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August 6, 1989 | ALEX EFTY, Associated Press
Yamid Reza Pahlavi, a younger brother of the late Shah of Iran, grinned a toothless smile in the cell he shares with 23 other convicts in notorious Evin prison and said, "Things could be worse." Speaking in broken English to a group of foreign reporters on a conducted tour of the prison in north Tehran, he said he was serving a 10-year sentence "for a family reason" but refused to be more specific. He said he had seven more years to serve.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1998 | RICHARD WARCHOL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Officials in this peaceful, bucolic hideaway are debating how best to quell a big-city problem usually left down the hill. At least twice a day, someone calls police complaining about panhandlers on downtown street corners. Or transients using walls, trail sides or ball fields as toilets. Or hanging out at picnic tables and drinking in Sarzotti and Libbey parks, frightening the general public. And so, members of the City Council on Tuesday will consider laying down some laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Diego man who says homelessness can be ended by putting transients to work espoused his work ethic in speeches around Ventura on Monday, impressing business people with the promise of wiping out vagrancy at a minimum cost. "This country was not built by freeloaders--it was built by hard workers," said Bob McElroy, president of San Diego's Alpha Project for the Homeless. "We can't help people who don't want to help themselves."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles parks commissioners took the unusual step Monday of calling for amendments to city law that would permit permanent early closure of several recreation areas in the Sepulveda Basin troubled by drug, lewd conduct and transient problems. Monday's action, if ratified by the Los Angeles City Council, would enact a sunset-to-sunrise curfew at 80-acre Woodley Park, the popular Woodley flight field for model airplanes and the 40-acre Sepulveda Wildlife Reserve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1998 | COLL METCALFE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While a new study indicates that store owners across Southern California feel petty crime is interfering with their businesses, shopkeepers in Ventura County say stepped-up enforcement has made them feel safer. A poll by The Times and USC's Marshall School of Business revealed widespread frustration in the Southern California business community over graffiti vandals, vagrants and thieves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City Council will vote Monday on whether to grant a so-called sober living center the permit it needs to continue operating. The Recovery Center complex at 1110 Victoria St. has 19 two-bedroom apartments that house about 40 recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. Residents of the area have complained that the center is responsible for an increasing amount of vagrancy and crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor died early Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with her four children at her side, publicist Sally Morrison said. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said Mickey Rooney played Elizabeth Taylor's trainer in "Lassie Come Home.
FOOD
July 21, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
The first dish served on Miles Thompson's five-course tasting menu during the Vagrancy Project's residency at Allston Yacht Club on a recent Monday was called "Oyster. " But it was so much more. The 24-year-old chef had encased a raw oyster inside a translucent oval of rosy kimchi gelée and placed it on top of a bed of crushed dashi gelée redolent of fish and earthy soy sauce. He then added a soft, pink mound of pied de cochon , a few rounds of pickled radish, some crunchy agretti and slender scallion slices.
SPORTS
June 5, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Before Smarty Jones tries to make history in the Belmont Stakes, owner-trainer Wesley Ward has an opportunity to win two races on the card. In the first, a $58,000 allowance at 1 1/16 miles, Lifestyle, who has won his first two starts by a combined 23 1/4 lengths, will try to remain unbeaten. Five races later, Bear Fan will aim for her fourth consecutive victory in the $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap at 6 1/2 furlongs. The Vagrancy is the first leg of a pick six with a guaranteed pool of $1 million.
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