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May 2, 2010 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Rose gold, first popularized almost a century ago, has made a comeback. The blush-hued version of the precious metal is showing up in status watches, engagement rings, necklaces and more. The feminine pieces look delicate on their own but can also bridge the gap between white and yellow gold when all three are worn together. Rose gold, which is sometimes called "pink gold," may seem more exotic than run-of-the-mill yellow, but the secret to its color is comparatively pedestrian: copper.
March 21, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Eminem and Rihanna's upcoming “Monster” tour  has already gotten bigger. Earlier this week the pair officially announced they would team for a brief run of stadiums this summer, with gigs in Pasadena, New York and Detroit.   Due to “overwhelming demand,” they've added a second night to their stop at the Rose Bowl, Live Nation announced on Friday. The upcoming trek is the first time the two collaborators have toured together. But their track record has long been cemented.
October 6, 1988 | United Press International
Lottery Secretary Rebecca Paul is in the habit of giving away things, not receiving them, so the three dozen red roses she found in her office were a surprise. But the card that arrived with the flowers Tuesday solved the mystery. "Thanks for being so wonderful," it read. "Here's a rose for each million." The card was signed by Dennis and Sharon Glover of Temple Terrace, Fla., who last week claimed a $35.8-million Lotto prize.
March 18, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a philanthropist, art patron and self-taught horticulturalist whose generous support of presidential candidate John Edwards drew her into the political scandal that ended his career, died Monday at her estate in Upperville, Va. She was 103. She died of natural causes, said her longtime friend and attorney, Alexander D. Forger. Mellon, a Listerine heiress who married banking scion Paul Mellon, lived quietly on a 2,000-acre Virginia farm, where her fabled guests included John and Jacqueline Kennedy and two generations of British royalty.
October 29, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
The Rose Bowl brain trust doesn't publicly cheer for schools but it can shake 100 pompoms for number sequences, and the dream countdown for this season's two-game extravaganza is, without question, 4-3-2-1. It's also the countdown to the end for Rose Bowl Chief Executive Mitch Dorger, retiring after this season's Bowl Championship Series title game on Jan. 7. What a way to bow out: No. 4 playing No. 3 in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 and, six days later, No. 2 putting rose petal to the metal against No. 1. It could happen.
January 5, 2003
Re "114th Tournament of Roses," Jan. 2: By what convoluted path of reasoning did the Rose Parade committee arrive at the decision to include stealth bombers--machines designed to carry weapons of mass destruction, which are the source of death, mutilation and terror to many children of the world--in an event supposedly celebrating "Children's Dreams, Wishes and Imagination"? Joyce Parkhurst Long Beach
January 13, 2000
Re "Rose Bird Eulogized for Compassion, Strength," Jan. 10: Rose Bird is well known for her principled opposition to the death penalty, which ultimately led to her ouster from the California Supreme Court. But she should be remembered as well for authoring the most significant farm labor law in this country. Before she wrote the controversial Agricultural Labor Relations Act, farm workers had no legal protection when they organized to bargain collectively. Violence and intimidation in the fields were commonplace; farm workers were among the most oppressed workers in our society.
September 3, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
Fans of defense, jet-quick tailbacks, superstar coaches and pulp-free orange juice are finally going to get their wish: USC and Florida in the Rose Bowl. "It would be awesome," Florida senior quarterback Tim Tebow speculated this summer during a visit Los Angeles. "It would be exciting. I have so much respect for SC." Tebow took an official visit to USC before deciding on Florida, where he has won the Heisman Trophy and helped the Gators to two national titles. Unfortunately, there is one teeny-tiny problem with this expected match-up: Florida and USC will be playing in Pasadena on different days.
April 15, 2010 | By bloomberg news
The number of Americans filing claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly increased last week, indicating the improvement in the labor market will take time to unfold. Initial jobless applications increased by 24,000 to 484,000 in the week ended April 10, the highest level since Feb. 20, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. A Labor Department spokesman said the rise in claims was due more to administrative factors reflecting volatility around Easter than economic reasons. Reluctance among some companies to hire is one of the challenges facing the economy as it recovers from the worst recession since the 1930s.
