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May 12, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
A public service announcement featuring Valley children revealing their dreams for the future has won a local Emmy award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Produced by L.A. CityView Channel 35 and directed by Richard Erbeznik, the "Dreams" PSA was filmed using Canoga Park students in the LA's BEST program, an after-school education and recreation program, to show a need for after-school enrichment programs for latchkey children.
Mortons restaurant in West Hollywood was the site Tuesday evening for the first of two pre-events celebrating the fifth International Contemporary Art Fair (better known as ART/LA90). The year-old Los Angeles office of the National Resources Defense Council, a national environmental organization, was the beneficiary of the $150-a-person dinner, which was served up to 270 people under a tent in Mortons' parking lot.
April 23, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
"Go check out how long it took to build the Parthenon," said Barbara Bain, the actress who is president of the board of trustees of the Dance Gallery. "I'm serious." The Dance Gallery's prospects have sounded like a Greek tragedy at times, but at its ninth annual membership luncheon Thursday at the Bel Age Hotel, supporters of the Dance Gallery Guild heard the news they've waited nine years to hear: Their 1,000-seat dance performance facility is really going to be built. When?
Actor Mitch Ryan, who portrays Greg's father in the weekly television series "Dharma and Greg," will be reading to youngsters on Thursday at Bloomingdale's in the Sherman Oaks Fashion Square. Ryan is the second celebrity reader in a pilot program being sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, of which he is president. Seven years ago, the SAG Foundation established BookPALS chapters across the country. PALS is short for Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools.
May 11, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
The Harvey Mudd estate, designed by noted architect Elmer Grey in 1922, is for sale in the 90210 ZIP Code at $22.995 million. Sited on an acre with a swimming pool, an aviary and gardens, the English country estate has nearly 11,000 square feet of living space in the main house and guest studio. Features include a two-story entry with hand-carved wood detailing, a conservatory and a wine cellar with a tasting room. There are seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two powder rooms. The estate has been owned by magnates, philanthropists and other notables: 1922: Built for Charles Boldt, who was a premier glass Mason jar manufacturer and one of the wealthiest Americans of his time.
May 10, 2012 | By Margaret Gray
A basket for "Donations" blocked the refreshment table at the opening-night reception for Arnold Schulman's "Sleeping Ugly. " The Santa Monica Playhouse has evidently taken fundraising advice from the Third Street Promenade buskers. But as this quirky, inventively staged world premiere demonstrates, the 50-year-old theater knows how to squeeze the maximum entertainment value out of each dollar. You have to wonder what they could do with a few more. Can't afford a fancy set? Use actors as scenery.
August 9, 2003 | Mark Sachs, Times Staff Writer
Tracey Ullman, the woman of a thousand faces, pares the crowd down to essentially one tonight in her intermittently entertaining HBO special "Trailer Tales" (8 p.m.). The Emmy-winning actress and comedian single-handedly kept the latex industry afloat in the mid-'90s while using all manner of masks and prosthetics to bring her wacky cast of characters to life on the "Tracey Takes On" series and several specials for the cable outfit.
August 25, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Center Theatre Group launched its 1989-90 season Wednesday night at the James A. Doolittle Theater in Hollywood with the American premiere of "Byron: Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know"--a two-person show about the life of poet George Gordon, Lord Byron. Afterward, a crowd of 1,000 split into two groups: One attended a reception upstairs at the Doolittle, the other trekked to Ivar Street for a party in the Goldwyn Library.
October 25, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, Times Television Critic
Tonight's premiere of the NBC series "Midnight Caller" has trouble on the line when it comes to the plot, but it is so sleekly produced that the hour passes swiftly and interestingly. Airing at 10 p.m. on Channels 4, 36 and 39, "Midnight Caller" is about a crack San Francisco police detective who changes careers and becomes the host of a late-night radio call-in show after accidentally killing his partner in a shoot-out.
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