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January 23, 2005
We appreciate Christopher Hawthorne's thoughtful exploration of the Ambassador Hotel issue ("The Equivocal City," Jan. 9). We agree with Hawthorne that the Ambassador is "overflowing with architectural and cultural significance" and is worth saving. Along with a diverse coalition of community groups, we also agree that the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) should find a solution for the Ambassador that works. The Los Angeles Conservancy, working with top Los Angeles architects, engineers, and development professionals, spent 2 1/2 years repeatedly proving that the Ambassador can convert successfully into a school at a cost far lower than the LAUSD estimated.
September 17, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
“How will I ever have a career if I don't sound like everyone else?” doubts young tenor Roland Hayes at a supremely ironic point in “Breath and Imagination,” Daniel Beaty's musical biography that opens the Colony Theatre's 39th season on a high note. Rather than sounding like everyone else, it was Hayes' unique vocal style - infusing classical precision with the passion and devotion of Negro spirituals - that brought him international renown and set a trailblazing precedent for African Americans in the performing arts during the early 1900s.
November 21, 2009 | By Katherine Skiba and Alexander C. Hart
Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-Ill.) was rebuked Friday by the Senate Ethics Committee, which issued a "public letter of qualified admonition" for his actions in connection with his appointment by disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. In the letter, the panel told Burris it had concluded that his "actions reflected unfavorably on the Senate." Questions had arisen over whether Burris had been truthful about his contacts with Blagojevich associates before his appointment. "The committee found that you should have known that you were providing incorrect, inconsistent, misleading or incomplete information to the public, the Senate and those conducting legitimate inquiries into your appointment to the Senate," the letter said.
June 26, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"White House Down" is a hoot and a half, a shameless popcorn entertainment that is preposterous and diverting in just about equal measure. This story of "the worst day this country ever had" - a roughly 12-hour period when an armed paramilitary group blows up the Capitol and takes over the White House - is very much something you get a kick out of against your better judgment. In fact, if the amount of disbelief that needs to be suspended to enjoy this movie could be turned into dollars, it would pay off the national debt with some money left over to buy star Channing Tatum, director Roland Emmerich and screenwriter James Vanderbilt a round of beers.
October 2, 1988 | Staff Writer Jerry Hicks
Prosecutors in the Randy Steven Kraft murder trial say a paper with 61 entries, found in his car trunk when he was arrested May 14, 1983, is a death list--Kraft's own score card of how many young men he had killed dating back to late 1971. Kraft's attorneys deny it is a death list, and call it meaningless information that will only inflame his jury. Kraft himself, in a 1983 interview, called the list nothing more than references to friends of his and his roommate at the time.
August 27, 1985 | Associated Press
A father who shot and killed a man suspected of abducting and sexually abusing his son was sentenced today to five years' probation and ordered to perform community service work. Calling the shooting a tragedy, Judge Frank Saia suspended a sentence of seven years at hard labor for Leon Gary Plauche, who pleaded no contest on May 16 to manslaughter in the death of Jeffrey Doucet. Doucet, 25, was shot in the head at the Baton Rouge airport on March 16, 1984.
December 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Roland Galvan, 48, a weatherman on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles in the late 1990s, died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital after a brief illness. On leaving KTLA, he was chief meteorologist at KIII-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas. He previously had worked at TV stations in San Antonio, Houston and Beaumont, Texas.
May 29, 1994
There were a few errors in Gilbert Roland's obituary (May 17). He did not win his greatest critical praise for "The Bullfighter and the Lady," but for his role in "The Bad and the Beautiful." And "Bullfighter" was hardly "the only one of his films ever nominated" for an Oscar. "The Sea Hawk" received a nomination; "The Bad and the Beautiful" received five, winning four Oscars; and "Around the World in 80 Days" received seven, winning four--including one for Best Picture. BURT PRELUTSKY North Hills
December 16, 1998 | STEVE GALLUZZO
Top-seeded Jessica Roland of Hollywood High won the City Section girls' individual tennis championship with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over third-seeded Kristina Olshanskaya of Fairfax on Tuesday at the Warner Center Racket Club in Woodland Hills. Roland, a junior, broke Olshanskaya five times, including her first three service games. "My goal was to serve and volley against her whenever I could because I know she likes to stay back," Roland said. "I tried forcing her to hit perfect shots to beat me."
January 31, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
The Chargers' lengthy, meticulous search for a coach widened Monday with the confirmation they will interview Chicago Bears running backs coach Johnny Roland, probably today. As late as this weekend, the Chargers' list of candidates to succeed the fired Al Saunders appeared to have narrowed to three choices--Washington Redskins assistant Dan Henning, Charger defensive coordinator Ron Lynn and former Illinois and California Coach Mike White.
