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June 11, 1989
I will return to the "Opera" every chance I get. My tastes aren't very refined, I guess. Heck, I even subscribe to the L.A. Times. J. JERICO MARSHALL Upland
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SPORTS
August 17, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA has a deeper receiving corps than it has had in more than a decade, and the competition for spots should reach a frenzy this week. Eric Yarber, who coaches the position, said he will rotate four outside and inside receivers during games. All Yarber will say is that “there are a lot of guys fighting for jobs.” But there seem to be a few givens. Shaquelle Evans, Jordan Payton and Devin Lucien appear to be locks on the outside, as are Darius Bell and Devin Fuller on the inside.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1990
Ironically, the X may be the only one that still works: it means trash--no longer just sexual trash, but now much from the smorgasbord of "serious" filmmaking. The ratings system was designed, if you remember, for the protection of the young, and that is still paramount--not the wee bit of "censorship" some serious filmgoers must endure before being able to spend two hours enjoying modern cannibalism. JOSEPH EARNER, North Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012
MOVIES The ongoing "Don't Knock the Rock" smorgasbord of music documentaries continues with the premiere screening of "Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film. " An impressionistic collection of performance footage and found moments on the road, the film offers a glimpse into the world of one of indie music's most celebrated songwriters in Callahan, who used to perform under the moniker Smog. Callahan will also be on hand after the screening for a live performance. The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thu. $20. http://www.cinefamily.org .
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012
MOVIES The ongoing "Don't Knock the Rock" smorgasbord of music documentaries continues with the premiere screening of "Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film. " An impressionistic collection of performance footage and found moments on the road, the film offers a glimpse into the world of one of indie music's most celebrated songwriters in Callahan, who used to perform under the moniker Smog. Callahan will also be on hand after the screening for a live performance. The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thu. $20. http://www.cinefamily.org .
NEWS
October 30, 1985 | United Press International
The Reagan Administration, in a threat to Congress, said today that it would shut the government down Nov. 14, causing "pain and suffering" across the land, if House Democrats do not agree to a Republican measure to require a balanced federal budget.
TRAVEL
December 13, 2009 | By Andrew Bender
Take your mark. Get set. Eat! Vancouver is one of the hemisphere's most ethnically diverse cities, and its cuisine scene is practically an Olympic Village unto itself. In honor of Greece's role in the Olympics, let's start with Vancouver's Greektown, on West Broadway in the Kitsilano neighborhood across English Bay from downtown. Part-grocery, part-café, Parthenon sells classics such as keftedes (meatballs), spanakopita (spinach and cheese in phyllo dough)
BUSINESS
May 10, 2012 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
The new face of music retail isn't a rack at Best Buy or Barry, the record store clerk in the movie "High Fidelity. " It's a small screen on the smartphone, the giant television screen in the living room and the ubiquitous Web browser on laptops and desktops. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, the 54-year-old group representing music retailers, featured a smorgasbord of apps and other technologies Wednesday at its conference in Los Angeles. It was the first time app developers were treated with the same deference as buyers from Amoeba Records at NARM's annual shindig, which once was dominated by bricks-and-mortar retailers.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2011 | Yvonne Villarreal
Food-truck battles and cupcake wars; little people crafting chocolate confections and five-star chefs forging masterpieces with ingredients from a vending machine; molecular gastronomists making scientific ideas edible and D-list celebs opening a restaurant. Full yet? To begin with, food shows were once largely limited to quiet PBS instructional fare -- like how to calmly make a cheese souffle under Julia Child's tutelage. While there are still plenty of series teaching viewers how to cook (there are now two channels devoted to food with the recent launch of the Cooking Channel, an edgy spinoff of the Food Network)
TRAVEL
December 13, 2009 | By Andrew Bender
Take your mark. Get set. Eat! Vancouver is one of the hemisphere's most ethnically diverse cities, and its cuisine scene is practically an Olympic Village unto itself. In honor of Greece's role in the Olympics, let's start with Vancouver's Greektown, on West Broadway in the Kitsilano neighborhood across English Bay from downtown. Part-grocery, part-café, Parthenon sells classics such as keftedes (meatballs), spanakopita (spinach and cheese in phyllo dough)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2008 | Ann Powers, Times Staff Writer
It's a bit of a shame but no big shock that Amanda Overmyer got the stiletto Wednesday night on "American Idol." She's a strong flavor, even for rock, and to be a Top 10 "Idol" you need to be more versatile -- or less passionately yourself, depending on how you view it. Sadly, she'll now probably discover just how hard it is to make it as a woman in the hard rock mainstream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel, Times Staff Writer
In a conference room at the Anaheim Convention Center, hundreds of Spanish-speaking spectators listened intently to a scholar's lecture on sex and Catholicism. Upstairs, a woman meditated on the errors of her life as she slowly made her way through an elaborate labyrinth. And in a giant room two floors down, hundreds of vendors from across the country sold everything from Bibles to bobbleheads.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2006 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
It would be one crazy iPod that would go straight from super-sensitive Dashboard Confessional to horror-rock (and film) auteur Rob Zombie. It would certainly be an abrupt segue for a radio station to make. But it was particularly jarring coming as it did Saturday at the annual KROQ-FM (106.7) Weenie Roast y Fiesta concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine.
NATIONAL
July 9, 2005 | From Associated Press
The "slippery six," half a dozen killer whales whose home range is out on the Pacific Coast, are still feasting on harbor seals in the Puget Sound inlet of Hood Canal five months after their arrival -- an unprecedented stint, biologists say. They'd been reported gone on Wednesday, but were spotted again on Friday. "We're all calling back and forth," said volunteer observer Judy Dicksion, who lives near Seabeck on the 60-mile-long Hood Canal. "Everybody's like 'Oh, yeah!'
HOME & GARDEN
December 16, 2004 | David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
Scouting locations that would become the setting for ABC's "Desperate Housewives," production designer Thomas A. Walsh at first turned to "those Spielberg-like communities" -- Stevenson Ranch and Simi Valley -- but they were all "a little too real or a little too beige." In his quest to replicate an idyllic "Eisenhower-era perfectness," Walsh suggested buying all the houses on a block in a new development.
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