May 3, 2009
Thanks for Hugo Martin's update on Galveston, Texas ["Battered Island on the Rebound," April 12]. I greatly enjoyed the article. I grew up in southeast Texas, and Galveston was the place to go for summer vacations and even great weekends. Galveston is a very charming city. Though it can't hold a candle to Malibu, it is, for all practical purposes, southeast Texas' version of Malibu. I can't believe all they've been through, but I am glad they are hanging in there and trying to rebuild.
October 10, 1987
All those NFL players who cross the picket line after the strike has started and report back to work are, to me, nothing but a bunch of wimps. If there were a war on, I'd hate to be marching beside these quitters; why, they can't even hold a candle to those players who didn't strike in the first place. Though I disagree with the non-strikers, I respect their opinion, but not these wimps. At first they said they were 100% behind the union. Now they cave in, quit. Macho men?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2000 |
It all seemed too good to be true. A candle to bring me the love of my life? A prayer to bring me success? Tarot cards that would tell my future? The promises of the curandera struck me as absurd. But in Sylmar, in a Latino neighborhood where immigrants bring with them old customs, you don't want to dismiss them too lightly. Curanderos, or healers, practice a mix of Spanish, Native American, Greek and Arabic traditions; some dateback to the Maya and Inca civilizations.
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October 29, 1989
The Christopher movement had a saying: "It's better to light a candle than complain about the darkness," which makes a lot of sense, especially when we have the homeless people in our midst. In the mail the other day I received some information about the organization Habitat for Humanity. This is an organization that has the active support of President (Jimmy) and Rosalyn Carter to which we can all donate money or our time to personally help in the construction of homes for the homeless.
November 29, 2013 |
Healing energies, handcrafted ceramic vessels and fashionable floral designs: The season's best new home fragrances have way more to offer than just a sweet scent. --Venerable Parisian candlemaker Diptyque recently opened its first Southern California boutique at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. New designs include limited-edition holiday candles in jeweled hues and a refillable Hourglass Diffuser, which can be used with a range of scented oils and is also an appealing objet. --Create the ambience of an at-home speak-easy with Antica Farmacista's new Manhattan diffuser, inspired by the retro cocktail and the city that never sleeps.
January 18, 2013 |
Sharon Osbourne kicked off her Thursday with a bit of excitement: a house fire, started by a candle left burning when the lady of the house and hubby Ozzy went to bed. "The Talk" panelist on Thursday's program described a chaotic scene that started around 5 a.m. when she heard a sound "like metal had fallen" and thought it was her housekeeper dropping her keys on the floor. But the stinging in her eyes, the weird smell and the barking dogs that followed told a different story.
September 22, 1997
Near sunset on Sept. 30, 1955, actor James Dean was killed when the two-seat Porsche Spyder he was driving slammed into a Ford sedan on Route 41 near Paso Robles. The death launched a Hollywood legend. To commemorate that fateful day--as well as publicize a new movie based on Dean's life--a 50-car caravan will depart Bob's Big Boy restaurant in Burbank this Saturday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1985 |
A 10-year-old boy testifying in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case said Wednesday that he was forced to drink rabbit blood in the church where he and other children had witnessed animal sacrifices during candle-lit ceremonies. The boy also testified that defendant Raymond Buckey, 26, and two strangers were present at St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach when the incident occurred six years ago.
November 27, 1994 |
Every day in California, another innocent person is maimed or killed in a senseless shooting. The number of violent deaths by guns is frightening. A report from Atlanta's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that from 1988 to 1990, half of the homicides and about two-thirds of suicides occurred in private homes. Of those homes, 43% had guns in them. The latest tragedy was reported in Louisiana. Parents arrived home and discovered a noise in a closet.
October 19, 1997 |
While millions of mourners have sought comfort in Elton John's new version of "Candle in the Wind" since the death of Princess Diana, John himself has turned to a hauntingly optimistic song from another writer. The tune, "Sand and Water," is the title track from an album by Nashville-based singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman that deals with the pain surrounding the 1994 cancer death of her husband.