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March 4, 2012 | By Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times
Emboldened by its takeover of a rebel-held neighborhood of Homs, the Syrian army shelled other parts of the city and nearby villages Sunday in an effort to regain control of the area, antigovernment activists said. Shells rained down through the day on the villages of Rastan, Tall Kalakh and Qusair, to which Free Syrian Army rebels were said to have fled from the battered Baba Amr neighborhood. The western city of Homs has suffered the most concentrated fighting and the highest number of casualties since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad began last March.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
The industrial city of Vernon in southeast Los Angeles County has long been known for its small number of residents and voters - just 42 turned out for a municipal election last year, for example. So on Friday, when city leaders and state and national elected officials announced the groundbreaking of a new apartment complex in the city, it was hailed as a good governance reform that will bring more voters to the city. The 45-unit Vernon Village Park is hailed as an environmentally conscious, energy-efficient facility that, as city officials put it, "will make the concept of a live/work community a reality in Vernon.
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TRAVEL
November 24, 1985
. . .This Tour was for 23 days, a leisurely adventure through the scenic and beautiful lands of England, Wales and Scotland. The picturesque countryside, villages, historic sites and people left us with very happy memories of an exceptional trip. JOSEPH T. RENE Leucadia
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Clint Eastwood's latest movie, "American Sniper," kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles County this week. The Warner Bros. film, which stars Bradley Cooper as a Navy SEAL who recounts his military exploits, began 10 days of filming Monday in an Afghan village set at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in the Santa Clarita area. The scenes involved "simulated warfare sequences with full load automatic gunfire, explosions, squibs, bullet hits, smoke, burning debris," according to a county film permit.
WORLD
December 30, 2008 | times wire reports
Members of Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army killed 189 people during three days of raids on villages in northeast Congo last week, a U.N. agency said, citing local officials. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the killings were reported to have taken place Thursday through Saturday in Faradje, Doruma and Gurba villages by rebels fleeing a 2-week-old multinational military offensive led by Uganda.
WORLD
October 4, 2009 | Charles McDermid and Mark Magnier
Reporting from Padang, Indonesia, and New Delhi, India -- Indonesian authorities said today at least three villages at some distance from the city of Padang, the port city hardest hit by Wednesday's massive earthquake, were wiped out by landslides, suggesting the disaster will claim significantly more lives than the 715 to date. At least 640 people died in Paranan Bananak, Pulau Air and Lubuk Lawe, a cluster of villages some 35 miles from Padang, said Jufnedi, a local police commissioner who only uses one name.
NEWS
April 21, 1985 | United Press International
A sharp tremor hit two mountain villages in central Italy Friday, causing some damage to old buildings but no casualties, police reported. The tremor, registering 3.6 on the Richter scale, shook the villages of Alfedena and Villetta Barrea, in the Abruzzi Mountains, about 90 miles southeast of Rome this morning. The area is prone to earthquakes, and several houses in the villages were damaged in a sharp series of tremors in May, 1984.
BOOKS
October 25, 1987
In villages God does not live only in icon corners as the scoffers claim, but plainly everywhere. He sanctifies each roof and pan, divides each double door. In villages God acts abundantly-- cooks lentils in iron pots on Saturdays, dances a lazy jig in flickering flame, and winks at me, witness to all of this. He plants a hedge, and gives away a bride (the groom's a forester), and, for a joke, he makes it certain that the game warden will never hit the duck he's shooting at.
WORLD
November 14, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 240 Saudi villages have been evacuated and scores of schools closed because of fighting that has spilled over from Yemen. Saudi Arabia launched a military offensive last week after Yemeni rebels seized Saudi territory along the mountainous border. The rebels said the Saudis had been allowing Yemeni troops to use the area to launch attacks on their bases.
