July 25, 2010 |
It began, as so many things do, on the Paris stage. That's not where you'd expect a star-heavy, big-budget studio comedy to start its odyssey. But it's hardly the only unusual place to which "Dinner for Schmucks," the Steve Carell and Paul Rudd remake of a French screwball comedy, detoured on its road to the multiplex Friday. The film followed a tortured path littered with nasty corporate divorces, tumultuous writers strikes, skittish financiers and, just to round out the colorful Hollywood journey, a reluctant Borat.
May 28, 1987
A dinner honoring Dorothy E. Levin, outgoing president of the Downey Museum of Art board of directors, will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Candlewood Country Club in Whittier. Levin has been associated with the museum for 30 years, holding such positions on the board as secretary, treasurer and vice president, as well as president. She represents the museum at Downey Coordinating Council meetings and is a Meals on Wheels volunteer and a board member for Sisterhood of Temple Ner Tamid in Downey.
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March 19, 1994
Launching its first "Vision and Visionaries" celebration to recognize distinguished alumni and community volunteers, Cal State Fullerton will honor six people tonight. About 400 people have been invited to the Titan Pavilion on campus for the black-tie-optional celebration, which begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. "Vision and Visionaries" is hosted by Cal State Fullerton President Milton A. Gordon and his wife, Dr. Margaret Faulwell Gordon.
September 19, 1985
Friends and former colleagues will salute retiring Culver City Municipal Court Judge Frank W. Troost at 7 tonight at a dinner in the Channel Islands Room of the Marina City Club. Troost, 69, was appointed to the Culver City court in 1965 by then-Gov. Edmund (Pat) Brown Sr. after 25 years as a private attorney. Friday will be his last day in court. He was born in Joliet, Ill., and moved to Los Angeles when he was 5.
February 11, 2010
The cast of "Top Chef Masters" Season 2 has been announced, and local chefs Ludo Lefebvre and Mark Peel will return to the show. Expect other L.A. chefs to appear: Govind Armstrong, who judged an elimination challenge last season, will come back to compete in Season 2 as well. Susan Feniger of Street will make her first appearance as a contestant. The new season begins April 7 on Bravo. Creative cocktails at new 320 Main For anyone interested in cocktails, there's a new address to remember.
January 24, 1987 |
Nancy Reagan is planning a small dinner party to celebrate President Reagan's 76th birthday on Feb. 6, her spokeswoman said Friday. Elaine Crispen said a "quiet dinner" is being arranged with close friends Charles Z. Wick and Geoffrey Swaebe and their wives.
June 2, 1985
Randall E. Presley, board chairman and chief executive officer of the Presley Cos. of Irvine, was honored at a dinner held by the Orange County Construction Industries Alliance for the City of Hope. More than $250,000 was raised at the benefit held at the Newport Beach Marriot Hotel.
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May 29, 1989
The Irvine Conservancy will hold a dinner Friday to honor Ray Catalano, a UC Irvine professor and former city councilman and planning commissioner who recently accepted a job at UC Berkeley. Catalano, who was instrumental in negotiating the city's open space preservation plan, was on the Irvine Planning Commission for 6 years and on the City Council for 2 years. Irvine Mayor Larry Agran will speak at the dinner, at 8 p.m. in the University Club on the UCI campus. For information, call (714)
November 12, 1987 |
Gov. George Deukmejian raised $500,000 in campaign contributions at a dinner here Wednesday night, bringing to $1.7 million the total he has raised during the last week for a possible third-term candidacy. Deukmejian has not said whether he intends to run in 1990 for a third term as governor, but his political strategists are working to keep his options open by building a substantial campaign bank account well in advance of any race.
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July 27, 2008 |
Her name was Irene. She was a 40-year-old secretary at an ad agency, divorced with two sons. The younger boy was visiting his grandparents that summer in 1958. The 10-year-old son, Craig, was living with her at their apartment, 4569 Edgewood Place, near Olympic and Crenshaw boulevards. Irene's ex-husband was in Miami. Irene hadn't shown up for work Monday or Tuesday, so two men from the office went to check on her. She and her son had been lying there dead for two days, apparently.