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July 25, 2010
'Robin and the 7 Hoods' Where: The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. When: July 30 through Aug. 22 Admission: $68 to $89 Contact: (619) 234-5623 or http://www.theoldglobe.org
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BUSINESS
April 21, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Robin Williams, star of the sitcom “The Crazy Ones,” sold a house this year in the Hollywood Hills  for $869,000, The Times has confirmed. A brick walkway leads to the entry and a brick stoop. The tidy two-bedroom has a Roaring '20s ambience with an arched front door accented by painted bricks in a starburst pattern. Interior archways, hardwood floors, high ceilings and built-in bookcases continue the vibe indoors. The 1,318 square feet of living space includes a screening room, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and 1.5 bathrooms.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2010 | By Christopher Smith, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony? A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. B) George and Ira Gershwin. C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. D) Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. If you picked "D," well done!
BUSINESS
April 18, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Robin Williams, who stars in the series “The Crazy Ones,” has hoisted his Napa Valley estate onto the market at $29.9 million. The 640-acre property, built for the comedian more than a decade ago, is called Villa Sorriso for “villa of smiles” and sits in the Mayacamas Mountains between Napa and Sonoma valleys. The limestone main residence of close to 20,000 square feet features a two-story entry with a rotunda and a bell tower,  a billiards room, an oak-paneled library, a 12-seat home theater, a family room, an elevator, safe rooms and five bedrooms.
NEWS
October 27, 1988 | From Reuters
A group of comic book artists and writers has succeeded in doing what some of the most fiendish minds of the century--including Penguin, Riddler and Catwoman--have failed to accomplish. They have killed off Batman's right-hand man, Robin, the younger half of the 48-year-old crime fighting team known to readers around the world as the "Dynamic Duo." "Holy Toledo!" as Robin might say. Robin is killed off in next week's issue of Batman comics, blown to bits--BAM!
BUSINESS
August 23, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
It didn't take long after Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman for the social media world to lose its collective mind. With nothing better to do on a Thursday, the Internets wasted not a second in turning the meme machine to 11 and making it clear just how the world felt about the actor-writer-director playing the Dark Knight.  Post by James C Mulligan .   On Twitter, in a blink, hashtags related to Affleck-as-Batman news...
HOME & GARDEN
February 23, 2013 | John Canalis, Canalis is a community news editor in Orange County
Like so many romances in this town, ours started at the gym. I'd like to revise history and tell you that I was wearing one of those sleeveless T-shirts because my Rottweiler-like biceps refused to be chained and that I confidently walked up to this struggling damsel in distressed cotton and offered to help her load 45-pound plates onto the leg press. I'd like to say that she was so smitten, so taken by my outdated chivalry and in-fashion muscles that she grabbed my cell, entered her number and begged me to meet her for a protein shake.
SPORTS
July 17, 1987 | Associated Press
Michele Granger of Valencia High School threw a no-hitter and struck out 13 as the U.S. downed previously unbeaten China, 4-0, Thursday night in the Junior Girls World Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. Granger, 17, holds the tournament strikeout record, and has has 73 strikeouts in 38 innings. The U.S. and China both finished the round-robin portion of the tournament with 8-1 records. Japan also made the playoffs by defeating Holland, 3-1, earlier Thursday. Japan finished the round-robin 7-2.
SPORTS
January 26, 1992
Bishop's girls' basketball team made its trip to Vancouver, Canada, worthwhile by winning the Killarney Invitational, a round-robin event, with a 2-1 record. There was a three-way tie for first, but Bishop's won on point total with 192. To remain in contention after losing its first of two games on Saturday, Bishop's had to beat undefeated Vancouver Killarney in the afternoon.
SPORTS
December 13, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Twenty-year-old Andrei Chesnokov of the Soviet Union upset Boris Becker, the world's No. 2-ranked player, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, Friday in the $150,000 Young Masters tennis tournament at Stuttgart, West Germany. "I wanted to play well, to concentrate and win completely, but it simply didn't work today. I've lost my senses," said the 19-year-old West German, who entered the tournament as the clear favorite. Despite the loss, Becker qualified for the semifinals today.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Susan King
The secrets of Sherwood Forest will be revealed Sunday at the TCM Classic Film Festival's "Academy Conversations: The Adventures of Robin Hood.” Oscar-winning sound designer, editor and mixer Ben Burtt ( “Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”) and Oscar-winning visual-effects supervisor Craig Barron (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) will be presenting newly discovered stills, recordings and outtakes to illustrate how Warner Bros.' landmark 1938 Technicolor adventure was brought to life.
