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August 30, 2013 | By Paul Thornton
Remember that "red line" President Obama drew on Syria and chemical weapons? Perhaps it's more of a dotted line. At least twice since the president made the remark in August 2012 that the use of poison gas in the Syrian civil war would be a game-changer in the U.S. decision on whether to intervene militarily, Bashar Assad's forces appear to have crossed that line. So far, no U.S. missiles have been lobbed toward Damascus. Several readers have noticed. Only now it looks as if the Obama administration will follow through on its threat of military action against Assad.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Laura Nelson
A man appeared to have jumped in front of a Metro Red Line train bound for North Hollywood on Thursday afternoon, causing service delays, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The incident was reported around 1:41 p.m. at the Civic Center/Grand Park station in downtown Los Angeles, where a man appeared to have jumped in front of a train heading to North Hollywood, said MTA spokesman Luis Inzunza.   The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
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OPINION
May 1, 2013
Re "White House wants Syria proof," April 26 President Obama established a "red line" on Syria's use of chemical weapons. How about a red line on chipping away at Social Security to preserve low taxes on the wealthy? Russ Nichols Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Clash over LAX Letters: Thumbs up for iPads in schools Letters: When coal and ranching collide
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Metro Red Line service was delayed late Friday when a man jumped in front of a train in what officials called a suicide attempt. A witness at the Hollywood/Western Station said the man was dragged 20 yards but survived. He had a large gash on his head and was taken to a hospital. Train service was delayed more than 30 minutes.   ALSO: Baby died in SUV while neighbors worked just a few feet away FBI: Man suspected of brutally killing his family may be in L.A. area Box of newborn kittens accidentally shipped from L.A. to San Diego metrodesk@latimes.com      
OPINION
April 25, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
President Obama has followed a commendably restrained policy in refusing to intervene militarily in Syria's civil war. But if the U.S. confirms that the regime of President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons, the president should adhere to his insistence last year that such conduct would be a "red line" justifying action by this country, alone or in concert with other nations. That doesn't mean the administration should accept uncritically suggestions by Israel, Britain and France that the regime has used chemical agents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2000
Re opening day at North Hollywood's Metro station: parking spaces: 846; bicycle racks: 0. JOHN HEANER Valley Village
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The MTA will play Cupid on Valentine's Day by hosting a speed dating event on the Red Line. Officials with the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority say the event will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and that to participate, Metro commuters must register and be 18 or older with a valid ID. They also will be asked to sign a waiver and wear an event wristband. Officials say a car at the front or end of every Red Line train will be decorated with hearts. Inside those cars, officials say, a Metro staff employee wearing a safety vest will facilitate the speed dating event.
NEWS
September 16, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his campaign on Sunday to get President Obama to take a harder line toward Iran over its nuclear program. Netanyahu, appearing on Sunday TV news shows in the midst of a heated presidential campaign, again urged President Obama to draw a "red line" before Tehran. "This is a matter of urgency," he said on CNN's "State of the Union," calling for the kind of action that he said President John F. Kennedy took with the Soviet Union during the Cuban missile crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1992
I must be seeing something, or maybe I just entered the Twilight Zone. The headline (June 16) read: "Red Line Expected to Open Early and Under Budget"!!! Three cheers to the contractors for their fantastic efforts and planning to accomplish this almost unheard-of feat in these times! LARRY BICKMANN Glendale
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Thinking about coming to the Festival of Books at USC this weekend? This year you can take the Metro, eat at food trucks and stay for a comedy show, all in addition to the oodles and oodles of book events. Here are some hints to help you organize your visit. And bring a jacket! This year the temperature is predicted to be on the cool side -- highs are expected to be in the mid-60s. The Festival of Books app . The app is free in the iTunes store. It includes a complete schedule of appearances, from which you can build your own must-see list.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The MTA will play Cupid on Valentine's Day by hosting a speed dating event on the Red Line. Officials with the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority say the event will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and that to participate, Metro commuters must register and be 18 or older with a valid ID. They also will be asked to sign a waiver and wear an event wristband. Officials say a car at the front or end of every Red Line train will be decorated with hearts. Inside those cars, officials say, a Metro staff employee wearing a safety vest will facilitate the speed dating event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A man accused of fatally stabbing a passenger on the Metro Red Line in East Hollywood last month pleaded not guilty Friday, prosecutors said. Angelo Correa, 24, has been charged with one count of murder with the special allegation that he personally used a deadly weapon -- a folding knife -- in the Jan. 13 attack, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.  Authorities allege Correa got in an argument with the victim, Jose Velazco-Alvarado,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A man accused of fatally stabbing a passenger on the Metro Red Line in East Hollywood last week has been charged with murder, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Angelo Correia , 24, was arrested after investigators served a search warrant at his home in North Hollywood several days after the Jan. 13 incident. The victim, 34-year-old Jose Velazco-Alvarado, was stabbed Monday about 9:18 a.m. and taken to a hospital in grave condition when the train stopped at the Vermont/Santa Monica station.
TRAVEL
January 19, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
Regarding "Next Stop Was America," by Jane Lavere, Jan. 12: The Red Star Museum asked for stories. Here's one I sent. We'll visit the museum later this year. My maternal grandparents, Itzig (Jacob) and Blima Dora Rebecca Haimotiz Pinkowitz, traveled from their village in Romania to Philadelphia via the Red Star Line at the turn of the 20th century. Their leaving was probably due to fear of anti-Semitism and a search for a better life. My grandfather and his eldest daughter crossed the Atlantic on the Red Star Line ship Switzerland, leaving Antwerp, Belgium, on Aug. 1, 1900, and arriving in Philadelphia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Ari Bloomekatz
A man was just sitting in his seat on a Red Line train when another passenger walked up to him and fatally stabbed him before fleeing at the next stop in East Hollywood, sheriff's officials said Tuesday. No weapon has been found and no one has been arrested in Monday's killing of 34-year-old Jose Velazco-Alvarado, officials said. Velazco-Alvarado was stabbed about 9:18 a.m. and taken to a hospital in grave condition when the train stopped at the Vermont/Santa Monica station, said Metro spokesman Marc Littman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Investigators are reviewing video and talking to witnesses to try to determine what led to a stabbing on the Red Line on Monday morning, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Ramon Montenegro, a spokesman for the sheriff's Transit Services Bureau, said deputies who arrived on scene have spoken to several witnesses. A passenger was stabbed about 9:18 a.m. by another rider and rushed to a hospital in grave condition after the train stopped at the Vermont/Santa Monica Station, said Metro spokesman Marc Littman.
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