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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?
June 24, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL
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.
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.
December 13, 2009 | By Bill Shaikin
Red caps have faded toward pink. Sympathy cards have yellow tinges around the edges. The rainbow of stuffed monkeys -- red, blue, beige, brown, purple -- has dulled. The tender loving care has not. We lost Nick Adenhart eight months ago. The baseball season has come and gone, and still fans come to Angel Stadium, to celebrate and to mourn, to smile and to cry, at that special place in front of the ballpark. "That's a new candle," Susan Weiss said the other day. Weiss is the tender loving caretaker.
November 29, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
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 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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.
December 22, 2012 | By Ingrid Schmidt, Los Angeles Times
Beauty sets can solve eleventh-hour holiday shopping conundrums, while bestowing on the receiver a gift of pure indulgence. Here are some of the latest for her or for him, with prices that range from tolerable to a luxurious splurge. 'The Firestarter' candle and lighter set Light up her life with the eco-friendly MCMC candle and Moroccan-inspired bronze lighter, decked out with a lavishly fringed tassel, from Cobra Society. Made of a green blend of soy, vegetable oil and beeswax, the candle boasts decadent notes of tobacco, Bourbon vanilla and fir balsam.
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.
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