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March 31, 2005
Re "School Puts Jefferson's Legacy to Test," March 27: Thomas Jefferson would have heartily approved of the vote to change the name of Berkeley's Thomas Jefferson School. In one of his most interesting, intellectual excursions, he insisted that "the Earth belongs to the living" and proposed that each generation should have the chance to vote on all the country's laws. His unwillingness to fight against slavery is deplorable, but he seeded our democratic culture with his bold, innovative ideas.
April 24, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The third and final movie in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy has an action-oriented new title. The film will henceforth be known as "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," Jackson announced on his Facebook page Thursday. The movie was previously subtitled "There and Back Again," a name carried over from when Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel "The Hobbit" was intended to span two films rather than three. "'There and Back Again' felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling," Jackson wrote on Facebook . "But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced.'" VIDEO: Ian McKellan quotes Tolkien Jackson had been mulling a name change and approached Warner Bros.
December 3, 2000
Many California cities are named after saints. Santa Ana is the mother of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the person for whom our county seat is named. It is only coincidental that a Mexican general, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, shares the same last name. That is no reason to rename our county seat, as a letter writer Nov. 19 implied. DONNA L. KRIESEL Cypress In the third paragraph of my Nov. 19 letter, I made a statement on my false understanding that the city of Santa Ana was named after Gen. Santa Anna.
March 7, 2014 | By David Ng
Theater is a superstitious profession, especially when it comes to failure. On Broadway, the Foxwoods Theatre, which served as home for the troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," will officially be renamed the Lyric for its next tenant -- a revival of the musical "On the Town. "   As one of Broadway's biggest houses, the 1,900-seat Foxwoods has undergone a number of name changes since the venue opened on 42nd Street in New York in 1998. It was first called the Ford Center for the Performing Arts and was later rechristened the Hilton Theatre in 2005.
April 20, 1989 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Despite protests from some angry business owners and residents, the city will go ahead with a ceremony scheduled Friday to rename Century Boulevard in honor of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "We will go ahead with the dedication. The council has already voted for the street renaming," Mayor Evelyn Wells said after a noisy council meeting Tuesday at which more than 50 people jammed the tiny chambers to protest the name change. During the celebration of Black History Month in February, the council voted, 3-2, to rename Century to Martin Luther King Boulevard.
January 1, 1987
I suggest that your section be renamed "The Sports & Dope Sheet" to bring it better into line with its contents. I lately just realized the beyond the Page 1 headline the first things I look for and read in your section are what athletes have been doing to themselves, their families and their teams via dope, alcohol or nervous breakdown. JOHN D. ANDREWS Palos Verdes Peninsula Editor's note: These letters represent many of the best received by The Times in 1986
December 5, 1991
West Hills, North Hills . . . what's next? Let's rename the entire San Fernando Valley North Beverly Hills and be done with it! JOHN GLASS Studio City
December 21, 1992
Thanks to whoever stifled those overzealous Clintonites who wanted to rename the capital Big Rock. JACK O'MARA Irvine
April 5, 1992
To conform with your pursuit of honesty and realism in literature, it is suggested that you accurately rename your section the "Men's Book Review." PATRICIA KRUGER SAN PEDRO
August 24, 1990
With President Bush on the putting greens as our young men are preparing to put their lives on the line for oil company profits, surely we can now rename this sad scenario the Persian Golf Crisis? Jerry Rubin Venice
February 26, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - She was called the "the most famous woman in Los Angeles. " That was how the wife of famed "Pathfinder" John C. Fremont was described in her Los Angeles Times obituary in 1902. Though she is not as well known today, she could be on the way to gaining a higher profile - one more than 12,100 feet high. Legislation to name a mountain peak in Yosemite National Park as Mt. Jessie Benton Fremont is now before Congress. Related: The ultimate guide to Yosemite The measure, a tribute to Jessie Benton Fremont's efforts to preserve the land that would become the park, comes on this year's 150th anniversary of President Lincoln signing the bill granting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, a stand of some of the world's largest trees, to the state of California as a public trust.
