CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1996 |
The Gary Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year by offering more services to families in need. On Fridays, 100 to 200 families stop by the center, at 341 Hillcrest St., to buy a bag of groceries for $1. Center officials said the food giveaway is growing as the number of poor in the city increases.
November 28, 1989 |
Leftist parties that include former guerrillas and political prisoners celebrated dramatic election gains Monday and claimed to have broken Uruguay's traditional two-party system. The National Party, the perennial underdog of the two main centrist parties, won the presidency from the long-dominant Colorado Party in Sunday's elections. The Colorados also suffered serious setbacks in congressional and mayoral races around the country.
February 25, 1988 |
Former Glendale Bar Assn. president Eugene M. Giometti, charged with stealing more than $250,000 from a dozen clients, pleaded no contest Tuesday to 11 counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery. In a plea bargain, the court will dismiss 16 other counts of grand theft and forgery committed against the same clients, Deputy Dist. Atty. Walter H. Lewis said. Sentencing is scheduled in June. Giometti faces up to four years in state prison, Lewis said.
December 25, 2005 |
This old mining town high in the Andes has no streets. It has stairs. Its houses and shops spread across two mountain slopes at an elevation of 7,250 feet, too steep for vehicles. Seen from a distance, the town looks like a huge pyramid of steps flanked by buildings painted in vivid colors of green, yellow, red and blue. There is little life in the "Town of Stairs" these days, though.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2008 |
Artie Samish never ran for public office, but for decades he was one of the most powerful -- and colorful -- players in California politics. Before California had a full-time Legislature and when special interests could quietly give unlimited amounts of money to elect favored candidates, he was a consummate string-puller, a hired gun working for the highest pay.
February 5, 1989 |
PHUNG THI LE LY OF KY LA, Vietnam, is now Le Ly Hayslip of Escondido. The one-time teen-age Viet Cong collaborator is now an American citizen living in a ranch-style house, high atop a hill, surrounded by palm trees and the dry, rolling California landscape. She is worlds away from the rice paddies of war-torn Ky La. The memories, however, are never far away.
January 1, 1991 |
George Allen, the steely personification of the victory-obsessed football coach, who motivated underachieving Los Angeles Rams and over-the-hill Washington Redskins teams into perennial powerhouses and came back this year to post one last winning season as coach of the Cal State Long Beach 49ers, died Monday. Allen, a physical fitness buff who never fulfilled his elusive dream of building a national fitness academy, died of natural causes at his Palos Verdes Estates home. He was 72.
September 15, 1991 |
Four-year-old Rhenita Brade doesn't know what an epidemic is, but she's seen measles firsthand. "My friend Samantha, she got those little measles on her face. And then it started itching," she said, rubbing the spot on her arm where she had just been immunized. "I don't want to get no measles." She probably won't, but thousands of other children already have become ill in what federal epidemiologists say is the worst outbreak in nearly two decades.
May 12, 2002 |
On a wind-swept morning, Leslie Iwerks drives her white Jeep Cherokee down San Fernando Road on the outskirts of Burbank. She navigates surface streets for a 10-minute trip between Iwerks Entertainment and the Walt Disney Studios. By L.A. standards, it is a commute barely worth mentioning. For Iwerks, the four-mile journey symbolizes a lifetime of work. Make that two lifetimes. Her grandfather occupies an obscure niche in pop culture history, a position that Iwerks has long wanted to change.
May 2, 2004 |
Here in "Little Sweden, U.S.A."-- where a day without something Swedish is like a day without sunflowers -- it didn't surprise me to see a woman wearing a T-shirt proclaiming, "Swedish by marriage." On a spin through central Kansas in June, I had come to Lindsborg -- population 3,200 -- for its annual Midsommardag, or Midsummer's Day fete, a tradition that in Sweden marks summer solstice, the longest day of the year.