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March 6, 1992
Items for Weddings & Engagements may be mailed to 23133 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 200, Torrance 90505. Sanchez-Silver--An August wedding is planned by Lourdes Sanchez and Norman Silver Jr. She is the daughter of Oscar and Marilyn Sanchez of Torrance and is a student at El Camino College. Silver is the son of Norman Silver Sr. of Reno, Nev., and Bernice Schuls. Plunkett-Kalmey--Theresa and Joseph S. Plunkett of San Pedro have announced the engagement of their daughter, Terri Jo, to Robert W.
March 26, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec
SEOUL - - North Korea test-launched two medium-range ballistic missiles early Wednesday in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, officials said. The South Korean military said the missiles were launched just after 2:30 a.m. and flew for a little more than 400 miles. The U.S. State Department said the two missiles flew "over North Korea's land mass and impacted in the Sea of Japan. " It appeared that North Korea did not issue maritime warnings about the launches, the department said.
June 28, 2013 | By Karin Klein
The engagement of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier was both too dragged out and too uncertain, forced as they were to wait for same-sex marriage to be recognized again in the state of California. Good for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for lifting its stay on such weddings, and congratulations to the newlyweds. Yes, ordinarily the court waits the 25 days for judgments from the U.S. Supreme Court to be finalized, but it doesn't have to. Nor should it have done so. The chances of the high court decision being reversed are well below minuscule.
March 21, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON - In recent years, the National Rifle Assn. has stepped into fights over judicial nominees it views as weak on 2nd Amendment rights, but its decision to oppose a surgeon general nominee takes the powerful lobby into new territory, expanding its campaign to a post that has no direct power to regulate guns. President Obama's nominee, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, a Massachusetts internist and former emergency room doctor, has called for more stringent gun laws. But he also testified at his Senate confirmation hearing last month that he would not use the surgeon general's office as a bully pulpit to push for them.
September 3, 1990
The betrothal of Stephanie Alice Booth to Palmer Neville Murray has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Otis Booth Jr. of Bel-Air. The bride-elect is a great-great-granddaughter of Gen. Harrison Gray Otis, founder of Times Mirror Co., the parent company of the Los Angeles Times. Her father, a rancher and investor, served as group vice president of Times Mirror Co. and as chairman of Publisher's Paper Co.
Having been driven into the basement of the local Presbyterian church by a Nebraska downpour, the walking contingent of the wagon train is commiserating about what a hard day's work we're going to have on tomorrow's muddy roads. As we list all the ways that the rain is going to cause us problems out there, Brent Moore and Amy Freestone come in out of the rain to announce their engagement. I wonder where Brent got a ring out here on the trail.
October 5, 1996 | From Associated Press
A woman whose dreams died with her fiance on TWA Flight 800 says she is fighting to get her diamond engagement ring, which was found in the ocean after the jet exploded and crashed. But an airline source familiar with Julie Stuart's repeated requests, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Stuart needs to prove that the item belonged to her fiance. "Also, this property, when and if it is identified as his, under New York law has to be returned to the next of kin," the source said.
February 15, 1990
The engagement of Emily Webb Williamson to Henry Lea Hancock and plans for their wedding in July have been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bruce Williamson of San Marino. The bride-elect, a graduate of Thacher School and of USC, is affiliated with Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Spinsters. She is employed in the clothing industry. Her father, a great-grandson of Gen. Harrison Gray Otis, founder of the Times Mirror Co.
Why, oh why, the television reporter was asking earnestly, is everyone so excited? There was a long pause, followed by a teen's piercing stare that says, unmistakably, You dork. "Um . . . it's Kobe Bryant," replied 17-year-old John Rodriguez. Like, duh. Huntington Beach's Marina High School was afire Friday with word that one of its own, Vanessa Laine, is preparing to marry the man who may be Southern California's most eligible bachelor.
An Orange County man has sued his former girlfriend for damages, alleging she refused to return a 3-carat diamond ring after breaking off their engagement. Donald Olsen contends in a lawsuit filed this week that Angie Leyton of Irvine had no intention of marrying him but rather "intended only to derive economic benefit by inducing" him to spend $28,877 on a diamond ring.
