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July 9, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're still watching "The Real World," there's a good chance "Road Rules" also holds a special place in your heart. MTV counts on that sort of loyalty, regardless of how tiresome these unscripted shows have become. Starting its 10th season tonight at 10, "Road" has decided to alter its rules. Yes, six attractive young people must still work toward a common goal, or mission, as it were. This year, however, if more than one mission is failed, a player can be voted out and replaced.
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BUSINESS
December 29, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
The gig: Julia Hartz, 34, is co-founder and president of Eventbrite, the San Francisco company that has carved out a niche in the multibillion-dollar ticketing industry by focusing on the "democratization" of online ticketing. It helps anyone - not just major musical acts or sports teams - operate a box office for events. Eventbrite makes money when event organizers sell tickets - though the cut it takes is below the industry norm. It charges a 2.5% service fee and 99 cents a ticket.
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WORLD
November 19, 2004 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
The mortar attack that skimmed a barracks roof late Wednesday gives Capt. Kevin Hanrahan an unwelcome feeling. After a cranky night's sleep, Thursday doesn't look much better. Hanrahan wants to introduce a visiting reporter to Lt. Col. Fares Jaber Malek, a Baghdad police station chief. Malek, whose predecessor was slain, has become an Iraqi icon for steeling his new recruits to take on insurgents.
OPINION
October 18, 2013
Re “Self-driving cars are inching closer to the open road,” Oct. 13 Two hypothetical situations: I am driving - or rather, my car is driving - along a residential but heavily traveled street. Suddenly, a child's ball rolls into the street. The car's radar (or whatever system) sees the ball and slams on the brakes. The car is rear-ended by the car behind, driven by a human, who has not seen the ball and has no idea why my car is stopping short. Or, I am driving along a residential but heavily traveled street.
BUSINESS
December 29, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
The gig: Julia Hartz, 34, is co-founder and president of Eventbrite, the San Francisco company that has carved out a niche in the multibillion-dollar ticketing industry by focusing on the "democratization" of online ticketing. It helps anyone - not just major musical acts or sports teams - operate a box office for events. Eventbrite makes money when event organizers sell tickets - though the cut it takes is below the industry norm. It charges a 2.5% service fee and 99 cents a ticket.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2007 | SCOTT COLLINS
ON a recent afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, a production team was hunched over monitors in a converted warehouse, watching two hyperventilating young women square off on an adjacent stage, surrendering their privacy -- and risking their teeth -- for the sake of what some might call the reality generation. The women, contestants on MTV's resuscitated unscripted series "Road Rules," played a game called Scorpion.
NEWS
July 16, 1995 | BETH KLEID, Beth Kleid is a frequent contributor to TV Times and Calendar
Cruising down the open road in a Winnebago on a cross-country trip, not a care in the world other than looking out for highway patrolmen. It's a little piece of the American dream. Throw five hipsters who don't know one another in a souped-up camper (this is not your father's Winnebago), complete with slip-covered seats, a state-of-the-art computer mapping system, lots of athletic gear, a little money and cameras to track their every move and you have a piece of the MTV dream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1998
Re " 'Everybody Is Out for Himself,' " June 23: As a 28-year-old, I finally worked up the courage to learn how to drive. To warn other drivers of my inexperience, I put a "Student Driver" sign on the back of my car after I got my permit. What amazes me is that, in spite of the sign, drivers chose to cut in front of me without using turn indicators or keeping an adequate distance. Most drivers were tolerant of my slow speed. Once I forgot to put the sign on and was driving the car at the posted speed limit on a surface street under the supervision of my husband, when someone honked from behind.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
MOVIES Not Welcome in Manila: The Manila City Council has declared American actress Clare Danes a persona non grata and banned her movies from the city because of a Premiere magazine article in which she called Manila smelly, rat-infested and weird. Danes, 19, spent several months in the city this year to shoot the film "Brokedown Palace."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2000 | Times staff writers
Two years have passed since the release of the critically acclaimed hit album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," but a legal battle still simmers over who deserves artistic credit for the project. This week that battle will land Hill in a three-day deposition in New York.
