CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2009 |
Eileen Winters, 84, comedian Jonathan Winters' wife of 60 years, died after a long battle with breast cancer Sunday evening at home in Montecito, said their son, Jay. The couple met at the Dayton Art Institute after World War II. In 1949, the year after they were married, Eileen encouraged her funny husband to enter an amateur talent show. "The first time I heard him talk," she later recalled, "my jaw began hanging open. Did he make up all those things by himself?"
April 25, 2012 |
Teenagers looking for summer work will have a better chance of finding it, as an improving job market helps ease competition for low-skilled, low-paying jobs, according to outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The employment environment for high-schoolers and other young folk has made a dramatic recovery since falling to record lows in 2010, when the number of 16- to 19-year-olds working during the summer months was at its slimmest level since 1949. Last year, youth employment from May through June perked up 13.2%, or by 1.08 million jobs.
November 11, 1993 |
The white flakes blowing around last week were the result of wildfires, but California's higher elevations are getting a layer of powder more customary for this time of year. It's snowing, meaning Warren Miller's latest flick is out. Every autumn, the release of a new Warren Miller film signals the beginning of the ski season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2012 |
It wouldn't be a true celebrity without a face-lift. The Hollywood sign is set to undergo its most extensive refurbishing in nearly 35 years starting Tuesday, when crews will begin repainting the iconic white letters overlooking Los Angeles. Workers will strip the letters of their paint and pressure-wash the exposed corrugated metal before priming and repainting them white, according to the Hollywood Sign Trust. The back of the sign will also be scraped, sanded and painted. The project, expected to take 275 gallons of paint and 110 gallons of primer, should take eight to 10 weeks, trust officials said.
September 17, 1989 |
Forty years ago, a pair of young football coaches from the East Coast were preparing for their first season in the West. Their aim was to restore respectability to the Loyola University football program. By 1949, the new Loyola head coach, Jordan Olivar, and his top assistant, Jerry Neri, both in their mid-30s, had enjoyed great success in leading their alma mater, Villanova College of Philadelphia, to a 33-20-2 record during the previous six years.
June 9, 1985
Hungarian turnout was heavy in parliamentary and municipal elections under a new law requiring at least two candidates for each seat--a rare choice in Eastern Europe. Elections had been uncontested in Hungary since 1949, one year after the Communist Party consolidated power.