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January 14, 2012 | Chris Erskine
Resolutions? Nothing serious. I'd like to keep Iran from closing the Strait of Hormuz. I'd like to read more political biographies. I'd like to lose 1.3 pounds. I have suddenly found myself at the age at which I need to exercise more but doing so leaves me achy, as if my joints are separating. It becomes a Catch-22 of New Year's resolutions. To feel better, you must work out, but you can't because it hurts. January, huh? Our purgatory of self-improvement. Adding to my predicament is that my Sunday touch football league, formerly made up of overweight litigators, TV types and scrawny scribes, now includes a crew member from the rapper band LMFAO.
April 27, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks and his staff are drafting an official city resolution to condemn racist remarks attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling and push the NBA to make “appropriate sanctions.” Parks said such sanctions would be similar to those used against former Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott, who was repeatedly suspended from managing the baseball team in the '90s. The resolution, still being drafted Sunday afternoon, will also demand an apology to Magic Johnson and “the entire Los Angeles community,” back the decision by the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP to drop plans to honor Sterling, and ask local newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, to stop running ads for Sterling “that display his commercial real estate empire and his alleged civic activities.” “Sterling's actions are inconsistent with the United States human rights laws, the long-standing positions of the L.A. City Council, the diversity of the community, the fan base of the Clippers and the very high percentage of minorities who worked for and are working for the NBA,” Parks said in a statement Sunday.
December 31, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
As we close the book on 2012, which among other things included the ambitious yearlong multifaceted salute to Woody Guthrie on the 100 th anniversary of his birth, Pop & Hiss will take a page from America's most celebrated folk singer and songwriter. Two pages, actually, that contain 33 new year's resolutions that Guthrie concocted just as the year 1942 was about to begin. They range from whimsical (No. 3: “Wash teeth if any”) to serious (No. 27: “Help win war - Beat fascism”)
April 22, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- The section of the 710 freeway in Long Beach would be designated as the Senator Jenny Oropeza Memorial Freeway under a resolution introduced Monday by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Oropeza served in the state Senate from 2000 to 2006 and chaired the Senate Majority Caucus. She was the first Latina to serve as a member of the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education and the Long Beach City Council. She died in 2010. "Sen. Oropeza has deep roots serving the people of Long Beach and surrounding communities," Lara said.
December 31, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The new year as always brings with it the desire to make a change: eat better, save more, learn a new language, floss every day. We asked some smart bookish types if they have any particularly literary resolutions for 2013 -- they've got some great ideas for kicking off the new year. Antoine Wilson , author of the novel " Panorama City ": My teachers used to encourage me to scribble in the margins while I read, and as a result I'm mortified at the sight of my own marginalia.
December 24, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Got those New Year's resolutions ready? After a month or more of indulging at holiday parties and splurging on gifts, the time has come to get back on track. Lace up your sneakers and lock up your credit card or face constant reminders from bossy lifestyle publications, which will most certainly devote the start of 2013 to demanding we get back to our “better” selves. Or so they'd have us believe. Of course, there's nothing wrong with taking it easy after the holidays. The problem with the type of New Year's resolutions people typically make is that they're often rooted in guilt or self-loathing.
January 3, 2002
Since I have never had much success in keeping New Year's resolutions, I resolved not to make any for 2002. But by resolving not to make any resolutions I have already broken my New Year resolution. Shucks. V. Fred Rayser Yucca Valley
February 29, 1988 | LYNN SIMROSS, Times Staff Writer
If the New Year's resolutions you made with firm resolve on Jan. 1 have bitten the dust, psychologist Donald Dossey isn't surprised. By the end of February, 95% of us have broken our New Year's resolutions, Dossey said, because we don't know how to make them in the first place.
January 2, 2012 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
By now, everyone should have made a few New Year's resolutions and broken at least half. So be it. Merely acknowledging a flaw or two is healthy. The New Year is a good time to reflect and recharge, to look into the mirror for ways to improve. And there's plenty of need for improvement in Sacramento. So I've conjured up some pledges I'd like to hear people — mainly politicians — make for 2012. Never mind that I've attempted this in the past and largely been ignored.
January 2, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
If you are having trouble getting back into the swing of work today (hello, friend!) then consider spending a few moments in front of Google's interactive resolutions map, where you can see the new year's resolutions of people around the world. It's nothing too fancy, just a black-and-grey zoomable  map of the world with colored dots on it, indicating the different types of new year's resolutions that users have concocted for themselves. For example, red dots are resolutions that have to do with love; yellow dots relate to health.
