CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1997 |
Longtime Northridge resident Zeppo Marx was the youngest and undoubtedly the least memorable of the four acting Marx Brothers. While Groucho, Harpo and Chico delighted moviegoers with their slapstick antics, Zeppo was generally assigned bland romantic roles. On screen, he "got the girl," but off screen Zeppo disliked the sidekick role and in 1933, after appearing in the team's first five films, he gave up life in front of the camera.
December 13, 1994 |
Siemens Solar Industries, based in Camarillo, has won an award given annually by a state agency to recognize outstanding waste-reduction efforts by California businesses. The California Integrated Waste Management Board presented Siemens with its Waste Reduction Award, citing the company's efforts in waste prevention, recycling and procurement of recycled products. The agency encourages firms to reduce waste and the amount of material sent to landfills.
March 16, 1989 |
Bixby Park can be a busy place at night. Sitting under the glow of yellow street lights on a recent Sunday, a pair of vagrants chatted amiably on a bench. Nearby, a man slept in a wheelchair, a bare foot protruding from the green Army blanket covering him. And rolling gently through the shadows, a line of automobiles, each occupied by a lone male, paraded continuously up and down the two streets running through the Long Beach park. It is the latter activity that has nearby residents up in arms.
December 26, 2000 |
With government-bashing a popular sport, now comes a report from the Brookings Institution on the federal government's 50 most important achievements of the last 50 years. The greatest achievement, according to the Brookings report, was the rebuilding of Europe after World War II. Expanding voting rights was No. 2, while promoting equal access to public accommodations was No. 3 and reducing workplace discrimination was No. 5.
March 29, 2002 |
After a week of both staggering bloodshed and intriguing offers from the Arab League and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, U.S. peace efforts in the Mideast remained dependent on the answers to two broad questions: Are any of the parties actually on the same wavelength about what should happen next? And is anyone really listening to the United States? The most hopeful reply to both, amid conflicting signals, is a very tentative "maybe."
February 16, 2007 |
More than two years ago, after the first privately funded manned rocket soared into space to claim a $10-million prize, the man behind the contest brimmed with jubilation, a profound sense of relief and visions of the next frontier to conquer. "I'm going to the stars," he said at the time. But, in fact, Peter Diamandis has moved on to something that, in many respects, is even more momentous.
April 7, 2008 |
A trio of partners representing some of the best-known comedy actors and filmmakers in Hollywood jumped from United Talent Agency to Endeavor over the weekend in one of the biggest shake-ups to jolt the agency world in recent years.
February 5, 2002 |
Marty Adelstein, a partner in the 6-year-old talent agency Endeavor, is leaving to become a manager and set up his own entertainment company. His clients, who include TV series creators David E. Kelley (''Ally McBeal") and Bonnie and Terry Turner (''That '70s Show'') and wrestling-star-turned-actor The Rock, will remain at Endeavor and be co-represented by Adelstein. Adelstein, 43, said he is trying to put together a business plan and raise financing for a multi-faceted entertainment company.
February 15, 2002 |
Hollywood agent John Lesher, who represents such clients as directors Sydney Pollack, Paul Thomas Anderson, David O. Russell, Kimberly Peirce and Jessie Nelson and actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, has left United Talent Agency to become a partner at rival agency Endeavor. UTA agreed to settle Lesher's contract, which still had 14 months to go. At this point, it is unclear which of Lesher's clients will follow him. Lesher will be one of 10 partners at Endeavor. Lesher worked at UTA since 1991.
June 8, 1999 |
My child bride has the hots for another man. You know the type: half French, half Italian, a hip little Romeo about half my age with enough Euro-charm to turn an average guy like me into some dweeby L.A. loser, a stoop-shouldered Quasimodo. This guy's a skater. But it seems I'm the one who keeps slipping up. Let me explain. My girlfriend (OK, OK, so she's not really my child bride.