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November 28, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
If Beatrice Wood was the Mama of Dada, then Tanya Aguiñiga surely qualifies as the patron saint of the Los Angeles modern craft movement. From the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York to Dwell on Design in L.A., from the Crafting Community event in Palm Springs to the Arts ReStore LA project in Westwood, Aguiñiga's presence in the design world this year has been constant, as she showcased her handcrafted furniture,...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO--A last-minute effort to forge a legislative deal on medical malpractice damages - and avoid a bruising initiative battle between lawyers and medical providers--has stalled, parties involved in the discussions said Friday.  Trial lawyers and consumer groups have squared off against doctors, insurance companies and hospitals over caps on pain and suffering damages in malpractice cases. Those rewards have been capped at $250,000 since 1975, when the state enacted the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act, or MICRA.  The lawyers have been gathering signatures for a ballot measure that would raise the cap to approximately $1.1 million.  It would also require doctors to be drug tested and to check a statewide database when prescribing certain medications to stop prescription drug abuse.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2009
"Anthony Reynoso Born to Rope" Ginger Gordon Anthony loves to rope. He practices roping and riding on his grandfather's ranch. On Saturdays, Anthony gets ready for a roping show in Sedona, Arizona. After the show, Anthony and his father go to Slide Rock. Read the story to find out what happens next. Reviewed by Andy, 8 Glenoaks Elementary, Glendale -- "The Twits" Roald Dahl Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the ugliest and smelliest people on Earth.
TRAVEL
January 12, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
Thank you, Tom Bentley, for the article on the Pinnacles and the fantastic photos ["High Drama, Pure Wonder," Jan. 5]. My grandmother, who was born in 1866, lived near the village of Tres Piños in San Benito County, and she spoke often of the Pinnacles. I remember my parents taking me there as a child and going into a cavern. I must go back and relive that experience. Jean Koch Los Angeles Ropes and royalty I enjoyed the fascinating article about the dock areas of Chatham, England, which is inspiring me to learn more about rope making ["Learning the Ropes - Reluctantly," by Catharine Hamm, Jan. 5]
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2013 | By Tracy Brown
“Man on Wire” star Philippe Petit was welcomed by a packed auditorium for his discussion about his new book “Why Knot?” on Sunday at the L.A. Times Festival of Books. Each member of the standing-room-only crowd was handed a piece of red rope as they entered the auditorium. The man who walked a tightrope between New York City's Twin Towers in 1974 called various people to the stage to help him with his demonstrations. As a self-taught high-wire artist, knots have been a part of Petit's life from a young age. He explained how he first started tying knots when he was about 5 or 6 years old, which soon led to him tying rope between trees, which eventually led to him experimenting with walking along these tightropes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2011 | Sandy Banks
Art teacher Jeremy Davidson skipped the annual back-to-school-night at Manual Arts High this week. He'd walked off the job the day before — after 10 years at the mid-city campus — done in by a group of unruly ninth-graders who'd hijacked his sixth-period drawing class. While Davidson was "trying to give a lesson on shading," the troublemakers were "whacking each other with rulers, throwing paper across the room, getting up and walking around. " They blocked the door when he tried to close it, talked over him when he tried to teach.
NEWS
August 20, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The seizure of cocaine valued at $40 million from a freighter in the Miami River marks the return of "dope on a rope," a smuggling tactic used by Caribbean drug runners in the 1980s, the U.S. Customs Service said. The capture of 5,137 pounds of cocaine was one of the largest hauls in South Florida in recent years, officials said in Miami. Aboard the Isamar, agents found 86 bales of cocaine packed into kilogram-sized bricks bundled into white plastic bags trussed with rope.
SPORTS
May 18, 2010 | Chris Erskine
Shamefully, pure decadence used to be wasted on me. No longer. At my age (87), I've come to embrace over-the-top entertainment as I take a last fleeting grasp for life experiences. It's like a hobby almost. So on Monday night, as Grant Hill held Kobe Bryant to a mere 40 points, well shy of his record 81, I sampled the fast times at the Hyde Lounge at Staples Center. Here, Dr. Jekyll, is my story: The Hyde is a nightclub that sits rather high up in Staples Center, invisible perhaps to mortals such as you and me, but catnip for the young, hip and overmoneyed.
