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September 3, 1989 | SARAH BOOTH CONROY, The Washington Post
Everyone in Washington knows about ghost writers, political managers, erudite wives and lobbyists who put words in the mouths of members of Congress. Few know of the solons' secret source of wise words--the Congressional Research Service. CRS is the Library of Congress arm--or rather eye--that looks things up for Congress, to put it simply.
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BUSINESS
July 23, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Automobile-information website Edmunds.com Inc. is suing a company that it says posted more than 60 fake reviews of about two dozen car dealers. The reviews, which were posted on Edmunds' website, were favorable to the dealerships and came from a single source, Edmunds said in its lawsuit filed Tuesday. Eight of the dealerships are in the Los Angeles area, Edmunds said. "They are just glowing," said Ken Levin, chief general counsel for the Santa Monica company. "The reviews were obviously not coming from the variety of sources and locations being stated.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 1992 | DON SNOWDEN and Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to four (excellent).
* * * The Neville Brothers, "Family Groove," A&M. The Nevilles hit the comfort zone in giving the New Orleans R&B tradition the fully contemporary spin the group has been aiming for since 1989's "Yellow Moon." All the family trademarks--the wickedly funky title track, a potent version of Steve Miller's "Fly Like an Eagle," Aaron's pop-soul balladry, socially conscious lyrics--finally sound like they flow from a single source, not separate elements grafted together.
NEWS
March 13, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
Somebody must think the way to a governor's heart is through his … dog? Sutter Brown, California's first canine, got unspecified gifts from Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, and I'd love to know what they were - haggis jerky? Smoked salmon treats? Sutter's “dad,” Gov. Jerry Brown, got a bottle of whiskey from Salmond as well. Considering that Jerry Brown 1) is Irish - it was the Irish poet Yeats he quoted in his state of the state speech in January, not Robert Burns, and 2)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1999
The demand by Fairplex President James Henwood that the county offset any loss of income if gun shows were banned (Aug. 16) is both arrogant and irresponsible. If the county and Fairplex cannot eliminate the sale of illegal weapons at the shows, the only responsible course for government is to shut them down. Public safety must override any threat to Fairplex's economic viability. It's incredible that Fairplex management would allow 30% of its net income to come from a single source, particularly one which has questionable public benefits.
OPINION
February 17, 2005
Re "Meeting Delay for Hahn Task Force Stirs Concern," Feb. 10: Once again The Times has missed the point in claiming that the ports are the largest source of air pollution in the region. If only it were that simple. The reality is the ports are made up of thousands of enterprises and operations that carry goods into and out of the ports. There are thousands of ship visits, truck trips and rail moves every year. There are thousands of pieces of equipment -- from tugboats to forklifts -- that provide the cargo-handling needs and support the movement of goods into the region.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Another day, another Facebook IPO date. The latest rumor in the Facebook-going-public frenzy has the social network giant listing its shares on the Nasdaq on May 17. Previous chatter had the company going public during the third week in May, so -- gasp -- the latest prediction is basically just a (narrower) confirmation of that time frame. TechCrunch, citing "multiple sources close to the company," said May 17 was the most likely date , provided that the Securities and Exchange Commission "agrees that all the reams of paperwork" are in order.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
Automobile-information website Edmunds.com Inc. is suing a company that it says posted more than 60 fake reviews of about two dozen car dealers. The reviews, which were posted on Edmunds' website, were favorable to the dealerships and came from a single source, Edmunds said in its lawsuit filed Tuesday. Eight of the dealerships are in the Los Angeles area, Edmunds said. "They are just glowing," said Ken Levin, chief general counsel for the Santa Monica company. "The reviews were obviously not coming from the variety of sources and locations being stated.
