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June 29, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Actor-director and political activist Rob Reiner, who cofounded the group that led the court battle against Proposition 8, said he was “elated” when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that defenders of the same sex-marriage ban had no legal standing in court, clearing the way for gay marriage to resume in California. Speaking in a phone interview from a Connecticut set Friday, Reiner discussed the future of same-sex marriage in the United States, saying his group -- - American Foundation for Equal Rights -- would look for ways to continue its effort nationwide.
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February 10, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Prominent director Rob Reiner, an activist for environmental and early childhood education causes, on Monday endorsed former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel for an open congressional seat. "I know a thing or two about advocates, and Wendy Greuel is the advocate we need in Congress today," Reiner said in a statement released by the Greuel campaign. "Her work with [former L.A. Mayor] Tom Bradley on homelessness, the Clinton administration on housing and her advocacy on behalf of the creative industry at Dreamworks, it's a three-for," Reiner added.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Prominent director Rob Reiner, an activist for environmental and early childhood education causes, on Monday endorsed former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel for an open congressional seat. "I know a thing or two about advocates, and Wendy Greuel is the advocate we need in Congress today," Reiner said in a statement released by the Greuel campaign. "Her work with [former L.A. Mayor] Tom Bradley on homelessness, the Clinton administration on housing and her advocacy on behalf of the creative industry at Dreamworks, it's a three-for," Reiner added.
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June 29, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Actor-director and political activist Rob Reiner, who cofounded the group that led the court battle against Proposition 8, said he was “elated” when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that defenders of the same sex-marriage ban had no legal standing in court, clearing the way for gay marriage to resume in California. Speaking in a phone interview from a Connecticut set Friday, Reiner discussed the future of same-sex marriage in the United States, saying his group -- - American Foundation for Equal Rights -- would look for ways to continue its effort nationwide.
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April 26, 2012 | Ed Stockly
“Open Call” 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: “Killing Memories” and “The Anniversary”: Hosted by mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman. “The Wendy Williams Show” 11 a.m. Friday, Fox: Broadway: Actor Blair Underwood of "Streetcar Named Desire. " “Art in the Twenty-First Century” 10 p.m. Friday, KOCE: History: Artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramovic. “Masterpiece Classic” 9 p.m. Sunday, KOCE: "Birdsong": Lovers are torn apart by World War I. “FIDM Fashion Show 2012” 9 p.m. Sunday, KLCS.
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March 11, 1999 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis continued filling major positions Wednesday with the appointment of actor-director Rob Reiner to a new commission to help preschoolers, and the selection of a veteran bureaucrat to head the state Department of Fish and Game. Reiner will serve without salary as chairman of the nine-member state Children and Families First Commission, which is charged with overseeing locally operated health and education programs aimed at preschoolers and their parents.
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August 29, 2005 | George Skelton
There's a gleaming pot of gold within easy grasp of the governor and Legislature that would help them balance the state's deficit-ridden books. But it's looking like the governor's friend, filmmaker Rob Reiner, will beat the pols to the pot. This is about using it or losing it. It is an income tax increase on the wealthiest Californians -- individuals earning more than $400,000; couples making above $800,000. That's the top 1%. Their tax rate would be hiked from the current 9.
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July 16, 1989 | GREGG KILDAY
Sitting in the back of the UA Marketplace Theater in Pasadena on May 31, at the first test screening of their new comedy, "When Harry Met Sally . . . ," Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner were understandably nervous, their congenital Angst cranked up several notches. Longstanding pals, so attuned were they to each other's psyches they hardly needed to voice their mutual anxiety.
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November 25, 1990 | SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
Just before his fifth movie, "When Harry Met Sally . . . ," was about to come out in 1989, Rob Reiner, the director, was waiting for his car at a West Hollywood restaurant. "The parking guy says to me, 'Hey, Mr. Reiner, four pictures, not a stinker yet,' " Reiner recalls. "And I'm wondering, does he think 'Harry and Sally' is a stinker?"
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November 22, 2006 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
The Sacramento County district attorney's office announced Tuesday that it had found no wrongdoing at the California Children and Family Commission, originally chaired by Hollywood entertainer Rob Reiner. Sen. Chuck Poochigian (R-Fresno) called for the investigation earlier this year after The Times reported that the commission, generally known as the California First Five Commission, used more than $20 million in tax money to air television ads touting the benefits of preschool.
