October 4, 1989 |
Bumper to bumper beneath a beige sky, swearing we'll move away tomorrow, shaking our fists and brandishing our fingers, we Southern Californians keep on driving all the same, captives of a car culture we can't quite renounce. The spell may be wearing off. We don't like what the automobile is doing to the environment. Many of us--over 40%--believe that cars have ruined Los Angeles. A third of us have considered moving away from the region because of traffic congestion.
October 4, 1989 |
Bumper to bumper beneath a beige sky, swearing we'll move away tomorrow, shaking our fists and brandishing our fingers, we Southern Californians keep on driving all the same, captives of a car culture we can't quite renounce. The spell may be wearing off. We don't like what the automobile is doing to our environment. A third of us rated traffic in our communities as very congested and have considered moving away from the region because of traffic congestion. In Orange County, it's worse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1988 |
According to a federal study, up to 4.2 million Americans may be addicted to the "high" of placing bets. The figure is about four times greater than previous estimates on the extent of the problem of compulsive gambling nationally. Preliminary findings of the study, commissioned by the National Institute of Mental Health, also suggest that the stereotypical profile of the compulsive gambler as a white, middle-aged, middle-class male is inaccurate.
March 8, 1993 |
Under normal circumstances, simply getting these combatants in the same room--other than a courtroom--could qualify for a Nobel Peace Prize. But these are not normal times in Southern California. So on one recent morning here they sat side by side, like patients in group therapy: Developers and environmentalists. Biologists and urban planners. Attorneys and government regulators.
July 28, 1988 |
Contradicting the idea that AIDS has brought about a cease-fire in America's extensively chronicled sexual revolution, a new survey finds that the proportion of sexually active women in the United States has increased over the last five years. Between 1982 and 1987, according to the latest of two surveys of American women's sexual practices, the proportion of women between 18 and 44 who reported they were currently sexually active increased from 68% to 76%.
February 18, 2001 |
There's a star on the stage of the Great Western Forum. Immaculately dressed as always, 6-foot-1, tanned, not a hair out of place, he is a veteran of such very public appearances. In seminar after seminar, convention after convention, he has captivated thousands of people around the world with his charisma, sincerity and enthusiasm. But this appearance, on Feb. 19, 2000, is something special for Mark Reynolds Hughes.
May 30, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - For teens, it has been an essential rite of passage: They turn 13 and join Facebook. Since she signed up three years ago, friend requests and status updates are as much a part of Meera Kumar's life as homework and exams at Menlo School, the elite private school in leafy Atherton, Calif., where she's a 16-year-old sophomore. But when her kid sister Anika turned 13 last year, she gave Facebook a pass. "I guess I haven't been that interested in it," said Anika, who prefers sharing photos with friends on Instagram via her iPhone or video chatting with them onGoogle+.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2013 |
Ringed by the posh shops of Beverly Center, Tim Ratliff said no - he didn't have a credit card. He didn't need one. "I just hear so many horror stories about people being in debt," said Ratliff, 21, who studies psychology at Ohio State University. "When you have a credit card, you feel like you have a lot of money when you don't. " Ratliff is like many young adults, emerging data show. His generation, dubbed millennials by academics and marketers, grew up during the boom and bust cycles of the U.S. economy over the last decade and a half - crises that appear to have reshaped their attitudes toward spending and debt.