CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1991 |
A proposed housing project in the Harbor View area has raised concerns among residents over the effect of an influx of new residents on community facilities. Tom Redwitz, vice president of land developing for the Irvine Co., said the firm is negotiating with Manning Construction Co. on the sale of a 76-acre lot.
May 24, 2002 |
It's the lusty month of May--time for a local production of "Camelot." Fullerton Civic Light Opera's version will do fine until a more imaginative take on the Lerner and Loewe musical comes along. Director Jan Duncan assembled an excellent trio, musically and dramatically, for the leading roles. As King Arthur, Brendan Ford--occasionally recalling a young Anthony Hopkins--retains enough youthful charisma to illustrate why Guenevere remains in love with him even after her eye wanders.
May 27, 1986 |
As much as I'd like to have him around, it's probably a good thing James Thurber isn't alive today. He'd undoubtedly lose his mind. Back in 1935 Thurber wrote a book called "Let Your Mind Alone," which was a sort of antidote to the how-to-calm-your-mind, find-happiness, and get-rich books that were then streaming from the publishing towers of New York and making up for the losses incurred by first novels and books of history.
July 18, 1993 |
The truth, as the Bible tells us, is the light. What it didn't tell us was this: Sometimes the light will make you mad before it deigns to set you free. Jack Shakely, the president of the California Community Foundation, found that out the hard way earlier this month, when he was blasted by Latino and African-American grant-makers who read remarks he'd made in an interview after last year's civil unrest.
June 12, 1988 |
A generation ago, seven citizens handpicked by President Lyndon B. Johnson created a non-government policy group to assess the needs of U.S. cities and the effectiveness of government social experiments to help the poor. The era of the Great Society is long since over, and the Urban Institute, as the organization was called, has emerged as one of the nation's leading think tanks on public policy issues, celebrating last month, in the Reagan era, its 20th birthday.
May 30, 2010
Sundays Sundays Live at LACMA : Weekly one-hour classical chamber music concerts and recitals by soloists and ensembles. This series has been running since 1948. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 6 p.m. Free. http://www.sundayslive.org May 29, June 8, 18 LA Opera: "Das Rheingold" James Conlon conducts the opera in Wagner's drama. The production is directed and designed by Achim Freyer, and is the first opera of the Ring cycle.