December 24, 2006
Your story about Angelenos returning from exile ["The Road Back to L.A. Can Throw a Few Curves," Dec. 17] reminds me of the occasion when a colleague, a midlevel operations analyst, decided to go back to his roots and went to work in Texas. He lasted about eight months before coming back, and when his daughter, re-registering at her old high school in the Valley, came to the question on her father's occupation, she dutifully wrote in "migrant laborer." ROBERT LEVINE Los Angeles
December 18, 2011 |
Robert Levine, 41, a former executive editor of Billboard, sounds the alarm on Internet piracy and technology companies' economic war on the music, movies, television, book publishing and newspaper industries in "Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back" (Doubleday). What made you decide this book needed to be written? The decision was gradual. When Napster came out I thought it was the greatest thing ever, like a lot of people did. I thought the Internet would give artists a way to reach fans directly and do business with them, and labels would have to compete and offer better deals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1998 |
Outbreaks like measles and rabies are standard worries for a public health officer, but as Dr. Robert M. Levin began his first day as Ventura County's top doctor, he was planning ways to combat a new and more dangerous health threat: terrorism. "I'm afraid atomic, biological and chemical terrorism is now an issue we have to prepare ourselves for," Levin said. "There are health and disease problems that would result with any of these attacks, and the public needs to know about the danger."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1999 |
A Ventura County jury has awarded $486,158 to a former teacher who sued administrators for firing him after he complained about staffing at a county-run school. Robert LeVine, 50, filed a wrongful termination lawsuit three years ago after he was dismissed for not showing up to work for several days. The lawsuit accuses the Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Office and four administrators, including Supt.