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May 12, 1991
After weeks of anticipation, mere words cannot adequately express how totally underwhelmed I am with your new format. RICHARD V. GROGAN Oceanside
April 3, 2014 | By Jessica A. Levinson
Thank you, Supreme Court. Before your decision Wednesday in McCutcheon vs. FEC, Americans were confined to giving a measly total of $48,600 in campaign contributions to federal candidates (enough for about nine candidates) and a total of $74,600 to political action committees. That means individuals were subject to aggregate contributions limits totaling a mere $123,200. Of course, individuals could, and still can, give unlimited sums to independent groups, such as so-called super PACs and other nonprofit corporations.
February 13, 1988
I am totally in favor of what the Cultural Foundation intends to build for an Arts Park. Mrs. J.E. METSCHAN Calabasas
March 3, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
As mud and debris cleanup continued Monday in many parts of Los Angeles County, meteorologists said the area registered only enough rain to make a "small dent in our rainfall deficit. " From Wednesday through Monday morning, downtown L.A. registered 4.52 inches of rain, bringing the total rain since July 1 to 5.72 inches. Although the rainfall was significant, David Sweet of the National Weather Service said the normal amount this time of year is 11.46 inches. It would take several of these types of storms to bring rainfall for the season to normal levels, Sweet said.
May 1, 1988
In the article "Colorism," statements about the Newell family and quotations attributed to them were taken totally out of context. THE JAMES NEWELL FAMILY Riverside
October 27, 1990
Although the A's were totally outplayed when swept by the Reds, they still insist they are not the second-best team in baseball. I'm in total agreement. The Pirates are the second-best team. At least they made the Reds play six. BERNIE LAMAS Newbury Park
January 31, 2001
Thank you for that sobering and incisive assessment of John Ashcroft's nomination for attorney general ("The Conscience of a Pentecostal," by Martin E. Marty, Opinion, Jan. 28). I too am an evangelical Christian committed to scriptural truths and commands. Thus I find it breathtakingly appalling that Ashcroft is so power-hungry he would willingly subscribe to enforcing laws he declares he finds totally unscriptural and abhorrent. Either this means he is intending to change or subvert those laws--or has no moral convictions whatever.
June 9, 1995
Last month I received bad news. I was informed that the U.S.Treasury Department would not allow me to attend the 7th Annual Conference of North American and Cuban Philosophers and Social Scientists, to be held in Havana, June 12-26. My application, complete with my rationale and curriculum vitae, was accepted by the conference. That same application was not accepted by the Treasury Department. When I told numerous friends that the "United States forbids my going to Cuba," they were astounded!
August 29, 1986
So the Navy has decided to allow its athletic standouts to participate in professional football on a "not-to-interfere" or "no-conflict" basis with their "regular" duties. This is an unfortunate decision--for us taxpayers. These young men, ostensibly screened for their intellect and leadership potential, have been given, at taxpayers' expense, a comprehensive education. This should have prepared and motivated them to serve as totally committed Navy and Marine officers, not as "part time now" and "full time later on" football players.
June 8, 1989 | ELAINE KENDALL
Fabulous Nobodies by Lee Tulloch (William Morrow: $16.95; 288 pages) Although the editors of this section make a heroic effort to match reviewers to books, sometimes they have to settle for less than perfection. Where do you find a critic in sympathy with idea that "people would be a lot happier if they talked to their clothes more often"--one who could also appreciate the style of a novelist who uses the word frock an average of five times per page? Given these impossible parameters, you might just draw straws.
