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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1991
Did someone forget to pay the light bill for President Bush's 1,000 points of light? VIC FAILLE Hemet
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WORLD
April 27, 2014 | By Ramin Mostaghim
Nine months after taking office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani finds himself under pressure from both his reformist supporters and hard-line conservatives as efforts to spur political change and economic progress have stumbled. Rouhani has faced a backlash in recent weeks from the very base that helped get him elected, which now sees a lack of movement to bolster personal liberties or free political prisoners. Meanwhile, both reformists and hard-liners are increasingly frustrated over economic woes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1989
As a Native American (a.k.a. Indian), I would like to address the issue of the Catholic Church's plan to build a social hall on the graves of my ancestors at Mission San Diego de Alcala. My dear Catholic brethren: You seem to have forgotten your own history, as well as your promises to us natives. Do you not remember when you first came to this country, carrying your sword and cross? How gentle we were with you. Have you forgotten we welcomed you as guests? How naive and trusting we were.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Leland Yee, who was indicted recently for accepting payments for favors, promises in an official ballot guide arriving at voters' homes this week to “expose special interests, and prevent corruption.” Yee wrote the candidate statement for the voter guide before his March 26 arrest by federal authorities who have also accused him of conspiracy to traffic in firearms. The San Francisco Democrat paid to include the statement in voter guides as part of a candidacy for secretary of state that he has since abandoned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2009 | David Zahniser and Maeve Reston
Four and a half years ago, a Los Angeles city councilman looking to become mayor promised to take the bureaucracy into uncharted territory by helping residents get better access to cheaper prescription drugs. The LA-Rx program, unveiled in the heat of Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign, was ambitious. It was innovative. And it took a back seat to other initiatives once he won office. When Villaraigosa finally unveiled the start of LA-Rx last week, it was one of several signs that the mayor -- now in his second term -- is trying to shed a reputation for being long on promises and short on follow-through.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2010 | James Rainey
Bill Lobdell made quite a name for himself in this newsroom writing about faith gone wrong. He called out crooked ministers, fraudulent faith healers and abusive priests. Now Lobdell has launched a new journalism website with a partner who once was convicted and sent to prison for a multimillion-dollar swindle. The veteran religion writer hopes to do to crooked businesses what he did to ministers who did not live up to their calling. What has many traditional journalists agog is not just that Lobdell threw in with onetime ZZZZ Best con man Barry Minkow, but what the duo, operating as iBusinessreporting.
NATIONAL
August 16, 2009 | Maeve Reston
Continuing his campaign for an overhaul of the nation's healthcare system, President Obama promised his audience here in western Colorado on Saturday that his effort would create a "common-sense set of consumer protections" for Americans with health insurance. In an effort to soothe concerns amid the contentious healthcare debate, the president pledged that new legislation would ease the burdens of average consumers by capping the amount insurance companies can charge annually for out-of-pocket costs like co-pays and deductibles.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By David Wharton
Michael Phelps will launch his comeback from retirement on Thursday, but the 22-time Olympic medalist won't make any promises about competing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. "I'm doing this because I want to get back in the water," he said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference. "I'm having fun. " Phelps will compete in the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., this week. He is scheduled to swim in only one event Thursday morning, sticking with the 100-meter butterfly after announcing that he will skip the 100-meter freestyle.
OPINION
January 4, 2008
Re "A promise of unpredictability," Opinion, Jan. 2 Joseph Ellis offers Ronald Reagan as an example of a president reversing a position he took during a campaign, stating that Reagan called the Soviet Union an "evil empire" and then negotiated an arms agreement with it. However, Reagan's "evil empire" speech was given in 1983 and can hardly be considered a campaign position. In his 1980 campaign, Reagan promised to increase military expenditures, end the grain embargo against the Soviet Union and enact tax reductions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1998
Re "Residents Keep Lobbying for Park," Nov. 3. Good luck. When we purchased our home on Richardson, just north of a very large vacant piece of land in 1989, we were assured by our real estate broker that the lot could never be used for anything other than a park or a new school. Wrong! Today the entire horizon of the lot at Bennett and Sinaloa has been blocked off, all the trees removed and a five-foot wall is being readied for 25 or so homes. So much for promises. GEORGE PEGG, Simi Valley
HEALTH
April 25, 2014 | Mary MacVean
Workouts don't always have to be sweaty, and my mind and spirit needed some attention after a recent long week. We can all meditate or downward our dogs at home, but sometimes it helps to have a little guidance. Reset: 8254 Melrose Ave., www.ToResetClickHere.com Aura: Seems like miles from the hullabaloo just outside; dimmed lights, electric candles and cushiony mats. Effort: Laid-back, for sure. But there's no payoff if you just drop off and don't try to follow the teacher.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By David Wharton
Michael Phelps will launch his comeback from retirement on Thursday, but the 22-time Olympic medalist won't make any promises about competing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. "I'm doing this because I want to get back in the water," he said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference. "I'm having fun. " Phelps will compete in the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., this week. He is scheduled to swim in only one event Thursday morning, sticking with the 100-meter butterfly after announcing that he will skip the 100-meter freestyle.
