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From the eager anticipation and lively conversations emanating from the crowd in Anaheim's Marriott Hotel ballroom, it seemed like a rock star was en route. But when a side door opened, controversial TV real estate investment adviser Tom Vu bounded toward the podium. "Hi! You ready to make big money?" Vu, 34, asked as the crowd of about 1,000 people leapt to their feet in applause. "Motivating folks is in my blood. You wanna be rich don't you? Well if you make no money with me, you a loser!"
February 19, 2014 | Chris Erskine
The reigning Coolest Guy on the Planet is on the phone, sounding a lot like your old man. What? "I think when an employer pays you $2, you ought to give him $3 worth of work," Pete Carroll is saying from Seattle. Gather 'round, folks, for I'm about to pass along a gateway to the future - shiny as a Lombardi Trophy - where you make the most of every moment, don't whine, never quit, and refuse to worry about what your opponents are up to. It's a liberating new approach based on some fatherly old advice.
May 15, 1996
Downey's Energy Resource Center, Southern California Gas Co.'s $7.9-million junkyard showcase for energy-saving technology, will host a seminar Thursday on recycling construction materials into new buildings that are friendly to the environment. Speakers and exhibitors at "Green Exposition" will discuss government incentives for "buy-recycled" programs and present the latest in information and products associated with renewable energy.
October 19, 2013 | By Jean Merl
Linda Griego and Wendy Greuel, former candidates for Los Angeles mayor, had this advice for women attending a training session Saturday on running for political office: Raise plenty of money - you're going to need it. "Ask for money.... Don't take 'no' for an answer," Griego, a businesswoman and former deputy mayor who ran in the 1993 primary, told a workshop organized by Emily's List, a group that helps Democratic women who support abortion rights seek elected office. "The most important thing is raising money," said Greuel, a former city controller and councilwoman who lost last year's hard-fought, costly race to then-Councilman Eric Garcetti.
June 7, 2010 | By Karen E. Klein
Dear Karen: I see lots of advertisements for small business motivational seminars. How effective are they? Answer: Motivational speakers may give you the confidence to start your own business. But too often, splashy seminars are high-pressure sales pitches for questionable investments or business opportunities, said Sandy Botkin, a tax law specialist and former Internal Revenue Service tax attorney. "Not all seminars are bad, but it's sometimes hard to determine which ones are legitimate," he said.
January 8, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud
County officials will be conducting free 90-minute seminars for property owners seeking to reduce their taxes as a result of declining property values. Seminars will include information on how to appeal a property's assessed value. All classes begin at 10 a.m. on the following dates and in the following locations: Jan. 23, Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St.; Jan. 30, Lancaster Public Library, 601 W. Lancaster Blvd.; Feb. 25, Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave.; Feb. 28, Jack Crippen Senior Center, 3120 N. Tyler Ave. in El Monte; March 24, Cerritos Park East Community Center, 13234 E. 166th St.; March 26, Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center, 6514 Sylmar Ave. in Van Nuys.
November 19, 1997 | TOM BECKER
Does a landlord have the right to evict a convicted sex offender if his presence in the apartment building scares away prospective tenants? That is the kind of question that will be answered Thursday during a seminar at the annual trade show of the Apartment Assn. of Van Nuys.
October 5, 1994 | FRANK MANNING
The Los Angeles County Fire Department, mindful of the widespread destruction brought by last year's wildfires, is planning a special seminar to educate area homeowners on steps they can take to protect their property. At the first-of-its-kind seminar, firefighters will demonstrate equipment available to defend residents' homes from heat and flames. "After the firestorm, the whole industry and fire-protection service mind-set has changed," Fire Inspector Michael Chuck said.
May 12, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Los Angeles County will sponsor a free seminar Wednesday for Valley residents who believe their taxes should be lowered due to a decline in the value of their property. Zev Yaroslavsky, chairman and Valley representative of the Board of Supervisors, said the board scheduled the seminar--along with five others countywide--in response to the filing of more than 100,000 assessment appeals in fiscal 1996-97. Many residents are confused by the assessment appeals process, he said.
April 30, 1991
A series of four community-awareness seminars will end Wednesday with a program about Armenian culture. The hourlong seminar and display are scheduled at noon Wednesday at City Hall. Admission is free. Irvine's cultural seminars offer information and history of ethnic cultures in Orange County to help make area residents and city employees more familiar and comfortable with people of varying backgrounds. Previous seminars were given on the Jewish, Chinese and Japanese cultures.
