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December 22, 2010
COMEDY "The Christmas Conspiracy!" Explore your inner Scrooge by attending the Upright Citizens Brigade's performance of "The Christmas Conspiracy!" It'll be a night of funny people acting as experts, scholars and intellectuals who reveal why Christmas is the greatest conspiracy of all time. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre , 5919 Franklin Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (323) 908-8702; losangeles.ucbtheatre.com . MOVIES Cinefamily's Winter Solstice Nevermind Christmas, Hanukkah and Festivus ?
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July 5, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard
The gig: Dominic Ng, 54, is chairman and chief executive of Pasadena's East West Bank, formerly a savings and loan association based in L.A.'s Chinatown that he built into the nation's largest Chinese American bank, with $23 billion in assets. The bank operates in California, New York, Boston, Seattle, Houston and Atlanta, with full-service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shantou, China. A specialty is helping Americans navigate a maze of regulations to invest in China - and increasingly vice versa, as Chinese investors buy U.S. businesses and homes.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2009 | Gina Piccalo
The comedy nerds arrived first, confident that they'd have first choice of the 92 seats in the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood. They would wait over an hour to get in. And that in itself is a status thing, because this tiny black-box theater houses the nucleus of the nation's alternative comedy scene, a place where Dane Cook is always a punch line. "The style of comedy just appeals to our sensibility," waiting fan Eric Wickersham, 25, said recently.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2012
MOVIES Comprised of Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, the original Upright Citizens Brigade helped shaped a generation's worth of sketch comedy with their now bi-coastal improv schools and Comedy Central series. Now reunited in a feature film directed by Besser, "Freak Dance" promises a glimpse of "the dirtiest of all the boogaloos," but like all the best in movement-based movies, it's all done in the name of saving a community center (so it's completely justified)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2010 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
"I love Maria Bamford. She makes me laugh. I think she's hysterically funny. She performs all over the place [in LA]. Have you seen her? She's so funny ? she's one of the few people that really makes you laugh hard, who's doing something so interesting and insane. She does a lot of voices. She has a very high voice and she does a lot of characters and people in her life ? with deep voices ? and it's just a unique, bizarre act. I've seen a lot of comics and it takes a lot to make me laugh really hard.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard
The gig: Dominic Ng, 54, is chairman and chief executive of Pasadena's East West Bank, formerly a savings and loan association based in L.A.'s Chinatown that he built into the nation's largest Chinese American bank, with $23 billion in assets. The bank operates in California, New York, Boston, Seattle, Houston and Atlanta, with full-service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shantou, China. A specialty is helping Americans navigate a maze of regulations to invest in China - and increasingly vice versa, as Chinese investors buy U.S. businesses and homes.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2009 | By Gina Piccalo
Attention L.A. hipster-parents: New Year's Eve isn't just for grown-ups anymore. And apparently, neither is alternative comedy, that awkward, absurdist brand of humor so popular with the skinny jeans-and-cardigan crowd. So take note of "The Not Inappropriate Show" on Thursday afternoon at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood. The show is curated by Bob Odenkirk, one of the alternative-comedy scene's godfathers, and his talent-manager wife, Naomi, and features sketches written for adults but "not inappropriate" for kids.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2010
Marc Maron and guests will tackle the most complex and apt philosophical question of our day -- "WTF?" -- in this stand-up comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Featured guests will include Jeff Garlin and Jimmy Pardo, and the show will be recorded for Maron's podcast of the same name. UCB Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave. Fri. 8 p.m. $8. (323) 908-8702. www.ucbtheatre .com .
BUSINESS
August 14, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Alza Corp. more than doubled the sales force it will use to promote a new incontinence drug it hopes will win U.S. approval by year-end, as it challenges its bigger rival, Pharmacia & Upjohn Inc. Palo Alto-based Alza, the largest U.S. maker of controlled-release drugs, hired a unit of UCB, the Belgian drug and chemicals group, to deploy 335 sales representatives to market the drug to primary-care physicians.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2001 | By MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
French bank BNP Paribas, moving quickly to expand into the Western United States, agreed Sunday to acquire United California Bank from its Japanese parent UFJ Holdings for $2.4 billion in cash. The proposed acquisition would be the third major U.S. purchase for the French bank in a year and underscores an aggressive push recently by European and Canadian banks into the U.S. financial services sector. BNP Paribas is weeks away from completing its takeover of Honolulu-based BancWest Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2010
COMEDY "The Christmas Conspiracy!" Explore your inner Scrooge by attending the Upright Citizens Brigade's performance of "The Christmas Conspiracy!" It'll be a night of funny people acting as experts, scholars and intellectuals who reveal why Christmas is the greatest conspiracy of all time. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre , 5919 Franklin Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (323) 908-8702; losangeles.ucbtheatre.com . MOVIES Cinefamily's Winter Solstice Nevermind Christmas, Hanukkah and Festivus ?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2010 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
"I love Maria Bamford. She makes me laugh. I think she's hysterically funny. She performs all over the place [in LA]. Have you seen her? She's so funny ? she's one of the few people that really makes you laugh hard, who's doing something so interesting and insane. She does a lot of voices. She has a very high voice and she does a lot of characters and people in her life ? with deep voices ? and it's just a unique, bizarre act. I've seen a lot of comics and it takes a lot to make me laugh really hard.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2009 | By Gina Piccalo
Attention L.A. hipster-parents: New Year's Eve isn't just for grown-ups anymore. And apparently, neither is alternative comedy, that awkward, absurdist brand of humor so popular with the skinny jeans-and-cardigan crowd. So take note of "The Not Inappropriate Show" on Thursday afternoon at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood. The show is curated by Bob Odenkirk, one of the alternative-comedy scene's godfathers, and his talent-manager wife, Naomi, and features sketches written for adults but "not inappropriate" for kids.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2009 | Gina Piccalo
The comedy nerds arrived first, confident that they'd have first choice of the 92 seats in the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood. They would wait over an hour to get in. And that in itself is a status thing, because this tiny black-box theater houses the nucleus of the nation's alternative comedy scene, a place where Dane Cook is always a punch line. "The style of comedy just appeals to our sensibility," waiting fan Eric Wickersham, 25, said recently.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2001 | By MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
French bank BNP Paribas, moving quickly to expand into the Western United States, agreed Sunday to acquire United California Bank from its Japanese parent UFJ Holdings for $2.4 billion in cash. The proposed acquisition would be the third major U.S. purchase for the French bank in a year and underscores an aggressive push recently by European and Canadian banks into the U.S. financial services sector. BNP Paribas is weeks away from completing its takeover of Honolulu-based BancWest Corp.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Alza Corp. more than doubled the sales force it will use to promote a new incontinence drug it hopes will win U.S. approval by year-end, as it challenges its bigger rival, Pharmacia & Upjohn Inc. Palo Alto-based Alza, the largest U.S. maker of controlled-release drugs, hired a unit of UCB, the Belgian drug and chemicals group, to deploy 335 sales representatives to market the drug to primary-care physicians.
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