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February 11, 1988
In response to a burgeoning slow-growth movement, the City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a study group to examine the city's development policies. The group will include representatives of the City Council, the Planning Commission and Glendora Pride, a citizens group that is calling for stricter controls on development.
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SCIENCE
November 29, 2013 | By Monte Morin
The journal Food and Chemical Toxicology is retracting a highly controversial French study it published last year linking genetically modified maize to cancerous tumors in rats. In a statement released from its Cambridge, Mass., offices on Thursday, publisher Elsevier said that upon closer review of the paper, editors determined that the experimental sample was too small to allow for clear conclusions. Also, the type of rat involved in the experiment is known for high incidence of tumors, it said.
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NEWS
April 7, 1988
A new committee of parents, teachers and administrators is beginning its study of whether the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District should revive the intermediate school system it disbanded a decade ago as a cost-cutting measure. The committee was appointed by the school board in response to complaints about the district's system of placing seventh-graders in elementary schools and eighth-graders in high school.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Community" (NBC, Thursday). The low-rated and much-beloved comedy about a study group at a community college that is not about a study group at a community college so much as it is a comedy about a comedy about a study group at a community college that is only incidentally a study group - and so on - concludes its fourth and possibly last season this week. (The first without cashiered creator and showrunner Dan Harmon, it was delayed from October to February, with the odd effect of airing its Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes in early spring.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1999 | DAVID COLKER
A Granada Hills Bible study group arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, just hours before a massive earthquake struck early Tuesday morning, killing more than 150 people in that city alone. No one in the group from St. Euphrasia Catholic Church was injured, tour leader Bill Creasy said by telephone Tuesday from Hotel Mercure in Istanbul. The tour group includes 42 adults and two children. "We were just getting ready for bed when it happened," Creasy said.
WORLD
December 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
To dispute one criticism by the Iraq Study Group, the Defense Intelligence Agency has disclosed the number of its analysts devoted to Iraq: more than 300, with 49 focused exclusively on the insurgency. Last week's report from the study group, led by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, said the agency had fewer than 10 analysts with more than two years of experience studying the insurgency.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley has appointed 11 members to a study group that will examine the future of Los Angeles Theatre Center, asking that members "devise the best solutions for the permanent survival of theater on Spring Street." William Wingate, former executive managing director of the Center Theatre Group, has been hired as a consultant on the study.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1988
An Ocean Beach man who led a Bible study group for adolescent boys was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in state prison for molesting some of them. Ronnie Steckbauer, 35, was also fined $5,000 by San Diego Superior Court Judge William Howatt. One mother of a molested boy told the judge she was very angry and urged a severe sentence. Afterward, she said she felt Steckbauer deserved a life sentence.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The staff of the city Community Redevelopment Agency has recommended an additional $998,390 subsidy to the Los Angeles Theatre Center--while a commission studying the facility has produced three draft recommendations, including a plan to convert it into a city-owned stage complex with the existing LATC company just one of several producers.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2010
SERIES Carnie Wilson: Unstapled: The singer-songwriter with the pop group Wilson Phillips, daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson and host of "The Newlywed Game" is featured in this new unscripted series (5 and 8 p.m. Game Show Network). Community: After winter break, the study group gets a new addition (Jack Black) (8 p.m. NBC). Bones: Brennan and Booth investigate human remains with extraterrestrial attributes (8 p.m. Fox). 30 Rock: Jack (Alec Baldwin)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
