October 18, 1990 |
Louise Schiffler only needed one more thing to make her Halloween costume complete. "If I don't find the log at Vons, I'll have to check out a lumberyard," Schiffler said. "But I'm not worried, there should be one log that fits what I'm looking for." Since June, after watching the offbeat television series "Twin Peaks," the 32-year-old Garden Grove computer programmer knew exactly what she was going to be for Halloween: "The Log Lady is perfect. It's simple, funny and cheap."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1994 |
Despite pleas of some tattoo artists, the City Council has enacted zoning regulations that classify tattoo parlors as an adult business. By a 5-2 vote earlier this week, the council enacted the new restrictions, which greatly limit where a tattoo establishment may operate. During a public hearing Monday , several tattoo artists urged the council not to classify tattooing as an adult business--a zoning category that includes massage parlors.
March 20, 1999
As an adult, and a regular moviegoer, I couldn't help but be amused by the results of your poll ("Adults Less Likely to Go to the Movies," by Amy Wallace, March 14). I believe that this falls into the category of a self-fulfilling prophecy. The studios make movies for teenagers, so teenagers are the ones who go to the movies. If they make movies for people whose IQ exceeds their age, maybe adults will attend. In Orange County, adults are also faced with what I refer to as "Edwards censorship" regarding what we see. Edwards has a near monopoly on movie screens in O.C., and they dictate what we get to view.
October 21, 1990 |
A second 16-year-old suspect in the Fresno shooting rampage that left one dead and nine wounded will be tried as an adult. Juvenile Court Referee Phillip Silva ordered Friday that Dwight Tamplin stand trial as an adult for first-degree murder and 17 other criminal charges in connection with the Labor Day weekend shooting spree. Silva said Tamplin was unfit to be tried as a juvenile because of his previous criminal history and a record of failing to respond to rehabilitation.
April 26, 1990 |
With an arm around each youngster's waist, Melissa Gagne spins her two students around in the water in a game of "ring around the rockets," then carries them to the side of the pool. Still wearing big grins, the preschoolers are scooped up in warm towels and praised by their parents. For them, the swimming lesson at Los Caballeros Sports Village in Fountain Valley has been a half-hour of playtime. But for the two students getting into the pool next, it's going to be hard work.
October 3, 1995 |
Now that all the kids are suited up in "Batman Forever" T-shirts, drinking from "Casper" mugs and playing with "Mighty Morphin Power Ranger" action figures, the major studios are looking for ways to bring their parents into the merchandising fold. "The competition for the kids market is brutal," said Neil Newman, vice president of marketing for Viacom consumer products. "In order to grow the business, we must grow the adult segment. If it's done correctly, there's a lot of money to be made."
August 12, 2001 |
When she was 18, the mother of a 21-year-old recalled, she could hardly wait to go away to school and move out of her parents' house. Most of her friends felt the same way. Nobody knew who they went out with, where they went, what they did or when they got in. Her son, on the other hand, lives at home and likes it. A junior in the Cal State system, he doesn't have to pay rent or buy groceries. "He has a TV, a computer and a double bed. What more could a guy want?
September 3, 1991 |
The first few innings had been ego-bruisers for Richard Martell's band of middle-aged softball players. "We were down by six runs," recalls Martell, a 39-year-old vice president of a Los Angeles home furnishings store. Then came the last inning. With two outs, two on and Martell's team ahead by two, the batter smacked the ball to the second baseman, who tagged the base. "Out!" thought Martell. "Safe!" cried umpire Joel Rosenzweig, who was also a member of the opposing team. "You're wrong!"
May 23, 2012 |
The Tokyo Skytree , the world's tallest communications tower, opened Tuesday. Twice the height of the Eiffel Tower, it stands 2,080 feet tall (only Dubai's Burj Khalifa is taller at 2,716 feet) with observation decks that offer amazing views of the densely packed Japanese capital. So how much does that view cost? Visitors going to the Tembo Deck at 1,148 feet above the city pay $31.25 for adults and $25 for children 12 to 17 from now until July 10 (and you have to buy tickets in advance and online with a credit card issued in Japan, according to Skytree website )
April 16, 1992 |
Get caught napping on the job these days and you could be out looking for another one. But in the workplace of the future, you might be able to snooze your way to the top. "I try to take a nap just about every day," says Gerald Celente, director of the Socio-Economic Research Institute in Rhinebeck, N.Y., a consulting firm that works with corporate clients to predict business and social trends that may affect them.