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October 16, 1986 | DAVID NELSON
Leave it to Dorene Whitney to turn the opening night of "Tosca" into a 1986 version of "The Pajama Game." It isn't that Whitney intended the Saturday gala that opened the San Diego Opera's current season to become a rather glamorous slumber party, but she did specifically instruct her 330 guests to bring along their jammies and toothbrushes. The result was a party (a party, to be sure!) that continued through the night on the august premises of the Westgate Hotel.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND - Police released a sketch Wednesday of a young man suspected of killing an 8-year-old girl earlier this summer while she was at a slumber party at a friend's home. The slaying of Alaysha Carradine shocked the conscience of a community otherwise numbed by a steep homicide rate. The suspect is described as a 17- to 24-year-old black male, 5-feet-7, 160 pounds with a thin, dark mustache. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and blue jeans. The investigation is ongoing, said Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johnna Watson.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1993
After 12 years of slumber, at last a full-time President. LEN ZIRALDO West Hills
SPORTS
April 8, 2013 | Kevin Baxter
With the Dodgers' offense stuck in neutral through the first five games of the season, Manager Don Mattingly thought his team could use a little pick-me-up Sunday. So he held four regulars out of the starting lineup, replacing them with four guys who had combined for one hit this year. So guess what happened next. The Dodgers collected season highs for runs and hits in a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in front of a sun-splashed sellout crowd of 52,053 at Dodger Stadium. "You ask for energy from those guys," Mattingly said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2002
Just in time for all those teenage summer slumber parties, "The Mothman Prophecies" arrives in video stores today ready to creep them out. The PG-13 thriller stars Richard Gere as a big-city newspaper reporter investigating strange doings in a small town.
NEWS
July 19, 1987
As I lay in bed, body tense in anticipation of the next bang, I was stricken by the audacity of our City Council. How dare they wake up the elderly and infirm of our city--not to mention the sleepy--at 5 a.m. July 4 to satisfy the needs of a few thousand pyromaniacs and all-night revelers from out of town. Their supposedly quiet fireworks had babies screaming to our boundaries north and east. If slumber is disturbed by the discordant sounds of construction on any Saturday before 9 a.m., the police will come to the rescue.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2007
HOW ironic! The Los Angeles Times deems it newsworthy to feature an article about "Background Briefing's" Ian Masters ["A Quarter-Century of Level-Headed Talk," May 13]. Since the war's inception, Masters has been one of the few lone journalists, in this dearth of factual news reporting, willing to address the real causes which led this country into war. After an intentional deep slumber of five years, the American media is finally waking up to examine its active role behind the spin of the Iraq war. Instead of watching the Sunday political news talk programs, which merely spin the current administration's propaganda, I look forward to Sunday mornings for two hours of investigative, intelligent, stimulating, in-depth interviews that Masters brings to the table.
HEALTH
May 30, 2005 | Emily Singer, Special to The Times
Could an advanced degree help you sleep soundly through the night? The answer depends on your gender. A better education helps women sleep well, but worsens sleep in men, a new study suggests. "For women, higher education may mean more resources, such as better support for child care and elderly care," says Ying-Yeh Chen, a social epidemiologist at the Taipei City Psychiatric Centre in Taiwan, who led the research.
SPORTS
August 15, 1987
Congratulations, NBC, for your selection of last Saturday's game of the week. What excitement. The Dodgers and Braves, both 12 games below .500, are in a heated battle with the Padres for the cellar. Thanks for the afternoon nap, I need it. BRENDAN T. ASHLEY Long Beach
HEALTH
March 12, 2007 | From Times wire reports
Just as the smell of watermelon might trigger a recollection of a childhood picnic, the release of odors during deep sleep can help people form new memories, a new study found. Students who received bursts of rose-scented air while they played a memory game and then received similar bursts of smell during deep sleep outperformed others by 15% when they replicated the exercise the following day, according to a study published last week in the journal Science.
NATIONAL
February 22, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
Ben Kilham likes bears, and thank goodness. Last year New Hampshire's volunteer state bear rehabilitator got a surprise: 28 orphan cubs. Most years he takes in three or four motherless cubs, said Kilham, who has rehabilitated the animals for 20 years. Before this large bunch -- he started with 28, but released one with a radio collar before winter -- the most he'd ever had in one year was nine. “It was a lot of extra work,” Kilham said through a laugh. “The analogy could be kids at a slumber party.
