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March 13, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"South Park," a cartoon that is and isn't about four little boys in a Rocky Mountain hamlet, begins its 16th season Wednesday on Comedy Central. Sixteen years of "South Park - it began so long ago that Patrick Duffy was the subject of a joke in its second episode - sounds even more amazing than 23 years of "The Simpsons," given the younger show's habitual profanity, vulgarity and violence. But that is also obviously part of its appeal and, indeed, often its very point. What's kept both these small-town allegorical comedies valuable and viable over their long runs are qualities they share: a disregard for empty authority, skepticism regarding beliefs not based in fact, an impatience with hypocrisy and cant, and the happy realization that the worst aspects of humans both as individuals and (especially)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Two boys were sexually assaulted in public bathrooms in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, police said. Both incident occurred last week, and authorities are trying to determine whether they are connected. According to KTLA-Channel 5, a teenage boy reported entering a restroom at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach on Friday afternoon. A man forced him into a stall and fondled the boy's genitals, police said. On Wednesday at Hermosa Beach's Valley Park, a teen said a man physically overpowered and sexually assaulted him in the restroom there.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2012
'South Park' Where: Comedy Central When: 10 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-MA-L (may be unsuitable for children younger than 17, with an advisory for coarse language)
BUSINESS
January 19, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
After taking a timeout during the last recession, builders are at work across downtown Los Angeles erecting new apartments, stores and hotels - and there are plans in the works for much more. One of the largest concrete pours in local history will take place next month to lay the foundation of the Wilshire Grand hotel-office skyscraper, which will tower 73 stories over the city. A luxury apartment complex being built on Grand Avenue will house a Whole Foods Market. Chinatown has major new apartment complexes coming, and the hip Ace Hotel just opened its doors in a freshly restored 1920s high-rise on Broadway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A gunman who allegedly opened fire on LAPD officers Saturday morning was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a house in South L.A., police reported. Teams from the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit and bomb squad were summoned to the home in the 100 block of West 57th Street in the South Park neighborhood, where the man had retreated after trading gunfire with an officer, said Officer Norma Eisenman. Officers had responded to an initial call of a man with a gun near 57th and Main streets about 10:30 a.m., Eisenman said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In what I suppose we could call a tradition, if twice in four years a tradition makes, Comedy Central's "South Park" has again offered a special day-after-the-election episode. It accomplishes what, for a cartoon, seems a miraculously rapid integration of extremely recent events -- the winner of Tuesday's presidential race -- into the storyline. It is somewhat less miraculous than before, now that we've seen it done and know something more about Matt & Trey's Patented Six-Day Production Schedule®.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"South Park" and Record Store Day aren't two things that naturally associate themselves with one another, but that's what's happening this year, as the long-running Comedy Central show is releasing a limited-edition vinyl record in conjunction with the annual day celebrating independent record stores. Two songs heard on the series, "San Diego" and "Gay Fish," are being released on a 7-inch vinyl record limited to 2,000 copies. Record Store Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2009 | By Scott Gold
Not so long ago, South Park looked like Club Med for gang members. The neighbors had given up on the little park -- ceding it, almost entirely, to the 5-Trey Avalon Gangster Crips. Gangsters smoked pot in the gym and bounced their gambling dice against the concrete steps outside the rec center. There was no grass, and, in the mornings, junkies littered the dirt with syringes and tiny, colorful balloons that had been emptied of heroin. There were no youth sports teams. There was one child -- one -- enrolled in the preschool program.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2002
He lost the Oscar for best actor last week, and now Russell Crowe must endure the barbs of "South Park." The animated series spoofs him at 10 p.m. Wednesday on Comedy Central with references to a TV series called "Russell Crowe: Fighting Around the World."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2008 | DAVID SARNO
On last week's episode of "South Park," residents of our favorite made-up mountain hamlet woke up to a new kind of horror: a townwide Internet outage. No e-mail, no WebMD.com to check rogue symptoms and, most harrowing of all, no Internet porn. Panic-stricken and Net-starved, Stan Marsh and his family lash their belongings to the roof of their SUV and head west -- "out Californee way" -- in hopes of finding enough bandwidth to survive.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Revolution As Miles (Billy Burke) and the gang try to find a way out of their dangerous situation, Rachel and Gene's (Elizabeth Mitchell, Stephen Collins) relationship struggles take a toll on Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos). Giancarlo Esposito also stars in this new episode.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
It's lights out for "South Park" episode 1704, "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers. " South Park Studios lost power on Tuesday night, and with their computers down for hours the team could not animate, render, edit or work on sound. As a result they couldn't finish Wednesday night's scheduled episode, which is a first in "South Park" history. "Scott Tenorman Must Die" will air in its place, and the South Park team will be live-tweeting the show. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments "South Park" already tweeted the news to its fans, writing: "Last night, # SouthPark lost power.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Another major apartment and retail complex is slated for construction in downtown Los Angeles across the street from Mack Urban's proposed residential project in South Park. Beverly Hills developer Sonny Astani is set to develop the $245-million project on behalf of a new owner, an Arizona investment firm. Astani, a prolific developer in Los Angeles, secured city approval to build 640 apartments over shops and restaurants on the site bounded by Olive Street, Grand Avenue, Pico Boulevard and 12th Street.
