CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2009 |
California lawmakers have little to celebrate this Fourth of July as talks continue on how to close the state's deficit. Little progress was reported Saturday, and the Legislature is not expected to meet until Monday. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers are trying to bridge a $26-billion shortfall. Earlier this week, the state began issuing IOUs, and state employees received additional furlough notices.
June 2, 2011
Track brewery progress Beachwood BBQ & Brewing 210 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, http://www.beachwoodbbq.com El Segundo Brewing Co. 140 Main St., El Segundo, on Facebook. Henson Brewing on Facebook. Kinetic Brewing Co. 735 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, http://www.kineticbrewing.com Ohana Brewing Co. 1756 E. 23rd St., Los Angeles, http://ohanabrew.wordpress.com Pilot Brewhouse Stay tuned. Pipe Dream Brewing http://www.lonelightstudios.com/brewerypromo.html
November 6, 2012 |
Seven hours of meetings between representatives of the NHL and the NHL Players' Assn. on Tuesday in New York produced at least one key agreement: that they had enough reason to reconvene Wednesday to continue exploring resolutions to the labor dispute that has wiped out more than a quarter of the schedule. People familiar with the nature of the talks but not authorized to speak publicly said progress had been made, but both sides declined to describe specifics of the sessions, which were attended by top executives of both sides as well as 13 players and several owners.
June 3, 1990
It is precisely the self-aggrandizing philosophy expressed in Ted Brown's letter of May 20 that has created the environmental crisis that Americans, and most especially Southern Californians, find themselves confronted with today. Far too many are the inconsistencies and hypocrisies in Mr. Brown's diatribe, but among the more amusing is his pique at at homeowners who "move somewhere, then decide that no one else has the right to live or open a business there." This when it is the so-called "developers" who attract home buyers to these areas with such lures and promises as "secluded," pristine," ad nauseam, and then, as soon as the bait is taken and the units are sold, begin systematically to destroy the surroundings in the name of progress, which usually means a right to unbridled rapaciousness and irresponsibility.
May 16, 2013 |
The doctor-patient relationship at the center of the striking debut feature "Augustine" is modern for its time, the late 19th century. Yet it feels primitive, and not merely because of what we know about the period's scientific limitations. As told by filmmaker Alice Winocour, the story of neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot and the teenage kitchen maid Augustine who became one of his most celebrated cases alternates between impenetrable Gothic shadow and dreamy Baroque light. It's a story of women's "hysteria," the catch-all term for mysterious symptoms like Augustine's, and a story of primal female power - debased, dissected and displayed.
June 12, 2012 |
President Obama is hitting hard this week on the idea that the economy is making progress under his stewardship. A series of interviews with local news outlets already this week makes his point clear, featuring the word “progress” several times in relation to the economy. Advisers to the president say the argument is based on fact, and it clearly forms the heart of their message this summer. “We have made some substantial progress,” White House press secretary Jay Carney says. “We have seen the economy grow. We have seen it produce almost 4.3 million private sector jobs.” But the approach is coming under some critical review -- not just from Republicans, and not just as a result of the flap over Obama's choice of words in describing the job creation on his watch.