Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsYellow
IN THE NEWS

Yellow

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
ARTICLES BY DATE
BUSINESS
December 23, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
What is the one item you always have on you? For me, it's my cellphone. So when I heard about the Yellow Jacket iPhone case, equipped with a built-in, battery-powered stun gun that can charge your phone at the same time, I had to try it out for myself and see what all the buzz was about. At a glance, the Yellow Jacket , named after the predatory wasp, looks like any other hard-plastic protective phone case, just a lot bulkier. But what is, eh, shocking about this case is what's concealed inside.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2013 | David Colker, Los Angeles Times
"Banana" George Blair loved yellow. When he water-skied barefoot, which he did into his 80s in theme park shows, he wore a yellow wetsuit and was towed by a yellow boat. But it didn't stop there. "Banana" George, who drove a yellow Lincoln and lived in a yellow house in central Florida, also had yellow cowboy boots, watches, sunglasses and wallets. People may have thought he was just clowning around, but Blair laughed all the way to the bank - and when he went there, it was in a yellow business suit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2013 | By Bob Pool
Embarrassment is on tap when Maurene Nelson turns on a faucet at her Sierra Madre home. The water that flows out, she says, is often disturbingly yellow. "My bath was full of gold water last night," said Nelson, a speech communications instructor at Pasadena City College and Glendale Community College. Officials in the tiny city at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains say the temporary use of imported water provided by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is to blame for the off-putting color.
FOOD
July 15, 2010
Psomi & Alati's yellow split pea puree with deep-fried capers Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 meze portions Caramelized onions 4 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 4 large red onions, peeled and sliced Scant 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar Salt 1. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until the oil is hot, then add the onions and...
OPINION
June 22, 2003
Re "Splitting Seconds Is Not Catching Scofflaws; It's Harassing Motorists," letter June 8: Perhaps if letter writer Gordon Smith chose to observe the yellow light as time to think about stopping rather than time to speed up, he might not have to be concerned about being ticketed. Then the rest of us who stop in time can rest a little easier when he is around. Duane Craven Huntington Beach
SCIENCE
February 14, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
It's hard to imagine some of Vincent van Gogh's signature works without the vibrant strokes of yellow that brightened the sky in "Starry Night" and drenched his sunflowers in color. But the yellow hues in some of his paintings have mysteriously turned to brown - and now a team of European scientists has figured out why. Using sophisticated X-ray machines, they discovered the chemical reaction to blame - one never before observed in paint. Ironically, Van Gogh's decision to use a lighter shade of yellow paint mixed with white is responsible for the unintended darkening, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Analytical Chemistry.
OPINION
June 15, 2003
Re "West Hollywood to Ask Judge to Uphold Tickets Issued by Cameras," June 12: One-tenth of a second. Is that the issue? More and more motorists are speeding through yellow lights, sometimes not completely before the red. I thought yellow means get ready to stop Eugene Strull Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1991
Seventeen hundred 20-foot iron stakes in the ground might be heroic. Painted yellow and topped with large yellow umbrellas, they are pure whimsy. As I looked, I thought that there should be leprechauns. Then I saw groups of people resting under each of the umbrellas. I know that Christo had made leprechauns of us all. ELDEN HUGHES Whittier
NEWS
June 12, 2009
Garden flower: In a June 6 Home section photo caption accompanying an article on Randy Bergman's low-water garden in Cheviot Hills, a yellow flower was incorrectly identified as leptospermum. The plant was leucospermum.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2013 | By August Brown
This week's brutal murder-suicide in Brooklyn that took the lives of three musicians and the gunman deeply shook New York and the global music community. Now the surviving members of the band Yellow Dogs and the Free Keys, each groups of Iranian American musicians that lost members in the rampage, have issued a joint statement about the shooting. The message, printed below, was co-written by  Yellow Dogs' Siavash 'Obash' Karampour and Koory Mirzaei, with contributions from band manager Ali Salehezadeh, Pooya Hosseini of Free Keys and the street artists Icy and Sot. It's heartbreaking reading.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
