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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1994 |
Dear Street Smart: I want an update on an issue that I know you have covered before--the lane width on northbound MacArthur Boulevard north of Ford Road where Irvine and Newport Beach adjoin. I know that Caltrans said it was planning on taking care of it later. When is later? You should understand that Caltrans recently widened MacArthur Boulevard down the hill 100 yards or so, and it is three lanes wide from there all the way to the San Diego Freeway.