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April 24, 2014 | Armand Emamdjomeh
The shape and material of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles often creates unique lighting conditions. In this case, the Blue Ribbon Garden at the hall seems to live up to its name in this image by Neil Fitzpatrick, taken Saturday. The image was taken with a Nikon D60 while Fitzpatrick was at the Concert Hall to see "Rocco" at the REDCAT theater. Follow Armand Emamdjomeh on Twitter or Google + . Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2012
The Los Angeles County Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence issued a final report Friday finding "a persistent pattern" of unreasonable force" in the Sheriff's Department's jails and blaming Sheriff Lee Baca's leadership. The commission, which was created by the Board of Supervisors, is made up of the following seven members: • Lourdes G. Baird , a former state and federal court judge who served as U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles from 1990 to 1992. • The Rev. Cecil L. "Chip" Murray , former pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the most prominent African American churches in Los Angeles, and a senior fellow of USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County supervisors have begun weighing recommendations to dramatically rework the safety net for tens of thousands of abused and neglected children, including what would be the most significant reorganization of county government since 2007. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection has said a linchpin of a proposed package of reforms is the creation of a new child welfare czar. The executive would have broad powers to move money and people across departmental lines to support a more unified and effective approach to the protection of children, the panel said.
NEWS
March 13, 2003
I just had to drop you a line and thank you for your terrific article about the academy ribbons ("At the Oscar Lectern, Just Point to Your Ribbon," March 6). I worked as a consultant for a few years with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and, much to my surprise, found that the personal/professional/ego/artistic issues were much less confusing than trying to figure out how/where/when to wear the right/wrong ribbons. The most sadly amusing part was when someone figured out that ribbon pins would put holes in women's gowns, thus creating the "ribbon peel-and-stick-ons" that have become fashionable.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2010 | By Richard Abowitz, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In a packed Las Vegas Hilton Showroom on a Sunday afternoon, 1,300 people watched a moment of flawless cuteness. In one of the 22 original segments for 2010's "Ribbon of Life" benefit, "Grease Monkeys," dozens of current and former Vegas performers took the stage with their offspring. Some children were carried by moms and dads in baby pouches, others were in a line of electric cars steered by their parents. Of course, no matter if the line of child-driven toy cars was straight or went twisted, the entire thing was adorable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1989
"We cannot tolerate a situation in which we are losing so much in human lives . . . and even in cold hard dollars." --Shirley Hufstedler, former U.S. secretary of education, a member of a blue-ribbon panel that studied the health and welfare of California's 7.6 million children and gave the state a D grade.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2004 | Betsy Taylor, Associated Press
"I wish that life was simpler." "I wish democracy was real." "I wish I was drinking a margarita in my favorite bar in Mexico." Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander has become intimately familiar with people around the world and the things they yearn, thanks to an artwork she created called "I Wish Your Wish." It's showing publicly for the first time in the United States as part of her new show at the St. Louis Art Museum.
NATIONAL
November 2, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
The intense dust that blew through a stretch of highway, killing three people and injuring others Tuesday, is nothing new for the residents of a southern Arizona town between Tucson and Phoenix. Every couple years a dense ribbon of dust - roughly a quarter-mile high and 20 to 30 miles long - causes a wreck along the same stretch of highway, near the town of Picacho, said Ken Waters, a warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Phoenix. Edward Bruce Martan, 63, was born and raised in this town and said he can almost sense when a ribbon is about to hit. "You can feel it," he said.
NEWS
March 30, 1985 | CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Olympic officials have taken the first step toward turning over part of the Games' massive surplus to help fund a permanent cultural fair patterned after the widely praised Olympic Arts Festival. The Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee's charitable foundation asked the state attorney general's office this week to allow it to provide money for future arts festivals, which are now under discussion by a blue-ribbon city committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Garrett Therolf
A new report from the blue ribbon commission on Los Angeles County's safety net for abused and neglected children levels stinging criticism at the Board of Supervisors for what it calls a sluggish approach to reform, and declares that the system has fallen into a "state of emergency. " "Nothing short of a complete rethinking about how the county ensures safe and supportive care for abused and at-risk children will lead to the seamless and comprehensive child welfare system that the county has needed for decades," the 10-member commission wrote in a report it voted to approve Thursday afternoon.
