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April 8, 1990
Through the academy's honoring of "Driving Miss Daisy," we can be assured that what people want is not sexual visibility but quality of humanity. MARY RADLOVA Los Angeles
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NATIONAL
March 17, 2014 | By Evan Halper
WASHINGTON - Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails. Speier, more than most in Congress, does not get intimidated when talking bluntly to Pentagon brass. She has faced tough times before: She was left for dead on the tarmac of an airfield in Guyana during a fact-finding mission 36 years ago, when followers of cult leader Jim Jones killed the congressman she was working for and hit her with five bullets.
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NEWS
May 15, 1989
Eight explorers reached the North Pole after 600 miles on skis, but an expedition spokeswoman said the team could be in peril because of thin ice and low visibility. "They've reached the pole," Tracy Carpenter of the Icewalk Expedition said in Ottawa, the Canadian capital. "Now the next job is getting them out. The visibility is bad and the ice is rough and thin." She said there was concern about when a Twin Otter aircraft could reach the explorers. The eight-member team, led by British adventurer Robert Swan, is seeking to draw attention to global pollution but has run into rougher conditions than expected.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Rebecca Keegan
Oscar's animated feature race is a clash of the major Hollywood studios this year, with Disney, Fox/DreamWorks and Universal/Illumination all contending. But one movie in the mix -- a French-Belgian production about the unlikely friendship between a mouse and a bear -- is the sort that is alien to the high-stakes U.S. animation industry. Made with hand-painted watercolor backgrounds and a modest $12-million price tag, "Ernest & Celestine," which U.S. distributor GKIDS will release in Los Angeles on Friday, is based on a whimsical series of children's books by reclusive Brussels-born author Gabrielle Vincent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1992
In response to "A Matter of Sin and Acceptance," Commentary, Oct. 15: Don Baker's comments regarding gay rights reminds me of what it must have been like when it was discovered that the world was round. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the "flat earthers" persisted in their illogical position. As an out-of-the-closet gay person, I can tell you that we no longer care what the Don Bakers of the world think of us. We are healthy, productive people, and we have abundant scientific evidence to prove it. We deserve equal rights, and we will fight to get them.
SPORTS
January 19, 1991
Why do so many seem to get so much pleasure from seeing those with fame, fortune and/or accomplishments topple. We are all imperfect. We all make mistakes. Must we be so harsh on those with high visibility for the sake of example ? Have they not already sacrificed elements of their private lives because of their accomplishments and visibility? Pete Rose has done his time--more so than some guilty of far more heinous acts. Let us take heed as to how our mistakes directly affect the health and well-being of our neighbors when we judge and punish.
MAGAZINE
June 10, 2007
The Bixby Ranch should be developed and become a nice city up the coast from Santa Barbara ("The Last Perfect Place?" by Ann Herold and Dan Harder, May 13). I can picture another Malibu or Laguna Beach, along with low-visibility oil wells. I cannot believe that this beautiful land is not to the benefit of our people--rich or poor. John Sanchez Madera
NATIONAL
July 25, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Four people killed when their helicopter crashed on a highway were returning from an event where they had given helicopter rides to raise money for troubled youth, authorities said. One victim, Niall R.Y. Booth, 43, told his son that he was waiting to fly back because of foul weather. Visibility was somewhat hampered by fog, and storms had passed through earlier. But investigators could not say if weather was a factor, said Kitty Higgins, a National Transportation Safety Board member.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1985
A pilot was killed Sunday night when his single-engine plane crashed on Old Highway 395 outside this small unincorporated town north of Fallbrook, authorities reported. A San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said the pilot, whose name was not available late Sunday, apparently was attempting to make an emergency landing on the road in rainy weather and poor visibility.
OPINION
March 4, 2005
In your endorsement for L.A. Community College District Office No. 6 (editorial, March 1), I was surprised to read your dismissal of candidate Maria Grunwald-Agazaryan as lacking "a detailed agenda." In fact, Agazaryan's plans for the district are plentiful, thoughtful and forward-thinking. She has pledged to expand the system's "distance learning" capabilities, push for the swift completion of facilities construction and work to guarantee the establishment of a districtwide student senate.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook is changing the visibility of accounts after people die, making it possible for Facebook pages to be preserved not only as digital legacies, but as public memorials as well. The move comes amid growing public concern over what happens to a person's digital presence after he or she dies. The giant social network said Friday that when people “memorialize” the profiles of family members and friends who have died, Facebook will no longer restrict the visibility of those profiles to friends only.