WORLD
March 22, 2014 | By Lauren Frayer
MARINALEDA, Spain - It was a sweltering summer day at the height of Spain's economic crisis when the longtime mayor of this hardscrabble village decided it was time to grab the nation's attention. Most other politicians were on vacation, which looked a bit decadent to many, considering that the unemployment rate in southern Spain's Andalusia region was pushing 40%, among the highest in the nation. So Mayor Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo of Marinaleda - population barely 2,700 - led his trade unionist friends on a march to a supermarket in a neighboring town.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Robin Thicke isn't quite ready to give up on Paula Patton, if his recent actions are any indication. The singer, whose separation from his actress wife became public with a joint announcement Monday, expressed his intentions to the crowd at his Thursday concert in Fairfax, Va. "For y'all that don't know, me and my wife separated, but I'm trying to get my girl back," he said on stage . "She's a good woman. " Previously, caught on video at Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport, he told a TMZ cameraman that he was "just trying to get her back, man. " All that's in line with reports that it was Patton, not Thicke, who drew the line when it came to initiating their split.
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February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Just a few more days until the Oscars on Sunday, but host Ellen DeGeneres took time out from her daily show duties and prep for the big show to sit down with Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" on Thursday morning. Even though DeGeneres has hosted the Oscars once before, back in 2007, she says that the Academy Awards audience and the audience for her daytime talker, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" are vastly different. The audience for her daytime show "comes to see me and they travel from ... all over the world to come to a taping," DeGeneres explained.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Robin Thicke is speaking out for the first time since he and Paula Patton announced their split - though he's not dishing any real dirt. Still, there is more info on the days leading up to the breakup announcement. "I want to thank everyone for the well wishes these last few days," Thicke said Wednesday on his official website . "My fans mean everything to me. I'm looking forward to getting back on out on the road and performing in Washington DC this Thursday, and the rest of the tour.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Singer Robin Thicke and his actress-model wife, Paula Patton, who first met when he was only 14, have split after more than eight years of marriage, it was reported Monday. "We will always love each other and be best friends," the couple said in a statement to People that confirmed their mutual decision to separate.  Thicke and Patton - he's 36, she's 38 - married in June 2005 and welcomed son Julian Fuego in April 2010. Last September, talking to Star magazine (via Radar Online )
HOME & GARDEN
February 1, 2014 | Alexander Daltas, Daltas is a writer and filmmaker. He lives in L.A. with his wife, Robin, and their 3-year-old son
It had been only two years since I'd graduated film school, and I was beginning to get quite serious about a girl who was at UC Davis studying life sciences. Robin had a bright, empirical mind, balanced by a kind, adventurous personality, and I was in love with her. She was my perfect diamond -- except for one, tiny occlusion. One day, while visiting her at school, she casually informed me that she wasn't sure she'd seen "Jaws. " My first reaction? She was putting me on. How could someone born and raised in L.A., who worked at zoos and had frequented aquariums all her life, have missed "Jaws"?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2008 | Charles McNulty, Times Theater Critic
ON the ledger sheet of life, it's not clear which of the two L.A. couples in Kate Robin's "What They Have" is more in the black. Both are attractive and artistically ambitious. Both are striving mightily for that ever elusive balance between self-actualization and self-acceptance. And both love to talk ad nauseam about where they're at. The play, which had its world premiere Friday at South Coast Repertory, is made up almost entirely of navel-gazing chat. In fact, the slightest of ambivalent feelings can launch an army of words on the different shades of emotional gray.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Good Morning America" hosts Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer will be joining Jess Cagle, editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly and model Tyson Beckford for ABC's pre-Oscars red carpet show, "Red Carpet Live. " Ryan Seacrest and the E! crew may cover the red carpet for hours before the Oscars, but the ABC show has the benefit of airing directly before the Oscars at 4 p.m. PST on March 2. Roberts, Spencer and the crew will be stationed outside the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland chatting with the nominees and presenters as they arrive for what people call Hollywood's biggest night.
SPORTS
February 16, 2014 | Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - The U.S. hockey team scaled a mountain by defeating Russia in a shootout. Coach Dan Bylsma immediately was concerned his team might fall off a cliff emotionally the next day against a lesser foe, Olympic first-timer Slovenia. He need not have worried. Winger Phil Kessel, thriving on the wide ice surface, scored twice in the first 4 minutes 33 seconds and completed a hat trick midway through the second period - all assisted by Joe Pavelski - as the U.S. rolled past plucky but overwhelmed Slovenia, 5-1, Sunday at Shayba Arena in its round-robin finale.
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