NATIONAL
November 2, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
The intense dust that blew through a stretch of highway, killing three people and injuring others Tuesday, is nothing new for the residents of a southern Arizona town between Tucson and Phoenix. Every couple years a dense ribbon of dust - roughly a quarter-mile high and 20 to 30 miles long - causes a wreck along the same stretch of highway, near the town of Picacho, said Ken Waters, a warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Phoenix. Edward Bruce Martan, 63, was born and raised in this town and said he can almost sense when a ribbon is about to hit. "You can feel it," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
The Emmys mark the official kickoff of awards show season, but there's the impression that less is at stake when it comes to red carpet fashion because the audience is not as global as it is for the Oscars and the Golden Globes. Traditionally, the European houses don't dress many Emmys attendees, which can mean a lot of bland fashion. But not this year. Chic simplicity is a real trend right now, and American designers are the masters of that anyway. They got their moment in the spotlight Sunday night - and rose to the occasion.
OPINION
August 1, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
A blue-ribbon commission on child protection, set to meet Thursday for the first time, was formed in response to the death earlier this year of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez of Palmdale after county Department of Children and Family Services workers missed or ignored warning signs and complaints that the boy was being regularly and severely abused. This week, county officials announced that they had taken steps to fire four workers involved in the Palmdale boy's case, and that others had received warning or reprimand letters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
A blue-ribbon commission tasked with examining Los Angeles County's embattled child welfare agency begins work this week on a sweeping reform effort that officials hope can stem persistent cases of child abuse and deaths. Much of the panel's focus has been on fixing the troubled Department of Child and Family Services. But county political leaders, child welfare managers and commission appointees say the review will include the role law enforcement, school districts and county public health and mental health agencies have played in failing to protect children in abuse cases.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
Thirsty beachgoers and barbecuers will be paying more for their cheap beer this Memorial Day weekend, one of the nation's biggest drinking holidays. Two recent studies found that prices for low-cost beers have been steadily climbing at bars and restaurants across the U.S. Prices for popular brands such as Natural Ice, Miller High Life and Busch have jumped 6.8% in the last seven months - and analysts say they could keep climbing. The biggest jump in America's cheap beer offerings: hipster favorite Pabst Blue Ribbon.
TRAVEL
July 20, 1986 | TONY TEDESCHI, Tedeschi is a Roslyn, N.Y., free-lance writer/photographer.
Just across the state line into Iowa we drove under a thunderstorm, the kind they only have in Tornado Alley, the corridor that runs up the ribbon of states west of the Mississippi River from Texas to the Dakotas. It was mid-morning, but the sky was black as a starless night and you needed the headlights on to see the road just in front of you. The rain sounded like stones striking the hood of the car. Big drops splattered against the windshield like overripe grapes.
NEWS
April 30, 1989 | GEORGE ESPER, Associated Press
The war was still raging that day 15 years ago when Vietnamese nuns heard the cries of a baby boy stuffed in a garbage can and took him inside their orphanage to raise. Today, Nguyen Thanh Binh, the son of a black American who went home and a Vietnamese mother who abandoned him, shares the plight of thousands of Amerasian youths languishing in the decay of Vietnam, desperately trying to get out and find their fathers. "My circumstances are miserable," says Lam Anh Hong, 18, whose mother gave her away to a relative.
OPINION
December 14, 2012
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the quasi-governmental agency authorized to spend $3 billion in taxpayer money on embryonic stem cell research, deserves praise for commissioning an independent study of its operations by a blue-ribbon committee of the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. But the $700,000 spent on the study - funded by donations - will be wasted if the institute's oversight board fails to heed the committee's criticisms, which echo the findings of the Little Hoover Commission and other groups over the years.
NEWS
December 8, 2012 | By David A. Keeps
Aya Sumika, who played FBI agent Liz Warner on "Numb3rs," and Trevor John, an illustrator, moved into a just-built, two-bedroom condo in West Hollywood as newlyweds in 2007. "There was nothing interesting about it architecturally," Sumika said of the home. "We wanted a blank canvas. " Her goal was to transform it into a "chic urban space with French touches. " It's home to a pit bull rescue and two cats, and in 2010 the couple purchased Midori Ribbon, the luxury gift wrap firm  Sumika 's mother founded.
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