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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1997
Quality time: A term we use when we do not have or spend adequate time to do something correctly or completely. Quality takes time. LANCE HOPKINS Fallbrook
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SPORTS
March 12, 2013 | Chris Erskine
PHOENIX - Let me tell you about Josh Hamilton's first rocket ship of spring. It isn't a perfect home run. He gets under it a bit more than he would've liked, so it's towering, corpulent, full of cha-cha. At last sighting, it was in geosynchronous orbit with Earth. NBC was about to bounce Brian Williams' evening newscasts off of it, and someone at Palomar was pronouncing it a planet. So no, it wasn't a perfect home run by any means. But it got your attention, all right. It was the kind of celestial event befitting the newest Angel.
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NEWS
March 8, 2000
Having been a stay-at-home mom, a divorced working mom with two children, and now a working, remarried mom with one child still at home, I read your article ("Following Their Hearts," Feb. 14) with great interest. I am 48 years old and am a professional in the legal community (not an attorney). I found it interesting that the older moms chose to stay home with their children and the one mother who didn't has very young children, 9 months and 2 years. She justifies her time with her children as quality time, but I'd have to question how much of that she has when she gets home at 6:30 at night and leaves before 8 a.m. When do her babies go to bed?
SPORTS
September 27, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
NBA Commissioner David Stern and players' representatives met for two hours Tuesday in New York and said they would have another negotiating session Wednesday as the league's lockout of players nears three months. Stern told reporters both sides "spent some quality time discussing concepts and we agreed that it would be good if we went back to our offices, talked amongst ourselves and reconvened tomorrow. " No firm proposals were exchanged, said Stern and Players' Assn. President and Lakers guard Derek Fisher.
SPORTS
September 27, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
NBA Commissioner David Stern and players' representatives met for two hours Tuesday in New York and said they would have another negotiating session Wednesday as the league's lockout of players nears three months. Stern told reporters both sides "spent some quality time discussing concepts and we agreed that it would be good if we went back to our offices, talked amongst ourselves and reconvened tomorrow. " No firm proposals were exchanged, said Stern and Players' Assn. President and Lakers guard Derek Fisher.
NEWS
February 6, 2000 | VICKI IOVINE
Dear Vicki: I have five kids between the ages of 4 and 13, two boys and three girls. When I had my first baby, my universe revolved around her. All my friends had kids close in age, and we devoted nearly every day to an activity for them, whether it was Mommy and Me classes or taking in a Disney movie matinee or just spending a couple of hours pushing the kids on the swings in the local park.
SPORTS
January 29, 2000 | TIM KAWAKAMI
No. 1 pick Devean George hasn't gotten many chances in big-game situations this season, but he got one Monday, in a surprise second-quarter stint against Utah. Three nervous minutes later, after a foul, a turnover and a quick hook, Coach Phil Jackson compared George's performance to Utah rookie Quincy Lewis, who scored six crucial points in the second overtime of that Jazz victory. "I said, 'Are you ready to play a big game?' He said, 'I'm ready.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1997 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It must've looked to the teenagers passing by like the grown-up version of U2 was coming to town. The line of folks clutching checkbooks stretched from the Mason Park gymnasium across the lawn to the parking lot and down along the sidewalk around the gym. Every curbside parking spot on every street around the Chatsworth park was filled. But it wasn't concert tickets we were trying to score.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1993 | LEONARD FEATHER
SUSANNAH McCORKLE "From Bessie to Brazil" Concord Jazz * * * The improbable title is justified: In 1923 Bessie Smith recorded "My Sweetie Went Away," to which vocalist McCorkle brings a Smith-like growl; "Adeus America" (English lyrics by McCorkle) and Jobim's "The Waters of March" are sung in English and Portuguese.
NEWS
August 5, 1993 | MARY LAINE YARBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Spending quality time with children is likely to be a popular summer plan for many parents. It is important in the educational and personal development of children of all ages, but probably most crucial for the youngest. Unlike older students, preschoolers don't date, play summer league sports or visit friends by themselves. That means they are generally at home more, particularly in the summer, and need more of their parents' time and attention.