The tragedy that befell the Brooklyn punk group Yellow Dogs, in which several bandmates were killed, allegedly by a disgruntled fellow member of the Iranian expat music scene, came with a surprising movie connection. Yellow Dogs was featured in the 2009 film “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” the acclaimed Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi's semi-documentary that won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Yellow Dogs was seen performing in the film, and the subsequent media attention actually helped allow members to emigrate from Iran.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2013 | By Matt Pearce and Tina Susman
NEW YORK - They said they sang in English instead of Farsi because they wanted their music to be heard by the world, but their secret performance space in Tehran was padded with Styrofoam so they wouldn't be arrested for playing forbidden music. Their shows in Iran sometimes had lookouts, and the rockers had to ask fans to come but not to bring their friends, lest they attract too much attention. In other words, they were as punk rock as punk rock gets. But when the band known as the Yellow Dogs eventually fled Tehran to escape repression and claim their slice of indie glory in Brooklyn, tragedy followed.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2013 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The organization that brings us the Oscars aims to debut a major motion-picture museum in Los Angeles about 31/2 years from now. A star attraction will be a pair of the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz. " Leonardo DiCaprio, Stephen Spielberg and former Warner Bros. executive Terry Semel teamed to buy them last year for the museum, which aims to open by mid-2017 after renovating and expanding an unused building it is leasing from the next-door Los Angeles County Museum of Art. But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants its $300-million Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to be much more than a fancy repository for Hollywood memories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2013 | David Colker, Los Angeles Times
"Banana" George Blair loved yellow. When he water-skied barefoot, which he did into his 80s in theme park shows, he wore a yellow wetsuit and was towed by a yellow boat. But it didn't stop there. "Banana" George, who drove a yellow Lincoln and lived in a yellow house in central Florida, also had yellow cowboy boots, watches, sunglasses and wallets. People may have thought he was just clowning around, but Blair laughed all the way to the bank - and when he went there, it was in a yellow business suit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2013 | By Diana Marcum
FRESNO - A mosquito that can carry dengue and yellow fever has been found in California, prompting intense eradication efforts in the Central Valley and warnings from officials about how to keep the pest from spreading. "It could change the way we live in California, if we don't stop it," said Tim Phillips of the Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District. "Imagine not feeling safe to sit out in your backyard in the afternoons. " The yellow fever mosquito, or Aedes aegypti - a white polka-dotted bug that bites during the day and can lay its eggs in less than a teaspoon of water - was first detected in June in Madera.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1996
If the game of politics they play in Washington were the game of football, there'd be yellow flags thrown all over the field! RUSS CONNORS Pismo Beach
NEWS
September 25, 2003
I was disappointed not to see Frank Gehry's Team Disneyland building in "L.A.: Gehry's Laboratory," by James Verini (Sept. 11). Easy to recognize while traveling on the 5 freeway near Disneyland, this long, low building is covered in shimmering, colorful stainless steel panels that vary in color from yellow to deep purple depending on the sun's angle. A glimpse at the other side reveals bright yellow stucco, curvilinear shapes. Douglas Gardner Los Angeles
SPORTS
October 7, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Ed Orgeron continues to put his stamp on USC's program. The Trojans' interim coach -- who reopened practices to the media, brought desserts back to the training table and let players coach in a "Trojan Bowl" scrimmage  during the bye week -- eliminated nearly all music from practices except for during a few periods. "The music creates a little energy," Orgeron said, "but I like them to hear us coaching. " Orgeron also stripped quarterbacks of the yellow jerseys they have traditionally donned to warn against contact.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2013 | By David Pierson
Walk past the signs for Krispy Kreme sloppy joes. Head toward the massive servings of curly fries. Turn left at the stall for chocolate-covered bacon. Out on the edge of the L.A. County fairgrounds in Pomona is a 1-acre space packed with Mother Nature's answer to extreme food. There you might find the Australian finger lime, a pickle-shaped green citrus whose pulp looks like golden caviar. Nearby is the Buddha's hand plant, whose tentacled fruit dangles from its spiny branches like a canary-colored octopus.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|