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ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
For HIRE: diminutive, silver-haired, 71-year-old television and movie actor. Known as a perfectionist and loner. Skilled at playing tough guys. Cops his specialty. Please, no villain roles at this time. After six decades as a Hollywood actor, Robert Blake, best known as the Emmy-winning 1970s television detective Baretta, would like to get back to work. "I'm broke," he told a news conference last week shortly after a jury acquitted him of killing his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. "I need a job."
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
He's a guy who knows how to make an entrance and an exit. In the pilot episode of HBO's“Looking,” barber-and-bouncer Richie came in by way of  Muni Metro - his flirtatious charm enticing Patrick (Jonathan Groff) to step out of his comfort zone by episode's end. Over the course of the eight-episode season, their relationship would swipe left and right like an extended session of Tinder, all the while Patrick's hunky boss Kevin (Russell Tovey) settled in as a point in a love triangle - unbeknown to Richie, who is played by Raul Castillo.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1992 | Associated Press
* Shinji Sakai, a 30-year veteran of Toyota Motor Corp., will succeed Yuki Togo as president and chief executive of the firm's Torrance-based U.S. operations, the auto maker said. Togo, 67, will become chairman of Toyota Motor Sales USA. Yale Gieszl was named executive vice president, succeeding Bob McCurry, who was named vice chairman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1989
A handful of Calabasas residents sarcastically saluted five public officials Monday in a staged event they hope will help halt a Ventura Freeway project. Although none of the five officials were present for the "black hat awards" at the historic Leonis Adobe, members of the Coalition to Save Old Town Calabasas said they intended to hand-deliver the prizes--black cowboy hats and certificates issued for "profound indifference to the needs and desires of the citizens of Calabasas."
NEWS
February 20, 1991 | United Press International
Many plants that shriveled up during the winter cold snap or the drought will not be replaced along the state's landscaped freeways because of the severe water shortage, the California Department of Transportation said Tuesday. The action is one of several steps announced by Caltrans to reduce the amount of water used by the agency during the state's fifth year of drought.
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