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October 25, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Rudy De Leon was commander of the LAPD's Hollenbeck Division when he decided to try to curb street-gang problems by starting a boxing club for youths in the basement of the Boyle Heights police station. It was a radical notion in 1973, he later recalled, but the athletic pursuit had helped shape his teenage years. As one of the city's first Latino police captains -- and an amateur boxer -- he "just knew" that the predominantly Latino community served by the Eastside station would benefit as well.
February 10, 2014 | By David Zahniser
A San Fernando Valley businessman who admitted to illegally reimbursing campaign contributors during the 2011 municipal election faces a $45,000 fine from the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. Juan Carlos Jaramillo, 52, has already agreed to pay the proposed penalty, which stems from his fundraising activities in support of Rudy Martinez, who lost to City Councilman Jose Huizar. The Ethics Commission must decide Thursday whether to impose the fine or seek a different penalty.
December 14, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
I've gotten so used to seeing Alan Cumming as high-end attorney Eli Gold, fighting cerebral battles for a compromised politician on CBS' "The Good Wife," that he's almost unrecognizable as the vamping drag queen in "Any Day Now. " Cumming's chameleon quality serves him well in this intimate family drama. It centers on rough-around-the-edges Rudy, who barely covers the rent performing in a 1970s-era gay bar and finds himself unexpectedly in love and in a custody battle over a special-needs child.
December 23, 2013 | Times wire services
Cpl. Rudy Hernandez, a son of California migrant workers who fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1952, died Saturday at Womack Army Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.. He was 82 and had been diagnosed recently with cancer and other ailments. Hernandez, a fixture at Fayetteville veterans events, was grand marshal of the city's Veterans Day Parade last month. In August, Fort Bragg's Warrior Transition Battalion Complex was rededicated in his name. It was just after 2 a.m. on May 31, 1951, when Cpl. Hernandez felt the warm trickle of blood from a shrapnel wound on his head.
January 31, 2008
Re "Win puts McCain on top," Jan. 30 With apologies to the Rolling Stones, if next week is Super Tuesday, then this week's Florida election was "Goodbye, Rudy Tuesday." Marty Schulman Encinitas
October 27, 1990
Somebody tell Oakland, before you give somebody over $20 million: Make sure he can chew it and not choke on it like Jose Canseco. RUDY B. CASAREZ JR. Pico Rivera
April 9, 2009 | Tod Goldberg
"Money Walks," a serial novel by 16 Los Angeles writers who will be appearing at this year's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, runs Monday through Saturday until April 24. The festival takes place at UCLA on April 25 and 26. -- Angie believed nothing good ever happened in the Valley. She'd done her time there, like everyone else, working the day shift at Odd-Balls back in the '90s, stripping for CSUN frat boys who couldn't make it past Van Nuys, not even to see naked women.
January 24, 2010 | By Mark Olsen
It's supposed to be the phone call that changes your life. Your film has been accepted to the Sundance Film Festival and will be playing in the dramatic competition category. Bryan Poyser, writer and director of "Lovers of Hate," did receive just such a phone call last November, but then one week later he got another phone call that changed his life in a different way: His father had died. "It's been a very strange time for me, for sure," Poyser, 34, said recently on the phone from Austin, Texas.
April 17, 2009 | Ben Ehrenreich
"Money Walks," a serial novel by 16 Los Angeles writers who will be appearing at this year's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, runs Monday through Saturday until April 24. The festival takes place on April 25 and 26 at UCLA. -- "Find me, baby? You don't have to find me." Angie stepped from the dimmest corner of the room. She let her hands drop to Rudy's head, caressed his temples and the clenched line of his jaw. "I would never leave you, not like this."
May 21, 1989 | Gail Lumet Buckley, Buckley is the author of "The Hornes: An American Family" (Alfred A. Knopf and New American Library).
"No Easy Place to Be," purporting to be the story of the 1919-29 Harlem Renaissance (as seen through the eyes of three Harlem sisters), is a major disappointment. Instead of illuminating this fascinating time and place, Steven Corbin's first novel reduces it to the level of absurdity. The lives of the three sisters--Velma, a writer; Miriam, a nurse (and Marcus Garvey follower), and Louise, a Cotton Club dancer who passes for white--are potentially interesting. And some important questions--race consciousness, black feminism, and white patronage of black arts--are raised.
December 18, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - He was the onetime golden boy of the Los Angeles wine scene, but Rudy Kurniawan's life as a high-profile collector of rare vintages ended Wednesday when a jury convicted him of fraud for operating a fake wine factory and selling counterfeit wines to fund his lavish lifestyle. Some of the wines Kurniawan sold privately or at auctions fetched more than $5,000 per bottle. But wine experts said Kurniawan's victims went far beyond a few very rich collectors and that his actions cast a cloud over the entire wine world.
