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December 4, 2009
'The Last Station' MPAA rating: R for a scene of sexuality and nudity Running time: 1 hour, 52 minutes Playing: One week at the Landmark, West L.A.
April 27, 2014 | By Jill Cowan
When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chain-link fence at the windswept landscape - a broken runway, scrubby fields and green foothills in the distance - he remembered the Phantoms. The fighter jets were once a regular sight, slicing through the air over what was for decades a bustling military base. "The jets would just roar," he said on a recent afternoon at the old U.S. Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. Now the Vietnam veteran is leading the charge to transform a small piece of that land into a final resting place for Orange County's veterans.
November 13, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Was it an editorial statement on the quality of the station's programming content? Or just the work of one animal that decided that it wasn't going to take it anymore? Either way, for television viewers in the Rocky Mountain region Monday, the situation stunk. Officials announced the cause of a nearly 24-hour outage to a Fox News station in southern Colorado: An angry skunk sprayed some sensitive equipment and then - blammo - snow appeared on the screens for thousands of viewers.
April 24, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
Los Angeles Metro officials are throwing Union Station a 75 th birthday party on Saturday, May 3, and the public is invited.   Special events , scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., include model train displays from Orange County N'gineers, tours of custom rail cars, architectural tours, children's activities connected with the kids' TV show “Chuggington” and a daylong program of live music that includes Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles (an...
May 29, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
The Red Line Vermont-Santa Monica station has been reopened after being temporarily closed Tuesday night while police investigated an assault. Red Line trains had been bypassing the station, Metro said on its Twitter account. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's transit detail, which patrols the subway, said an assault occurred on the rail platform, and that it was closed while deputies gathered evidence.  Officials said two people were arrested in the matter, and that one victim suffered cuts during a confrontation at the station.
May 23, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday approved $80 million for an underground train station in Leimert Park Village along the Crenshaw Line, ending two years of uncertainty over the station's future. The motion, sponsored by L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, ensures contractors will have funding for the station in historic Leimert Park, a hub of African American business and culture in South Los Angeles. "The fate of the Leimert Park Village station on the Crenshaw/LAX line has - up until today - been uncertain,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who also serves on the Metro board.
October 22, 1988
It looks as if Pat Boone is spending more time nowadays responding to "love letters in the courts" than writing "love letters in the sand." His Anaheim-based KDOC Channel 56 TV station has been plagued by a series of lawsuites involving office romances, kickbacks and favors for sex ("Channel Follies Revive the Radio Melodrama" by Jan Herman, Calendar Oct. 16). Before it's all over I can assure you he'll be drinking something stronger than milk or diet soda. Pat is too soft-spoken and easygoing.
June 15, 2013 | By Jean Merl
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's East Los Angeles station will host a gun buyback program today, officials said. The "gifts for guns" event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Belvedere Park, 4801 E. 1st St., East Los Angeles. Residents can anonymously exchange their weapons for gift cards redeemable at Target stores or Ralphs supermarkets, officials said. An assault weapon can be turned in for a $200 gift card and a handgun, rifle or shotgun will net its owner a $100 card.
May 23, 2013 | By Jon Healey
When the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board took up L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas' proposal Thursday to add two stations to the new Crenshaw light-rail line, Lakewood City Councilwoman Diane DuBois asked the right question. Then she gave the wrong answer. At issue were stations at Leimert Park Village -- a historic center of African American life in Los Angeles -- and at Hindry and Florence avenues in Westchester. The latter would be above ground and relatively inexpensive, but the stop at Leimert Park was projected to cost $120 million.
February 1, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson
When her husband went missing in Haiti's earthquake, Elcie Dyess turned to Signal FM radio station. Like thousands of other desperate people, she used the radio to broadcast an appeal for help. Her husband, Jean Francois, was last seen at the bank where he works, she told the audience. Help me find him. Scores of fellow bank employees responded by returning to the collapsed building. After hours of searching and digging, they pulled Jean Francois to safety. As the days since the quake have stretched into weeks, Signal FM has served as the voice of, and lifeline to, a traumatized society.
