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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.
November 8, 2009 | By Henry Chu
Katrin Geissler remembers being 4 years old and on her way to ballet school when she first tried to peek through the wall. "You would just try to get a glimpse. . . . It was very strange, because as a child you had the wildest imaginings about what was on the other side. . . . "For me, the wall was just a reality. I knew about it even before I went to school. When I was little, my grandmother would take me to town and she would explain to me that this was the wall that divided the two cities.
April 18, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
When the showroom floor of a West, Texas, auto dealership began to shake Wednesday night, general manager Ronnie Sykora knew something was very wrong. Then Sykora heard the news: A nearby fertilizer plant had caught fire and exploded. He rushed to prepare for people whose homes had been destroyed. “We were ready,” Sykora said. “We figured they could sleep on the floor. But nobody came.” In West and the small towns that surround it, businesses and churches opened their doors to people made homeless by the deadly fertilizer plant explosion.
January 31, 1988
Regarding your article, "Wickenburg: The Old West" (Jan. 17): Just thought you would like to know that almost all of the town was an Air Force base. I spent about 90 days there as an Air Force cadet in pilot training. MAC J. MALTZMAN Woodland Hills
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.
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.
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.
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