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July 31, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
You can now use the $ on Twitter to turn stock symbols into clickable links. The new feature came Monday afternoon when the company announced it in a tweet. Now you can click on ticker symbols like $ GE on to see search results about stocks and companies - Twitter (@twitter) July 31, 2012 The use of $ before stock symbols was already common, especially among those working in Wall Street-related fields, but by giving the symbol clickability, Twitter is making the practice more worthwhile.
April 26, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
His is a name that has appeared in this publication's pages hundreds of times - as an author and as a subject. It's a name that calls up notions of the Latino struggle for civil rights and the radical Chicano movement in Los Angeles. It's also a name that initially made filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez groan when someone suggested the life behind the name as a subject for his next documentary. The legacy of former Los Angeles Times reporter and columnist Ruben Salazar has reached folklore heights since the journalist's suspicious death in 1970 at age 42. And therein lies Rodriguez's point of contention.
November 15, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
As the months separate us from the intensity of the April-May riots, the "No Justice, No Peace? Resolutions . . . " exhibit at the California Afro-American Museum brings back the chills. But the multimedia show also tries to explain the causes of the unrest and offers suggestions for avoiding more violence. The exhibition features expressions of anger in O.
April 24, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
As in many a thriller, the helpful stranger in "The German Doctor" turns out to be a monster. In this case, he's no run-of-the-mill sadist but Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's Angel of Death, and he finds prime subjects for experimentation in an Argentine family. The drama by Lucía Puenzo, adapting her novel "Wakolda," is a credible imagining of a brief period in Mengele's South American exile. The what-if conceit is intriguing enough not to be undone by increasingly heavy-handed symbolism.
April 16, 1995
How did Easter bunnies and colored eggs come to be associated with a major religious observance? The explanation lies in the convergence of cultures and religions over thousands of years. * The Easter Bunny The rabbit is the symbol of the Eostre, the goddess of spring worshipped on ancient Northern Europe. The rabbit's awesome reproductive power made it a ready symbol of fertility.
January 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Arab and Muslim groups erected a new Islamic star and crescent near the White House to replace a display that was torn down and spray-painted with a swastika last weekend. The Islamic symbols, which represent peace and tolerance, were displayed for the first time together with the national Christmas tree and a Hanukkah menorah on the Ellipse behind the White House. President Clinton last week condemned the attack on the Islamic symbols.
May 6, 2007 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Clashing symbols are sweet music to cartoonists' ears. A twisted picture is worth a thousand twisted words. So George Tenet's silky Medal of Freedom was just waiting for Tom Toles to sling it around a sow's neck. And it was only a matter of time until the late Pat Tillman, erstwhile symbolic war hero, was paint-balled with a broader brush, and until we applied the coup de grace to the prematurely celebratory "Fait Accompli" banner.
April 4, 1987
Stereotyping of any kind is always anathema to me, but if there is such a thing as a totally objective view I would say Conrad has it. I, as a Jew, even as a parent with a child, look for integrity within myself and mine as a given. I think it is news (naive as it seems) even to my dearest friends that it is more shocking when morality fails me and mine than others around me. Conrad is a Catholic and a good person on all subjects, even the symbols of the Christian faith, the Immaculate Conception, the Pope and, yes, even the Cross.
September 14, 1991
I draw your attention to the Sept. 2 Calendar, in which there is an advertisement concerning a film titled "The Pope Must Die!" This ad, by using the miter and the woman's religious habit, which are specifically Catholic symbols, is offensive and insensitive to the Catholic community. The ad excerpts review words calling the movie "irreverent" and a "holy riot." I believe that bigotry includes the mockery of another because of race or religion. I believe it an outrage that you would permit religious bigotry to be printed on your paper.
March 1, 1987
I was dismayed that you ran "Montreal a Haven for Fur" Feb. 1, an article singing the praises of Montreal's furriers. "Montreal a Hell for Animals" is a more apt title. Every year millions of animals are poisoned, gassed or electrocuted for their skins. These are the lucky ones. Fifteen to 30 million others slowly die in the jaws of steel leg-hold traps. Many chew off their paws in vain attempts to escape the pain of these torturous devices. The article upholds the myth that fur coats are symbols of status and luxury.
