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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1993 | ED BOND
In 1953, when Evelyn Briggs founded the Family Service Agency in Burbank, she had a hard time convincing city officials there was a need for a publicly funded agency to handle domestic problems. Back then, Burbank was a booming suburb with numerous defense-related factories founded during World War II. The city had the image of a vibrant, prosperous part of the Southern California dream.
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NEWS
April 3, 1999 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some clock in the soul always reminds them that the anniversary has come again. It was this month in 1965 when the men of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 appeared on the cover and in the pages of Life magazine in a famous, wrenching photo essay that helped awaken the nation to the reality of the Vietnam War. There's the handsome young helicopter crew chief, James Farley, shown with one hand on a jammed machine gun, the other seeming to hover powerlessly over a dying comrade.
NEWS
April 25, 2002 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The intersection of Florence and Normandie avenues is where the cameras will come this week to document the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. This is where the first rocks were thrown, the first injuries were recorded and the first loot was grabbed hours after four police officers accused of beating Rodney G. King were acquitted.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 1994 | Chuck Crisafulli, Chuck Crisafulli is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
It was supposed to be the West Coast's answer to Woodstock--a free, unfettered music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Co-sponsored by the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, the event was envisioned as a perfect way to sing goodby to the '60s. But when the relocated concert took place at the Altamont Speedway east of the city on Dec. 6, 1969, it quickly sank into the annals of rock history as a colossal disaster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1991 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the walls of the Polo Lounge could talk, a lot of people would be on the phone to their lawyers. Fifty years old today, the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel is as much stage and office as restaurant. In a town where breakfast is often a power play, careers have been made and unmade over the Polo Lounge's famous Dutch apple pancakes. Errol Flynn caroused here. Yves Montand romanced Marilyn Monroe here. Nixon aides John Mitchell, Bob Haldeman and John Ehrlichman learned of Watergate here.
NATIONAL
September 8, 2002 | JOSH GETLIN and GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Minutes after two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, a packed subway train crawling into Midtown Manhattan showed how the city had changed in a heartbeat: Commuters who normally wouldn't look at each other were hugging emotionally. A year after the terrorist attacks, those same subway cars are filled with busy people minding their own business, and the Big Apple hums with its old manic energy. But New York is not back in the groove. Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is the ultimate cult film. Though it bombed in its initial release in 1975, it has become the longest-running film in movie history, grossing more than $150 million. For almost two decades, devoted fans have flocked to Friday and Saturday midnight showings dressed as their favorite characters to interact and perform along with the film. The outrageous musical-comedy stars Tim Curry as a transvestite alien named Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
WORLD
August 16, 2004 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
Japan marked the 59th anniversary of its World War II surrender on Sunday, caught between regret for the suffering it inflicted and resurgent nationalism that is pushing the country to become a global military power. "I renew our deep remorse and offer sincere condolences to the victims," Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said at a government ceremony at a cemetery for war dead in Tokyo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Helen Rieder of Tujunga, the terrifying flashbacks come when a woman shouts at her. For Paula Lebovics of Encino, it's when she hears the sounds of boots or sees men in uniform. For Vernon Rusheen of Woodland Hills, it's when he takes a train. All three are Jewish survivors of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp liberated 50 years today by Russian troops. A half century later, the most mundane moments in everyday life can still trigger the most terrible memories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1997
The San Fernando Mission's bicentennial has inspired a host of events both religious and secular that will begin this weekend. Friday * Couples who were married at the San Fernando Mission or who are celebrating milestone anniversaries are invited to renew their vows in an interdenominational ceremony from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Memory Garden in Brand Park, 15174 San Fernando Mission Blvd., across from the mission. There is no registration fee, but reservations are required.
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