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September 26, 2009 | David Kelly
Public health officials in Riverside County are urging residents to steer clear of bats acting strangely after a 15-year-old Hemet boy was bitten. The bat was rabid and the teenager was treated by a doctor last week after the bite. The boy found the bat flopping around on the ground during the day, according to the county Department of Animal Services. When he tried to pick it up, it bit him. His condition was not known. "If you see a bat during the day, something is not right with that bat," said Sharon Fortino, assistant nurse manager for the county Department of Public Health.
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SPORTS
February 8, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna and James Barragan
The Lakers were down to five healthy and eligible players Wednesday night when center Robert Sacre picked up his sixth personal foul, fueling hope for a struggling Cleveland team that it would play the final 31/2 minutes with a man advantage. It was merely a Sacre-tease. An obscure NBA rule requiring each team to have five players on the floor nullified a Cavaliers power play. Sacre, though penalized with a technical foul, was allowed to remain in the game, and the Lakers won, 119-108.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1986
In his rabid insistance that the Congress endorse a Tonkin Bay resolution for Nicaragua, our Teflon President has dredged up a controversy that may stick to him yet, to wit: McCarthyism--in that anyone who interprets a problem differently from him is, ipso facto, a COM-SYMP. Shades of John Birch. NITA NARR Encino
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Benedict Cumberbatch is living proof of that elusive quality known as charisma. Thin and somewhat awkward, with a long face, a pronounced nose and an impish smile, the British actor has seemingly set the world on fire. Prior to his appearance on Monday at a PBS panel promoting the third (and highly anticipated) season of his television show, "Sherlock," rabid fans could be seen camping out near the entrance of the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. They held signs and autograph books and affected slightly desperate facial expressions, as if they weren't breathing very well and might soon need some form of resuscitation, preferably from Cumberbatch himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1992
Upon reading Jesse Jackson's thoughtful response (Column Left, Dec. 6) to the rabid media exploitation of Hillary Clinton's participation in the President-elect's efforts to solicit input from various sources during the transition period, I was impressed with the breadth of his indictment against the thoughtless attack upon Mrs. Clinton. It is curious that none of the media have set aim for the other presidential "advisers"; at least not on the basis of a lack of ability, education or experience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1988
There must be no more incidents of this kind. The majority of the members of the LAPD are probably decent, well-mannered individuals, yet some of them forget that they are not always dealing with rabid gang members, desperate junkies, or deranged characters. There is no need to treat them like hardened criminals. This attitude usually results in utter rage, confusion and terror seizing the individual apprehended, either making his or her case worse, or making a case where there wasn't one in the first place.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 1989 | DON WALLER
More o' the same psychedelicpopfolkrockjokeopus delicti from the British man (and band) that brought you such phantabulous creations as 1985's "Fegmania!" and last year's "Globe of Frogs" albums. The muscular and melodic "One Long Pair of Eyes," "Madonna of the Wasps," and--especially--"Veins of the Queen" may be the disc's highlights, but there really isn't a single hackneyed moment to be found in the sounds contained here. Hitchcock's rabid, ever-growing cult following will doubtless find their own special favorites, but if he keeps on making records as artful, personal, musical and funny as this one, these folks will have to reconcile what was previously a private pleasure with the general public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1998
Re "Discovery of Rabid Bat Raises Officials' Concerns," April 29. [Martha] Willman missed a golden opportunity to point out the single most important aspect of this case--that rabies is an inevitably fatal encephalitis and a truly hideous way to die. We're not talking about a nuisance like the common cold here. I have observed in my practice that the public is woefully uninformed / misinformed about this rare disease. They will remain so, unfortunately, unless the press does its part by presenting all the relevant facts in addition to quoting sources.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1998 | GEORGE McGOVERN, George McGovern is a former U.S. senator from South Dakota. He won Massachusetts and the District of Columbia as the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee
Three centuries ago, a cluster of overly imaginative girls created the Salem witchcraft epidemic when they publicly swore that they were being harassed by bewitched neighbors. After executing a number of prominent citizens so accused, the authorities belatedly decided that the youthful accusers, not the accused, were the problem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1995 | ANDREW BLECHMAN
The Ventura County Public Health Services is cautioning residents against handling bats or other animals behaving atypically. Eight residents were recently given rabies shots after handling a rabid bat found on the ground, officials said. Recent research shows that rabid bats can transmit the virus without biting a person, officials said. It is also recommended that all domestic animals be vaccinated against rabies.
