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December 18, 1997
Not only is Michael Ramirez wrong about Janet Reno (a starchily independent attorney general) when he represents her as President Clinton's pet poodle lifting her leg against the statue of justice (Dec. 15), but, what is worse, he is wrong about the poodle's anatomy. A female poodle would not lift its leg to relieve itself. CLIVE LEEMAN Ojai I find it ironic that Ramirez portrays Reno as Clinton's dog when Ramirez is so obviously the lap dog of the rabid far right. DOROTHY MELVILLE San Juan Capistrano It is obvious that Ramirez has a dislike for the president.
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HEALTH
April 12, 2014 | Rene Lynch
Hers is the Cinderella story of the fitness world. At age 40, Tosca Reno says she was nearly 80 pounds overweight, depressed and clinging to a bad marriage because, as a stay-at-home mother, she feared she couldn't raise her three young girls on her own. Today, at 53, she is one of the most recognized celebrities in the fitness world -- and not only because she recently posed for the cover of Oxygen magazine in a blue bikini that showed off...
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NEWS
August 26, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon one mile from Spanish Springs, Nev., near Reno, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:51 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 10.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Sun Valley, Nev., nine miles from Sparks, Nev., 11 miles from Reno and 35 miles from Carson City, Nev. There have been no other earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby in the last 10 days.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2014 | By Kevin Bronson
Not two hours after he performed his passion project in an 88-seat theater on a recent Sunday night, Ross Golan made the rounds at a Grammy after-party hosted by Daft Punk, smiling as Jay Z and Beyoncé glided by and making nice with Madonna and Skrillex and Pharrell Williams. Inhabiting either world would have been inconceivable five years ago to Golan, whose first rock band had failed, whose second was flailing and whose days were spent toiling in his condo. Which was in foreclosure.
NEWS
April 11, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  There's something wonderfully cathartic about watching this big tomato brawl that took place last summer in Reno. It wasn't unplanned. Participants pay $10 each to grab and hurl the fruit (yes, it's a fruit) from a mountain of tomatoes at an annual event called La Tomatina en Reno, named for the bigger and more famous event held in Valencia, Spain . The tomato fight helps kick off "America Revealed," a four-part series that starts at 10 p.m. tonight (Wednesday)
NATIONAL
August 27, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Less than three weeks before the Sept. 12 start of the 2012 National Championship Air Races in Reno, federal investigators on Monday released a report on the cause of last year's spectacular crash at those races. The pilot and 10 people on the ground were killed; 70 were injured. The National Transportation Safety Board said that the failure of an aircraft tail structure on Hollywood stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward's souped-up World War II-era P-51 Mustang fighter was the probable cause of its Sept.
TRAVEL
January 3, 2013 | By Catharine Hamm
Remember when Vegas was cheap? It can be again, except it's not Vegas, it's Reno. There are better reasons to come here than its reputation for quickie divorces might have you believe. For instance, big casinos just like in Vegas but not as pricey and definitely not as raucous. The bed We chose the Tuscany-flavored Peppermill (2707 S. Virginia St., [866] 821-9996) and had a price flashback. Even though it was a holiday weekend, our small suite at this AAA four-diamond property was $130 for Friday night and $160 for Saturday.
TRAVEL
September 7, 2003
I enjoyed ["A Rebound in Reno? The Odds Are Good," Aug. 17]. I live in Sacramento and go to Reno often -- and I hate to gamble. I once stood on the Virginia Street bridge and watched beavers munching on the trees. From the peak of Mt. Rose you can see Reno on one side and Lake Tahoe on the other. My friends always turn their noses up when I say I want to go to Reno, but we have a great time if I can get them there. James Swartzlander Sacramento Send letters to Travel, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; fax (213)
NATIONAL
September 17, 2011 | Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
In the world of airplane racing, Jimmy Leeward was as big as they came. His story was legendary: Born to parents who made a life flying and selling airplanes, Leeward "was literally raised on the airports his father operated," according to a profile on his family's website. A business in real estate development paid the bills, but there was never a question to anyone who knew him that Leeward's heart rested in racing planes. He owned a team of racers, barreled through the skies in more than 120 competitions, and worked as a stunt pilot in several films.
NATIONAL
September 12, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A year after a vintage World War II  fighter fell out of the sky , killing 10  spectators and the pilot, the National Championship Air Races in Reno have resumed -- with a greater emphasis on safety. This year's version of the races -- the 49th annual edition -- kicked off this week. The event usually brings out some 200,000 spectators and is worth $80 million to the Reno area, according to the group's website. Vintage planes will be racing at speeds of 500 mph in what promoters call "The World's Fastest Motorsport.” It was on the afternoon of Sept.
