January 31, 1993 |
Newt Keen has a gap-toothed grin. That is where the bullet went. Minutes before he was shot, a man had sapped him. Newt Keen was bending over his bathtub adjusting the water when the sap hit him. It staggered him. For a moment, the bathroom light grew a halo as big as a skillet. Newt Keen stumbled. He turned. The man, obviously a Yankee, sapped him again. Newt Keen turned some more. The Yankee stood in the bathroom doorway. He looked like he topped 190 pounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2010 |
Authorities were hailing a 7-year-old Norwalk boy as a hero Tuesday after he hid in a bathroom and called 911 as three armed attackers burst into his home and threatened his parents. During the harrowing emergency call, the child pleaded with Los Angeles County sheriff's dispatchers to send help. "Can you come really fast? Please! Please! . . . They have guns. They shoot my mom and dad," the boy said, according to a copy of the 911 tape released by authorities. The incident began about 8:30 a.m. when the three suspects, armed with handguns, stormed through an unlocked door and said they were going to take what they wanted, the Sheriff's Department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2014 |
Transgender activist Eli Erlick, 18, was on the phone from her home in the small Mendocino County town of Willits and I could not resist asking her to respond to something uttered recently on the radio by James Dobson, founder of the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family. "God made us male and female," said Dobson, expressing distaste for California's groundbreaking new law that requires schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and play on the sports teams of the gender they identify with.
October 25, 2012 |
Writer-director David Trueba strips his characters bare, figuratively and literally, in the language-driven two-hander "Madrid, 1987," which uses a May-December pairing to explore a moment of intense transition for Spain. The actors give their characters a resonance beyond the symbolic, but the action doesn't quite transcend the stagy setup. That action, most of which transpires in a locked bathroom, takes place over 24 hours during a heat wave. Veteran columnist Miguel (José Sacristán)
April 20, 2014 |
I go to Mass almost every Sunday, but I try to avoid the big holidays. Especially Easter. In most Christian churches, Easter is a kind of triumphalistic affirmation of Christian certainty. My sense is that the Resurrection is not a celebration; it is a threat and a challenge. Even though I am a Catholic Worker and I live and work with the homeless and serve a meal at our soup kitchen every day, I don't want to encounter the risen Christ, for how can any of us begin to measure up to his example?
HOME & GARDEN
January 31, 2011 |
Drummer Max Weinberg and his wife, Rebecca, have sold a Sunset Strip-area compound for $2.95 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. Sitting on nearly an acre, the Midcentury Modern home has clean lines and sliding walls of glass that disappear into pockets. The redone kitchen, with custom cabinetry and Miele appliances, is adjacent to a living room with 14-foot ceilings. The master bedroom and bathroom have dual poured concrete vanities and a wood floor. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are in the main house, which connects by covered breezeway to the two-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse.
HOME & GARDEN
February 12, 2011
Even big-budget projects often employ money-saving strategies ? sometimes to compensate for unexpected overruns, sometimes to allow for splurges in finishes, fixtures or furnishings. Regardless of the reason, the strategies can work for projects large or small. Some of the cost-conscious moves in Linnea Mielcarek and John Howley's house: Floors: The floors sport a smooth, cement-like finish called Dex-O-Tex for "a continuous surface indoors and outdoors to the deck," architect Janice Shimizu says.
March 13, 2014 |
PRETORIA, South Africa - The pistol, cocked and ready to fire, lay on a mat on the bloodied bathroom floor in the home of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, just where he left it after shooting his girlfriend to death, according to police. In an eerie virtual tour of the Pistorius house Thursday, seen via crime scene photos taken just after her body was removed, Pretoria's high court followed the trail of blood leading up the marble staircase and inexorably into the bathroom where Reeva Steenkamp was killed.
April 24, 2011 |
Classic elegance and natural light interplay at a Brentwood Park home that opens to graceful gardens, canyon views and a saltwater pool with cabana. Designed by Studio City architect Bob Ray Offenhauser, known for creating luxury estates, the gated property is in a neighborhood known for being home to celebrity residents and business executives. "My girls were young teenagers when we moved here in 2007, and I didn't want to put them in 90210," says owner Patricia K. Applegate, a retired businesswoman.