CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2006 |
Edward R. Broida, who made a fortune as a Los Angeles real estate developer and used much of it to establish himself as a distinctive collector of contemporary art, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 72. Broida died at his home in Malibu on March 14 after being hospitalized at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, said his wife, Gisele Galante Broida.
December 13, 1997 |
Only those who were there would remember. The way Wallace DeCuir entered the station and greeted his colleagues every morning, knowing they would ignore him. The way Reynaldo Lopez kept his cool, even after a "Whites Only" sign was hung from the kitchen door. The day someone smeared feces on Earnest Roberts' pillow, and the other men watched. And laughed. In 1950s Los Angeles, these men fought fires, saved lives and slept under the same roof with white colleagues who did not want them there.
August 8, 1999 |
In 1974, the year President Nixon resigned: * Inflation was 12.3%. * Unemployment was 5.6%. * Top song was "Killing Me Softly" by Roberta Flack. * Oakland Athletics beat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 in the World Series. * Gasoline passed the 50-cent mark to reach 58 cents a gallon. A loaf of bread was 39 cents. * Best Picture was "The Sting."
January 3, 2000
The last original "Peanuts" daily cartoon, a message from Charles M. Schulz to his readers, appears today on Page E5. Beginning tomorrow in the same spot, "Peanuts Classics" will debut. The strips will reprise Schulz's work beginning with 1974, a year that the United Media syndicate said was chosen because it features the strip's well-known original characters as well as those introduced in later years, such as Woodstock and Peppermint Patty. The final original Sunday cartoon will appear Feb.
December 27, 1985
Thirteen people were killed in California traffic accidents during the 30-hour Christmas holiday, and 581 people were arrested for investigation of drunk driving, the California Highway Patrol said. The generally low figures for accidents and arrests from 6 p.m. Tuesday to midnight Wednesday were attributed to the mid-week Christmas holiday, CHP spokeswoman Susan Cowan-Scott said. "It's actually not a whole bunch," she said, of the 581 drunk-driving arrests statewide.
August 3, 1991 |
A doctor besieged for nearly three weeks by protesters said he is more committed than ever to keeping his Wichita, Kan., abortion clinic open. Dr. George Tiller, 49, has been the target of Operation Rescue protests since July 15. About 1,516 arrests later, protesters continue to block the parking lot of his clinic nearly every day. "If I'm OK on the inside, what people say on the outside does not make much difference," he said.