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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County's real estate market continues to climb out of the depths of the recession of the early 1990s, but the region's more affluent neighborhoods have made markedly greater gains than other areas, according to property tax data to be released today. Overall, the county's real estate assessments increased by $30 billion, or 6%, last year, a boost that shuts the door on years of decline in property values that led to government crises and financial hardship for homeowners.
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SPORTS
December 30, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
You won't find senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard's greatness in any analytic study of NCAA statistics. Thirty players have more interceptions than Dennard's four, and he's not listed among the leaders in pass breakups. Three of his Michigan State teammates have more tackles. Yet, Dennard could be the most valuable player of Wednesday's Rose Bowl game against Stanford without having his name called by the public-address announcer. You often measure a cornerback's greatness by the number of cricket chirps you hear on his side of the field.
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BUSINESS
June 22, 2000 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles area still may be a glamour capital, but as a place to make money, its status is fading fast. An analysis released Wednesday by UCLA business analysts ranked Los Angeles County only 100th among 318 U.S. urban areas in personal income. It found that the county's per capita personal income was $26,773 in 1998, the most recent year for which federal figures are available. Although the personal income of Los Angeles County residents climbed 4.
BUSINESS
December 29, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Airline delays and cancellations have dropped significantly in the last few years. At least that's what federal statistics show. But the numbers may not be telling us the whole story. That is one of the conclusions in a new report by the office of inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation, which recommends new ways of calculating airline delays. The Department of Transportation's data says that airline delays fell by 33% from 2000 to 2012, while flight cancellations dropped by 56% at the nation's largest airports.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1992 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For many Orange County executives, 1991 was a year when their pay packages came under greater shareholder scrutiny and corporate boards were cautious in handing out cash bonuses and perks. It mirrored a trend statewide of keeping executive compensation in line with a company's financial performance. Of the top 100 county executives on the list of publicly traded companies, one-third of the officers saw their cash compensation remain unchanged or had it reduced.
NEWS
February 28, 1997 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The nation's schools received an upbeat report card in math Thursday, but the bad news continued for California as its fourth-graders lagged behind their peers in 40 states and came out ahead of only those in Mississippi. California eighth-graders performed somewhat better but still ranked behind students in 32 states in the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress, an arm of the federal government that monitors academic achievement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1991 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Christoland, the countdown had reached Day 138. That many days remained before the flowering at Gorman of the latest gigantic environmental sculpture by the artist Christo. Toiling on it on a sunny Thursday not long ago were workers in offices, factories, classrooms, rice fields and on mountainsides. They were in Tokyo, Toronto, San Diego, Ft. Worth, Bakersfield, the German city of Bayreuth, the little Japanese town of Hitachi-ota and on the Grapevine along Interstate 5.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1999 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Except for the remarkable "The Sixth Sense," the hottest summer on record is finally beginning to show some signs of cooling down. The weekend's three new films all opened on the mild side, with only the Mafia comedy "Mickey Blue Eyes," starring Hugh Grant, demonstrating any sparkle, mainly with older audiences. "Mickey" came in at an estimated $10.4 million in its 2,573-theater debut, placing third.
OPINION
November 28, 2013
Re "Blurring reality stokes fears," Perspective, Nov. 26 False allegations of widespread anti-white racism are intended to make people indifferent to anti-minority racism. It's a formula. Racists accuse others of racism. High-paid shills for coal or oil accuse scientists of lying for grant money. It looks like "he said, she said. " People give up. The data can help. The black-on-white scaremonger in this article says: "If you use statistics, which I don't, people say you are stereotyping.
WORLD
July 18, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
In the third year of fighting that has claimed close to 100,000 lives, the children of Syria are suffering unspeakable horrors and growing up illiterate and angry. That was the warning delivered Thursday by the United Nations' special representative for children and armed conflict. Leila Zerrougui, in Beirut after a three-day visit to Syria's grim refugee camps and shattered communities, told U.N. colleagues and journalists that the normal pursuits of childhood - school, play and family life - have become casualties of the fighting between rebels and the forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
SPORTS
December 21, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
It's a question with a seemingly straightforward answer: Who is the NBA's best rebounder? Kevin Love averages a league-leading 13.7 rebounds to DeAndre Jordan's and Dwight Howard's 13.0. Was that so hard? Well, actually ... What some might consider a more sophisticated set of numbers says the Clippers' Jordan is superior to his counterparts from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. Jordan secures 71.6% of rebounds per chance as defined by being within 31/2 feet of the ball when it comes off the rim. By comparison, Howard converts 69.5% of his rebounding opportunities and Love 65.0% of his opportunities, making them, to some, less efficient rebounders.
