CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1985 |
Burbank city officials and historians are eagerly awaiting the celebration of the city's birthday. But they can't agree on how many candles to put on the cake. Mayor Mary Lou Howard says the city should celebrate its 75th birthday next July to commemorate the date in 1911 when Burbank became an incorporated city.
October 11, 1987 |
If you're reading this, you survived early October's shake 'n' bake, for which I rejoice. There is much speculation among the seismologists about when The Big One will be, for which last week was just a run-through. I wish they'd ask me. The men in my family are causing the earthquakes, at least the 1971 shake and a week ago Thursday's. The 1971 quake happened a couple of minutes before 6 a.m. on Feb. 9, my son Timothy's birthday. The recent one was Oct. 1, my husband Doug's birthday.
November 9, 2008 |
When Hala Masaad invited her girlfriends over to celebrate her 18th birthday with cake and juice, the high school student was stepping into an unusual public debate. Is celebrating birthdays un-Islamic? Saudi Arabia's most senior Muslim cleric recently denounced birthday parties as an unwanted foreign influence, but another prominent cleric declared they were OK. That has left Masaad with mixed feelings about her low-key celebration last month. She loves birthday parties, she says, because they make her feel that she has "moved from one stage of life to another."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2000 |
Ask Huldah Hunter about her health, and the soon-to-be 101-year-old changes the topic at the drop of a hat. Instead she'll inquire about your grandchildren, or say, "Would you like a piece of my birthday candy?" The Westminster resident, born July 31, 1899, was the main attraction Thursday at a senior center luncheon party celebrating July birthdays. But sure enough, whenever fellow celebrants stopped by to chat, Hunter instantly diverted the attention from herself.
September 10, 2003 |
One of Edwin Jackson's teammates jokingly insisted the 20-year-old pitcher had hired a screenwriter to script his meteoric rise with the Dodgers. The opening act definitely indicated blockbuster potential as Jackson shined in his major league debut Tuesday night -- a 4-1 Dodger victory over the reeling Arizona Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark. The highly touted right-hander delivered a show-stopping performance before 36,488, working six strong innings while filling in for injured Hideo Nomo.
August 3, 1989 |
I have an ethical problem I need to resolve. The 11-year-old kid in our household turns 12 next week. That leaves me two possible choices: continue calling him the 11-year-old kid in the full knowledge that this is inaccurate (something journalists, of course, never knowingly do) or start referring to him as the 12-year-old kid. I have a great reluctance to do that since it is rather like scrubbing a major character and introducing an entirely new one.
September 2, 1997 |
Pam was in labor. I was on deadline. "Just one more page," I'd say. "Just one more sentence." Finally her contractions outpaced my contractual obligations, and we headed for the hospital. At 8:33 on a hot August night, Ashley Rose-Anna Sipchen came into the world, eyes wide with a look that said: "Great! Glorious! Let's get this life thing rollin'!" Thirteen years later, her birthday is upon us. And I'm on deadline.
January 30, 2014 |
Christie Brinkley seems to be defying the laws of aging and broadcasting it as she gears up for her 60th -- yes, 60th -- birthday on Sunday. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model flaunts what she's got on the latest cover of People , posing in a teal swimsuit for the mag. "Christie at 60! All her stay-young secrets" the headline reads, and the va-va-voom factor she brings to the glossy surely does the mag a few favors. "I never would would have imagined this is how I would be celebrating my 60th ... But Thank you PEOPLE Magazine for hopefully sending the message that with proper diet , exercise ,and joie de vi[vr]
July 22, 2013 |
Apparently Selena Gomez wasn't quite ready to leave the neon-splattered emotional hellscape of "Spring Breakers" just yet. The first sounds one hears on her sassy new album are an oxygen-sucking sub-bass, trap snares and a note to her fellow party nihilists that she only parties this hard on her birthday (and every day is her birthday). It's almost as good as having shorts in every color. "Stars Dance" is exactly the kind of album one makes in 2013 if you want to keep the pop sugar of the Disney tween cabal but mix in some broken glass and a club bathroom nosebleed.