CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1997
A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday at Salt Creek Beach Park in memory of Nicole Brown Simpson on the third anniversary of her slaying. The vigil, from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., is being organized by her sister Denise Brown. "People ask me if the passing of time has allowed healing from the loss of my sister Nicole," Brown said. "As time goes by, the loss becomes more profound." O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the June 12, 1995, killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
May 5, 1990 |
Maybe it was a catharsis or maybe just a fixation, but the wounds and weariness of Vietnam seemed fresh as ever Friday as thousands gathered here in driving rain for the dedication of a memorial to one of the war's most tragic but pivotal incidents. The theme was reconciliation at ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the day Ohio National Guardsmen shot 13 Kent State University students during an anti-war demonstration, killing four of them.
August 6, 1994 |
Since actress Sharon Tate was slain in her Benedict Canyon home, at least 18,335 people have been murdered in the city of Los Angeles. But no killers have become as notorious as the bizarre cult members responsible for the gruesome slaughter of Aug. 9, 1969. While Tate's husband, film director Roman Polanski, was in Europe, the pregnant actress and four visitors were beaten, stabbed and shot. The word PIGS was scrawled on the front door in Tate's blood.
March 15, 2010 |
KCAL news anchor Pat Harvey can still recall her edgy excitement generated decades ago by not only the imminent launch of an ambitious and historic broadcast but also by widespread predictions of failure. It was March 5, 1990, as the now veteran broadcaster positioned herself behind the anchor desk, the focus of a sparkling new set on a Paramount Studios sound stage. After months of planning, a rash of hirings and upgrades that cost more than $30 million, she was on the front lines of an unprecedented experiment -- a nightly three-hour newscast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2004 |
Ten years ago today, the 13-story Panorama Towers shook and rocked and cracked along with the rest of Los Angeles, damaged but not destroyed by the Northridge earthquake. Though the Panorama City building was salvageable, repairs stalled and the tenants all moved on. Today the building remains almost as it was then, an empty space behind a mosaic of plywood sheathing. A simple sign announces: "For sale/lease/Build to Suit."
October 9, 1988 |
The Weekly Reader, the little newspaper read by generations of American schoolchildren, celebrates its 60th birthday this fall, still going strong with 9 million readers. It will mark the occasion with "60 Years of News for Kids," a book of stories from past editions and aimed at the two-thirds of American adults who grew up reading it. The modest periodical first hit grade-school desks in 1928. "Poor Boys Who Made Good Are Now Running for the Highest Office in the World!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1992 |
For 40 years, they have been wandering in the sand. They part the sea with their surfboards each day before dawn, and then the mystical, white-haired men proceed to walk on water. The Bible, though, has nothing to do with it. This is about the beach, plain and simple. Surfing is their passion; volleyball, cards and Polynesian music their pastimes. A small stretch of shoreline just south of the San Diego County line is their home. After all, it has been in the family for three generations.
July 27, 1991 |
"I made two bad mistakes in life," Phil Miller says. "I went to Vietnam and I walked away from a job that I loved." Miller, a 43-year-old Air Force veteran, is doing fine these days as a Boston defense consultant. But the job that he walked away from still haunts him like a stormy romance he wishes he'd never broken off. As a younger man, Miller was part of a national fraternity of professionals who prided themselves on their unique ability to bring order out of chaos.
May 26, 1999 |
Although the fifth anniversary of the Nicole Brown Simpson-Ron Goldman murders is just a few weeks away, people continue to hash over--and profit from--their association with the two trials related to the case. The latest discussion came Monday night at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, as Home Box Office screened its documentary "Juror Number 5: 58 Days of Duty on the O.J.