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October 7, 1992
Suppose Perot wins. Then on the eve of his inauguration quits again! RUTH E. CORKERY Rancho Palos Verdes
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March 21, 2014 | By Scott Glover and Lisa Girion
An Orange County pain doctor caused the deaths of three patients by negligently prescribing them powerful narcotics, state medical authorities said in a complaint made public Friday. The Medical Board of California is seeking to suspend or revoke the license of Dr. Van H. Vu, who was linked to more than a dozen patient overdose deaths by a Times investigation in 2012. The medical board alleged Vu was grossly negligent in the deaths of a 22-year-old woman who had been planning her wedding, a 43-year-old mentally ill man who was prescribed drugs by Vu the day he was released from a hospital after an earlier overdose, and a 51-year-old single father who became addicted to pain drugs after a car accident.
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SPORTS
October 6, 2009 | Associated Press
The Minnesota Twins seem to think that 162 regular-season games aren't enough. The Twins will host the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in a tiebreaker for the American League Central title and a trip the playoffs. It is the second straight season that the Twins have needed a 163rd game to finish the season, a first in league history. One year after losing a 1-0 heartbreaker in Chicago to the White Sox in a one-game playoff, the Twins will get the home-field advantage this time around as they look to cap their remarkable September rally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SAN FRANCISCO -- Less than 24 hours after Gov. Jerry Brown's intercession kept Bay Area Rapid Transit District workers from striking for a second time, the region's transportation picture took a surprising turn for the worse. At noon Monday, drivers and mechanics at a major East Bay bus district announced that they could walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, shutting down all service and leaving 181,000 riders in the lurch. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 delivered its strike notification Monday to the AC Transit board of directors, announcing that 1,625 drivers and mechanics could walk off the job over stalled contract negotiations.
NEWS
November 30, 1987 | Jack Smith
Recently reader John Degatina asked whether there is an opposite to the phrase deja vu , which means already seen. Most of us are familiar with deja vu. We ride down a street in a city we have never been to before, and it seems hauntingly familiar. We meet someone we have never met, and feel as if we know her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2014 | By Scott Glover and Lisa Girion
An Orange County pain doctor caused the deaths of three patients by negligently prescribing them powerful narcotics, state medical authorities said in a complaint made public Friday. The Medical Board of California is seeking to suspend or revoke the license of Dr. Van H. Vu, who was linked to more than a dozen patient overdose deaths by a Times investigation in 2012. The medical board alleged Vu was grossly negligent in the deaths of a 22-year-old woman who had been planning her wedding, a 43-year-old mentally ill man who was prescribed drugs by Vu the day he was released from a hospital after an earlier overdose, and a 51-year-old single father who became addicted to pain drugs after a car accident.
SPORTS
August 3, 2009 | Mike Penner
Famed English soccer coach Sir Bobby Robson passed away Friday, prompting retrospective newspaper articles that focused on Robson's Yogi Berra-esque use of the English language. The Scottish Sun recalled numerous examples, including these: After playing Cameroon in the 1990 World Cup: "We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought." "There will be a game where somebody scores more than Brazil and that will be the game they lose." "Ray Wilkins' day will come one night."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1999
A young, handsome, promising, adventuresome son of a most-popular president lost when his plane went down. JFK Jr. over New England, 1999? No. Quentin Roosevelt over France, 1918. Deja vu. JOHN F. STOPP Apple Valley
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2008 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
When you hear the phrase "zoning law," you probably yawn. But what if enforcement of the zoning law provokes a lawsuit? And that lawsuit is on behalf of the Deja Vu Love Boutique, which sells sex toys and other things for adults? Industry Boutique sued the city of Industry last week in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The Nevada company, which operates Deja Vu Love Boutiques in cities across California, accused the city of "violating Deja Vu's free-speech rights under the federal and state constitutions" and of preventing its customers from gaining access, from the comfort of the sex-items shop, to all the wonders that the Internet has to offer.
