CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1988
Anti-abortion leaders meeting in Los Angeles called for the closure of school-based student health clinics, saying the clinics indirectly promote teen-age promiscuity and have not reduced teen pregnancies. "These clinics have not worked; their urgings have not worked. As a last resort, they have referred students to abortion clinics and just destroyed the life of the unborn child," said Auxiliary Bishop Carl Fisher of the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese.
June 3, 1988 |
Returning to the Cinegrill Wednesday, Ruth Brown referred to herself as "the oldest rhythm and blues singer in the world." While the point was debatable, the main issue is not the age of this soul survivor, but the talent. Brown, 60, has long since earned her black belt in blues belting. That she can still bring passion to her blockbuster record hits of the early 1950s--"Teardrops From My Eyes," "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean"--soon became apparent.
February 24, 1987 |
Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony, never faulted for thinking small during his 1 1/2 years of heading the nation's most populous Roman Catholic archdiocese, Monday night used a new and expansive venue for multilingual ordination rites for three new auxiliary bishops--the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Los Angeles bishops, including Mahony himself, have always been ordained or installed at the 1,300-seat St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1989 |
California's Catholic bishops have decided to put on a positive face in their fight against abortion. The nearly two dozen bishops, at a two-day meeting this week in San Diego, chose Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony to chair a committee urging dioceses to increase health services for women with problem pregnancies in hope that they will not get an abortion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1995
A group that has been one of Los Angeles' most vocal advocates for the immigrant community has been awarded the Roman Catholic archdiocese's top accolade for organizations fighting to empower the poor. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles will accept the Bishop Carl A. Fisher Empowerment Award on Saturday from the Los Angeles Archdiocese's Campaign for Human Development.
April 15, 1994 |
Dan Algrant, making his feature-film debut as co-writer and director in "Naked in New York," doesn't try to wow the audience with a lot of semi-autobiographical Angst. He's not big on wow in general. He's the kind of filmmaker who works in safe, methodical strokes, and the safeness is both calming and clotting in a filmmaker so new. He's made a friendly, disconcertingly tame debut movie.
February 7, 1988 |
For those who are unlikely to be invited to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, one comparable alternative might be a visit to this tiny island off South Florida, where Presidents of the past relaxed and did some fishing. The key, now part of Biscayne National Park and accessible only by small boat, was home to the Cocolobo Club--a famed private hideaway built during World War I and frequented by the rich and famous.
May 22, 2011 |
Like speed, greed kills. And a civil war between two racing factions of open-wheel racing threw this town's grand event into a near-lethal tailspin. After a 2008 reconciliation, IndyCar racing now has a dynamic new leader, Californian Randy Bernard, who faces the challenge of reversing declines in Indy 500 attendance and TV ratings. Last year, the national audience was down 40% from four years before. The Indianapolis 500 isn't what it used to be before the civil war broke out in the mid-'90s.
July 7, 1998 |
What: "The Pacesetter: The Untold Story of Carl G. Fisher," by Jerry M. Fisher Publisher: Lost Coast Press, Fort Bragg, Calif. (440 pages) $29.95 When the late Tony Hulman bought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1945 and saved it from bankruptcy, he restored it to its glory as the world's most famous motor racing track. It's almost as if that was its beginning. However, the track had been around for 36 years. Jerry Fisher, whose cousin, Carl G.