FOOD
June 7, 2000 | S. IRENE VIRBILA
Here's the wine for summer barbecues, when you need a sturdy red to stand up to all that char and smoke. It's a Co^te-du-Rho^ne Villages, i.e., one step up from generic Co^tes-du-Rho^ne. The bull on the label says it all: This is a wild one--inky, unfiltered, laced with the taste of dark wild berries and something feral, bearing a scent of violets and smoke. Beautiful juice. About $12. Available at Los Angeles Wine Co.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
James Van Der Beek of “Dawson's Creek” fame has sold a house in Valley Village for $1,155,250. The 3,017-square-foot house, built in 1936, features a great room with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, a bonus room and an open kitchen with bar seating. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms. French doors off the master suite overlook a swimming pool at the rear of the one-story home. Van Der Beek, 37, was on "Don't Trust the B-- in Apartment 23" (2012-13) and stars in new series “Friends With Better Lives.” Striking contemporary in Beverly Crest He paid $1.26 million for the house in 2005 and had been leasing it out for nearly $5,000 a month, according to the MLS. The property was listed at $1.155 million.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Kevin Sorbo, known for his portrayal of Hercules and other muscular heroes, and his wife, actress Sam Jenkins, have listed their estate in Westlake Village at $4.5 million. The remodeled Mediterranean villa sits behind gates on 1.5 acres with a detached gym/pool house, a swimming pool set up for water volleyball, a spa, a covered entertainment area, an outdoor fireplace and a putting green. There's an expansive flat lawn suitable for javelin and discus throwing. Features of the elegant 7,556-square-foot home include a home theater with two tiers of seating, a game room, a den, two offices, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Wayne Gretzky, the ice hockey legend, has put an estate up for sale in Westlake Village at $10.5 million. Set in a gated community, the 8,711-square-foot house, built in 2006, is entered through a courtyard with fountain. Double doors open to spacious rooms with vaulted and beamed ceilings, elaborate crown molding, built-ins, several fireplaces, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The acre site includes a dining and barbecue center and a swimming pool with a spa. A wall opens in the gym to face the swimming pool.
WORLD
April 12, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - Each side in the Syrian conflict blamed the other Saturday for an alleged poison gas attack that reportedly injured scores of civilians in the central province of Hama. There was no independent confirmation of a chemical strike, which reportedly hit the village of Kfar Zeita, an agricultural center northwest of the provincial capital, Hama. Fierce clashes between rebel and loyalist forces have been reported in the area. Various pro-opposition accounts said a government air raid Friday in Kfar Zeita included bombardment with an unspecified chemical agent, causing choking and suffocation among scores of residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Esmeralda Bermudez
Dassler Jimenez stood on a busy stretch of Western Avenue in East Hollywood, ready to plant a flag and call it "Little Venezuela. " Never mind that none of his countrymen live or own businesses in the neighborhood - or the fact that Jimenez has no money to finance the effort and little clue how to make it happen. "If the Armenians and the Koreans did it," Jimenez said, "why can't we?" Jimenez and other Latino leaders have teamed up to promote a common goal: carving out islands for their communities in Los Angeles' jumbled landscape - Peru Village, Little Venezuela, Paseo Colombia, Guatemalan Mayan Village, Oaxacan Corridor.
FOOD
March 27, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Terroir . Wild yeasts. Elevation. Who knew these terms could apply to mezcal as easily as to wine. In fact, "the vocabulary of mezcal is more like the vocabulary of wine than spirits," explains Ron Cooper, the California artist who founded Del Maguey single-village mezcals 20 years ago when the beverage wasn't on anybody's radar. "We're talking about terroir , about mouth feel," he says. "We're talking about aroma, nose. " He can go on for hours, recounting the long history of mezcal made in remote villages hours off dirt roads.
TRAVEL
March 14, 2014 | By Carolyn Lyons
CERRETO, Italy - Think of an Italian summer and you think of azure seas, sun-splashed beaches, cool mountains cupping dark lakes and overheated crowds of tourists investigating every museum and ancient church. Things are different in Tuscany as well as in Umbria, where I live, for part of the year. Every local community, no matter how small, puts on its own summer festa, or festival. Some are based on religion: Each village has its own patron saint to celebrate with a day of services and parades followed by a night of feasting, dancing and, of course, fireworks.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
Newport Beach, one of Southern California's most affluent cities, is about to transform an industrial area near John Wayne Airport into a distinctly urban community of homes and shops. Uptown Newport Village will replace a pair of aging industrial buildings on 25 acres near the airport with a walkable neighborhood of shops, restaurants, parks and upscale homes and apartments, according to Shopoff Group, an Irvine developer. Mayor Rush N. Hill, who is an architect, said he is excited about the project and pleased that it will be a dense neighborhood by local standards.
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