NATIONAL
September 20, 2013 | By Stacy St. Clair
CHICAGO - Police are searching for a gunman who used an assault rifle to fire on a pickup basketball game in a Chicago South Side neighborhood, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem. At least 16 bullets were fired into Cornell Square Park late Thursday, wounding a 3-year-old boy and a dozen other people. All are expected to survive, many with wounds to their arms and legs. Shell casings found around the blood-soaked basketball courts were 7.62-millimeter rounds, which are typically used in AK-47 assault rifles.
NEWS
August 21, 2013 | By Carren Jao
Crafting Community, the annual art-themed, family-centric weekend getaway organized by three L.A. mom-entrepreneurs, returns to the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs from Oct. 4 to 6. Attendance has grown from 20 families in the 2009 launch to an expected 180 families this year, with workshops led by designers such as Tanya Aguiniga , whom L.A. at Home covered last year in conjunction with her JF Chen show , and Rene Holguin, founder of the West...
HOME & GARDEN
August 10, 2013 | Erin Auerbach, Auerbach is the faculty advisor for the student newspaper at Los Angeles Harbor College and has written essays for Salon
We sit in the bar at the Palomar Hotel in Westwood. He keeps reaching for my hand. His fingers are smaller than mine. His touch doesn't exactly revile me, but it doesn't arouse me, either. I don't want to hurt his feelings. I tell him that I wish to take things slowly, and that's the truth. The more he tries to lace his sweaty digits through mine, the more irritated I become. We met on JDate. We exchanged a few emails and chatted several times on the phone. I liked what he had to say. In his first email, he wrote, "If we click, I would send your father some goats and lambs in exchange for your dowry, with Dijon mustard instead of regular depending on the size of the dowry.
REAL ESTATE
July 28, 1985
Developers interested in submitting proposals for 325 to 375 units of rental housing on two sites in the southwestern area of downtown Los Angeles, known as South Park, may contact Michael Cracraft at the Community Redevelopment Agency, 354 S. Spring St., Suite 800, Los Angeles 90013. "This request for proposals constitutes a major public and private sector partnership that will result in the total expenditure of $50 million in private funds," CRA board chairman James M. Wood said.
NEWS
December 21, 1998 | MARTIN MILLER
Remember the gnashing of teeth prompted years ago when the Beatles' song catalog was sold to corporate interests? Foaming-at-the-mouth critics were outraged. "The holy mop-top quartet used to peddle everything from cars to deodorant? Never!" How times have changed. Today, another gang of four who have also defined a generation are popping up on snack packages--and nobody seems to care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A gunman who allegedly opened fire on LAPD officers Saturday morning was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a house in South L.A., police reported. Teams from the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit and bomb squad were summoned to the home in the 100 block of West 57th Street in the South Park neighborhood, where the man had retreated after trading gunfire with an officer, said Officer Norma Eisenman. Officers had responded to an initial call of a man with a gun near 57th and Main streets about 10:30 a.m., Eisenman said.
SPORTS
June 14, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
For Kings fans, Staples Center is exactly how the slogan goes: "The Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World. " For Danny Zollars, senior director of game operations, Staples Center before a Stanley Cup playoff game is just another day at the office, one with frigid temperatures and a massive TV screen to which he holds the remote. It's easy for fans to look up at the video board and take in the scene around them. But the scene behind the scenes involves hundreds of working hands, a command center with nearly as many monitors and Zollars, who coordinates it all. For every Oz, there must be a wizard behind the curtain.
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