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November 9, 2012 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad predicted a global catastrophe should the West invade his country, and representatives of Syria's notoriously divided opposition struggled Thursday to form a united government in exile against Assad's beleaguered rule. The International Committee of the Red Cross, meanwhile, said it could no longer cope with the fast-expanding humanitarian crisis in Syria, where a raging civil conflict has left millions in need of shelter, medical aid, food and other necessities.
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BUSINESS
July 8, 1986
Trust Co. of the West, based in Los Angeles, has named Charles M. Stockholm managing director of the firm's new San Francisco office.
NEWS
October 29, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
Finding the right hotel in New York City is rarely easy, but it helps to have options. Here are 10 new ones -- stylish independents, thrifty Holiday Inns and spendy Hyatts, all opened in the last 10 months. Holiday Inn Express Herald Square , with 135 rooms on West 36 th St., opened in January. Holiday Inn Express NYC West Side , with 177 rooms on West 48 th St., opened in May. Holiday Inn NYC Lower East Side , with 132 rooms on Delancey St., opened in March.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1994
Veteran screenwriter Doran William Cannon's new school for writers, the Writing Academy, 3405 Cahuenga Blvd. West., will begin its Three-Month Writer's Immersion Program Nov. 9. Information: (213) 851-3705.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2011
Kristian Hoffman plays "FOP" The Steve Allen Theater @ The Center for Inquiry, West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd. 8 p.m. Friday $10 (323) 666-4268; http://www.steveallentheater.com
SPORTS
September 28, 1985
If Ted Tollner doesn't get with it, he will soon be known as the Gerry Faust of the West. FRANK J. PETERS Los Angeles
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