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July 8, 2012 | By David Willman, Los Angeles Times
DENVER - As Chris Lindley drove to work that morning in August 2008, a call set his heart pounding. The Democratic National Convention was being held in Denver, and Barack Obama was to accept his party's presidential nomination before a crowd of 80,000 people that night. The phone call was from one of Lindley's colleagues at Colorado's emergency preparedness agency. The deadly bacterium that causes tularemia - long feared as a possible biological weapon - had been detected at the convention site.
April 16, 2014 | By Julie Cart
The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday postponed a controversial decision on whether to afford gray wolves protection under the state's Endangered Species Act, giving itself another 90 days to consider the matter. After listening to a spirited 2 1/2 hours of public comment in an overflowing meeting room in Ventura, the five-member commission voted unanimously to take up the issue at its next meeting in June. The decision regarding listing was prompted by the arrival in late 2011 of a young male gray wolf in Northern California.
May 11, 2012 | By Bettina Boxall
The first color photo of California's celebrity gray wolf, OR7, was taken this week as he loped across a sagebrush-covered hill in Modoc County. Thanks to his GPS collar, people around the world have been able to follow the young wolf's journeys as he traveled from his home pack in northeastern Oregon, crossed into California in late December and then trotted around the wilds of far Northern California and southern Oregon, the first of his kind recorded in the Golden State since the 1920s.
April 7, 2014 | Sandy Banks
I've been feeling out of sorts lately - cranky, anxious, insecure - and not sure what to blame. My youngest daughter thinks Mercury might still be in retrograde. Her sister blames the recent swarm of earthquakes for my angst. And my eldest daughter suggests it's my advancing age; older people have more trouble adapting to daylight savings time, she says. They want me to figure it out soon so I can stop moping around. That's why last week's invitation for spiritual healing at a wolf preserve sounded like something I needed.
October 3, 2008
Re "Predator becomes prey in Wyoming," Sept. 28 I am appalled by "hunters" riding on snowmobiles who chase a wolf to utter exhaustion and then, when the animal can run no farther, put a bullet in its brain. This is neither ethical nor humane. By the way, I am a Montana native and I know what ethical hunting is all about. Janis Hansen Klinger Sherman Oaks
July 9, 2012
In his 2003 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush announced deployment of “the nation's first early-warning network of sensors to detect a biological attack.” Known as BioWatch, the system consists of air samplers installed in more than 30 cities across the United States. Every day, filters are removed from the devices and taken to public health laboratories for analysis. BioWatch is supposed to detect traces of the pathogens that cause anthrax, smallpox, plague and other infectious diseases.
April 30, 1994 | AL MARTINEZ
The past of Ricardo Resendez follows him through life like the shadow of a wolf. He feels it behind him most of the day, and at night, the worst time, it crouches at the edge of his memory, red eyes staring through the darkness. "It won't go away," he says in anguish as we talk across a restaurant table, where even the clatter of dishes and forks brings the wolf closer in flashing images. Medication meant to dull his pain works sometimes, and booze will get him through a few hours.
May 2, 2010 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
The 1950s gave us the Rat Pack. The ‘80s, the Brat Pack. These days, the Wolf Pack is roaming the film scene. Although the "Twilight" franchise may have helped spur the vampire craze with the Cullen brood, the saga's gang of shape-shifters is bringing sexy back to werewolves. And in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which hits theaters June 30, that's no different. "The Cullens are very reserved," said Alex Meraz, who plays Wolf Pack member Paul. "They're vampires, but they're not out killing people.
November 2, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
There's been some confusion about Wolf in Sheep's Clothing , the popular pop-up series that had a several-month run inside Capri in Venice, now the name of a full-fledged restaurant in the former Lily's space down the street on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. But the chefs who cooked at the original pop-up series aren't affiliated with the current incarnation; instead they've opened a new spot in the Palihotel in West Hollywood called the Hart & the Hunter . So let's not get our A esop's fables mixed up. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (a biblical idiom often referred to as one of Aesop's fables)
September 30, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
What is it about the Oscars that lends itself to so much premature ... speculation? Whether it's declaring the best picture race over and done ( Congratulations, "12 Years a Slave!" Your Oscar's in the mail! ), surveying the awards-season landscape months before the movies have actually screened ( "Foxcatcher," we hardly knew ye ) or definitively declaring a movie out of the Oscar race without so much as a source citation, half-baked hunches are all the rage these days.
