January 2, 1994 |
Scanning the mountains for smoke has long been an integral part of Nancy Goldsworthy's routine. The Pasadena native and life-long veteran of canyon living in dry Southern California has always accepted the threat of fire.
December 17, 1985 |
Robert O. Anderson, who parlayed a small New Mexico oil refinery into industry giant Atlantic Richfield, said Monday that he will retire as Arco's chairman on Jan. 1. Lodwrick M. Cook, 57, who became president and chief executive last June, will succeed 68-year-old Anderson as chairman. Robert E. Wycoff, 54, an Arco vice chairman, will take the president's title from Cook at the Los Angeles-based oil company. Anderson, who maintains a cattle ranch in Roswell, N.M.
December 15, 1996 |
This time of year, film fans everywhere remind Bob Anderson of his wonderful life. Called Bobbie at age 12, Anderson was the clean-cut kid who portrayed Jimmy Stewart's character, a young soda jerk, in the opening scenes of Frank Capra's latent classic "It's a Wonderful Life." Stewart would later commend Anderson for his performance as the young George Bailey, a film genus that both men would share for a lifetime. Capra produced, directed and cast the film down to the extras.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1990 |
El Segundo City Councilman Alan West has been accused of voting on city-sponsored improvements and promotions for the downtown business district, where he owns commercial property. The conflict charges were filed this week with the state Fair Political Practices Commission by Helen Armstrong, the widow of former mayor Charles Armstrong. Armstrong, whom West helped defeat in a bitter election four years ago, died in July of cancer. West is up for reelection in April.
February 18, 1988 |
Sex and death. The stuff of best sellers, tabloids, hit movies and, especially during sweeps week, the 11 o'clock news. So why not the stuff of a magazine targeted at teen-agers? With teen pregnancies and suicides at epidemic rates, isn't there a need for a magazine that talks to young people in their own language about the real world? For Sassy ($2), a colorful new monthly that appeared on the nation's newsstands on Tuesday, the answer is an unequivocal yes. Unfortunately, in taking on serious topics in what its editors hope is a candid, nonjudgmental way, Sassy reduces life and death matters to the level of squibs on fashion and grooming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1993 |
Displaying a gruesome photo and a bloodstained pair of tennis shoes, prosecutors began building their case Wednesday against Lyle and Erik Menendez, accused of murder in the 1989 shotgun slayings of their parents. The photo, posted on a bulletin board for jurors to examine, shows the brothers' father, Jose Menendez, slumped in the corner of a white couch, his head at an odd angle and his white shirt covered with blood.