March 13, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Will it wind up being no sister left behind? Elizabeth Olsen is engaged, according to a report out late Wednesday, making it two Olsens down, one to go.  Sister and "Full House" alum Mary-Kate Olsen's engagement went public only two weeks ago, also courtesy of Us Weekly, which now says Elizabeth, 25, has a ring as well (though Star magazine said she's keeping the bling private). Boyd Holbrook, 32, popped the question to the "Martha Marcy May Marlene" star during a recent trip to Paris, Star reported.
March 7, 2014 | By Rene Lynch
What do you think about when you're working out your glutes? If you're like most, you're just counting reps, waiting for the whole thing to be over. But fitness expert Tosca Reno , author of the new book "The Start Here Diet," says you could be cheating yourself out of gains if you don't focus your mind as well as your muscles. The lower-body muscles are relatively powerful to begin with. As a result, you might be able to knock out a few sets of the bridge exercise without too much effort.
February 28, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Mary-Kate Olsen may soon be a married lady: The fashion designer is reportedly engaged to businessman Olivier Sarkozy.  News of the engagement broke Friday, with Us Weekly exclusively  reporting that the "Full House" alum was headed down the aisle with the French banker. Sarkozy happens to be the half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and, at 44, is much older than the 27-year-old.   Olsen, who rose to fame as a child actress with twin sister Ashley thanks to the wholesome 1990s sitcom, has been dating Sarkozy since 2012.
February 28, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged! That's great news for Team Kelso and Jackie! The actress set snoops on the trail of the secret Thursday when she and her mom stopped by the Grove shopping center in L.A., the actress wearing a big ol' ring on her left-hand ring finger. E! News was the first to confirm, citing a source who said the two former "That '70s Show" costars, who've been dating since April 2012, were indeed going to tie the knot. See the diamond in the video above.
February 27, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
A Los Angeles woman has sued Sprint Corp., saying that one of its workers browsed through her traded-in phone, found two photographs of her engaged in sex and posted them on her Facebook page. The woman, identified in the lawsuit only as J. Johnson, said the Sprint employee used the Facebook application on her old phone to upload the photographs and make them visible to her family, friends and co-workers. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks unspecified damages for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress and identity theft.
February 27, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Allison Williams, a star of HBO's "Girls" and the daughter of NBC newsman Brian Williams, is reportedly engaged to Ricky Van Veen, her boyfriend of three years. The actress met the co-founder of the CollegeHumor website through mutual friends, according to People magazine, which first announced the news. And her dad "likes him a lot," she told Larry King in January. Williams, 25 and a Yale graduate in English, plays Marnie on Lena Dunham's cable comedy about four single twentysomething women in New York City.
May 21, 2005 | Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer
It was almost romantic when Doreen McDonald and Lee Rainwater sat down to take psychological tests together. Some things they knew. He knew he was smitten the first time he saw her, at a church-sponsored lecture on "Love, Sex and Relationships." She knew she loved talking to him so much that once they stood in a parking lot for a full hour, unable to end the conversation, while cars came and went around them.
July 2, 2003
Ballet dates -- An article in Tuesday's Calendar about the New York City Ballet said the company would perform back-to-back engagements in Orange County and Los Angeles in October. In fact, those engagements will be in October 2004.
February 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Tommy Lee is getting married again: The rocker has popped the question to girlfriend Sofia Toufa. The founding M o tley Cr u e drummer and Toufa, a Greek-German singer, announced their engagement Monday on Twitter.  "There comes a time in a mans life when you just know your partner is for LIFE!!" the 51-year-old  wrote . "Say hello to my fiancé and soon to be wife @SOFIofficial" PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings & engagements of 2014 Toufa, 30, who goes by the stage name SOFI, cutely dubbed herself  "something that rhymes with Beyonce!
February 24, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
A bellicose anti-war opera, Benjamin Britten's "Billy Budd" is a stifling shipboard drama with only strong male voices, a theater of testosterone. Manhood stands trial. In 1951, the year of its premiere, "Billy Budd" bravely evoked homoeroticism on the British lyric stage when homosexuality was outlawed. Britten further bravely insinuated disapproval of the military code when his country was recovering from World War II. Praise comes easily to "Billy Budd. " It is consummate music theater.
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