UC Riverside students received a dose of validation Wednesday from system President Mark G. Yudof over their radical plan to abolish tuition and replace it with post-graduation payments equaling 5% of their income for 20 years. Speaking at a UC regents meeting on the Riverside campus, Yudof said he was "very impressed" with the proposal - despite the obstacles it would face in implementation. "We think the ideas are constructive," Yudof said, promising that his staff would study the plan.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2011 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Chevy Chase, 68, indelibly identified with "Saturday Night Live's" inaugural season 36 years ago, plays moist-towelette mogul and aging study group member Pierce Hawthorne in the third season on the NBC college sitcom, "Community. " Let's talk about "Community" and your character, Pierce. I think it's interesting that everybody in the study group is lovably wacky, but Pierce is arguably the darkest character. That's a change for your comic persona, isn't it? Yeah, maybe I should bring that up. I don't know what my comic persona really is. I've never been in a sitcom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2011 | By Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times
Not long after she began studying to become a mortician, Amber Carvaly started to dream about death. In one dream, she found herself in an embalming room surrounded by gleaming silver tables. In another, she found herself in a cemetery, and in a third, her grandmother had died and, as her mother stood by, Carvaly let out an ear-piercing, heart-wrenching scream. Each time she awoke in her studio apartment in Eagle Rock scared, yet strangely reassured. Weeks into a demanding curriculum on such topics as the cultural history of undertaking, preparation for embalming and funeral ceremonies, she hadn't grown numb.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2010
SERIES Carnie Wilson: Unstapled: The singer-songwriter with the pop group Wilson Phillips, daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson and host of "The Newlywed Game" is featured in this new unscripted series (5 and 8 p.m. Game Show Network). Community: After winter break, the study group gets a new addition (Jack Black) (8 p.m. NBC). Bones: Brennan and Booth investigate human remains with extraterrestrial attributes (8 p.m. Fox). 30 Rock: Jack (Alec Baldwin)
HEALTH
September 21, 2009 | Jeannine Stein
Successful weight loss may be just a podcast away. But what's on that podcast could make the difference between losing a modest amount of weight and losing next to none, according to a new study out of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Researchers used two types of podcasts to see which was more effective at helping 78 overweight and obese men and women shed pounds over 12 weeks. Participants were randomly divided into two groups. The control group listened to a popular weight-loss podcast currently on the market.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2009 | Denise Martin
Two-year schools get a bad rap. "You've heard it's loser college," says the dean in a new NBC comedy set in one, "Community." "For remedial teens, twentysomething dropouts, middle-aged divorcees and old people keeping their minds active as they circle the drains of eternity." Series creator Dan Harmon can poke fun at community colleges because he loves them. When he was 32 and already established as a screenwriter, he enrolled at Glendale Community College. "My girlfriend was taking classes there and I thought we could both take Spanish together," Harmon said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 11 people who could determine the future of Los Angeles Theatre Center met for lunch in Mayor Tom Bradley's office Monday and began their summer-long deliberations. Appointed by Bradley a month ago, this group was charged with figuring out how to ensure "the permanent survival of theater" in the Spring Street building that houses LATC. The Community Redevelopment Agency has said that it can no longer afford LATC's facilities and debt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1991 | TOM GORMAN and DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Grossmont Union High School District was sued in federal court Tuesday for allegedly prohibiting one of its students to formally establish a Christian Bible study and prayer group on the Granite Hills High School campus. The lawsuit, filed in U.S.
NATIONAL
September 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An influential education panel recommends canceling the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a complex form known as the FAFSA. The 101-question document is the gateway for obtaining money from government and school programs, as well as private scholarships. Almost every student applying to college, regardless of income, submits the form. But it is so detailed that some families are discouraged from applying, the Rethinking Student Aid study group said. The Internal Revenue Service can provide most of the information needed to apportion federal financial aid fairly, said the panel, which spent two years studying ways to simplify the student aid process.
NATIONAL
May 25, 2007 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
President Bush said Thursday that once his troop buildup improved security in the Iraqi capital, he intended to follow the withdrawal plan proposed by a bipartisan study group, embracing recommendations previously spurned by the administration. Speaking at a White House news conference, Bush for the first time adopted the blueprint outlined in December by the Iraq Study Group, saying he envisioned U.S. troops gradually moving out of their combat role and into support and training functions.
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