April 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Senate took its turn holding a hearing on the excessive spending of the embattled General Services Administration on Wednesday, with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) announcing “the party's over.” Boxer, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, began the oversight hearing on the GSA by detailing its history of misconduct stretching back to the administration of President Carter in the late 1970s. Boxer called Daniel Tangherlini, the new acting administrator of the GSA, “a no-nonsense leader” and expressed confidence that he would be able to clean up the mess left behind by former administrator Martha Johnson, who resigned soon after the scandal came to light.
HOME & GARDEN
March 26, 2011
Woodworkers will tell you that it's incredibly easy to ruin a beautiful, handcrafted design with a lousy finish. Brian Miller, the wood finisher for Don and Natalie Kick's house, should know. In the industry for 36 years, he is an expert in centuries'-old methods of coloring wood with dyes and chemicals. "Coloring wood is a dying art these days," Miller said, no pun intended. "Everyone wants to stain wood ? and I'll do that too if a client wants it. But stains hide the grain because they deposit pigments into the wood that prevent light from penetrating.
February 25, 1990 |
The North Hollywood High coach shut the door behind him and stared at his basketball team seated in the conference room. He stared at Dana Jones, the team's 6-foot-6 do-everything center. He stared at Harry Marks, the 6-3 shooting forward. The rest of the team--point guard Robert Hill, off-guard Tommy Byrdsong, forward Eric Jackson--also fell under his baleful glare. "Coach," the team pleaded on this Monday early in February, "we aren't going to have any time to practice."
January 10, 2014 |
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the Jan. 12 Sunday Calendar Movie Sneaks section for the film "G.B.F. " had the names of the writer and director reversed. The writer of the teen comedy opening this weekend is George Northy, and the director is Darren Stein. - Jan. 17 Back in the Day An aspiring actor best known for his insurance commercials heads home to Indiana for his high school reunion and reconnects with his now-married friends and an old flame.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1992 |
A staff member for Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) will be in Fillmore on Monday morning to meet with area residents, a spokesman said. Anyone within Gallegly's district needing help with federal agencies or wanting to offer views on federal issues is invited to meet with Gallegly aide Brian Miller between 9 a.m. and noon in the City Council chambers at 524 Sespe Ave.