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NEWS
May 7, 2001 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lineman Ernie Lopez has been rousted out of bed on countless cold, rainy nights. He's climbed 100-foot utility poles in heavy winds and grabbed live electrical lines with nothing but a pair of rubber gloves to protect him. But the hardest thing Lopez has done in 20 years at Southern California Edison is walk away from a darkened apartment building while residents pleaded for their heat. It happened in late January.
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IMAGE
September 6, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
This fall, structured jackets are kicking Michelle Obama's cardigans to the curb. After several seasons of sweet and ladylike, fashion has found its edge. The jacket -- be it long, loose and boyfriend-style by Stella McCartney, shrunken into a schoolboy silhouette at J.Crew, sequin-dusted at Zara, cropped and rendered in crisp white from 3.1 Phillip Lim or studded and shoulder-padded at Balmain -- is the key to fall's strong mood. And for good reason. No other piece of clothing, except perhaps a pair of heels, is as transformative.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1999
Los Angeles Valley College will end its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration Friday by dedicating a commemorative garden and preparing a time capsule--filled with college catalogs, yearbooks, a compact disc of music arranged by one of the school's professors--to be opened on the college's 100th birthday in 2049.
BUSINESS
August 3, 1991 | HAL FOSTER
A Los Angeles company that makes equipment for dams and other electrical power-generating facilities has entered into a joint venture with two Soviet companies to market large Soviet-built generators and turbines in the United States. Magnetek Inc. is the No. 1 builder of medium-power transformers in the United States, but does not manufacture the industry's biggest power devices--generators and turbines.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
In "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," motorcycles, bulldozers and toasters transform into a menacing militia, but it's the robot with a more feminine side that stands out among the heavy metal soldiers. Alice, a "pretender" Decepticon, emerges in the form of a sexy coed who shares a near-fatal kiss with Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) via her titanium tongue.
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