CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1985
Sensing her tirade to be a rallying cry for indignants countywide, I feel a public response to Laura Brown's letter is called for, rather than the private tongue-lashing she deserves. My parents moved to the Big Rock area of Malibu in 1959. Sure, they liked the view, but they bought there partly because land was cheaper than in town. Times have changed and many more have come since then, maybe even a "fat cat" or two. While I don't care for all the changes that have come to Malibu, I think the well-to-do have the same right as anyone else to live where they choose without being maligned for it. As for homes "precariously perching on a roost," I think Brown should come and see Big Rock.
May 21, 1987 |
Few sports test courage, strength and finesse as completely as rock climbing. It is a difficult and ultimately solitary activity that combines the rigors of dance, weightlifting and chess--challenging the mind as much as muscle. While the sport's popularity has grown in recent years, the number of Southland organizations able to teach it has decreased because of the difficulty of obtaining liability insurance. Many are banding together under the aegis of the American Mountain Guides Assn.
March 4, 2013 |
Jamie Lynn Spears is engaged, and big sis Britney Spears is thrilled. "So excited and happy for my sister, congrats @jamielynnspears - love you," Britney tweeted out Monday morning. Her tweet was in reaction to a couple of Instagram posts from the younger Spears on Sunday, when she shared the fact that boyfriend Jamie Watson had popped the question. "Guesssss what??????" Jamie Lynn wrote to caption an all-smiles shot of herself flaunting a new ring on that finger, with 30-year-old Watson at her side. Posting a brilliantly clear picture of a brilliant and big rock, the 21-year-old wrote on the second shot, "#hedidgood.
April 8, 2002
What is an asteroid? An asteroid is a big rock, often called a minor planet, that circles the sun. Asteroids are leftover material from the formation of the solar system and range from 580 miles across to the size of large boulders. How are asteroids different from comets? Or meteors? Comets are large blobs of ice and dust that streak across the sky. Meteoroids--as meteors are known while in deep space--are small objects, usually fragments of asteroids.
February 9, 1994 |
For hundreds of Southern Californians, Tuesday was a day to face yet another Herculean cleanup chore--this time after massive mudslides the night before that invaded homes, buried streets and swept away cars in Malibu and stranded residents in Altadena. Shovels, hoses, skip-loaders and dump trucks were the tools of the day as armies of firefighters, Caltrans workers, public works employees and sheriff's deputies joined scores of homeowners in the effort to make order out of chaos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2012 |
After an arduous, 105-mile journey from a dusty, remote Riverside quarry to the cultural heart of the Mid-Wilshire district, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's now-famous 340-ton granite boulder arrived safely at its new home before dawn Saturday. It took 11 cold and grueling nights on the road navigating tight corners, "crabbing" across bridges and narrowly avoiding collisions with towering utility poles, but LACMA's monolith arrived at exactly 4:25 a.m., illuminated by string lights and resting in a steel sling on its custom transporter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1990 |
An Arleta man was arrested Friday for throwing softball- to watermelon-sized rocks from an overpass above the Golden State Freeway, hitting at least five cars and slightly injuring a teen-age boy, the California Highway Patrol reported. The suspect was held for CHP officers by an enraged motorist whose truck was struck by a rock as it passed beneath Branford Street in Arleta.
February 17, 2013 |
The 10-ton meteor that streaked into Earth's atmosphere at 40,000 mph and exploded above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk was a reminder that the universe is not such a hospitable place. Still, though hundreds of people were injured and thousands of windows were shattered, no one died and repairs can be made. By comparison, the terrestrial havoc wrought by Hurricane Sandy in the northeastern United States was far more devastating. In the movies, when humanity is faced with imminent doom, whether from a massive asteroid or an invasion of space monsters, the people of the world forget their differences, band together and save themselves.