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August 21, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Scott McKenzie, whose 1967 hit single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" captured the spirit of the '60s flower-power movement and became a generational touchstone, has died. He was 73. McKenzie died Saturday at his home in Silver Lake, said Matt Pook, a longtime friend and neighbor. A statement on McKenzie's website said he had been ill with Guillain Barre syndrome, a disease affecting the nervous system. "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair," McKenzie gently sang in his biggest hit, written by his longtime friend, John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Scott McKenzie, whose 1967 hit single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" captured the spirit of the '60s flower-power movement and became a generational touchstone, has died. He was 73. McKenzie died Saturday at his home in Silver Lake, said Matt Pook, a longtime friend and neighbor. A statement on McKenzie's website said he had been ill with Guillain Barre syndrome, a disease affecting the nervous system. "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair," McKenzie gently sang in his biggest hit, written by his longtime friend, John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas.
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OPINION
December 31, 2001
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia helps appoint him president, so Bush pays him back by finding his son a well-paid government job ("Bush Risks Rift With Senate Over Recess Appointments," Dec. 22). I'm so glad the honor of the presidency has been restored. Scott McKenzie La Canada
BUSINESS
June 14, 2009
Re: David Lazarus' consumer column "$10,000 phone bill and a call for help," June 10: Seems to me that the customer, Mark Elliot, remained patient and that Verizon escalated this to a high level in order to correct the situation. Stuff happens. BofA also seems to be party to some of the problems Elliot experienced. I'm not alone in having been bounced between customer service reps at a company (utility, airline, etc.) that never really got to fixing a problem. One could read this piece today and conclude that the big phone company is a bad guy or conclude that these things happen and when a customer keeps his cool along with a company committed to the ultimate correction of the problem, solutions are possible.
OPINION
June 29, 2006
Re "Flag Measure Fails by 1 Vote," June 28 God bless America -- the Bill of Rights survives. HAROLD N. BASS Porter Ranch I suggest that flag wrapping, not flag burning, constitutes the most egregious desecration of the flag. Flag wrapping is the practice by politicians of wrapping themselves in the flag, especially during an election year. An excellent example of flag wrapping has just been provided by members of Congress who pushed for a constitutional amendment that would give them the power to ban flag burning by private citizens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2000
Re "GOP Should Apologize for Impeachment, Clinton Says," Oct. 31: The Republicans were clearly attempting a coup d'etat when they impeached President Clinton over a trivial sex scandal. Anyone who was paying attention in 1992 knew that he was a womanizer, but we weren't voting for pope. So the effort to overthrow the results of the presidential election was certainly an abuse of power--as are the successful efforts to block Clinton's appointments to the federal judiciary. Until the Republicans apologize, I won't be voting for a single one. (P.S.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2009
Re: David Lazarus' consumer column "$10,000 phone bill and a call for help," June 10: Seems to me that the customer, Mark Elliot, remained patient and that Verizon escalated this to a high level in order to correct the situation. Stuff happens. BofA also seems to be party to some of the problems Elliot experienced. I'm not alone in having been bounced between customer service reps at a company (utility, airline, etc.) that never really got to fixing a problem. One could read this piece today and conclude that the big phone company is a bad guy or conclude that these things happen and when a customer keeps his cool along with a company committed to the ultimate correction of the problem, solutions are possible.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2004 | Jube Shiver Jr., Times Staff Writer
As a grandmother of two, Meyera E. Oberndorf doesn't usually pay much attention to rap music. But the four-term mayor of this seaside city plans to soon issue a proclamation honoring four local residents who are up for 14 Grammys tonight: hip-hop stars Missy Elliott, Tim "Timbaland" Mosley, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. "It will be Recording Arts and Sciences Day in honor of these extremely gifted young people," Oberndorf said.
SPORTS
November 25, 1999
Scott McKenzie got his start in ultra-distance running at Baz Hawley's first winter trail run series in 1993. The 2000 series, which starts Jan. 1, is a good test to see if runners might enjoy off-road running. All races start at Blue Jay Campground, which is reached via Ortega Highway in the Cleveland National Forest. The entry fee for the races is $15, except the 50K, which is $45. For more information, call Hawley at (949) 635-6988. The race schedule: Jan. 1--8K; Jan. 15--12K; Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1999
A group of former members of the Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs union announced Tuesday that they are forming their own organization. The deputies--six of whom were suspended from the union last month--allege that the union has failed to adequately represent its membership. They are calling their new union the Los Angeles Sheriffs Professional Assn. "We've tried to implement reform and changes from the inside," said Deputy Scott McKenzie, who was named vice president of the group.
OPINION
June 29, 2006
Re "Flag Measure Fails by 1 Vote," June 28 God bless America -- the Bill of Rights survives. HAROLD N. BASS Porter Ranch I suggest that flag wrapping, not flag burning, constitutes the most egregious desecration of the flag. Flag wrapping is the practice by politicians of wrapping themselves in the flag, especially during an election year. An excellent example of flag wrapping has just been provided by members of Congress who pushed for a constitutional amendment that would give them the power to ban flag burning by private citizens.
OPINION
December 31, 2001
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia helps appoint him president, so Bush pays him back by finding his son a well-paid government job ("Bush Risks Rift With Senate Over Recess Appointments," Dec. 22). I'm so glad the honor of the presidency has been restored. Scott McKenzie La Canada
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2000
Re "GOP Should Apologize for Impeachment, Clinton Says," Oct. 31: The Republicans were clearly attempting a coup d'etat when they impeached President Clinton over a trivial sex scandal. Anyone who was paying attention in 1992 knew that he was a womanizer, but we weren't voting for pope. So the effort to overthrow the results of the presidential election was certainly an abuse of power--as are the successful efforts to block Clinton's appointments to the federal judiciary. Until the Republicans apologize, I won't be voting for a single one. (P.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1997
Caltrans finished removing a potential landslide Wednesday that might have blocked Pacific Coast Highway during the predicted El Nino storms this winter. A southbound lane of Chautauqua Boulevard, which had been closed to allow dirt removal, will reopen today, and Caltrans will install drainage pipes and landscape the area over the coming weeks, said Caltrans senior construction engineer Scott McKenzie. Originally due to be completed by mid-November, the project is running ahead of schedule.
SPORTS
March 4, 1996
MEN'S DIVISION 1. Jose Luis Molina, Costa Rica: 2:13:23 2. Alfredo Vigueras, Mexico: 2:13:26 3. Julio Hernandez, Columbia: 2:14:50 4. Vladimir Kotov, Belarus: 2:15:30 5. Luis Carlos Da Silva, Brazil: 2:17:04 6. Wieslaw Perszke, Poland: 2:17:50 7. Hector Lopez, Los Angeles: 2:18:20 8. Kawai Nobuharu, Japan: 2:18:28 9. Jose Santana, Brazil: 2:19:05 10. Victor Vikhristenko, Ukraine: 2:19:58 11. Marcos Juarez, Guatemala: 2:20:26 12. Luis Perez Martinez, Guatemala: 2:21:44 13.
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