OPINION
November 22, 1998
Success formula for Democrats: Give Republicans enough rope. NICHOLAS HARESON, Vista
OPINION
June 16, 1991
The Democratic Party continues to give the Republicans enough rope to hang it. PAUL DUCHON, Laguna Hills
TRAVEL
January 4, 2014 | By Catharine Hamm
CHATHAM, England - Rope making? Eye rolling. But I was so wrong. I didn't come to Chatham, about 30 miles southeast of London, to find out how to make rope. I came in search of Trixie, Jenny and Chummy - or at least the hangouts of these characters and others in "Call the Midwife," another PBS series that, like "Downton Abbey," has garnered a following for the poetry in its soul. "Midwife" is set in downscale 1950s East London, and parts of the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, once an economic powerhouse from which the British Royal Navy's ships issued, stand in for some of the series' less-than-opulent locations.
NEWS
November 28, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
If Beatrice Wood was the Mama of Dada, then Tanya Aguiñiga surely qualifies as the patron saint of the Los Angeles modern craft movement. From the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York to Dwell on Design in L.A., from the Crafting Community event in Palm Springs to the Arts ReStore LA project in Westwood, Aguiñiga's presence in the design world this year has been constant, as she showcased her handcrafted furniture,...
NEWS
November 5, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
"Bridesmaids" had a lot of wild wedding moments, but even that raucous comedy didn't go where one British bride just did: She enlisted her horse to be one of her two bridesmaids. Wearing a purple bridle to match groom Graham Sales' tie, 17-year-old Toffee was one of two ladies bride Alex Wells called upon to serve on her special day, the   Daily Mail   reported Monday. And yes, the other bridesmaid, Lianna Bourne, was in purple as well - sans bridle, of course. Because that would be weird.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2013 | David Colker, Los Angeles Times
"Banana" George Blair loved yellow. When he water-skied barefoot, which he did into his 80s in theme park shows, he wore a yellow wetsuit and was towed by a yellow boat. But it didn't stop there. "Banana" George, who drove a yellow Lincoln and lived in a yellow house in central Florida, also had yellow cowboy boots, watches, sunglasses and wallets. People may have thought he was just clowning around, but Blair laughed all the way to the bank - and when he went there, it was in a yellow business suit.
SPORTS
September 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Only in boxing could we emerge from a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight with a bigger villain than Floyd Mayweather Jr. And only in boxing could that villain be a 64-year-old named Cynthia, who never threw a punch and who most fans thought was a man because she goes by the initials C.J., as in C.J. Ross. That's our usual male default. Plus you assume gender bias in a sport that oozes testosterone and turns most women's stomachs. TV announcer: "Let's cut to Sluggo's corner now and see how much blood they can get out of his broken nose with that cotton swab.
TRAVEL
May 26, 2013
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SPORTS
April 10, 2004
Olympic "hero" or what, Rulon Gardner is a bona fide moron. Give him enough rope and he'll hang himself. Give him enough time and he'll eventually hang someone with him. Ron Romanosky Tustin
SPORTS
June 19, 1998 | PETE THOMAS
Reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier was quite an accomplishment, Deborah Lynn said, but standing on what seemed the top of the world was not her most memorable moment during last week's climb. That would have been being swept up by an avalanche, launched over a cliff and finding herself hanging precariously 200 feet above a glacier for 2 1/2 hours, literally turning blue and wondering whether she would see her family again.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. The debut album from Shovels and Rope has propelled the Charleston, S.C.-based indie folk-country duo past such stalwarts as Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell , Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller and Richard Thompson to lead the 2013 Americana Music Award nominations with four nods, including album of the year for “O' Be Joyful. " But the veterans weren't far behind, with Harris and Miller collecting three nominations apiece, both also delivering album of the year contenders, and both also in the running for artist of the year, along with Yoakam and Thompson.
NATIONAL
May 8, 2013 | By Alana Semuels and Tina Susman
CLEVELAND -- Chains and ropes have been removed from the home where three women were rescued on Monday after being held captive as long as 11 years, Cleveland's chief of police said Wednesday as authorities planned to file charges against three brothers.  When asked by reporters whether the women were tortured, chief of police Michael McGrath said: “I'm not going to use the word torture out of respect. I just know that there were some chains removed and some ropes removed. " McGrath spoke while standing near the home of Ariel Castro, 52, who was arrested Monday night along with his brothers Onil, 50, and Pedro, 54. On Monday, three women who vanished separately in 2002, 2003 and 2004 were rescued from the home.
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