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May 9, 2010 | By Jim Newton, Los Angeles Times
I worried, almost from the beginning of my research into the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that something did not quite add up with Stephen Ambrose's famous biography of the former president. I say almost from the beginning because I had no inkling at the very first. I read "Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower" and "Eisenhower: The President," Ambrose's two-volume biography of Ike — and its one-volume condensation, "Eisenhower: Soldier and President" — with admiration and some intimidation.
April 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Most film productions tend to spend a lot of time shooting a relatively narrow range of subject matter. "One Day on Earth" takes a slightly different approach. "Think globally, film locally" could be the motto for "Earth," a crowd-sourced film project originally founded to document a single 24-hour period with video snapshots from around the world. After holding three such events since 2010, the project's creators are now zooming in further with "Your Day. Your City. Your Future," a similar 24-hour collaboration that will take place across 11 American urban centers, including Los Angeles, and explore the issues and cultures poised to define cities over the next 20 years.
January 31, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will move design and development of its apparel to New York in an attempt to revive declining clothing sales and cut production time. Wal-Mart will close the product-development and sourcing divisions for men's, women's and children's clothing at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., a spokeswoman said.
April 24, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google, Microsoft, Facebook and several other tech giants have teamed to create an initiative that will be used to fund important open-source projects that are in need of financial assistance such as OpenSSL, which was recently plagued by the discovery of the Heartbleed bug. A dozen companies are pledging $100,000 a year for three years to support the Core Infrastructure Initiative, which will identify key open-source projects and direct funds their...
December 21, 2003
Regarding "Teenagers' Mall Habits Keep the Los Angeles Apparel Industry Fashionably Healthy" (James Flanigan, Dec. 17): Many manufacturers, particularly in the Korean quick-turn market, have maintained their manufacturing base domestically. One of the reasons behind the success of retailers such as Forever 21 is that they are sourcing most of their product from domestic manufacturers at competitive prices. Although many of my law practice's clients have begun to source production offshore in China, Vietnam, Russia, etc., many are still producing fashion items domestically.
December 27, 1998
The landscape of Ventura County changed in 1998 in ways that begin to make conservation of local agriculture more likely. The land use initiatives passed easily, though perhaps not due to any great interest in agriculture but to the citizens' interest in preserving the fine quality of life enjoyed here. Although we in agriculture are proud to provide the open-space amenities, we now look to the other side of the bargain. Our urban neighbors must be willing to provide us with the environment needed for viable long-term agriculture, and must allow us access to the necessary cultural tools that enable us to be competitive in the new reality of global sourcing and markets.
July 9, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
California Pizza Kitchen, the 28-year-old Los Angeles casual dining chain known for its cookie-cutter mall eateries, is opening a prototype store Wednesday that executives are describing as “rustic,” “rough,” “organic” and “relaxed.” The new restaurant smack in the center of the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park -- the company's first area location in five years -- is part of an effort to “de-chain,” Chief Executive G.J....
July 29, 2008 | William Heisel
An early casualty of the subprime meltdown, Brea-based Fremont Investment & Loan, was operating Monday under new ownership and a new name, CapitalSource Bank. Fremont was a major subprime mortgage lender until regulators ordered it out of that business last year. Its stock sank to pennies a share and recently was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. CapitalSource Inc., a real estate investment trust based in Chevy Chase, Md.
February 23, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
There are more players from California in major league baseball than from any other state or country. However, more than 200 players are from Latin American nations. Where big leaguers attended high school, information from 40-man rosters for all 28 teams as of Feb.
September 15, 1989
When the administration gives money and material to foreign countries, the news articles should state where the funding is coming from. Is it from already budgeted monies? Does it come from some "discretionary" fund of the President's? For example, from which of the government's accounts do the recent grants to Poland and Colombia come? Answers are particularly appropriate in these days of battling the budget deficit. The Times and other media can help by detailing money sources.
March 19, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
Tucked in the corner of a grimy East Hollywood strip mall is a shining hope of public education. Or so U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday in an event that showcased a comprehensive program to boost academic achievement by supporting students and their families with job training, health services, after-school tutoring and other help. The program is a collaboration of Los Angeles public and private partners led by the Youth Policy Institute, which received a $30-million federal grant in 2012 to launch the initiative in the high-poverty neighborhoods of East Hollywood and Pacoima.
March 11, 2014 | By David Undercoffler, Richard A. Serrano and Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether General Motors purposely held back information about safety defects in some of its cars that were part of a recall last month, according to people familiar with the matter. The inquiry by federal prosecutors in New York will examine whether the nation's largest automaker misled the public to believe there were no safety issues, said one of the people who was not authorized to speak publicly. "Their intent is what is key here," the person said.
March 3, 2014 | By Lisa Girion and Scott Glover
Doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers, according to a government study published Monday. The finding challenges the conventional wisdom that the epidemic is caused primarily by abusers getting their drugs without prescriptions, typically from friends and family. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview that the study shows the need to focus more on doctors who are “problem prescribers.” The study, published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Assn., echoes a 2012 Los Angeles Times investigation that showed drugs prescribed by doctors caused or contributed to nearly half of the prescription overdose deaths in Southern California in recent years.
March 3, 2014 | Lisa Girion and Scott Glover
Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study. The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers: That the epidemic is caused largely by abusers getting their drugs without prescriptions, typically from friends and family. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which conducted the study, said the research showed the need for greater focus on doctors who are "problem prescribers.
February 27, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- California's bullet train project would receive additional funding every year from the state greenhouse gas reduction program under proposed legislation from Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure would annually direct one-third of cap-and-trade revenue to the massive construction effort starting in 2015. The money is generated by polluters who pay for the right to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The proposed legislation expands on Brown's previously announced one-year plan to use $250 million from the cap-and-trade program to support the bullet train in the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Other sources of funding, including voter-approved bonds, have been tied up by lawsuits.
February 22, 2014 | By Russ Parsons
There is an ocean full of canned sardines at local markets, but which ones are really worth buying? Tasting through more than a dozen samples, the range of quality was astonishing. There were sardines that were as bland as beige, and then there were fish that were absolutely magnificent. To help make sense of the journey, I enlisted Lou Amdur, owner of Lou Provisions & Wine and a sardine lover from way back. We sampled sardines from a variety of sources: regular supermarkets, high-end markets, Asian markets and specialty markets such as the Harbor City Spanish store La Española Meats.
January 31, 2009
February 21, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Ruben Vives
The FBI on Friday will announce charges in its corruption investigation into Southeast Los Angeles politics that has centered on the family of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, according to a Times source. The FBI has scheduled a noon news conference that it said would deal with "charges being filed in a political corruption matter and a case involving a massive healthcare fraud scheme. " A law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said the announcement will involve the yearlong investigation into Calderon (D-Montebello)
February 19, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Two men charged with severely beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day 2011 are due back in court Thursday, and several law enforcement sources said guilty pleas are possible. Marvin Norwood, 30, and Louie Sanchez, 31, face charges of mayhem, assault and battery, and inflicting great bodily injury in the beating of Stow, a 44-year-old father of two. The March 31 attack left Stow, a Northern California paramedic, with serious head trauma and a permanent disability that means he will need care for the rest of his life.
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