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July 13, 2000 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Few nightclub promotions make it to their third year. Even fewer pick up steam along the way. The Cadillac Club is among the select few. The weekly rock 'n' roll high school, commencing each Thursday at Goldfingers in Hollywood, is a smart lesson in rock-o-nomics. When Cadillac launched in 1997, the only venue willing to take a chance on a club with classic rock idealism was the Garage in Silver Lake.
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September 20, 2013 | By Karin Klein
Steve Zimmer, vice president of the Los Angeles Unified school board, is a product of Teach for America and a guy who sincerely cares about providing good things for the district's students. He's also known for his tendency to seek out Kumbaya moments, to take awhile talking out his ideas and to debate with himself endlessly on every thorny issue. “I have lost so many nights of sleep on that topic,” he is wont to say, a completely believable statement. But these likable characteristics sometimes result in less-than-lovable moments, especially when Zimmer produces one of his more out-there ideas for the board's consideration.
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October 31, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Construction workers at Hughes Middle School in Long Beach were just trying to be cautious when they strung the plastic barrier tape around a pile of construction refuse on the school campus. Unfortunately, they made two mistakes. The first was that when they ran out of the bright yellow "CAUTION" tape they usually use, they found some tape left by another contractor and decided to use it instead.
NEWS
April 8, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli
HARTFORD, Conn. - President Obama drew the families of the Newtown school shooting victims into an emotional call to pass gun control measures on Monday, urging that the displays of solidarity and grief in the aftermath not be the end of the country's obligation to them. After a private meeting with families of eight victims, Obama somberly recalled the attention the country paid to the students and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School after the December tragedy - and challenged listeners to support change he says will make things better in the future.
NEWS
April 8, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli
HARTFORD, Conn. - President Obama drew the families of the Newtown school shooting victims into an emotional call to pass gun control measures on Monday, urging that the displays of solidarity and grief in the aftermath not be the end of the country's obligation to them. After a private meeting with families of eight victims, Obama somberly recalled the attention the country paid to the students and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School after the December tragedy - and challenged listeners to support change he says will make things better in the future.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Life's a drag, but if we're talking about Los Angeles after dark, that's a good thing. The city's drag show scene, once a closeted affair hidden in dive bars, now sells out theaters and pulls in straight crowds. During the last 20 years, female-impersonator shows in L.A. have become more than dressing like Cher and lip-syncing "Believe. " "Performers are real singers and real writers," says Jon Imparato, director of cultural arts at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. "It's become an art form.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2011
FRIDAY Grindhouse (DJs and Burlesque) Bordello Bar, 901 E. 1st St. 9 p.m. $5 to $10 (213) 687-3766 SATURDAY Space Roller Disco Party with DJs World on Wheels, 46451/2 Venice Blvd. 10 p.m. $12 (323) 933-3333 SATURDAY Sympathetic Magic: Video Myths and Rituals Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond, Pasadena Opening 7 to 9 p.m. (626) 792-5101 SUNDAY-MONDAY Wanda Jackson (featuring Jack White on guitar)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1989 | Ted Johnson
For Sherry and Vernon Renner, voting for members of a new policy-making council at White Point Elementary School was no easy task. They just moved to San Pedro this summer, and they didn't know the candidates. "It's kind of difficult to get excited when you don't know a soul," Sherry Renner said. "We just went eenie, meenie, mynee, mo." But the Renners, who have a daughter at the school, were glad to have the chance to vote.
NEWS
October 11, 1992 | DIANNE KLEIN
She calls me at the office, dispensing with a greeting after I pick up the phone. "Mom," she says in that hesitant tone, pausing just enough to let me assume that what follows will be something I would rather not hear. "I'm on orange," she says. Then she exhales. This throws me a bit. I weigh the possibilities. Yes, probably something about school. The parameters seem within reach. Then it clicks. "No, you mean you're on yellow ," I say, thinking OK, so my kid is almost a saint.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Karin Klein
Steve Zimmer, vice president of the Los Angeles Unified school board, is a product of Teach for America and a guy who sincerely cares about providing good things for the district's students. He's also known for his tendency to seek out Kumbaya moments, to take awhile talking out his ideas and to debate with himself endlessly on every thorny issue. “I have lost so many nights of sleep on that topic,” he is wont to say, a completely believable statement. But these likable characteristics sometimes result in less-than-lovable moments, especially when Zimmer produces one of his more out-there ideas for the board's consideration.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Life's a drag, but if we're talking about Los Angeles after dark, that's a good thing. The city's drag show scene, once a closeted affair hidden in dive bars, now sells out theaters and pulls in straight crowds. During the last 20 years, female-impersonator shows in L.A. have become more than dressing like Cher and lip-syncing "Believe. " "Performers are real singers and real writers," says Jon Imparato, director of cultural arts at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. "It's become an art form.