SPORTS
July 7, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Alfonso Lopez left Mexico 26 years ago. But he didn't leave behind his passion for the Mexican national soccer team. "It's my country. It's my team," he said Sunday, speaking in Spanish from his seat near midfield at the Rose Bowl, where Mexico met Panama on the opening day of the biennial Gold Cup. "This is a chance to feel close to home, close to my roots. " The game didn't provide much of a chance to celebrate though, with Mexico's young "B" team losing a sloppy and mistake-filled 2-1 decision.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2013 | Paresh Dave
It has the hallmarks of a colossal clash between two gaming titans. Microsoft Corp. and Sony Computer Entertainment separately unveiled details about their new game consoles Monday, ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the big video game industry conference that starts Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. But some analysts say the new consoles may instead represent last-gasp attempts by the electronics giants to fend off smartphones and tablets, which have made video games more accessible and cheaper.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Look out, President Obama. Bill Maher is feeling conflicted about your reelection. Has the sky fallen? Has the relentless basher of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, conservatives in general and undecided voters on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" really been flipped? Is the veteran comedian who made headlines when he contributed $1 million to Obama's reelection campaign earlier this year having second thoughts? Is Maher joining forces with Clint Eastwood and "the chair" for a new stand-up tour?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2012 | Jessica Gelt
DJs are all the rage these days. These digital-era rock stars are spinning to the top of the charts in record numbers and booking worldwide tours in massive stadiums. Their fans are as rabid as the most fervent Bieberbot, and their wages can be hundreds of thousands of dollars per night. Hollywood -- hype's most reliable bellwether -- has been listening and eight weeks ago spawned an exclusive, boutique club that worships at the DJ's altar. It's called Agency, and one night a week -- Tuesdays -- it hosts an invitation-only house music night DJed by an unannounced DJ, often with a very big name.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2011 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
Linda Cree and her husband haven't dared to go outside to sit by their pool in the two months since furry black bats began invading their Moorpark backyard. They found three drowned in the pool, she said. Some flopped around on the ground in a pitiful death dance before growing still. She found one clinging to her screen door when she went out to get the morning paper, said Cree, 65, a homemaker. Of the eight bats she reported to Animal Control, seven tested positive for rabies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
Steve Spence knew he was done for when he took the trash out — barefoot — to the curb of his Moorpark home Sunday night. He looked down, and on his foot was a furry bat with black wings. It was exactly like the hundreds that migrate to his neighborhood, and especially his house, every spring and leave every August. He shook the bat off. Then Spence, 54, looked closer, and on his foot was a red bite mark. "I immediately thought 'I'm screwed,'" said Spence, a case manager for a nonprofit that serves the homeless and mentally ill. The bat was rabid and had infected Spence.
NEWS
March 11, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If they ever had an Angriest Man in Costa Mesa contest, I wouldn't want to be the one competing against Sid Soffer. The 59-year-old City Council gadfly says folks have never even seen him angry yet. If so, his version of placid runs just a little hot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
Steve Spence knew he was done for when he took the trash out — barefoot — to the curb of his Moorpark home Sunday night. He looked down, and on his foot was a furry bat with black wings. It was exactly like the hundreds that migrate to his neighborhood, and especially his house, every spring and leave every August. He shook the bat off. Then Spence, 54, looked closer, and on his foot was a red bite mark. "I immediately thought 'I'm screwed,'" said Spence, a case manager for a nonprofit that serves the homeless and mentally ill. The bat was rabid and had infected Spence.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2010
MOVIES Cinefamily calls all disaffected, bitter and downright nasty punks to show up for "Class of 1984," which it describes as "one of the most vicious and hateful exploitation movies of the '80s. " Director Mark L. Lester's disturbed masterwork features rabid packs of bloodthirsty teen gangs roaming our schools ? and also, apparently, a scene in which the sweetest of '80s faces, Michael J. Fox, gets stabbed. Come for the poisonous imagery; stay for the subsequent Q&A with Lester.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2010 | By Mikael Wood, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On the hit series "Glee," Lea Michele plays Rachel Berry, a plucky high-school sophomore whose Broadway-caliber singing voice affords her little protection from the dismissive eyes of her cool-kid classmates. Not unlike a pimply-faced Dungeons & Dragons master, Rachel's prestige within McKinley High's glee club works in inverse proportion to her popularity at school. Thursday night at the Gibson Amphitheatre, where the cast of the music-heavy "Glee" performed the first of four live concerts there, Michele needed guarding just like her fictional alter ego. But as the actress strolled through the audience belting out "Don't Rain on My Parade," it wasn't bullies and bimbos her security retinue was keeping at arm's length; rather, it was frenzied "Glee" fans desperate for a close-up glimpse of this rising star.
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