October 19, 2010 |
A couple of weeks ago this column sounded off about the outrageous pay of Occidental Petroleum CEO Ray Irani, triggering numerous responses from his defenders. Those ranks include former California Gov. Gray Davis. In an online op-ed for The Times, Davis wrote that under Irani's leadership Occidental has been a "tremendous asset" to California and that Oxy's shareholders have profited immensely over the years. What really ticked off Davis, however ? and I assume he was speaking for Irani, who has been a client of his law firm ?
January 12, 2000 |
He was found by two fishermen on Thanksgiving Day, clinging to an inner tube off the coast of Fort Lauderdale in waters where his mother, stepfather and other Cubans had died while trying to reach the U.S. Now, see this sweet-faced child of tragedy on television. See him play with his new toys. See him play with his new teddy bear. See him play with his new puppy. See him swing his new baseball bat. See him go to Disney World. See him wave a subpoena above his head and grin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2001
Former Ventura resident Anne Marie Ramirez Fierbaugh died Thursday at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., following a lengthy illness. She was 34. Fierbaugh was born Sept. 1, 1966, in Mt. Holly, N.J., When she was 1, her family moved to Ventura, where she attended local grade schools and graduated from Ventura High School in 1984. At age 4, Fierbaugh was named Ventura County's Easter Seal poster child, her family said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1999 |
The grocers at Halona Plaza, in the heart of the Zuni Indian Pueblo, spotted him some nights, rummaging through trash cans in the gravel lot behind the store. He was scrawny and not much taller than the bins he scavenged. He was 7 years old and in search of his supper. His name was Marty, the son of alcoholic parents who spent what little money they had on liquor. His only meals were the free breakfast and lunch served at school. At night he went hungry, but for the scraps.
June 9, 2007
JUDGING from all that went on and all that was said at the MTV Movie Awards ["Edgy, Pushed to the Edge," by Geoff Boucher, June 5], Paris Hilton was the classiest person there! I carry no brief for Hilton, but surely even Sarah Silverman and the people who laughed at her "jokes" were born with some sense of decent behavior. DELORES BURRIS Upland Iguess it's happened! I'm starting to feel just a little bit of sympathy for Paris Hilton. The most humorous aspect of Silverman's Hilton beat-down is that Hilton is merely a poster child for the self-absorbed, live-on-another-planet, Hollywood celeb crowd, who are all Paris Hilton in one way or another.
October 17, 2009 |
The former top procurement official in George W. Bush's administration was sentenced to a year in prison for lying about his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman told David Safavian that he must be punished for obstructing justice and making false statements to investigators who were looking into the Abramoff scandal. Safavian and his wife, Jennifer, each pleaded tearfully to the judge not to send the former Bush White House official to prison.