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June 23, 1992
Potato, Potato-e. Who cares as long as we balance the budget. Right, Governor-e? SOPHIE BINGHAM, Laguna Hills
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SPORTS
June 20, 2013 | By Chris Foster
The Clippers are trying to work a trade to land Boston Celtics ' Coach Doc Rivers. It's unusual, but it rates a distance second with other franchises. Trading for a coach? Sure, hardly a run-of-the mill deal. But how about swapping owners? The Celtics and Clippers pulled that off in 1978. John Y. Brown, owner of the financially strapped Buffalo Braves, worked a deal with Celtics owner Iran Irvin to swap teams. Brown wanted out of Buffalo -- who wouldn't? -- and Levin, a California businessman, wanted to own a team in his state.
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TRAVEL
August 15, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Suddenly, those towels and robes and magazines and pens and stationery and slippers you swiped from the Paris Hilton don't seem like such a big deal, do they? Not when you consider Saturday night, when one or more thieves engineered an art theft at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey Hotel. While security staffers and a curator were looking elsewhere, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said, somebody swiped a 6-by-11-inch Rembrandt pen-and-ink drawing worth an estimated $250,000.
TRAVEL
August 15, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Suddenly, those towels and robes and magazines and pens and stationery and slippers you swiped from the Paris Hilton don't seem like such a big deal, do they? Not when you consider Saturday night, when one or more thieves engineered an art theft at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey Hotel. While security staffers and a curator were looking elsewhere, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said, somebody swiped a 6-by-11-inch Rembrandt pen-and-ink drawing worth an estimated $250,000.
SPORTS
June 20, 2013 | By Chris Foster
The Clippers are trying to work a trade to land Boston Celtics ' Coach Doc Rivers. It's unusual, but it rates a distance second with other franchises. Trading for a coach? Sure, hardly a run-of-the mill deal. But how about swapping owners? The Celtics and Clippers pulled that off in 1978. John Y. Brown, owner of the financially strapped Buffalo Braves, worked a deal with Celtics owner Iran Irvin to swap teams. Brown wanted out of Buffalo -- who wouldn't? -- and Levin, a California businessman, wanted to own a team in his state.
SPORTS
September 11, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
Of all the bumps, lumps and bruises administered during Saturday's action-packed hours of chills, thrills and spills, the school that got stopped, dropped and rolled was the team that didn't play. Boise State, as couch potatoes, got mashed. There were several games worth noting, namely Ohio State holding off Miami in Columbus, Alabama brushing off Penn State, Michigan holding off a coaching dismissal with a win at Notre Dame and Oklahoma holding off a laugh at home against Florida State.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | DAVID LAMB, Times Staff Writer
Wedged between six states, in a region so remote settlers once viewed it as more of an obstacle than a destination, is the last frontier of the America that was. The place is called Idaho, and although everyone has heard of its potatoes, there seems to be some national confusion over whether Idaho really exists, and if it does, whether it's east or west of the Mississippi. "Very few Americans seem to know what we are or even where we are," says the governor, Cecil D. Andrus.
HOME & GARDEN
October 18, 1997 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thursday is shopping day for Eve Domingo. She'll head to the supermarket for milk, detergent and other essentials, but she'll stroll through the streets of Tustin's Old Town to find the best produce. Turn down several avenues in this historic neighborhood, and you'll run into a makeshift fruit or vegetable stand. Homeowners with a yen for gardening have turned bumper crops into ventures that are part smaller-than-small businesses and part communal free-for-all.
NEWS
February 3, 1992 | ANN CONWAY
Bette Midler loves them. Henry Kissinger knows them. And just about every time Susie and Danny Hernandez visit Patina restaurant in Los Angeles, they order chef/owner Joaquim Splichal's Santa Barbara shrimp appetizer. So, of course the Hernandezes will have the item on the menu when they toss a $20,000 supper for 50 guests on Valentine's Day to benefit the Newport Harbor Art Museum.
NEWS
July 27, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm covers pop music for The Times Orange County Edition.