December 18, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - Wine expert Michael Egan eyed the six bottles of purported 1966 Montrachet sitting at the front of the courtroom. "They wouldn't look out of place in the urology department at Mt. Sinai," Egan said as he noted the cloudy liquid's sickly ocher cast. And they probably wouldn't taste much better than a specimen, according to Egan and other aficionados who testified this week in the fraud trial of Rudy Kurniawan, a onetime boy wonder of the wine world who once enjoyed an enthusiastic following in Los Angeles for his sophisticated palate and eye-popping collection of exquisite reds and whites.
December 14, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Question for wannabe NBA general managers: If you had a chance to add an inefficient scorer who plays passable defense while possessing one of the league's worst contracts, you'd pass, right? Pete D'Alessandro wouldn't. The new Sacramento Kings general manager couldn't resist the allure of Rudy Gay, who scores points galore but needs a lot of shots to do so. His player efficiency rating was 116th in the NBA at the time of the seven-player trade between the Kings and Toronto Raptors, which cost the Kings a lot more than starting point guard Greivis Vasquez and a passel of nobodies.
December 8, 2013 | Wire reports
A person familiar with the deal said the Toronto Raptors reached an agreement to send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in a multiplayer trade. The Raptors will receive Greivis Vasquez , Patrick Patterson , John Salmons and Chuck Hayes . The Kings also will acquire Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy . The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the trade was still pending NBA approval, said the deal is expected to become official Monday.
November 15, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson was beaten and charges were filed against Virginia State's Lamont Daniel Britt after players from the two teams fought in a restroom during a luncheon for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. championship-game contenders at Winston-Salem, N.C. The conference announced that the title game set for Saturday at Winston-Salem has been canceled. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. released a statement Friday on the WSSU website announcing the decision to cancel the football game as well as the volleyball championships, which in part read: "Based on the incident that occurred today, and after consulting with the leadership of each institution and the Football and Volleyball championship committees, the CIAA is saddened to announce that this weekend's Football and Volleyball conference championships that were scheduled to take place in Winston-Salem have been canceled.
July 12, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Throughout the murder trial for the men accused of killing her son, Helen Dandini was regularly taunted by one of the defendants. Almost daily, Rudy Anthony Ruiz turned around in his chair, and from behind framed glasses, his eyes would meet hers. He'd crack a smile and chuckle at her. Once, he waved. But on Friday, as a judge prepared to send her son's killers to death row, it was Dandini's turn. "You can sit here and laugh as much as you want, yet we are the ones having the last laugh," said Dandini, addressing Ruiz and the court from a podium, her husband, Hank, at her side.
February 27, 1994
In the Calendar piece on Michael Madsen ("He's Bad, but Not to the Bone," by Kristine McKenna, Feb. 6), there is a glaring oversight in reference to his work in the new version of "The Getaway." Although early in the story McKenna makes reference to the source material (the novel by Jim Thompson, as well as the original film, directed by Sam Peckinpah from a Walter Hill script), she blunders later in describing a bit of business in a scene. McKenna writes: "The most ingenious bit of shading Madsen brings to the part is that he cradles a kitten in his arms . . . a kitten . . . lounging about on the chest of the psychopathic Rudy."
March 7, 1995 | CHRIS FOSTER
Welcome to angry middle-age man day. Or, as it's more commonly known, the Southern Section basketball championships. There's moaning and complaining and scowling. And that was from the winner. Compton Dominguez Coach Russ Otis walked away with Mr. Congeniality at this love-to-hate fest. Not his fault. He was stinging from the agony of victory. "We've played through adversity. We got no respect. I just want to go on the record about that." Duly noted.
March 3, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
No one embodies the spirit of Mod quite like Peggy Moffitt, L.A.'s own 1960s-era muse. Moffitt, model and collaborator with modernist designer Rudi Gernreich, appears in a number of memorable images from the period, including this black-and-white gem from "Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?" the 1966 cult French film by director and photographer William Klein that is a satirical send-up of the fashion industry. Seated at the far left, Moffitt, plays herself. She appears in only two scenes in the film, including this one, depicting a group of young models dressed in stripes, against a backdrop of stripes, applying their Kabuki-like makeup.
February 28, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The hand that once wrote about daily NBA schedules on a greaseboard in the Lakers' locker room now composes daily specials on a surfboard propped against a sunset-colored truck. Kona Sunset Shrimp Tacos, two for $7. The distinctive voice that once boomed through the halls of Staples Center now is heard from underneath a tiny window; instead of ordering Lakers players into their uniforms, it is now taking office workers' orders for lunch. Welcome to Sam Choy's Pineapple Express, may I help you?
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