April 1, 2014 | By Karin Klein
OR-7 is California's wolf. Or at least he was, for a little while, when he wandered across the border from Oregon and got everyone briefly excited that this might mean the return of wolves to our state. The 2-year-old wolf entered California during the last days of 2011, stayed here for well over a year, went back up north, came down for a visit of just a few days and then, in late April 2013, readopted Oregon. But he was a star during his time here; people looked up tracking maps on him and traded the latest info on where he was hanging out. He captured Californians' imaginations - and made a few people fret, though wolves seldom pose a threat to people and he stayed in remote forest.
March 28, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Federal authorities announced Friday that the geographically isolated Alexander Archipelago wolf of southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest may need protection under the Endangered Species Act to survive the impact of logging, hunting and trapping in its old-growth habitat. Populations of the rare subspecies of gray wolf are in steep decline in portions of the heavily logged region, where they den in the root systems of western hemlock and Sitka spruce and hunt black-tailed deer, which also rely on the ancient trees to shield them from harsh winters.
March 26, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The winners of the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf awards were announced Wednesday with prizes of $10,000 each. Since 1935, the Anisfield-Wolf awards have been presented to books and authors who confront racism and explore diversity. The Lifetime Achievement award will be shared by Wilson Harris and George Lamming, who will  split the $10,000 prize. Harris, who turned 93 this week, was born in Guyana and now lives in England. He has published more than two dozen novels. Lamming was born in Barbados and was a novelist and cultural critic who lived abroad for many years; his teaching appointments included a stint at Brown University.
March 22, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
In his new rapid-fire spelling-bee comedy, "Bad Words," Jason Bateman opens his mouth in more ways than one. When a young Indian boy is talking too much, his 40-year-old spelling-bee contestant, Guy Trilby, tells the boy to "point his curry hole" in another direction. When a chubby kids calls him a weirdo, he fires back, "Your chair called me for help. " Some of his vicious quips are funny; others less so. But the pleasures in "Bad Words" aren't the jokes themselves. It's the idea of the jokes - or, more specifically, the idea that someone can make jokes that others won't.
March 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
If Leonardo DiCaprio needs to take a breather after his hard-fought Oscar battle, he can retreat to the Palm Springs estate he recently bought for $5.23 million. Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed by architect Donald Wexler was once owned by Dinah Shore , the big band-era singer, television show host and avid golfer who died in 1994. The 7,022-square-foot Modernist showplace has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and a sunken bar in the living room.
March 2, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
"Will you still love me, when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" So asks the musical question in a Lana Del Rey song used as a refrain throughout the recent adaptation of "The Great Gatsby. " In some sense it is a question that Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the title role, has seemed to be asking audiences ever since the explosive fame of "Titanic" made him an international superstar. DiCaprio is a double Oscar nominee for "The Wolf of Wall Street," as both actor and producer, and along with "Gatsby," the roles showcase him as an artist at a new peak of his powers.
December 23, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
As we've exhaustively reported , the motion picture academy is on the older side. The average age of eligible Oscar voters is now 63. And as much as we'd like to picture these people as open-minded and artistically adventurous, reality just keeps slapping us in the face. To put it another way: We want to picture academy members as being like this guy when, in some cases, they're more like him . Now, with age comes certain privileges , but there is also an expectation that you've learned some manners along the way, which makes the dust-up at Saturday night's academy screening of Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" all the more ridiculous.
December 26, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" didn't steal quite enough box office riches to beat the "Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" on Wednesday. "Wolf of Wall Street," the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring dark comedy from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures, grossed an estimated $9.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, coming in just behind "Smaug," which looks like it generated around $9.3 million in ticket sales.  "Smaug," the second part of the "Hobbit" trilogy based on the book by J.R.R.
March 1, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Bright and early on Jan. 16, Terence and Rachel Winter woke up to discover they had made Oscars history. As the Academy Award nominations were announced, Terence, a multiple Emmy-winning writer-producer who created HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," scored an Oscar nod for adapted screenplay for "The Wolf of Wall Street. " And Rachel, whose filmography skews toward smaller, indie productions, landed a nomination as a producer of "Dallas Buyers Club," in the running for best picture this year.
March 1, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Growing up, Christopher Navarro used to listen to himself talking on a hand-me-down Kmart cassette tape recorder, then re-record his voice until he had perfected the audio clip. Now 38, the Northern California native channels his childhood pastime in his career as an automatic dialogue replacement mixer, meaning he re-records dialogue by actors in a sound studio during post-production. Though his name won't be read among the official Oscar nominees this Sunday, the ADR mixer for Audio Head and the Formosa Group has his work in four of the nine best picture contenders: "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave," "Her" and "The Wolf of Wall Street.
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