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REAL ESTATE
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.
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BUSINESS
February 19, 2001 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
June 11, 1992 | GERALD FARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
January 15, 2002 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
MAGAZINE
June 4, 2006 | Riley Ray Chiorando
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
MAGAZINE
August 20, 2006 | Riley Ray Chiorando
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."
MAGAZINE
July 16, 2006 | Riley Ray Chiorando
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"
MAGAZINE
April 30, 2006 | Riley Ray Chiorando
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
MAGAZINE
March 19, 2006 | [By Riley Ray Chiorando]
In this town, where people live and die by who's hot and who's not, the tabloids and blogs aren't the only arbiters. Spotted recently on shelves at 99 Cents Only Stores and Big Lots locations: Donald Rumsfeld talking doll * Official beanie of the "American Chopper" reality show * Jack Osbourne key chain * "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" retrospective calendar * Thalia "Hot and Spicy" Jolly Rancher lollipops
MAGAZINE
October 1, 2006 | Riley Ray Chiorando
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
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