June 19, 2012 |
Ryan Gosling doing Patrick Swayze's "Dirty Dancing" move? So last year. But Ryan Gosling dancing his butt off in MC Hammer pants, at age 11? Now this is something new. Video has surfaced of Gosling performing with his sister Mandi in 1991, rocking out at a talent show to C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," which was a No. 1 hit the previous year. Warning: He's also wearing MC Hammer pants, setting a baseline for his destined-to-evolve fashion sense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2011 |
Four years ago, Los Angeles County supervisors embarked on an ambitious effort to streamline management of the nation's largest local government, choosing an experienced public sector executive, William T Fujioka, to become the region's most powerful behind-the-scenes bureaucrat. Now, that bold experiment in improving government accountability has devolved into an ugly retreat and recriminations, with a majority of the county's elected supervisors in effect kneecapping their top manager and stripping him of major responsibilities.
December 22, 2010 |
My dog is dumb as a stick, but that doesn't necessarily make him a bad person. He's just gifted in other areas ? such as chewing himself raw or hurling himself across the dinner table in pursuit of scraps. Trust me, the guy would Fosbury Flop across the Panama Canal to acquire the dead end of a stale French fry. I love him still, in that way you love things that need you a little more than you need them ? bosses, hamsters, street mimes. Michael Vick, former resident of the federal penal system and now a contributing member of the Philadelphia Eagles, one of those win-at-all-costs football organizations that Nietzsche could have coached, knows the value of a dog as well.
September 18, 2010 |
Shane Mosley and Sergio Mora staged a dull bout Saturday packed with holding, hugging and inside fighting where it appeared there were more missed punches than those landed. The deserved winner was neither. A draw was declared, with judge Lou Moret scoring the bout 114-114 after his peers Kermit Bayless scored it 115-113 for Mora and David Denkin had it 116-112 for Mosley. The bout featured no knockdowns, minimal blood (only a slight cut from a head butt near Mora's right eyebrow)
May 26, 2010 |
Worries about Europe's debt troubles sent stocks diving again Tuesday — until some investors decided that enough was enough, and the market staged a stunning reversal. The Dow Jones industrials plunged as low as 9,774 — down 293 points, or 2.9%, from Monday's close — in the first minutes of trading. But the blue-chip index quickly pulled up from that low and then rallied strongly in the last two hours of the session to finish down just 22.82 points, or 0.2%, at 10,043.
May 18, 2010 |
Bangkok awoke to an uneasy calm Tuesday as political moderates scrambled to find a way to avert the bloodshed many believe is likely if Thailand's army moves to disperse thousands of people from an anti-government protest camp. A deadline passed Monday for anti-government protesters to leave their encampment in a posh Bangkok shopping district. Pitched street battles have claimed at least 37 lives, and many schools and businesses remained shuttered. The United Nations urged a negotiated solution, while the government said late Monday that it would accept a cease-fire offer from one protest leader if demonstrators who spilled into the streets halted their fighting and returned to their base.