Jaime Munoz is no Bill Graham. The 26-year-old concert promoter from Fountain Valley doesn't have a Type A personality or an extrovert's craving for the spotlight. He doesn't dream of hobnobbing with, and profiting from, today's big stars on the alternative rock scene. He admits that he is uncomfortable even talking deals with the booking agents who typically represent those bands. "I hate doing all the PR work," Munoz said. "It's that schmooze thing I just don't like. That's just not me."
SPORTS
September 11, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
Of all the bumps, lumps and bruises administered during Saturday's action-packed hours of chills, thrills and spills, the school that got stopped, dropped and rolled was the team that didn't play. Boise State, as couch potatoes, got mashed. There were several games worth noting, namely Ohio State holding off Miami in Columbus, Alabama brushing off Penn State, Michigan holding off a coaching dismissal with a win at Notre Dame and Oklahoma holding off a laugh at home against Florida State.
FOOD
April 14, 2010
  Wrinkly potatoes (papas arrugadas) Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Use small (1 1/2 to 2 inch), waxy potatoes. Wash the potatoes but do not peel them. 1 1/2 pounds small potatoes 1 tablespoon coarse salt 2 cups water 1. Place the potatoes in a wide pan with the salt and water. Bring to a boil and cook on a high heat until all the water has evaporated, about 20 minutes. The potatoes should be tender, coated with white salt and their skins slightly wrinkled.
NATIONAL
August 13, 2008 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
Aplatoon of double-crested cormorants took flight from the eastern shore of the Columbia River, skimming the sun-sparkled surface as two slender white egrets stood in the nearby shallows, hunting small fish hiding in the reeds. Twenty kayakers, mostly tourists from the Pacific Northwest, paddled along, letting the steady current do most of the work. They coasted past mule deer grazing on the shore, coyotes stalking the sandy beaches and cliff swallows buzzing the nearby white bluffs.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2007 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't the home run launch of Pixar's biggest successes, but "Ratatouille" left Walt Disney Co.'s Pixar Animation Studios with an enviable Hollywood streak: eight movies, eight hits. The G-rated tale of a young rat who dreams of becoming one of France's finest chefs took in $47.2 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to easily rank No. 1 for the weekend, according to Sunday's studio estimates.
MAGAZINE
November 6, 2005 | Kent Black
Alex Weiser is a modern potato farmer. He doesn't just hoe the rows on the 80 acres that Weiser Family Farms owns on a hillside above Tehachapi. He multitasks. While stooping to examine some Russian Banana fingerling potatoes and Rose Finns that his foreman has dug up, he takes calls from buyers and purveyors via his wireless Bluetooth and chats with visitors about the potatoes planted on the farm. "We do about 10 varieties.
SPORTS
November 26, 2004 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
It would be accurate to say the arc of Boise State's undefeated season has not matched, say, that of Auburn's. No one around the state house here has bellowed "any team that emerges from the Western Athletic Conference unscathed deserves a shot at the national title!" The Boise State coach -- quick, do you know his name? -- has not campaigned for his team, called the BCS a "failure" or tried to woo Associated Press poll voters.
FOOD
December 26, 1996 | DONNA DEANE, TIMES TEST KITCHEN DIRECTOR
With champagne on New Year's Eve, caviar is always welcome. And it contains almost no fat (an ounce, if you can afford it, contains only 5 grams). In these finger-food appetizers, caviar tops small potatoes that have been baked with garlic and horseradish and glazed with sour cream. When picking out the potatoes for this nonfat dish, keep in mind that the appetizers should be small--only one or two bites. Be sure to buy small potatoes.
NATIONAL
December 21, 2003 | Lianne Hart, Times Staff Writer
Joanne Webb, suburban mother and part-time saleswoman, never imagined herself crusading for the right to market sex toys. But lately she's done little else, extolling the virtues of erotica to reporters across the country, while her lawyer defends her on charges of promoting an obscene device, her hometown detractors sigh in disapproval and her teenage children wish the whole mess would go away.
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