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October 14, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Mysterious British street artist Banksy, infiltrating New York with "Better Out Than In," on Friday introduced "Sirens of the Lambs. " It's art in motion. A slaughterhouse delivery truck is filled with plush animal toys, squeaking through the slatted boards of the truck.  This display on wheels will be "touring the meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks," according to the Banksy website . The "Sirens" video was pushing toward 3-million views on YouTube as of Monday morning.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Alicia Banks, Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
Officials said two fire trucks had their lights and sirens running when they collided Wednesday afternoon in Monterey Park, sending one careening into a restaurant.  Monterey  Park Fire Chief Jim  Birrell said the trucks -- one from Monterey Park, the other from Alhambra -- were responding to a house fire in south Monterey Park when they crashed at the intersection of Emerson and Garfield avenues about 3:15 p.m. Officials now...
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2012
Sirens of the Silent Screen There were several actresses besides Louise Brooks who defined the Roaring '20s. Clara Bow With her short hair, kewpie doll lips and nonconformist lifestyle, Bow was nicknamed the "It" girl — in fact she also appeared in the hit film "It" as well as the Oscar-winning best film "Wings. " Mae Murray The blond silent screen star who had described herself as the "golden dragonfly," was known for her flamboyant performances on- and off-screen.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2014 | Alan Zarembo
In a windowless cinder-block room at Ft. Hood on Wednesday morning, 11 soldiers closed their eyes and practiced taking deep, slow breaths. The technique is useful for gaining self-control in stressful situations, explained their instructor. In the course of the day, the students would practice escaping a wrestling hold while being taunted by fellow soldiers. They would balance a dime on the end of an M16 rifle. They would watch a clip from the movie "Talladega Nights" in which Will Ferrell tries to get into a car with a cougar in the front seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1989
Since drinking and driving is legal (hot coffee that is!) plus smoking and listening to stereo, sirens are often not heard. Assuming that the driver is still looking at the road he can see red stop lights. How about mandatory, automatic red lights that go on at all nearest intersections when sirens and/or flashing red lights go on--and mandatory use of sirens and/or flashing red lights to prevent more carnage in police chases, which should be outlawed (a very unlikely event).
NEWS
May 8, 1994
Ireally must disagree with Robin Abcarian's casual dismissal of the movie "Sirens" in her article "Nightmare at the Multiplex: Killer Popcorn" (April 27). Despite the fact that I, too, am female and do not have "gravity-defying" breasts, I found the movie to be delightful and informative. The whole point of the movie was Christianity's dismissal of women as spiritual beings, and I found myself moved to tears at the baptismal scene at the end. The movie celebrates nature and women's bodies, which have been linked throughout Christianity as something to be controlled and despised.
MAGAZINE
February 27, 2005
I was very interested in the brave article about taking charge of one's own demise ("Crying and Digging," by Nancy Rommelmann, Feb. 6). I'm a loving mother and grandmother, age 76, with no expectation of "passing on" in the immediate future. But when the time comes I've made arrangements for my family to take my ashes to Capri, Italy. I had wonderful visits there. Close to the rocky beach and rising out of the sea are enormous rock formations called the Faraglioni. Legend says that it's the place where mermaid sirens lured seamen to their doom.
NEWS
March 20, 2003 | John Daniszewski, Times Staff Writer
First came the deep wail of sirens, mournfully breaking the predawn quiet. Then the bright yellow flashes of antiaircraft fire lighting the sky over the Iraqi capital. Then the insistent shudder of concussions, booming like kettle drums. It was about 5:30 a.m. today in Baghdad and war had begun. At about the same time, a larger flash could be seen in the southwest of the city, roughly in the vicinity of Saddam International Airport or the nearby Mansour area. This may have signaled a U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Strive as one might for objectivity, certain shows come equipped with viewer expectations. So when Denis Leary announced that USA would be debuting his comedic accompaniment to "Rescue Me," a natural reaction, at least among Leary fans, would have been "Yay. " Then, when the first episode of "Sirens," which premieres Thursday, turned out to be one long (literally and figuratively) penis joke, an equally natural reaction might have been "Gaack. " Which is no doubt why USA sent three episodes for review.
