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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1998
Three men were arrested Tuesday after they tied up several employees of a Central Los Angeles men's clothing store and attempted to take almost $60,000 worth of suits, police said. Police said Jose Urieta, 23, of South Gate, Sergio Ibarra, 22, of Lynwood and Jose Jesus Carrasco, 27, of Los Angeles parked a truck at the back of Statement Clothing, entered armed with a rifle and bound three employees with tape.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Ending months of debate on the role that clothing plays in an educational environment, Chatsworth High School adopted a modified dress code last week that zeros in on baggy pants, halter tops and gang symbols.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2008 | Mindy Farabee
YOU'D BE FORGIVEN if you thought it was merely about looking cool. But "the key thing about swap is it's a way to 'upcycle,' " explains Lori Petitti, coordinator of Saturday's used clothes marathon Swap-O-Rama-Rama in Venice. "That's the new buzz word, to take things that would otherwise be thrown away and end up in a landfill, to make them into things that you really want to keep." From informal bartering among friends to well-advertised all-comers bashes, clothing swaps have been flourishing in New York City and the Bay Area for about a decade.
NEWS
October 31, 1991 | From Associated Press
A judge ruled Wednesday that William Kennedy Smith's attorneys can use as evidence his accuser's dress and undergarments, which they claim will help prove his innocence. The condition of the clothing, particularly the bra, will disprove the 30-year-old woman's claim that Smith raped her on the grounds of his family's estate, lead attorney Roy Black said. The woman told police that Smith, a 31-year-old nephew of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1997
Norwalk police arrested five men and confiscated more than $40,000 worth of silk-screening equipment and counterfeit designer clothing Wednesday in a raid on a garment operation, a Norwalk detective said. Five silk-screening machines, one dryer and more than 4,000 counterfeit products--mostly T-shirts and sweatshirts that bore well-known labels including Nike, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Fila, Versace, and Reebok--were seized in the raid, Det. Richard Hiles said.
NEWS
October 25, 1985 | Associated Press
Researchers here have buttonholed the origin of some of the terms for men's clothing, including the practice of calling one article of clothing a "pair" of trousers: Until the 14th century each leg covering was separate, not sewn together, making it literally a pair of trousers. Slacks: It was in 1926 that the Haggar Co. started business, making what founder J.M. Haggar Sr. and his son Ed called slacks--pants that didn't match a suit jacket.
BUSINESS
February 26, 1998 | Russ Stanton
Wet Seal Inc., the young women's apparel retailer, plans to launch its fourth clothing chain this year. Arden B., as the chain will be known, is aimed at a slightly older and more affluent customer than the 13- to 18-year-old market targeted by the Irvine-based firm's 390 Wet Seal and Contempo Casuals stores. Initially, Wet Seal will open at least five Arden B. stores but could open as many as 50 this year if the right real estate deal comes along, President Edward Thomas said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1996 | MAKI BECKER
They came by the thousands Tuesday, many braving the night to line up on the streets of skid row in downtown Los Angeles to receive free clothing, shoes, school supplies and a hamburger lunch for their children. The eighth annual back-to-school giveaway, sponsored by the Fred Jordan Mission, provides homeless and indigent children with new goods. Footlocker donated 6,500 pairs of shoes. Other companies, including the Gap and Walt Disney Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993 | TOMMY LI
Glenoaks Elementary School students have donated more than 1,000 pounds of children's goods to help Glendale Adventist Medical Center open a new "Kids Only" room for needy families, officials said Thursday. The services center oversees volunteers who run the hospital's Thrift Shop, which will house the new 15-by-17-foot Kids Only room. It is scheduled to open sometime next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1996
Leon Nathan Gould of Ojai, a former executive of Health-Tex, a children's clothing company, died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 83. Gould was born July 13, 1913, in New Jersey to Morse and Sadie Lasner Gould. His father, a Lithuanian immigrant, helped found Health-Tex many years ago. After earning a business degree at New York University, Gould worked for 40 years at Health-Tex--eventually becoming vice president of the company. He moved to Ojai three years ago with his son, Richard.
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