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February 14, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
A runaway camel injured a man and damaged a car Friday in Palmdale. Officials said the owner of the animal could face charges. The daughter of the injured man said her father was hurt when the camel stomped him as he tried to corral the animal.  “My dad ... tried to catch it and it must have cornered him or something and it took off after him, bit him on the head and knocked him down and stomped on him,”  Skylar Dossenbach told CBS-TV...
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BUSINESS
March 25, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - Proposed legislation aimed at providing more tax credits to attract so-called runaway movie and television productions back to the industry's birthplace in California won initial approval from a legislative committee Tuesday. The proposal would renew and increase a state tax credit - amounting to as much as $400 million a year - to better compete with generous tax subsidies available in more than 40 states, including New York, Louisiana, New York and Michigan, as well as studios in Canada and Britain.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A camel that escaped from a Palmdale property and began charging people and cars has been captured, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A call reporting the camel, which broke loose at about 8:38 a.m., came from a person in one of the cars the animal charged, said sheriff's Deputy John Cereoli. The camel was caught and penned up by about 9:15 a.m., he said. No one was injured during the incident, which Cereoli said was a first for the area.  ALSO: Man found standing over dead mother with knife, police say Suspect in salon death offered 'vampire face lifts,' police say CHP: 17 callers saw wrong-way driver on 2 freeways before fatal crash samantha.schaefer@latimes.com Twitter: @Sam_Schaefer
NEWS
March 6, 2014 | By Jon Healey
FilmL.A. produced another one of its gloomy reports on runaway production Thursday, this time looking at the 108 films released last year by the 11 leading studios. One of the most galling findings : More of those films had been shot in Louisiana than in the state that's home to 10 of those studios (that would be California, in case you've forgotten). Louisiana, really? That's almost as bad as the Lakers getting stomped by the Pelicans. What's worse, as my colleague Richard Verrier reports , California's share of big-budget films has shrunk dramatically.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
A camel that escaped from a Palmdale property and began charging people and cars is now in the custody of animal control officials. Investigators are trying to determine how the camel got loose. The camel's capture was recorded by TV crews. The L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control said in a statement to KTLA-TV Channel 5 that the "alleged owner is known not to be permitted to have the camel. The camel will be held as evidence and will be in the care of the Lancaster shelter.” A call reporting the camel, which broke loose about 8:38 a.m., came from a person in one of the cars that the animal charged, said sheriff's Deputy John Cereoli.
OPINION
May 6, 2005
Re "Town Without Pity Offers Hisses to a Runaway Bride," May 4: C'mon, folks! Give the girl some slack. How much did the bride or groom, for that fact, have to say about the guest list? Were those attending merely there to repay the social obligations of both sets of parents? Or did the young couple really have that many intimate friends? Five-hundred invited guests, dinners, dance band, as I am sure must have been in the plan. Fourteen bridesmaids and groomsmen? All this in a small town the size of Duluth, Ga. Godzilla would have been overwhelmed!
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1989 | Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Billy Idol, Dwight Yoakam and others will perform Sunday in a concert to support Teen Canteen, a Hollywood shelter for teen-age runaways and homeless youths. The rock concert, sponsored by Paul Mitchell Systems, will be held at Victoria Station in Universal City, and will feature several local bands as well. Roy Sciacca, of the band Sciacca who will open the show, said he's performing in the benefit because he had been a teen runaway himself and "the teen-age runaway situation is a major problem and we hope that our participation will draw attention and raise the consciousness of people and organizations who can help."
