July 1, 2011 |
Some Southern California communities have scaled back or canceled their July 4 celebrations this year — Marina del Rey and Inglewood have canceled — but the skies over L.A. will still bloom with plenty of colorful explosions when dusk hits Monday. Most of the shows in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties are free or inexpensive, but if you're looking for a more elaborate affair and are willing to spend extra money, head to the Hollywood Bowl to see Hall and Oates, or to the Newport Dunes resort, or to the Rose Bowl, where families can experience an all-day food and music celebration finished off by a pyrotechnic display.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1986
Most Buddhists observe the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha (circa 563-483 BC) in May, except for Japanese Buddhists, whose tradition says April 8 was Buddha's birthday. Other ethnic Buddhist groups regard either May 16 or the day of the full moon in May (May 23 this year) as the birthday, although local Buddhist communities are holding celebrations on different weekends.
July 2, 1987
As preparations are made for Fourth of July celebrations, the Southern California Veterinary Medical Assn. has asked pet owners to take special precautions. Association officials said that noise created by exploding fireworks can be not only frightening but dangerous to pets. Sudden, sharp or prolonged noise from fireworks can cause extensive damage to the extremely sensitive ears of most domestic animals, the association said.
September 11, 1995
Several area events are scheduled to mark Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month. Among them: * Thursday at 8 a.m. at downtown's Pershing Square, Mayor Richard Riordan and City Council members will launch the local celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, proclaimed a national commemoration by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. The ceremony will include the unveiling of the largest book of L.A. history. On Sept.
November 27, 1988 |
WHEN IT COMES to wine making, Mendocino County's fine reputation continues to expand. John Parducci's stalwart pioneering of quality wine; the Fetzers; the newcomer, Jepson Vineyards; plus a few small wineries such as Husch, Navarro, Lazy Creek, Handley Cellars, Christine Woods and Greenwood Ridge all are contributing to the growing reputation of Mendocino County and the Anderson Valley in premier wine-making circles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1996 |
The aroma of sizzling kabob and falafel wafted through the William Mason Regional Park here Sunday as more than 30,000 people continued the celebration of the Persian New Year with a barbecue picnic. For 13 days each spring, Iranians throughout the world dance, exchange gifts and feast in honor of Nouruz, or New Day, which starts with the vernal equinox (March 20 this year). According to lore, this equinox marks the day the world was created.