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April 29, 1987 | RICH TOSCHES
Jeff Bregel of USC, a former standout lineman at Kennedy High, was the fifth offensive lineman chosen in Tuesday's NFL draft, a second-round selection of the San Francisco 49ers. Bregel, who was projected as a slightly higher draft pick, was the 37th player chosen overall. The 49ers obtained the ninth pick in the second round from Philadelphia last year in a trade that sent quarterback Matt Cavanaugh to the Eagles.
April 26, 2014 | By Craig Nakano
To Julien Frydman, a new exhibition of decades-old Los Angeles Police Department crime scene photos is not so much a collection of facts in black and white but rather one big ambiguous storm of gray, a trove of stories where truth isn't a neat circle but rather a shape-shifting cloud open to interpretation. Co-curated by Frydman with Robin Blackman and Merrick Morton of L.A.-based fototeka, "Unedited! The LAPD Photo Archives" includes more than 80 forensic images taken from the 1920s to 1960s, culled from more than 1 million pictures archived at the City Records Center downtown.
April 18, 1988
I read with interest that Speakes put his own words into the President's mouth. How clever it was for Reagan to select a person so aptly named for that position. JEAN KOCH Los Angeles
April 24, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for chairwoman of the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Her appointment fills a void created six months ago when Chairwoman Ann Ravel moved to the Federal Elections Commission. Good-government activists including Robert Stern, a former general counsel for the California agency and a coauthor of the state Political Reform Act, said they knew nothing about Remke.
October 18, 2004
Re "Safe Seats in House Keep True Races Rare," Oct. 11: Allowing members of the House to draw their own congressional districts is tantamount to allowing the foxes to guard the henhouse. Now, with these new sophisticated computer programs carving ever more illogical and odd-shaped districts, we have finally reached the point where, rather than having voters select our politicians, our politicians get to select their voters! Scot Wallington Malibu
August 10, 1986
I went to Pershing Square to see the renderings submitted to improve the park. I know the judges must have had a most difficult time to select five designs from among 242. But I agree with Sam Hall Kaplan--none was chosen that had a children's area or specialized sections. Let's hope that a design will be selected that will truly be a credit to Southern California . . . and will make us proud to say, "Be sure and see Pershing Square when you are in the City of Angels." DOROTHY BEFFMAN Los Angeles
September 26, 1987
If Reagan can get away with cribbing lines and thoughts from old movies without attribution, why can't Biden be allowed similar privileges? The important questions in my mind are: 1) Does he select good lines to borrow? 2) Does he make proper use of the ideas behind the borrowed lines? HORACE GAIMS Los Angeles
April 30, 1988
I think Corey Gaines not being invited is a joke. Are the coaches for the Olympic team really trying to select the best players to represent the United States? ROBERT D. ICHIKAWA Harbor City
August 14, 1988
Members of my Toastmasters-Travel Club are disappointed and disgusted with the lead article in your Aug. 7 Travel Section. Gorillas are an endangered species, thanks to man's interference. I realize you want to select unusual stories, but not ones that indirectly harm these gentle beasts. F. WOODS West Covina
July 2, 2000
In all the cookie hysteria articles I have read, including Robert Scheer's June 27 commentary, I have never seen anyone mention the fact that "cookies" are stored in "Temporary Internet Files" and are easily deleted by going into "Files & Folders." In Windows 95, they were known as "Cache" files. Once they are deleted, they are gone and are not permanently stored on the hard drive. I have this in writing from my Internet server. However, easier than that, one can go into the Internet server, usually the security section, options, and select to block cookies all together.
April 18, 2014 | By David Zahniser
Nearly a decade ago, lawmakers in Los Angeles took an aggressive step to boost the city's languishing Convention Center, granting tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks to spark construction of a 54-story hotel nearby. The strategy worked, bringing 1,000 new rooms to the sleepy neighborhood. Within a few years, hotel developers in the area had secured as much as $508 million in tax benefits over the coming decades. But as downtown continues to boom, some inside and outside City Hall say Los Angeles should be much more selective in giving out tax breaks to lure new hotels.
