CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1996 |
Smile. But don't beg or cry. Remember, you have the right to remain silent. That's among the best advice from books promising to help you talk your way out of a traffic ticket. "If the officer is in a good mood and you have a good attitude, chances are good you'll slide-- unless he finds a body in your trunk," Jeff Hodge, a traffic instructor and comedian, writes in "101+ Ways to Get Out of a Traffic Ticket."
December 5, 2010
Alberic the Wise And Other Journeys Norton Juster, illustrated by Domenico Gnoli Random House/Yearling, $5.99, ages 8-12 Idiosyncratic tales of adventure in mythic lands from the author of "The Phantom Tollbooth," with lots of curious ideas to chew over. Bats at the Ballgame Brian Lies Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, ages 3-7 When night falls, bats go to the ballpark ? and they're quite versed in baseball esoterica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1992 |
If you pave it, they will come. Or so say Wendy Roth and Michael Tompane in their national parks guide for people with disabilities. Roth, who uses a wheelchair, and Tompane, an avid hiker, went to 45 national parks and visited more than 100 camp sites to test accessibility. "It's really about getting people out there and feeling free," said Roth, 39, whose severe multiple sclerosis was diagnosed about 10 years ago.
June 28, 2012 |
They paved Panther headquarters and put up a parking lot. The Black Panther Party's L.A. headquarters, that is. The two-story brick building stood at 4115 S. Central Ave., and it's where Black Panthers and the LAPD 's then-new SWAT unit traded thousands of gunshots for four hours one day in December 1969, resulting in multiple injuries, multiple arrests and the collapse of the roof. Now it's gone. But Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough and Wendy Cheng want you to remember it. In fact, these three professors want us all to know where the bones are buried in greater Los Angeles, why campaigns were launched, how the lines of segregation were drawn, where garment workers have been enslaved.
May 17, 2009
"James and the Giant Peach" Roald Dahl For many years, James lived with his evil aunts, Spiker and Sponge. James tried to avoid the aunts, but they always got him. He then takes a wild journey on a giant peach. Inside the peach he is befriended by large insects: the grasshopper, ladybug, centipede, earthworm, spider and glow worm. These creatures hate Sponge and Spiker just as much as James does. Anybody who likes adventurous stories will like this book.
September 11, 1994 |
Ladies and gentlemen, the authorities have spoken, and it turns out we're a four-night town. This may be amusing news to those who have spent four or 40 years in the Los Angeles area--or to those who fled in horror after a day or two here--but here it is in print under the grand imprimatur of Michelin.