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January 12, 2012
'Rob' Where: CBS When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday Rating: TV-PG-DL (may be unsuitable for young children with advisories for suggestive dialogue and coarse language)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help in finding the gunman responsible for the fatal shooting of a delivery truck driver in South L.A., authorities said. Police responded to the 4700 block of South Flower Street around 7:30 a.m. Friday and discovered Pedro Antonio Rodriguez bleeding inside the cab of his delivery truck, authorities said. The truck was parked “askew at the curb,” an LAPD statement said. An investigation revealed that Rodriguez had also been the victim of a robbery, according to the statement.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2011 | By Hugh Hart, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Rob and Christian Clayton enjoy a killer view of the San Gabriel Mountains from their La Crescenta studio, but the brothers rarely gaze into the distance for inspiration. The source material for their twitchy exercises in Social Surrealism lingers just outside the door of their Honolulu Avenue storefront. Christian remembers the impetus for one recent show: "This horrible motorcycle accident happened right out front. We ran out and saw the guy who got banged up. After the ambulance came and got him we came back in here we were both 'Arrgghh, my God!
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Ice Cube wants the world to know he's not a sore loser. After coming under fire for complaining that he and "Ride Along" costar Kevin Hart were "robbed" at the MTV Movie Awards, losing best onscreen duo to the late Paul Walker and his "Fast & Furious 6" costar Vin Diesel, the rapper-actor backed off his comments in a series of tweets. "I wasn't really mad we didn't win," Cube wrote on Twitter . "So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker. Seriously people!"
SPORTS
March 23, 2002
The only thing better than watching Duke lose was imagining Bobby Knight watching Indiana win. Rob Hamers Irvine
SPORTS
February 26, 2005
Didn't Sacramento learn from the Lakers that trading your superstar for three stiffs doesn't work out very well? Rob Osborne Manhattan Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1991
Your story contains the following mind-boggling fact: "The people manning the reservations desk almost gave (Rob) Reiner's table away--though Reiner was halfway through his meal." Are your readers seriously interested in this? LAWRENCE J. PIPPICK Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2001
With his revocation of the Census Bureau's authority to adjust the 2000 data, George W. Bush is acting consistently ("Census Bureau Is Losing Authority to Adjust the 2000 Count," Feb. 17). He didn't want to know the actual number of votes in Florida, and he doesn't want to know the actual number of people in the U.S. ROB SCHMIDT Culver City
BOOKS
November 8, 1987 | Barbara Bottner, Bottner's most recent young adult novel, "Nothing in Common" (Harper & Row) has been optioned for film
Heroes are in short supply for us all, though villains flood our national news and terrorize our private lives with relentless regularity. The real heroes of childhood are the people who take the time to listen to us, treat us with dignity, but also have scope and courage that awakens our possibilities and make us more thrilled at life, more willing to take chances. When we meet Jonno Ayres, age 11, he is going off to Cape Cod for the summer to be with his Gram.
TRAVEL
August 26, 2012 | Camille Cusumano
My mind drifts back to Ken Kesey's 1964 novel, "Sometimes a Great Notion," as my friend Rob and I drive west from Eugene to the Oregon coast along scenic Highway 126. The curling two-lane road sweeps through views of the Cascade Range cloaked in Douglas fir, a landscape that easily recalls Kesey's saga of man against nature. That story's protagonist measured timbered heights in board feet and lived in Lincoln County. He may as well have been here in Lane County, I think, as we pass a flatbed strapped with neatly sawed and stacked tree trunks.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Robert Abele
If "Bad Country" plays like a 1980s time capsule, that's not just because it's set in the decade. The grim-faced antagonists are also macho holdovers from the era: Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon and Tom Berenger. Such veteran-packing, however, proves to be of little consequence to this thoroughly routine, straight-to-video-reminiscent action thriller set in Louisiana. All three stars have played both sides of the moral divide over their careers, but this time around, Dafoe is the dedicated lawman and Berenger is the crime boss, while Dillon is the straddler, a criminal and family man recruited by Dafoe to bring down Berenger's syndicate from within.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Rob Lowe knows what he's talking about when it comes to teen-dream fame and being too pretty to be taken seriously.  So should a few tears be shed over his tragic fate? Nope, it seems -- the 50-year-old isn't complaining, just explaining.  Lowe, who appears in the upcoming movie "Sex Tape" and is doing the rounds promoting his new book, "Love Life," sat with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired Sunday night and said he has "tremendous empathy" for Justin Bieber, even as some in the world have begun to shut the door on the pop sensation (pretty much literally , in the case of some Miami nightclubs)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