SPORTS
November 14, 2010
Exactly Charlotte Coach Larry Brown , on the NBA's "Respect the Game" initiative that has resulted in controversial technical foul calls: "The respect for the game goes both ways. " 29 Archrivals Boston's Ray Allen to TNT's Craig Sager , on the Miami Heat: "We really don't like anybody. We like ourselves. " Keep that sense of humor Miami's Dwyane Wade , after Thursday's loss to the Celtics; "We're the best 5-4 team in the league.
OPINION
October 17, 2010
Helping troubled kids help themselves Re "On Probation: In an earlier era, kids in the camps were treated like human beings by adults who cared about them and wanted to help them change," and "Today, federal intervention is necessary to fix intractable problems at Los Angeles County's Department of Probation," Oct. 10 It is shocking to read about the new lows in California's juvenile justice system. Fortunately, as author Sal Martinez modestly reminded us, there is something we all can do to help make an important difference in the lives of young people.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Leaving" is a particularly bleak love story, a film from France that's as interested in making points about the repressive nature of society as it is in celebrating a relationship between two people. Given that one of the two people is played by Kristin Scott Thomas, who gives an involved performance as a married woman suddenly bowled over by her fervor for another man, there are things in this film to hold our interest. But anyone looking for characters as truly human and sympathetic as those in this year's "Mademoiselle Chambon" will be looking in vain.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2010
SERIES Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon pitches in to help a young couple caring for the wife's younger siblings in this new episode (8 p.m. ABC). Masterpiece Classic: The anthology series offers a new adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" (9 p.m. KCET). Life: The multi-part nature series bugs out with an all-insects episode (9 p.m. Discovery). The Tudors: The sexy period drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII returns for another season (9 p.m. Showtime)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2010 | By Mark Sachs
"Dancing With the Stars" kicks off its 10th season Monday night on ABC, and a familiar face will be on hand. Brooke Burke, who won the Season 7 competition with partner Derek Hough, returns not for another crack at a title, but to share hosting duties with Tom Bergeron. Burke, a mother of four who lives in Malibu with actor-singer David Charvet, admits she hasn't been on a dance floor since her Season 7 triumph ("I mean, where are you going to go ballroom dancing in L.A.?"), but she knows how to stay busy.
TRAVEL
November 8, 2009 | Amanda Jones
With news of drug-related violence and H1N1 flu in the headlines, tourism to Mexico has plummeted. But the truth is the violence is largely regional and the swine flu is no longer confined to here. Many places in Mexico are inexpensive, kid-friendly and sunny. Here are some of my family's recent favorites. Sayulita, Nayarit Once a fishing village, Sayulita has become a haunt for surfers, bohemians and vacationers who want to avoid the crowds. It's just an hour's drive from Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's west coast.
NEWS
January 2, 1992 | MARY LAINE YARBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES. Mary Laine Yarber teaches English and journalism at Santa Monica High School. Her column appears weekly.
Spending quality time with children is likely to be a popular New Year's resolution for many parents. It is important in the educational and personal development of children of all ages, but it is probably most crucial for those in preschool. Unlike older students, preschool children aren't very likely to be dating, visiting friends or studying at the library. That means they are generally at home more, and need more of their parents' time and attention.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2008 | Gina McIntyre
Robert Pattinson has all the traits of a Hollywood heartthrob -- photogenic features, a lovely British accent and a starring role as the brooding but devastatingly handsome good guy vampire Edward Cullen in "Twilight," the big-screen adaptation of the first installment in author Stephenie Meyer's wildly successful young-adult book series due in theaters Nov. 21. The only thing that doesn't quite fit? Pattinson is one seriously self-deprecating guy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2008 | Maria Elena Fernandez and Kate Aurthur
The Television Critics Assn. Press Tour, the semiannual gathering of television journalists from around the country, began at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday. We offer you these dispatches. The deed is done: Not only will Shannen Doherty officially have a role on the new version of "90210," she also will be in the two-hour premiere on Sept. 2. After weeks of speculation, rumors and, presumably, haggling, executive producer Gabe Sachs said Saturday morning at the Beverly Hilton that Doherty's Brenda would join the previously announced returns of Kelly (Jennie Garth)
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