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February 25, 2010
Iconoclastic multimedia artist and pro skateboarder Ed Templeton will open a new photo show called "The Seconds Pass," which features all the photographs that he's taken from moving cars over the last 15 years. No Dramamine needed, though. Roberts and Tilton, 5801 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Fri.; exhibit 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Through April 3. Free. robertsand tilton.com.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
In the annals of Texas journalism, Robert Heard stands out for many things: a biting wit, a prolific career, a lawyer's understanding of lawmaking, a determination to get the story even at considerable personal risk. It was the last trait that catapulted him from news reporter to news figure on Aug. 1, 1966, when he was shot in the shoulder during Charles Whitman's bloody rampage from the top of the University of Texas Tower in Austin. Heard, a 36-year-old Associated Press reporter, had followed two highway patrol officers on a wild sprint across a parking lot, but he forgot his Marine's training to zigzag.
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OPINION
January 23, 2009
Re "Chief justice trips over oath of office," Jan. 21 The presidential oath of office is written in the Constitution. In administering this one-sentence oath Tuesday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. made multiple errors. In addition to scrambling the sequence of words, Roberts appended the phrase "so help me God," a phrase that is not in the Constitution. I thought Roberts was supposed to be a strict constructionist. The Bush administration has a sorry record of torturing man and language for its purposes.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Matt Wilhalme
Charlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts' hard shot to Miami Heat superstar LeBron James' throat during Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs did not go unnoticed by the NBA. The league on Thursday fined McRoberts $20,000 and upgraded the original call from a personal foul to a flagrant 2, according to the Associated Press. McRoberts hit James in the throat with his forearm as the power forward drove to the basket with 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter as Miami led Charlotte, 97-94.
OPINION
September 20, 2005
Re "Roberts Gains Respect, if Not Converts," Sept. 16 What is the Constitution? Is it a "living Constitution" (Earl Warren) or a "dead Constitution" (Justice Antonin Scalia)? Is it a "flexible Constitution" (FDR)? Thomas Jefferson felt that the Constitution ought to be changed every generation. In my own view, as a political scientist, I go along with Roosevelt's definition: It is a flexible document that can be "stretched" to fit existing conditions. From John G. Roberts Jr.'s testimony, I gather he will be neither Warren nor William H. Rehnquist but his own man who will judge cases as he sees them without prejudice.
SPORTS
February 24, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Former WWE superstar Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in April, has a cancerous tumor behind his knee that needs to be removed. Roberts told TMZ.com that he will have surgery Tuesday morning. "If the devil can't defeat me, cancer doesn't stand a chance! Pray for sick children who face this horrible disease 'cause the Snake will be just fine," said Roberts, who spent years battling drug and alcohol abuse. Roberts was famous for carrying a boa constrictor named Damien to the ring for his matches and for making the DDT a popular move.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts is set to undergo her bone marrow transplant Thursday and in advance of the procedure, she released a video message to fans recorded in her hospital room. "This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body," Roberts said, looking tired from her 11 days of chemotherapy in preparation for the transplant. "Your thoughts. Thoughts are so powerful. You've got to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. And let me just say this lastly, I feel the love and I thank you for it. Thank you. " The video aired this morning on "GMA," the ABC morning show from which Roberts is on an indefinite leave until she regains her strength.
OPINION
September 22, 2005
Your Sept. 20 editorial advocates that Democrats in the Senate vote to "Confirm Roberts." Why? John G. Roberts Jr. has an extensive record of advocating positions that are in opposition to core Democratic beliefs; voting for his confirmation would be voting against those beliefs. Roberts will be confirmed. The American people assured that when they turned control of the Senate over to the Republicans. The Democrats are the opposition party, so why shouldn't they oppose? Your editorial makes no sense.
SPORTS
May 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Robert Griffin III and his fiance are just like many other soon-to-be-married couples in that they registered online for their wedding gifts. Unlike those other couples, however, this one just happens to have the superstar quarterback of the Washington Redskins as the groom. Some of his crafty fans discovered the registry of Griffin and Rebecca Liddicoat on the Bed, Bath & Beyond website and decided to send some pre-wedding gifts -- lots and lots of them. Check out the photo RG3 posted on whosay of himself in front of a big ol' pile of boxes from BB&B.
