CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2010
Lee Freeman '60s band had No. 1 hit Lee Freeman, 60, a member of the 1960s' band Strawberry Alarm Clock, famous for its flower-power anthem that became a No. 1 hit in 1967, died of cancer Feb. 14 at his home in the Bay Area, his brother, Doug, said in an e-mail. Freeman, who played rhythm guitar, sang and wrote lyrics, was an original member of the band, which was called Thee Sixpence when it was formed in 1966. None of the band members wanted to sing lead on "Incense and Peppermints," intended to be released on the B-side of a single, so a friend on hand for the recording session volunteered.
May 29, 2012 |
San Francisco - Many California hotels strive for the today-meets-yesterday look. But the newly opened Inn at the Presidio gets a historical leg up: Its Georgian Revival structure has stood since 1903, having served as officers' quarters until the Presidio was decommissioned as an Army post in 1994. Last year, the Presidio Trust, a federal agency, scraped out the building's insides, replacing them with a modern 22-room inn trying hard at charm. And succeeding, for the most part, based on my stay earlier this month.
September 23, 2001 |
As 19 hijackers made their way along the concourses at three East Coast airports on Sept. 11, bent on executing the deadliest terrorist attack in history, they were subjecting the U.S. aviation security system to its most critical test. At almost every step along the way, the system posed no challenge to the terrorists--not to their ability to purchase tickets, to pass security checkpoints while carrying knives and cutting implements nor to board aircraft.
January 26, 2012 |
Moisture, condensation, fog -- whatever you want to call it -- has made it impossible to peek through two windows on the door of the St. John Bosco wrestling room to see what's happening inside. Then the door opens, and a visitor is blasted with a burst of hot air as if a heater is going full throttle. It's sauna-like conditions, and yet there's no machine producing the heat. It's coming from more than 20 shirtless, sweating wrestlers circling the room and trying to prove what Coach Omar Delgado means when he says, "Wrestling is a six-minute sprint.
April 21, 1986 |
A forgetful shopper left her handbag in a streetcar today, prompting a bomb scare that sealed off a busy thoroughfare where the office of Israel's El Al airline is located, police said. The "ticking" handbag contained a just-purchased alarm clock.
October 3, 2010 |
Shortly after 1 a.m. on Oct. 1, 1910, 100 years ago Friday, a time bomb constructed of 16 sticks of 80% dynamite connected to a cheap windup alarm clock exploded in an alley next to the Los Angeles Times. It detonated with such violence that for blocks around, people ran panic-stricken into the streets, believing that an intense earthquake had hit the city. The explosion destroyed the Times building, taking the lives of 20 employees, including the night city editor and the principal telegraph operator, and maiming dozens of others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996 |
The Strawberry Alarm Clock, a psychedelic rock band from the '60s, will perform tonight at Calvert Street Elementary School's annual spring carnival. The fund-raising carnival begins today and continues through Sunday. The Strawberry Alarm Clock, best known for its hit "Incense and Peppermints," will take the stage at 8 p.m. Other activities include 13 carnival rides, food booths and auctions, scheduled at 6:30 tonight and 7 p.m.
February 1, 2004
Judi Dash's article, "Gadgets for When Every Second Counts" [Gear & Gadgets, Jan. 4], omits one of the most cost-effective travel time-telling devices. The battery-operated analog alarm clock available for $15 or less from many manufacturers is compact, reliable and easy to set. I've had too many co-workers miss appointments because of mistakes in wake-up calls and an inability to figure out a hotel clock radio. A cheap little alarm clock would have saved them. Robert Leone San Diego Send letters to Travel, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; fax (213)
HOME & GARDEN
October 27, 2005 |
ON Saturday night we will leave daylight saving time behind and set our timepieces back an hour. The alarm clock has had many incarnations over time, from the old-fashioned manually wound versions to "cubissimo," the white cube with an LED display that looks as if it came off the set of "A Clockwork Orange." The George Nelson desk clock looks as strong today as in 1948 when he designed it -- now if only we could reinvent time.