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September 18, 1997 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is the home of the original Skid Road, when new-logged timber was sent skating down through robust but questionable neighborhoods to the harbor. Since then, the rough-and-tumble town has emerged as the high-tech jewel of the Pacific Rim. Today's vagrants vie for sidewalk space with an array of restaurants, each offering a new and purportedly superior variety of nouveau-Northwest-poached-in-rainwater cuisine. It's enough to make a homeless guy go "hooey."
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SPORTS
March 6, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 When Evan Wardlow, Maleke Haynes and Julian Richardson arrived at Woodland Hills El Camino Real four years ago, they joined a program that had never done anything particularly impressive in high school basketball. On Saturday, they'll be playing in their second consecutive City Section Division I championship game after winning the City Division II title as sophomores. They have helped turn the program into the best in the West Valley League the last two seasons. But standing in the way of trying to become the best in the City Section is 12-time champion Westchester.
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NEWS
October 17, 1989 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, laying out a road map to improved U.S.-Soviet relations, said Monday that perestroika is not just "breathing space" before another round of confrontation but represents real change across the board, covering political, legal, foreign, military and economic issues.
NATIONAL
January 14, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A group formed here in response to the shooting deaths of 20 first-graders and six school employees called Monday for "real change" nationwide to prevent future mass killings, but it refused to say whether such change should include a ban on assault weapons or other new gun laws. The group, which is called Sandy Hook Promise, includes relatives of some of the children slain on Dec. 14 by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who burst into the Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire with an assault rifle.
NEWS
September 3, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jagged, listing fence pieced together from scrap wood does a poor job of hiding the construction debris that has littered Galina Kemova's neighborhood since the slipshod high-rises were built in the area a decade ago. It's nobody's job to clean up the courtyard of the nameless settlement on Vasiliev Island, sandwiched between a bus-building works and a repair yard for foreign cars. So, for 10 years, nobody has bothered to clean it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1999 | ROB GLUSHON, Rob Glushon is a member of the elected charter reform commission representing the 11th City Council District, which includes Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks
Although key differences remain and language revisions need to be worked out, the efforts by both the elected and appointed charter reform commissions to submit a single, unified city charter to the voters in June provides the best hope for change that will significantly benefit the residents of the San Fernando Valley.
NEWS
August 20, 1994 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few political candidates end their campaigns the way Amado Avendano Figueroa did. Making his first public appearance since he was badly injured in a suspicious car wreck, a weak Avendano was steadied on stage by his sons as his daughter read out his final campaign message: "I am alive, and I am determined to fight to the ultimate consequences." If Sunday's elections are a test of Mexico's commitment to democratic change, then nowhere is the test more crucial than in this tense state of Chiapas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1996 | LLEWELLYN H. ROCKWELL, Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. is editor of the Rothbard-Rockwell Report, published by the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, Calif
Bored with the two main candidates? Their positions on the "issues" are nearly identical. Their "debates" aren't on principles, but on personalities and policy quibbles. They're two peas in the same government pod. That's why, if you vote for Bill Clinton or Bob Dole, you're wasting your vote. In the usual political racket, the power elite pretend to give us a choice. The winner then amasses power, expands government and pays off special interests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1989 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of business and community leaders Thursday announced the formation of Real Change, a group whose purpose is to discourage people from giving money to panhandlers. The leaders of Real Change said that many of the people asking for money on the streets of San Diego are not only not hungry, they're probably not homeless. And more and more, they say, are responding to refusals to their pleas for money with shouts, shoves and other forms of violent confrontation.
NEWS
September 20, 1997 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the people of Serbia go to the polls this weekend to elect a new president, this is their choice: the milquetoast proxy of dictator Slobodan Milosevic or a bombastic and violent proponent of ethnic purity. Serbians will vote Sunday for a replacement for Milosevic. After two terms as president of Serbia and barred from serving a third, Milosevic in July decided to instead become president of Yugoslavia, which now consists of Serbia and its ally Montenegro.
