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March 21, 2010 | By Andrew Malcolm
Here's a not-so-tiny tidbit of data that's getting lost in the White House-driven public frenzy over healthcare legislation this month: The White House Democratic administration of Barack Obama, who denounced his presidential predecessor George W. Bush as the most secretive in history, is now denying more Freedom of Information Act requests than the Republican did. Transparency and openness were so important to the new president that on...
October 30, 2003
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June 20, 2009
Is there anyway to make Datebook into an e-newsletter? I would love to have this information weekly so I can plan wonderful home and garden jaunts. Having to go to, then Home & Garden, then Datebook seems outdated. Susan L. Petrella Fullerton Can Datebook be delivered directly? Editor's note: We have discussed an e-newsletter with a weekly calendar of home tours, garden classes and more. In the meantime, we've reduced the number of clicks: Go to latimes.
June 14, 2010
Tribune Interactive is partnering with, the website for rock musician Tom Petty and his band, the Heartbreakers, to launch an online hub as part of the band's 40-city "Mojo" tour. That site, which launches Monday, offers music, merchandise and concert tickets. It can be reached through the main navigation bar of any of Tribune's newspaper or TV station websites, including the Los Angeles Times ( and KTLA-TV Channel 5 (
February 4, 2010
"Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" will bring the bookshelf bestseller to the screen, but he's not quite the magical child familiar to the millions of young readers of author Rick Riordan. In the books, the hero is 12, but in this new Hollywood adventure, the actor is 18-year-old Logan Lerman. On the Hero Complex blog, director Chris Columbus talks to Rachel Abramowitz about the age issue and says that, in a way, Lerman takes Percy to an even older sensibility. "He's like this 45-year-old guy trapped in a teenager's body.
October 12, 1999
Investors and others tracking Valley companies can check out the following sites in cyberspace: Web site for the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. Access detailed filings for publicly traded companies. Web site for the North American Securities Administrators Assn. Includes ways to guard against securities fraud. Company research, investing tools, articles and more by clicking on the Business page. www.mrv.
November 4, 2009
Voters in four Southern California counties on Tuesday decided a number of candidate races and a range of tax measures for some cities and school districts. In Northern California, residents chose a replacement for former Bay Area Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher, who left the 10th Congressional District to join the Obama administration. For highlights, go to Complete local results can be found on each county's elections website: Los Angeles County -- www.lavote.
October 18, 2012 | By David Lazarus
CVS Caremark is feeling more heat. Join me at 3:15 p.m. PDT for a Google+ Hangout video chat about my latest column on CVS being investigated for allegedly refilling prescriptions and submitting claims to insurers without patients' approval. Another federal investigation has begun. I'll have information on that. Also, we've gotten our hands on more internal documents highlighting instructions given to CVS pharmacists about enrolling people in the company's automatic-refill program.
February 26, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer stirred up a hornet's nest with her company's announcement that it will soon ban telecommuting . By Yahoo's reckoning, you can't operate at the top of your game if you're working from home. "To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side," Jackie Reses, Yahoo's human resources chief, wrote in a memo to staffers. "That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices.
January 10, 2010
Ken Genser, the mayor of Santa Monica and a longtime member of the City Council, died Saturday, city officials said. Genser, 59, had been ill since October. He had served on the City Council since 1988, previously had served on the city Planning Commission and was involved in housing issues and restoration of the Santa Monica Pier. "It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our Mayor Ken Genser, an indefatigable champion for quality of life in Santa Monica," Mayor Pro Tem Pam O'Connor said in a statement.
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