April 30, 1991 |
Ken Curtis, who as a boy helped out in his father's jail in Colorado and as a character named Festus Haggen performed similar work for Marshal Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," is dead. Film producer A. C. Lyles said Monday his friend was 74 when he was found dead by his wife when she awoke in their Fresno-area home Sunday morning. The onetime big band vocalist had been in apparent good health, Lyles said, attending a rodeo in nearby Clovis on Saturday. The cause of death has not been determined.
April 2, 1986 |
James Cagney was eulogized Tuesday in the simple church where he had been confirmed and served as an altar boy. With about 250 people--many of them in work clothes and few of them celebrities--looking on, Cagney was carried by pallbearers more diverse than the characters the late actor had portrayed in his 64 films. Among them were dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, actor Ralph Bellamy, boxer Floyd Patterson, producer A. C.
August 20, 1992 |
Golden State Minority Foundation's "Salute to Minority Education" gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire has raised more than $150,000 to date. Honoree Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb, president emeritus of Cal State Fullerton, delivered the keynote address. KCBS-TV weatherman Steve Rambo was emcee at the June 2 benefit. Proceeds will provide scholarships for students and grants to educational programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1994
Couched as it was with reminders of the earthquake, the wildfires and the sagging economy, our question to readers was simple: Why do you stay in the San Fernando Valley? In dozens of poems, essays and even a limerick, written on manual typewriters, computers or scrawled on note cards, you responded, defiantly defending your neighborhood, your strip mall, your Valley. For some, it is the memories that keep you here: of orange groves, farmlands or the deer that once roamed the Valley floor.
April 1, 1986 |
Hundreds of fans gave film legend James Cagney one last round of applause today in an East Side neighborhood where "America's Yankee Doodle Dandy" was eulogized as "a natural born song-and-dance man." Admirers stood and clapped outside Cagney's private funeral at St. Francis de Sales Church on 96th Street. The area was Cagney's old neighborhood, where he picked up the snappy street talk that made him one of Hollywood's feistiest gangster characters.
September 30, 2013 |
NBC and CNN have both pulled the plug on projects about potential presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. In July, NBC announced with fanfare that it was developing a four-hour minseries about Clinton and had tapped Diane Lane to portray the former first lady and former secretary of State. The project was blasted by the Republican National Committee and others who feared that Clinton would be given softball treatment. They worried the minseries would be little more than a campaign commercial for an expected run by Clinton for the White House in 2016.
September 30, 2013 |
Advertising spending in the U.S. and Canada is expected to grow 4% next year, according to newly released forecast by ad giant ZenithOptimedia. This year, spending is expected to inch up 3.4% in North America, slowing a bit after last year's infusion of spending to capitalize on viewer interest in the London Olympics, ZenithOptimedia said in its Advertising Expenditures Forecast, released Monday. "Consumer confidence, retail sales, job numbers and house construction are all trending encouragingly upwards," ZenithOptimedia's report found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2004 |
Folks aren't getting along swimmingly in one Seal Beach neighborhood. Police received a call from a resident who "complained of loud music from the swimming school across the street" at 7:54 p.m., reported the Seal Beach Sun. "The caller was willing to sign a complaint. A swimming school representative said that the radio is on a timer and will shut off at 8 p.m."
March 21, 1994 |
Everyone was dying to know the secret of Charlton and Lydia Heston's 50 years of marriage. Respect? Loyalty? Undying love? Nope. "People have been asking me, and I have no sensible answer," said Lydia. "But tonight I think I know--turn Republican." The former socialist was kidding, but the 200 people who came to celebrate the Heston's half-century wedding anniversary loved it anyway.
November 12, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before finding a better agent. The Skinny: Today is 11/12/13. Just throwing that out there for you to have something to chew on. And if you are reading this at 9:10 well consider your mind officially blown! Today's roundup includes a shakeup at Disney Interactive and a look at Revolt, the new music channel started by Sean Combs. Daily Dose: On Tuesday morning, CNN said it hired New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter, which confirmed my story from Monday night that it was near a deal to land him. Stelter will cover the industry for CNN and host its Sunday show "Reliable Sources.