NATIONAL
November 5, 2012 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - After a final cross-country campaign whirl by both candidates, President Obama heads into election day riding a slim lead in enough key states to secure a second term, while Mitt Romney remains competitive and could yet unseat him. National polling showed late voter movement toward Obama, raising the possibility that the election might not drag out for days and weeks of wrangling over disputed ballots, as some feared. The president continued to maintain a slight edge in the vast majority of swing-state opinion polls, though his advantage typically remained within the surveys' margins of error, leaving the contest statistically tied.
NEWS
November 5, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Campaigning in this hotly contested battleground state for the third time in five days, Mitt Romney urged his supporters Monday to keep pushing until election day. “I also want to thank many of you in this crowd that have been out there working on the campaign. Making calls from the victory centers, and by putting up a yard sign, in your neighbor's yard,” he said, then chuckled. “And maybe convincing a co-worker to vote for Paul Ryan and me. And now, let's make sure that we get everyone we know out to vote on Tuesday.  Every single voter -- get 'em out!
NEWS
November 2, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - As the crowd here chanted “Four - More - Days” in unison during a raucous rally Friday, Mitt Romney offered his closing argument: framing the choice in Tuesday's election as between “more of the same” and “real change.” In a sharply critical speech that Romney was still writing as his campaign plane lifted off for Wisconsin from Virginia on Friday morning, the former Massachusetts governor said he would be more committed than...
NEWS
November 1, 2012 | By Christi Parsons, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
After three days of tending to storm business, President Obama gets back on the campaign trail Thursday with plans to offer a closing argument focused on middle-class security. The president will argue that the middle class has been undercut by policies and decisions of the last decade, according to the campaign. "While Governor [Mitt] Romney promotes the same policies that failed our country and ran the middle class into the ground and calls it change, President Obama will point the way forward to real change that will boost the middle class and create a stronger future for all Americans," Obama campaign spokesman Adam Fetcher said in a morning email.
NEWS
October 25, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
CINCINNATI - Taking a page from President Obama's campaign four years ago, Mitt Romney adopted a new refrain Wednesday, telling voters he was the candidate of “big change” and casting his rival as the candidate of the “status quo.” At his first of three rallies on a bus tour across Ohio on Wednesday, Romney mentioned the phrase “big change” no fewer than a dozen times and argued that Obama had taken the country backward with his economic...
NEWS
October 21, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
LAS VEGAS -- The first weekend of early voting is unfolding Nevada-style, with vans busing Strip workers to a polling site in the shadow of towering casinos and both parties pushing out the vote in this crucial swing state. Voting day apparently could not come fast enough for some residents in a state saturated by relentless political attack ads. Many say they have simply hit the off button and stopped listening to the TV ads or answering phones. But the campaigns are far from finished: Mitt Romney and Paul D. Ryan are scheduled to arrive here Tuesday, with President Obama swooping in Wednesday to the state he won in 2008.
NEWS
January 6, 1993 | LEONARD REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The will to change. It's behind every New Year's resolution, even for those who have found resolutions impossible to keep. Clearly, willpower doesn't always do the trick. Sometimes, real change requires something larger, something that comes from down deep when one's life has become threatened by alcohol, food or drugs. It's called courage. Not to simply stop drinking, not to stop overeating. But to look at oneself and ask: Why do I drink too much? Why do I binge on food?
OPINION
September 25, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
The Oval Office isn't the place to learn on the job. That was the line from both Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain in 2008. In fairness, that's always the argument the more experienced candidate uses against the less experienced candidate (just ask Mitt Romney). But Barack Obama seemed a special case, easily among the least experienced major party nominees in U.S. history. A Pew poll in August 2008 found that the biggest concern voters had with Obama fell under the category of "personal abilities and experience.
NATIONAL
September 13, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg
NEW YORK - Mitt Romneywon the Republican nomination for president chiefly by being a steady hand, the tortoise amid so many hares. Others could bolt ahead and inevitably stumble; Romney plowed forward, relentlessly. He is still fairly unflappable, and nobody could ever call him flighty. But as the general election nears, his campaign has seemed to be searching for its footing, venturing into territory in recent days that is far afield from the economic issues that, by virtually every account, will decide the election.
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