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July 31, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Video game publisher THQ Inc. of Agoura Hills reported a wider fiscal first-quarter loss as it spent more to develop games such as Saints Row 2 and lowered its annual sales and profit forecasts. THQ lost $27.2 million, or 41 cents a share, compared with a loss of $9.27 million, or 14 cents, a year earlier. Excluding some costs, the loss was 38 cents a share, beating the 39-cent average of analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Sales in the period ended June 30 rose 32% to $137.
April 12, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Clad in a military-style flight suit and aviator shades, Harrison Ford walks across a sunny tarmac and climbs into a fighter jet and takes off. Soon, he's soaring 5,000 feet above California. Ford is not starring as the hero of a summer blockbuster but in fact is tagging along on a NASA mission to measure levels of methane and carbon dioxide, two primary greenhouse gases, in the atmosphere in the premiere of Showtime's new climate-change documentary, "Years of Living Dangerously.
September 22, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Home builder Lennar Corp. posted a bigger-than-expected third-quarter loss as revenue fell and interest costs rose. The net loss widened to $171.6 million, or 97 cents a share, from $89 million, or 56 cents, a year earlier, Lennar said. Revenue fell 42% to $643.6 million.
March 28, 2014 | By Jon Christensen
When people say that Los Angeles is hard to read, as they often do, they're usually not talking about books. They're talking about the city itself or rather the megalopolis, made up of dozens of cities. It is this sprawling, tangled, confusing, seemingly homogenous but in fact diverse, mixed-up urban and suburban landscape that people describe as illegible. Edward Soja, a geographer at UCLA, has spent much of his long career trying to read Los Angeles. Along the way, he developed innovative and sometimes controversial theories of urbanization and became a founder of a dynamic "L.A.
July 19, 2010 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
Donald Glover had things to do. In his trailer on the set of the NBC sitcom "Community" last spring, the up-and-coming young comedian itemized his various pop cultural obligations. There was the screenplay for a movie he had pitched that still needed plenty of work. There was the TV pilot Glover was obligated to deliver (with, of course, a prominent role earmarked for himself) under his contract with NBC. Then there was his day job: performing as Troy, a former prom king and high school jock matriculated in classes at "Community's" titular community college.
June 1, 1992
There isn't anything religious about the type of system used to relax children in Calabasas. I am a licensed acupuncturist. Acupuncture has been in existence for more than 2,000 years. Our health system would benefit by wider choice and wider access to these kinds of systems. LINDA S. JORDAN, Woodland Hills
July 21, 1990
I cannot tell you how much I enjoy reading Jim Washburn's columns on popular music. Not being a great fan of pop music, I like to read Washburn because of his acerbic wit, his caustic insights and his perceptive observations. I certainly would read Washburn's comments on a wider range of subjects, such as books, film and television. You should consider expanding this man's talents to a wider field. Again, thank you for carrying such a thoughtful writer. MIKE MANG Corona del Mar
November 23, 1986
More and wider roads and freeways have not been traffic solutions in Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Miami, Los Angeles or Detroit. They will not be solutions in Newport Beach. On Nov. 25, I am voting "no" on Measure A. P.A. HOLLANDER Newport Beach
March 16, 1999
Your March 7 Opinion article about prosecutorial conduct/misconduct leads one to reflect. The mentioned abuses and questionable procedures can probably be traced to the practice in the past of certain prosecutors, who in their zeal to convict Mafia members, drug traffickers and other undesirables, acted, after obtaining the acquiescence of courts with the same dislike of the undesirables, to bend and obviate the rules of due process and fair play....
November 4, 2000
Interesting to note that just one day after Calendar ran an article on ageism toward television writers ("An Age-Old Question Persists in Television," Nov. 1, by Brian Lowry), I read of the death of TV writer Larry Rhine. Rhine, who died at age 90, wrote for many television programs, including "All in the Family," for which he won various awards. If my math is correct, that would have made him in his 60s when he churned out scripts for the much-heralded Norman Lear show. What has changed in the last 30 years to have created such a marked change in attitude on the part of network executives where sitcoms are concerned?
