CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1996
Forget Billy and Bobby's tax cuts, I propose a 100% tax cut. Can I be president now too? BRIAN KORB Santa Monica
December 10, 2010 |
A single spontaneous moment pops up in the otherwise obsessively well-ordered ensemble drama "The Company Men," written and directed by "ER" and "West Wing" alum John Wells. It's a quick shot in a hotel room tryst of Maria Bello bopping back into frame with a wolfish grin on her face as her character ? a corporate layoff specialist ? bids farewell to her lover, a high-flying but soul-corroded executive played by Tommy Lee Jones. The actors in this tale of recessionary morals, ethics and consequences are all very good: Ben Affleck as Bobby, the central figure, struggling with a grim job market and plummeting self-esteem; Rosemarie DeWitt, terrific in "Rachel Getting Married" and on "Mad Men," as the nurse married to Bobby; and Kevin Costner as Jack Dolan, Bobby's brother-in-law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1989 |
If there ever was a child I would take, no questions asked, it would be Bobby. If someone knocked on my door and asked, "Would you give Bobby a home?" I wouldn't hesitate to say, "Yes, when can I have him?" That's a fantasy; it's not going to happen. I haven't seen Bobby for two years. He was a neighbor kid in a San Diego apartment complex we both left two years ago, me for Seattle and him for North Carolina. But I still think about him. I think about him because he was an abused child.
March 6, 1985 |
Bob Sharpnack is a baseball cliche come to life. The Fountain Valley High School senior is the embodiment of baseball's bromides--hustle, desire and commitment. And, he loves it. He loves The Game. Which is convenient, because there is something about the rangy pitcher that baseball has a crush on. The game has liked Sharpnack since he was a freshman and won all 10 games he started. Baseball has continued to dote on him, helping him to a 10-2 record and 1.
September 23, 1998 |
It was a whirlwind adventure for Bobby and Shannon Kimbrell. The couple fell in love with a house, made an offer in five days and moved in a month later. Now, home is a a four-bedroom house in Garden Grove. "We're just sitting here in awe over the whole thing," Shannon said. Shannon, 39, who works at the U.S.
June 6, 1998 |
I went to the Ambassador Hotel 30 years ago to make a victory-party picture of Sen. Robert Kennedy as he won the California presidential primary. I was a Times reporter, but on that evening I went on my own time, despite an upset stomach from too many tacos and onion rings, toting my personal camera. To me, Bobby represented what was left of the Camelot era of American politics, and I wanted him to win. I wanted a picture of him for my wall--something that said a new era was aborning.