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December 8, 1985
I can remember when candy bars were 5 cents. Now they're 35 cents. I remember when men asked for your phone number and then called you. Now they just collect numbers. I remember when you could reach inside someone's car and turn off their lights so the battery wouldn't die. Now the doors are locked and the alarms are set. I remember when only old folds said, "I remember when." I'm 37. CAROL CHERMAN Los Angeles
April 24, 2014 | Scott Martelle
Score this Secrecy 1, Transparency 0. Earlier this week, the Oklahoma Supreme Court stepped up and issued an indefinite stay of execution for convicted rapist-murderer Clayton Lockett, to provide time to review a lower court ruling that the state's law masking the supplier of execution drugs was unconstitutional. The issue comes down to transparency. With the growing shortage of execution drugs, driven by manufacturers' reluctance to provide them to prisons, states are having trouble buying what they need to kill inmates.
March 12, 2010
'Remember Me' MPAA rating: PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language and smoking Running time: 1 hour, 53 minutes Playing: In general release
April 22, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
The cathedral was full - the choir seats filled by uniformed police officers - but it was silent as the microphone was lowered for the little boy. Ten-year-old Jonathan Navarro looked out at the hundreds of officers seated before him to mourn his uncle, LAPD Officer Christopher A. Cortijo, and began speaking directly to the fallen officer. "Uncle Chris, I will always remember you," he said. "You took your time with me and treated me with tough love. You are my hero. " Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to Cortijo, a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
March 12, 2010 | By BETSY SHARKEY, Film Critic
There's only one thing that loves Robert Pattinson more than his legions of hysterical teenage fans and that's the camera. Which helps but doesn't quite save the earnest new romantic drama "Remember Me," whose filmmakers hang everything on those chiseled cheeks and moody eyes. Like Tyler, the angst-ridden 21-year-old NYU student he plays, scowling between class and the coffee shop where he pours all those conflicted feelings into a battered journal, the "Twilight" star is still very much a work in progress.
January 5, 1985
UCLA Coach Terry Donahue has said: "The games they remember are played in November." Coach, we Bruin fans remember the games played in January. Thanks for three in a row. TOM COX Torrance
November 15, 1991
As long as I have to listen to people crying, "Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki," I'll be shouting, "Remember Pearl Harbor"! MICHAEL FREMONT Temple City
August 10, 1985
I remember baseball. I remember summers with a glove on my bicycle's handlebar awaiting the next game. I remember my dad helping to raise money so we could have our own Little League field. I remember worn-out sneakers, repaired wooden bats and taped balls. I remember Shibe Park and Robin Roberts pitching. I remember Forbes Field and Ralph Kiner hitting. I remember Bobby Thomson's home run and Don Larsen's perfect game. I remember supporting the Angels through thick and thin (mostly thin)
November 28, 1987
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of former Dodger relief pitcher Jim Brewer. When I was growing up, I would listen to Dodger games before I went to sleep and I always remember waiting to hear Vin Scully say that Jim Brewer was coming in from the bullpen. I always knew that when he came in, the Dodgers would win. To this day, I can remember Scully saying, "Scroogie, got 'im swinging." GENO APICELLA Los Angeles
March 7, 1998
I want to thank Marc Dellins, UCLA's sports information director, for urging the brain-dead readers to remember Jelani McCoy as a "productive and talented player who made significant contributions to the men's program." [Viewpoint, Feb. 28] I appreciate your unbiased input, Marc, but I, for one, will remember Jelani as a young man who made a mistake and then instead of correcting it blamed the media for coverage of said offense(s). More than that, he will be remembered as one who not only quit his team, but quit on his teammates.
April 16, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar
Wildflowers bloomed in a tiny garden - some red, purple and pink. Together, Jennifer Bonilla and Hailey Ordonez tended the patch in South Los Angeles, where the high schooler and the preschooler kept the flowers alive. Fourteen years separated the girls, but relatives noticed striking similarities - their coils of brown hair, their spunk. This week, not far from their garden, Hailey, 4, sat near burning candles, a crucifix and flowers as visitors looked at pictures of her aunt Jennifer.
