May 4, 2002
Baited into the "silly, sexist" "The Bachelor" by her "highly evolved female friends," Mimi Avins is disappointed when a meeting with one of the actor's parents appears to have been altered by editing ("Charmed Silly," April 27). Guess what? This is not real, it's just a television program. There is another word for reality TV: oxymoron. Reality is what happens to other people while you are busy watching the tube. ROBERT HARTLEY Santa Monica I hope every Southern Californian girl and young woman watched "The Bachelor," saw the pictures of Amanda Marsh and read the article.
August 23, 1987 |
Margaret Kozeluh's middle name is LaVerne. It should be Perseverance. Kozeluh began having children in 1940, when she was 20, and didn't stop until she had her 13th in 1958. She took her first college course in 1938. Now, almost half a century later, she has her degree. For 49 years, Kozeluh, a Carson resident, balanced the arduous task of raising her large family and working a full-time job with attending classes, writing term papers and cramming for final exams.
April 16, 2012
Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer won the Oscar for original song for "Moon River" from 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's. " Mancini also had another nomination in that same category that year with lyricist Mack David. What was the song and what film did it come from? "Bachelor in Paradise" from "Bachelor in Paradise. "
April 7, 2012 |
I've been live-tweeting "The Bachelor. " There, I said it. To a lot of people, including my inner circle of friends, my penchant for reality dating programming (and my willingness to document it in real time) makes me exceedingly nerdy. In fact, I suspect that some of my closest buddies hang out with me despite the fact that I like "The Bachelor. " But thanks to Twitter, even though I might be sitting on my couch by myself, searching for the show's hash tag and hitting refresh means I never watch an episode solo.
October 30, 2004
The Oct. 24 editorial, "A Formula for Failure," lamented that, along with 23% of eighth-graders failing algebra, we also "encourage all students to aim for college, then leave so many behind." This is touchy ground, but maybe it's a disservice to have a K-12 management mentality that assumes all students are college material. They're not. Only 25% of Americans have a bachelor's degree. If we double that number, it still leaves half our population without a focused, realistic educational path.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1992
The cost per unit for a class taken at our local community college will now be $50, or on average $150 per class, if you have a bachelor's degree. This is a tragic and unfair situation. The purpose of a community college system has always been to make higher or continuing education available to all segments of the local population without barriers to entry. The opportunity to explore new fields and expand one's mind was part of the community college's mission. This was one of California's greatest assets, equal educational opportunity for anyone who desired it. This helped to make California more competitive in areas which required higher education and encouraged individuals to become culturally more aware.