens of millions more in marketing costs.
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