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July 3, 2010
Revolver Matt Kindt Vertigo: 192 pp., $24.99
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BUSINESS
March 24, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - Four out of five people who take out a short-term payday loan either roll it over or take out another one within two weeks, pushing them into a cycle of debt, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Nearly a quarter of borrowers - 22% - renewed the loan at least six times, causing them to end up paying more in fees than they originally borrowed, the bureau said in an analysis of 12 million loans made by storefront payday loan companies.
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NATIONAL
May 18, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos
The latest in a string of bizarre events involving air travel -- and in some cases, flight crews -- comes in the form of a loaded gun. At the center of this incident, which involved a .357 Magnum, was a pilot for Piedmont Airlines. The pilot was detained and charged Friday for allegedly trying to board a flight in Buffalo for New York City with a loaded revolver in his bag, the Associated Press reported . Brett Dieter, 52, of Virginia was charged with the possession of a concealed firearm when a Transportation Security Administration agent noticed a .357 Magnum loaded with five rounds of ammunition in his bag at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, according to the Buffalo News . A spokesman for US Airways, which contracts with Piedmont for its US Airways Express fleet, told the Los Angeles Times that the company would conduct an internal investigation and referred all other questions to Buffalo law enforcement.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Katy Perry's “Dark Horse” video has been reedited to remove a quick scene that has generated outcry among some in the Muslim community. The scene in dispute showed a suitor being disintegrated, along with a pendant he was wearing that spelled out “Allah” (the Arabic word for “God”). A Change.org petition posted by Shazad Iqbal of Bradford, England, lobbied for YouTube to remove the video. But it was reedited to digitally remove the Allah medallion, and that version is now posted on YouTube and Vevo.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2010 | By Ed Park, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Matt Kindt's new graphic novel, the grimly topsy-turvy "Revolver," starts with the sort of 9/11 nightmare that's become a permanent feature of our headspace. In a nameless Midwestern city, a hungover Sam reports to his dismal newspaper job (he edits party photos) as buildings explode all around him. His own office spews smoke; everyone evacuates save his boss, Jan, who sits stunned at her desk. There is no love lost between them — "I'd fire you, but no one else wants your job" is a typical Jan remark — but the extraordinary circumstances compel him to hustle her out of harm's way. The mystery intensifies when they encounter a man in the parking garage who appears to know Jan. He punches her in the face; an adrenalized Sam defends her, possibly killing him. Sam and Jan spend the night together, wounded and petrified.
OPINION
February 22, 2003
Re "A Powerful New Revolver Is Already Drawing Fire," Feb. 14: Congratulations, Smith & Wesson, on your exciting new weapon of massive destruction. I'm sure the corporate parties have already begun. The Los Angeles Police Department's Lt. Bruce Harris commented that this gun is just too big to be slipped under your shirt. But has that ever stopped a criminal from hiding a weapon under a car seat, in a glove box, trunk, gym bag or folded newspaper? How long before the first accidental misfire due to its 4.5-pound weight?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
After being closed for nearly a decade, the well-loved gay video bar, Revolver, which originally debuted in the early '80s, has reopened under new management in West Hollywood. Times have changed, though, and the revolving entrance door and the expansive front windows are no longer blacked out. And with new transparency comes a new sensibility for the bar. What was once dark and divey is now clean, bright and fresh, as is the roster of talented performers that Revolver's new owner, Alfredo Diaz, has been quietly amassing since the bar opened.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2010 | By Ed Park, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Matt Kindt's new graphic novel, the grimly topsy-turvy "Revolver" (Vertigo: 192 pp., $24.99), starts with the sort of 9/11 nightmare that's become a permanent feature of our headspace. In a nameless Midwestern city, a hungover Sam reports to his dismal newspaper job (he edits party photos) as buildings explode all around him. His own office spews smoke; everyone evacuates save his boss, Jan, who sits stunned at her desk. There is no love lost between them ("I'd fire you, but no one else wants your job"[19]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1985
A 20-year-old Southeast San Diego woman died after being shot in the abdomen Saturday and a 23-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the shooting, police reported. Roberta J. Meadors was shot with a revolver outside an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Pentacost Way about 8 p.m. Saturday and taken to Mercy Hospital, where she died about 11 p.m.
