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February 5, 2011
'Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime' Where: KOCE When: 10 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-G (suitable for all ages) 'Reagan' Where: HBO When: 9 p.m. Monday Rating: Not rated
April 23, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Having a day off on Wednesday, Simi Valley baseball Coach Matt La Belle decided to take his players on a short field trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum to see the best exhibition of baseball memorabilia outside of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Through Sept. 4, the Reagan Library has a baseball exhibition of more than 800 artifacts . Much of it is from the collection of L.A.-based Gary Cypres.
May 18, 2013
Responding to Seth Rosenfeld's May 10 Op-Ed article linking then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan's harsh condemnation of student protests in the 1960s to the eventual decline of the University of California system, reader Bruce Bates wrote in a letter published Tuesday that Rosenfeld "overlooks that this very radicalization has diminished the value of a UC education. " Bates continued: "In the 1950s, when the UC system was at its peak, students were 'well groomed and complacent' (to use Rosenfeld's words)
April 15, 2014 | Patt Morrison
George Steffes was a boy standing on Wilshire Boulevard when Dwight D. Eisenhower rolled by in a motorcade, and he was mightily impressed. But that's not what got him into politics. He went to 5 o'clock Mass one day in 1966 and ran into an acquaintance who was working on Ronald Reagan's gubernatorial campaign. Steffes volunteered. He went to Sacramento as Reagan's legislative aide and has been there ever since. He helped to found the first multi-person lobbying firm in Sacramento, Capitol Partners, where he's now “senior advisor,” no longer running the firm day to day. Almost 50 years in Sacramento have given him a long view of its roller-coaster politicking, including low points like the recent indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee. The ride has left him a bit queasy.
February 7, 2011 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
Call me the skunk at the picnic, but as conservatives celebrate Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, I'll remind them that their icon often governed as a moderate. Reagan talked like an unbending small-government ideologue, but in Sacramento and Washington he acted as a flexible whatever-size-fits pragmatist. Those types of Republicans are in very short supply today and don't seem to exist at all in leadership positions. For that reason alone, all of us should be commemorating the centennial of Reagan's birth.
November 8, 1991
Help! If Americans rate Reagan "average," America needs help. A twice-elected President has to be good, not just average. Oh yes, he was nice. SOPHIE BINGHAM, Laguna Hills
March 3, 1990
Regarding Reagan's testimony for the Poindexter trial: It is "sex, lies and videotape" without the sex. JOANNE C. MURRAY Santa Barbara
December 29, 1990
You have to give Reagan and Bush credit. They got government off our backs . . . and into our pockets. LEE WHITMAN South Pasadena
April 18, 1988
Thanks to Speakes, Reagan will no longer be referred to as the Teflon President. Henceforth he will be known as the ersatz President. JAKE MAXFIELD Camarillo
August 3, 1993 | Reuters
Former President Ronald Reagan criticized President Clinton's economic plan in a newspaper article published today and said "it will only cause the deficit to increase." In the piece in the New York Times headlined "Just Say No to Clinton's Package," the former Republican President urged "each member of Congress to reject the White House pressure" to pass the economic plan. "It is so flawed, the only reasonable alternative is to flatly reject it," Reagan wrote.
April 10, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
So what can we read into a name? Republican members of Congress, in search of yet another way to honor the man who led them back from the wilderness after the Nixon White House debacle, are trying to rename a mountain after Ronald Reagan. In Nevada. Which, by definition, means out in the middle of a desert , though in this case it has a nice view of Las Vegas. And it's not even like they're trying to name a whole mountain after him. They have their eyes set on a peak that's part of Frenchman Mountain . Which means, technically speaking, Reagan will be secondary to a European.
March 27, 2014 | By Michael McGough
When a federal district judge in Michigan ruled recently that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violated the Constitution, the New York Times noted that the judge, Bernard A. Friedman, had been appointed by President Reagan. That detail wasn't included in the L.A. Times story. Was that an oversight? I don't think so. If a reporter were writing a profile of Friedman, it would make sense to note that fact, along with other background information such as when the judge was born and where he attended law school.
March 26, 2014 | By Michael D. Sorkin
Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached deregulation, and his syndicated newspaper columns caught the eye of Ronald Reagan, who in 1980 was running for president. Reagan took Weidenbaum to the White House as his top economic advisor. At first, the administration used tax cuts to fight high unemployment and inflation.
March 20, 2014 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lawrence E. Walsh, a former federal judge and Wall Street lawyer who spent a frustrating seven years as the independent counsel investigating misconduct by Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, died Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City after a short illness, his family said. He was 102. Walsh undertook the controversial job when he was 75 and semi-retired from a career that began in the mid-1930s, when he prosecuted racketeering in New York City. The Republican later was appointed to the federal bench, served as president of the American Bar Assn., and was No. 2 in President Eisenhower's Justice Department before spending two decades with the powerful law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell.
March 15, 2014
Re "Claiming Reagan for 2016," Opinion, March 11 Disagreeing with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for calling President Reagan a non-interventionist, Jonah Goldberg writes, "Any analysis that casts the passionate anti-communist invader of Grenada (without congressional approval), supporter of the Afghan mujahedin, champion of missile defense, bomber of Libya and winner of the Cold War as a non-interventionist certainly gets points for creativity. " After the 1983 Marines barracks bombing that killed nearly 250 Americans, Reagan peacefully pulled us out of Lebanon.
February 17, 2014 | By Christopher Knight, Times art critic
The little town of Dixon, Ill., has two claims to fame. First, it's the self-proclaimed Petunia Capital of Illinois. And second, it's the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States. Presidents (and petunias) are no doubt good for tourism, which is probably why the town has decided to erect another bronze statue - its third - to Reagan. This one is planned for Lowell Park, just north of the Dixon Correctional Center, the state's largest medium security facility.
February 15, 2014 | By Ted Gregory
Decades before he became known as the Teflon president and the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan was a hunk in trunks. For seven summers on the banks of the Rock River, north of Reagan's boyhood hometown of Dixon, Ill., the young man who became president monitored the beach at Lowell Park. Locals say more than a few women faked peril in the water so that the strapping, handsome fellow who sometimes parted his hair down the center would whisk them to safety. "There are a lot of people who'll come to town for a Reagan visit and the first thing they ask is, 'Where is Lowell Park?
February 3, 2014 | Russ Parsons
Jimmy Murphy, the genial Irishman who reigned as a Beverly Hills dining room power broker for more than three decades, has died. The longtime maitre d', first at the Bistro in Beverly Hills and later at his own Jimmy's Beverly Hills, was an icon in the days when restaurants were better known for their dining room staffs than for the chefs who were working in their kitchens. Murphy, 75, died at home in Beverly Hills on Friday afternoon after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said.
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