April 11, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Federal wildlife officials on Friday said Devil's Hole pupfish have laid eggs in captivity for the first time, a biological breakthrough that could save the nearly extinct species. "We're thrilled - we've passed a major milestone," said Olin Feuerbacher, an aquaculturist at the Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility in Amargosa Valley, Nev., which is home to all 29 of the federally endangered Devil's Hole pupfish now in captivity. "We now have a good chance of establishing a captive lifeboat population.
March 30, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien and Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - It's becoming a familiar scene in everybody's favorite city - luxury shuttles with Wi-Fi and plush seats barreling past sluggish, dilapidated city buses crammed with local residents standing elbow to elbow. The nerd convoy, ferrying workers to technology companies in Silicon Valley, has raised the ire of civic activists who see it as a symbol of a divide between the haves and have nots as the region's tech boom has sent housing costs and evictions soaring. But as heated as that backlash has become at times, it has obscured a much broader story that these buses have to tell about changes sweeping across not just San Francisco but also the entire Bay Area.
March 29, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - Michael Robertson put the bag of chemicals in an inside pocket of his sport coat, the pump in the other. He snaked the tubes between the buttons of his shirt to the port in his chest. He adjusted his tie to cover them. Then he sat down in a cavernous room in the White House complex and pulled his chair close to the table, hiding the bulges. Robertson, an aide to President Obama, was meeting with top officials from federal agencies working to implement the Affordable Care Act. He was also in treatment for stage IV colorectal cancer.
March 28, 2014 | By Howard Blume
David Koff, a filmmaker and union activist whose investigation of a campus construction project profoundly changed the Los Angeles school system, has died. He was 74. He committed suicide March 6 in Hastings, N.Y., his family said. Koff was the indefatigable researcher who, in the 1990s, took on the Belmont Learning Complex, turning it into a symbol of civic dysfunction as it became the nation's most expensive high school. Outside Los Angeles, Koff was best known as a talented documentary filmmaker who took uncompromising stands.
March 25, 2014 | By Patt Morrison
In the 1960s and '70s, as Americans argued over legalizing abortion, supporters of abortion rights sometimes held coat hangers aloft as an eloquent, grisly reminder that desperate women used them - and other methods --  for horrific, sometimes fatal self-induced illegal abortions. In an April 1969 demonstration by more than 300,000 protesters in Washington, marchers wore coat hangers around their necks and held signs reading, “Never again.” Maybe that symbol has faded from memory after 40 years of legal abortion, but not everyone's forgotten.
March 21, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Twitter -- the microblogging platform whose identity is closely intertwined with hashtags and the @ symbol -- is now considering removing those two elements from its service. Vivian Schiller, the company's head of news, this week called hashtags and the @-reply symbol "arcane," hinting that both may be moved into the background of Twitter's service, according to BuzzFeed . Schiller made her comments at the Newspaper Assn. of America's mediaXchange conference in Denver. Already, Twitter has begun phasing out the @ symbol on the Android alpha test group version of its app, according to BuzzFeed.
September 27, 2010
Taking a spin on your bike should be fun, but wrestling with traffic often isn't. Last year, 630 bicyclists died on U.S. roadways, accounting for 2% of traffic fatalities in the nation. (For a closer look, read 2008 data on traffic safety released this year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Center for Statistics and Analysis.) Many cyclists are working in their states to push for a "3-foot" rule -- a law that requires motorists to stay at least 3 feet from riders before passing; 15 states already have adopted such laws.
February 9, 2014
Re "The cost of a cross," Editorial, Feb. 7 From 1957 until 2004, the central figure on the Los Angeles County seal was the image of the Roman goddess Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees (which seems fitting considering the importance of the citrus industry in the history of Los Angeles County). So my question for those who object to showing an image on the county seal of the San Gabriel Mission as it actually appears - with a cross on top - and to those who view this as somehow an endorsement of Christianity is this: Was the former seal an endorsement of Roman paganism?
January 20, 2014 | By Anh Do
Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade. The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds through Little Saigon as firecrackers pop and the old flag of South Vietnam flutters. The pressing question now is if a rainbow flag will be added to the colorful mix. After firm resistance, organizers of the Tet parade, along with other groups called to a community assembly, relented, agreeing to let a troop of Vietnamese American LGBT activists march.
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