CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 |
Mary Thom, an early staffer at Ms. magazine who rose to executive editor and later wrote an insider's history of the groundbreaking, mass-market chronicle of the women's movement, died Friday in a motorcycle crash in Yonkers, N.Y. She was 68. Her death was announced by the Women's Media Center, a nonprofit New York-based organization founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Ms. co-founder Gloria Steinem. Thom was editor-in-chief for the center, which publishes features on women's issues in addition to offering media training and advocacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 |
Barton Mumaw, a leading modern dancer in the 1930s and, after World War II, an independent choreographer, a dancer in Broadway musicals and a tireless advocate for dance, died Monday in Clearwater, Fla. He was 88. Mumaw was born in Hazleton, Pa., and was raised in Eustis, Fla., where he began his dance training. After seeing a touring performance by Denishawn--a pioneering company led by modern dance icons Ruth St.
December 2, 1993 |
Francis L. Dale, former president of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, publisher of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and the Cincinnati Enquirer, president of baseball's Cincinnati Reds and a U.S. ambassador, has died. He was 72. Dale, who lived in Pasadena, died Sunday of a heart attack while on a trip to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, his daughter, Holly Howard, said Wednesday.
November 6, 2005 |
JOHN WATERS is most widely known as a moviemaker. His films exploit the extreme, mannered conventions of modern tabloid culture to address otherwise earnest issues of social consciousness -- chief among them the tendency to fabricate reasons to discriminate against one's fellow human beings. He's been at it more than 30 years, from 1972's "Pink Flamingos," his classic "exercise in poor taste," to 2004's "A Dirty Shame," billed as "threatening the very limits of common decency."
May 13, 1993 |
Shoppers who notice the display of bright red bowling balls and red shirts in the window of the Works Gallery Annex at Crystal Court sometimes look confused. Is this a sporting goods store, or what? In fact, the bowling gear--the work of Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley--who has subverted "high art" pieties with some of the most unlikely objects and images from real life--is part of the gallery's salute to A.R.T. Press, a division of the Los Angeles nonprofit group Art Resources Transfer Inc.
January 14, 2002 |
The court file chronicling Kirk and Lisa Bonder Kerkorian's decade-long courtship, monthlong marriage and newly escalating child support dispute leaves no doubt that the rich are indeed different from the rest of us. In what is being touted as a test case for California's wealthiest parents, the billionaire MGM studio and casino mogul and his former tennis pro wife are fighting in Los Angeles Superior Court over just how much money it takes to properly raise their 3-year-old daughter.
February 5, 1998 |
Elizabeth Streb graduated from SUNY Brockport and began her dance career in 1972, the year after two guys from Dartmouth founded Pilobolus. Like that groundbreaking company and its offshoots, she has always challenged conventional definitions of dance by adopting unorthodox movement vocabularies--especially hard-core gymnastics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997 |
A narrow vote of the California Supreme Court this month has set in motion what promises to be a turbulent preelection season a year from now. The campaigns on at least two of the likely ballot measures will be emotional, loud and divisive, drowning out the small voices of the very people all sides claim they want to protect: underage pregnant teens. By a 4-3 majority, the court declared unconstitutional a state law requiring parental or court consent for minors to get abortions.
July 21, 2001 |
Congressional Democrats said Friday they plan to produce a comprehensive immigration proposal that could help millions of undocumented immigrants gain legal status, even as Secretary of State Colin L. Powell discounted the idea of a sweeping amnesty program. The maneuvering reflects efforts to steer debate on an issue that has leaped to the front of the legislative agenda after the administration signaled earlier this week that it is preparing to revamp U.S. immigration policy toward Mexico.
October 19, 2005 |
THE NEWS was so startling that I struggled to imagine what must have gone on in the big white mansion in Pasadena the day that the men and women who run the Tournament of Roses settled on their grand marshal for the 2006 Rose Parade: Sandra Day O'Connor, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. White Suit No. 1: I'm just spitballing here, but how about Sandy O' Connor? She's getting out of the judge business, right? We haven't had a woman in a long time.