January 27, 1988 |
Time flies. Yes, it has been 25 years since Betty Friedan wrote her ground-breaking book, "The Feminine Mystique." Celebrating with Friedan here Feb. 9 will be Norman Lear, Alvin Toffler, Warren Bennis, Mayor Tom Bradley and former Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. hosting a reception at Chasen's. It's on behalf of the Institute for the Study of Women and Men--but there were no women listed as hosts on the invitation. Guess some things never change.
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September 27, 2008 |
It was the kind of move that would usually mean a ticket for a young guy in a tricked-out BMW: unsafely zipping around a truck and another vehicle -- which happened to be a CHP cruiser -- while zooming down the road. But rather than getting slapped with a fine last year on U.S. 101 south of San Francisco, Nick Palefsky was let go with a warning. "He said, 'Next time, be a little bit more cautious,' " Palefsky recounted in a recent interview.
December 13, 1992 |
Last year, Joy Kennelly started her own Christmas tradition. She organized a toy drive for children in Hungarian orphanages. After finishing up work toward a bachelor's degree at Seattle Pacific University, she signed up for a peace mission in Hungary sponsored by the European Christian Mission. "I didn't care what I did (on the mission)," said the 28-year-old West Los Angeles resident. "I had always traveled because my father was a missionary, and it was something that was in my blood."
October 29, 1989 |
Three hundred walked in to fifers and drummers at Les Dames of Los Angeles, International Hostesses' Silver Kite '89 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire, and they walked out with Crayons and Smithsonian Institution coloring books of First Ladies' gowns and the hope of $100,000-plus raised to restore gowns at the museum in Washington. It was a Yankee Doodle night: "America" on the harmonica, John Raitt singing "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
September 5, 2000 |
The politicos and delegates visiting Los Angeles for the Democratic National Convention may have disrupted downtown traffic in August, but locals went on about their business, especially when it came to fund-raising for nonpolitical causes. The August calendar included: The 11 young women who will be presented at the Coronet Debutante Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 28 were introduced at a luncheon held at the Bel-Air Country Club on Aug. 5.
May 4, 1999 |
"The Out-of-Towners" co-stars Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn co-chaired a gala and screening of the film March 29, raising $210,000 for scholarships for Pitzer College and the California State Summer School for the Arts.