HEALTH
February 21, 2014 | By Rene Lynch
We all know plank position is good for us. But. Um. What if you lack the core strength needed to suck in the gut and engage the back, glutes and quad muscles - all while balancing between your toes and elbows? Answer: You slowly and carefully work your way up to it, says fitness expert Tosca Reno , author of the new book "The Start Here Diet. " What it does Plank position puts nearly every muscle in the body to work, especially the abs. It also helps create a mind-body connection as students learn to use opposing muscles to hold the position.
NATIONAL
December 19, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
A gunman who killed one doctor and critically wounded another and a bystander on a Reno hospital campus left a typed letter and suicide notes at his California home indicating that he targeted a urology clinic after having “adverse symptoms” from surgery, Reno police said Thursday. Officials identified the shooter, who took his own life, as Alan Oliver Frazier, 51, of Lake Almanor, Calif. Officers also found firearms at his home, Reno Police Lt. William Rulla said at a news conference.
NATIONAL
December 18, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The man who went on a shooting rampage with a 12-gauge shotgun at a Reno medical clinic Tuesday killed one doctor and injured another physician and a patient before killing himself, officials said Wednesday morning. Dr. Charles G. Gholdoian, who worked at the Urology Nevada office on the Renown Regional Medical Center, was killed, authorities said. A female doctor at the clinic, who was not identified, and a patient identified as Shawntae Spears were wounded and remained in critical condition Wednesday morning, officials said.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
A shooting at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno on Tuesday prompted a flurry of Twitter activity from witnesses, journalists and community members that reflected tones of both shock and sadness. Reports of the shooting appeared shortly after 2 p.m., as officials from Renown Health and the University of Nevada-Reno Police Services used their social media accounts to confirm details of the shooting to the public. Throughout the day, the accounts were updated with information that included how many were injured or dead, street closures and details of the lockdown at the facility that followed the shootings.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2013 | By John M. Glionna and Matt Pearce, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
A gunman opened fire at a Reno hospital Tuesday afternoon, killing at least one person and critically wounding two others before apparently taking his own life, state emergency officials said. Reno Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson told reporters the gunman apparently shot himself. The incident took place on the third floor of a medical building at Renown Regional Medical Center, Robinson said. He estimated that about 100 people were inside at the time. "The building is secure and safe,"  he said.
TRAVEL
November 1, 2013 | By Mike Morris
You never know what you might see in Reno. On our first night in town, my wife and 6-year-old daughter called me to look out the window of our 27th-story hotel room. There, in the center of town, was a brilliant fireworks display - an appropriate welcome to this Nevada town full of flash and color. Although there is a plethora of casinos and night life, we found this mini-Vegas to be offbeat and kid-friendly. It's also affordable: two nights at Circus Circus cost about $175, a buffet dinner for two at the Silver Legacy was $50 and the Discovery Museum cost $24 for two adults and one child.
TRAVEL
July 12, 2009 | Rosemary McClure; Jane Engle; Judi Dash
If you're looking for a budget vacation, check out Reno's annual Artown festival, which is offering 400 events this month in the Nevada city, most free. The lineup includes concerts, cultural celebrations, theatrical performances, dance, art exhibits, outdoor movies and children's workshops. The festival draws more than 100 artists, musicians and other presenters.
SPORTS
November 25, 2010
You know it's a strange year when you look forward to Boise State at Nevada more than Notre Dame at USC or Michigan at Ohio State. But it's still rivalry week for many of our contestants, and we've reached into the joke book to add some spice to the soup. It is unfortunate some rivals can't defend themselves because they are not ranked ? Texas, Clemson, Mississippi, Kansas, Michigan, Brigham Young ? but let that serve as motivation for next year. There wasn't a lot of movement in this week's rankings order, save Nebraska's slip after its debacle at Texas A&M, but this could be the weekend for some wild shakeups.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Horror spoofs have become something of a spawning menace these days, especially when horror movies themselves are often ridiculous enough to warrant laughter. At least "Hell Baby" has the distinction of coming from two funny parents - writers-directors-stars Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911!") - and emphasizes a gallery of amusingly offbeat characters brandishing shtick over ripped-off-from-classic-movies sight gags. The simple set-up has eager parents-to-be Jack (Rob Corddry)
NEWS
August 26, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon one mile from Spanish Springs, Nev., near Reno, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:51 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 10.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Sun Valley, Nev., nine miles from Sparks, Nev., 11 miles from Reno and 35 miles from Carson City, Nev. There have been no other earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby in the last 10 days.
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