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September 18, 1994
Yak! Yak! Yak! The greatest invention? The TV mute button to muffle the constant chatter of sports announcers. RANDAL CLOUD Tujunga
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March 8, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A smart phone app that allows users to post messages anonymously is coming under fire for fostering cyberbullying, leading to at least two juvenile arrests, school phone-use bans and several campus lockdowns. Scrutiny of the 4-month-old   Yik Yak app   for Android and Apple devices has spread from the Southeast to the Northeast to the Midwest and, this week, to the West Coast. The app has registered more than 10,000 downloads on Google's Play Store and, according to   AppAnnie , has cracked the top 100 most popular apps on Apple's App Store.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1995
Re "Hollywood Leaders Lash Back at Dole's 'Bashing,' " by Rick Du Brow (Calendar, June 2): In one foul swoop, presidential wanna-be Bob Dole (R-Kan.) has effectively alienated one of the most powerful and successful industries in our nation while concomitantly demonstrating to the American public the true extent of his own personal and political hypocrisy. To indict Hollywood filmmakers as the purveyors of violence and moral decay on the one hand, while advocating the repeal of the ban on assault guns on the other, is the height of unmitigated arrogance, sanctimony and political opportunism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A campus lockdown at San Clemente High School has been lifted after authorities searched the school early Thursday after a threat was posted on a social media app. The bomb threat was posted on Yik Yak, a social media site on which users can post anonymous comments. The campus was placed on lockdown shortly after the 9 a.m. posting and was lifted at 1 p.m. Students and staff were told to shelter in place while a sweep of the campus was conducted, said Lt. Jeff Hallock, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
FOOD
January 30, 2002
As a frequent traveler to the high reaches of Nepal, having eaten more yak cheese than I care to recall and having developed a great respect for the distance necessary between the hairy beasts and trekkers, I loved Jonathan White's article about his version of the product ("Developing a Knack for Yak," Jan. 23). I'll bet the Flower of Rajya is quite different than the strong-smelling version sold in the mountains and in Katmandu. I know this cheese too well because a huge container of the stuff got slipped into one of my duffle bags to go on a plane with me. That bag had to be replaced, but the cheese I was served was delicious.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1996
The Times ran two extensive features (by Sharon Bernstein and Robert W. Welkos, Feb. 18 and 19) exploring whether the increasingly hazardous stunt work now undertaken for films should, and can be, controlled. I'm afraid you have hold of the wrong end of the elephant. Disastrous choices are made on films all the time, from "Heaven's Gate" to "Waterworld," often by people ill-equipped for the task. These blunders can cost tens of millions, even close a studio. But if you make mistakes on a stunt sequence, you can kill somebody.
FOOD
September 23, 2010 | By C. Thi Nguyen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On a good night at the new Woodland Hills branch of Tara's Himalayan Cuisine, it can feel like the entire world loves you. Tara Gurung Black, there most nights, is the kind of owner who hugs her regulars, who chats with guests new and old, who will tell you without hesitation which menu items she loves. "Get the yak chili," Black says. "Oh god, I love the yak chili so much. " Tara's Himalayan serves up food from Nepal, Tibet and India, three of the countries through which the Himalayan Mountains run. Yak chili is a traditional dish from Black's Nepali homeland, and it's an encapsulation of everything that's good about her restaurant.
TRAVEL
November 4, 2012
Regarding "Caught Up in Yunnan," by Phil Zimmerman, Oct. 28: I just returned from China and had the same experience. I had planned to go to Lhasa, Tibet, but at the last minute was told it was closed. I was instead rerouted to Jiuzhaigou, also Tibetan, in Sichuan province. I stayed at the InterContinental Hotel, magnificent. Went to the Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong valleys. Beautiful waterfalls and scenery. Took Diamox and had no problems with altitude sickness. Had a bottle of oxygen but never used it. Had a Tibetan dinner, barbecued yak, yak butter tea and barley whiskey, mushroom soup, potato.
HEALTH
September 7, 2009 | Roy M. Wallack
The never-ending quest to design a faster running shoe has led us to carbon-fiber pivot plates, clamshell foam-within-foam, customizable soles and even yak skin. Pronators to forefoot-landers will all find something here that is designed for them. -- Roy M. Wallack Yak attack Ecco Biom: Minimally cushioned German-Danish yak-leather trainer for fast-paced runners that is designed to improve foot strength and speed over a six-week adaptation period.
SPORTS
September 12, 2008 | Steve Springer
USC and Ohio State. The Coliseum. A national championship perhaps at stake. ABC, Saturday afternoon, 5 p.m. What more could a college football fan ask for? How about Keith Jackson behind the mike? Unfortunately, those days are history. The 80-year-old Jackson retired almost a decade ago, was lured back, then retired again after the 2006 Rose Bowl and he plans to stay that way. No third acts for him. No more descriptions of rumblin', stumblin', fumblin' players by the venerable voice of the game for four decades, one of the most colorful announcers to ever put on a pair of headphones.
