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September 3, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Mitt Romney seemed content to let Democrats have the spotlight during the Labor Day holiday Monday. While President Obama campaigned in Ohio and Democratic leaders assembled for this week's nominating convention in Charlotte, N.C., Romney spent a quiet day with his wife, Ann, at his vacation home on Lake Winnipesaukee, enjoying lunch on the porch of their home but mostly staying out of view. After leaving his party's convention in Tampa, Fla., the Republican nominee wrapped up a tour of Florida, Louisiana and Ohio on Saturday night.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
For the last nine years, Wendy Greuel, as a Los Angeles councilwoman and later city controller, had to squeeze her son's July 4 birthday party between a slew of parades and patriotic community celebrations. This holiday, six weeks after losing her bid for mayor and days after leaving her controller post, she was able to devote undivided attention to Thomas' 10th birthday. "I was able to stay home and swim and have water fights and barbecue," Greuel said during a meandering look back at the campaign and forward at the future over gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at a cafe in Atwater Village.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2003
Back in the '80s, rarely a week went by during the six-plus years I lived in L.A. that I was not up at Barnsdall Park ("Some Unfinished Business," by Mike Boehm, June 1). Some of us, I see, grow addicted to the tranquil beauty up there -- a rare oasis that can feel so aesthetically distant to the neighborhood at its feet. Surely, they will find a way to complete the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House -- the park's enriching center. Although the re-landscaped setting from the street looks a tad sterile so far, I read with interest that what they are up to will more closely approximate what Wright and company did. I'm falling in love all over again.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Sandra Hernandez
Last June, the Obama administration unveiled a special program that grants some young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation. A year later, that program remains in place and so does the controversey surrounding it. Under the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally as children, and who have graduated from high school or served in the U.S. military can apply...
NEWS
June 30, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
After a whirlwind -- some would argue grueling -- week in the presidential campaign, with major Supreme Court decisions being handed down about immigration and healthcare, the next few days offer a bit of respite for the candidates. President Obama is heading to Camp David for the weekend before returning to Washington on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he will host the traditional Independence Day celebration for members of the military and their families on the South Lawn of the White House.
SPORTS
October 23, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In seven weeks, the Raiders have taken a two-game lead in the AFC West, shown that two tailbacks can be better than one, restored luster to a sagging image, retooled an erratic quarterback and made him the king of efficiency and shown the kind of consistency it takes to have scored 24 points in each of four consecutive games. So, the Raiders are hot as an Al Davis rumor. They used to lead the league in penalties and fistfights.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2012 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
Downtown Los Angeles could really use more public dance sequences. Typically the stuff of choreographed big-screen fantasies that probably haven't been seen in this part of town since Joseph Gordon-Levitt's giddy turn in"(500) Days of Summer,"synchronized public movements just don't pair well with traffic, crowded streets and concrete. Yet there many Angelenos were on Saturday afternoon, twisting to perky instructions from "So You Think You Can Dance" judge Mary Murphy on a broad, inviting chunk of grass that now resides between Grand Avenue and Hill Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1992
Does Mr. De Jounge realize that the reason El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is closed at night is to give the local residents respite from the thunderous noise of low-flying jet planes and helicopters? There would be no sleep in Laguna Hills if commercial aircraft flew in at night. DAVID WALKER, Laguna Hills
NEWS
August 27, 1993
At last, after a week of pandemonium and nonsense over prostitution in Hollywood, a voice called out from the wilderness. Who would have guessed that that wilderness would be Newhall? Roy Rivenburg's piece on the Santa Clarita Valley maverick, John Boston, was a welcome respite ("The Maverick," Aug. 15). It gives one hope to know that there are still some independent, intelligent thinkers out there. Perhaps civilization is not altogether lost. JANA PENDRAGON Long Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1989
I just read an article about the bill that Vasconcellos plans to introduce. He sees these units as luxury for those who are too pampered to endure the summer's heat. I have multiple sclerosis, and the summer's temperatures are a hazard I just try to accommodate each year. The only respite is an air-conditioned home and car. Without these devices I could not work, and I would be housebound--or even hospitalized. Although I appreciate Vasconcello's concern about the environment, I disagree that air conditioners should be viewed as a disposable amenity.