January 27, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Six months after agreeing to drop the SkyDrive brand, Microsoft has finally announced the new name of its cloud storage service: OneDrive. The Redmond, Wash., tech company unveiled the new name Monday, saying OneDrive conveys the mission of the service, which is to let users access their important files from many devices by storing them all in one location. "We know that increasingly you will have many devices in your life, but you really want only one place for your most important stuff," the company said in a blog post Monday.
January 15, 2014 | By Susan Denley
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is renaming its renovated Costume Institute for Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. Wintour has been a Met trustee since 1999 and a major fundraiser for the institute. [New York Times] The engagment ring Evan Ross gave Ashlee Simpson is a doozy. Jeweler Neil Lane tells People that it is a vintage marquise-cut diamond surrounded by small rubies that Lane slipped into a diamond sleeve for a more contemporary feel. [People] Want to look like Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet?
December 17, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
Whether to rename a short strip of road turned into a long, winding debate at Tuesday's L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting. California 90, the Marina Freeway, doesn't span more than two miles, branching off westward from the 405 Freeway and ending -- no surprise here -- in Marina del Rey. In September, Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin proposed a resolution to encourage the state to rename the freeway after Ballona Creek, a waterway...
November 26, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The former Crystal Cathedral will close to the public as it undergoes a transformation from a space built as a television studio as much as a sanctuary into the spiritual home for the Orange County Catholic community of more than 1.2 million people. Beginning Sunday, the newly named Christ Cathedral will be closed for construction as crews launch a $29-million effort to restore the more than 75,000-square-foot space. The Diocese of Orange has been working with liturgical consultants and architects to modify the church built in the vision of the Rev. Robert Schuller into one that meets the requirements of a Catholic cathedral.
November 18, 2013 | By Daniel Rothberg
You stay classy, Emerson College, and maybe pour a glass of scotch. Legendary (fictional) TV anchorman Ron Burgundy is coming to the Boston school on Dec. 4 and, in his honor, the college is renaming its communication school. Granted, the Ron Burgundy School of Communication will be in business only one day, but it's what Burgundy might call kind of a big deal. “A visit from Ron Burgundy is a chance to engage with someone who understands the power of media, as well as hairspray, first-hand,” Emerson College President Lee Pelton said in a statement . Will Ferrell, who plays Burgundy on screen, will participate in a morning news conference, attend a naming ceremony and introduce a screening of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues ,"  which opens in theaters on Dec. 20. This is not the only publicity Burgundy has seen in the last several weeks.
February 7, 1987
What does "Eye on L.A." have to do with Los Angeles? Judging from TV Times advertisements (Feb. 1-7), this television show has nothing to do with anything except finding locations to view sexy women in bikinis. (I don't mind the concept, but they ought to rename the show!) RICHARD RAFFALOW Van Nuys
April 10, 2004
Is it just me, or is Mike Dunleavy getting a free pass this year? Even though the Clippers are healthier and better than last year's team, so far they have managed one more win. Like the U.S. in the United Nations, the Clippers have a permanent seat in the lottery selection process. Oh well, if the Clippers did things differently we would have to rename them. Willis Barton Los Angeles
September 9, 2013 | By Martha Groves
You won't see "Little Santa Monica" printed on street signs. But residents have long used the nickname for the mile-long stretch of road, officially known as South Santa Monica Boulevard, through the northern end of Beverly Hills' shopping district. The "Little" moniker has survived for generations as a colloquial way to differentiate the row of boutiques, eateries and office buildings from the larger, heavily traveled Santa Monica Boulevard, also known as California 2 and historic Route 66, just to the north.
May 13, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian's Khroma beauty line is being renamed Kardashian Beauty after a legal challenge from Florida-based Kroma Makeup. The products should arrive in stores including Sears and CVS in two to three weeks. [The Cut] The Obama administration is to confer with Bangladesh officials about safety in the aftermath of a series of tragedies in several garment factories that supply Western retailers. [WWD] The Bangladesh military on Sunday ended its search for people in the rubble of an eight-story building that housing a garment factory.
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