CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2004 |
A 47-year-old Santa Barbara man killed this week in a two-car collision on California 126 near Piru was identified Thursday, authorities said. David Masters lost control of his vehicle east of Center Street and crossed into oncoming traffic shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Steve Reid. Masters' vehicle collided head-on with a car driven by Esmeralda Socorro Velasco, 19, of Fillmore. Masters was pronounced dead at the scene, Reid said.
March 25, 1999 |
Bucking a decades-long trend of expansion in the mutual fund industry, the Invesco funds group said Wednesday it will do away with up to a fourth of its 44 mutual funds. Assets of the funds are relatively tiny: The 11 funds represent just $220 million of Denver-based Invesco's $26 billion in fund assets under management. Still, industry analysts were surprised by the move, and said it could accelerate consolidation by other fund giants.
March 14, 1995 |
"Fiddler on the Roof," with Theodore Bikel as Tevye, comes to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts tonight. Seen on an earlier tour stop at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, the actor and the role were as natural a match as Tevye's daughter Tzeitel and Motel the tailor. Bikel looks like Tevye--young enough to have pubescent daughters and to shake a leg during a party, old enough to sigh and sometimes sag under the weight of his years of toil.
February 14, 2008 |
The science-fiction thriller "Jumper" is being marketed as a cross between the "Bourne" movies and "The Matrix." And sure, there's plenty of globe-trotting and an obscure mythology in place, and "Jumper" star Hayden Christensen does share a conveniently blank, otherworldly quality with fellow Canadian Keanu Reeves -- a trait that's balanced by the gravitas of a powerful African American actor (Samuel L. Jackson). But "Jumper" is all high concept with little invested in characters or story.
October 30, 1998 |
Despite the stock market's sharp rebound this month, investors' appetite for stock mutual funds remains surprisingly low. Some of the nation's largest fund companies--including Fidelity Investments, T. Rowe Price Associates and Charles Schwab--say that more money has been redeemed in October from their stock funds than has been put in. And of those reporting inflows, many--including those whose funds have performed relatively well this year--are reporting rather weak numbers.
October 7, 1997 |
Most mutual fund managers have looked pretty good over the last 10 years. They are about to look better. At the end of this month, the performance results of mutual funds with a 10-year track record will no longer include October 1987, the month of the Black Monday stock market crash. As a result, the annualized average performance of a stock fund over "the last 10 years" will increase by more than 4%.