NEWS
October 19, 2004 | Michael Koehn
This exhaustive collection of maritime facts and fables provides definitive accounts of seaborne tales, from Moses' parting of the Red Sea to the Bermuda Triangle. Peter Jeans explores the gamut of watery legends -- from selkies and sirens to Jonah and Moby Dick. Besides lore, Jeans chronicles notable seagoing feats, such as John Caldwell's 9,000-mile navigation of the Pacific from Panama to Australia in 1945 on a 29-foot yacht.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Strive as one might for objectivity, certain shows come equipped with viewer expectations. So when Denis Leary announced that USA would be debuting his comedic accompaniment to "Rescue Me," a natural reaction, at least among Leary fans, would have been "Yay. " Then, when the first episode of "Sirens," which premieres Thursday, turned out to be one long (literally and figuratively) penis joke, an equally natural reaction might have been "Gaack. " Which is no doubt why USA sent three episodes for review.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. A Palmdale sheriff's deputy who was responding to a call before broadsiding an SUV and killing two passengers did not have sirens or lights on, authorities said Monday. The fatal crash was reported about 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Avenue R and 17th Streeet.  CHP Officer Gil Hernandez said the deputy was responding to a call that did not warrant the use of lights and sirens. He said there are different levels of response for radio calls that law enforcement officers receive.  Authorities said the SUV, a 1994 Ford Explorer, was traveling north on 17th Street and the sheriff's patrol car was heading east on Avenue R when the collision occurred.  “For unknown reasons” the SUV entered the intersection “directly in front of” the patrol car, according to a CHP statement released this weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2013 | By Jason Wells
The San Onofre nuclear plant may be permanently retired, but on Wednesday, the sirens were scheduled to sound as they have every year for an annual test. The test -- a regulatory requirement that hasn't been suspended despite the nuclear plant's shutdown -- will involve 50 sirens and include the cities of Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, as well as other areas of southern Orange County, nearby state parks and the Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, officials announced.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Mysterious British street artist Banksy, infiltrating New York with "Better Out Than In," on Friday introduced "Sirens of the Lambs. " It's art in motion. A slaughterhouse delivery truck is filled with plush animal toys, squeaking through the slatted boards of the truck.  This display on wheels will be "touring the meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks," according to the Banksy website . The "Sirens" video was pushing toward 3-million views on YouTube as of Monday morning.
OPINION
August 29, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The Obama administration is telegraphing that it will likely take military action to punish the Syrian government, which it accuses of using chemical weapons against civilians. But it won't inflict the damage necessary to drive President Bashar Assad from power. That calibrated response has come in for criticism, but it's preferable to the alternatives of either ignoring an atrocity or embarking on what could be a costly intervention in a civil war. There is no guarantee that the sort of operation the administration is contemplating - the launching of cruise missiles from ships or submarines - will deter Assad from resorting to chemical warfare in the future, though proponents of this response obviously hope that proves to be the case.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2013 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Los Angeles State Historic Park HARD Day of the Dead, Nov. 2-3; Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Oct. 17-20 (Fri.) Theatre at Honda Center 93.1 Jack FM presents Blondie and more, Sept. 21 (Fri.) Shrine Expo Hall Afrojack, Oct. 4 (now) Shrine Auditorium Empire of the Sun, Oct. 31 (Fri.) Fox Theatre Pomona Sleeping With Sirens, Nov. 21 (now)
NEWS
May 9, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
The Canoga Park Community Center museum has a relic that it doesn't want. It's a 1950s-style air raid siren--a memento of the days when San Fernando Valley residents received regular Cold War reminders that Soviet bombers or intercontinental ballistic missiles could be on their way at any time. The siren is perched atop a rickety wooden tower above the Owensmouth Avenue building. It is strategically placed so that its mournful wail can alert a nearby neighborhood as well as the Canoga Park business district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2009 | By Robert J. Lopez
Devin Petelski's BMW had just entered a Venice intersection shortly before midnight Oct. 15 when she was broadsided by a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser. She died two days later in a hospital. In the weeks since the collision, friends and relatives of the 25-year-old have accused police officers of causing her death. The officers, who suffered minor injuries, were speeding along Venice Boulevard with their headlights, sirens and flashing lights off, Petelski's friends say. The accident remains under investigation by the LAPD, but city officials say that a preliminary police report indicates that the officers were driving with their headlights on. The circumstances of Petelski's death have generated outrage among some local residents.
NATIONAL
May 30, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Hailey Branson-Potts and Matt Pearce
HOUSTON -- Tornado warning sirens were sounding again in central Oklahoma on Thursday, prompting residents and those aiding recovery efforts from the deadly twister in Moore to seek shelter and hope that this time, they would be spared. A little more than a week after a monster tornado struck the suburb south of Oklahoma City, killing 24 and causing $2 billion in damage, sirens sounded to the north in Guthrie, home to more than 10,000. Officials were also watching a severe thunderstorm approaching the Tulsa area late Thursday.
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May 20, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Jezire Hudson was at work in Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon when the tornado sirens went off, heralding an approaching storm that packed 200-mph winds.  She and her fiance, Brent Akin, work for an oil and gas valve manufacturing company. Akin was in his company truck near the couple's home in Bethany, an Oklahoma City suburb. He called to see whether he should go home and let the dog in, Hudson, 24, told the Los Angeles Times. "Just get back to work safely before it goes through that area," she answered.
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