HEALTH
January 5, 2013
Exhausted enough to seek outside help? Los Angeles-based Sleepy Planet founders and authors of bestselling "The Sleepeasy Solution," Jill Spivack and Jennifer Waldburger offer classes at the Pump Station in Santa Monica, a shop and resource center. "We call it sleep nutrition for kids. It's almost as important as the food they're eating," says Waldburger. These workshops, limited to 15 people, provide parents with alternatives to "crying it out" and offer personalized approaches to a child's sleep plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2011 | Steve Lopez
Last week, on a sun-splashed day at the center of the revolution, I heard a speaker suggest that occupiers begin growing their own food. Another speaker, who once lived in a tree for 71 days to save it from a developer's bulldozer, called for solidarity. I'm going to go out on a limb myself and predict that the several hundred folks camped out at Los Angeles City Hall aren't going anywhere soon, even as weary city officials and police strategize on how to roll up the welcome mat without using riot gear and tear gas, as cops in Oakland did. Regardless of whether a sister occupation in Van Nuys gathers much support, the City Hall campers are likely to remain firmly rooted.
SPORTS
August 26, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
All signs say that the Angels are toast. Sweep out the stadium and turn off the lights. People with tickets for upcoming games should bring beach balls and start the wave, because that's about the most fun they'll have at the Big A the rest of the way. These aren't baseball games. They are parades of men in red uniforms, walking to the plate and, a minute or so later, walking back. Our headline writers captured it perfectly this week: "Angels Bats Rest Again. " And: "Hits Keep On Not Coming.
NATIONAL
February 7, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas
A prolonged blizzard covered Washington, D.C., and the mid-Atlantic states in a smothering canvas of snow Saturday, grounding planes and triggering widespread power outages as people across the region turned to skis and sleds to traverse icy roads. The storm proved a major disruption, with above-ground subways and buses in the Washington area shutting down and stores closing en masse in the face of a storm destined to go down as one of the major snowfalls in the area's history. As of late afternoon, a total of 32.4 inches was recorded at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, according to the National Weather Service.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2009 | By Ramie Becker
Whether it's a holiday staycation or a busy attempt at entertaining family, the long Thanksgiving weekend is no time to hole up at home. After the tryptophan wears off, the city offers plenty of chances to catch a concert, sip a sophisticated cocktail or slam-dance next to a speaker. Here's a smattering of weekend happenings to get you -- and your houseguests -- out of the house and on the town. Friday Miss Kitty's White Trash Ball @ Dragonfly: The day after Thanksgiving, the "filthy family" from Miss Kitty's monthly soirees will be outdoing themselves once again with the White Trash Ball, a gay-friendly, trailer-park-themed fete, complete with live performances, "truck stop games" and two areas of music -- one devoted entirely to hair metal.
SPORTS
November 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
Coach Mike Martz's gamble and Marshall Faulk's gallop gave the struggling St. Louis Rams the boost they needed. Trailing the Chicago Bears, 14-3, in the third quarter Sunday, Martz signaled his offense to go for it on fourth and one from the Ram 40-yard line. And Faulk made the decision click. He broke off a 52-yard run that set up a touchdown -- getting the Rams back in the game -- and they rallied to beat the Bears, 23-21, on Jeff Wilkins' 31-yard field goal with 38 seconds left.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1996 | JAMES RICCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The little vineyard looks like a place where a thousand starvelings have been crucified. In the late-November dusk, as storm clouds form a phantom mountain range above the adjacent hills, the young cabernet sauvignon vines seem dead. Their withered, brown arms are flung out along trellises and tied down with thin strips of green plastic. They vibrate in the hard wind. But they're not dead, just sleeping--exhausted, as might be expected of 3-year-olds who have had to work all summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2009 | Margaret Wappler; Greg Kot; Mikael Wood
Jordin Sparks "Battlefield" 19 Recordings/Jive Records . 1/2 Demi Lovato "Here We Go Again" Hollywood Records . "American Idol" and Disney are the two strongest pop machines in music today. This week, two of their most promising talents released sophomore albums: "Camp Rock" star Demi Lovato follows up last year's "Don't Forget" with the brassy "Here We Go Again," and 2007 "Idol" winner Jordin Sparks stakes her claim with "Battlefield." So, which one will become the summer jam record, perfect for blasting at slumber parties and Forever 21 sales?
SPORTS
November 9, 2008 | SAM FARMER, Farmer is a Times staff writer
Ron Rivera never needed an alarm clock. His Army officer dad took care of that each dawn, loudly rapping on the bedroom doors of his four groggy sons. No matter where they were living -- Ft. Ord, Ft. Lewis, Ft. Meade, Ft. Gulick -- the daily routine never changed. "There was no sleeping in, not on Saturdays, either," said Rivera, defensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers. "It's funny, living on an Army base, how many lawn mowers start at 6:30 in the morning."
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