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October 7, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It seems there are still sore feelings about the closing of hyper-local news start-up EveryBlock. And of course, the drama started on Twitter. EveryBlock founder Adrian Holovaty slammed NBC News Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller, the person who shut down his start-up, by advising Twitter not to hire her for its Head of News opening. The tweet comes shortly after a report by AllThingsD that said Schiller is believed to be the top candidate for the position. Attention @twitter management: hiring @VivianSchiller would be a huge mistake.
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April 25, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A Los Angeles high school science teacher returned to the classroom Friday two months after being suspended over concerns that two students had assembled "dangerous" science projects under his supervision. Both projects overseen by teacher Greg Schiller were capable of launching small objects. A staff member at the downtown Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts had raised concerns about one of them. Both are common in science fairs. "I am very excited to be back with my students and help them prepare for the Advanced Placement tests, which are a week away," Schiller said Thursday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990
Of all the glories, the thrills and excitement Leonard Bernstein gave us, perhaps the most moving was in the last year of his life. Conducting Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with an international orchestra in Berlin as the wall crumbled and hands joined, there was Bernstein, bellowing along with the chorus singing Schiller's "Ode to Joy"--" alle menschen seine brudern ." What a gift of hope for the human condition! JERRY PACHT Los Angeles
OPINION
April 10, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
In February, Los Angeles Unified School District officials suspended a teacher after two of his students turned in science projects that administrators thought looked like guns. Even granting that school officials have a right to be hypersensitive these days about anything resembling a weapon, their decision to remove him from the classroom was a harmful overreaction. It's also hard to understand why the investigation into this seemingly simple matter has taken more than a month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1986
Upon finishing the article about Ayala seeking the ouster of Schiller I was overwhelmed by a dual sense of disappointment and disgust. I was disappointed, because it would appear from reading the article that politicians in this state will never do anything but pay lip service to the cause of clean air. Sure, they will appoint a board for this and a commission to study that. But in the final analysis, this reader wonders as to the actual intended purpose of such entities. I felt an even greater sense of disgust at the apparently blatant presumption of politicians to expect, and in essence to require, that their board appointees forsake their personal and professional values, skills, experience and goals--the very qualities for which they should initially have been placed on such boards--in order to avoid "stepping" on any of the "appointers' " toes, or the toes of their friends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1997
Being an economics professor, it is likely that Bradley Schiller ("The Deficit Problem Is Far From Over," Commentary, May 6) has done the arithmetic accurately, but it seems to me that he has misstated the problem we are facing. His arguments about saving Social Security and Medicare miss the point. It's not the programs that need saving. It's the people they service. These programs are not ends that exist in a vacuum. They are the means that we have chosen to deal with a very real problem that we would face regardless of whether those programs existed.
SPORTS
December 25, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE
Forlitano, a 5-year-old Argentine-bred, survived a foul claim to win the $100,000 Seabiscuit Stakes Wednesday in the windup to Hollywood Park's 37-day fall meeting. Both of Hollywood Park's meetings were down in business this year, the fall season showing declines of 15.5% in attendance and 14% in handle, with the respective daily averages being 17,858 and $3.8 million. The summer meeting was down 12% in attendance and 8.5% in betting from the previous year.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
To create a successful antihero, a writer must pull off a narrative sleight of hand, convincing the audience that black is white, or at least an acceptable shade of gray. The trick is to pull it off without getting caught, which is the first failure of ABC's high-aspiring but poorly executed "Red Widow. " In the series, which premieres Sunday, the antihero is Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) living the uber Mommy high life in Marin County until her husband is gunned down in her driveway.
SPORTS
January 26, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY
United States Olympic Committee officials said Monday that Harvey Schiller has not formally resigned as executive director, despite statements to the contrary last week by the USOC and Schiller. Schiller said he was quitting last Wednesday, 17 days after he began the $150,000-a-year USOC job, to return as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, a position he held for 15 months.
