March 9, 1987 |
Renee Mohrmann has never been on a safari and doesn't plan on taking one anytime soon. But that doesn't stop the 30-year-old Santa Monica pathologist from browsing through the racks of safari clothes at Banana Republic. "It's interesting," she said of the store's ersatz jungle interior. "I like the travel motif; it's an escape, an adventure, you might say."
June 19, 2011
EUROPE Presentation Learn the ins and outs of riding the rails in Europe with Susan Hickman, Distant Lands' rail agent. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. MT. WHITNEY Workshop An expert will offer tips on preparing to hike the peak, including physical conditioning, coping with altitude and routes to the top. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.
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December 20, 1986 |
A nationally known manufacturer, criticized for a controversial advertisement, has apologized to the Roman Catholic organization that said the ad defamed the religion and its schools.
October 24, 2010
AFRICA Presentation Adventurer James Michael Dorsey will present "The Voodoo Trail," about his travels through West Africa to document voodoo practices. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. SOUTH AMERICA Movie In "180° South," adventurer Jeff Johnson retraces Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins' 1968 journey to Patagonia. When, where: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Adventure 16 store in Los Angeles, 11161 W. Pico Blvd.; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the store in Oceanside, 2002 South Coast Highway.
March 6, 1992 |
Attention all those erstwhile Esprit fanatics who have grown up and into Donna Karan: Susie Tompkins wants you back. She previewed her first signature collection in New York this week, one of several examples of her push to ensure Esprit makes a successful transition to middle age. After two decades of creating nothing but fun wear, Esprit is venturing into serious go-to-work clothes.
May 27, 1991 |
Century 21, whose motto is "It's as good as done," has found that getting things done can be daunting when the impenetrable Soviet bureaucracy gets involved. The Irvine real estate chain dumped its trademark bright-gold blazers earlier this year for less conspicuous camel-shaded ones. The 80,000 or so gold jackets were to be collected from its real estate agents and shipped to the needy in Soviet Armenia. Why Armenia?
July 14, 1994 |
The Laguna Art Museum has postponed its eagerly awaited exhibition of seminal Southern California modernist painter John McLaughlin, which was scheduled to open Oct. 14. Museum officials would confirm only that the show will not open in 1995, either. A new date will be announced Friday. The McLaughlin retrospective was a pet project of the museum's former director, Charles Desmarais.
November 28, 1994 |
Julie Silber had no taste for collecting anything until she lost her heart to a bedspread. "It was falling apart, but it was just gorgeous ," Silber said of the junk-store discovery that changed her life three decades ago. "I instantly fell in love, and I started collecting for the first time. They hold lives in them. They hold the stories of the women who made them and the people who used them, slept under them."
April 5, 2009 |
Excepting the facts that the title is absurd and the premise conceptually fractured, this is a fine little book: a collection of starry-eyed portraits of environmentalists who have devoted their lives and/or fortunes to saving the Earth.