SPORTS
May 22, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
A little shake-up, a benching, some direct comments and - presto! - the Dodgers were all better. For one game anyway, it seems Manager Don Mattingly did find that “Dodger Dust.” After benching right-fielder Andre Ethier and lamenting the lack of competitiveness of his team before the game, Mattingly saw the Dodgers go out and bowl over the Brewers, winning 9-2 Wednesday to bring a moment's calm to their growing storm. Of course, it didn't hurt that the Brewers started Wily Peralta (6.45 ERA)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
After more than two days of combating flames and hacking away at brush with axes and chain saws, hundreds of exhausted firefighters tried to steal a few minutes' sleep on Saturday morning in a makeshift city that sprouted almost overnight along a rural road in Camarillo. Then, with flames hopscotching along nearby ridgelines, the firefighters from as far away as Oregon, Idaho and Arizona geared up once again to protect lives and property from the devastating wildfire. The mini-city known as the Springs Fire Incident Command Post is equipped to serve three meals a day - along with providing medical supplies, shower and laundry facilities and tents to catnap in - to the 1,865 firefighters deployed to Ventura County over the last three days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
Los Angeles' mayoral candidates halted their public campaign activities on Tuesday and expressed sorrow over the explosions that killed three people and injured more than 170 the prior day at the Boston Marathon.  City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Councilman Eric Garcetti were buffeted by criticism during the primary of failing to offer specifics on how they would fix Los Angeles' budget woes. On Monday, Greuel said she would seek an extra $175 million in savings from the city's budget by using strategies such as cutting the council's discretionary funds and changing the investment practices of employee retirement systems.
TRAVEL
January 6, 2013
Don't forget Green Valley Lake Christopher Reynolds' "Their Heads Are in the Clouds" (Southern California Close-Ups, Dec. 23) was quite an extensive article on our local mountain resorts, but he neglected to mention Green Valley Lake. It wasn't even marked on the map. I compare Green Valley Lake to "Brigadoon. " Green Valley Lake is off Highway 18 near Running Springs and Snow Valley and is made up of mainly a general store, a malt shop, a bait shop and a few real estate offices.
SPORTS
November 4, 2012 | Ben Bolch
You can't lose them all. Mike Brown made one wonder whether it was possible over the season's first three games, nobody doing less with more than the Lakers coach. Four potential Hall of Famers who had never played together meet the Princeton offense. A defense that was supposed to be the coach's hallmark yielded triple digits more often than Palm Springs in July. Kobe Bryant, his foot sore and his career-minutes odometer about to turn over already forced into excessive playing time early in the season.
WORLD
September 23, 2012 | By Devorah Lauter, Los Angeles Times
PARIS - In the midst of the furor in the Muslim world over negative Western depictions of the prophet Muhammad, the Louvre on Saturday opened a new Islamic wing chock-full of 2,500 vintage ceramics, tapestries and other treasures from Islamic cultures stretching from Spain to India. A diverse crowd filtered into the iconic museum for the first day of the permanent exhibit, featuring a 14th century Mamluk porch, a wall of nearly 600 ceramics and only a single illustration of a veiled Muhammad, contained in a 16th century Ottoman Turkish manuscript.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1999
Re "Feds Must Oversee Federal Lands," Commentary, April 11: The headline says it; but I would add that in the 1980s participants in the Sagebrush Rebellion, whom Tom Turner introduces in their latest disguise as "Enlibrans," greatly reduced federal spending for protection and restoration of public lands. In my view, it's time to change course. Federal lands should no longer be revenue producers. Federal lands should be managed for the benefit of the plants and animals whose home they are, for all who are affected by destruction of watersheds and for the growing number of citizens who find respite from urban tensions in our shrinking wilderness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1989
Once again we are titillated by Ms. Allred's persistent pursuit of media exposure to keep us abreast of her current court scenario. My advice to Nicole Kaufman: When next you feel the urge to "do lunch with the girls," if you can't prepare it at home, order in enabling you all to sit around chit-chatting while you do your mother-child bonding in the presence of those who apparently wouldn't object. Please, having faced babies and small children's unpredictabilities in the markets, banks, churches, etc., allow my dining experience to remain a respite from the routine stresses of everyday living.
NEWS
September 3, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Mitt Romney seemed content to let Democrats have the spotlight during the Labor Day holiday Monday. While President Obama campaigned in Ohio and Democratic leaders assembled for this week's nominating convention in Charlotte, N.C., Romney spent a quiet day with his wife, Ann, at his vacation home on Lake Winnipesaukee, enjoying lunch on the porch of their home but mostly staying out of view. After leaving his party's convention in Tampa, Fla., the Republican nominee wrapped up a tour of Florida, Louisiana and Ohio on Saturday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2012 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
This Monday is Labor Day, and America will celebrate with a three-day weekend. But why should this great nation's working people wait until Monday to exercise their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of a deserved cocktail? Ducking out early on Friday is an American tradition to rival baseball and capitalism. Given the travails of the 99%, it's your patriotic duty to honor your laboring forebears and hit the pub while the sun's still high today. Here are a few of L.A.'s canonical three-martini lunch bars and early-evening happy hours.
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