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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.
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April 22, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Uma Thurman and fiance Arpad Busson have reportedly put the brakes on their engagement once again. The 43-year-old "Nymphomaniac" star and the French hedge-fund billionaire, who goes by Arki, are said to have had trouble making their New York-London relationship work, according to the Daily Mail , which first reported the split. "Uma lives in New York while Arki lives in London. He has been out and about without Uma since October when he went to a Halloween party alone," a source told the British paper.
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NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Jenny McCarthy and boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg are engaged, and the controversial co-host of "The View" is hysterically ecstatic about the upcoming nuptials. Seriously, check out the video footage . McCarthy, 41, made the announcement on the ABC's chat show Wednesday just before throwing her hands up in the air and running around the set in her best "Price Is Right," come on down style. The former Playboy bunny showed off her yellow sapphire engagement ring from Wahlberg, 44, who's brother to actor Mark Wahlberg and a former member of 1990s boy band New Kids on the Block.
NEWS
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.
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June 17, 1997 | KATHY STICKEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1996 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber and Michael Robinson Chavez
Blue and white balloons carried messages scrawled in marker. “Rest in peace,” one read. A glass candle with a picture of Jesus on it flickered nearby, and someone set a bouquet of flowers on the porch. About 200 people gathered at Debra "Granny" Loyd's home in Manchester Square late Tuesday afternoon for a vigil to honor her grandson, Michael Myvett, and the other victims of the fiery collision between a FedEx truck and a tour bus that killed 10 people in Northern California last week.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
"Almost Doesn't Count" for Brandy -- the singer has called off her engagement to music executive Ryan Press.  "They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on," the R&B singer's rep told Us Weekly on Tuesday. "The Game" actress, whose full name is Brandy Norwood, and Press announced their engagement in December 2012. It would have been her first marriage. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 "They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship," the rep said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2014 | By Chris Megerian, Paige St. John and Esmeralda Bermudez
Michael Myvett and Mattison Haywood were college sweethearts. Michael saved up for two years, flew her to France and outside the Louvre on a cold Christmas Day last year, he got down on one knee and proposed. Mattison said yes. Myvett's grandmother, Debra Loyd, told their love story with a mix of awe and sorrow Friday. Hours before, she had gotten a call from officials notifying her that Myvett and Haywood were among 10 people killed Thursday evening when their tour bus was struck by a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 in the Sacramento Valley.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson's ex-wife and mother of his first two children, is engaged to be married again.  Rowe has said "I will" to Marc Schaffel, TMZ reports, three weeks after he proposed. She'd initially declined, the site said Thursday, because she thought she had terminal cancer. After finding out Wednesday that her diagnosis was actually the auto-immune disease sarcoidosis, she changed her mind. No wedding date has been set yet, she said. The 55-year-old Palmdale resident met Schaffel when he was working for Jackson, according to ABC News , and their friendly relationship evolved over time.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By August Brown
Last month, the EDM-focused speakers' series IMS Engage announced its first round of lecturers , including Moby, David Lynch, Junkie XL and Hans Zimmer. Now they've expanded the roster with rap and disco legends. Sean "Diddy" Combs, the MC and entertainment mogul, will join his new collaborator Guy Gerber for a discussion about their new collaborative project, 11 11. Their new music together is surprisingly experimental house, and much closer to Gerber's catalog then the mainstream hip-hop work Diddy is most known for (though Diddy has long been a presence on the Miami electronica club scene, and his "white parties" attract top DJ talent)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Naya Rivera of "Glee" and Big Sean have split up, the Detroit rapper said Wednesday.  The couple, who met on Twitter -- she followed him first -- got engaged in October, only six months after making their public debut as a couple at the premiere of the movie "42. "  Big Sean's rep said in a statement obtained by Us Weekly  that the 26-year-old rapper was the one to call things off. A source told the magazine yes, that's how things...
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 12, 1989 | From Reuters
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir underwent medical tests Thursday after being admitted to a hospital complaining of fatigue, an aide said. Shamir, 73, taken to Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital on Wednesday, was expected to be discharged today, his media adviser, Avi Pazner, said. Shamir accidentally bumped his head at home Tuesday but initially continued with his official engagements.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Haylie Duff has cooked up something exciting and it's no joke: She and boyfriend Matt Rosenberg are engaged. The actress-turned-cookbook-author announced the news on her food blog, the Real Girl's Kitchen, on Thursday, noting that the proposal took place on April Fools Day. "This week has seriously just become the best week of my life!" the self-taught cook wrote. "As if announcing The Real Girl's Kitchen tv show wasn't enough, Matt just took me by total surprise and proposed…on April Fool's Day of all days!
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014 | By Jon Christensen
When people say that Los Angeles is hard to read, as they often do, they're usually not talking about books. They're talking about the city itself or rather the megalopolis, made up of dozens of cities. It is this sprawling, tangled, confusing, seemingly homogenous but in fact diverse, mixed-up urban and suburban landscape that people describe as illegible. Edward Soja, a geographer at UCLA, has spent much of his long career trying to read Los Angeles. Along the way, he developed innovative and sometimes controversial theories of urbanization and became a founder of a dynamic "L.A.
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