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April 28, 1989
Julie Abbott, 14, a freshman at Ocean View High School, has been selected to star as Dorothy in Riverside Civic Light Opera's presentation of "The Wizard of Oz." The play will run today through May 7 in Landis Auditorium at Riverside Community College. "Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?" --Charlie McCarthy (Edgar Bergen, 1903-1978)
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
As its name promises, "The Great Beauty" is drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic. But more than intoxicating imagery is on director Paolo Sorrentino's mind, a lot more. One of Italy's most impressive contemporary filmmakers, Sorrentino has a superb sense of how to fill a wide screen and, working with his longtime cinematographer Luca Bigazzi, a wizard with camera movement, his visuals display the intoxicating richness of color 35-millimeter film in a way few contemporary ventures can match.
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NEWS
December 7, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
The holiday night-life season has splashed over the city like a bottle of freshly uncorked Champagne and the Enabler is feeling bubbly. So when she heard that Beverly Hills Caviar recently installed custom-built caviar vending machines around the city, she became giddy. What better way to show up at a hot nightclub party than with a tin of caviar in her purse? She pictured herself locked in a bathroom stall with a little mother of pearl spoon, dipping into a $500, 1-ounce serving of Imperial River Beluga before heading back to the dance floor at Hyde, MyStudio or Bootsy Bellows.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
At 32, Sima (Palmer Davis) is ready to grow up. In "Stepping High," that doesn't mean moving out of her conservative Iranian American parents' house, or even introducing them to her white boyfriend. It just means finally pausing her dreams of being a professional hoofer to take her first real job as a high school dance instructor. Sima's in over her head, but luckily her eight students fall into neat teen movie stereotypes - the princess, the nerd, the Christian - who on Day One do their new teacher the favor of laying out all of their interpersonal tensions.
HEALTH
April 9, 2007 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
REASON No. 495 to flush the uppers: Cocaine and amphetamines may increase the risk of stroke. Crunching numbers from a database of more than 3 million hospital patients, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that amphetamine abuse was associated with a nearly five-fold increase in hemorrhagic stroke -- bleeding within the brain.
NEWS
July 23, 1988 | Information gathered by Tanya Diaz, Rebecca Leung and Michele Mitchell
In honor of the county's Centennial celebration, High Life takes a look back at a bumper crop of students--from entertainers to politicians, astronauts, authors and businessmen--who have helped to put their high schools on the map. Anaheim Bobby Hatfield--singer with Righteous Brothers. Alex Maese--former thoroughbred jockey. Gerry Mullins--former tackle with Pittsburgh Steelers who appeared in four Super Bowls. Canyon Rob Deer--outfielder with Milwaukee Brewers.
NEWS
August 18, 1989 | LORENZA MUNOZ, Lorenza Munoz is a recent graduate of Capistrano Valley High School and regular contributor to High Life
It was a sunny, beautiful summer afternoon. Kerry, a freshman last year at Capistrano Valley High School, sat on the lawn and painfully told the story of her experience with date rape. Kerry (not her real name) was raped by a friend she was dating about a year and a half ago. "It happened in the Mission Viejo Mall parking lot," she said. "He had parked really far away in a dark spot. I didn't really think too much of it. I've always led a sheltered life and always learned to trust people.
REAL ESTATE
March 21, 1993 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ROBERT CONRAD, who stars in the CBS-TV movie "Sworn to Vengeance" on Tuesday night, has put the finishing touches on a 10,000-square-foot family compound that he has been building in Bear Valley, in the eastern Sierras, since 1980. "Building permits have been a way of life up here for me . . . but now we're done," he said by phone from the home, where he, his wife, singer-actress La Velda Fann, and their three young daughters have lived full time during much of the construction.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 1986 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Every season seems to bring forth a new sound track for yuppie living--usually an album from someone with enough of a past to stir memories among those of voting age and beyond, but also with enough of a beat to keep pop's oldsters from falling asleep behind the wheels of their sports cars.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
This week, you can see a film that buries its main character's motivations in scenes of decadence from the big city. The movie is a tale about class divides, and the mix of resentment and envy between the one-percent and the lesser ninety-nine. There is lots of champagne, and Jay-Z makes a behind-the-scenes cameo lording over the music. And then, after you've wrapped up the frothy and unrevealing "Rihanna 777" documentary, you can walk over to "The Great Gatsby. " "Rihanna 777," which aired in an edited version Monday on Fox, was filmed over a seven-day press junket last fall where the singer chartered a jet to haul a couple hundred people - journalists and contest winners - to club shows in seven countries.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
To create a successful antihero, a writer must pull off a narrative sleight of hand, convincing the audience that black is white, or at least an acceptable shade of gray. The trick is to pull it off without getting caught, which is the first failure of ABC's high-aspiring but poorly executed "Red Widow. " In the series, which premieres Sunday, the antihero is Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) living the uber Mommy high life in Marin County until her husband is gunned down in her driveway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2013
Bruce Reynolds, 81, mastermind of the "Great Train Robbery" in Britain that brought its perpetrators cash, incarceration and pop-culture fame, died Thursday after a brief illness, said his son, Nick. In August 1963, Reynolds was part of a gang that pulled off what was then Britain's biggest robbery. They stole sacks of money containing 2.6 million pounds, the equivalent of $60 million today, from a Glasgow-to-London mail train. The audacious heist became the subject of many books and films.
NATIONAL
February 14, 2013 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been updated. See below for details.
Do not pass go, do not collect $53 million: Former queen of the quarter horse world Rita Crundwell was headed straight to jail after her sentencing in federal court in Illinois on Thursday. Crundwell, 60, received 19 years and seven months in prison, completing her fall from grace as a high-rolling champion horse owner who funded her lavish lifestyle by using her job as the Dixon, Ill., comptroller, steering tens of millions of dollars from the city into her breeding operations.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
The holiday night life season has splashed over the city like a bottle of freshly uncorked Champagne and the Enabler is feeling bubbly. So when she heard that Beverly Hills Caviar recently installed custom-built caviar vending machines around the city, she became giddy. What better way to show up at a hot nightclub party than with a tin of caviar in her purse? She pictured herself locked in a bathroom stall with a little mother of pearl spoon, dipping into a $500, 1-ounce serving of Imperial River Beluga before heading back to the dance floor at Hyde, MyStudio or Bootsy Bellows.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2012 | By August Brown
The K-pop singer Psy has had no trouble dominating the Internet ( and Dodger Stadium) with his absurdist ode to to the high life, "Gangnam Style. " But he's about to become even more inescapable if Justin Bieber's manager has a say. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the singer born Park Jae-Sang has signed a deal with Scooter Braun, the young impresario and recent New Yorker darling who ushered Biebs and Carly Rae Jepsen into the teenpop troposphere. The deal puts Psy on Braun's Universal imprint Schoolboy Records, and Braun has high hopes for the arrangement.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2012 | By Alex Pham
With daily headlines about online bullying, unsafe apps and Internet addiction, what's a harried parent to do?  The last thing they want to do is read a book. But that's just what Scott Steinberg hopes they will do. The technology consultant and founder of TechSavvy Global in Seattle on Wednesday came out with "The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games," the first in a series of books. Why read Steinberg's book when there are 712 titles on Amazon under "technology parenting"?
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