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NEWS
February 26, 2014
Emily Smith is the Senior Vice President, Digital, for the Los Angeles Times. She is the chief architect of the company's digital strategy, managing product development, revenue development, and audience acquisition. She spearheads media partnerships with content companies, social networks and academia, and fosters a company culture of experimentation and innovation.  Emily has 20 years of experience in digital publishing and has been an impactful change agent for both The Times and The Walt Disney Company, where she was vice president of the Women and Family Online business.
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NEWS
February 26, 2014
As editor of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, Davan Maharaj oversees the largest daily newsgathering organization in the West.  It includes the flagship Los Angeles Times, the nation's fifth-largest newspaper; latimes.com, the nation's second-largest newspaper website; Times Community News, which consists of seven suburban daily and weekly newspapers and websites; and the Spanish-language Hoy and Fin de Semana newspapers and websites.  ...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Making his debut as host of "Late Night" on Monday, Seth Meyers struck a decidedly low-key note in a broadcast that emphasized finely tuned punch lines over star power and razzle-dazzle. Meyers opened the NBC show by paying tribute to one of his predecessor's best-known recurring bits, "Thank You Notes. " Seated at his desk, Meyers wrote a letter to Jimmy Fallon, now host of "The Tonight Show," promising to treat "Late Night" "with respect and dignity and to only use it to do completely original comedy pieces … starting now," he said.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2014 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: All owners in my association received a letter from the board's vice president along with photos showing everything that's wrong in our building. Some things that were listed as "wrong" have been dormant for dozens of years, and still this high-rise has not fallen down and his issues do not pose a liability. Some things have been deliberately tampered with by the vice president so he could say that they are "wrong. " Now that he has sent this list to all owners, what are the ramifications if we want to sell our units?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014
John Cacavas Composer's career was helped by Telly Savalas John Cacavas, 83, a composer, arranger and conductor who parlayed his friendship with actor Telly Savalas into a prolific career scoring music for film and television, including a theme to "Kojak," died Jan. 28 at his home in Beverly Hills, his family announced. He had been in declining health. While working in London in the early 1970s, Cacavas met Savalas. He agreed to produce an album for the actor, who promised to help the composer get into the film business.
WORLD
February 2, 2014 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - A former left-wing guerrilla leader held a wide lead in El Salvador's presidential race Sunday night, but it was unclear whether Salvador Sanchez Ceren could avoid a runoff. With 57% of the ballots tallied, Sanchez Ceren, the vice president of El Salvador, had a bit more than 49% of the vote. If he draws more than 50%, he will avoid a runoff provisionally scheduled for March 9. Norman Quijano, a former mayor of the capital, San Salvador, came in second, with 38% of the vote.
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
NEW YORK -- As one of the most polished players in the NFL, Peyton Manning rarely has a mental slip-up when it comes to talking to the media. But the Denver Broncos quarterback had to catch himself this week when he referred to Broncos legend John Elway as "Coach Elway" - an endearing audible that speaks to his respect for the Hall of Fame quarterback who brought him to Denver. Elway is actually the team's vice president of football operations and has been deep in the background during Super Bowl week, largely avoiding center stage to allow the team he helped build enjoy the fruits of its success.
OPINION
January 8, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
In one of the many news reports about Liz Cheney's decision to end her bid for the U.S. Senate, Gov. Matt Mead was quoted as saying, "Name recognition and dynasties - that just doesn't fly in Wyoming. " He was trying to explain why the 47-year-old former State Department official, who also happens to be the daughter of Dick Cheney (a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming for six terms before becoming vice president), didn't catch fire with local voters. Mead's implication was that Wyoming voters think for themselves and aren't swayed by such trivial concerns as family lineage.
WORLD
December 4, 2013 | By Barbara Demick and Paul Richter
BEIJING - After months of planning a trip to boost U.S. trade with Asia, Vice President Joe Biden instead is leading an urgent diplomatic mission to calm tensions between China and its neighbors and prevent a potential conflict. After arriving here Wednesday, Biden closeted himself with President Xi Jinping for 5 1/2 hours in what U.S. officials described as an effort to reassure anxious allies in the region and prevent escalation of the dispute over China's recent declaration of an air defense identification zone over islands Japan administers.
NATIONAL
November 22, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - During a recent tour of the historic locks here, Vice President Joe Biden helped an operator flip the switches to open the gates and then stepped out onto a balcony to watch a gargantuan vessel pass through. A hundred yards across the waterway, a crowd of Americans recognized the silver-haired man in shirt sleeves, the sun glinting off his aviator glasses, and began waving and shouting his name. "We love you, Joe!" yelled one man in a blue football jersey.
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