CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2009 |
Surgeons at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center orchestrated a chain of nine kidney transplants in June that is expected to end next week. Donors include: 1. Harry Damon, 55, a firefighter from Grand Rapids, Mich., donated June 8 to Sheila Whitney, 49, a stay-at-home mom from Compton. 2. Reginal Griffin, 27, a musician from Long Beach, donated June 8 to Keenan Cheung, 44, of La CaÃ±ada Flintridge, a USC housing manager. 3. Cheung's wife, Jeanne, 43, who works at a Burbank production company, donated June 8 to Sonia Valencia, 29, of Commerce, a resource teacher.
June 7, 2009 |
Jogging around the bases as if nothing special had happened, Josh Mason of Encino Crespi seemed to be in his own little world after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of the Southern Section Division II championship baseball game at Angel Stadium. "When I hit that home run, I didn't believe it," Mason said. "I was just shocked." There was nothing shocking about the way Crespi performed Saturday.
May 23, 2009
Re "Obama tackles abortion debate," May 18, and "The shove-back of Notre Dame," Opinion, May 16 Whether members of the pro-life movement realize it or not, they now have a president who actually wants to do something about the number of abortions performed in America. However, if they fail to moderate their self-righteous, self- defeating tactics and continue to try to impose their will on those who disagree with them, without discussion or compromise, they will get exactly what they got from eight years of the pro-life-friendly Bush administration -- nothing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2009 |
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and battery charges in the off-duty beating of a firefighter and were sentenced to three years' probation. Deputies Joshua Titel and Brian Richards, both 32, entered the pleas after a grand jury indicted them last fall in the beating and kicking of Firefighter Stephen Paige in San Dimas in June 2007. Paige underwent several weeks of medical treatment after the attack, according to prosecutors. Titel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.
March 21, 2009 |
Federal regulators seized control Friday of the nation's two largest "wholesale" credit unions -- with combined assets of $57 billion -- in an emergency move to stabilize the nonprofit banking system used by 90 million Americans. The National Credit Union Administration abruptly placed Western Corporate Federal Credit Union of San Dimas and U.S. Central Federal Credit Union of Lenexa, Kan., under conservatorship to stem mounting losses caused by mortgage-related bonds.
January 2, 2009
Re "GOP leader holds on to hope in a gloomy year," Dec. 29 The California Republican Party is not dead. The conservative Republican Party of Mike Spence is dying because it's been poorly managed and has no plan that deals with updating the state's social and economic model based on current reality. It continues to live in the past. The new Republican Party will be successful when it gets new leadership that represents all the segments of our population, has a plan that realistically addresses the state's dysfunctional government and infrastructure, and can clearly communicate both the negative financial and social services effects of what's currently going on -- and the necessary steps to correct the mess we're in. Robert M. Green San Dimas :: It is unfortunate that Spence believes following on the trail of Proposition 8 will spark a Republican revolution.
December 7, 2008
When we asked readers to talk about the places they visited but thought were overrated, the results amazed us. Can someone really dislike the Grand Canyon? Yes. In fact, two readers did. Others registered their displeasure with Italy; Santa Fe, N.M.; and Washington, D.C. For the complete list of comments, go to latimes.com/overrated. And if you agree or disagree, please leave your comments there. Place: Napa Valley Last visited: 2005 My perspective: Coming from Virginia, I thought wine country would be scenic.
October 28, 2008
Re " 'No Child's' call to arms," editorial, Oct. 24 I commend The Times on its editorial highlighting the provision in the No Child Left Behind Act that gives military recruiters access to the personal information of high school students. To address this very important issue, I introduced the Student Privacy Protection Act (HR 1346), which would make the simple change to the law The Times recommends. The bill has been endorsed by the National Parent Teacher Assn., the National Education Assn.