April 24, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Laura Nelson
A man appeared to have jumped in front of a Metro Red Line train bound for North Hollywood on Thursday afternoon, causing service delays, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The incident was reported around 1:41 p.m. at the Civic Center/Grand Park station in downtown Los Angeles, where a man appeared to have jumped in front of a train heading to North Hollywood, said MTA spokesman Luis Inzunza.   The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
April 19, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into action, gathering details from victims in their hospital beds. President Xi Jinping urged all-out efforts to investigate the slaughter. The incident was quickly dubbed "China's 9/11. " But by nightfall Monday, the state-run New China News Agency signaled that it was time to move on. "Kunming railway station serious violent terror case is successfully solved," its headline said.
April 18, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan and Andrea Chang
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday and sped through a cloud-covered sky on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station for NASA. The Hawthorne-based rocket manufacturer launched the cargo mission despite a computer glitch aboard the space station and bad weather that threatened to push the liftoff back a day. Promptly at 12:25 p.m. PDT, the rocket fired up its nine engines and launched into orbit, carrying a capsule packed with 5,000 pounds of supplies for the two American, one Japanese and three Russian astronauts aboard the space station.
April 14, 2014 | By Alexandra Zavis
An early morning explosion that ripped through a bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 71 people and injured 124, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which happened during the morning rush hour. But suspicion was focused on Boko Haram , an Islamist militant group active in the northeast of the country that has been threatening to attack the capital. The explosion at the Nyanya transit park destroyed 16 high-capacity buses and 24 minibuses, many of which were loaded with passengers, police said.
April 14, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction” and a temporary problem. Jonathan, whose leadership has been under intense pressure over his failure to curb the rebellion of Boko Haram in the north of the country, called on Nigerians to be more vigilant about terror attacks. Police confirmed that at least 71 people were killed and 124 injured in the early morning blast.
April 10, 2014
Re "Gunman wounds officer at station," April 8 Someone walked into a Los Angeles Police Department station, a facility where nearly everyone is highly trained in gun usage and mentally prepared to use lethal force to end an encounter, and this would-be killer wasn't instantly disarmed by these people? Sure, let's arm schoolteachers. And market managers. And bus drivers. And crossing guards. And mail carriers. And secretaries in law office lobbies. And greeters at Costco. And why not kids?
March 22, 1996
Congratulations to Robert Lee Hotz for a clear-eyed explication of the choice we face over the future of the United States' Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (March 5), which is at a budgetary crossroads. The aging station is a keystone of Antarctic science. The Earth's climate and air quality, the ozone hole, even the history of the universe are all under study from this premier research site at the bottom of the world. Despite the problems with the aging station's infrastructure, the U.S. Antarctic program complies fully with international environmental standards for Antarctica.
April 10, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A 29-year-old man accused of wounding a Los Angeles police officer after he opened fire at a Mid-City police station was charged Thursday with two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer. Daniel Christoph Yealu, of Los Angeles, also faces gun allegations in connection with Monday night's shooting at LAPD's Wilshire Division station, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. If convicted, prosecutors said he faces 75 years to life in state prison. Yealu, who was critically wounded by police, remains hospitalized and has not entered a plea.
April 9, 2014 | Susan Straight
What does it take to be a writer: A room of one's own? A weakness for words? To celebrate the Festival of Books, we asked five celebrated authors to recall a turning point in their evolution as writers. First up is Susan Straight, recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes' 2013 Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. I wrote the stories in my first book by hand, in these places: at the counter of the Mobil station where I worked in 1979, between customers, eating beef jerky and stale cashews out of the nut mix no one ever bought from the cloudy glass compartments beneath my notebook; sitting on a huge rock at the beach in Rosarito, Mexico, in 1983 after my husband fell asleep in the tiny hotel where we spent our two-night honeymoon, writing in my notebook; sitting at a card table in married student housing in 1984 in Amherst with the small blue Smith-Corona my mother had given me for high school graduation; in a pale green 1980-something Fiat with brakes that went out all the time, upon which occasion my husband would have me sit in the driver's seat and pump the brakes while he was underneath the car in the gravel driveway of our house back in Riverside in 1988, and I held a notebook and pen, writing.
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