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January 5, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has once again revised critical habitat for the southwestern willow flycatcher, an endangered migratory bird that has been the subject of two decades of legal wrangling. The new habitat designation, issued Jan. 2, covers 208,973 acres along 1,227 miles of rivers and streams in six states, including California. A response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the new designation is a significant increase over the previous two but less than the 2,090 miles the agency proposed last year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Larry Gordon and Daniel Miller
Television news anchor Willow Bay, a veteran of ABC, CNN and Bloomberg TV, will be the next director of USC's School of Journalism, campus officials announced Wednesday. Bay's experience is expected to help the school emphasize online and television journalism. Her two predecessors worked in newspapers. Bay's selection concludes a lengthy search that was marred last year when the previously announced choice, a Northwestern University professor, turned down the USC job two days after accepting it. Bay, 50, is a senior editor at Huffington Post and a special correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV. She has co-anchored ABC's "Good Morning America/Sunday" and CNN's "Moneyline News Hour," and was the lead writer and producer of CNN's weekend news program "Pinnacle.
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NEWS
April 15, 1989 | LINDA FRENCH
The serene, 8,500-square-foot James Irvine Garden, next to the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles, may seem at first to be a mirage. It's hard to imagine so restful a site in downtown Los Angeles, yet there it is in the middle of Little Tokyo. A stream wends down the slope through azaleas, camellias, bamboos and trees, and noise and signs of the city disappear the farther down the path you walk. Near the bottom of the garden, by the arching wooden bridge that crosses the stream, a Hankow willow (also known as a corkscrew willow)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Journalist Willow Bay has been named director of the journalism school at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the university announced Wednesday. Bay, 50, is  a senior editor at the Huffington Post and a s pecial correspondent and host for Bloomberg TV . She also has been a producer, author and  television news anchor, and is married to Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive of Walt Disney Co. “The breadth of Willow Bay's experiences, skills and talents is extraordinary,” said Ernest James Wilson III, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in a statement.  “Her leadership will help our innovative school aggressively continue our path of creating -- and defining -- the digital future.” ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Bay has co-anchored ABC's "Good Morning America/Sunday" and CNN's "Moneyline News Hour," and was the lead writer and producer of CNN's weekend news program "Pinnacle.
NEWS
September 14, 2008 | Joe Queenan, Joe Queenan writes frequently for Barron's, the New York Times Book Review and the Guardian.
When I heard that John McCain's running mate had children named Track, Willow, Bristol, Piper and Trig, I was floored. My reaction, like that of many of my acquaintances, was: Forget her views on religion, abortion, immigration or that bridge to nowhere, the American people are not going to let a person with children named Track, Willow, Bristol, Piper and Trig anywhere near that red button. The American people are too sensible for that, too traditional for that, too classy for that.
NEWS
June 17, 1989 | LINDA FRENCH
Pittosporum phillyraeoides Willow pittosporum Small evergreen tree with weeping form and fine texture The willow pittosporum is an odd sort of pittosporum, different from, and rarer than, the more familiar pittosporums: Victorian box, Queensland pittosporum, P. tobira , P. crassifolium . The word pittosporum means "sticky seeds," which happen to be one of the genus' characteristics: conspicuous yellow-orange berries....
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2003
Sonia Collazo's criticisms of lesbian relationships on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (Calendar Letters, May 18) indicate a narrowly focused understanding of the series. Collazo is right to underscore the show's efforts to portray a loving, normal relationship between series regular Willow and her girlfriend, Tara. But Collazo does her cause a disservice in reacting in knee-jerk fashion to the killing of Tara last season "after sex." The poignancy of the sex scene only underscored the meaninglessness and randomness of Tara's death a few moments later.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 1989 | RANDY LEWIS and Ratings are based on a scale from one through five stars.
