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.
July 2, 2007 |
The threat on the lawyer's fancy letterhead arrived at the scruffy offices of Straight Arrow Publishers in San Francisco in early November 1967. The note warned a young entrepreneur named Jann S. Wenner to abandon his new venture: "The use of the name Rolling Stone is clearly an attempt to confuse the public," was the terse message from the attorney for a certain British rock band. "Unless you immediately cease and desist...." Wenner did not cease and desist.
October 18, 1986
Joan Rivers consistently drew lower ratings than Johnny Carson during the first week of their talk-show war, the A.C. Nielsen Co. reported Friday. Carson's "Tonight Show" on NBC attracted about three viewers for every two watching "The Late Show" with Rivers on the Fox Broadcasting Co. The ratings were from 12 large cities where both programs are playing. Figures for the entire nation are not yet available. Since its Oct. 9 debut, Rivers' show has averaged a 5.
March 31, 2001 |
The pop, pop, pop of gunfire outside a Washington hotel 20 years ago sent the lives of those at the scene ricocheting in different directions. Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, who took a bullet meant for President Reagan, is a police chief in a Chicago suburb. His heroism that day, March 30, 1981, underpinned a campaign for statewide political office a few years ago.
January 28, 1997 |
The families of the three Apollo 1 astronauts killed in a launch pad fire 30 years ago gathered in the rain Monday to remember their courage and contributions to America's race to the moon. It was the first public ceremony in decades in memory of Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White II and Roger Chaffee, who died inside their burning capsule on Jan. 27, 1967. "It's still a sad thing, it really is.
April 20, 1997 |
The glimmer of a maroon and gray headstone stood out among the memorials for the 70 Branch Davidians on the sun-splashed prairie where they died four years ago Saturday after a standoff with the government. "In remembrance of all the men, women and children who were victimized and brutally slaughtered in the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building," reads the marker, dated April 19, 1997.
March 14, 1995 |
It may sound like merely a matter of history and ceremony, but it is providing President Clinton with one of the touchiest foreign-policy decisions of the year--whether to travel to Moscow in May and stand beside Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin to commemorate World War II's end in Europe. Yeltsin's invitation to Clinton for May 9 ceremonies marking the Allied victory over Nazi Germany has forced the President and his top advisers to make agonizing choices. If Clinton does not go, some U.S.
April 7, 1998 |
Much is being made about "Lost in Space" sinking "Titanic" this weekend, but in many ways, the more interesting tale involves "Grease," a 20-year-old picture currently in its second week of re-release, at No. 4 on the box-office charts. In its 10 days of re-release, in fact, "Grease," the '50s-themed musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, has grossed a stunning $20.2 million; its opening weekend take of $12.
April 16, 1990 |
A single protester, realizing that he faced almost certain arrest, sought to honor the victims of last June's Beijing massacre by displaying white paper flowers in Tian An Men Square on Sunday. The man, who identified himself as a scientist from southern Guizhou province, briefly drew a small crowd of Chinese pedestrians and foreign correspondents, then was detained and taken away by police.
June 23, 2005 |
Like death and taxes, June gloom is a certainty of life -- at least in Southern California. And although the marine layer has been doing its usual thing, Los Angeles-based dancer-choreographer Loretta Livingston hopes Friday night will be clear. That's because her new site-specific piece, "June Moon (Dressed in White)," will be performed outside the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in downtown L.A.