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April 28, 1996
That's a snotty headline--"Even O.J. Told Him to Simmer Down"--on the review of Chris Darden's book "In Contempt" (Book Review, March 31). Perhaps O.J. would be better advised to take his own advice. I, for one, hope Chris Darden continues to be angry at a society that permits such circuses. AURIEL DOUGLAS, SANTA MONICA
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April 24, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Soaring flames kept a major natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming closed on Thursday, affecting fuel supplies across the West. The fire followed an explosion Wednesday afternoon at one of the five natural-gas processing units at a Williams Cos. plant near Opal, Wyo. About 40 workers immediately left the plant, shutting off incoming and outgoing pipes on the way out. No one was injured. The entire 88-acre town of Opal was evacuated Wednesday and some 60 residents who spent the night in hotels were allowed back into their homes at about noon Thursday, Opal Mayor Mary Hall told the Los Angeles Times.  Authorities used air monitoring equipment to see whether methane levels were low enough for the town to be safe, Williams spokesman George Angerbauer told The Times.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2009 | Steve Appleford
Fred Durst was concentrating on sound, pacing slowly on stage and rapping a line or two into his microphone, but mostly just listening. In a few hours, the original, platinum-selling lineup of Limp Bizkit was set to perform its first U.S. show in eight years. That meant the Saturday afternoon sound check in the Palms hotel and casino's Pearl Concert Theater was not about bouncing or raging to the band's hip-hop beat, but getting the details right.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A road rage incident nearly turned deadly Sunday when two men pulled weapons on each other in a Lancaster driveway, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Eric Deshawn Holliday , 26, of Long Beach was being held in the shooting of another man Sunday afternoon at a friend's home. The incident began about 12:30 p.m., the department said in a statement, when Holliday was on his way to a home in the 3600 block of West Avenue in Lancaster and saw a man with whom he'd had a run-in before.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2011
'See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody' Bob Mould with Michael Azerrad Little, Brown: 416 pp. $24.99
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 1996
I do agree with Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello's statement that "Saturday Night Live" "censored" the band outright, and that "SNL" more likely than not "sucked up to the billionaire" (Pop Eye, April 21). However, Morello referring to anyone, be they a singular person or corporate entity, as a "bootlicker" to a "corporate master" is contradictory, irresponsible and just plain idiotic. Perhaps Morello's dreams of becoming a "revolutionary" have clouded the reality of his surroundings--he is a member of a very popular band signed to a very corporate record label.
SPORTS
July 17, 2013 | By Austin Knoblauch
Over the years, there have been plenty of great racing feuds, but the man vs. man-in-machine struggle that took place on a North Carolina track last weekend might be the greatest of them all. According to the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal , the latest example of racing rage occurred Saturday shortly before Derek Stoltz won a 20-lap late-model stock car race at Bowman Gray Stadium. On his way to winning, Stoltz spun out race leader Bryant Robertson and also sent Robertson's brother, Mike, into a spin.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2012 | By August Brown
First New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was rebuffed by The Boss . Now another well-know liberal musician has spurned the advances of a right-wing politician-fan. In a brutal Rolling Stone editorial , Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello calls Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's recent vice presidential pick, the "embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades. " The 42-year-old Ryan has touted his Rage fandom in the past, a curious choice given the band's ferocious advocacy for unions, immigrants and social justice.  Morello is clearly amused and perplexed at how deeply, in his opinion, Ryan has missed the point of his band.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Authorities Friday were investigating an accident in which a driver and her passenger were killed and two children seriously injured after their vehicle crashed into a tree during a suspected road rage incident in Rialto. Police said the driver, Yvette Pulido, 31, of Fontana, got into a dispute with another motorist on the 210 Freeway shortly after exiting it near Cactus Avenue about 12:15 a.m. Thursday. Pulido allegedly followed the other car southbound on Cactus until they were forced to stop for a train at a Metrolink crossing, said Rialto police Sgt. Richard Royce.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2000
In Steve Hochman's review of the Rage Against the Machine concert at the Great Western Forum, he accuses the band of reducing "highly complex issues . . . to simple slogans" and painting "strokes so broad you can't see the faces in the picture" ("Raging Against the Machine, or Being a Mindless Part of It?," Dec. 21). It is Hochman's review that paints the broad strokes. He fails to delineate any of the slogans that are, in his estimation, "simple." Were Hochman more learned regarding the issues being addressed by Rage's lyrics, he would recognize the lyrics as among the most complex in modern music.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Police say road rage may be behind a car-to-car shooting on the westbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar early Friday that left one man dead. Responding to a call about a traffic obstruction, California Highway Patrol officers discovered the shooting victim inside his Mitsubishi on the Roxford Street off-ramp shortly before 1 a.m.     The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released. “Preliminary evidence tends to show this is a case of road rage,” Lt. Paul Vernon said in a police statement.  “Bullet impacts and glass fragments lead us to think the shooter fired at the victim from the victim's side of the car.” Vernon said the victim was in his 30s and may have been coming from or going to work.  The CHP closed all westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway from the 118 Freeway around 3 a.m. to allow investigators to search for possible evidence.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Paris Fashion Week, which began Tuesday, is in full swing, and Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore has her stylish boots firmly on the ground and has been filing dispatches left and right. So far she reports  a dowdy-chic vibe at Alessandro Dell'Acqua's first collection for Rochas, an Op Art rave  at Dries Van Noten, and a global mash-up -- in more  ways than one -- at Jun Takahashi's cult Japanese label Undercover. [All the Rage] Wearable technology has its challenges -- and we're not just talking about making something that's functional and fashionable.
