CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1991 |
* Joe Weeks, 69 Occupation: Retired industrial engineer * Bill Spehn, 74 Occupation: Retired Marine * Larry Keith, 54 Occupation: Volunteer ministries Organization: Winter Armory Shelter Program, Orange County Department of Social Services Address: 1055 N. Main St., Santa Ana, Calif. 92701. (714) 568-4611 They are known as "The Three Musketeers" to the homeless people who have found shelter at the Fullerton National Guard Armory during wintry nights in the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1996
Someone is sneaking around Long Beach parks late at night and ripping out expensive lighting and irrigation equipment, possibly turning it in for recycling cash, police say. Thefts from eight city parks over the past two months have cost the city nearly $50,000 in equipment, park officials report. Worse, they say the culprits are literally taking the fun out of parks for youth sports teams and others who want to use the fields after dark.
December 20, 1995 |
Welcome, Northwestern. We want your coach. We've got this situation, see. Maybe you could help. At UCLA, we are in serious need of a football coach who can take his team to the Rose Bowl, and I don't mean only for home games. You purple people, you have such a coach. Could we have him, please? The guy's name is Gary Barnett, and I believe we should do everything possible to persuade him to leave Northwestern for UCLA.
June 21, 2001 |
Architect Larissa Sand was designing the San Francisco restaurant B44 when she faced the problem of imparting deep color to glass light fixtures that she was making. "You can't tint Pyrex; you can't get brilliant colors. What we had in this restaurant was a modern, very mechanical language. We wanted strong color that wasn't art glass," said Sand, principal of South Park Fabricators, the San Francisco firm that designs and makes furniture, lighting and other architectural elements. The solution?
April 22, 2001 |
Question: I would like to add some outdoor security and decorative lights, but I don't want to waste electricity. I am also concerned about "dark sky" problems. What type of lights do you recommend for my home? Answer: With rolling blackouts and skyrocketing electric bills, wise and efficient use of outdoor lighting is critical. A single 150-watt floodlight can cost $60 per year to operate at night.
HOME & GARDEN
September 16, 2004 |
Hand-blown glass is to Murano, Italy, what movies are to Hollywood. But like a blockbuster that has spawned too many imitations, Murano -- baroque shapes and Byzantine busyness in deep jewel tones -- was looking tired. That is, until La Murrina was founded in 1968 by a group of master glass blowers on the island of Murano.
HOME & GARDEN
May 19, 2001 |
Fluorescent light fixtures are more efficient and cheaper to run than incandescent. But some fluorescent fixtures buzz or hum, and they take a long time to start when temperatures fall much below balmy. If your fixtures have these problems, a failing ballast--the component that gives the lamps the power boost they need to start--might be the cause. If the light flickers or won't work at all, the ballast is probably shot.
August 13, 1995 |
Phil Harris, the bandleader who became famous by portraying himself as a flashy, hard-drinking musician on the old Jack Benny radio show, died late Friday. He was 89. His wife of 54 years, former actress Alice Faye, and daughter, Phyllis Harris, were at his side at their Rancho Mirage home, said family spokesman Jewel Baxter.
February 16, 1999 |
John A. "Jaki" Byard, eclectic jazz pianist, composer and teacher who recorded with such luminaries as Charles Mingus and Rahasaan Roland Kirk, has been found shot to death. He was 76. Byard was shot in the head Thursday in his home in Queens, N.Y., which he shared with his two daughters. The family said no shots were heard, and a police investigation is continuing. His life and his music paralleled the evolution of jazz.
December 5, 2013 |
Rush Limbaugh's radio tirades will have a new home on Los Angeles airwaves next year. KFI-AM (640) is losing the conservative host's three-hour show, long a fixture on the station, to KTLK-AM (1150), which owner Clear Channel is hoping to pump up as an outlet exclusively dedicated to right-leaning chatter. The company, which also owns KFI, will use Limbaugh's audience to anchor the new lineup for KTLK, which is being dubbed "The Patriot" and will also feature national shows by Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Clear Channel is making similar changes in San Francisco, where Limbaugh will leave its KKSF-AM (910)