April 15, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
BOSTON--It seems, at times, that nearly everyone in Boston knew someone who ran in last year's Boston Marathon, who watched it, or who responded to the bombs that went off at the finish line on Boylston Street. Many of those Bostonians returned to the finish line Tuesday, on the one-year anniversary of the marathon bombings, to observe the moment of silence at 2:49 p.m., to hear the church bells toll, or simply because they couldn't imagine being anywhere else.   Some were inside the Hynes Convention Center, listening to survivors and public officials speak, an invitation-only event that featured the Massachusetts governor and Vice President Joe Biden.
April 14, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Standing at the lectern, Mindy Corporon calmly spoke about love in the face of hatred, describing how two people so central to her life - her father and her son - were shot to death by a gunman who police say is a white supremacist bent on violence. Her voice steady, she described arriving Sunday afternoon moments after the attacker, whom police identified as Frazier Glenn Cross, opened fire in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center here, a shooting rampage that took the lives of three people, including a woman outside a nearby Jewish senior center.
April 14, 2014 | By Catharine Hamm
Question: On March 7, I flew to Sacramento from L.A. for an overnight trip. I packed light - just a dress, belt, shoes, sweats, nightshirt, a bag of toiletries and my iPad. When I arrived at my hotel and opened my bag, there was a notice that the Transportation Security Administration had gone through my luggage. When I was getting dressed, I noticed my belt was missing. I had carefully packed it in the see-through zipper compartment of my suitcase, as I didn't want it to fall out. It was my favorite belt, old, vintage, worn and funky.
April 13, 2014 | Jen Leo
Here's a website that can help you keep tabs on travel deals for your favorite destinations around the globe. Name: What it does: It's a search tool for discovering travel deals, including airfare and hotels. What's hot: The site remembers your home airport, so even if you don't like what you see on your main dashboard of "favorite" destinations, additional travel inspiration is just a click away. On the left nav bar you'll find topic lists such as "most amazing beaches," "top honeymoon destinations," "foodie cities," "family & kid friendly cities" and more.
April 11, 2014 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
They were supposed to be the first - the first in their families to tour a college, to have a choice, to one day see their names in fancy letters on diplomas. One wanted to be a movie director, another a kinesiologist. Three of the adults already had careers. They boarded the bus eager to give back. Families and friends on Friday mourned the loss of five students, three chaperons and two drivers. These are some of their stories. Marisa Serrato Marisa and Marisol Serrato were born five minutes apart.
June 20, 2010 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Green Zone Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98 Did "Green Zone" arrive five years too late or 10 years too early? Director Paul Greengrass and writer Brian Helgeland adapt Rajiv Chandrasekaran's nonfiction book "Imperial Life in the Emerald City" into a jittery thriller that deals less with the absurd bureaucracy surrounding the American occupation of Baghdad than with the attempts of one soldier (played by Matt Damon) to learn why his commanders are feeding him bad intelligence.
April 10, 2014 | Michael Hiltzik
The lessons of cataclysmic events tend to be overlooked when we remember them only on major anniversaries. The sinking of the U.S. nuclear submarine Thresher is a perfect example. The Thresher went down during a trial cruise off the coast of Maine 51 years ago today, with the loss of all 129 on board. The event shocked an American public accustomed to thinking of its nuclear Navy as the epitome of crack engineering and technical expertise. Two current events remind us that its sinking is as relevant today as it was on the 50th anniversary last year, and indeed every year since 1963.
April 9, 2014 | Meghan Daum
In a final passing of the torch to a new generation of late-night talk show hosts, David Letterman announced last week that he would retire in 2015. As intelligent and unique a force as he's always been, the timing seems right. Since beginning his late-night career more than 30 years ago, Letterman has evolved from exuberant, smart-alecky nerd to crotchety, occasionally befuddled elder statesman. Watching him now, it's hard to believe he was once considered the epitome of edginess, a darling of the college crowd and hero to sarcastic eggheads everywhere.
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