TRAVEL
June 1, 1986
Late last year you mentioned a villa rental service for Jamaica, Deja Vu Villas. I did just that for Montego Bay, and to my surprise I was bowled over. The package offered was splendid. For $749 I got exactly what you quoted: round-trip air, villa with full staff, private pool overlooking the Caribbean, and more. Most important was the bonus--if one lives within 25 miles of Harbor City the Deja Vu staff will come out and show slides and answer questions for a group of 10 or more. You can bet your life that I will use them again next year.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Billionaire David H. Murdock has made an unsolicited buyout offer for the 60% chunk of Dole Food Co. that he doesn't already own, valuing the Westlake Village company at nearly $1.1 billion. The bid of $12 a share marks the latest step in Dole's dance in and out of public ownership and represents an 18% premium over the stock's closing price Monday of $10.20. Shares of the world's largest fresh fruit and vegetable producer finished Tuesday up 22%, or $2.26, at $12.46. Murdock, who is Dole's chairman, chief executive and largest shareholder, presented his proposal to the board Monday night in proceedings probably marked by deja vu. When Murdock last took over Dole in 2003, he held 24% of the company's outstanding shares.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2013 | By Scott Glover and Lisa Girion, Los Angeles Times
An Orange County doctor featured in a Times investigative report because 16 of his patients fatally overdosed on drugs he prescribed has had another patient death, according to recently released coroner's records. Wayne Oviatt, a patient of Dr. Van Vu of Huntington Beach, fatally overdosed in January. The onetime Mammoth "ski bum," as his brother called him, suffered from chronic pain. He was known to abuse his medications and mix them with alcohol, and obtained drugs from various doctors, coroner's records state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2013 | By Scott Glover and Lisa Girion, Los Angeles Times
The Medical Board of California has launched an investigation into a string of 16 fatal overdoses tied to powerful narcotics prescribed by a prominent Orange County physician. Dr. Van Vu, a pain management specialist in Huntington Beach, was featured in a Los Angeles Times article in November that detailed the 16 deaths. A board investigator recently began obtaining signed releases from relatives of the deceased patients, authorizing the board to review their medical records.
SPORTS
October 18, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
When Lamar Odom pulled up to Staples Center, he took a deep breath. He walked past the Lakers locker room, where he spent seven seasons and won two NBA championships. Then he walked into the Clippers locker room, where he began his career in 1999. It was a surreal experience for Odom who left Los Angeles in December after being dealt to Dallas. "I was having some moments of deja vu when I first got here," Odom said. "I was 19 years old, I'm 32, you know, it's an amazing place to play basketball.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2012 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
A grandmother calls to her grandson, hushing him as she pins a flower on his surf shirt. Parents guide their children to an altar perfumed with incense and kneel together to pray. They all turn to see a procession, heralded by gongs and graced by monks trailed by worshipers balancing offerings on their heads. Westerners celebrate Mother's Day. On Sunday, Buddhists came together at Hue Quang pagoda in Santa Ana, ushering in Le Vu Lan , honoring mothers and wearing a pink or red rose if their own mom was still alive and a white rose if she had died.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
In the aftermath of director Tony Scott's death, much has been made of the machines he filmed - the planes, trains and automobiles so sleek in his lens they became sex symbols or exploded magnificently before our eyes. What I remember are the men. Even when I didn't love his movies, I loved his men. Scott made them matter. The filmmaker had an uncanny ability to capture the machismo without the misogyny, and that was no small feat. Scott's movies were populated by strong male figures searching for a way to survive - and even evolve a little, rather than merely ride out - the feminist wave.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1992 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the eager anticipation and lively conversations emanating from the crowd in Anaheim's Marriott Hotel ballroom, it seemed like a rock star was en route. But when a side door opened, controversial TV real estate investment adviser Tom Vu bounded toward the podium. "Hi! You ready to make big money?" Vu, 34, asked as the crowd of about 1,000 people leapt to their feet in applause. "Motivating folks is in my blood. You wanna be rich don't you? Well if you make no money with me, you a loser!"
BUSINESS
July 10, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
It feels like doomsday at mid-size Iowa futures brokerage PFGBest, where $220 million in customer funds have gone missing, accounts have been frozen by an industry regulator and the company's chief executive attempted suicide Monday. Less than a year after Wall Street brokerage MF Global imploded under similarly suspicious circumstances , the National Futures Assn. said it took “emergency enforcement action” against PFGBest parent Peregrine Financial Group Inc. and and its Peregrine Asset Management Inc. unit.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2012 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Southwest Chamber Music's L.A. International New Music Festival is more a Los Angeles interstitial new music festival. Skirting touristy Europe, these Southwesterners are not interested in inclusiveness but in filling gaps that very much need filling. Monday's installment, the third of the festival's four concerts at the Colburn School's Zipper Concert Hall, did feature two admired L.A. composers who do not lack local institutional attention. Anne LeBaron, on the faculty at CalArts, happens to be the local composer of the moment with her breathtaking opera "Crescent City" currently in production and a piece on the Los Angeles Philharmonic's opening Hollywood Bowl concert in July.
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