TRAVEL
November 4, 2012
Regarding "Caught Up in Yunnan," by Phil Zimmerman, Oct. 28: I just returned from China and had the same experience. I had planned to go to Lhasa, Tibet, but at the last minute was told it was closed. I was instead rerouted to Jiuzhaigou, also Tibetan, in Sichuan province. I stayed at the InterContinental Hotel, magnificent. Went to the Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong valleys. Beautiful waterfalls and scenery. Took Diamox and had no problems with altitude sickness. Had a bottle of oxygen but never used it. Had a Tibetan dinner, barbecued yak, yak butter tea and barley whiskey, mushroom soup, potato.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Carl Gardner, a founding member and lead singer of the Coasters, the renowned R&B vocal group whose memorably amusing hits included "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown" and "Poison Ivy," has died. He was 83. Gardner, who had been battling congestive heart failure and Alzheimer's disease, died Sunday in hospice care in Port St. Lucie, Fla., said his wife, Veta. The Texas-born Gardner was lead tenor vocalist for the Los Angeles-based R&B vocal group the Robins before he and fellow Robins member Bobby Nunn teamed with Billy Guy and Leon Hughes —along with guitarist Adolph Jacobs — to form the Coasters in 1955.
FOOD
November 11, 2010 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
No sooner had servers set down truck-tire-sized metal platters laden with various Ethiopian stews than the hungry private party of 26 people seated in the back dining room of Culver City's Industry Cafe & Jazz descended into a cutlery-free feeding frenzy. Diners fought one another for hunks of spongy injera bread with which to mop up every dribble of spicy goat tibise and a raw, minced beef dish called kitfo , both off-menu dishes specially prepared for this group. Some people didn't even know what they were eating ?
FOOD
September 23, 2010 | By C. Thi Nguyen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On a good night at the new Woodland Hills branch of Tara's Himalayan Cuisine, it can feel like the entire world loves you. Tara Gurung Black, there most nights, is the kind of owner who hugs her regulars, who chats with guests new and old, who will tell you without hesitation which menu items she loves. "Get the yak chili," Black says. "Oh god, I love the yak chili so much. " Tara's Himalayan serves up food from Nepal, Tibet and India, three of the countries through which the Himalayan Mountains run. Yak chili is a traditional dish from Black's Nepali homeland, and it's an encapsulation of everything that's good about her restaurant.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2009 | Howard Kurtz, Howard Kurtz writes for the Washington Post. He also works for CNN, the sister network of HLN, and hosts CNN's "Reliable Sources."
Joy Behar, now getting ready for her prime-time debut, wasn't always a bigmouth star. There was the time, as a high school English teacher, that she auditioned for the first season of "Saturday Night Live." "I'd be under my covers waiting to hear from them," Behar says. No one called. There was the time she was doing comedy gigs for 50 bucks a pop and lost her job answering the phones at "Good Morning America": "Maybe the ratings went down and they said, 'Let's fire the receptionist.
HEALTH
September 7, 2009 | Roy M. Wallack
The never-ending quest to design a faster running shoe has led us to carbon-fiber pivot plates, clamshell foam-within-foam, customizable soles and even yak skin. Pronators to forefoot-landers will all find something here that is designed for them. -- Roy M. Wallack Yak attack Ecco Biom: Minimally cushioned German-Danish yak-leather trainer for fast-paced runners that is designed to improve foot strength and speed over a six-week adaptation period.
SPORTS
April 15, 1989 | Gene Wojciechowski
They have become a phenomenon. A sickness. An obsession. Rotisserie baseball leagues: Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Have you ever been cornered at, say, a dinner party by a guy with bad breath, a morsel of cheese dip dangling from his chin, and all he wants to talk about are his split-times for a 10K race he ran, or how he really thinks a Crescent wrench is the most valuable tool in a tool box? Now take that conversation, multiply the boredom by 1,000, and that's what it is like to be an outsider in the middle of a Rotisserie league talk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989 | STEVE HARVEY, From staff and wire reports
That's Hollywood . . . but not really. Those who regret that they never saw the Pan Pacific Auditorium before it was ravaged by fire last week still have an opportunity, of sorts. The main entrance to the new Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park is a replica of the Streamline Moderne exterior of the 54-year-old Los Angeles landmark. The only problem is that it's in Orlando, Fla. The Pan Pacific fire, by the way, has convinced Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro that what this city needs is an arson investigator blessed with a more sensitive, if wetter, nose.
SPORTS
September 12, 2008 | Steve Springer
USC and Ohio State. The Coliseum. A national championship perhaps at stake. ABC, Saturday afternoon, 5 p.m. What more could a college football fan ask for? How about Keith Jackson behind the mike? Unfortunately, those days are history. The 80-year-old Jackson retired almost a decade ago, was lured back, then retired again after the 2006 Rose Bowl and he plans to stay that way. No third acts for him. No more descriptions of rumblin', stumblin', fumblin' players by the venerable voice of the game for four decades, one of the most colorful announcers to ever put on a pair of headphones.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2008 | Carina Chocano, Times Movie Critic
It's hard to imagine a movie better suited to the aesthetic tastes of an addled 8-year-old boy than "Speed Racer," or one worse suited to his attention span. Unless, of course, he enjoys speechifying. For a movie about speed and forward momentum, "Speed Racer" provides very little of either, though it does explode into spurts of frenetic, confusing and hard-to-follow action -- and that's just on the racetracks.
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