NEWS
June 7, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Creating a loophole large enough for a Cadillac, the State Fair Political Practices Commission ruled Tuesday that elected officials can receive gifts and honorariums of any size despite a new law intended to limit such payments to $1,000. The commission, adopting regulations to implement Proposition 73, voted 4 to 0 to allow elected officials to accept any size gift or honorarium from any source as long as it is not payment for a speech or article "relating to the governmental process."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989 | ANTHONY PERRY
When it comes to perks, it's hard to beat two free tickets to every event at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium: Padres, Chargers, Aztecs, World Series, Super Bowl, motorcycle races, The Who concert, you name it. And not stinko tickets, either. In baseball, right next to team owner Joan Kroc's private box. In football, next to team owner Alex Spanos. With free parking, ushers to keep away the riffraff, and beer and hot dogs within easy reach. Such is the good life enjoyed by 26 public officials since the stadium opened in 1967.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Another day, another Facebook IPO date. The latest rumor in the Facebook-going-public frenzy has the social network giant listing its shares on the Nasdaq on May 17. Previous chatter had the company going public during the third week in May, so -- gasp -- the latest prediction is basically just a (narrower) confirmation of that time frame. TechCrunch, citing "multiple sources close to the company," said May 17 was the most likely date , provided that the Securities and Exchange Commission "agrees that all the reams of paperwork" are in order.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who returned thousands of dollars in questionable contributions from Florida donors during the mayoral campaign, has sent back 75 other donations totaling about $45,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2005 | Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer
Got smog? California's San Joaquin Valley for some time has had the dirtiest air in the country. Monday, officials said gases from ruminating dairy cows, not exhaust from cars, are the region's biggest single source of a chief smog-forming pollutant. Every year, the average dairy cow produces 19.3 pounds of gases, called volatile organic compounds, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District said. Those gases react with other pollutants to form ground-level ozone, or smog. With 2.
OPINION
February 17, 2005
Re "Meeting Delay for Hahn Task Force Stirs Concern," Feb. 10: Once again The Times has missed the point in claiming that the ports are the largest source of air pollution in the region. If only it were that simple. The reality is the ports are made up of thousands of enterprises and operations that carry goods into and out of the ports. There are thousands of ship visits, truck trips and rail moves every year. There are thousands of pieces of equipment -- from tugboats to forklifts -- that provide the cargo-handling needs and support the movement of goods into the region.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2002 | STANLEY ALLISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is a growing consensus among Orange County sanitation officials and scientists that the 1999 beach closures in Huntington Beach may have been caused not by a single source of pollution but by several factors occurring at one time. The district this week released an exhaustive, $5-million study that did not find a definitive source for the high bacteria levels at the beach.
REAL ESTATE
May 13, 2001 | KENNETH R. HARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The country's largest source of home mortgage money, Fannie Mae, quietly is working on a policy change that national credit industry leaders call dangerous and potentially harmful to borrowers and taxpayers alike. Though the giant, congressionally chartered company has not made a formal announcement, it plans to allow certain mortgage lenders to dramatically cut back on the amount of credit information they order on home loan applicants.
NEWS
May 5, 1996 | RICHARD LORANT, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The plain-looking package addressed to scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology arrives every few months. Inside, there is a vial containing a sample for MIT's powerful electron microscope. A deadly virus? A bioengineered wonder drug? Actually, it's a smidgeon of soot.
NEWS
March 13, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
Somebody must think the way to a governor's heart is through his … dog? Sutter Brown, California's first canine, got unspecified gifts from Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, and I'd love to know what they were - haggis jerky? Smoked salmon treats? Sutter's “dad,” Gov. Jerry Brown, got a bottle of whiskey from Salmond as well. Considering that Jerry Brown 1) is Irish - it was the Irish poet Yeats he quoted in his state of the state speech in January, not Robert Burns, and 2)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1999
The demand by Fairplex President James Henwood that the county offset any loss of income if gun shows were banned (Aug. 16) is both arrogant and irresponsible. If the county and Fairplex cannot eliminate the sale of illegal weapons at the shows, the only responsible course for government is to shut them down. Public safety must override any threat to Fairplex's economic viability. It's incredible that Fairplex management would allow 30% of its net income to come from a single source, particularly one which has questionable public benefits.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1999 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dell Computer, aiming for a bigger share of the consumer market, will announce today that it is bundling a year of Dell-branded Internet access with some desktop and notebook computers. The long-expected offer comes after Dell, the largest direct seller of computers, partnered with MCI Worldcom's UUNet Internet service provider. UUNet has been used by competitor Gateway Inc. since February. Dell, like Gateway, will offer the service for $129 a year after the first 12 months.
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