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May 22, 2000
Movie show time--The double feature of "Mickey's Mechanical Man" (1933) and "Pinocchio" (1940) will screen at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Saturday at 4 p.m. An item in Sunday Calendar listed an incorrect show time due to incorrect information supplied by the museum.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2013 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
In a former emergency bunker four floors under the City Hall annex, traffic engineer Cynthia Leong sat at a "Star Trek"-esque console, peering into her computer. Above her, closed-circuit TV screens flashed video of silhouetted figures driving and walking through intersections: Alpine and Broadway, Flower and Jefferson, Figueroa and Marmion. To her right, another engineer studied a red and green colored graph showing congestion building up and then dissipating again. Leong was in charge of the command post for a $410-million project to remotely control the city's stoplights - all 4,398 of them.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2001 | Randy Lewis
The Monkees performance at the Sun Theatre in Anaheim has been postponed until Friday.The group's concert was canceled just before show time over the weekend when singer Micky Dolenz became ill, a theater spokeswoman said. Dolenz is expected back for Friday's performance. Tickets for the Aug. 24 show will be honored on the new date, or refunds are available at point of purchase. Information: (714) 712-2700.
OPINION
November 30, 2012
Re "No more curtain calls for elephants," Editorial, Nov. 26 It was a pleasure to read that the Los Angeles City Council will likely ban elephants from performing in the city. Governments in dozens of countries have banned exotic animals from performing in circuses, including most recently the Netherlands and even Greece, with all its economic problems. In Australia, we have banned them in all but two states. Soon, those states will follow the rest of the country's lead. Elephants performing idle tricks for humans' amusement is a blight on our society and should be banned everywhere.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2011
MOVIES Cinephiles and boozehounds will unite at the "Naked Gun" and "Airplane" Drink Along, the latest installment of the Downtown Independent's sudsy screening series. The comedic double feature will toast the late actor Leslie Nielsen, and rooftop beer pong will continue "till late. " The first drink is on the house. Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., L.A. 7 p.m. Sat. (8 p.m. show time). $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (213) 617-1033. http://www.downtownindependent.com
NEWS
December 25, 1994
It's time for television producers to realize that an important ingredient has been missing from many shows--the theme songs. I enjoy such shows as "The Nanny" (CBS) and "Mad About You" (NBC) not only because they are good shows but because they have theme songs that I can hum along after the show ends. I understand the reasoning behind wanting to throw in some extra commercials, and not wanting people to turn the channel, but many of the new shows (without theme shows) are low in the ratings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1997 | KIMBERLY LISAGOR
Barranca Vista Park will host two performances this weekend, "The Three Little Pigs" on Saturday and Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor" on Sunday. The theater group Gypsies in a Truck will present the children's story at 4 p.m. It is the second in a series of hourlong summer performances for kids. In an attempt to head off the restlessness expected from a young audience, performers will encourage the children to move around during the show and even to approach the stage.
NEWS
May 20, 1993
Way back in 1986, guitarist Russ Freeman was busy tinkering with his guitars and synthesizers in Los Angeles, trying to make a happy marriage of jazz and pop. Now, Freeman's band, the Rippingtons, has six popular albums out and is one of the main attractions in what has become an unprecedented boom in commercial jazz. Freeman and his outfit will appear Saturday night at the Ventura Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1998
* Rock. The classic rock band the Spencer Davis Group will resurrect its bygone hits at Conejo Community Park on Aug. 16. Remember the tunes "Gimme Some Lovin,' " "I'm a Man" or "Keep On Runnin' "? The opening act for the free concert will be the acoustic band Aspen. Concert time: 5 p.m. Bring your picnic stuff, blankets and lawn chairs, but leave the pets at home. (805) 495-2163. * Nautical. The third annual Ventura County Boat Show will be held Aug.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1987 | Thomas K. Arnold
Concert promoter Kenny Weissberg is nervously pacing back and forth with a very worried look on his face. It's 15 minutes before show time and the first act, a comedian, is nowhere to be found. A roadie runs up to Weissberg and tells him the comedian has just phoned in from a nearby restaurant, promising to be right there. But Weissberg isn't taking any chances: he dispatches the roadie to the restaurant to pick up the errant comedian himself, post haste.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
Jon Hamm and the "Girls" - how's that for a sexy tagline for Sunday's 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC? The annual awards rite could use a splash of sex appeal, with ratings falling and the nominations going to series the vast majority of Americans don't regularly follow. For the first time, none of the big four broadcast networks has a series among the nominees for drama series. So viewers who might have missed some of the offerings on the 100 or so networks piped into their home might appreciate a rough guide to the proceedings: What are some special things to watch for this year?
