September 24, 1989 |
STEVE COURSO of Riverside will be 80 on Oct. 4. He has lived those years in Southern California, and he seems to have total recall. In a memo called "I Remember It Well," he revives the myth of "the good old days." Paraphrasing Courso's memoir, I will list just those things that made life so pleasant here in earlier decades.
December 14, 1986 |
Times staff writer Betty Cuniberti wrote recently of "I'll Buy That," a book published by Consumer Reports Books, which lists and evaluates the 50 most important products of the last 50 years. Cuniberti pointed out that the book includes such obvious boons as the polio vaccine, paperback books, television, the automatic transmission and credit cards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1987 |
Descendants of an early settler in the Western Avenue area wondered for decades what to do with an artesian well that pumped out 250,000 gallons of hot mineral water daily in the middle of Los Angeles. It was not until three years ago that Yang Cha Kim, who holds the Korean degree of doctor of Oriental medicine, and her husband, Chang Bum Huh, a weightlifter for Korea in the 1964 Olympics, came up with the answer--a thermal spa, the only one in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2003 |
Tearing out a street to start a park may not be an option in many parts of a congested city where any avenue of escape is indispensable. But southeast Hollywood, with its hodgepodge of auto body shops, churches and aging apartment houses, carries the unwelcome distinction of being one of the most park-poor parts of Los Angeles, with 0.38 of an acre of green space per 1,000 residents.
March 23, 2000 |
American Cinematheque's "The Best of Slamdance 2000" continues tonight at 7:15 at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theater at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., with Veit Helmer's enchanting "Tuvalu." The nearly wordless fairy tale has an intricate sound design and imagery that recall the jaunty, absurdist works of Eastern European animation that suggest the universe is an antique machine in the process of falling apart.