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December 25, 1998
Re Iraq, impeachment, etc.: Stop this planet. I want to get off. LISA HARMAN Palmdale
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OPINION
April 27, 2014 | Times Editorial Board
Given the danger posed by drunk or reckless drivers, police should follow up on information - even information from an anonymous source - that a vehicle might be careening down a street or threatening other motorists and pedestrians. If they confirm that is the case, they should stop the vehicle. But that isn't what happened in a California case decided by the Supreme Court last week. The court's ruling makes it too easy for police to stop motorists on the basis of an anonymous tip. In 2008, a 911 dispatch team in Mendocino County received a report that a pickup truck had forced another vehicle off the road, giving rise to a concern that the driver might be drunk.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2009 | Anna Gorman
An Oakland police officer was shot in the foot Sunday morning after stopping a big-rig truck driver for driving erratically on a freeway, authorities said. The police were making a traffic stop on Interstate 880 north of the Oakland airport about 3:45 a.m. when the driver left the truck and fired a shotgun, hitting one of the officers, Sgt. Randy Pope said. Police returned fire but did not hit the suspect. The man got back in the truck and fled before crashing the big rig in the 3400 block of East Ninth Street, Pope said.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND -- At some point, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers told his players repeatedly this season, they were going to have to win a playoff game on the road. That time came Thursday night for the Clippers in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Clippers made that stand behind another monster game from Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan's strong all-round effort and a tremendous three-point defensive performance that pushed them to a thrilling 98-96 victory over the Warriors.
SPORTS
October 25, 2009
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1994
Re "Judge Calls for Compromise Plan in UCI Land Sale Dispute" (Dec. 23): Stop the compromise before it's all gone. This land was already part of a compromise process. MARILYN V. SION Santa Ana
NEWS
September 29, 1991
My family and I were offended by the KCET presentation of "Stop the Church." There was a lot of hatred and vengeance (in the program). Mrs. Rose Merk, Anaheim
SPORTS
October 18, 2003
Memo to Jim Hill and KCBS: 1. The Raiders are back in Oakland. 2. They are not a very good team. 3. Please stop telecasting their mediocre games and give L.A. the best games available. Adi Rhone Santa Monica The only ones making more penalties than the Raiders this year are the executives at KCBS for making L.A. watch every dreadful Raider game. Al Tavera Santa Monica Surely it's no secret that the sporting fan's interest is often equal parts love and hate; witness the USC-UCLA rivalry.
OPINION
April 1, 2005
Re "Government by Sledgehammer," editorial, March 27: As a fairly recent resident of California, I am amazed by the number of ballot initiatives. As I spent hours studying them before the last election, I began to wonder why we bothered to elect officials to represent us in Sacramento. I too would like to see our legislators and governor do the hard work they were elected to do -- talk and work together until they can come up with legislation that we can all live with. They need to set aside egos and stop the grandstanding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1992
Al Martinez wrote in his column ("Cries and Whispers," Nov. 10) that he wants the violence in Los Angeles to stop. That is a sentiment with which every law-abiding citizen can agree. However, he errs when he draws a parallel to the war in Vietnam with the war in the streets of Los Angeles. He credits the shouts of the 1960s war protesters for stopping the war. In fact what they stopped was U.S. involvement. They didn't stop the violence. Just ask the people abandoned in South Vietnam and Cambodia.
OPINION
April 23, 2014
Re "Inside the mind of an assassin," Opinion, April 18 The history of delusional men enthralled by the fame they anticipate from murdering celebrities should give us all pause. Perhaps such horrific impulses could be defused by taking a cue from ancient Greece's handling of Herostratus, a commoner who torched the fabled Temple of Artemis, thinking he would achieve everlasting fame. Greece issued an edict providing the death penalty to anyone who ever mentioned Herostratus' name.
NEWS
April 22, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
Sanity prevailed in Oklahoma on Monday. Oklahoma County District Court Judge Patricia Parrish recently ruled that the state's secrecy-shrouded lethal-injection protocol denies condemned prisoners due process. The compelling point: How can prisoners weigh the constitutionality of their executions if they are barred from knowing with what drugs they will be killed? The state, naturally, is appealing that decision. But in a Kafka-esque twist of legal absurdities, one of the men, Clayton Lockett, came awfully close to execution anyway.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2014 | Liz Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: I am trying to help my retired parents refinance their home. Currently they are paying over 8% interest. (This loan should be illegal.) The problem is their credit score, which is around 536. They had a tax lien in 2004 (it has been paid off for over four years) and some minor credit card issues. The total card debt is less than $1,000. I see several bad footnotes on these cards. Some of the cards have a balance of less than $100. What is the best and fastest way to help them get the mortgage they deserve?
TRAVEL
April 19, 2014 | By April Orcutt
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - "Don't dip your head into the dark chocolate," a male voice behind me said. Dark melted chocolate swirled in 2-foot-wide pots, filling the air with the scent of cocoa as our group toured the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kailua Kona on the Big Island. During our weeklong trip to the Big Island in October, my husband, Michael, and I had decided that when we weren't snorkeling, we would explore its back roads, an investigation that soon turned into a do-it-yourself foodie tour of the Kona Coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Beyonce and Jay Z surprised festival-goers at Coachella last weekend with a few unannounced appearances . But music's most famous couple have a bigger trick up their sleeves: a summer stadium run. The married superstars will launch their first joint tour in June, a source close to the production told The Times. Page Six first broke news of a trek that is slated to hit 20 cities in the U.S., including a possible Fourth of July appearance in New York City. PHOTOS: Unexpected musical collaborations Expected to be named, aptly, the Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour, according to our source, the U.S. leg will launch June 13 in Atlanta and wrap Aug. 6 in San Francisco.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
- On a night when the toll of a lengthy boxing career was going to be tested in another multimillion-dollar world-title fight, the promise of a limitless future in the sport was also displayed. Oscar Valdez, a 23-year-old two-time Olympian from Nogales, Mexico, who trains in Santa Fe Springs, won his first belt, the North American Boxing Federation super-featherweight title, with a fourth-round knockout of Florida's Adrian Perez, 33, on Saturday. "Everything we practiced in the gym we showed in the ring today," Valdez (10-0, 10 knockouts)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Todd Martens
With the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame set for this evening in Brooklyn, music nostalgia is in full swing this week. The good ol' days of the '80s and '90s were celebrated Wednesday night on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," where surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Kris Noveselic reminisced about the band's sudden rise to fame and Stevie Nicks revived her smokey-cool duet with Tom Petty, "Stop Draggin' My...
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Movie buffs and motorcycle fans can conjure memories of a 1991 Hollywood blockbuster -- starring California's former governor -- at a new exhibition at a Milwaukee museum. “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” is the name of  both the film and the display that opens Thursday at the Harley-Davidson Museum . At its core is a time-worn Fat Boy Harley ridden throughout the movie by actor and later California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film also starred Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in the story about a cyborg (Schwarzenegger)
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