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November 2, 2000
Re "Judges Reject Appeal in 'Sleeping Attorney' Case," Oct. 28: The recent ruling by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the inherent unfairness of the death penalty apparatus in this country. Only indigent defendants are in danger of being subjected to dozing, disinterested trial counsel; those with access to money can purchase the wakefulness of their attorneys. JERRY WEIL Seal Beach A modest proposal regarding sleeping attorneys: Now that capital trials may proceed even when lawyers are asleep, we could do a lot more trials at night and reduce the backlog.
April 25, 2014 | Mary MacVean
Workouts don't always have to be sweaty, and my mind and spirit needed some attention after a recent long week. We can all meditate or downward our dogs at home, but sometimes it helps to have a little guidance. Reset: 8254 Melrose Ave., Aura: Seems like miles from the hullabaloo just outside; dimmed lights, electric candles and cushiony mats. Effort: Laid-back, for sure. But there's no payoff if you just drop off and don't try to follow the teacher.
September 29, 2006
Re "Data on Homes Cause Jitters," Sept. 26 I hope most of the 30% of adults in America who rent and missed out on the recent real estate run-up will appreciate sleeping well and having an absence of stress over the next few years as the housing market takes its toll. RICH LOCASSO Huntington Beach
April 22, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
African American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their health risks, researchers reported Monday. Anyone who's ever lived with a teenager knows they often don't get the eight to nine hours of sleep the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. Researchers writing in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics looked at one group of young people - those in a lower socioeconomic community.
September 25, 2006
Re: "Sleep, Baby. But ... Where?" [Sept. 18]: You forgot one very important tip for your readers. The infant should be up next to your head where there is no way you could roll over on him. Use a small, firm pillow (firm foam is great) for yourself only on your side of the bed. You can slide baby down to nurse and then stay awake enough to slide him back up afterward. The photo in your article shows baby next to the woman's torso, which is not smart. There are covers over him and a soft pillow not far from his head.
September 23, 1989 | From United Press International
The world's most-prescribed sleeping pill can cause temporary memory loss but, because there is no evidence that it endangers public health, it should not be banned, a federal advisory panel said Friday. The Food and Drug Administration's advisory committee unanimously recommended that the agency change the label on Upjohn Co.'s sleeping pill--called Halcion--to warn doctors that the drug may be more likely to cause amnesia than similar medications.
April 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Los Angeles police are trying to find an ambulance driver who ran over and killed a man who was sleeping in a driveway. Police asked for the public's help Wednesday to track down the driver involved in the March 26 incident. A witness told police that 45-year-old David Ronald Bork was sleeping in the rear driveway of a business when a private ambulance struck him. Bork died at the scene of extensive head trauma. Police say there might have been a passenger in the ambulance.
October 18, 1986 | United Press International
Twenty-four police officers on the night shift in the Bronx were transferred or retired for routinely sleeping on duty, officials said Friday, but they denied reports that some were caught in their pajamas. The 24 Bronx Central Booking officers--including an inspector, two captains, a lieutenant and eight sergeants--assigned to the midnight-to-8 a.m. shift were caught napping, Chief Daniel Sullivan said.
May 13, 1989 | TOM PETTEPIECE, Tom Pettepiece writes from Idyllwild, where he is co-editing an anthology of Soviet and American children's stories.
It happened almost without my knowing. I have more than 10 years of higher education, once owned a two-story, four-bedroom house with a three-car garage, have traveled around the world, am over 40 with two teen-age children, and I was virtually homeless. As I settled in to spend the night in my truck, I was hurt, angry and perplexed. No one ever thinks this can happen to him. A writer and consultant by profession, without recent work, I had gambled on a commission job to pay some bills.
August 3, 2009 | Karen Kaplan
If you find yourself fighting the urge to catch 40 winks in the middle of the day, maybe it's time to start snoozing and stop worrying about what your boss will think. You might be surprised by how many of your co-workers will join you. Thirty-four percent of Americans take a nap on a typical day, according to the latest Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends survey. For men older than 50, the prevalence of napping rises to 41%.
April 7, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- The engineer of a train that derailed after speeding into a tight curve, killing four passengers, suffered from a "severe" sleep disorder, investigators said Monday in a report after the train operator's admission that he "zoned out" shortly before the wreck.  A report from the National Transportation Safety Board included a detailed account of engineer William Rockefeller's medical reports, and the transcript of an interview investigators...