April 18, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The Cannes Film Festival can certainly welcome, and boost, movies that aim to be Academy Awards players - the festival has premiered at least one best picture nominee in four of the last five years, including "Nebraska" in 2013. But as it made clear when it announced this year's official selection Thursday, Cannes also operates independently from the awards machinery of its late-summer and early-fall counterparts, emphasizing such things as returning directors and dues-paying. As festival director Thierry Fremaux announced this year's selections at a Paris news conference, the returnees were much in evidence.
April 8, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- Capitalizing on the national focus Tuesday on the pay gap between sexes, Assembly Democrats announced the formation of a new select committee to examine challenges faced by women in the workplace. "Women's role in the workplace has grown dramatically over the last half-century," said Speaker John A. Pér ez (D- Los Angeles ). "With that increased participation has come a whole host of issues that need to be addressed. California has been a leader on women's issues.
April 6, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
First came Nicolas Ghesquière's critically acclaimed runway debut for Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week. Now it's on to Phase 2 of the luxury marketing machine: rolling out the collection on the red carpet, where it is seen by the world. In the weeks since the March 5 runway show, only a few stars have had a chance to wear the clothes, suggesting that Vuitton's strategy is to be more selective about whom it dresses. Rather than blanketing half of Hollywood, which is what Dior has done so effectively, Ghesquière and Vuitton seem to be going for friends and fashion independents, women who go their own way when it comes to what they wear, as much as you can say that about anyone who is dressing head to toe in a single designer.
April 5, 2014 | By Scott Collins and Meredith Blake
The scramble to succeed late-night host David Letterman has talent handlers and Las Vegas oddsmakers shouting their picks from the sidelines. Politicians are squabbling over whether his replacement should be based in Los Angeles or New York. But those issues may be the least of the worries for CBS, which must program for a vastly different TV landscape than when it hired Letterman away from NBC 21 years ago to launch its "Late Show" franchise. The late-night field is more crowded, profits aren't what they used to be, and the audience is now a lot older.
April 5, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The NBA's regular season ends April 16, and for the bottom-dwellers the draft lottery May 20 looms large. Below are standings of the eight worst teams after Friday's games, their odds to land the No. 1 overall pick and mock draft picks from current position: TEAM/W-L/Pct./Odds/MOCK DRAFT SELECTION 1; Milwaukee/14-62/.184/25%/Jabari Parker, F, Duke 2; Philadelphia/17-59/.224/19.9%/Andrew Wiggins, F, Kansas 3; Orlando/21-55/.276/15.6%/Dante Exum,...
February 17, 1999
Re "Supervisors to Select 8 for Salary Study Panel," Feb. 9. It seems to me to be a clear conflict of interest when the county's chief administrator has selected a pool of 20 candidates for a salary review committee, for Ventura County supervisors to choose nine of them for this committee to determine if these officials deserve a pay raise. This pool--10 candidates from the business and private sector, three from private nonprofits, five from the public sector and only one candidate from labor and one from the Ventura County Taxpayers Assn.
November 3, 1996
I want to thank The Times for making it so easy to choose who and what to vote for, by publishing your list of "picks" prior to the election (Valley Edition Editorials, Oct. 27). All we have to do is take a copy of that issue into the voting booth with us and select the exact opposite of your position. MICHAEL FRANK Burbank
March 29, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Here's a selection of the best places to sample high-quality mezcals. Bar Ama: Forty mezcals by the shot, from $10 to $36. Mezcal flights, $21 to $47. 118 W. 4th St., downtown Los Angeles, (213) 687-8002, Las Perlas: By manager Raul Yrastorza's count, the downtown tequila bar must have 120 different expressions of mezcal. The majority are at $12 for a 2-ounce pour, with some as high as $40. Mezcal flights are $21, available Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays only.
March 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The California Coaches Association has selected its winter coaches of the year from the Southern Section. They are Nate Harrison of Anaheim Canyon, boys' basketball; Ann Larson of Ventura, girls' basketball; Arturo Lopez of L.A. Cathedral, boys' soccer; Jeff Gordon of Sunny Hills, girls' soccer; Brian Roth of San Marcos, girls' water polo; David Ochoa of Northview, wrestling, and Brian Weathersby of Santa Margarita girls' water polo, rookie...
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