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February 24, 1993
Sadly, most people define "wealthy" as anyone who has more than they do. BARBARA DAVIS Encino
April 15, 2014 | By Susan Rohwer, guest blogger
The media have become fond in recent years of glamorizing stay-at-home moms as elite career women who have “opted out” of the workforce so they can put family first. Finally , the Pew Research Center has provided the reality check we've needed. “The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23% in 1999,” Pew's new report finds. The primary reason: economics. The cost of child care and the lack of job opportunities are forcing women to stay at home rather than go back to work after having kids.
August 12, 1990
I sadly must confess that I can remember nothing of interest or excitement about the life of Daniel A. Jenkins. ED KYSER RESEDA
March 29, 2014
Re "Tender care and a hard goodbye," Column One, March 24 Beautifully written article. R.I.P Kim Pham; we never knew you but feel that we did. Such a senseless death. Cecelia and Cliff Waeschle Beverly Hills ALSO: Letters: No lame ducks? Letters: Shuttering Exide Mailbag: The ABCs of the SAT
February 13, 1991
When they all get through dumping tons of bombs on each other, Saudia Arabia and its neighbors will be known as "Sadly Arabia," no matter who "wins." WALTER HOPMANS Santa Barbara
August 9, 2005
With the passing of Peter Jennings on Sunday, the world has truly lost a giant of a broadcaster. Sadly, the airwaves will no longer carry his voice. Peter had a unique way of putting his viewers at ease during times of crises and was always a welcome nightly sight in our home because of his demeanor in presenting the news. Not enough can be said of the special talent he possessed in bringing us the news. So we say goodnight and goodbye, Peter. You will be sadly missed. PETE TOMAINO Laguna Hills
January 3, 2007
Re "U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 3,000 mark," Jan. 1 It seems that President Bush has finally found his weapons of mass destruction. Sadly, it is us. SCOTT MCCARTY Camarillo More than 3,000 GIs are now dead -- that's forever. Thousands more have been wounded, many maimed for life. We have spent billions of dollars, and some say the total price tag for Bush's adventure in Iraq could go as high as $1 trillion. We cannot afford a real healthcare system, a real retirement system, and our educational system is in shambles.
The fashion news in fish bait this season is color. Living, wiggling color. When it comes to worms, brown is out. Day-Glo chartreuse, red and blue are in. Designer squirmers, created in Canada, made their debut in Ventura County last week. Anglers have tried them at Lake Piru and Lake Casitas, and although fish in Lake Piru don't seem impressed, some bait shops on the road to Lake Casitas are doing a brisk business.
This week Universal Studios released "The Little Rascals," a multimillion-dollar remake of the scruffy kid series that has charmed the world since its birth in 1922. This "Rascals" is remarkably faithful to the Hal Roach originals, right down to Alfalfa's cowlick, Darla's feminine mystique, Froggy's croak and the circle around Petey's eye. Even some of the original locations have been used, with filming in Burbank neighborhoods unchanged since the '20s and '30s.
After 124 years of gracing dining tables with its delicate rose design and 24-carat gold rim and ring on a cream and white porcelain, the popular Rosalinde classic china pattern has reached its final year. Charles W. Thompson, president of Haviland & Co., has announced that Rosalinde, one of the French porcelain company's oldest patterns, will be available for replacements and add-ons only through the end of December. "It's a little saddening," said Terry Friend, marketing assistant at Haviland in New Jersey, "we're getting a lot of frantic responses from people--from grandmothers who started off with the set and passed it on from generation to generation; from a lot of young brides who are trying to find replacement pieces."
March 29, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
As thoroughbreds were groomed and prepped for the day's races, a group of elderly Japanese Americans circled the stables of Santa Anita in a tram. For six months in 1942, they lived here, in the same stalls where horses had slept, before being shipped to internment camps in isolated areas of the country. Back then, arriving adults mourned the loss of homes and businesses, while children explored the grounds, making new friends. In the barns, a thin layer of asphalt was all that separated families from layers of manure.
March 24, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
For much of our adult lives, the Lakers have been the toast of the town. That's why the anguish is so understandable now that they are merely toast. But in the midst of all the noise, have we not missed some of the more salient points? Are we so engrossed in our need for instant gratification that we cannot look beyond the most recent tweet? Even as we dissect everything about the Lakers as if they were biology-class frogs, aren't we getting off track a bit? There is no intention here of being an apologist.
March 1, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Maybe the Muppets weren't such a good idea. Toyota, for those who missed the Super Bowl ad, has enlisted the help of Jim Henson's finest to sell its all-new Highlander SUV. This would be a hoot except for one awkward fact: This thing holds Muppets a lot better than actual people. The new Highlander has less head- and legroom in the third row than the previous generation model. In fact, it has less space back there than nearly all of its SUV and crossover rivals. That's disappointing, particularly because the outside of the Highlander is actually about 3 inches longer.
February 21, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Got discerning taste? Interested in digging in the digital crates for the best music available in the cloud? Then you've no doubt been targeted by Beats Music in the past few months. The much-hyped streaming service is the latest entry in an increasingly crowded field that includes Spotify and iTunes. It offers access to millions of songs and hundreds of hand-selected playlists for $9.99 a month (or, for ATT customers, $14.99 for a family plan). It was unveiled last month during a big budget rollout by longtime music business executives and hitmakers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine through their company, Beats Electronics.
January 15, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Lena Dunham is even more of a New Yorker than you might think. Los Angeles, in fact, makes her "very sad. " And she's not even considering the traffic. The "Girls" creator and star and quintessential Big Apple millennial graces the February cover of Vogue, and photographed by Annie Liebovitz, girlfriend looks good . And she's spilling some dish in the accompanying interview as well. Turns out Dunham hits L.A. for a few weeks each fall to edit one season of the show and brainstorm for the next, working with exec producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, who have families in the Southland.
January 11, 2014
The tragic story of Jahi McMath - the 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after undergoing surgery last month and whose parents insist on keeping attached to life support - is that rare news event with absolutely no positive angle, no silver lining. Similarly, the experience of reading and editing the letters on the story was gut-wrenching. A few readers had nasty comments for the parents (their letters didn't run), and others directed their anger at the lawyers and other interests seeking to influence Jahi's family.
June 27, 1988
Poor Haiti. Last week's military coup, complete with a phony firefight, has snuffed out any lingering hopes that the toppling of the longstanding Duvalier family dictatorship might bring democracy, stability and economic progress to that beleaguered nation. Haiti, which has endured more than its share of strong-arm rule, once again is in the grip of Lt. Gen. Henri Namphy. Granted, the ousted president, French-educated political scientist Leslie F.
January 9, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
After watching New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie emote for two hours in a nationally televised news conference Thursday, we still don't know why his minions decided to wreak havoc on thousands of commuters last September. We don't know what the true toll of human suffering was. We don't know why the governor accepted his staffers' denials at face value. We don't know why he was satisfied with the answer that a “traffic study” was to blame for the nightmare that ensued when lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee, N.J., were closed for three days.
January 5, 2014 | By Becky Aikman
When the Crawley clan of "Downton Abbey" returns to American television this weekend, I will take more than a sporting interest in the fate of the newly widowed Lady Mary. As someone who was widowed at a relatively young age myself, my fondest hope is this: that she will be no lady. Perhaps she can help the rest of us sort out what constitutes proper behavior for a woman whose husband has died. Being a widow is one of the few female roles for which social norms still lag in a bygone era, reinforced by literature and popular culture.
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