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November 30, 2013 | Chris Lee
Dick Dodd, a Mouseketeer on Disney's original "Mickey Mouse Club" who went on to become a surf music pioneer and a youth-quaking garage rock showman, died Friday in a Fountain Valley hospital, said his close friend, Tim Ferrill. Dodd was 68. Dodd announced earlier this year on his website that he had stage 4 cancer. Born Joseph Richard Dodd Jr. on Oct. 27, 1945, in Hermosa Beach, Dodd cultivated an interest in singing, dancing and performing as a young boy. In 1955, at the age of 9, he was cast on "The Mickey Mouse Club," the beloved television variety show that came to epitomize post-war America, alongside series regulars such as Annette Funicello and Cubby O'Brien.
November 24, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Four people were shot to death and a fifth was wounded after a man opened fire inside an Oklahoma home Saturday night, police said. Tulsa authorities were still hunting Sunday for the man thought to be responsible. Officials suspect he was familiar with the home. Police did not give a possible motive for the attack. The five victims had gathered in a garage that had been converted to a bedroom, the Tulsa Police Department said in a statement. The garage was "cluttered with items that made the living area very small and compact," police said.
November 19, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
With the holidays approaching -- and on the heels of Francis Bacon's triptych breaking auction price records last week, garnering $142.4 million at Christie's -- we're especially interested to hear that phrase, “affordable art.” Two shows, therefore, have caught our eye of late. Silver Lake's relatively new Gabba Gallery saw more than 450 people on Saturday night at the opening of “Wish List,” a revolving group show where all the artworks are less than $1,000. The opening featured paintings, sculptures and even hand-painted baseball caps and “art purses” by 65 artists, both established and emerging.
November 10, 2013 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: I'm a board director of my homeowner association, with over 500 units. Our management company has been removing association files from our on-site office and storing them in the manager's garage at his residence. There's no official "office" for the management company listed in our records, only a P.O. Box. While our management contract names the company as "custodian" of our association records, management has removed our records from the very safe, gate-guarded location of our complex to a rented residence.
November 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
This Cape Cod-style estate on the water at Lake Arrowhead makes the most of its unobstructed lake and mountain views from all three stories. An 8,000-square-foot showroom garage features a vehicle turntable, slate floors and room for 22 cars. Location: Shorewood Drive, Lake Arrowhead 92352 Asking price: $15.9 million Year built: 2007 House size: 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, 16,000 square feet Lot size: 15,480 square feet Features: High ceilings, open floor plan, five fireplaces, wine-tasting room with 1,200-bottle storage, wet bar, two den/game rooms, office, playroom, gym, home theater, bunk room, two elevators, studio, multiple decks, boathouse, two docks, split-granite sea wall, shuffleboard court About the area: In the first half of the year, 249 single-family homes sold in the 92352 ZIP Code at a median price of $273,000, according to DataQuick.
November 6, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
It's that time of year. The third Garagiste Festival in Paso Robles will be held this weekend at Windfall Farms. If you've never attended one, this is the place to discover wines from Paso's artisan winemakers. To bring you up to speed, the term garagistes is French for small-lot winemakers, often working in their garages and likely not to follow the rules. Or at least, that's the way the Garagiste Festival tells it. I'll go with its synonyms: rule-breakers, pioneers, renegades, mavericks.
November 5, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Joe Iconis, a promising 32-year-old composer, is best known for writing the song "Broadway, Here I Come" for Season 2 of the now-defunct backstage theater soap opera "Smash. " His new musical "The Black Suits," which opened Sunday at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, will likely be as swiftly forgotten as that much-derided NBC series, but it at least gives us a chance to get better acquainted with a talent musical theater insiders have been excitedly touting. The show revolves around a Long Island garage band led by Christopher (Coby Getzug)
November 4, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine possession and other crimes after he and his 1-year-old child were found living in a garage in Riverside County, authorities said Monday. Clayton Chavez and the child were found in the Wildomar garage after authorities responded to a report of possible illegal drug abuse at the location in the 3200 block of Central Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. The 1-year-old was turned over to the county Child Protective Service agency, authorities said.
October 23, 2013 | By David C. Nichols
Mikhail Bulgakov meets Sergei Eisenstein at Andy Warhol's Factory in “Moskva.” This ornate take on Bulgakov's “The Master and Margarita” is a nobly ambitious, surreally unhinged deep-dish bowl of dramaturgical borscht. Bulgakov's novel is itself an epic pastiche on the Faust legend, assaulting Stalin's regime with equal parts allegory, polemic, slapstick and satire. Its scenario intertwines the titular suppressed novelist (Etol Dolen) and disillusioned mistress (Kristina Drager)
October 16, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
An El Monte man apparently killed his daughter and her girlfriend before turning the gun on himself in a double murder-suicide, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday. Los Angeles County coroner's officials identified the three dead as Harry Maldonado Jr., 65, Evie Maldonado, 32, and Diana Amaya, 38. They were found shot to death inside the garage of an apartment complex, where they lived together with other relatives, said Lt. Eddie Hernandez of the sheriff's homicide bureau.
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