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May 1, 2001
* Former Sony Pictures Entertainment Vice President Jerry Giaquinta has formed the Giaquinta Group, a marketing and communications firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Giaquinta said the new consulting firm will focus on marketing messages dealing with the "digital lifestyle." The new company will work with GCI Group, a global public relations firm.
August 11, 2010 | By Kim Murphy
Ted Stevens, the temperamental, powerful politician who helped secure statehood for Alaska and won billions of dollars in federal largesse for the region in 40 years as its U.S. senator, died in the crash of a small plane in the rugged, fog-shrouded hills above Bristol Bay in Alaska, authorities said Tuesday. The crash, which killed five of the nine people on board, injured former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe and his son Kevin. They were on a fishing trip with Stevens when their single-engine float plane apparently slammed into a low mountainside in high winds, dense clouds and rain.
When members of the County Board of Supervisors first laid eyes on Edward Kienholz's "Back Seat Dodge '38," way back in 1966 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, they saw pornography. Labeling the sculptural portrayal of a drunken, life-size couple making love in a truncated automobile "revolting," "blasphemous" and "dastardly," the supervisors charged that the scruffy artwork went "way beyond the limits of public decency" and strongly urged the museum to remove it.
January 2, 2005 | Suzanne Muchnic
Venice is drowning. Bombay's historic core of Victorian buildings is being overwhelmed by modern culture. War-torn Iraq is suffering from looting and the destruction of its archeological heritage. Such are the challenges facing the world's conservators. And such is the troubled territory of "Conservation Matters," a free lecture series at the Getty Center in Brentwood.
April 8, 1990 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC
When Luis Monreal leaves the Getty Conservation Institute on Tuesday, he will walk away from an efficient, highly regarded organization that he has built in five years flat. Acting as a catalytic force for international art conservation, GCI spearheads field projects around the world, offers expertise, runs training programs and conducts scientific research.
August 11, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
Ted Stevens, the gruff and bullishly determined longtime former U.S. senator from Alaska, died in Monday's crash of a small plane near a small fishing town on Alaska's Bristol Bay, a family spokesman confirmed Tuesday. "The family has just been notified that he did not survive," said Mitch Rose, former chief of staff for Stevens, 86, who served 41 years in the Senate before being convicted on corruption charges and losing his seat in 2008. The charges were later dismissed because of prosecutorial misconduct.
Hyundai Motor America on Wednesday awarded its public relations account to Paine & Associates of Costa Mesa. The contract, described by Hyundai as being in the "high six figures," runs through 1999 and ranks among the auto maker's largest with public relations firms, said Chris Hosford, a Hyundai spokesman. The South Korean auto maker, whose U.S. headquarters is in Fountain Valley, parted company earlier this year with GCI, which handled its media communications for six years.
April 16, 1995 | HANK KOVELL
A Reno, Nev.,-based newsletter called the Mature Traveler (not connected with this column) targets issues pertinent to seniors.
March 10, 2014 | By Christopher Knight
Myths die hard. Especially creation myths. Messing with the symbolic origins of a world isn't something to be undertaken lightly. Jackson Pollock's mammoth 1943 painting "Mural" - nearly 8 feet high, 20 feet wide and covered edge-to-edge with rhythmic, Matisse-like linear arabesques, muscular abstract shapes and piercing voids, all of which he likened to a frenzied mustang stampede - was something entirely new for American art. The great painting represents...
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