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April 2, 2006 | Debra J. Miller, Debra J. Miller teaches English at a private high school in Los Angeles.
On Thursday, Oct. 8, 1964, the day the police decided my mother killed my father, I woke up late, the kind of late that snaps you out of your favorite dream, the one where you're wrapped in the arms of your favorite TV hunk--mine was Dr. Kildare--and he's just about to . . . when bang your unconscious tells you the sun is out, the lights are on all over the house and you're going to be late for school because nobody got you out of bed. We were a family of five. I was 14 and the oldest.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Depending on your knowledge of the material and expectations going in, the touring version of "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," which opened Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre, might be either an ingenious, audience-friendly re-creation or a bastardization of this classic American show. Both perspectives can reside within the same spectator, as they do within me, one alternately gaining the upper hand over the other. Undeniable, however, is the majesty of the score, which begins after the Overture with "Summertime" and keeps soaring with "My Man's Gone Now," "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" and "I Loves You, Porgy.
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FOOD
January 26, 2013
  Total time: 30 minutes Servings: Makes about 3 cups hot sauce. Note: The sauce should be prepared in a well-ventilated area. Muscovado sugar can be found at most cooking and baking supply stores. Wear gloves while chopping the Scotch bonnet or habanero peppers because the heat in the oils can sting your hands. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling the peppers. 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 3/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons salt 1/4 cup muscovado or dark brown sugar 6 to 9 Scotch bonnet or habanero peppers, stemmed and chopped 4 teaspoons minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced ginger 2 bunches scallions, chopped (green and white parts)
NATIONAL
April 24, 2014 | By John M. Glionna and Richard Simon
BUNKERVILLE, Nev. - The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags - tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind. At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint, evidence of the tense power play raging between the rebellious 67-year-old cattleman and the federal government. Then there are the guns. Scores of grim citizen militiamen in combat fatigues - semiautomatic weapons slung over their shoulders, ammunition magazines at their belts - patrol from a base they call Camp Tripwire.
IMAGE
November 14, 2010
Plenty of publications, including In Style and People, reference the fashion on "Gossip Girl" in an attempt to satisfy the style-hungry who pine for a floral gown worn by Blair or the glittery black eyeliner greased around Jenny's eyes. In addition, there are a number of websites that dedicate their content to tracking what the cast wears, citing the specific designer, cost of each item and links to retail sites. Among them: http://www.gossipgirlfashion.net ? Perhaps the most comprehensive website on all things worn by the Gossip Girls.
NEWS
December 6, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
The Rodeo Drive Walk of Style honored LVMH-owned Italian jewelry brand Bulgari at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night, with actress Drew Barrymore presenting a Robert Graham-designed torso statuette to Nicola Bulgari and the city's mayor reading an official proclamation declaring Dec. 5, 2012, "Bulgari Day. " Bulgari, the 20th recipient of the award, will be commemorated with a permanent (but yet-to-be embedded) bronze sidewalk plaque bearing Nicola Bulgari's signature and the quote: "Style is an everlasting impression and jewelry is a passion that is passed through generations.
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August 9, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
You gotta love watching the Olympics - for the sports, of course, but also for the style. Uniforms are designed primarily for function, and ostensibly they level the playing field. Photo Gallery: Best 2012 Olympic style moments But they actually ratchet up the competition sartorially, as teams try to intimidate and outdo one another using only the skimpy canvas of a swimsuit, a leotard or a pair of shorts, and having to dress within the confines of official Olympic brand sponsors.
