CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 |
An associate pastor charged with raping at least 20 members of his Norwalk church was described by congregants as "a wolf in sheep's clothing" who was "likea magnet to women. " Jorge Juan Castro, 54, targeted female members of Nuevas Buenas Church who were undocumented immigrants and only spoke Spanish, assaulting them at the church or during home visits, authorities said Thursday. He was arrested and charged last week in connection with the alleged crimes, which Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said date back to his arrival in Los Angeles from Argentina in 2004.
December 25, 1997 |
See those flashy threads worn by the band on MTV. See that splashy magazine layout. If the clothes are shiny, sequined or faux furry, they're apt to be Serious. To be a superstar or look like one is the idea behind Serious, which opened its first store, on Melrose Avenue, in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2010 |
An Irvine-based company is threatening to sue a Riverside County school district over its ban on a clothing line inspired by a local stunt dirt bike team and adorned with logos resembling Nazi insignia. The Metal Mulisha Riders from Temecula ? known for their irreverent attitudes, gravity-defying stunts and tattoos ? have many fans among motocross-loving teenagers. But critics say the clothes they wear include Nazi-style helmets and a lightning bolt "S" similar to those worn by Nazi military forces.
January 25, 2009 |
It cost me $44.93 to look like a million bucks. That's how much I spent on the resplendent sampling from my wardrobe I'm currently wearing. The outfit would have easily cost more than $1,000 -- if purchased new from brand-name stores. But the garments all came from thrift stores. My suit, a charcoal-gray herringbone in mint condition from Brooks Brothers, cost $12.95. A like-new, spread collar, sky-blue dress shirt from Banana Republic cost $2.99. My tie, a rich paisley by Ralph Lauren, was $1.
September 11, 2013 |
Rapper and fledgling fashion designer Kanye West is looking for a vice president of production and a chief financial officer for a "clothing project. " Both positions are posted on LinkedIn. "The venture will be very high profile and, unlike those in which celebrities merely lend their name to a label, this venture will have the power of Mr. West's creative genius at the heart and soul of it," says the posting for VP . "Mr. West will play a hands-on role in leading design efforts, having studied and worked with design houses such as Fendi, Giuseppe Zanotti, Nike and Louis Vuitton," it says.
November 27, 1997 |
El Nino forecasts may have Southern Californians pulling out their rain boots and slickers between dips in the backyard pool, but outside Palm Paradise, many families are noticing the familiar chill that signals winter's imminence. Temperate or not, the change in season also means warmer clothes. Children will dump last year's models--which, simply by hanging in a closet or lying in a drawer--have become three sizes too small.
May 15, 1997 |
Sunscreen? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Hat? Check. Think that's enough to stave off harmful rays? Not necessarily, say the makers of sun protective clothing, a growing category of sportswear for the UV-wary. Marketed under such names as Solumbra, SunSkins and Shades, the specially fabricated garments reportedly block out most of the rays linked to skin cancer.
January 16, 2009 |
Jennifer Taggart's testing gun seems an anomaly in this California Market Center room filled with pink tutus and flowery white baby gowns. She holds a laser gun, called the XRF Analyzer, to a tiny dress and waits. The scanner beeps: The garment doesn't contain any lead. Its designer sighs in relief. On Friday, clothing buyers from retail boutiques start pouring into the downtown Los Angeles garment emporium to decide which items to stock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1996 |
From simple knit and purl to fancy shell and loop stitches, some 35 women throughout the city transform balls of yarn each day into baby clothes, bootees, bonnets, blankets, bibs, diaper covers and children's sweaters. The women, all members of the Needlework Guild of America's Fullerton chapter, waste no time in their quest to make beautiful garments for the poor. In all, the 44-year-old group has 382 members--most of whom donate yarn and money for the cause.
August 31, 2008 |
A POLITICAL convention is not really the place to find people serious about fashion, at least not judging by the preponderance of T-shirts and goofy campaign regalia on display last week on the opening night of the Democrats' quadrennial shindig in Denver. And anyway, for sheer fashion cool, who on Earth is going to try to trump Sen. Barack Obama and his fashion-mad wife, Michelle? Still, among the throngs jostling through the Pepsi Center, it was possible to find some folks who put some thought into their attire.