April 4, 2014 | By Marc Stirdivant
Buellton, 25 miles north of Santa Barbara, has been known for just one thing: split pea soup. For years, Buellton was that midday rest stop on the way to points north where you lunched at Pea Soup Andersen's. No longer in the shadow of trendier neighbors Solvang and Los Olivos, Buellton has taken on a life of its own. It's a fun place to stay, explore, eat and drink - and I'm not just referring to wine. The bed Buellton has at least one remarkable place to spend the night, the Flying Flags RV park (180 Avenue of Flags; [805]
April 3, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"10 Rules for Sleeping Around" is a dreadful sex farce with barely an authentic emotion, credible character or plausible plot point in its midst. This retrograde jumble from writer-director Leslie Greif is said to be inspired by the 1969 Ray Cooney-John Chapman play "Move Over, Mrs. Markham. " In updating that oft-performed door-slammer for the sexting era, Greif strains for raunchy hipness but ultimately can't mask the story's dated core. His portrayal of gay men alone is enough to brand this movie a relic.
March 31, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
The commercials are a staple of Southern California culture: Sit 'n Sleep co-owner and co-founder Larry Miller promises to beat his competitors' prices “or your mattress is freeeeeeee!” He goes on camera to squeal the slogan only once every two years or so, most recently at his Culver City company's warehouse in Gardena last week. The 225,000-square-foot facility is a change in scenery for the film crew from Ideaology, the creative force behind the commercials for the past 16 years.
March 28, 2014 | By Jason Wells
The mother of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead by multiple neurologists more than three months ago, insisted Thursday that her daughter was "asleep" and "blossoming into a teenager. " Jahi was declared brain-dead Dec. 12 after complications during surgery three days earlier to remove her tonsils, adenoids and uvula at  Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. At least three neurologists confirmed that Jahi was unable to breathe on her own, had no blood flow to her brain and had no sign of electrical activity in her brain.
March 27, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
The xx hasn't released a new album since "Coexist" in 2012, but the British electro-soul trio is having something of a moment nonetheless. For starters, the group is in New York nearing the end of a run of unique shows at the Park Avenue Armory in which it's playing nightly to audiences of approximately 40 people -- a different vibe, needless to say, than the xx's main-stage performances last year at Coachella. And then there's the new Coldplay single, " Magic ," which has been widely compared to the xx, and for good reason: With its spindly guitar line and gentle machine beat, the song sounds exactly like the xx. INTERACTIVE: Discover songs of L.A. Now the band's resident beatmeister, Jamie xx, has added to the proceedings with a solo tune posted online early Thursday.
March 8, 2008 | Erika Schickel, Special to The Times
There's something about reading nearly 500 pages of sexual fantasy that throws the doors of perception a bit off their hinges. Just knowing that 90% of humanity is out there running some kind of porn film in their heads, makes the lunch crowd at, say, a Fuddrucker's more interesting to observe. Does that waitress serving chili fries dream of being wrapped in cellophane and spanked? Does the busboy want to be licked by Keanu Reeves? Does that businessman chipmunking on his Blackberry dream of being cavity searched by terrorists?
Homeless activists Thursday protested a new city law that prohibits sleeping in many public areas, the latest in a series of disputes between city officials and homeless activists that date from the mid-1980s. The law, which went into effect Thursday, discriminates against the homeless, activists said. Other cities have similar laws and Santa Barbara has again been unfairly singled out for criticism, city officials said.
March 8, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SANTA ROSA, Calif. - As a cold rain pelted the parking lot, the gates opened and the cars began to roll through. In an aging Nissan was a 74-year-old longtime farmworker whose landlady had booted him to raise the rent. A 65-year-old disabled woman pulled her Ford Fusion up to the small trailer, where she could at last plug in her sleep apnea machine. Then there was Patsy Perez, 55, who had learned about the fledgling "Safe Parking" program at the county fairgrounds lot after pleading to spend the night in her Volvo outside a downtown shelter.
March 7, 2014 | By Karen Ravn
March 14 has been declared World Sleep Day , a time to recognize and celebrate the value of sleep. Many sleep experts hope it will be a wake-up call. According to a 2013 poll by the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 4 in 5 Americans don't get as much sleep as they should during the workweek. On average, adults are thought to need at least eight hours of sleep a night, although some can get by with less and some won't do well without more. But the survey found that, on workdays, only 21% of Americans actually get a full eight hours of sleep, and another 21% get less than six. To many of us, the thought of spending more time sleeping is, well, a big yawn.
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