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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2008 | Monte Morin
The mayor, the chief of police and several L.A. City Council members are backing a move to name the LAPD's new SWAT headquarters after officer Randal D. Simmons, who was shot and killed Feb. 7 by a barricaded gunman. Simmons was the city's first SWAT officer killed in the line of duty, and officials said it was fitting that the department's new SWAT headquarters be named the Randal D. Simmons Police Station. The facility, which is currently the LAPD's Rampart Station, is located at 2710 W. Temple St. The Rampart Station is moving to a new location.
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NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By David A. Keeps
For those who have always wanted to see David Hasselhoff's house, Lifetime has a series for you. In conjunction with Beverly Hills-based Julien's Auctions, the network will debut "Celebrity Home Raiders" on Thursday at 10 p.m. The premise couldn't be simpler: Stars put personal belongings up for sale, with proceeds going to the charity of their choosing. Here's the twist: While the host, Kit Hoover from "Access Hollywood," gets the celebrities to put a dollar value on their memorabilia, Julien's co-owners Darren Julien and Martin Nolan roam through the residence looking for goodies.
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NEWS
August 2, 1987
Former Hermosa Beach Fire Chief Ronald Simmons has temporarily dropped his $6.2-million lawsuit against the city and City Manager Gregory T. Meyer for technical reasons. Simmons' attorney, Stephen M. Garcia, said the lawsuit will be refiled and may include one to three additional defendants. Simmons filed the lawsuit in June, claiming that Meyer was responsible for his being charged with insurance fraud and grand theft last October.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The ability to disguise is valued in football, as it is essential to fooling an opponent. In a sense, offensive lineman Roy Simmons was better at concealing than most. Simmons hid his homosexuality from his New York Giants and Washington Redskins teammates throughout his career, and in retirement became the second NFL player to announce that he was gay. "If Roy had come out when he was a player, he would have been accepted," former Giants teammate Harry Carson said last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1987
Former Hermosa Beach Fire Chief Ronald Simmons has dropped a $2-million lawsuit against City Councilman Roger Creighton, according to attorneys. Simmons filed a $6.2-million lawsuit in June against Creighton, the city and former City Manager Gregory T. Meyer, claiming that Meyer was responsible for him being unduly charged with insurance fraud and theft in October, 1986.
MAGAZINE
February 28, 1999
Regarding Mark Ehrman's article about Richard Simmons' "Cruise to Lose" program ("Anchors Aweigh," Jan. 31): Is a cruise ship, overladen with gluttonous around-the-clock feasts, not an ironic place to conduct a weight-loss program? A note to Simmons devotees: Maybe it's time to wake up and smell the scam. Linda L. Kung Los Angeles
NEWS
January 9, 1986
City Manager Gregory Meyer denied this week that he gave former Fire Chief Ronald D. Simmons the go-ahead to change the wedding date on Simmons' health insurance form. Simmons, who quit last July after four years as chief, said last week that he changed his wedding date from July 28, 1979, to Sept. 8, 1984, on a health insurance enrollment form used to get coverage for his wife, Barbara Myer, after he talked to Meyer.
NEWS
December 29, 1987 | Associated Press
A man wielding two revolvers killed two people, wounded four and briefly took a hostage before surrendering Monday, and officers later found five more bodies at his house, authorities said. At least six other relatives were unaccounted for after the bodies in the house were tentatively identified, and were feared dead, authorities said. R. Gene Simmons Sr.
SPORTS
August 27, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons said Tuesday that the section continues to investigate an unusual amount of transfer students who arrived to play football at Upland since the end of the last school year. Simmons said there have been 13 transfer students. The school approved 10 as residential transfers, but that triggered intervention by Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod, who vowed last year to meet with school officials whenever a large number of transfers showed up at a particular school.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1986 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writer
National Lampoon Inc., the company that brought America the movie "Animal House," is a takeover target. The company on Wednesday rejected an unsolicited takeover bid valued at $6.4 million from Vestron Inc., a Stamford, Conn., company involved in videocassette, film and television distribution. "As far as we're concerned, the company is worth far more," said National Lampoon Chairman Matty Simmons, who founded the concern in 1970 after licensing the name from the Harvard Lampoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Kimora Lee Simmons is off the market and has been for a while now, according to her ex-husband, Russell Simmons.  The runway model/designer/author, 38, has secretly married Goldman Sachs investment banker Tim Leissner, whom she has been linked to since last year, according to E! News. However, it is unclear when the nuptials actually took place. "All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married," Russell Simmons, 56,  tweeted  Wednesday. "Tim is has been family for a while now. #gossipcop....