SCIENCE
December 20, 2013 | By Alan Zarembo
In most discussions of suicide and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - including the online buzz that followed publication of a Times analysis on how young California veterans die - one statistic gets repeated most: 22 veterans kill themselves each day. That number comes from a study published in early 2013 by researchers at the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. But the recent wars were not the study's primary focus. In fact, they play a minor role in veteran suicides overall.
NATIONAL
December 8, 2013 | Emily Alpert Reyes
First came love. Then came marriage. And the baby carriage? Meh. "Just the two of us is awesome," said Sara Tenenbein, a 31-year-old blogger and consultant living with her husband in Los Angeles. "Maybe we don't need to add more humans to the equation. " Not having children is still rare among married women like Tenenbein, but less so than it used to be, according to an analysis by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, which examined figures from the National Survey of Family Growth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2013 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Dusk fell on the Imperial Highway apartment as Saia Holani scrambled to find a spare lamp, having handed off his own to a neighbor in need. Four of his children romped through the darkened living room, still in their Sunday best, as his wife offered pink wedges of watermelon to guests. "No Tongan is here to get rich," Holani had said earlier, outside the humble chapel of the Lennox Tongan United Methodist Church. "Even the smallest thing - we give. " Families who trace their roots to the South Pacific islands of Tonga are among the poorest - if not the poorest of all - in Los Angeles County.
OPINION
November 28, 2013
Re "Blurring reality stokes fears," Perspective, Nov. 26 False allegations of widespread anti-white racism are intended to make people indifferent to anti-minority racism. It's a formula. Racists accuse others of racism. High-paid shills for coal or oil accuse scientists of lying for grant money. It looks like "he said, she said. " People give up. The data can help. The black-on-white scaremonger in this article says: "If you use statistics, which I don't, people say you are stereotyping.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate approved legislation, 64-32, that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Employee Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA for short, was first introduced in 1994 and has been brought up time and time again in Congress but went nowhere. The legislation is now before the U.S. House of Representatives, but it faces tough odds there. House Speaker John Boehner has said there is "no basis or need" for the legislation and it's unclear whether the Republican leader will let the bill come up for a vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2001
At last, some fair statistics and reporting about older drivers ("Older Drivers Found to Have Lowest Crash Rates," Sept. 5). For years older drivers have been the butt of jokes and unfairly characterized as poor drivers. True, we do drive more slowly, but we also make stops at stop signs and, best of all, we signal! Perhaps it's because we're scared. Is there some way of putting the "fear of death" into some of the nuts and road-ragers zipping around us? Mary Meyer Pasadena
SPORTS
October 3, 2013 | By Dan Connolly
SCHEDULE Game 1: Friday, 6:37 p.m., TBS Detroit (Max Scherzer, 21-3, 2.90) at Oakland (Bartolo Colon, 18-6, 2.65) Game 2: Saturday, 6:07 p.m., TBS Detroit (Justin Verlander, 13-12, 3.46) at Oakland (Sonny Gray, 5-3, 2.67) Game 3: Monday, Time TBA, MLB Network or TBS Oakland (Jarrod Parker, 12-8, 3.97) at Detroit (Anibal Sanchez, 14-8, 2.57) Game 4: Tuesday, Time TBA, TBS* Oakland (Dan Straily, 10-8, 3.96) at Detroit (Doug Fister, 14-9, 3.67)
OPINION
September 22, 2013 | By Andy Callahan
There were 8,953 robberies and 320 kidnappings last year in Los Angeles. Numbers like that have always felt abstract to me. But I realize now that behind each of those robberies and kidnappings, there's a story. I say this with some authority because at 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 29, I became one. I woke up that morning ready for battle. Preschool was closed, my 3-year-old son, Dean, needed sneakers and my father-in-law - our kids call him Nana - was in town. Our morning activity would be a surgical strike on the Fashion Square Mall in Sherman Oaks.
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