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September 13, 1999
In the wake of recent injury-causing car accidents, perhaps Zev Yaroslavsky should try banning all car shows on county grounds, instead of the gun shows. DOUG LEFFERT Los Angeles
April 27, 2014
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Slide show Pierre Odier will share his insights on Papua New Guinea, one of the last places where primitive man can still be seen in his natural Stone Age environment. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. WOMEN Workshop Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for women interested in traveling alone. Topics to be covered include health and safety.
July 21, 1985
I am distressed to no end at the constant complaining of the Los Angeles media over the lack of quality Broadway shows that come west ("What Takes So Long to Get the Hit Shows on the Road," by Barbara Isenberg, July 14). Broadway is no longer the Mecca for theater in the United States; it has instead become the Sodom and Gomorrah. Setting aside that many of the shows you cite ("Cats," "Amadeus," and the highlight of last season, the appearance of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which came by way of the Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival)
April 27, 2014 | By Marty O'Brien
RICHMOND - For sheer memorability, the Toyota Owners 400 earned its place on the list of unforgettable Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway. Crazy start. Twenty lead changes. Multiple car fires. Great beat-and-bang finish. The 400-lap, 300-mile race never failed to offer the kind of Saturday night short-track atmosphere so many fans crave, and even threw in a good fistfight afterward. Joey Logano emerged victorious in a multi-car battle for the checkered flag over the final laps, with Jeff Gordon second, Kyle Busch third, Brad Keselowski fourth and Matt Kenseth fifth.
April 7, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Conan O'Brien is looking to get a jump on all the Dave, Jimmy and Jimmy talk by announcing his own late-night move next summer. He's going to become the first late-night host to broadcast his show from San Diego's Comic-Con International. "Conan" will be in San Diego in 2015, doing the TBS show from the Spreckels Theatre from July 8-12. With Comic-Con such a major destination for Hollywood talent these days, especially the kind starring in big summer tent-pole movies, the guest lineup for O'Brien's shows that week should be impressive.
December 29, 1991
For a book I am publishing on the classic TV kid shows that aired from 1947 to 1970, both network and local around the country (especially Los Angeles), I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has films, kinescopes and tapes of programs from that era. I also need to interview the stars, hosts, writers, producers, directors etc., who made those shows so magically memorable. SAM FRANK, 6238 Delongpre 213, Los Angeles, CA 90028, (213) 469-8796
November 4, 1995
Regarding Howard Rosenberg's article "These Policemen Are Pounding the Wrong Beat" (Calendar, Oct. 30). After 45 years of network television, I can recall TV celeb Faye Emerson being taken to wardrobe for netting to cover her cleavage before going on. I agree with Rosenberg: Talk shows have as much right on the air as do silk-stocking shows, but what about the young kid who watches and believes that what he is seeing is the way of life for all?...
September 25, 1994
At last somebody has told it right in "Next! When Abnormal Becomes Normal!" by Shari Roan (Sept. 6). Just a sampling of the plague of talk shows should give any thinking person a cold chill. Our society is on a slippery slope to God-only-knows-what. And anyone in the audience who holds up a timid hand and dares to say some of this is wrong is looked upon as some sort of bigot. Recently a problem came up in our family, and I listened to my 14-year-old granddaughter spouting phrases lifted directly from the talk shows without a clue to their true import.
February 3, 1986 | United Press International
President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier toured a looted area of the capital today by motorcade in an effort to show the population he remained in control. About half the shops were open under heavy guard after a week of violent protests across this Caribbean nation. "We opened because there is a law against remaining closed," one store owner said. "But we are afraid. All the merchants here are afraid."
November 7, 1994
Re the Counterpunch "Doc Shows Give Wrong Health-Care Diagnosis" (Oct. 31): Hopefully, Professor Joseph Turow realizes that these "doc shows" are purely to entertain. These shows are not produced for educational television. I rather doubt that either the producers of "ER" or "Chicago Hope" have contract clauses that specify that both shows must pontificate the health-care benefits of the Clintons, health maintenance organizations or the American Medical Assn. Why should they? BARBARA A. HAIRSTON Los Angeles
April 27, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 27 - May 3, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Outnumbered A panel of commentators - one man, four women - discusses the issues of the day in this new series. 9 a.m. Fox News Channel Dancing With the Stars "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer Ricky Martin serves as a guest judge on the reality competition. 8 p.m. ABC Mike & Molly Susan Sarandon reprises her role as Molly's (Melissa McCarthy)
April 26, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - John Oliver will have the crab cakes - but that's all, thanks. In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if he'd like anything else - perhaps some soup or salad? He declines with a polite insistence that suggests he's not quite used to all the luxurious trappings. Then, as soon as the waitress leaves the room, he launches into a riff about possibly sinister deeds going on behind the scenes at HBO. "I don't know what happens here," he says, "This is, like, unsettlingly nice.
April 26, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival may have wrapped up last week, but still unfurling in Coachella's Pueblo Viejo District is an ambitious project that has brought together about a dozen muralists and international contemporary artists. "Coachella Walls," which has no formal connection to the Goldenvoice-produced festival, is billed as an "arts-driven community revitalization project. " Its organizers are Coachella-based Date Farmers Art Studios, a.k.a., the artists Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez, who grew up in the area and now show their work at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles.
April 25, 2014 | By James Barragan
One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. Down batters went as Clayton Kershaw pitched for the Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Friday night as part of his effort to return from a back injury that put him on the disabled list for the first time in his career. The Dodgers pitcher said after his appearance that he "felt good, felt healthy" and that he was "ready to go. " His only hiccup came in the fifth inning - the final one he pitched - when he gave up a solo home run to the first batter he faced, Carlos Perdomo of the Lancaster Jethawks.
April 25, 2014 | Constance Sommer
Migraines can be a sign of celiac disease, researchers say. Celiac patients had a greater incidence of headaches - and severe headaches, at that - than a control group in a study published last year by researchers at Columbia University in New York City. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and rye, causes illness. People are often diagnosed after complaining of stomach and digestive problems, but scientists believe migraines too may be a symptom.
April 25, 2014 | By August Brown
The Libertines have reunited, and for the most Pete Doherty-ish reason possible. The acclaimed but troubled English rock band will perform in London's Hyde Park on July 5. The group had previously reunited for a festival run in 2010 but had not released a new album in over a decade. Before the formal announcement, frontman Doherty told the Israeli paper Ynet  ( via Pitchfork ) that the group had accepted an offer to play the show. Spiritualized and the Pogues will open.
October 9, 1988
Oprah, Sally, Phil and Geraldo! I'm so tired of their titillating, depressing shows. Bring back Mike Douglas and Merv Griffin. Elaine Kenkel, Reseda
April 25, 2014 | Mary MacVean
America's Test Kitchen, the outfit that produces books, magazines, television programs and more, all about cooking, has trained its persnickety palate on gluten-free food. "We were really surprised how hard this was," says Jack Bishop, America's Test Kitchen editorial director. "We thought we would just figure out which flour to plug into existing recipes. " Not even close, as it turned out. Eight people spent almost a year in the kitchen near Boston working on the recent "The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook.
April 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Terry Bradshaw has a loyal following in Pittsburgh. I don't know. Something about winning four Super Bowls with some team called the Steelers. So who better than the blond bomber to kick off a summer concert series June 14 that also features Motown legend Smokey Robinson and old-school favorites the Oak Ridge Boys and 38 Special at the Meadows Casino in Washington, Pa., about 30 minutes outside of the Steel City? Sounds great. He can just stand there and tell football anecdotes while laying on that down-home charm that has made him a favorite during Fox's football coverage all these years.
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