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April 26, 2012 | Ed Stockly
“Open Call” 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: “Killing Memories” and “The Anniversary”: Hosted by mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman. “The Wendy Williams Show” 11 a.m. Friday, Fox: Broadway: Actor Blair Underwood of "Streetcar Named Desire. " “Art in the Twenty-First Century” 10 p.m. Friday, KOCE: History: Artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramovic. “Masterpiece Classic” 9 p.m. Sunday, KOCE: "Birdsong": Lovers are torn apart by World War I. “FIDM Fashion Show 2012” 9 p.m. Sunday, KLCS.
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August 6, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
As he proved so winningly in "Stand by Me," Rob Reiner is a filmmaker who has a way of telling stories about kids, suffusing them with ambivalence and insecurity about their still-evolving selves that feels both heartfelt and authentic. So it is, once again many years later, with "Flipped," a tale of very young love and loss also set in the '60s. And though our two lovebirds, Juli and Bryce, live in white, middle-class suburbia, the experience feels universal and the oft-trod coming-of-age terrain feels newly turned.
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August 5, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
How do you market the sweet and the square in a time of the slick and the hip? That's the dilemma facing Rob Reiner's "Flipped" this weekend. Hollywood studios these days don't typically make a movie about young love in an early 1960s of ice-cream parlors and bicycle-riding. Or, for that matter, release it in Sacramento weeks ahead of New York. But little is typical about "Flipped," which opens across Los Angeles on Friday (as well as in Sacramento and Austin, Texas). Based on a novel from the young-adult author Wendelin Van Draanen, it tells of a precocious girl ( Madeline Carroll, for the bulk of the film)
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June 22, 2009 | Steve Appleford
The rock stars in the room have been at this all day. Since 11 a.m., the laughable, mostly fictional heavy-metal trio Spinal Tap has been hard at work, making the usual wig adjustments and celebrating the release of the band's first album in 17 years. First there was a live performance and some preposterous chitchat on "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" and now more interviews and a quick nighttime photo shoot.
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November 22, 2006 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
The Sacramento County district attorney's office announced Tuesday that it had found no wrongdoing at the California Children and Family Commission, originally chaired by Hollywood entertainer Rob Reiner. Sen. Chuck Poochigian (R-Fresno) called for the investigation earlier this year after The Times reported that the commission, generally known as the California First Five Commission, used more than $20 million in tax money to air television ads touting the benefits of preschool.
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April 13, 2006 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign said Wednesday he would not endorse a universal preschool initiative that filmmaker Rob Reiner has championed, citing the governor's long-standing opposition to tax increases. "Put simply, the governor does not support tax increases and is opposed to Proposition 82 because it will raise taxes," Katie Levinson, communications director for the Schwarzenegger reelection campaign, said in a statement.
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December 12, 1991 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the movie "Prancer," scheduled to be shown Sunday by the Ojai Film Society at the Ojai Playhouse, has been canceled. After all, the title character is probably pretty busy these days, hanging out with the likes of Comet and Blitzen, gearing up for the big delivery. In place of "Prancer," the film society will show the 1987 hit "The Princess Bride," directed by Rob Reiner. "Princess Bride" isn't exactly in the same Christmas spirit, but it will do.
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October 15, 1999 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
When the smiling, photogenic Jordans sit down to dinner, parents Katie and Ben like to engage 12-year-old Josh and 10-year-old Erin in a game called "high/low" in which each family member has to sound off on his or her best and worst experiences of the day. Similarly, "The Story of Us," the dramatic comedy about a make-or-break summer in Katie and Ben's relationship, shows us the highs and lows in a marriage that has lasted 15 years but is now floundering.
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March 30, 2006 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood producer Rob Reiner resigned Wednesday as chairman of a state commission he founded seven years ago to aid children, amid accusations that the commission used tax money to boost his new political campaign. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger named Hector Ramirez to the unpaid post heading the First 5 California Children and Families Commission.
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March 15, 2006 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
All 14 Republican state senators have called on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace Hollywood producer Rob Reiner on a commission the filmmaker helped found -- and Reiner flatly rejected the suggestion Tuesday.
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