July 26, 1992 |
Turning his back to the actors on stage, the director opens his mouth and mocks a silent scream. It's been a grueling rehearsal and Bill Rauch has been nice all day. But with a little over two weeks to go before opening night, the play is hopelessly behind schedule, and Rauch is frustrated. More than a dozen actors out of a cast of 40 have dropped out in the past month, and today, an actress in a key role is reported to have suffered heart trouble over the weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1985 |
The architects were baffled. For months, they stationed themselves outside a dozen Los Angeles senior citizens projects watching the elderly residents. They carefully recorded where people walked, where they sat, how they congregated and what they did. The architects could not figure out why no one went near the circular benches. They seemed inviting enough, but the straight benches were preferred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2004 |
With luxury lofts rising from abandoned buildings and trendy restaurants popping up on once-desolate corners, there has been much talk about people rediscovering downtown Los Angeles. But Margarita Medina is truly an urban pioneer. Medina, 75, has called the Angelus Plaza Senior Citizens Housing Complex home since it opened 24 years ago, arriving long before the Italian cucinas and designer hotels.
March 13, 1995 |
Tonight, four days after the 50th anniversary of Anne Frank's death--memorialized around the world last week by public readings of her eloquent diaries--South Coast Repertory weighs in with its own Holocaust commentary: a NewSCRipts presentation of Peter Sagal's "Denial." The Harvard-educated writer, 30, believes that the SCR Mainstage reading of his new play could not come at a better time or in a more appropriate place.
December 5, 1986
The December Rose Assn. will present its annual award for 1986 to actress/writer/producer Carmen Zapata at a reception at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles. The association publishes the December Rose national magazine dedicated to the performing arts for people 55 and older. The reception and award presentation is open to interested people in the creative arts. Reservations: (213) 623-4352.
December 18, 1999
I enjoyed the outstanding "Where Angels Tread" story (by Patt Morrison and Cecilia Rasmussen, Dec. 9) highlighting some of the historic buildings downtown. Omitted, however, were two key monuments to transportation in Los Angeles: the former Pacific Electric Building at 6th and Main streets and the Subway Terminal Building at 4th and Hill streets. P.S.: Your writers should not be so modest. The Times Building is considered by many as one of Los Angeles' finest buildings. CLIFF DEKTAR North Hollywood Just in case your readers were wondering, the building(s)