CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1990
Re "Family-Therapy Participants Try to Shed Childhood Anguish" (July 14): I would like to offer another viewpoint concerning John Bradshaw and the workshops he gives. In 1988, I participated in one of John Bradshaw's inner child workshops. Already 18 years into a recovery process from childhood trauma, which included incest, alcoholic parents and severe physical and emotional abuse, there was still a missing puzzle piece. A few years before John's workshop, I had begun to search for my inner child.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1993
Some Mission Viejo parents appear to be lacking both a sense of humor and trust in their children at Mission Viejo High School. Surely a little devilishness on the part of young people raised in Christian homes is not going to condemn them to hell. It's the young people's school so let them choose how to present it. The parents are upset by a cartoonish depiction of an otherworldly figure. The situation might be different if there was an actual photo of Old Scratch. Who knows what the devil looks like?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1990 |
Police on Tuesday released a composite drawing of a man suspected of trying to strangle a woman with a nylon stocking in a public restroom. The 20-year-old victim was attacked July 5 as she went into a restroom on the third floor of an office building at 140 S. State College Blvd., police said. Authorities said the victim apparently went into the restroom every morning at about the same time to put on her makeup.
October 1, 1995
Attention Teen Beat editors: Uh, sorry, I meant L.A. Times. It was pretty difficult to tell the difference Sept. 17 with all the gushing going on ("Don't Call Him Sexy" by Bronwen Hruska and "Burning Bush" by Elysa Gardner). How many adjectives do we really need, I wonder? "Jutting jaw muscles and soulful blue eyes," "unkempt goatee . . . calm . . . his arm drapes easily over the back of the sofa," "lean, sinuous frame, high cheekbones and dark elegance" and my personal favorite, "While their appeal to teen-age girls would go without question to anyone who isn't blind.
September 23, 2008 |
The Sherlock Holmes template has worked so well on “House" that really it was only a matter of time before it was reclaimed by a detective show. On "The Mentalist," which premieres tonight at 9 on CBS, Patrick Jane is a former phony TV psychic who perpetually amazes and infuriates his skeptical colleagues at the California Bureau of Investigation with his ability to accumulate the odds and ends of human behavior and use them to formulate Incredible Truths that catch criminals.
HOME & GARDEN
January 12, 2013 |
I pride myself on my instincts. I can tell my roommate is avoiding her chores by her walk. My predictions of early television cancellations are always on the money. My personal mantra is "I know," and when I'm sure, I'm sure. After my first date with Greg, I know that I've met the right person. I arrive early at the Dresden in Los Feliz and sit in my car watching the clock. I'm wearing my first-date outfit; everything is the same each time, down to my jewelry, undergarments and bobby pins.
August 22, 2010 |
Vincent Cassel finally got his Robert De Niro moment in the powerful two-part French gangster epic "Mesrine: Killer Instinct" and "Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1. " "I grew up watching 'Raging Bull,'" says the 43-year-old actor, referring to the 1980 film for which De Niro won the Oscar for packing on the pounds to play boxer Jake La Motta. "It was kind of a fantasy [to put on weight for a role]. I thought maybe once in my life I would have to do that kind of transformation. And now it's done.
August 28, 1986
Patty Perrin's "Encountering the Deaths of Innocence" (Other Views, Aug. 15) for me was a delightful and nostalgic voyage. I lived in the northeastern corner of Oregon where the hobos from the east part of the United States hopped off the freight trains so they could search for at least a meal in exchange for some work before they continued their journey. Since we lived close to a major rail yard we had many hobos knock on our door. My mother, always a soft touch for a downtrodden person, said she was sure there was a mark on our front tree for other hobos to see. I, like Perrin, was about 5 (in 1930)
March 13, 1994 |
From Frank to Elvis? That might be Bono's next salute to a personal hero. No one is confirming, but the word is that U2's singer--fresh from his passionate tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes on the recent Grammy show--is set to participate in a Graceland-sponsored Presley tribute scheduled for Oct. 8 at the 14,000-seat Pyramid arena in Memphis. The affair will be telecast worldwide and later released on home video and CD.