TRAVEL
July 22, 2012 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times
Question: We recently received a registered letter from the Commune of Lucca, Italy, notifying us that we were in violation of "circulating inside a pedestrian area" on May 5, 2011. Because we did not contest the violation immediately, it said, we must be considered guilty. We were to send immediately 123.76 euros, about $152. If we delayed more than 60 days, the fine would increase to about $245. We did visit Lucca on May 5, but we never received a ticket or anything else in writing.
OPINION
July 20, 2011
Road rules for all Re " 'Share the road' a 2-way street," Column, July 15 I have been biking in the San Gabriel Valley for the last 40 or so years, and I have pretty much seen it all. Roughly 5% of car drivers need decaf, but 95% respect cyclists. I wish I could use those ratios for cyclists. I have seen too many peloton groups reluctant to stop for a red light; too many cyclists riding on the wrong side of the street; and far too many without a helmet. Still, my experience with cycling moves me to cut some recreational bikers a little — if undeserved — slack.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Who knew that the best place to put Vin Diesel would be between the Rock and a hard place? The spot has never been tighter, or righter, and the testosterone never higher than in the hot jacking action of "Fast Five. " Going mano a mano with Diesel's Dom, the ex-con street-racing Robin Hood, is Dwayne Johnson's agent Hobbs. He's come down to Rio de Janeiro, where the fifth (and best) edition of "The Fast and the Furious" zoom-zoom takes place, to settle some scores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2007 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
San Bernardino County's crackdown on off-roaders trespassing on private land came as a relief to homeowners when it was approved last year, but the regulations have been under constant attack by riders, who say it is killing a popular Southern California pastime. In response, county supervisors will decide today whether to repeal or modify the ordinance, which passed unanimously in April 2006.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2007 | Bob Pool and Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writers
In a city that worships the automobile, it may take divine intervention to get motorists to live by the Vatican's new Ten Commandments for drivers. That was the view of motorists as they contemplated "Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road" -- and whether it was faster Wednesday morning taking the 5 or the 101 between the San Fernando Valley and downtown.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2007 | SCOTT COLLINS
ON a recent afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, a production team was hunched over monitors in a converted warehouse, watching two hyperventilating young women square off on an adjacent stage, surrendering their privacy -- and risking their teeth -- for the sake of what some might call the reality generation. The women, contestants on MTV's resuscitated unscripted series "Road Rules," played a game called Scorpion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2003 | Steve Harvey
In the Unclear-on-the-Concept category, a Westside motorist was recently cited for driving under the influence after colliding with an unoccupied Sheriff's Department vehicle. The latter was being used as a "display vehicle," meaning it was parked along the side of the road to encourage drivers to obey the road rules.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And the bands played on . . . . When television hits on a novel idea, it usually drives that notion into the ground before advancing to its next relatively novel idea. Hence, ABC's "Making the Band" indirectly begat the WB's "Popstars," which now leads to VH1's "Bands on the Run," potentially the most entertaining of the three. Entertaining, that is, if you're into bleeped dialogue, twentysomethings getting really wasted and an occasional bullhorn.
SPORTS
April 10, 2005 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Those who believed Sun King and High Fly were the two best 3-year-olds in trainer Nick Zito's barn may have a different opinion today. Bellamy Road, a son of Concerto owned by George Steinbrenner's Kinsman Stable, may have become the favorite for the Kentucky Derby with his second consecutive overpowering victory.
WORLD
November 19, 2004 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
The mortar attack that skimmed a barracks roof late Wednesday gives Capt. Kevin Hanrahan an unwelcome feeling. After a cranky night's sleep, Thursday doesn't look much better. Hanrahan wants to introduce a visiting reporter to Lt. Col. Fares Jaber Malek, a Baghdad police station chief. Malek, whose predecessor was slain, has become an Iraqi icon for steeling his new recruits to take on insurgents.
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