CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1990 |
The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday night that will alter the potential growth of the city's Diamond/Crestview district. The ordinance will reduce the number of buildable lots in the district from 243 to 153, while decreasing potential density from nine units to 5.6 units per acre. The measure is intended to preclude an eruption of development anticipated when court-ordered road improvements are made.
February 22, 2001 |
Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" is enough of a problem play without the added complications thrown in by adapter and director Paul Wagar's Ark Theatre Company production at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Awkwardly blending comedy and drama, family tale and courtroom theatrics and some of the oddest character business in his entire body of work, Shakespeare was simply off his game when writing "Merchant."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1986 |
Meredith Meals, an Army combat nurse, was trying to scare up singers for her production in Vietnam of "South Pacific," a morale-building production that also produced a husband. "He auditioned, and later we were married," she said. That was long ago and far away, but Meals' creativity continues today as an elementary school nurse in the Los Alamitos School District where her nursing acumen, theatrics and puppets in the "Kingdom of Healthy Habits" teach youngsters good health habits.
November 18, 1999 |
Despite official assurances that there is nothing to fear from the year 2000 computer problem, unusual precautions are being taken by businesses that underscore their continuing uncertainty over the potential for a great glitch. Although hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent to repair Y2K problems in computer systems around the world, few companies or agencies are letting down their guard as the new year looms.
January 1, 2000 |
The world did not come to an end. Planes did not fall out of the sky. Nuclear reactors did not melt down. ICBMs stayed in their silos, ready to unleash their own form of technological Armageddon another day. After years of anxiety, the peculiar technological glitch known as Y2K washed across the globe at midnight, leaving only the faintest traces of mischief.
September 19, 1999 |
The computers may be Y2K-compliant. But how about the humans? Even as experts are gaining confidence that the technological impact of the year 2000 computer problem will turn out to be minor, many are concluding that the biggest potential dangers to financial markets now are psychological.