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April 18, 1994 | PHYLLIS W. JORDAN
A Beverly Hills man whose bad checks cost Ventura County-based Bank of A. Levy $212,000 received a two-year federal prison sentence last week for writing checks on a nonexistent bank account at a nonexistent bank. David Alan Wolfson, 38, was also ordered to repay $30,000 in the sentence handed down Friday by U. S. District Judge John G. Davies in Los Angeles. The bank fraud case dates to 1989, when Wolfson agreed to invest in a business venture with a Camarillo man, Stuart J.
January 13, 2009 | Susan King
The Golden Globes' big winner, "Slumdog Millionaire," earned yet another nomination Monday morning for the 59th annual American Cinema Editors' Eddie Award. "Slumdog" editor Chris Dickens received a nomination in the best edited dramatic feature film category along with Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Lee Smith for "The Dark Knight," Mike Hill and Dan Hanley for "Frost/Nixon" and Elliot Graham for "Milk."
October 17, 1985 | JENNINGS PARROTT
--Americans led by college students from Berkeley in California to Brown University in Rhode Island joined together to fast and raise funds to fight famine as the United States joined 150 other nations in observing World Food Day. All funds from the fifth World Food Day will go to USA for Africa to aid the 150 million people starving in Ethiopia, Sudan and two dozen other nations.
January 8, 2006 | CASEY DOLAN
Manga, the Japanese cartoon art that gives "wide-eyed innocence" new meaning, has finally made its way to some 30 U.S. daily newspapers -- including this one -- with "Peach Fuzz," the tale of a girl and her ferret. Written and drawn by Americans Jared Hodges and Lindsay Cibos, the strip -- the first manga to appear in mainstream comics pages here -- is published by L.A.-based TOKYOPOP, the leading publisher of manga in the U.S., and distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.
April 25, 2003 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"Confidence" is the film for you if: You're excited by smug references to characters with names like Tommy Suits, Matzo Mozzarella and Chinatown Schmidt; You enjoy bogus tough talk on the order of "shut your pie hole" and "the skirt has a point"; Your appetite for stories of grifters grifting and marks being taken is stronger than your resistance to overly familiar material.
The most sophisticated thing about "Driven," the new film about professional auto racing, is its title. See, it's not only the cars that are driven, the men who drive them, they're driven, too. Get it? If that doesn't sound all that sophisticated a concept, you should see the rest of the film. Actually, that's a little unfair.
People striving to sterilize their homes and hands with anti-bacterial soaps may be fueling the development of dangerous organisms that defy known drugs, according to an authority on drug-resistant strains. Dr. Stuart Levy of Tufts University, president of the Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics, said last week that the popularity of disinfectant cleaners could not come at a worse time--an era when hospitals are discharging patients earlier to complete their recoveries at home.
February 6, 2004 | Manohla Dargis, Times Staff Writer
Cynicism has always been part of the ABCs of children's movies, snuggled alongside avarice and banality, but rarely does this kind of movie divulge its craven underpinnings as nakedly as does "Catch That Kid." An exercise in rank exploitation, this remake of a recent Danish hit tracks how three eighth-graders rob a bank, professedly for worthy reasons and all in the name of good, clean, felonious family fun.
August 19, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
When a movie places its two lead characters aboard a plane, it's normal to expect that a hijacking, a bombing or a natural disaster will ensue. But "Red Eye," a fine psychological thriller with plenty of action, is cleverer than that. Writer Carl Ellsworth has come up with a sly plot and smart characterizations -- a perfect blueprint for an old pro like Wes Craven. "Red Eye" is the work of a filmmaker in command of the full resources of the camera in telling a story visually and with economy.
August 15, 2011 | By Daniela Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
The kids may have a blast at those fast-food restaurant playgrounds — but so did kids the day before, and the day before and the day before. So who's making sure they're kept clean? There are no national guidelines, and within states, counties and cities, oversight often falls through the cracks: Health departments may inspect restaurants for cleanliness and food safety but not necessarily the play areas. This really steams mother-of-four Erin Carr-Jordan of Chandler, Ariz., who has embarked on a crusade after encountering what she called "unacceptable" conditions at a McDonald's playland in Tempe.
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