NEWS
June 10, 2004
I loved Heidi Siegmund Cuda's piece on Gossip ["It's Glam A Go-Go," June 3], but I am amazed she has never covered the most successful club show in West Hollywood: my "Karaoke With Kenny," in its 14th year. Monday nights, Revolver has been the place to go because of the success of my show. Kenny Morse Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The ante is upped measurably for the latest all-star benefit show staged by the Wild Honey Foundation: a varied assemblage of singers and musicians, mostly Los Angeles-based, who will perform two of the Beatles' most highly regarded albums, “Revolver” and “Abbey Road,” on Saturday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, a venue nearly quadruple the size of the site of last year's show. “This is the biggest show we've ever done,” said organizer Paul Rock. “The Wilshire Ebell holds about 1,200, which is giant for us. Last year's show was at the El Portal [in North Hollywood]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A man accused of opening fire on a rival gang member in the first shooting on the USC campus in decades was convicted Monday of four counts of attempted murder. Prosecutors argued that Brandon Spencer, 21, was seeking retaliation for his own gunshot wound -- suffered a year earlier -- when he shot at Geno Hall in October 2012. The shooting escalated from feuding on Twitter with Hall, the City Section high school football player of the year in 2009 . On Halloween night, among a crowd waiting to enter a party, Spencer shot six times in Hall's direction with a black revolver.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2014 | Michael Hiltzik
Nothing seemed to underscore the revolving door between federal regulators and the companies they regulate as vividly as the two milestones marked on Jan. 17 at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One was NHTSA's announcement that it was closing its contentious investigation of fuel tank fires in Chrysler Corp. SUVs, including its Jeep Grand Cherokees. The agency accepted the automaker's remedy of installing trailer hitches in more than 1.5 million vehicles to protect the tanks from rupture in rear-end collisions.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
One fascinating aspect of a federal regulator's lawsuit this week against online lender CashCall for making allegedly illegal collections from borrowers is the identity of CashCall's defense lawyer. He's Neil Barofsky, the former federal prosecutor and government watchdog who made his name fighting for consumers and taxpayers victimized by fraudulent banking activities. Barofsky's career track included stints as a federal prosecutor in New York and as special inspector general for TARP, the federal banking bailout.
OPINION
September 16, 2013 | By Lois Davis
If California is serious about reducing its prison population, one crucial component will have to be reducing recidivism. Currently, a lot of the state's inmates are men and women who've been in prison more than once. They get out, they have little training or education, they can't get jobs and, in many cases, they return to lives of crime and find themselves back behind bars. But a major new study of correctional education in U.S. state prisons suggests there are things California could do to slow that revolving door.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
If ever a documentary topic lent itself to the facts-figures-and-outrage approach, it's Big Pharma's pervasiveness in modern medicine. Instead of taking the obvious route, the new film "Off Label" adopts an elliptical strategy that proves as effective as it is unexpected. Directors Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher have interwoven portraits of eight Americans whose lives revolve, in various ways, around prescription drugs. From the lyrical to the harrowing, their stories make for an unsettling composite view.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2010
The bearded, be-sunglassed synthpop lothario Sébastien Tellier leads a crowd of Gallic gadflies at the Ooh La L.A. festival this weekend, when impossible cool and the soothing purr of Francophile lyrics will revive the ghost of Gainsbourg. The electronica crew Gotan Project and the Beatles-indebted (clearly!) act Revolver are other highlights. Various venues, Thu.-Sat. $10-$35 per show. http://www.oohlalafestival.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1987 | MIKE WARD, Times Staff Writer
A California Highway Patrolman was kidnaped and forced--at the point of his own revolver--to drive an emotionally disturbed Marine on freeways and back roads of Riverside and San Bernardino counties Saturday, with lawmen from three counties in hot pursuit, the CHP said. The chase finally ended when the suspect surrendered at a crossroads near Ontario International Airport, threw down the stolen weapon and was handcuffed by the officer he had held prisoner.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
At what point in Season 2 of "The X Factor" did Simon Cowell realize it was time, yet again, to revise the already revised judges panel? "Day 1. " Cowell was of course joking when answering the question Thursday during the show's panel at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills.   "It's like having a dinner party," Cowell said, adding that part of the decision came because he felt like the show was starting to feel like every other singing competition series.
OPINION
June 29, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Criminal defendants convicted of felonies in California used to be sentenced to state prison. Most, after serving 50% of their terms, were released on parole and returned to their communities. And of them, most ended up back in prison, either because they committed new crimes or because they were caught violating parole. California was good at running felons through a revolving door and very bad at guiding their safe return to society: getting the addicted off drugs, getting treatment for the mentally ill, getting those with antisocial and criminal mind-sets into structured, supervised programs with reliable records of reforming those former inmates who were amenable to reform.
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