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."
November 30, 1995
W e're playing "Stump the Stylists," and the stylists are killing us. "Where can you get Christmas lights in July?" "Stats, in Pasadena," says Marcy Froehlich. "Or Armstrong's in West L.A.," chimes in Barbara Inglehart. "How about Size 13 AA purple pumps?" "Chic--no wait, those are wide sizes. Lydia's TV Fashions," says Pamela Shaw. "A child's snowsuit?" "Out of season? The catalogues Orvis and L.L. Bean," Froehlich says. "Back stock at JCPenney," Inglehart offers.
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.