February 17, 1994 |
When the Hawthorne Plaza shopping center opened in 1977, civic leaders hailed it as a shopper's paradise. But lately, as stores have pulled out and sales have dropped, the mall has seemed more like a developer's nightmare. Eight shops closed in early January, bringing the number of tenants down to 87. Just a few years ago, the mall had 130 stores.
September 3, 1989 |
YOU'VE FINALLY MADE the big decision to renovate that tired old bathroom or even to build your dream house on a hillside view lot. What do you do before you call in the architects and contractors, before you take out a second mortgage? Simple. You design it yourself. With the help of a series of home design kits from Stanley Tools called "Project Planners," even if you can't draw, you can still produce a detailed guide that will show the professionals exactly what you have in mind.
January 2, 1992 |
So it's Jan. 2 and already you've broken a New Year's resolution or two. An important question enters your head: Is there hope? Sharon Potter, a Ventura County therapist, says yes, most definitely. "People can beat themselves up if they want to," she said, "or they can say, ' Today is the beginning of a new year too, so I can remake or re-evaluate (my resolutions).' Maybe they should look at what they really want."
July 9, 1987 |
Question: I've misplaced my recipe for the Brown Derby's chili con carne that used to be on the Spice Islands jar. Could you possibly get it for me? Answer: Specialty Brands, manufacturers of Spice Islands, came to the rescue with a copy of the 1971 recipe. They suggest serving the chili alone, or with beans, enchiladas or tamales. It also can be used as a sauce for barbecued hamburgers or hot dogs. The company makes chili con carne seasoning and chili powder.
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November 28, 1999 |
So how did Orange County's ultraconservative TV talk-show host Wally George fare during his recent live phone interview on Howard Stern's radio program to promote his memoir "Wally George: The Father of Combat TV"? George's publisher, James C. Riordan of Santa Ana-based Seven Locks Press, provides the highlights: * George confronted Stern's earlier prediction that George would die after his 1994 surgery for prostate cancer. Stern recanted. * Stern poked fun at George's stuttering problem.
August 11, 1987 |
When Dutton's Brentwood Book Store received "Taking the Stand," the first book to be published on Oliver North, the reprint of the Marine lieutenant colonel's congressional testimony on the Iran- contra affair sold not a copy for 10 days, according to owner Doug Dutton. By contrast, the book displayed next to it, Brandeis University ethicist Sissela Bok's "Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life," sold out, Dutton said.
November 26, 1992 |
Jervey Tervalon, a June graduate of the UC Irvine Program in Writing, has sold the hardback and paperback rights of his first novel, "Understand This," to William Morrow/Avon Books. Tervalon, who now lives in Pasadena, says his book is one of the few contemporary novels dealing with South-Central Los Angeles, where he grew up and taught high school for five years. The novel's main character is an 18-year-old high school student who witnesses a shooting. He is not, however, a gang member.