In spite of what the tabloidy typography in the title sequence might suggest, "Rob the Mob" skims over the lifted-from-the-headlines exploits of an outlaw couple and gleans a humanist drama steeped in sentimentality. Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda star as Tommy and Rosie Uva, real-life lovebirds who held up a series of mob social clubs in the early 1990s after learning from the John Gotti trial that the bling-adorned clientele was customarily unarmed. Director Raymond De Felitta, who, finally scoring a sleeper breakout in 2009 with "City Island," resumes painting New York in nostalgia in this film, much as he did in "Two Family House" (2000)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By John Horn
Even in the annals of dumb crooks, Tommy and Rosemarie Uva weren't the sharpest tools in the shed. In the early 1990s, the young Queens couple decided to stick up Mafia social clubs. In the abstract, the choice of location made sense. The clubs were filled with guys with fat wallets and even chunkier jewelry, and they didn't carry guns for fear of government raids and were not likely to call the police for help. But their plan had one obvious and ultimately fatal flaw: The Uvas were, after all, stealing from the Gambino and Colombo crime families.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
PITTSBURGH -- Rob Blake was always grateful to Hockey Canada, the sport's governing body in his homeland, for giving him the chance to play at the world championships and the Olympics. Now Blake, the Kings' assistant general manager, can repay the favor. Blake was appointed general manager of Team Canada for the men's world championships, which are scheduled for May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. Hockey Canada made the announcement on Wednesday. “I've always been involved with Hockey Canada from Day One,” said Blake, who is accompanying the  Kings on their eastern trip. “I've had a good relationship with them from the start and I'm willing to help out whenever asked or whenever needed.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Sensitively observed, the indie drama "A Birder's Guide to Everything" concerns a gangly 15-year-old birder prodigy named David (Kodi Smit-McPhee) with a timely distraction on the eve of his widower father (James Le Gros) marrying his girlfriend: the sighting of a supposedly extinct duck unseen since the 19th century. Spurred by a local ornithology legend (a sublimely eccentric Ben Kingsley) to find it before it migrates, David, his Young Birders Society chums (Alex Wolff, Michael Chen)
BUSINESS
June 7, 1990 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE
A couple of years ago, my best friend in Silicon Valley used his personal computer to turn himself into a woman. "I was signed on to a bunch of (computer) bulletin boards trying to talk with people, but without too much success," said Rob. As a lark, Rob signed on to the system as Susan B. (not his real pseudonym) and "all of a sudden, I'm the most popular person on the network. . . . I made up a whole character: a 22-year-old Stanford co-ed majoring in English.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2001 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he wanted to do the right thing, the man convicted of killing Bill Cosby's only son, Ennis, has written a letter to the California attorney general's office confessing to the crime and asking that his 1998 appeal be dropped. "It is based on falsehood and deceit. I am guilty and I want to do the right thing," Mikail Markhasev, 22, wrote in the letter. "More than anything, I want to apologize to the victim's family.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day, This post has been corrected. See note below.
Kevin Spacey snubbed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford backstage at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last week, and the mayor and his brother are giving YouTube an earful. The mayor and his brother, Doug Ford, who is on the Toronto City Council, co-host their very own YouTube show, "Ford Nation," which has been in production since February after a short-lived (one episode) life on local TV last year. The series, which boasts cable-access production value, features the Brothers Ford discussing topics of interest to the voters of Toronto.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
After convincing some 91,000 fans to donate $5.7 million toward the making of a "Veronica Mars" movie, you'd think show creator Rob Thomas would take a breather. After all, no film on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter had ever raised that much, and now Thomas finally had the greenlight from Warner Bros. to turn his television show into a feature film. But in fact, it was only when he finally had the serious chunk of change in hand that he really began to worry. "Once we raised the money and it became a fan-funded movie, there was this added pressure to give 'Veronica Mars' fans what they wanted," said the writer-director.
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