May 29, 1989 |
Among the Z Channel programming probably being least mourned in the L.A. cable channel's waning days is the infamous "Night Owl Theater," a slot usually filled by badly dubbed soft-core sex comedies from France, Italy and other countries where the very idea of adultery on the sly provokes anarchic giggling. Were our beloved Z still around a year or two from now, "Bye Bye Baby" (citywide) would surely show up in that slot. About half the actors' lips form around apparently Italian syllables, though English words come out; the plot is nothing more than an endless, deja vu -provoking cycle of cheating lovers; the profane and daringly banal dialogue seems almost wholly improvised, junior Cassavetes-style, by these English-as-a-second-language actors; and it seems designed as a sex comedy, though there's not much sex and even less comedy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1986
Re the Fiedler indictment: A popular right-wing slogan against Rose Bird should now be amended. "Bye, bye, Bobbi." VICTOR FRESCO Venice
February 16, 2014 |
GIRLS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS OPEN DIVISION First round, Saturday, 7 p.m. #1 Mater Dei, bye #9 Sierra Canyon at #8 Alemany #12 Keppel at #5 Serra #4 Etiwanda, bye #3 Long Beach Poly, bye #11 Lynwood at #6 Chaminade #10 Troy at #7 Canyon Springs #2 Windward, bye Notes (Open Division): Quarterfinals, Feb. 26; semifinals, Mar. 1. Championship, Mar. 8 at Azusa Pacific U. Consolation bracket: Semifinals, Mar. 1. Final, Mar. 7. DIVISION 1AA First round, Saturday, 7 p.m. unless noted Silverado at #1 Bonita #16 Chaparral at Rancho Cucamonga #9 King at California Riverside North at #8 Valencia #5 Bishop Amat at Oxnard Pacifica Arcadia at #12 Summit Edison at #13 San Clemente Downey at #4 Great Oak Aliso Niguel at #3 Millikan Upland at #14 Chino Hills Warren at #11 Agoura Diamond Bar at #6 Corona Centennial, THURSDAY Long Beach Jordan at #7 Brea Olinda #10 Eastvale Roosevelt at La Quinta Los Alamitos at #15 Crescenta Valley Highland at #2 Vista Murrieta DIVISION 1A First round, Saturday, 7 p.m. Quartz Hill at #1 Camarillo Ayala at #16 Perris #9 Buena at El Rancho Schurr at #8 Valley View El Toro at #5 Canyon Country Canyon #12 Burbank at Knight #13 Lakewood at Anaheim Arroyo Valley at #4 Newbury Park Montebello at #3 Huntington Beach Placentia Valencia...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992
Way to go, L.A. Unified. June is "Gay Rights Month?" Not where my kids go to school. And you are worried about vouchers? You just gave the kiss of death to public education (or manipulation). Bye Bye. MARILYN MAURER, Simi Valley
July 31, 1994
Bye-bye, Los Angeles . . . it's time for me to pack up and move out. After living here for 43 years, I find that my senses are transmitting "Mayday!" . . . the result of too many guys wearing earrings and too many girls wearing tattoos. MICHAEL LUDMER Encino
February 10, 2001
Geoff Boucher's "Chill Factor" (Feb. 2) told the cold, hard truth. Radio audiences have grown up and desire artist-driven playlists instead of the overpriced, overplayed and overrated boy bands. Perhaps if these boy bands had more talent than production behind them (as demonstrated during the Super Bowl), they might have ridden the wave a few more years. Like their predecessors New Kids on the Block and the Bay City Rollers, it's time for the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync and O-Town to all sing "bye, bye, bye."