April 15, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
When Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his first budget this week, he proudly announced that he was doubling funding to fix broken sidewalks from $10 million to $20 million. There's just one problem: None of the money that was budgeted for this year has been spent so far. And it remains unclear how much of it will be used before the budget year comes to an end June 30. Any unencumbered money will be swept back into Los Angeles' general fund. City officials said they held off on sidewalk spending because of a lawsuit filed by disabled residents who assert that broken sidewalks infringe on their rights to public access.
March 27, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Senate Republican leader Robert Huff of Diamond Bar said Thursday he has introduced a resolution calling for the immediate suspension of Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) a day after Yee was arrested by the FBI on public corruption charges. The resolution comes a day after Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) called on Yee to resign or face a Senate vote to be suspended with pay.  “We need to act decisively in order to begin restoring the public's trust,” Huff said in a statement.
March 15, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Russia stood alone Saturday in vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution declaring illegal a Russian-sponsored referendum on whether Crimea should secede from Ukraine. In an illustration of Russia's isolation on the issue, 13 council members voted for the U.S.-sponsored resolution at the session in New York. China, which almost always allies itself with Russia on council votes, abstained. It has been clear for days that the resolution would be vetoed. But U.S. officials and allies pushed ahead with it to put Moscow in a difficult spot in hopes of convincing it not to annex Crimea following the Sunday referendum.
March 10, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- State Senate Democrats on Monday blocked two resolutions that would have suspended Sens. Ronald Calderon and Roderick Wright, who have taken voluntary leaves of absences pending the outcome of criminal charges they are facing. Senate Republican leader Bob Huff of Diamond Bar introduced the resolutions, saying the Senate should vote to suspend Calderon and Wright to formalize that they cannot come back to work without Senate approval. “This resolution will help to eliminate the distractions that exist in the Senate,” Huff said of the Wright measure.
March 4, 2014 | Daniel Miller
In what is being billed as the first investment by a Chinese firm in a Hollywood talent agency, Beijing-based Bison Capital Holdings has acquired a stake in Century City-based Resolution, the company announced Tuesday. Resolution, a talent and literary agency, is headed by Jeff Berg, the former chairman and chief executive of International Creative Management, who left that company in October 2012 after a bruising  power struggle.  Privately held investment firm Bison is headed by Peixin Xu, who also is an independent director of Bona Film Group Ltd., a China-based film distributor.
February 26, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- A trio of Republican state senators introduced a resolution Wednesday to expel Sen. Roderick Wright after he was convicted of eight felonies, and they say they will ask for a Senate vote on the measure Thursday. The motion is expected to be sent to committee without action or tabled, according to sources close to the Senate Democratic leadership. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has said previously that it is premature to expel Wright (D-Inglewood)
January 3, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
I'm not a huge believer in New Year's resolutions -- they seem designed to make you feel terrible about yourself.  But cats acting out common New Year's resolutions? Now that's an idea I can get behind! The one-minute video, above, shows 10 popular New Year's resolutions like "learn something new" and "get organized" and "spend more time with friends and family" as illustrated by cute cat videos on YouTube.  The video was made by Jeff Wysaski, who runs the humor blog Pleated-Jeans . I like it because it is short and funny and cute and sweet.
January 3, 2010
Happy New Year? Heaven knows, some people need one day every year to make resolutions, whether they think so or not. David Stern -- So I said a woman will make the NBA in 10 years. What's wrong with that? Me -- One year at the U.S. Olympic camp in Colorado Springs, people were saying the women's team lost a pickup game to the men's handball team. Stern -- You know how I get in interviews. That's why the entire front row at my news conferences is reserved for my people, so I can tell I said the wrong thing if they get a look of horror.
February 22, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - The United Nations on Saturday called for improved humanitarian access for millions of needy Syrians as Syrian government forces pounded rebel positions and the latest car bomb apparently linked to the civil war exploded in neighboring Lebanon. The U.N. Security Council resolution, passed unanimously in New York, demanded that "all parties, in particular the Syrian authorities, promptly allow rapid, safe and unhindered access" for humanitarian assistance, including aid across conflict zones and via international borders.
January 28, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Four of five Anaheim City Council members on Tuesday declined to support a resolution calling for an end to deportations and the legal protection of undocumented immigrants without serious criminal histories. “To ask a president to ignore a law, to ignore an oath that he took, I don't think it's good for a mayor to do that,” Mayor Tom Tait said. The resolution proposed by Councilman Jordan Brandman was similar to one adopted in December by the  Los Angeles City Council  and echoed a letter sent that same month to President  Obama  by 29 House Democrats.
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