SPORTS
August 20, 2009
TRAVEL
March 29, 1987
What a "choice" ending for one of the finest editions of Traveling in Style (March 15). MIRIAM TOBOLOWSKY Los Angeles
TRAVEL
April 2, 1989
How splendid to read of the luxury of Cliveden and to see those superb photographs. Congratulations, too, on the entire issue. BURKS HAMNER Los Angeles
IMAGE
April 21, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
During her royal tour of New Zealand this month, Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, stepped out in a sharply tailored, custom Alexander McQueen coat and a perfect ponytail. Smoothly volumized, with a wide lock of hair wrapped around the band, Middleton's pony looked relaxed yet royally polished. Kate's 'do garnered raves on fashion and style blogs, showing she's not alone in appreciating the dependable hairstyle that works day and night, rain or shine. More than a fast solution on bad hair days, it's an instant styling trick - the ponytail's effortless, devil-may-care attitude balances the formality of structured suiting, dazzling jewelry and elegant dresses.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
This Napa farmhouse-style home, which takes its cues from 19th-century floor plans, sits on a corner lot in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section. White bead board brings a rural tone to the interiors as does the country kitchen's butcher-block counters and farmhouse sink. Location: 743 29th St., Manhattan Beach 90266 Asking price: $4.2 million Year built: 2013 House size: Five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,800 square feet Lot size: 8,382 square feet Features: Wraparound front porch, wood-burning stove, breakfast sun room, radiant floor heating, basement family room, covered porch, brick patio and paths, detached three-car garage, fruit trees, fenced raised-bed vegetable garden, flower gardens About the area: Last year, 398 single-family homes sold in the 90266 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.65 million, according to DataQuick.
AUTOS
April 16, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Toyota launched a dramatic mid-cycle restyling of its Camry sedan in a move to fend off increasing competition from rivals such as the Honda Accord and the Nissan Altima. The Camry has been the nation's best-selling passenger car for a dozen years but its lead over competitors is narrowing. Through the first three months of this year, Toyota has sold just over 94,000 Camrys. It leads the Altima by about 5,000 sales and the Accord by about 15,000 sales. But the Accord's share of the market is growing and, when sales to rental car companies and other fleet customers are subtracted, actually beat the Camry last year, said Karl Brauer, an analyst with auto information company Kelley Blue Book.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Chris Foster
The scene was part Bolshoi Ballet, part Marx Brothers. Four UCLA running backs lined up yards apart, forming a square. On a signal, they burst forward, dodging each other at the last second. Then another group stepped up and repeated the bit. What looked like an elaborate game of chicken was actually part of a Running Back 101 course led by first-year assistant coach Kennedy Polamalu. "We're trying to get the mental part down," Polamalu said. "… We're on them pretty good.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Rachel Zoe, stylist, fashion designer and author of "Living in Style: Inspiration And Advice for Everyday Glamour," (written with Monica Corcoran Harel) kicked things off at the Festival of Books on Saturday morning. She was interviewed by photographer, TV personality and friend Amanda de Cadenet before a capacity crowd of 150.  Clad in a black jumpsuit and 6-inch Brian Atwood heels with a 1-1/2-inch platform (the audience asked), Zoe and de Cadenet chatted for 45 minutes.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
The world of Christian pop music gets the "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" treatment in the clever, consistently amusing mockumentary "Jesus People. " The film, an offshoot of a Web series made popular on FunnyOrDie.com, brings together a deft comedic cast (including six of the series' original actors) who enjoyably sell this tale of the speedy rise and fall of a hapless Christian band named Cross My Heart. Formed under the aegis of the earnest, supposedly dying - and conspicuously bewigged - Pastor Jerry (Joel McCrary)
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Scarlett Johansson, currently starring in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," is on the cover of Glamour's May issue. Inside she talks about hand-to-hand combat in "Captain America. " But more to the point, she reveals what she likes about fashion in her new hometown, Paris. "The nice thing about being in Paris is that you know everybody's looking at what you're wearing: You have an audience, you know? New York is about street style that's functional. A Paris look is not functional!
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By David Ng
Anne Hathaway has yet to make good on her oft-professed desire to perform in a Broadway musical. Her Oscar-winning turn as Fantine in the 2012 movie version of "Les Miserables" showed that she has the singing chops. And if we need more proof, the actress appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday to remind us that she can belt it out as good as Broadway's best. Hathaway, sporting close-cropped hair and a black pant-suit number, was accompanied on the piano by host Jimmy Fallon in a series of rap and hip-hop songs performed in a humorously over-the-top Broadway style.
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