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
USC announced Wednesday that it has received a national letter of intent from Lamont Simmons, a defensive back from Raines High in Jacksonville, Fla. Simmons, 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, joins a Trojans team that also includes tailback Javorius Allen, receiver Nelson Agholor, defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Quinton Powell, who are also from Florida. USC Coach Steve Sarkisian compared Johnson to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. "The length that Lamont has for a corner is very similar to what the Seahawks have found in Richard Sherman," Sarkisian said on USC's website . "It is a huge get for us to go into Florida and grab him. " USC assistant Tee Martin said on the website that Simmons "has that speed you want to have in a corner.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | Steven Zeitchik
PARK CITY, Utah -- Unlikable characters are nothing new in independent film; in fact, when it comes to screen entertainment, the genre practically invented them. But with “Breaking Bad” and other staples of TV seizing the mantle of the dark antihero, there's something refreshing -- not to mention shocking, tense and even stomach-turning -- in seeing it back so unabashedly on the big screen in “Whiplash,” a new film starring J.K. Simmons that opened the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Gail Simmons has just dished up her latest creation: The "Top Chef" judge gave birth to a girl in the waning days of 2013.  The Bravo star, 37, and husband Jeremy Abrams welcomed their first child, Dahlia Rae Abrams, on Sunday, her rep told People. "Dahlia weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces," the rep said. "Mother, father and baby are doing wonderfully. " PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom The "Talking With My Mouth Full" author, who is also the special-projects manager for Food and Wine magazine, announced the pregnancy in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2013 | Times wire services
Dallas billionaire and heavyweight GOP political donor Harold Simmons, who gave tens of millions of dollars to Republican candidates, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has died. He was 82. Simmons, born to two school teachers in East Texas, became one of the richest men in the country with interests ranging from energy to chemicals. His spokesman Chuck McDonald said Simmons died Saturday in Dallas but did not disclose the cause. Simmons made his fortune as a Texas corporate raider nicknamed the "Ice Man" after structuring leveraged takeover bids using junk bonds in the 1970s and '80s.
SPORTS
December 6, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Is there a world record for most safeties in a game via a bad punt snap? And how good is Crenshaw receiver Michael Simmons? Those were two of the highlights of Friday night's City Section Division I championship football game, with Crenshaw defeating Narbonne, 20-13, to win its fourth Division I title for Coach Robert Garrett. The Cougars came back from a 13-0 deficit, taking advantage of three safeties on snaps that sailed over the head of punter Larry Seuga. Twice Seuga kicked the ball out of the end zone for safeties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2008 | Paul Pringle, Times Staff Writer
To many children who have so little, Officer Randy meant so much. He brought them bicycles at Christmas. He took them to Dodgers games and McDonald's. He got them new shoes for school. He invited them to day camp for a swim and slipped their parents money for groceries. Nearly every weekend he visited lower income neighborhoods from Carson to Watts to South-Central, as part of a church group he founded -- Glory Kids Ministries -- to steer youngsters from gangs and toward the gospels.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2009 | By Gary Goldstein
Featuring a knockout performance by Adam Scott, a much-deserved 2009 Independent Spirit Award nominee for best male lead, "The Vicious Kind" upends the heavily tread dysfunctional family drama in ways that are unique, surprising and memorable. The film, also up for best screenplay at the Spirits, should prove a solid launching pad for writer-director Lee Toland Krieger. Set in small-town Connecticut over a Thanksgiving weekend, this sharp-tongued, emotionally resonant tale sets angry -- and, yes, kind of vicious -- construction worker Caleb Sinclaire (Scott)
IMAGE
November 10, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Beyoncé loves her striped Dolly espadrille lace-ups so much that she posted photos of them on Tumblr, while the Early moto boots are a go-to for Miranda Kerr. In the four years since establishing her eccentrically English, namesake shoe line, Tabitha Simmons has earned quite a following. Simmons, a model turned stylist and shoe designer, hails from Britain, where she actually got her start in the shoe business as a teenager, working Saturday afternoons at Oliver's Shoes. Now she lives in New York City with her husband, fashion photographer Craig McDean, and their two sons.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | Lorraine Ali
He helped get rap on MTV, hip-hop fashions into Macy's and multiracial stand-up comedy into a series on HBO. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Simmons has spent decades pushing the marginalized into the mainstream, and Saturday he'll be honored in a ceremony at USC by the Muslim Public Affairs Council for his support of Muslim artists (Mos Def, Dave Chappelle among them). The recent L.A. transplant spoke with Pop & Hiss about comedy, Kanye and yoga. What's happening with your YouTube channel, All Def Digital?
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