November 7, 1988 |
First is always best. So, because the First Couple is returning to Los Angeles, and this is the first "welcome home" party--and it promises to raise $1 million for the Nancy Reagan Drug Abuse Center--it's naturally seen as a "best ticket." Barron Hilton is doing his best, hosting the Jan. 4 event at the Beverly Hilton--and quite a generous host too.
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October 2, 1987 |
The king of Spain can mark up a pair of "firsts" from his Los Angeles stay: his first visit to a synagogue--and his first earthquake. The royal aplomb was shaken but not shattered by a little interruption called an earthquake, as a trembling arpeggio rippled the 30th-floor Century Plaza Hotel penthouse suite, where Juan Carlos I was reading, and his wife, Queen Sofia, was still in bed.
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August 15, 1985 |
Not all of baseball's problems ended with the strike settlement. Now there's the controversy over whether the vendors should be allowed to pitch peanut bags at Dodger Stadium. Ignoring assurances from Mayor Tom Bradley and City Atty. James Hahn--not to mention protests from Bradley's wife, Ethel--the Dodgers' concessionaire stilled the arms of its vendors Wednesday night in order to study a new city ordinance that prohibits the throwing of objects in the stands.
May 18, 1989 |
With the announcement of $1.2 million already raised in the Western United States, Los Angeles this week launched the American celebration and leadership gift appeal for the International Shakespeare Globe Centre in London. The campaign is to rebuild the Globe Theatre on its original site in London. And the Globe's royal patron, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was in Our Town and attended a private reception in his honor on Wednesday at the JW Marriott in Century City.
February 5, 1986 |
BUSH LEAGUES--Vice President George Bush makes his first major fund-raising foray of the next presidential campaign into Los Angeles on Feb. 19. The Grand Old Party's Old Guard will be out in full force--as will the next generation of carefully cultivated heavy-hitter contributors. On the committee for the $1,000-a-person reception at Sogno, the Bel-Air estate of Howard Ruby, are old hands like Margaret Brock, San Diego's Gordon and Karon Luce, Arco's Robert O.
May 9, 1987 |
M-O-T-H-E-R. And that spells feeling, as became obvious when famous children or the children of famous mothers were asked how they plan to spend Mother's Day. Not everyone remembered the day or had a quick answer. But those who did might--just in case you've forgotten the date--provide you with an idea for some quick action.
May 8, 1987 |
The invites to the "Whatta Lady!" luncheon honoring Nancy Reagan have a response form explaining that a table for 10 for the benefit Tuesday costs $2,000. Unless, of course, you received one of the invites with the original price crossed out and a $1,000 price written in. The explanation for the discount price from luncheon organizer Liz McMillion is that "$2,000 (or $200 a person) is just too high for an individual, so we have a corporate rate and an individual rate."
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June 29, 2003 |
Two newly elected members of the Los Angeles City Council got a head start on their official duties Saturday during swearing-in ceremonies in their districts and a community cleanup event in El Sereno. Although they formally take office Tuesday, Councilmen-elect Martin Ludlow, who will represent the 10th District that includes Koreatown and the Crenshaw district, and Antonio Villaraigosa, of the 14th District that takes in the Eastside, spent the day setting the tone for their upcoming terms.
September 18, 1996 |
A few years ago it was revealed that playwright Neil Simon pulls in around $200,000 a month from royalties on amateur productions of his plays. "Barefoot in the Park" is one of the early Simon classics that shows why. It's tightly crafted, about as heavy as a shot glass of ouzo and can be very funny indeed. The plot concerns newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter. Following their six-day honeymoon at Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, they are moving into a one-room, five-flight walk-up apartment.