March 18, 1990
I was very moved by the letter (March 4) regarding "tall and skinny" homes being built all over Redondo and Hermosa Beach. I used to live in Hermosa Beach and witnessed firsthand the paving over of the Hermosa Hills with tall and skinny 19-foot-wide houses. I then moved to my favorite street in Hermosa, Harper Avenue, which I thought would be safe from destruction. Harper is a quiet, one-way hilltop street with some of the few remaining 50-foot-wide lots in the beach area. Unfortunately, a couple of years ago, builders attacked the Harper Avenue homes, tore them down and erected two gangly 19-foot-wide homes in their place.
February 19, 2001 |
At the Wisteria Village shopping center, grocery carts from a defunct Winn-Dixie supermarket sit idle near the front doors, and a pink neon seafood sign still glows in the back. Barely a mile away, a former Target department store looms over an empty, down-at-the-heel section of the Fountain Square center. Smaller shops overlooking acres of deserted parking lot feature "For Lease" signs. The death of shopping in a decrepit suburb? Hardly.
June 11, 1992 |
The City Council has ended months of controversy over the future of "Horse Country" by tentatively approving regulations that favor large lots for horse-keeping while allowing construction of some low-density housing. The council is expected to take final action June 22. The new rules are designed to preserve the area's rustic atmosphere by increasing open space, lowering housing densities and imposing aesthetic controls.
January 15, 2002 |
In a pair of developments Monday illustrating the volatility of coaching in the NFL, the Washington Redskins replaced Coach Marty Schottenheimer with Steve Spurrier; and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dumped Coach Tony Dungy, paving the way to hire Bill Parcells. The firings underscore the pressure league owners feel to win, and win now. Most are long on money, short on patience.
August 20, 2006 |
Spotted recently on shelves at 99 Cents Only Stores and Big Lots locations: "Alexander" computer game with Colin Farrell (left) on the coverTony Hawk's Boom Boom Huckjam portfolio Enrique Iglesias mouse pad Newman's Own Caramel Cups "American Idol" backpack with the phrase "Goin' to Hollywood."
July 16, 2006 |
Spotted recently at 99 Cents Only Stores and Big Lots locations: Orlando Bloom "Lord of the Rings" Legolas action figure TV-shaped Osbourne family cookie jar Buzz Lightyear toy cell- phone with the voice of Tim Allen Roberto Clemente Wheaties cereal "Fantastic 4" game with Michael Chiklis (at right as the Thing) that says "No Reading Required"
June 4, 2006 |
Spotted recently at 99 Cents Only Stores and Big Lots locations: Jessica Simpson "The Dukes of Hazzard" poster Hayden Christensen "Star Wars: Episode III" fruit snack Interactive CD-ROM guide to grilling by star George Foreman "Madagascar" dog toy (Gloria, aka Jada Pinkett Smith) WWF paper party plates featuring The Rock
April 30, 2006 |
Spotted recently on shelves at 99 Cents Only Stores and Big Lots locations: 40 DD bra from the Delta Burke Collection Heidi Klum chewy fat-free candy Tony Stewart personal NASCAR note cube Dennis Miller doll "Desperate Housewives" Dirty Laundry Game
March 2, 2004 |
As corporate America carves more profit out of fewer employees, it relies on managers like Jaime Moncayo and Sean Reeves. Thanks to new technology, the two supervisors at the Simi Valley customer service center of mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp. can, in effect, stare over the shoulders of their team members all day long. Moncayo and Reeves know who is on track to answer the daily minimum of 68 calls and who is going to miss the quota of eight referrals to the sales department.
October 1, 2006 |
Spotted recently on shelves at 99 Cents Only Stores and Big Lots locations: Superman Crunch cereal, Brandon Routh (at left) box cover, limited edition The Wiggles "Hoop-Dee-Doo! It's a Wiggly Party!" VHS tape Mary-Kate and Ashley One, Jasmine Spice Shimmering Body Mist "The Best of Jesse Ventura on KFAN Sports Radio-AM 1130" Volume 1 compact disc "Left Behind II: Tribulation Force" DVD, starring Kirk Cameron