April 18, 1998 |
A state agency filed suit to close three Orange County financial brokers for allegedly duping customers--many of them elderly--into investing $26 million in unregistered certificates of deposit. The Department of Corporations, in a filing last week in Superior Court in Los Angeles, alleged that the companies--CD Services Inc. and Nationwide CD Corp., both of Laguna Hills, and Leisure World Financial Services Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1994 |
The teen-age youth knocked on the door, then introduced himself and asked for a glass of water and use of a telephone. Edith Rose didn't know the boy personally, but she had seen him around her Reseda neighborhood. According to police, once the youth was inside her home, he demanded money and when the 74-year-old widow refused, he attacked. First he punched her repeatedly, then he grabbed a butcher knife and chased her through the house, stabbing her 20 times, authorities said.
June 18, 1995
Re Steve Hochman's Pop Eye column item of June 11: "Curiously, at the same time rock rose, the biggest increase of record buyers occurred in the non-rock 50- to 54-year-old demographic. . . ." The non -rock 50-to-54 demographic? That particular demographic was teen-aged in the '50s--the decade that invented rock 'n' roll, the decade that invented teen-agers , for that matter. Please be assured, Mr. Hochman, that when we drag our walkers down to the local music store, it's not to check out the latest Lawrence Welk reissue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1991
Please extend my appreciation to Steve Padilla for "Those Struggling With Aged Parents Find a Circle of Support." I am a member of that group (and at this point am extremely lucky not to be facing life-extension decisions) gaining insight to handle what might be ahead for me. My mother is in good health at 86 and happily living in a senior facility in Valencia. My companions are not so fortunate, and their stories are just as Padilla related. But reading them it was as if I'd never heard them and they made me cry. It is extremely difficult to "take over" for your parent--to make housing, medical and financial decisions for one or two who used to do the same for you. It tears your heart apart and affects you mentally and spiritually.
June 20, 2010 |
Bursitis, sciatica, loss of bladder control: These are not the ailments of youth. Nor are the other complaints my girlfriends and I discuss over lunch. Add in the self-loathing generated by our complaining, and you start to see the full pathos of the aging baby boomer. These days, I watch firm, smooth-skinned girls walk by with way more lust and envy than my husband does. I want to pinch their perfect flesh. I can no longer discern between a pretty young woman and a homely one because youth alone has become so deliciously beautiful to me. Ah, if only I had that girl's body, but could keep my current brain.
November 9, 2002
ROBERT Hilburn treads too lightly in his treatment of the Rolling Stones' Oct. 31 appearance at Staples Center ("It's the Spirit That Counts," Nov. 2). It was not my first Stones concert, and it ranks low on the scale. The show was listless, with awkward pauses between songs. Too often, lengthy codas that seemed to be building to something just ended. Lighting and visuals were arbitrary. Equally disappointing was the conduct of much of the crowd -- also experienced at the recent show by (not quite as)