BUSINESS
August 25, 1991
It was very upsetting to read that merchants and police alike are blaming the homeless, and in particular, agencies that serve homeless youth, for the loss of tourist business along Hollywood Boulevard. Teen Canteen, the only agency mentioned by name in the article, opened its doors in 1985 in response to the growing number of runaway and homeless youth who migrate to the boulevard. Many other runaway youth service agencies also emerged throughout the '80s to meet the needs of the tens of thousands of young people living on the streets of Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1990
Unfortunately, in real life rock singer Del Shannon couldn't "Runaway" from his problems, which included periodic bouts of depression, alcoholism, perpetual lawsuits over his share of royalties, missed opportunities, loneliness, a broken first marriage and a lifelong inability to accept the cold and cruel fact that fame is fleeting. However, in spite of his problems, Shannon remains a rock 'n' roll legend. He was not only a great singer with an impressive string of hits ("Runaway," "Hats Off to Larry," "Little Town Flirt," "Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)"
WORLD
July 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Zimbabwe's bank chief plans new currency reforms, removing "more zeros" from the plummeting Zimbabwean dollar and raising the limit on withdrawals, to tackle the country's runaway inflation and cash shortages, state media reported. The country's inflation rate, officially pegged at 2.2 million percent, is estimated by independent analysts to be closer to 12.5 million percent. Authorities last week released a new 100 billion-dollar bank note. By Sunday it was not even enough to buy a scarce loaf of bread.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Tom Capizzi is going to Hollywood Sunday night for the 86th Academy Awards, but not in a limo or a tux. Instead, he will be protesting near the Dolby Theatre, hoisting a green sign saying "Chase Talent Not Subsidies. " Capizzi will be among hundreds of visual effects workers staging a pre-Oscar rally, hoping to bring attention to the plight of rank-and-file entertainment industry workers who have been hard hit by the flight of film and TV jobs to other states and countries offering rich incentives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A camel that escaped from a Palmdale property and began charging people and cars has been captured, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A call reporting the camel, which broke loose at about 8:38 a.m., came from a person in one of the cars the animal charged, said sheriff's Deputy John Cereoli. The camel was caught and penned up by about 9:15 a.m., he said. No one was injured during the incident, which Cereoli said was a first for the area.  ALSO: Man found standing over dead mother with knife, police say Suspect in salon death offered 'vampire face lifts,' police say CHP: 17 callers saw wrong-way driver on 2 freeways before fatal crash samantha.schaefer@latimes.com Twitter: @Sam_Schaefer
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
A camel that escaped from a Palmdale property and began charging people and cars is now in the custody of animal control officials. Investigators are trying to determine how the camel got loose. The camel's capture was recorded by TV crews. The L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control said in a statement to KTLA-TV Channel 5 that the "alleged owner is known not to be permitted to have the camel. The camel will be held as evidence and will be in the care of the Lancaster shelter.” A call reporting the camel, which broke loose about 8:38 a.m., came from a person in one of the cars that the animal charged, said sheriff's Deputy John Cereoli.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
A wayward camel that escaped an Acton property and injured a man freed itself twice Friday morning before it was finally corralled, sheriff's officials said. A call reporting that a "vicious camel was attacking people" in the 500 block of East Soldedad Pass Road came in at 8:38 a.m., said Lt. Darren Harris of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Palmdale Station. Neighbors had managed to tie up the camel and return it to its property, but it managed to free itself again while deputies and fire officials were present, Harris said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
A runaway camel injured a man and damaged a car Friday in Palmdale. Officials said the owner of the animal could face charges. The daughter of the injured man said her father was hurt when the camel stomped him as he tried to corral the animal.  “My dad ... tried to catch it and it must have cornered him or something and it took off after him, bit him on the head and knocked him down and stomped on him,”  Skylar Dossenbach told CBS-TV...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By David Horsey
How much longer can Hollywood claim to be the movie capital of the world? Can the California Legislature reverse the slide of film production away from Los Angeles simply by enhancing tax credits for the movie and television industry or, one day, will the Oscars be presented in Atlanta or Toronto or New Orleans? Such questions grow more pertinent year by year. Lawmakers in Sacramento are now mulling over a plan that would extend the current $100-million movie industry tax credit program that is set to expire on July 1, 2017.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1985
On Dec. 25, 1983, The Times ran an article describing the situation with runaway and homeless youths in Los Angeles County. To summarize the situation and need for services in Los Angeles, let me again state that somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 runaway youths are estimated to be on the streets of Los Angeles County on any given day. Somewhere between 2,500 and 5,000 of these youths are homeless "street kids" with 43% of these (1,075 to 2,150)...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1987
I thought the article in the Valley section Feb. 5 regarding development in the Sepulveda Basin grossly misrepresented the role of Councilwoman Joy Picus. There is only so much a council member can do to limit development if a proposed project meets with zoning and land-use requirements. As a matter of fact, to arbitrarily try to prevent a legal development will only allow the developer to go to court, and then who knows how large a project they could then build? Joy Picus is one of a handful of council members we can depend on to hold the line on runaway development, and fight to protect our open space.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
"GIF" was so last year. Oxford Dictionaries has released its 2013 word of the year, and, like last year, it has gone with a tech-savvy term: "selfie. " The formal definition of the word, for those of you not familiar with social media and/or narcissism, is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically using a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. For an example of a selfie, check out Kim Kardashian's swimsuit version . In a blog post announcing the decision, Oxford Dictionaries called "selfie" the "runaway winner.
OPINION
November 19, 2013 | By Harvey Rosenfield
"We didn't do a good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law," an apologetic President Obama said this month, shortly after millions of Americans got notices from their health insurance companies that their current policies were going to be canceled because the policies didn't comply with the minimum standards of the Affordable Care Act. Worse, the federal website where people were supposed to be able to buy replacement coverage was still barely...
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