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ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Joe Flint
The broadcasting industry's top lobbyist said the Federal Communications Commission needs to work closer with the industry rather than trying to undermine it through regulatory measures that favor would-be competitors. "Over the past five years, there has been an increasingly singular focus by the federal government on broadband," said National Assn. of Broadcasters President and Chief Executive Gordon Smith in a Monday speech at the association's annual convention in Las Vegas.
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NEWS
April 5, 2014 | By Kari Howard
Two of this week's Great Reads were about music, which in my book means it was a good week for the Great Reads. (Hmm, maybe I can organize a musical theme for the entire week sometime...) But the two genres of music were so far apart, it was like they were from different planets. One was about L.A.'s accordion culture, a world of polka throwdowns and Weird Al Yankovic and twentysomethings with pixie haircuts. The other was about Brazil's “ostentation funk,” a dance music born in the hard-luck favelas that's full of economic braggadocio and beats so heavy they'd shake your house like an earthquake if a car drove by blasting them from the stereo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2014
Arthur Smith, 93, a bluegrass musician who wrote and recorded the sizzling instrumentals "Guitar Boogie" and "Feuding Banjos," died Thursday at his home in Charlotte, N.C., his family announced. No cause was given. "Guitar Boogie," recorded with the Rambler Trio and showcasing Smith on guitar, helped inspire a country boogie trend when it was released in 1945. Three years later, after the MGM record label reissued it, the song rose to No. 8 on Billboard magazine's country popularity chart.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
For more than a half century, few in this town have loved and lived the Lakers like Joe Smith. The former record mogul has four season seats on the baseline next to the Lakers bench. He has held those seats since the team arrived in Los Angeles. He has become as much of a fixture under the basket as the ballboys and Laker girls. No single ticket holder has endured longer, and certainly no single fan has invested more. For 54 years, Joe Smith has loved the Lakers graciously, gratefully and unconditionally.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014 | By Susan King
Kurtwood Smith turned the image of the sitcom dad on its ear in the raucous Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" as Red Forman, the tough-nosed war vet father of Eric (Topher Grace). Red was the antithesis of such sweater-clad warm-and-fuzzy TV dads as Ozzie Nelson on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" and Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Show. " In fact, Red was more Tasmanian devil than teddy bear. He loved his power tools, drinking beer, hunting and fishing. Red was known for his pungent put-downs of his son: "What are you going to put on your resume?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Phillip K. Smith III's art installation “Lucid Stead” lighted up the Joshua Tree desert for two weekends in October. The wooden shack, tricked out with mirrored slats and multicolored LEDs, stood alone in a dusty clearing where about 400 people trekked to ogle it. The shimmering shack lived far longer online, however, where it became an Internet sensation. A video of it garnered more than 300,000 views on lucidstead.com. Now Smith has been commissioned to produce an even more elaborate light installation at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 In a Baseline League opener on Thursday, Josh Smith of Etiwanda answered the call, throwing a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts in a 3-0 victory over Rancho Cucamonga. Los Osos defeated Alta Loma, 2-1. Cypress improved to 7-1 with a 5-3 victory over La Palma Kennedy. In the Western League, All-City catcher Dalton Blumenfeld hit his third home run of the season in Hamilton's 12-1 win over LACES. Peter Rolon also homered and Ethan Lazar added a three-run blast. In the Valley Mission League, Gilbert Hernandez threw a complete game, striking out seven, in Granada Hills Kennedy's 4-2 win over San Fernando.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ron Smith, a rare campaign strategist who worked both sides of the partisan aisle, managing races for some of California's most prominent politicians in a decades-long career, has died. He was 71 and suffered a blood infection. Smith, who was openly gay long before it was widely accepted, promoted candidates who shared his philosophy of fiscal conservatism and broad-mindedness on social issues. Most were Republicans, including several from Silicon Valley, among them former Reps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Ron Smith, a rare campaign strategist who worked both sides of the partisan aisle, managing races for some of California's most prominent politicians in a decades-long career, died Tuesday at a hospital in San Francisco. He was 71 and had a blood infection. Smith, who was openly gay long before it was widely accepted, promoted candidates who shared his philosophy of fiscal conservatism and broad-mindedness on social issues. Most were Republicans, including several from Silicon Valley, among them former Reps.
NEWS
February 26, 2014
Emily Smith is the Senior Vice President, Digital, for the Los Angeles Times. She is the chief architect of the company's digital strategy, managing product development, revenue development, and audience acquisition. She spearheads media partnerships with content companies, social networks and academia, and fosters a company culture of experimentation and innovation.  Emily has 20 years of experience in digital publishing and has been an impactful change agent for both The Times and The Walt Disney Company, where she was vice president of the Women and Family Online business.
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