OPINION
October 5, 2011
After 24 years of attending Back to School Night at my kids' schools, it's taking more self-discipline to show up. The traditional parents' night has changed over the decades, and not for the better. I'm not even sure when I first noticed the shift. But in the earlier years, teachers spent most of their allotted time — admittedly, in the upper grades they're given just 10 minutes per subject — previewing a year of learning. They skimmed the curriculum. Sometimes they lingered on a favorite topic or an important project.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2011
FRIDAY Grindhouse (DJs and Burlesque) Bordello Bar, 901 E. 1st St. 9 p.m. $5 to $10 (213) 687-3766 SATURDAY Space Roller Disco Party with DJs World on Wheels, 46451/2 Venice Blvd. 10 p.m. $12 (323) 933-3333 SATURDAY Sympathetic Magic: Video Myths and Rituals Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond, Pasadena Opening 7 to 9 p.m. (626) 792-5101 SUNDAY-MONDAY Wanda Jackson (featuring Jack White on guitar)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2010 | Hector Tobar
Lucero Lorenzo, 18, spent many hours of her childhood reading and drawing in the cozy confines of the Cahuenga branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. This summer, the city sharply reduced library hours and closed all the branches every Monday. But Lorenzo is still keeping to her old routine. This Monday I found her outside the closed library in East Hollywood, huddled with a sketchpad and a notebook beside the front steps' concrete banister. "This is my refuge," she said quietly.
HEALTH
September 3, 2007 | Susan Brink, Times Staff Writer
Those lazy, hazy, crazy days are over for this year, and households with children are running into as many different attitudes about the return to school as there are kids. While the littlest ones, having been prepped for weeks about the first day of school, are bounding out the door, eager to help name the classroom goldfish, some of the older kids are looking anxious and acting cranky. The challenge for parents is to keep cool while trying -- as always -- to do the right thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2006 | Eric Ducker, Special to The Times
When Justin Timberlake sauntered into the middle of Nelly Furtado's performance as the "special surprise guest" of KIIS-FM's annual Jingle Ball concert Thursday night, he did it without announcement or fanfare. Still, when his lightly stubbled visage was beamed by the two big screens flanking the stage, the Honda Center in Anaheim filled with shrieks for approximately the billionth time. It was definitely an OMG!, camera phone-flashing, furious text-messaging moment.
HEALTH
September 3, 2007 | Susan Brink, Times Staff Writer
Those lazy, hazy, crazy days are over for this year, and households with children are running into as many different attitudes about the return to school as there are kids. While the littlest ones, having been prepped for weeks about the first day of school, are bounding out the door, eager to help name the classroom goldfish, some of the older kids are looking anxious and acting cranky. The challenge for parents is to keep cool while trying -- as always -- to do the right thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2001 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
So, you're in your 30s and recently divorced, or maybe you just turned 40 and finally got that new lease on life. Better yet, you're in your 20s and looking for love in all the right places. Well, let me help you narrow it down a bit. Every Wednesday night at Barfly, the China Club Pro Jam commences and people get a taste o' honey. For 15 years, the China Club Pro Jam--a gathering of cream-of-the-crop studio musicians--has fired up the funk from coast to coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Parents now have science to back them up when they say, "Turn off the TV. It's a school night." Middle school students who watch TV or play video games during the week do worse in school than those who don't, a new study finds, but weekend viewing and gaming doesn't affect school performance much. "On weekdays, the more they watched, the worse they did," said study co-author Dr. Iman Sharif of Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, N.Y.
HEALTH
April 3, 2006 | From Times wire reports
Only 20% of America's adolescents get the recommended nine hours of shut-eye on school nights, and more than 1 in 4 report sleeping in class, according to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation. School-age children and teens need at least nine hours of sleep a day, according to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research at the National Institutes of Health. But the poll, released Tuesday, finds that sixth-graders are sleeping an average of 8.
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