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May 15, 1998
Re "A Bad Daughter's Dream," by Julie Hilden, Commentary, May 8: I can't imagine not loving my mother. That thought never occurred to me. It wasn't because of all the material things she gave me, because there wasn't a lot there to give. What she did give me was a joy of life. I remember her singing around the house, whether there was something to sing about or not. On her deathbed I remember her saying she couldn't wait to get out in the sunshine that she loved. Even saying I loved her with all my heart seems sort of shallow.
April 25, 2014 | By Chris Barton
If Chick Corea and B é la Fleck ever grow weary of touring the country and transfixing audiences with virtuoso musicianship, chances are a future as a two-man comedy team awaits. While the idea of a piano-banjo duet recital may sound unconventional to some, Corea and Fleck have collaborated numerous times before. After appearing on each other's projects beginning in the mid-'90s, the two came together most prominently on  the 2007 album "The Enchantment," which somewhat counter-intuitively earned a pair of Latin Grammy awards for the celebrated artists' already crowded mantles.
September 20, 2002
Re "A First-Class CEO's Worth? Whatever the Market Will Bear," Commentary, Sept. 18: With the help of high tax rates for the very wealthy, a strong labor movement and the GI Bill, the 25-plus years following World War II became the greatest economic period in U.S. history by almost every measure. There was another thing: the theory that everyone shared equally in a company's prosperity, or sacrificed equally in its hard times. Whatever happened to that? You don't even hear it anymore.
April 25, 2014 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Lyft, the ride-sharing service known for the pink furry mustache on its drivers' cars, is growing. The company expanded into 24 mid-size cities across the country Thursday. It's great news for the sharing economy. But should we really be celebrating a system that is, in effect, a Band-Aid solution for unemployment and those people struggling financially in post-recession America? I'm not necessarily opposed to the sharing economy, though I did have a frightening Uber experience with a speeding, texting driver, and personally I'd rather stay in a hotel over an Airbnb home rental, which kind of creeps me out. As Jeremy Rifkin recently wrote in our Op-Ed pages , it's a “winning economic model” that “will change the course of economic history.” Using Airbnb as an example, Rifkin attributed the success of sharing services to “near zero marginal cost,” a new phenomenon he says that allows companies to expand without much of a financial investment.
September 16, 1990
I think the idea of shared tables is wonderful. It would fill a gap. I've thought of signing up with a dating service or writing an ad in the newspaper in order to meet someone, but I don't want love or marriage or a commitment. I just would like to eat Saturday breakfast or lunch or dinner on the way home from work with someone once in a while. It would also be good for restaurant business. I would eat out much more often if it were an easy social event. Restaurants need to be more user-friendly.
September 24, 2002
Thanks for the thoughtful Sept. 21 editorial on sharing trails with bicycles. I'd be careful about overestimating the level of user conflict, though. I've been hiking and riding the trails of the Santa Monica Mountains for 20 years. Most of the people on the trails get along just fine. There's an abundance of research that says that perceptions of user conflict are exaggerated by the frequent, multiple complaints of a small number of people. On the bike issue, I've seen this time and time again.
February 4, 2010 | By Esmeralda Bermudez
On the traffic-clogged streets surrounding UCLA, Nina Viakhireva, a car-less art student from San Francisco, had learned to navigate the bus routes or rely on friends for rides. Her parents did not buy her a car, afraid Los Angeles traffic would be too dangerous and time-consuming. Then the 21-year-old found the Zipcar program, a car sharing service that provides affordable transportation and gives her a new sense of freedom. "I use it for the grocery store, to go to dinner or to the beach," Viakhireva said.
July 18, 1991
Q: What problem is shared by Daryl Gates and Saddam Hussein? A: Neither man can take a hint. C. SCOTT MILLER Culver City
March 8, 2006
WHAT a sheer delight, Russ Parsons' article on beans, lamb, cowboys and his own past ["Beans Again? Gussy 'Em Up!" March 1]. Thank you. The article was well received and is being shared with very special foodie friends way beyond L.A. CLAUDIA SHAMBAUGH Irvine
January 5, 1986
I would like to commend NBC for its Dec. 15 program, "Christmas in Washington." It was so great to see something that really shared what Christmas is about. Rev. Ray Diaz, Los Angeles
April 24, 2014 | David Lazarus
As far as corporate notices go, they don't get much creepier than this recent alert from Verizon Wireless. The company says it's "enhancing" its Relevant Mobile Advertising program, which it uses to collect data on customers' online habits so that marketers can pitch stuff at them with greater precision. "In addition to the customer information that's currently part of the program, we will soon use an anonymous, unique identifier we create when you register on our websites," Verizon Wireless is telling customers.