OPINION
August 14, 2005
Re "Bush Order Lets Him Control Roberts' Memos," Aug. 11 I'm not being facetious: I really don't understand. Please write an editorial and explain to me why, unless it's truly a matter of national security, should any president be allowed to control access to a former president's documents that were discharged as part of his official duties? Even the claim of lawyerclient privilege is specious unless it is from consultations with the president's private, non-taxpayer-paid attorney.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was tapped to drive the pace car for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series race in Richmond, Va., on Saturday night, thanks to prodding on Twitter by his friend Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt, this year's Daytona 500 winner and a longtime Redskins fan, tweeted a month ago that perhaps Griffin could be grand marshal at the race at Richmond International Raceway. Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier then asked Earnhardt if Griffin could drive the pace car that leads the 43-car field to the green flag.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Julia Roberts is finally publicly addressing the death of her half-sister Nancy Motes, who was found dead in February of an apparent drug overdose. The "August: Osage County" star's family issued a statement soon after Motes' death saying that they were "devastated," but Roberts laid low during the surrounding frenzy. "It's just heartbreak," the actress said, tearing up in an interview with WSJ. Magazine that took place just weeks after her estranged sister's passing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2014 | By David Colker
Robert Olsen, a critically acclaimed artist known for his luminescent paintings of outdoor urban objects such as gas pumps and ATMs, would drive around Los Angeles all night looking for interesting items to photograph and then later paint. "I try to isolate the ubiquitous," Olsen said to a reporter who accompanied him on a drive for a 2002 Los Angeles Times article . "I like to look at these things as mathematical models. " Times art critic Christopher Knight chose Olsen, whose works almost never portrayed humans, as one of L.A.'s top painters under 45 . "The pictures have the specificity and presence of portraiture," Knight wrote in 2007, "resonating with the bleak beauty of American life today.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million. The 13,796 square feet of loft-like space, some 200 feet from the sand, includes a 10,000-square-foot art studio that was used by Graham, a dance studio, a gym, a library/study, a media room, an office, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The home and studio share a central courtyard shaded by a coral tree.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
Doing the tried-and-true down-home country-anthem thang week after week carried Dexter Roberts pretty far this season on "American Idol," but not, alas, all the way to the end. The good old boy from Alabama, who may have been as passionate about duck hunting and dog training as he was about singing, finally wore out his welcome with "Idol" voters. On Thursday night's results show (which included a peculiar cameo appearance by Kevin Bacon, who for some reason kicked off the show)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Corina Knoll and Christopher Goffard
Four years after he became the face of municipal greed, Robert Rizzo broke his long silence Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom and asked a judge for mercy. The former Bell administrator was pale and baggy-eyed, and his thinning hair had turned gray. For many, there was hope he would finally reveal how he engineered a brazen scheme to boost the salaries of top officials that left the working-class city tumbling toward bankruptcy. But in a small, halting, scratchy voice, Rizzo, 60, offered only the vaguest of apologies, and no details.
OPINION
August 1, 2005
As a Republican partisan, John G. Roberts Jr. worked to give legal advice to President Bush's team in Florida in its fight over the election of 2000. Forget his minority position on reproductive choice, his ultra-right-wing history, his rich-white-guy status, all of which I see as reasons we should have a different choice for the Supreme Court. His role in deciding the 2000 election for Bush is enough to discredit him as a nominee for Supreme Court justice. For if ever there was a partisan decision that over half the country disagreed with (remember the popular vote)
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SALT LAKE CITY - Poor Lakers. They lose even when they win. They hammered the similarly woeful Utah Jazz on Monday, 119-104, but damaged their lottery percentages for the draft. If the Lakers had lost, Utah would have caught them (and Boston) in the overall standings, forging a three-way tie for the NBA's fourth-worst record. BOX SCORE: Lakers 119, Jazz 104 Now the Lakers (26-55) will probably finish with the sixth-worst record and a 6.3% chance at the No. 1 pick at the May 20 lottery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Gottlieb
The city administrator who ruled the city of Bell during an era of widespread corruption was sentenced Monday to 33 months behind bars for tax fraud, the first of two prison terms he is expected to be handed this week. On Wednesday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge is expected to add years more to Robert Rizzo's punishment for plundering the small town's treasury. When Rizzo pleaded no contest in October to 69 corruption-related charges, Judge Kathleen Kennedy said she would sentence Rizzo to 10 to 12 years in prison, a term he would be allowed to serve concurrently with his federal sentence.
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