May 16, 1998
Bud Selig says baseball stands by the lifetime ban on Pete Rose. Does that mean when Rose is dead, the ban will be lifted and maybe he will be elected to the Hall of Fame? MICHAEL MAW, Santa Monica
March 6, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Weather in February was once again a roadblock for retailers, who said sales figures for the month missed already modest expectations. One gauge from Thomson Reuters found that same-store sales rose 1.8% last month, falling short of a projected 2.8% rise at stores open a year or longer. Without the effect of drugstores, retailers turned in a 0.3% sales increase, the worst showing since a 2.4% decrease in August 2009. Analysts had expected a 1.9% boost. Some segments, however, showed surprising health, or at least the promise of it. The clothing sector, not including Gap, beat estimates by swelling 1.3%.
March 2, 2014 | By Kenneth R. Harney
WASHINGTON - One of the mortgage products that contributed to the housing crash is booming again: New home equity credit line borrowings soared 42% in the final three months of 2013 and were up sharply for the entire year, to $111 billion. But does this point to a return to the "my house is an ATM" mentality that characterized excessive home equity borrowing from 2004 through 2007, just before the crash? Should consumers - and the banks doling out the cash - be cautious about this trend?
February 25, 2014 | By Jack Dolan
The average Los Angeles firefighter earned nearly $43,000 in overtime in 2013, up nearly 20% from the previous year, according to data released Tuesday by City Controller Ron Galperin. With overtime and bonuses factored in, the average firefighter was paid more than $142,000 last year, the data show. While firefighters got the biggest share, overtime was up substantially across city departments, climbing more than $70 million to a total of $378 million in 2013, the data show.
February 19, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. soared Wednesday after the electric car company slashed its losses and issued an upbeat outlook for this year. Tesla shares jumped to a record $216.95, a 12% gain, after the automaker released its fourth-quarter and annual financial results after the stock market closed. Investors focused on Tesla's calculation that it earned $46 million, or 33 cents a share, in the latest quarter, after making special adjustments to account for the deferred profit from automotive leases and other factors.
February 15, 2014 | By David Colker
Bill Davila, a first-generation Mexican American who worked his way up from sweeping floors at a Vons market to being president of the supermarket chain, knew that some executives in the industry were not sure how to pronounce his last name. Was it the Spanish DAH-vee-la or the Anglicized duh-VIL-a? Davila, who was also the genial spokesman for Vons in TV and radio commercials, was used to walking in both worlds. "I'll respond to either pronunciation," he said in a 1987 Los Angeles Times interview.
February 14, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
They started near high noon, two gunslingers and a sniper. They were ready, willing and hoping to be able to bring the enemy to its knees, the enemy being the hallowed and harrowing Riviera Country Club. They were Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Jim Furyk, a threesome of big-name golfers and a popular choice for the galleries on the second day of the Northern Trust Open. The attraction was obvious. Two of the players, Rose and Furyk, were major winners, each having a U.S. Open title in their resume.
February 13, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Bill Murray talked to Charlie Rose for the full hour of Rose's PBS program this week. Like most interviews with the great Murray, it was full of great, candid insight and this time, Rose even got Murray to reveal what he was planning to say for his Oscar acceptance speech. You may recall Murray received his first and only Oscar nomination in 2004 for playing the lead opposite Scarlett Johansson in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation. " However, he lost out to Sean Penn, who starred in "Mystic River.
February 7, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
If you're one of the impatient ones, and have to have a bottle of Brangelina's latest rosé from Provence right now, you'll have to jet over to London or France. That's right. The first bottles of 2013 Château Miraval Côtes de Provence rosé will be sold first in France and England. There's been a waiting list for the wine since last year and the people on it were notified by email that they could sign on Thursday and buy one case of six bottles each. Just in time for Valentine's Day. Go to the website and you'll be informed very politely, in French, that the reservation list for the first bottles of the 2013 vintage is now closed.
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