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October 17, 1986 | WILLIAM WILSON
Mary Corse came to notice in the '70s, seemingly weaned on the old song, "A Whiter Shade of Pale." She still pursues a purist mode in a baker's dozen of large paintings made of glass microspheres. They are the stuff of those street signs and jogging-shoe heels that glow when your headlights hit them at night. Corse has elevated the material to a poetic, if not religious, version of California Light and Space art. Obliquely approached, the paintings seem a uniform light gray.
April 20, 1991
Hooray for Counterpunch! Someone is finally speaking out against The Times' disagreeable and critical critics, Martin Bernheimer in music and Peter Ranier in films. I would like to add a third: Cathy Curtis in art. These people seem to think writing a critique is to write critically in a mean-spirited, negative sense. I have been appalled at Peter Ranier's film reviews. Starting with negative comments, he then proceeds to tell the story of the film (I'm not happy to learn the whole story before seeing it)
There have been moments in history when agroup of creative visionaries have put their hometown on the cultural map. More commonly, provincial art styles beloved by the locals never make the big time, and for good reason. So-called "California Impressionism" is one of those styles, a timidly conservative attempt to capture the look of a coastal Shangri-La using techniques pioneered by artists in France more than a generation earlier.
Two Southern California light-heavyweights advanced to today's championship match in the U.S. Olympic boxing team trials, and both Oscar De La Hoya and Pepe Reilly also won Friday night and will be in weekend finals bouts. The only semifinal loser from Southern California at the Centrum in Worcester on Friday, before 3,879, was light-welterweight Shane Mosley of Pomona. He lost a decision to world champion Vernon Forrest of Augusta, Ga.
March 27, 1985 | MICHAEL SEILER, Times Staff Writer
A storm system the National Weather Service is hoping will bring no more than spring showers began moving into Southern California early today with light rain falling from the San Fernando Valley to midtown Los Angeles. The winterlike trough of low pressure from the Gulf of Alaska will bring rain and winds "but nothing ferocious," a forecaster said Tuesday.
March 16, 1995
Your article of Feb. 9, titled "All Aboard?" quotes me as saying that "none of the Hughes employees now taking public transportation will be taking the Green Line." This can be misleading, indicating no potential interest or ridership by Hughes employees. To the contrary, we look forward to the opening of the Green Line with great anticipation. There is currently no viable public transit option for our employees who come from eastern Los Angeles County to El Segundo. The article confirms this by featuring Kathy Davis, an employee of TRW, who relates that taking the bus from her home in Cerritos takes 2 1/2 hours.
June 30, 1989
World champion Don Wilson will face Mike Winkejohn in a 10-round, 180-pound division kickboxing match at 7 p.m. Monday at the Red Lion Hotel in Costa Mesa. A 12-round match between bantamweight champion Lawrence Miera and Kirk Stengle will be featured to decide the junior featherweight champion. Ray Rodriguez will fight Phillip Medina in a five-round match to decide the World Karate Assn. California light-heavyweight championship. Tom Jones will meet Jim Mitchell in a five-round match for the WKA California super-welterweight championship and Dao Le will face John Rimbert for the WKA super-lightweight championship.
City Atty. James K. Hahn filed suit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against the owner of a Van Nuys massage parlor that he described as a "front for prostitution." Song Cha Kim, 35, of Panorama City, owner of A-1 Pain Relief massage parlor in the 14400 block of Hamlin Street, and Thomas May of Beverly Hills, owner of the commercial building that housed the parlor, were named in the civil suit.
April 23, 1994
I would like to expand on the comments Stuart Spence made in his letter (Letters, April 9) in regard to the contribution of the Laguna Art Museum. I am sure that the Laguna Art Museum will continue to be a vital asset to Orange County and to California (in the wake of the firing of director Charles Desmarais). Yes, Charles Desmarais made an important contribution, but he was not acting alone. The mission of the museum, since its origins as an art association in 1918, is to present the art of California, both present and past.
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