August 27, 1995
It's about time someone brought the story of Don Campbell to light ("A Hoofer's Place in History," by Jeff Spurrier, July 23). Back in 1968, when I was a Sunday afternoon deejay at KGFJ, Campbell would drop by and start dancing. He simply startled everyone with his talents. This man was, and is, a pioneer of African American dance culture. Everyone else has borrowed from Don Campbell. Tom Reed Los Angeles I had the good fortune of being a frequent dance partner of Don Campbell from 1978 to 1980.
September 4, 1993
The good news for L.A. football fans is that the Raiders finally found somebody they could beat. The bad news is, it's the Rams. GARY A. ROBB, Los Angeles L.A. Raider logo suggestion: How about adding one more eye patch as a depiction of the organization's "vision" lately. LARRY SIMPKINS, Baldwin Park Same old Rams. Same old coach. Same old team. Same old quarterbacks. Same old backs. Same fumbles. Same bunch of losers. DON CAMPBELL, Seal Beach
March 1, 2010 |
Five months after we are conceived, music begins to capture our attention and wire our brains for a lifetime of aural experience. At the other end of life, musical memories can be imprinted on the brain so indelibly that they can be retrieved, perfectly intact, from the depths of a mind ravaged by Alzheimer's disease. In between, music can puncture stress, dissipate anger and comfort us in sadness. As if all that weren't enough, for years parents have been seduced by even loftier promises from an industry hawking the recorded music of Mozart and other classical composers as a means to ensure brilliant babies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993
The State Lands Commission voted 3 to 0 Thursday to sell a 640-acre patch of desert in Imperial County, called Slab City, to Escondido building contractor Don Campbell. Campbell's bid of $164,000 was the only offer made on the property and was accepted by the commission at its meeting in Sacramento. Each winter, the abandoned World War II military base is home to thousands of recreational vehicle driving tourists, drawn by warm weather and the chance to stay for free.
May 10, 2003 |
Eighty people were rounded up Friday in a northern Iraqi village after U.S. forces were told they might find four local leaders of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party there, the Army said. Col. Don Campbell, commander of the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Brigade, which is responsible for the area in northern Iraq, said many of the prisoners from Siwash probably would be released. But he said that at least one man apprehended had been sought by U.S. forces, although he was not on the most-wanted list.
May 12, 1985
I enjoyed Don Campbell's review of John D. MacDonald's latest book (Book Review, April 28), but it left me a trifle confused. I thought I had read an article in the Los Angeles Times about three years ago that stated that John D. MacDonald was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and had just been confined to a sanitarium. Have I confused him with some other mystery writer? If it was MacDonald, was "The Lonely Silver Rain" an unfinished manuscript completed by someone else?