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ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2009
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers "The Live Anthology" Reprise It's invigorating to see musical veterans make the most of new opportunities. Earlier this year Neil Young issued the "Archives, Vol. I," a massive box set that utilized Blu-ray technology to give fans comprehensive access to 10 discs' worth of Young's early material. Tom Petty, another classic rocker, has assembled an impressive collection of his live work with his band the Heartbreakers that's similar in spirit to Young's remarkable anthology if not quite as expansive.
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NEWS
March 24, 1995 | From Reuters
Former Nigerian military leader Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo has been released from detention in response to a plea by former President Jimmy Carter but is restricted to his hometown, Nigeria's information minister said Thursday. "Because of the intervention of President Carter, Gen. Obasanjo has been allowed to stay at his hometown, but he is still restricted pending completion of investigation," Walter Ofonagoro said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | BARBARA MURPHY
Judges Barry B. Klopfer and Richard D. Aldrich have been selected the outstanding jurists of the year by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Assn. Klopfer, chosen from the Municipal Court, and Aldrich, of the Superior Court, were named judges of the year based on their performance on the bench. "These are people who have made an exceptional contribution in the past year," said David W. Long, secretary-treasurer of the association.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1999 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Beilenson, the man labeled as the father of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, will be honored today when officials dedicate a new visitors' center in his name. From 1977 to 1996, Beilenson represented the 24th District, which includes portions of the Conejo Valley. He wrote legislation that allowed for creation of the recreation area in 1978. Last year Congress directed National Park Service officials to honor the former representative.
NEWS
March 5, 1998
Darcy O'Brien, 59, author of best-selling "true crime" books, including one about Los Angeles' Hillside Strangler case. The son of actors George O'Brien and Marguerite Churchill, O'Brien grew up in Hollywood surrounded by entertainment luminaries including John Wayne and John Ford. O'Brien fictionalized those days in "A Way of Life, Like Any Other," which won the P.E.N. Ernest Hemingway Award for best first novel in 1978.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Trash fees will climb to $12.30 a month for most residents starting today. Residents, however, will not officially learn about the $1.08 increase until bills arrive later this week because sanitary district officials plan to save the $8,000 it would cost to mail notices. Garden Grove Sanitary District General Manager Ronald Cates said the trash collection fee is rising 9.63% because the state has appropriated some property tax revenue special districts had received.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 1990
The Rob Reiner Strategem continues: Two veteran actors--Bud Cort and Dennis Dugan--are quietly forging new, second careers behind the camera. Dugan has his first feature, "Problem Child," coming out Friday from Imagine Entertainment and Universal. A dark comedy, it stars John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as an orderly couple who adopt a 7-year-old (Michael Oliver) who turns out to be a little devil, wreaking havoc on their lives.
SPORTS
March 4, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
There is nothing like a long, steep hill in the middle of a marathon for Jim Knaub, winner of the Los Angeles Marathon wheelchair division in 1989, 1991 and '92. Last year, Knaub pulled away from the pack at the seventh mile, climbing one of the course's tallest hills. "You know when you were a kid and you didn't like vegetables?" Knaub asked. "Well, when I was a kid, I didn't like Brussels sprouts, but I knew that they are good for you.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1989
The article on Santa Monica's rent control (Part I, April 29) was most timely since the Los Angeles City Council is at present considering a more stringent rent control ordinance. There is one characteristic of Santa Monica's experience that has counterparts in two other cities with rent control: a diminishing supply of rental housing. Economic theory teaches that by holding down by law the price of a product below the free-market price, the result is a lowering of the profitability of producing that product.
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