CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2008 |
Beaches in San Diego County that were closed after a deadly shark attack will be reopened today, authorities said. At least eight miles of seafront were closed over the weekend following Friday's attack, in which 66-year-old retired veterinarian David Martin died after his legs were bitten by a shark, thought to have been a great white. As of Sunday, there had been no sign of the fish, estimated to be about 15 feet long. It was the first such attack in San Diego County since 1994.
October 24, 1987
Sylvie Drake reviewed a video release of "New Faces (1952)" and obviously did not like it, which is fair, as we are entitled to our opinions. However, she made a point of singling out my client Robert Clary, using the phrase that Clary has "blissfully receded." Nothing is further from the truth. Clary has since "New Faces (1952)" appeared constantly on both big and little screens and has graced the stages of the world's theaters. He also tours the United States, giving of his time lecturing to students about the Holocaust, a subject which he knows well, as he survived Hitler's death camps himself when taken from Paris as a young boy. He came home; his parents did not. Clary has not receded.
September 15, 1991 |
Eric Owen Moss is flipping through architecture magazines in his Culver City office. There's Moss' 708 House on one cover, his Petal House on another, his Adams House on another. Nearly two dozen magazines are marked to indicate photographs of his projects, but he hasn't a clue what the captions say. He can't read Japanese. Moss hasn't built a thing in Japan. He was invited to compete for Tokyo's New National Theatre a few years ago, but he didn't get the commission.
March 8, 1992 |
David Stone Martin, a widely acclaimed illustrator who created more than 400 covers for record albums, as well as magazine covers, billboards, posters and advertisements for films, has died at the age of 78. Martin died Friday in New London, Conn. "We couldn't know," Los Angeles Times art critic William Wilson once mused in print, "what a delicate balance of talent, opportunity and social vectors it takes to create a phenomenon like Martin."
February 7, 2013 |
The long-awaited design of a $1-billion hotel and office skyscraper to be built in downtown Los Angeles -- soon to be tallest building in the West -- was unveiled Thursday by developer Korean Airlines. At 73 stories, the tower at Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street will be a dramatic addition to the city skyline and a symbol of South Korea's growing status as a global economic powerhouse. The Wilshire Grand will slightly surpass in height the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower on Bunker Hill that has held the title of tallest west of Chicago since 1989.
September 23, 2013 |
During their long tenure as artistic directors of South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, David Emmes and Martin Benson nurtured numerous plays that have gone on to national prominence, including "Wit" by Margaret Edson, "Three Days of Rain" by Richard Greenberg, "Rabbit Hole" by David Lindsay-Abaire and "Collected Stories" by Donald Margulies. The duo stepped down from their joint post in 2011 but remain active at the company, regularly directing stage productions. SCR, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, announced Saturday that it is honoring its artistic co-founders by renaming its main venue, the Folino Theatre Center, after Emmes and Benson.