CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1993
Why should we spend $1.6 billion to prop up Russia's economy when there's poverty, homeless people, and unemployment right here at home? Because it's cheaper than spending $100 billion planning to nuke them! GARY DAVIS Culver City
April 30, 1989
Re "CMT presents Kiss Me Kate," Janice Arkatov, April 16. It's hard to believe Gary Davis said of "Kiss Me Kate," ". . . I was amazed at how good the songs were." It's embarrassing that the artistic director of the prestigious California Music Theatre was apparently unfamiliar with the show. From whence did he fall into his job? JOHN DEGATINA Studio City
August 26, 1995
Robert Hilburn is right that Hole dominated Lollapalooza '95 ("Lolla-gal-ooza!," Aug. 16) but wrong that it wasn't a power play. On Tuesday's show, Courtney Love refused to wrap up her set and used a substantial portion of headliner Sonic Youth's time. Many fans were cursing her name at 11:30 p.m. when [Hole's extended performance] forced Sonic Youth to end their set early. GARY DAVIS Culver City
March 28, 2004
I read Paul Mazursky's essay on screener videos with much amusement, as I am good friends with a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ("Pirate Booty," Metropolis, Feb. 29). Of course, I didn't get to borrow any videos this year, which is a real shame since I recently purchased a DVD copying machine. But how could my friend say "no" to his adult daughter? His unique solution: His daughter married a cinematographer--an academy member--so her family was eligible to view the precious tapes.
February 9, 1999 |
There was no mistaking the vehemence that Gov. Gray Davis once attached to his mission to strong-arm parents into helping improve the lot of students in the state's beleaguered schools. "Parents simply must face up to their responsibilities in educating their own children," he told a Los Angeles audience in September 1997, in what was billed by his gubernatorial campaign as the intellectual kickoff to his candidacy.