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June 5, 1985 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Times Staff Writer
Zelda Barron could hardly be called an average film maker. She made her feature-film directorial debut with "Secret Places," the story of young girls coming of age in a provincial English town during World War II. She's directed four rock videos starring Boy George, with plans in the works to do more with the English singer.
February 16, 2012
Barron Storey, an illustrator and art instructor based in San Francisco whose work has been paired with writing by Neil Gaiman as well as a familiar reissued edition of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies," is creator of the solo exhibition "Soliloquy," which captures elusive thoughts in darkly surreal images and muted, expressive colors. LeBasse Projects, 6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Through March 3. (310) 558-0200, .
December 19, 1985
Gilbert Barron, who emerged from a recount to take his seat by a one-vote victory in the Nov. 5 election, has been elected president of the Garvey School District Board of Education. Virginia Gutierrez, another newly elected member, has been named vice president of the board, and incumbent Robert Miranda has been named clerk. Barron, Gutierrez and Miranda make up a new majority which had been critical of the administration and the old board during the campaign.
November 17, 1989
Louis Barron, an electronic pioneer who created music from circuitry long before the evolvement of synthesizers, has died of lung cancer, his wife said this week. Barron, who with his first wife fashioned the score for the innovative music in the 1956 film "Forbidden Planet," died Nov. 1 in Los Angeles. Mary Ellen Barron said her husband was 69.
February 12, 1987
Rick Mink and Jon Barron, linemen at El Toro High School, have signed national letters of intent to play football at four-year colleges. Mink, a 6-foot 4-inch, 230-pound offensive tackle, will attend Oregon State, and Barron, a 6-3 1/2, 225-pound offensive tackle, will attend the University of Texas El Paso. Also, Eric Carpenter, a 6-4, 210-pound tight end from Sunny Hills, signed to attend Northern Arizona.
It's always a pleasure to hear Kenny Barron in action. Arguably one of the most versatile and gifted pianists on the current jazz scene, he seems capable of producing quality results in every imaginable setting. In recent years, for example, he has turned up at various Southland venues heading a quintet featuring tenor saxophonist David Sanchez, in a stunning duet partnership with bassist Charlie Haden and in a renewal of his longtime involvement with the group Sphere.
October 1, 2004 | SHAV GLICK
There was a time when, to keep his ride, all a race driver needed to do was go fast, crash as little as possible and maybe have a few beers with the owner and the mechanic, often the same person. Today, racing is only a small portion of what high-level drivers need to do to keep their rides. Alex Barron, who drives a Chevrolet-powered Dallara for Eddie Cheever's Red Bull team in the Indy Racing League, is a case in point.
He may wonder what might have been if yellow flags had not come out at the end of the 86th Indianapolis 500, but Alex Barron is reasonably content with the reality of his fourth-place finish in "the greatest spectacle in racing." Since Barron was named co-rookie of the year with South African Tomas Scheckter, who led the most laps, things have become increasingly rosy for Barron. Or, perhaps, increasingly green. "We're [attracting] more sponsors for the [Blair Racing] team," Barron said.
January 18, 2010 | By Chris Woolston
Leslie H. of Phoenix recently wrote to us with the following question: "Do ionic foot baths really remove toxins through the feet? I'm skeptical." Skeptical? You've come to the right place. Ionic foot baths are a "detoxifying" treatment that have become popular at health fairs, alternative health clinics and spas. Many companies also sell ionic foot baths online for home use. Wherever they show up, ionic foot baths follow the same basic approach to detoxification. Users stick their feet in a basin of salt water that's buzzing with a small electric charge from two submerged electrodes.
November 22, 1996 | BILL KOHLHAASE
San Francisco-based saxophonist Wainapel accomplishes two worthy goals with this surprising album: bringing light to the compositional skills of pianist Kenny Barron and attention to his own controlled, competent playing. The first of two "suites" concentrates on Barron's mainstream work, with Wainapel playing soprano, alto and tenor in front of the 50-piece Danish Metropole Orchestra conducted by Rob Pronk.
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