SPORTS
August 25, 2012 | By Gary Klein
Their final dress rehearsal over, USC players and coaches said after Saturday's mock game that they couldn't wait to turn their attention to the opener against Hawaii. "It's about time," said quarterback Matt Barkley , who announced last December that he was returning for his senior season. "I really can't wait. " Said Coach Lane Kiffin : "It's time to go. This is real ball now. " The mock game, which featured no tackling, went off as planned with Barkley, running backs Curtis McNeal and Silas Redd and receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee showing that their timing was back.
SPORTS
February 3, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
While the NHL investigates the addition of one second to the third period of the Kings' game against Columbus on Wednesday, footage has surfaced of another apparent pause by the clock at Staples Center during a game last month. A video clip posted on the website thescore.com Friday appeared to show the clock stop twice in the final seconds of the Kings' game against Colorado on Jan. 21, once with 3.9 seconds left and again with 2.1 seconds remaining. It went unnoticed because nothing extraordinary occurred that required video review.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
There is no joy in Juddville, which is not surprising because country music icons Naomi and Wynonna Judd are rolling out a reality show on OWN where fun is, apparently, just one more form of denial. When Oprah Winfrey announced she was starting her own network, she pledged that it would be a mean-free zone, a shelter from the snark, self-immolation and schadenfreude she believes is ravaging the television landscape. And so far, she has delivered. That does not mean OWN is a happy place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2011 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from El Centro, Calif. -- Minutes to show time and Ray Wainscott listens to cockpit chatter from a scanner dangling from his neck. He stands next to an irrigation ditch and trains his camera's long lens on the gleaming blue fighter jets on the tarmac. "When they come over, they'll be so close the shock literally goes right through your chest," said Wainscott, 66, a retiree from the Seattle area who has spent six winters here in the low desert of Imperial County. "I came here for the weather.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Maybe it's finally time for Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the filmmaking sibs who brought us the very salty treat of "There's Something About Mary," to give up on the raunch and give into the romance. After scoring big in 1998 with "Mary" ? the zipper issue, the "hair gel" mix-up, the roving troubadours ? their raw inventive edge has never been quite as sharp. "Hall Pass," starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, continues that creative slide into everyday crude (because watching a guy poop in a sand trap is neither clever nor funny)
SPORTS
April 22, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
Jay Greenberg in the New York Post on the New Jersey Nets, who failed to make the NBA playoffs: "The Nets are just so easy to rip. They are, without question, the most under-achieving and selfish collection of misfits ever put on one NBA team. "They refuse to play hard, openly criticize each other and blatantly disregard their well-meaning-but-ineffectual coach (Butch Beard). "The Nets are a daily cartoon strip that parodies the overpaid and overly indulged modern athlete." Is that all, Jay?
NEWS
November 21, 1986 | PADDY CALISTRO, Calistro is a free-lance writer.
It was show time at Santa Monica's Fred Segal. But the models were running amok. Falling on their padded bottoms. Tears streaming down their little faces. Calling for their mommies. Never mind that the oldest mannequin was 5 years old and the youngest was 5 months. Adjust those shoulder pads. Pouf those peplums. The show, as they say, must go on. And it did.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2011
MOVIES Cinephiles and boozehounds will unite at the "Naked Gun" and "Airplane" Drink Along, the latest installment of the Downtown Independent's sudsy screening series. The comedic double feature will toast the late actor Leslie Nielsen, and rooftop beer pong will continue "till late. " The first drink is on the house. Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., L.A. 7 p.m. Sat. (8 p.m. show time). $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (213) 617-1033. http://www.downtownindependent.com
NEWS
November 7, 2010 | By Judi Dash, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Wenger's Braille Watch ($219.95) has a mineral crystal face that flips open for access to raised numerical markers that allow sight-impaired wearers to read the time by touch. The watch has a stainless-steel casing and a leather strap with a butterfly clasp that snaps easily onto the wrist. The reinforced hands are designed to hold up to touch-reading. Info: Maxi-Aids , (800) 522-6294.    
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