OPINION
April 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board
AT&T's announcement that it might extend ultra-high-speed broadband service to Los Angeles and dozens of other communities across the country was greeted with no small amount of skepticism from the digital punditocracy. "Don't celebrate yet," warned Ars Technica. "More hype than hope," suggested Latin Post. And there does seem to be a bit of gamesmanship going on between AT&T and Google, which has also made a habit of announcing potential, rather than actual, deployments of gigabit-speed Internet services.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
The Bots aren't old enough to drink, but they've already played some of the biggest festivals in the world, including the Warped Tour, Glastonbury, South by Southwest, CMJ and, most recently, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Brothers Mikaiah, 20, and Anaiah, 17, Lei may still live with their parents, but that doesn't mean this Glendale skate punk outfit hasn't paid its dues. Since forming in 2006 - Anaiah was in the fifth grade - the brothers have issued an album and three EPs, opened for Bad Brains, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Tenacious D, and had Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz namedrop them as one of his favorites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
When Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his first budget this week, he proudly announced that he was doubling funding to fix broken sidewalks from $10 million to $20 million. There's just one problem: None of the money that was budgeted for this year has been spent so far. And it remains unclear how much of it will be used before the budget year comes to an end June 30. Any unencumbered money will be swept back into Los Angeles' general fund. City officials said they held off on sidewalk spending because of a lawsuit filed by disabled residents who assert that broken sidewalks infringe on their rights to public access.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Ben Welsh, David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's first proposed budget calls for hiring 140 firefighters and the start of a sweeping overhaul of the city's 911 dispatch system, part of a bid to speed the response to hundreds of thousands of calls for help each year. The revamped dispatch operation, outlined Monday by the mayor's office as it presented an $8.1-billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year, would unify separate police and fire emergency call centers and gradually replace some uniformed firefighters with lower-paid civilian phone operators.
OPINION
May 5, 2004
As someone who attended two years of community college, transferred to a University of California campus and is currently pursuing graduate studies, I was offended by the tone of "Cuts at UC Force Many to Consider Their 'Option,' " (May 2). These students should be grateful they have the opportunity to pursue an education at all. If that is their true goal, then being required to spend some time at a community college should not bother them, and should only increase the wealth and variety of their educational experience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2009 | Michael Rothfeld
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently revealed that he cuts off the water when his children take extremely long showers, may have entered a new realm of domestic drama Tuesday involving a more formidable member of his household: his wife. Schwarzenegger promised "swift action" after TMZ.com posted two pictures of Maria Shriver driving while apparently violating the hands-free cellphone requirement he signed into law. The pictures show Shriver with her right hand on the wheel and her left holding a cellphone to her ear. One is dated July 12, 2009, and the other was taken Sunday, according to TMZ. The pictures appear with an article that begins, "Maria Maria, cell phone cheatah!"
WORLD
April 10, 2014 | By Anthee Carassava
ATHENS -- After four years of exile from global markets, Greece made a promising return Thursday by attracting strong demand at its first sale of government bonds since accepting two international bailouts to stay afloat. A highly anticipated auction raised about $4 billion as international investors snapped up bonds that two years ago would have been deemed too risky. The amount was $500 million higher than Athens' original target. “The reception of the five-year bond has exceeded all expectations,” a beaming Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said in a nationally televised statement.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Ted Rall
The United States of America in Year 2014 is the wealthiest nation that has ever existed. Poverty among Americans is an obscenity: immoral, unnecessary, counterproductive . As disgusting as it is to watch $100,000 cars zoom past homeless panhandlers, however, there's something even worse: politicians who pretend to care, who say they're trying to help the poor and the downtrodden, but are actually ignoring them as they revel in the institutional corruption...
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