KATHY MATTEA "Willow in the Wind." Mercury. . This record brims with homespun advice and lesson-filled allegories, like "You've gotta sing like you don't need the money" and "You don't choose love, love chooses you." Fortunately, Mattea, who opens for George Strait tonight at the Pacific Amphitheatre, sounds as if she's singing for more than just a paycheck. She treats the songs, most of which are about lives in transition, with the requisite humility and honesty so their simple charms are not inflated into stentorian Author's Messages.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2003
Thanks for printing Lisa Rosen's article "The Kiss That Isn't Just a Kiss" (May 11). Her final statement really resonates with me: "For some, sex is fine, but love is controversial." This is the problem I see with lesbian portrayals on TV, especially this season when it has all been about two women having sex without any sort of relationship or love expressed. For example, in last season's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the Tara and Willow relationship was loving and committed. It was never played up for sweeps ratings and had many scenes of the two women talking and acting like any other couple.
BOOKS
February 21, 1988
Another Version of Our Love in Minnesota by Jay Parini We crossed the water over midnight waves, the two of us, revising once again, with Norway pines like pencils on the moon-white parchment, scribbling for our lives. I hauled our boat up on the bank beside a willow with its braids undone. We found each other, slowly, in the cabin dark; we reached like willow roots for water, more sweet water, trying to recall some version of our love lost in those woods a time before.
AUTOS
September 5, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
September is a big month for supercar maker McLaren: not only is the company celebrating its 50th anniversary, but deliveries of its 903-horsepower P1 hypercar also kick off soon.  To highlight this, and under the guise of “final durability testing,” McLaren brought a Carbon Black P1 right into our own backyard. On the track at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, as well as throughout Death Valley, the British automaker “tested” the car with a full film crew tagging along.  PHOTOS: McLaren P1 heads to Death Valley for testing The result are 10 gorgeous photos of the plug-in hybrid car, as well as a video in which you can hear just what makes the P1 so fast.
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke, Los Angeles Times
A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon 28 miles from Willow Creek, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:16 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 21.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 43 miles from McKinleyville, Calif., 46 miles from Arcata, Calif., 47 miles from Bayside, Calif., and 213 miles from Sacramento. In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. Read more about Southern California earthquakes . ALSO: Jurors call for death of 49th Street Massacre gunman   Santa Monica shooting: FBI probes how gunman got weapons Michael Jackson case: AEG exec admits Murray characterizations wrong
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Two and a half years after she entered the music world with the boisterous (and still excellent) " Whip My Hair ," Willow Smith has released her latest single -- only now the showbiz scion appears to be hanging her head. In "Sugar and Spice," which appeared early Tuesday on a SoundCloud page she linked to through her Twitter feed , the 12-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith croons forlornly over a hushed piano loop seemingly lifted from some "Moon Pix"-era Cat Power tune.
SCIENCE
January 5, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has once again revised critical habitat for the southwestern willow flycatcher, an endangered migratory bird that has been the subject of two decades of legal wrangling. The new habitat designation, issued Jan. 2, covers 208,973 acres along 1,227 miles of rivers and streams in six states, including California. A response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the new designation is a significant increase over the previous two but less than the 2,090 miles the agency proposed last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2012 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Alif the Unseen A Novel G. Willow Wilson Grove: 431 pp., $25 What is the power of stories? That's the question at the heart of G. Willow Wilson's first novel, "Alif the Unseen," which takes place in an unnamed Middle Eastern emirate at a time very much like the present, as a repressive security state finds itself challenged by a flowering of freedom in its streets. It would be tempting to call this a reaction to the Arab Spring, except the book was completed in early 2011, just before the protests began in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
BUSINESS
September 29, 2011 | By Troy Wolverton
Rosie the Robot could finally be coming to your home. Willow Garage, a start-up in Menlo Park, Calif., has designed a robot called the PR2 that bears some resemblance to "The Jetsons'" beloved Rosie. It's still under development, but already the PR2 can fold clothes, fetch a drink from the fridge, set the table and even bake cookies. The robot's backers aren't ready to say just how soon the PR2 will hit the mainstream market. Right now it costs too much, does too little and is too slow to be of interest to most consumers.
TRAVEL
May 1, 2011
Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, 412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs; (800) 966-9597, http://www.thewillowspalmsprings.com .Rooms from $275-$525 weekdays, $325-$595 weekends. The inn is closed in July and August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG
The willow is one of the most common shrubs in the world, and the Arroyo Willow is among the most visible of plants in much of Southern California. There are about 300 species of willow, ranging from low shrubs to larger, tree-like varieties such as the weeping willow. It can be difficult to distinguish the many types of willow because they share so many of the same characteristics.
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