July 10, 1990 |
The largest single space in South Coast Plaza Village, which has been empty for almost six years, has finally found a tenant. Plaza officials said Monday that Barker Bros. Furniture, an 11-store chain based in Pasadena, will move into the 35,000-square-foot Mercantile Building and make the outlet its flagship. The long-empty building had earned the shopping plaza--which is across the street from mammoth South Coast Plaza--the nickname "South Ghost Village."
December 3, 1989 |
PRINTING CAN BE typed words or photographs on paper, or reproductions of finger paintings and crayon rubbings; after all, why should first-graders have all the fun? More sophisticated efforts involve woodcut printing and silk screening, but a good adult-size beginning project is linoleum-block printing. Admittedly, this is not the sexiest craft these days; linoleum-block printing seems to be popular only with serious artists and grade-school kids. A sad state of the art.
February 14, 1990 |
The general manager of South Coast Plaza likes to remember how you could look down one of the mall's busy corridors 18 years ago and see only one store--the Magic Pan--open for business. "We were in a bit of an economic problem, and were extraordinarily grateful to have stores like Lynn's Hallmark" open their doors, said Jim Henwood, the mall's manager. But that was then, and this is now.
July 16, 1993 |
"Scrunch and Run" may sound like crumpling someone's bumper and splitting the scene without leaving evidence. But the only things getting scrunched in this case are lengths of silk. And brightly colored rivulets of dye do all the running. The name and the process are the invention of Gail Grassl, an instructor in various silk painting techniques at Textile Resources in Seal Beach.
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February 27, 1992 |
For the second time in two months, motorcyclists Wednesday failed to persuade a judge to block enforcement of the state's new mandatory helmet law, despite arguments that it violates their right to freedom of expression and subjects them to harassment by law enforcement officers. Superior Court Judge James J. Alfano rejected a host of constitutional challenges, saying that in passing the law California legislators had a legitimate intent to protect the safety of citizens on the highways.
November 26, 1986 |
"The Golden Land," the exhibition of California landscape paintings and photographs at the San Diego Museum of Art, makes for an ironic combination of the development industry, land and art. The exhibit of more than 100 paintings and photographs, which opened last weekend and continues through Jan. 18, is funded by the Fieldstone Co., a Southern California firm that has built hundreds of single-family homes in San Diego County.