SPORTS
January 16, 1989
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Harvey Schiller, one of the most vocal proponents of Proposal 42, said that the legislation needs to be "more sensitive and understanding." The proposal, which would create harsher entrance criteria for incoming freshmen beginning in the 1990-91 school year, has come under fire by dozens of coaches. Georgetown coach John Thompson, one its most outspoken critics, said he would not participate in an National Collegiate Athletic Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A popular Los Angeles high school science teacher has been suspended after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators, spurring a campaign calling for his return to the classroom. Students and parents have rallied around Greg Schiller after his suspension in February from the downtown Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts. Supporters have organized a rally on his behalf at the campus for Thursday, gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition calling for his reinstatement and set up a social media page.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter's relationship with the news industry is already -- shall we say -- a feather in its cap. Now it has hired Vivian Schiller to a newly created position as head of news partnerships. Schiller, a veteran of NPR and the New York Times, is leaving her current job as chief digital officer for NBC News. At Twitter, she will oversee partnerships with news organizations. Twitter relies on the news media and other high-profile users to draw attention and users to the real-time messaging service that often acts like a news wire.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It seems there are still sore feelings about the closing of hyper-local news start-up EveryBlock. And of course, the drama started on Twitter. EveryBlock founder Adrian Holovaty slammed NBC News Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller, the person who shut down his start-up, by advising Twitter not to hire her for its Head of News opening. The tweet comes shortly after a report by AllThingsD that said Schiller is believed to be the top candidate for the position. Attention @twitter management: hiring @VivianSchiller would be a huge mistake.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
The venerable German record label Deutsche Grammophon has just signed Schiller. No, not Friedrich Schiller, the poet and playwright whose "Ode to Joy" is the text for the last movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (which has been recorded on DG by Karajan, Bernstein and many other major maestros). We're talking the platinum-selling German electronica band Schiller, which is named after said Friedrich. Classical music mavens online are outraged. Bloggers, ever busy bees, buzz.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
To create a successful antihero, a writer must pull off a narrative sleight of hand, convincing the audience that black is white, or at least an acceptable shade of gray. The trick is to pull it off without getting caught, which is the first failure of ABC's high-aspiring but poorly executed "Red Widow. " In the series, which premieres Sunday, the antihero is Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) living the uber Mommy high life in Marin County until her husband is gunned down in her driveway.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
"Fierce Beauty," the Jacaranda concert Saturday night at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, was important. And it was important in several ways. It began what will be a week of considerable attention on Hungarian composer and conductor Peter Eötvös. A major figure in Europe, he is too little recognized in the United States and his appearances here are infrequent. The Los Angeles Philharmonic's upcoming "Focus on Eötvös" mini-festival is meant to help mend that neglect.
SPORTS
January 21, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
When Harvey Schiller was introduced last October as the United States Olympic Committee's executive director, USOC President Robert Helmick spoke about the value of continuity. He said he thought Schiller might hold the position through the 2004 Summer Olympics, a period of 17 years. Instead, Schiller, who moved into his Colorado Springs office Jan. 4, held the position for 17 days.
NEWS
December 31, 1994
Karl Schiller, 83, a Social Democrat whose tenure as economics minister in the 1960s helped establish his leftist party as a responsible partner in West German politics. A professor of economics at the University of Hamburg, Schiller became economics minister in 1966. In the Social Democratic government of Willy Brandt that followed, Schiller took the additional post of finance minister in 1971, becoming known as the "super-minister" until his 1972 resignation over policy differences.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2011 | By Liesl Bradner, Special to Tribune Newspapers
The suite at the Hotel Bel-Air where Bert Stern photographed Marilyn Monroe for her famous "Last Sitting" in 1962 no longer exists. It is now part of the elegant La Prairie Spa - rather apropos, as the often difficult star was well known for making people wait while relaxing in a hot bath. In 1972, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer took refuge a few steps away in one of the secluded bungalow-like rooms to soak up the ambience while writing his biographical essay on the tragic celebrity.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2011 | By Gary Goldstein, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The creative and marketing team behind the horse-racing mockumentary "And They're Off... " may have shot themselves in the, er, hoof by keeping this diamond in the rough away from reviewers. Turns out, the movie (filmed locally at Hollywood Park and Pomona's Fairplex Park) is a consistently amusing, sometimes hilarious spoof in the Christopher Guest mold; a warmly cockeyed look at a clumsy, yet hope-springs-eternal horse trainer, Dusty Sanders (Sean Astin), who's on a rocky ("Rocky?"
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