June 21, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
MONTREAL - On a warm fall day in a scruffy suburb of this Canadian city, some familiar sights appear. French-language road signs note estimated distances in kilometers. Beret-wearing soldiers stand guard. A restaurant offers a poutine special. And then, suddenly, some less familiar ones: large sections of the White House, built to scale and scattered across several neighborhoods of the city. The elegant South Portico, fronted by a lawn big enough for a couple of military helicopters.
June 9, 2013 | Henry Chu
Both are Spaniards in the upper echelons of the tennis world. Both are known for their indefatigable play, a willingness to chase down every shot while yanking opponents around the court. But one already owns a record seven French Open titles, whereas the other is in the first Grand Slam final of his career. As it was from the start, the smart money is on Rafael Nadal, the muscular Majorcan, to add to his remarkable resume Sunday by hoisting the silver trophy once more on the rust-red clay of Roland Garros.
March 18, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
When veteran filmmaker Roland Emmerich was first offered the chance to direct a movie about terrorists taking over the White House, he couldn't believe his luck. "It's such a good idea," Emmerich, the money-minting director of movies such as "2012," said last week at a Culver City editing facility, where he has been holed up polishing his new film, "White House Down. " "I was surprised no one had done it before. " It turns out someone has. Just before. Emmerich's movie, about a wannabe Secret Service agent with a Messiah complex who serendipitously ends up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. during a fiery terrorist attack, will come out June 28. That's barely three months after the release Friday of Antoine Fuqua's "Olympus Has Fallen" - about a wannabe Secret Service agent with a Messiah complex who serendipitously ends up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. during a fiery terrorist attack.
February 2, 2013
Roland Moritz Longtime L.A. Philharmonic flutist Roland Moritz, 86, who played flute for the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 40 years and for a time shared the concert stage with his father, Frederick Moritz, the Philharmonic's longtime principal bassoonist, died Jan. 11 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla after a heart attack and strokes, his family said. The younger Moritz joined the Philharmonic in 1954, playing with noted conductors including Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, André Previn and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
September 29, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Eva Mendes, Jennifer Garner, Carey Mulligan and many more are fans of wearing his structured, body conscious dresses on the red carpet. Because when it comes to fierce femininity, Roland Mouret has got it down. The designer showed his stellar spring-summer collection on Friday at Paris Fashion Week. The look: Sexy, assertive. Sharp cuts and folds. Shards of color. Close-to-the-body draping. Shift dresses, pencil skirts and tops with a fragmented architecture. Judo-inspired vests and blazers.
April 26, 2012 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
A faculty governing body at Los Angeles Trade Technical College issued a no-confidence vote in the college president and called on him to resign over a financial scandal at the college's foundation. Roland "Chip" Chapdelaine announced earlier this month that he will retire in June 2013, when his contract ends. But faculty leaders said they want him out this year. Wednesday's no-confidence vote by the Academic Senate was the first in the school's history. The final vote was 17-1, with 6 abstaining.
April 11, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
With his fifth film, Roland Joffe, the English director behind "The Killing Fields," "The Mission" and "The Scarlet Letter," turns to a quadruple-indemnity thriller in his new "Goodbye Lover," featuring Patricia Arquette, Don Johnson, Ellen DeGeneres and a Greek chorus in the form of songs from "The Sound of Music." Joffe, 51, is now in Paris shooting "Vatel" with Uma Thurman and Tim Roth. PUBLIC IMAGE: "I cast Don Johnson and people say, 'But we know what Don does.'
For many Orange County executives, 1991 was a year when their pay packages came under greater shareholder scrutiny and corporate boards were cautious in handing out cash bonuses and perks. It mirrored a trend statewide of keeping executive compensation in line with a company's financial performance. Of the top 100 county executives on the list of publicly traded companies, one-third of the officers saw their cash compensation remain unchanged or had it reduced.
October 27, 2011 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
A statue of William Shakespeare in the playwright's hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon was covered by a sheet Tuesday in protest; a debate enlivened a New York cultural festival; American university campuses have played host to surprisingly prickly encounters between professors and filmmakers. "One professor in Berkeley called us 'characters,'" said Roland Emmerich, the movie director at the center of the controversy. Emmerich's film, "Anonymous," depicts Shakespeare, played by Rafe Spall, as a barely literate actor providing a front for a brilliant nobleman, Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans)
August 17, 2011 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
The passengers from New Jersey spill out of the train station and across the blistering sidewalks of Lower Manhattan, oblivious to one another as they steamroll toward their destinations. One rider stands out from the pack: a broad-shouldered man wearing jeans, T-shirt and a baseball cap, a tattered gym bag slung over one shoulder. He takes in the scene outside the station, at the edge of the former World Trade Center, and homes in on a young couple. "Do you know the past? That's the question I ask!"
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