June 23, 1994 |
Greater Vision For 14 years, l.a. Eyeworks' signature black-and-white ads have featured bespectacled celebrity pals of owners Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi. But behind that image is a history of activism--such as their latest collaboration with Aileen Getty, an artist living with AIDS. She stars in the current campaign seen in magazines and on bus shelters throughout Orange County.
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September 28, 2011 |
He came to their rescue when they were between a rock and a hard place. So it's fitting that Hugh Hefner will be honored with a boulder for helping the Trust for Public Land acquire Cahuenga Peak, the mountaintop next to the Hollywood sign. Leaders of the trust said Tuesday they plan to place plaques on large boulders to thank the Playboy magazine founder and two others who stepped up at the last moment to donate $1 million each to acquire the peak from its Chicago-based owners.
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March 22, 2012 |
An online sweepstakes offering a chance to touch the Hollywood sign would have flown the winner to Los Angeles free from anywhere in the country. Instead, Gillian Singletary drove over from Los Feliz on Thursday for the chance to scramble in jeans and sneakers down a very steep, sandy, slide-prone hillside and claim the prize offered by LA Inc., the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. That a resident won instead of a visitor couldn't have been more fitting really, given that the reason for holding the contest was to celebrate a major gift to the people of L.A. Before a campaign led by Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge and the nonprofit Trust for Public Land brought in $12.5 million in donations large and small to buy nearby Cahuenga Peak, the private developer that owned the 138-acre property got it zoned for four luxury homes.
September 25, 1993
Comic Lea DeLaria headlines at the Backlot Theatre in West Hollywood in a benefit performance for the Aileen Getty Women's Program, on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Also featured are musical performances by Tony nominee Sharon McKnight and "Golden Girls" producer Jamie Wooten. Guest hosts include Estelle Getty and J. C. Wendel. The Aileen Getty Women's Program is a project of Homestead Hospice and Shelter. Tickets are $25 or $50 (includes pre-show champagne reception). Reservations: (213) 466-1767.
August 18, 1996 |
It was no secret in Hollywood that producer Don Simpson had a drug problem. But the depth of his addiction was not revealed until the night he died. On Jan. 19, police discovered more than 2,200 pills and tablets stockpiled in alphabetical order in a bedroom closet next to the bathroom where Simpson's body was found.