October 6, 2013
BOLIVIA Presentation Author Isabel Suppé will read from "Starry Night," based on her real-life experience involving an 1,100-foot fall while ice-climbing in the Bolivian Andes. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. BACKPACKING Seminar Backpacker Magazine's Get Out More Tour will cover tips on backpacking essentials, equipment, survival skills and more. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.
June 21, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
For nearly two decades the Essence Music Festival has been the premiere destination for black music fans from around the country. Now, BET is hoping to change that. The Black Entertainment Television network has built a formidable competitor to Essence's event by transforming its own annual award spectacle into a three-day destination festival in Los Angeles. The BET Experience will kick off June 28 and feature concerts by headliners Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Miguel and R. Kelly as well as wellness seminars, celebrity panels, a film festival and, yes, an awards show telecast on June 30. All combined, the event will attract more than 100,000 people to the city, according to the network.
February 19, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Indulge your inner chef on a sunny beach in Tulum, Mexico , this spring during a farm-to-table culinary seminar.  The Oh! Food Workshop May 24-29 at Casa de las Olas hotel is aimed at foodies, aspiring chefs and environmentalists. Cooking classes will offer a combination of strategies on sustainable cooking and development alternatives.  Participants will join Tulum chefs Eric Werner of  Hartwood Restaurant  and Claudia Perez of  Cetli Restaurant at a three-day Yucatan-inspired cooking seminar that includes five nights' beachfront accommodation at Casa de las Olas.
January 5, 2013
Exhausted enough to seek outside help? Los Angeles-based Sleepy Planet founders and authors of bestselling "The Sleepeasy Solution," Jill Spivack and Jennifer Waldburger offer classes at the Pump Station in Santa Monica, a shop and resource center. "We call it sleep nutrition for kids. It's almost as important as the food they're eating," says Waldburger. These workshops, limited to 15 people, provide parents with alternatives to "crying it out" and offer personalized approaches to a child's sleep plan.
October 18, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Masochism is the chief prerequisite for a private writing seminar with Leonard, the fearsome teacher, writer and editor conducting a mini reign of terror in Theresa Rebeck's Broadway comedy "Seminar," now at the Ahmanson Theatre. Played by Jeff Goldblum as a snarling narcissist in designer sportswear better suited to someone half his age, this pedagogical terrorist has agreed to lead a writing workshop with four fiercely competitive students, each of whom has paid $5,000 for the privilege of having their fiction eviscerated with a shrug and a yawn.
October 16, 2012 | By David Ng
The singular Jeff Goldblum joined us Tuesday for an online video conversation about his role in the Theresa Rebeck play "Seminar," which is running through Nov. 18 at the Ahmanson Theatre. Goldblum appeared in the the play earlier this year on Broadway, taking over from Alan Rickman, and is now making his L.A. stage debut in the literary comedy. During our conversation, which you can view in its entirety in the video above, Goldblum talked about his character, Leonard, a prominent author who is teaching an adult writing seminar.
August 13, 1992
In response to three rapes that have occurred near Wilderness Glen Park in the last four months, the Sheriff's Department will hold a rape prevention seminar tonight. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. at the Trabuco Hills High School theater, 27501 Cordova Road. According to authorities, the attacks involved women who were walking or jogging alone near the park, which is near Los Alisos Boulevard between Entidad and Cordova roads.
October 15, 2012 | By David Ng
Jeff Goldblum, starring in "Seminar" at the Ahmanson Theatre through Nov. 18, will participate in a Google+ Hangout in this space at noon Pacific on Tuesday. The actor will talk about the stage comedy, written by Theresa Rebeck, in which he plays a noted novelist teaching an adult writing seminar. Goldblum played the role on Broadway this year, taking over from Alan Rickman.  Goldblum - the star of such sci-fi movies as "The Fly," "Jurassic Park" and "Independence Day" - has worked in theater throughout his career.
September 6, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Ray Lucia calls his investment strategy "Buckets of Money" on his nationally syndicated radio talk show. Federal regulators call it something else. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused the San Diego radio personality of misleading investors to think that his strategy helps retirees "generate inflation-adjusted income for life. " They are seeking an order that would prevent the wealth manager from making such claims. Lucia, whose radio program is broadcast daily in most of the nation's top markets, promotes his fee-based investment program at seminars held at upscale resorts throughout the country.
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