April 24, 2014 | By John M. Glionna and Richard Simon
BUNKERVILLE, Nev. - The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags - tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint, evidence of the tense power play raging between the rebellious 67-year-old cattleman and the federal government. Then there are the guns. Scores of grim citizen militiamen in combat fatigues - semiautomatic weapons slung over their shoulders, ammunition magazines at their belts - patrol from a base they call Camp Tripwire.
April 23, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
After weeks of anxiety among investors over Apple Inc.'s fiscal second-quarter results, the company delivered a one-two punch of good news Wednesday that sent its stock soaring. First, Apple posted revenue for the three months ending in March that beat both Wall Street's projections and its own guidance. And second, the company said it was expanding its record stock buyback and dividend plan to $130 billion from $105 billion. "We are announcing a significant increase to our capital return program," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a statement.
April 23, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien and Andrea Chang
Talk of Silicon Valley losing steam was put on hold as two technology titans, Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc., tallied better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue. Apple's stock climbed more than 7% in after-hours trading after it reported that sales of iPhones blew past Wall Street's projections. Facebook's shares spiked 4% after it said ad revenue rose 82% year over year. Although many tech stocks slid in recent weeks, the robust financial results demonstrated that, at least for now, the underlying businesses of these two leading companies remain strong.
April 23, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Takeover target Allergan Inc., the company that makes Botox, has adopted a "poison pill" defense intended to delay a buyout by Canadian company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and activist investor Bill Ackman. The Irvine company's "stockholder rights plan" allows existing shareholders to buy Allergan stock at a steep discount if any single investor acquires more than 10% of its shares. That would drive down the value of the major investors' shares, making it unlikely that anyone would acquire that much stock.
April 21, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Activist investor Bill Ackman is partnering with a Canadian pharmaceutical company in an effort to buy Allergan Inc., the Irvine company that makes the popular wrinkle treatment Botox. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. have already acquired nearly 10% of Allergan's shares and will soon offer to purchase the company, Ackman and Valeant said Monday in a regulatory filing. News of the likely bid increased the stock price of both companies. In after-hours trading, investors drove up Allergan as much as 21% and Valeant by 10%. No formal offer was made Monday, but there was speculation about how much Allergan could fetch.
November 27, 2005
In 1960, my grandfather, Dr. George Kozmetsky, co-founded Teledyne. My husband asked him once whether he knew Simon Ramo ("Aerospace Legend Looks Back at the Time He Wasted -- in Meetings," Nov. 6). "Oh, Si taught me how to dance," he replied. Apparently they shared an office when they both worked for Howard Hughes, and at some point, Simon Ramo gave my grandfather dance lessons. My grandfather passed on two years ago, but before he did, he was able to dance with me at my wedding.
January 9, 1985
In editions of last Dec. 16, USC Athletic Director Mike McGee was quoted as saying that the College Football Assn.'s Academic Achievement Award twice had been awarded to Duke University and one year had been shared by Duke and the University of Notre Dame. In fact, Duke won the award in 1981, Notre Dame in 1982 and 1983, and the schools shared the award in 1984. The award is given to the school graduating the highest percentage of its football players.
April 19, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million. The 13,796 square feet of loft-like space, some 200 feet from the sand, includes a 10,000-square-foot art studio that was used by Graham, a dance studio, a gym, a library/study, a media room, an office, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The home and studio share a central courtyard shaded by a coral tree.
April 19, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team - the Lakers. The team was nose-diving in the standings, losing the interest of fans, and grinding toward its worst season since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1960. So Jeanie Buss posed an elementary question to her siblings: What was going on with the Lakers?
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