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BUSINESS
May 6, 1992 | JAMES FLANIGAN
At the end of the 1960s--a decade of assassinations, demonstrations, war and disorder--government and business invested big money in grand rebuilding projects. Most of them, such as Detroit's $375-million Renaissance Center, didn't work out. But this time it's different. In the wake of Los Angeles' troubles, there is little federal or state money to be spent on rebuilding. So the process, like so much of U.S. business in the years since the '60s, will go entrepreneurial.
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NEWS
August 15, 1986 | DIANE REISCHEL, Times Staff Writer
Sture Osten sat stroking a curly red wig in his lap. "A wig isn't like real hair," he said affectionately. "It's a permanent thing." The Swedish-born hair stylist admits he prefers wigs over real hair, mannequins over people. "With mannequins, I don't have to worry about how heavy a wig is," he said, "or how uncomfortable."
NEWS
February 28, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS, Cathy Curtis covers art for The Times Orange County Edition.
Exhibits of "the collection of so-and-so" usually do a fine job of showing off some well-heeled collector's booty but often don't bother to explain why the stuff is worth looking at in the first place. "The Security Pacific Collection, Twenty Years 1970-1990: Prints," at the Security Pacific Gallery, is no different in that respect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2006 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
Bird nests aren't rare, but they're hard to find in a metropolis. That was the problem volunteer bird-watchers faced when they fanned out across 4,083 square miles of mountains, woodlands, beaches, parks, tree-lined neighborhoods and landscaped freeways to gather information for Los Angeles County's first breeding bird atlas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2002 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ralph Richardson, a former UCLA professor who influenced local education policy during 25 years as a trustee of the Los Angeles city schools and community colleges, died of emphysema Friday in Seattle. He was 83. The veteran of education wars began his political career in 1957 when he won a seat on the Los Angeles city school board as a liberal champion. He served for the next 12 years, a period marked by battles over the landmark Crawford school desegregation case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2002 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her name was Mudd, and she devoted much of her life to defending the reputation of her notorious grandfather and ensuring that his historic Maryland home was preserved. Louise Mudd Arehart, a granddaughter of the Maryland country doctor who treated John Wilkes Booth's broken leg after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, died of complications from a stroke March 11 in La Plata, Md. She was 84. Dr. Samuel A.
BOOKS
June 9, 1991 | Francine Prose, Prose's most recent book is a story collection, "Women and Children First"; a new novel, "Primitive People," will be published next year
Queen Victoria, so the story goes, declined to declare female homosexuality a crime only because she couldn't bring herself to believe that it existed. Judging from the evidence gathered in Lillian Faderman's "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers," the Queen was not merely misinformed but spectacularly unobservant.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1992 | IRWIN L. KELLNER, IRWIN L. KELLNER is chief economist at Chemical Banking Corp. in New York
There is no doubt in my mind that we have entered a new era--one of lowered expectations. You can deduce this from business' modest hiring. Many firms are apparently still smarting over the bulking up they did in the 1980s, when they added layers of management and staff believing that their markets would grow indefinitely. Today senior corporate managers want to be as lean and mean as possible and assume that markets will continue growing slowly--if at all.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2001 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most Americans who are familiar with Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku know his cult favorite "Black Lizard" and cheesy sci-fi films such as "The Green Slime" and "Message From Space." In Japan, however, the prolific director is known for his broad range and innovative filmmaking.
OPINION
November 22, 1992 | Guy Molyneux, Guy Molyneux is president of the Next America Foundation, an educational organization founded by Michael Harrington
While lame-duck President George Bush appears to have nothing but time on his hands these days, November has been a busy month for many Republicans. Their proj ect: trying to spin Bill Clinton's triumph into something more palatable. They would have us believe that, for Republicans, and for conservatives, Nov. 3 was not as bad as it looks. It wasn't. It was a whole lot worse.
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