February 17, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - So you think playing on the wider international ice surface would be the best way to increase scoring in the NHL and liven up the game? Think again, according to Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and forward Jeff Carter, who are playing for Canada in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament. Neither player is a fan of the international dimensions being used here. NHL rinks are 85 feet wide and 200 feet long, but international rinks are 100 feet wide. The 2010 Vancouver Olympic hockey tournament was played on an NHL-size rink.
January 10, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Target Corp. on Friday said that last month's data breach affected up to 110 million customers and that the data theft was broader than originally thought. The Minneapolis-based retailer said that as as many as 70 million customers' information, which included names, mailing addresses, emails and phone numbers, was stolen last month during the busy holiday shopping season. Target said the theft was not a new breach but was uncovered as part of the ongoing investigation into the theft of millions of customers' credit and debit card information during the busy holiday shopping season.
December 29, 2013 | Michael Hiltzik
This was the year that millions of Americans learned that health insurance is complicated. The landscape they discovered is ugly. Paying a premium doesn't mean your costs are over. Lower premiums mean higher deductibles, higher fees at the doctor's office, higher prescription costs. You may have to pay more to see a certain doctor or go to a certain hospital. After New Year's Day 2014, the discoveries will keep coming, when many of the newly insured use their policies for the first time.
December 7, 2013
Joe Bihari Co-founder of family record company Joe Bihari, 88, the co-founder of a family record company that exposed blues performers such as B.B. King, Little Richard, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Etta James to a wider audience, died Nov. 28 in a Los Angeles hospital, family members said. "The Biharis had one of the most important companies in the history of rhythm and blues," said Jim O'Neal, founding editor of Living Blues magazine, "and Joe was the one who produced most of the sessions.
November 12, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Margaret Davis of West L.A. voted for President Obama and appreciates the ideas behind the Affordable Care Act. She agrees that everyone should have access to healthcare and no one should be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. But here's the problem: She knows firsthand, as the new law of the land rolls clumsily into being, that it's not working out to everyone's advantage. "I'm a 55-year-old woman in excellent health and have a catastrophic health plan," she wrote recently to Obama and California Sens.
November 12, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs to about 70 million. The new approach, presented Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn., represents a stark shift from the way doctors have prescribed the popular drugs for most of the last decade.
August 2, 1987
This is a letter of heartfelt thanks for the story of the Christic Institute ("Arms Scandal Brings Christic Institute New Visibility," July 12). I had been supporting their endeavors without knowing much about the origins of the institute. I think your staff writer Kathleen Hendrix did a marvelous job, and I am so grateful to The Times that the important work the institute is doing is finally known by a wider public. I only wish that the senators and congressmen would touch upon it in the hearings from Washington.
October 29, 2013 | By John Horn
If you want to know how well "12 Years a Slave" is playing to its two distinct audiences -- highbrow art house patrons and mainstream African Americans -- you need look no further than two very different places: Dallas and Detroit. The two cities were added last weekend by Fox Searchlight as director Steve McQueen's celebrated slave drama expanded its national release. Playing in 123 locations, “12 Years a Slave” grossed a solid $2.1 million, and the film's performance was strong throughout the dozen cities where it was showing.
October 24, 2013 | By Julie Cart
The mission of America's 400 national parks is to reflect the country's history - no matter how uncomfortable or unflattering - which is why some contain depictions of slavery, the fight for women's suffrage, Japanese internment and the struggle for civil rights. Now that archive could include the contributions of Latinos through the telling of the often tempestuous story of Cesar Chavez. The National Park Service on Thursday announced plans to establish the Cesar Chavez National Historic Park, to recognize the achievements of the activist and the farm labor movement he led. Chavez, who advocated for fair wages and humane conditions for field workers in California and elsewhere, also will be honored as an environmentalist and nonviolent human rights advocate.
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