SPORTS
February 9, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia - If only, for apple pie and America's sake, the Olympic downhill had been raced Thursday or Saturday instead of Sunday. If only clouds had not appeared over Rosa Khutor and created the flat light that so disturbed Bode Miller. If only the temperature had not risen above freezing to create the humidity that softened conditions in the ice-hard middle section that Miller had crushed during training. If only the start of Sunday's race had not been delayed 15 minutes because of a "gondola" problem that left fans stranded at the bottom of the hill.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Leah Ollman
Even when a design shoot is staged to look natural--fire blazing in the hearth; dad at the dining table, joshing with the kids over Sunday night take-out--there is obviously much that is missing from the picture. The support staff, for instance, who make such a scene (and by extension its real-life counterpart) possible and pristine. Painter Ramiro Gomez has made it his mission to render visible those invisible workers.  In the last year or two, he has placed life-size painted cardboard cutouts of gardeners on Beverly Hills lawns and stood figures of housekeepers outside luxury hotels.
SCIENCE
November 15, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Comet ISON is brightening, and if you look up to the sky around dawn, you just may be able to see it without a telescope or binoculars. "It kicked up its brightness like crazy in the past couple days," said Carey Lisse, coordinator of NASA's Comet ISON observing campaign. "We now have a naked-eye object. " As of Friday morning, astronomers around the world were reporting that the comet was around 4.8 magnitude. Most people can see stars that shine at fifth magnitude -- the lower the magnitude, the brighter the object.
SCIENCE
November 11, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Less than three weeks before comet ISON's closest encounter with the sun, the comet is now sporting a cool double tail. Like those of most comets, ISON's dramatic tail is growing as it moves closer to the sun. That's because the warmth of the sun is releasing gas and dust that were frozen in the comet's nucleus. (If you have a few minutes, check out the the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's  incredible video about this process.) PHOTOS: Comet ISON journeys through the solar system A double tail on a comet is actually not such an unusual thing, said Sky & Telescope senior editor Alan MacRobert in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
IMAGE
October 19, 2013 | By Booth Moore and Adam Tschorn
What was on the runway in the two-plus weeks of spring 2014 fashion shows in Los Angeles was as varied as the venues themselves, which ranged from the entertainment complex L.A. Live downtown to the Grove, some seven miles to the west. One of the standout events was the Los Angeles Fashion Council's two days of runway shows held for the first time at the Grove. Staged in the center of the outdoor mall's park area, where the Christmas tree sits each holiday season, the event showcased eight designers.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 1992
If Lee wants to make the point that there is discrimination in editorial coverage, he can do it without discriminating himself! With his movies, he has created his own bully pulpit for denouncing whatever he wishes to denounce, and he does it well. I think Bates misses the real answer as to what Lee was doing. He wasn't increasing jobs for others or giving visibility to anyone else, at least as a primary goal. He was creating controversy to increase publicity for himself, which eventually leads to Lee making a buck!
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2009
Regarding the great news about the cancellation of the cancellation of the LACMA film program ["LACMA Aims Big in Film Refocus," by David Ng, Sept. 2]: I hope part of the new budget will go toward advertising. I've seen many wonderful films in that lovely auditorium, but only because I happen to be a member of LACMA and got the information in the newsletter. How about more visibility in the mainstream media? This would probably give a boost to museum attendance in the bargain. Cabell Smith Pacific Palisades
NEWS
October 7, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
Six months after national Republicans issued a brutal self-assessment intended to cut their own path out of the wilderness, the limits of their progress were sharply apparent during the weekend state Republican convention. The report criticized Republicans for holding to the approaches advocated in the Ronald Reagan era without “figuring out what comes next”; the Anaheim convention featured the ritual genuflections to Reagan with rare mentions of successful politicians since.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Location manager Brian O'Neill needed a location to film a wedding scene for the upcoming move "The Wedding Ringer," and he knew just the place: Hollywood United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin and North Highland avenues. With its Gothic Revival cathedral, stained-glass windows, breezy courtyards and lush gardens, the church would be an ideal setting for the Screen Gems movie, in which comedian Kevin Hart runs a wedding consulting business. But there was another reason to select the church for the upcoming wedding scene.
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