March 1, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
Saturday was a wet day in Southern California, but rainfall totals were lower than the 2 inches or more seen in some locations on Friday. A flash flood watch remains in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday and a high surf advisory until 5 p.m. Sunday. Here's a sampling of rainfall totals throughout the region for the 24-hour period ending 7 p.m. Saturday: Alhambra 0.85 inches Beverly Hills 0.72 inches Costa Mesa 0.56 inches Downtown Los Angeles 0.83 inches Fullerton 0.59 inches Hollywood Reservoir 1.62 inches John Wayne Airport 0.55 inches Lancaster 0.25 inches Long Beach 0.25 inches Ontario 1.02 inches San Gabriel Dam 2.23 inches Santa Ana 0.34 inches Santa Monica 0.81 inches Simi Valley 1.50 inches Soledad Canyon 1.12 inches Thousand Oaks 1.07 inches ALSO: Fight over school's American flag T-shirt ban likely to continue California couple's gold-coin find called greatest in U.S. history Former NFL player Darren Sharper surrenders to police in New Orleans rape case Twitter: @cindychangLA
February 27, 2014 | By E. Scott Reckard
Wells Fargo & Co. is slicing an additional 700 jobs from its mortgage operations, bringing staff reductions to about 7,000 -- nearly 12% of its home-lending workforce -- since last year, when rising interest rates ended a refinance boom.  Processing and fulfillment employees around the country are getting the boot, said Tom Goyda, a spokesman for Des Moines-based Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, the country's No. 1 originator of residential loans....
February 25, 2014 | Hugo Martin
Teen volleyball players, firefighters and female engineers are among the Los Angeles visitors who are expected to make 2014 one of the biggest years for the L.A. Convention Center in decades. The Convention Center has booked 29 conventions for 2014, surpassing the 22 conventions held at the facility last year. The events include 11 gatherings that are new to L.A. "Los Angeles is hot right now," said Ernest Wooden Jr., president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.
February 14, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Outside Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the once and future home of "The Tonight Show," the smell of fresh paint and sawdust fills the air. Visitors to one of the last tapings of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" are led up a back staircase by an NBC page, winding carefully past dusty drop cloths and dumpsters piled with construction waste. FOR THE RECORD: Jimmy Fallon: A Feb. 16 article about new "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon said that the program was returning to the same NBC New York studio where it resided for its first 15 years before Johnny Carson took the show to Burbank.
February 8, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SOCHI, Russia - Blaze Kotsenburg was partying with friends at 3 a.m. in Salt Lake City on Saturday, all of them gathered around a television set moments before his little brother Sage was scheduled to fly his snowboard down a mountain in Russia. His cellphone rang. Blaze fished it out of his pocket. Who could be calling at this hour? "Blaze, it's Sage," said the scratchy voice on the other end. "Hey everybody, shut up, it's my brother calling from the Olympics!" Blaze shouted to his friends.
February 2, 2014 | By Chris Foster
CORVALLIS, Ore.  - What is said in the locker room, stays in the locker room … as a rule. But when the angry words seem to burst through brick and mortar, there was no way to ignore the significance. UCLA flat-out stunk Sunday. BOX SCORE: Oregon State 71, UCLA 67 Coach Steve Alford made that clear during a verbose 10-minute instant-review to his team following a 71-67 loss to Oregon State that denied the Bruins a chance to move closer to first-place Arizona in the Pac-12 Conference standings.
November 12, 1989
It has been my habit since it was first published to pluck the Book Review Section from every Sunday Times, to savor in bed during the precious pre-sleep hours during the week, clipping reviews of appealing books as I go. While I went through October without clipping any reviews, I recently arrived at (oh, joy!) your Oct. 8 issue. My "want-list" from that issue sets a new record. All of the books have common appeals to me: 1. The reviewers enjoyed the books, and wrote with enthusiasm about them.
Ten years ago, a spunky sprite with a 1,000-watt smile and a girl-next-door name, Mary Lou Retton, vaulted from the Los Angeles Olympics across television screens into the homes of millions of Americans who fell in love with her. Sweet 16, 4-feet-9, a red-white-and-blue, stars-and-stripes ball spinning through the air, she made an entire country cheer on Aug. 3, 1984, when she landed firmly on her feet and flung up her arms, absolutely sure of a perfect 10 that gave her the first U.S.
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