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January 8, 2009
April 27, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Sunday the National Basketball Players Assn. wants the NBA to bar Clippers owner Donald Sterling from playoff games the rest of this season and impose the maximum penalty allowed under league bylaws if racist remarks purportedly made by Sterling can be verified as his. Johnson, who is assisting the players union in its response to the controversy surrounding Sterling, said the players have asked for...
October 6, 2009
April 26, 2014 | By Jon Healey
Some California lawmakers worry that California is losing too many businesses to other states. State Sens. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) evidently worry that we're not losing enough. DeSaulnier and Hancock are the authors of SB 1372 , a measure that purportedly addresses one of the most talked-about (and, Democrats hope, politically fertile) problems with the U.S. economy: income inequality. Specifically, they take aim at the compensation packages that publicly traded corporations give their chief executive officers.
September 28, 2003
"San Pedro Street Renamed in Honor of Area's Croats" (Sept. 24) is correct in mentioning the large numbers of Croats who immigrated here in the 19th and early 20th centuries from what was at that time the Hapsburg Empire. I would take issue, however, with the assertion that they were "fleeing the harsh regime of the Austro-Hungarian Empire." To my knowledge, when my grandfather came to this country in 1912 from his native island of Korcula he was not fleeing a harsh regime (in fact, he spoke fondly of the old Hapsburg world)
July 7, 2002
"There has been no decline in my interest or motivation or my love for the bike or training." Lance Armstrong, who is seeking his fourth consecutive victory in the Tour de France.
July 3, 2008
I enjoyed your piece on Otto Heino ["94 and Still Fired Up,” June 26]. I'm so glad he's still at it. Thank you for seeking him out and writing that piece. Chris Nichols Altadena
December 20, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Caroline Kennedy, who is seeking to fill Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate seat, has not voted in several elections, including at least one race for the job she's seeking. According to New York City records, she missed several Democratic primaries and two general elections, including in 1994 when Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan was running for reelection for the seat she hopes to take over if Clinton is confirmed as secretary of State in the Obama administration.
June 4, 1998
Whether the Shroud of Turin is truly Christ's burial cloth or not ("On View After 20 Years, Shroud Draws Throngs," May 25), I can't help but wonder what people are looking for. If people spent as much time seeking Christ in one another and in themselves as they do in a piece of cloth, perhaps we'd be a lot closer to fulfilling his mission for us. Seeking a spiritual sign? As Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, "Earth's crammed with heaven, / And every common bush afire with God." KAREN LINDELL Sierra Madre
April 18, 1993
I've just started reading the Book Review regularly, and realized my inadequacies. This curious teen-ager is seeking people kind enough to send me a reading list. Thank you very much. FUTOSHI TOMORI 104 Kazan St. Irvine, Calif. 92714
April 25, 2014 | Marc Lifsher
State lawmakers have come up with a way to help California cities deal with a proliferation of massage parlors with suspected links to prostitution and human trafficking. New legislation is aimed at fixing an inadvertent loophole created by a 2008 law that created a state-sponsored council to oversee the regulation of legitimate massage therapy businesses, such as spas and clinics. The loophole led to an explosion of massage parlors in many cities. For example, their number grew by nearly 500% to 75 in the city of Huntington Beach between 2009 and 2013.
April 23, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may demand compensation from every person caught downloading and possessing the illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But justices set aside a $3.4-million restitution order handed down against a Texas man on behalf of one victim, ruling that a single defendant who possesses the pornography may not be forced to pay the full amount of damages due the victim. The 5-4 decision upholds part of the Violence Against Women Act and opens a new chapter in compensating victims who say the online circulation of their images has forced them to relive the sexual abuse they experienced as children.
April 21, 2014 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO-- California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he'll seek a state investigation into California's supervision of sex offenders that goes beyond the circumstances of two Orange County transients recently accused of killing multiple women while they were supervised by state and federal agents and tracked on electronic monitors. Steinberg's staff said Friday that the Sacramento Democrat planned Monday to formally request a probe by the Office of the Inspector General. However, speaking at a public policy forum Monday afternoon, Steinberg said his office is still drafting a call for an inquiry into the $63.5 million California spends each year supervising some 6,000 sex offenders with GPS monitors.
April 21, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Los Angeles police detectives asked for the public's help Monday in finding the person who fatally shot a 25-year-old man over the weekend in Boyle Heights. The shooting of Ramon Gerardo Vera occurred about 12:20 a.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of East Olympic Boulevard, police said in a statement. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Investigators said Vera was shot multiple times with a 12-gauge shotgun in a parking lot of an apartment complex. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department.  Detectives said they believe the shooting was gang-related.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Hollenbeck homicide detectives at (323)
April 18, 2014 | By Darcey Steinke
When his mother begins getting serious about her new boyfriend, 15-year-old Miles Adler-Hart does what any good citizen of L.A. would do: He hires a private detective. "Casebook," the sixth novel by Mona Simpson, focuses on divorce and its aftermath through the eyes of Miles, who himself is a budding expert in espionage. The book opens with him at 9 lying in wait under his parents' bed gazing up at the box springs' "gray dust towers, in globular, fantastic formations. " He hopes to find out if he'll be allowed to watch the TV show "Survivor," but he learns much more than he bargained for. His father admits his attraction to other women, and his mother reveals that she is deeply unhappy.
April 18, 2014 | By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
Between the bouncy music and the stacks of colorful jeans, visitors to the Benetton store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue might catch a whiff of a growing marketing trend. Mounted high in the corner beside the store entrance, a scent diffuser, installed in November, spreads a bright spring fragrance modeled after Benetton's Verde cologne. "It finishes the emotion we are trying to create in the store," said Robert Argueta, director of visual merchandising for the United Colors of Benetton, who also is testing the scent in Benetton's New York flagship store.
November 21, 2008 | Joanna Lin
People seeking same-sex relationships on eHarmony can sue as a class action case against the online matchmaking website, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Victoria Chaney granted class certification for the lawsuit filed on behalf of gays, lesbians and bisexuals in the state who were unable to seek same-sex matches on eHarmony. The online dating service, based in Pasadena, calls itself the "#1 Trusted Relationship Site" and boasts that it has kindled romance for "millions of people of all ages, ethnicities, national origins and religious and political beliefs."
June 22, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Rock star Bruce Springsteen has donated $15,000 to Chope Community Hospital in San Mateo where a relative was treated for cardiac arrest last year. His donation matched what was already in a fund raised so far by employees who are seeking money for capital improvements and equipment at the financially strapped county hospital. Springsteen asked that his relationship to the former patient not be disclosed.
April 17, 2014 | By Kate Linthicum
Thousands of immigrants seeking protection in the United States have spent months in detention waiting for the government to determine whether they may have legitimate cases, even though regulations say they should receive a determination within 10 days, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit, which was brought by two California chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Chicago-based National Immigrant Justice Center, claims the government violated the law and needlessly spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on detention.
April 16, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- By calling a special session of the Legislature for later this month, Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping to focus attention on a key part of his budget proposal, the creation of a new reserve fund. In many ways, Brown's action on Wednesday is a technicality. His proposal was already on the table, and lawmakers are already in session and can address the topic of a new fund concurrently with other business. Even though Brown can ask lawmakers to concentrate on his proposal, there's no guarantee they'll act. A key benefit of calling a special session, which Brown scheduled for April 24, is shining a spotlight on the governor's preferred subject, said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College.
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