WORLD
February 24, 2014 | By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
CARACAS, Venezuela - Protests continued Monday across Venezuela amid growing reports of police repression and scarcities of basic goods, which provoked rare public criticism of President Nicolas Maduro by a political ally. Jose Vielma Mora, governor of the western state of Tachira, the scene of street violence and protests, told a radio interviewer Sunday night that the military had displayed "excess" in responding to the disturbances. Vielma Mora, a former army officer who was a longtime supporter of the late President Hugo Chavez, singled out repeated overflights by government fighter jets and called for a change in the military command.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Liam Neeson has proved of late how entertainingly potent the one-tough-middle-aged-SOB-against-impossible-odds movie can be. But there's not a lot to be - ahem - "Taken" by, however, in the lo-fi imitation thriller "The Outsider," which stars British slab Craig Fairbrass as Lex, a private security mercenary stationed in Afghanistan who hotfoots it to Los Angeles to investigate the supposed death of his estranged daughter. With all signs pointing to a weaselly, well-protected high-tech firm magnate (James Caan)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Few of us will know what it means to have a genuine legacy, something that really needs to be cared for, protected, regarded. Performers such as Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone must know that issue all too well, each having created a coterie of legendary characters in their long careers. So in the new film "Grudge Match," which plays with the imagery and iconography of two of their best-known creations, are we all sharing a wink and a laugh as the points of reference somehow add something deeper to our understanding?
SPORTS
November 22, 2013
The USC fans had charged the field. The cheerleaders were at the 50-yard line giving the victory salute. A player was conducting the marching band. Students were hugging players. Players were hugging their interim coach. On television Brent Musburger was asked what was better than college football, and he answered, "Nothing. " It almost makes someone want to become a USC fan. Almost. Martin Zaehringer Ventura :: Did I miss something? Did USC win the national championship when it defeated Stanford?
BOOKS
May 26, 1996
Regarding Thulani Davis' self-centered review of "Waking From the Dream: My Life in the Black Middle Class," by Sam Fulwood III (April 21), I guess I should not be surprised by her disappointment in Fulwood's relative lack of black rage. I've had African American friends who reported not feeling racism during their growing-up years. They, of course, would be subject to immediate suspicion, ridicule and scorn by the black-rage establishment. Davis advances a tired and increasingly irritating agenda--how dare any black not express rage!
OPINION
July 18, 2005
Re "Keep on talking, Mr. Rove," editorial, July 15 Isn't it about time for Americans to stop screaming at each other in traffic and direct their anguish at the White House, where it might actually do some good? [Karl] Rove rage, that's what we need. Let 'em hear it! Jonathan Schwartz Marina del Rey Here's the issue I don't see anyone questioning: The Bush administration's smear attempt on former Ambassador Joe Wilson -- saying that his findings lacked credibility because his wife sent him to Niger -- doesn't make sense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
The battle over abortion continues to rage, and both sides got good news this week. In a win for antiabortion forces Tuesday, an ideologically split Supreme Court refused, 5-4, to stop the implementation of a Texas law aimed at squeezing abortion providers out of the state by requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Doctors don't need admitting privileges; abortions are among the safest medical procedures performed today. Any emergency room physician is capable of handling a post-abortion complication.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lady Gaga addressed a few of her famous feuds on "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday amid the release of her latest album "Artpop. " Her latest tiff with "Fashion Police" host Kelly Osbourne doesn't bother her and she said she was "not personally affected" by it. As for her long-running feud with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Mother Monster seemed exasperated by the whole thing. "All the feuds usually that people write about, they're very one-sided. It's me over here and somebody's feuding with themselves about me," the "Applause" singer said at the 23-minute mark during her interview.
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