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July 12, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Newport Beach pilot Doug Stavoe decided to take up skywriting a couple of years back, he thought he'd start with something simple: a "Hi" for anyone who might be looking up from the beach on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. But when Stavoe circled under the message to check out his handiwork, he realized that confused ground-level viewers saw something that looked more like "H!" Stavoe had learned his first lesson in the arcane art of skywriting, a quick primer in spatial relationships.
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January 10, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
S ome celebs use Twitter to announce they're quitting, well, Twitter. Shia LaBeouf on the other hand, just used it to say he's quitting all public life. "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life," he wrote, following up with, "My love goes out to those who have supported me" and a tweet that was simply a hashtag: "#stopcreating. " LaBeouf has recently faced criticism over his short film "HowardCantour.com," which, as Buzzfeed reported, he lifted liberally, without attribution, from "Justin M. Damiano," a 2007 comic written and drawn by artist Daniel Clowes.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
S ome celebs use Twitter to announce they're quitting, well, Twitter. Shia LaBeouf on the other hand, just used it to say he's quitting all public life. "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life," he wrote, following up with, "My love goes out to those who have supported me" and a tweet that was simply a hashtag: "#stopcreating. " LaBeouf has recently faced criticism over his short film "HowardCantour.com," which, as Buzzfeed reported, he lifted liberally, without attribution, from "Justin M. Damiano," a 2007 comic written and drawn by artist Daniel Clowes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2011 | By Rick Rojas and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Taggers have left their mark all over Los Angeles. On buildings and bridges. Trees and cars. And even tombstones. But on Monday, Angelenos saw graffiti in a place they've probably never seen it before: the sky. Saber, a Los Angeles native and professional graffiti artist, hired five skywriters for an unlikely art installation and protest in the crisp, cloudless sky above downtown around noon Monday. The skywriting didn't have the artistic flourishes of high-style street art, but the white lettering hammered home a point.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doug Stavoe goes to the beach every weekend, but he doesn't have much of a tan. The 33-year-old Detroit native rarely misses a Dodgers or Angels game and he's been to every World Cup match at the Rose Bowl--though he's not a die-hard sports fan. He visits Disneyland dozens of times a year and never pays admission.
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December 14, 2003 | Charles Tomlinson
for Richard Verrall The even numbers, as beautiful as vowels Emerging from the consonantal clasp Of sounds that contain and yet unbind The o, the hidden aria, the bud Unsheathing itself to flower on ear, on air -- What would they do without the impaired, the odd That show them for what they are?
BUSINESS
April 8, 2009 | Alana Semuels
On opening day at Anaheim's Angel Stadium, as baseball players stretched their hamstrings on the grass, an unassuming "A" with a halo took flight from behind the outfield wall. A few Angels pointed at the team's logo as it drifted higher. The ushers watched with arms folded. A few seconds later, up floated another. Behind the outfield wall, Roy Batson stood chuckling Monday as the machines in front of him spit out a new form of advertising: bubble clouds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2011 | By Rick Rojas and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Taggers have left their mark all over Los Angeles. On buildings and bridges. Trees and cars. And even tombstones. But on Monday, Angelenos saw graffiti in a place they've probably never seen it before: the sky. Saber, a Los Angeles native and professional graffiti artist, hired five skywriters for an unlikely art installation and protest in the crisp, cloudless sky above downtown around noon Monday. The skywriting didn't have the artistic flourishes of high-style street art, but the white lettering hammered home a point.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Yoko Ono showed up in Ketchum, Ida., this week to open an exhibit of art works by her late husband, John Lennon. Ono, who also displayed copies of Lennon's book "Skywriting by Word of Mouth," said Lennon's death may be the only way the world would appreciate his work as an artist. "Strangely enough his fame in the music field was a hindrance to his working in the art world, in the sense that they didn't take him seriously," Ono said.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2009 | Alana Semuels
On opening day at Anaheim's Angel Stadium, as baseball players stretched their hamstrings on the grass, an unassuming "A" with a halo took flight from behind the outfield wall. A few Angels pointed at the team's logo as it drifted higher. The ushers watched with arms folded. A few seconds later, up floated another. Behind the outfield wall, Roy Batson stood chuckling Monday as the machines in front of him spit out a new form of advertising: bubble clouds.
BOOKS
December 14, 2003 | Charles Tomlinson
for Richard Verrall The even numbers, as beautiful as vowels Emerging from the consonantal clasp Of sounds that contain and yet unbind The o, the hidden aria, the bud Unsheathing itself to flower on ear, on air -- What would they do without the impaired, the odd That show them for what they are?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doug Stavoe goes to the beach every weekend, but he doesn't have much of a tan. The 33-year-old Detroit native rarely misses a Dodgers or Angels game and he's been to every World Cup match at the Rose Bowl--though he's not a die-hard sports fan. He visits Disneyland dozens of times a year and never pays admission.
NEWS
July 12, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Newport Beach pilot Doug Stavoe decided to take up skywriting a couple of years back, he thought he'd start with something simple: a "Hi" for anyone who might be looking up from the beach on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. But when Stavoe circled under the message to check out his handiwork, he realized that confused ground-level viewers saw something that looked more like "H!" Stavoe had learned his first lesson in the arcane art of skywriting, a quick primer in spatial relationships.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
This post has been corrected; please see note below Should you happen to glance upward at the puffy, SoCal clouds Saturday afternoon, only to spot a seemingly wayward skywriting plane spelling out the message “How Do I Land?” do not panic. It's the latest public prank from comedian Kurt Braunohler. Braunohler raised $4,000 on Kickstarter to carry out what he's calling the “Cloud Project.” He's hired a professional pilot to write his joke in the sky above downtown L.A. It's an attempt to insert a bit of absurd humor into people's everyday lives, he says.  FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview Donors to the Kickstarter campaign got to vote on the final punch line that the plane will spell out. Other 10-15 character candidates included “OMG I'm flying!
NEWS
January 6, 1988
Errors by air traffic controllers were to blame for the collision last May 1 of a skywriting plane and another small aircraft near Orlando, Fla., in which all four people aboard the two planes were killed, a federal investigation concluded. The National Transportation Safety Board in its report on the accident said that the collision occurred as a result of a mix-up when one of the aircraft was being handed off from one controller to another.
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