November 15, 2013 |
He is fast, filling, and impossible to grab without making a mess. He is UCLA's Jumbo Jack. The kid did it again Friday night, filling up the wide-eyed Bruins fans at dinner time with an onslaught of bruising runs, battering tackles and even big cheers led from the sidelines. Honestly, swear, there were a couple of moments when he actually was on the sidelines. On a black-clad night promoted as the Bruin Eclipse, it was freshman linebacker/running back Myles Jack who blocked everything out, from Washington's hopes to UCLA's fears, his overwhelming presence a thing of natural beauty.
November 12, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday will nominate the Treasury Department official in charge of the $800-billion financial bailout fund to be the next chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees the complex derivatives industry, the White House said. Timothy Massad, who has spent more than two years as the assistant Treasury secretary for financial stability, is Obama's choice to succeed Gary Gensler, who has headed the CFTC since 2009, the White House said.
November 12, 2013 |
A supposed visitation by the Virgin Mary to a blue collar Buffalo, N.Y., neighborhood begets unforeseen revelations for a family of Polish American Catholics in the Colony Theatre's charming West Coast premiere of Tom Dudzick's holiday comedy, “Miracle on South Division Street.” Change is never easy, but it's especially difficult for Nowak family matriarch Clara (Ellen Crawford), who's faithfully tended the statue erected by her immigrant father to celebrate the Blessed Mother's apparition, despite the church's refusal to acknowledge it as a miracle.
November 11, 2013 |
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's publishing company News Corp. swung to a profit in its fiscal first quarter -- its first financial reporting period as a stand-alone company -- but revenue slipped nearly 3%. News Corp. separated from the more profitable television and film assets, which became a separate company known as 21st Century Fox, on June 30. Murdoch's publishing company faces long-term challenges as advertisers flock to online platforms, and as its vast stable of newspapers in Australia continues to get clobbered by a weak economy.
November 10, 2013 |
MANILA - With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or scrambling for a way out. Aid agencies said they were hurrying supplies to the area hit early Friday by the typhoon. U.S. Marines were en route from bases in Okinawa, Japan, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directed the Pacific Command to deploy helicopters, logistics officers and cargo planes to assist the effort.
November 10, 2013
Re "Legalize the street vendors," Editorial, Nov. 8 I managed the oversight and operation of the MacArthur Park vending district, L.A.'s last attempt at legal street vending. It was funded by federal grants and was supposed to become self-sufficient. It never got close. The health and safety issues that you raise are very valid. It would take just one instance of food contamination to ruin an entire program. The main problem with the MacArthur Park program was that the illegal vendors ran rings around the legal ones; you can't compete when you have to follow the rules that others don't.