Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsHow To Find It
IN THE NEWS

How To Find It

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
April 18, 2010 | Michael Hiltzik
Willie Brooks Jr. was a 35-year-old substitute custodial worker for the Pomona school district when he decided to do something about his weight last year. The 6-foot-6 Brooks tipped the scale at nearly 300 pounds. He thought he would be in line for a permanent position if he lost a few pounds. So when he noticed the advertising campaign suggesting he find out about weight loss surgery by calling 1-800-GET-SLIM, he followed up. Brooks had surgery to implant a lap-band -- a silicone ring fitted around the upper stomach to suppress appetite -- last June 5 at a surgical facility in Beverly Hills operated by Top Surgeons, the sponsor of those 1-800-GET-THIN and 1-800-GET-SLIM billboards that have become as inescapable on Southern California freeways as smog in summer.
ARTICLES BY DATE
BUSINESS
April 18, 2010 | Michael Hiltzik
Willie Brooks Jr. was a 35-year-old substitute custodial worker for the Pomona school district when he decided to do something about his weight last year. The 6-foot-6 Brooks tipped the scale at nearly 300 pounds. He thought he would be in line for a permanent position if he lost a few pounds. So when he noticed the advertising campaign suggesting he find out about weight loss surgery by calling 1-800-GET-SLIM, he followed up. Brooks had surgery to implant a lap-band -- a silicone ring fitted around the upper stomach to suppress appetite -- last June 5 at a surgical facility in Beverly Hills operated by Top Surgeons, the sponsor of those 1-800-GET-THIN and 1-800-GET-SLIM billboards that have become as inescapable on Southern California freeways as smog in summer.
Advertisement
REAL ESTATE
March 4, 1990 | Dr. KAREN PHILLIPS, Phillips is associate medical director of the Barlow Occupational Health Center and a clinical instructor at the USC School of Medicine.
Asbestos in the home is often a major concern to the homeowner who is considering remodeling or repair work. Some basic knowledge concerning where asbestos is likely to be found, the health effects of asbestos, how exposure occurs and methods to prevent it, help make this a less intimidating experience. Asbestos is a group of fibrous minerals that occur naturally in underground rock. It has been used extensively because of its fire-resistant properties.
REAL ESTATE
March 4, 1990 | Dr. KAREN PHILLIPS, Phillips is associate medical director of the Barlow Occupational Health Center and a clinical instructor at the USC School of Medicine.
Asbestos in the home is often a major concern to the homeowner who is considering remodeling or repair work. Some basic knowledge concerning where asbestos is likely to be found, the health effects of asbestos, how exposure occurs and methods to prevent it, help make this a less intimidating experience. Asbestos is a group of fibrous minerals that occur naturally in underground rock. It has been used extensively because of its fire-resistant properties.
SPORTS
March 13, 2004
Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Could there be any clearer proof of horse racing's rapidly failing pulse than that the Santa Anita Handicap -- for decades one of the most important events on America's sports calendar, the revered Big 'Cap -- has been relegated to being televised on KDOC? I don't mean to knock the dead, but KDOC is the Wally George Channel, for heaven's sake, and I'd wager most people don't even know how to find it. Even poker has become more important and accessible on TV than horse racing.
TRAVEL
May 6, 1990 | William D. Montalbano
How to find it: Facing the Venice train terminal (Ferrovia), turn right and walk straight ahead, ignoring the first bridge on your right. Cross the next bridge, after about 10 minutes, and look for the yellow sign in Hebrew at first floor level on the building at the end of it. Follow the arrows another few hundred yards into the ghetto piazza. The museum, closed Saturdays, is at the far right hand corner.
BOOKS
August 17, 1986 | Richard O'Reilly
Using a personal computer to access an electronic data base or a hobbyist's dial-up bulletin board service can be an intimidating experience. Strange jargon confronts you; the right codes and symbols and abbreviations must be used or you fail, and, because the commercial services charge according to how long you are signed on, there is a very real and potentially expensive penalty for your lack of experience.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
If you're someone who tends to obsess about pizza 24 hours a day, here's the sleeping bag for you. Put in some zzzs wrapped in a hand-sewn sleeping bag shaped like a slice of pizza. Textile artist Brook Abboud developed the piece in her work towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers and Material Studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. It's true to the original enough that it comes embellished with two mushroom, two olive and one broccoli pillow. If your fave pie requires other ingredients, contact Abboud through her Etsy shop, B Fiber and Craft Emporium . An anchovy, perhaps?
NEWS
November 28, 1985
As Roraback is taking his time and hasn't reached Canoga Park yet, let me say something about Lee's Lake. If he can find an old Thomas map of the city he'll see a tiny blue triangle labeled "Lee's Lake." It has been replaced by a guard-gated development of condos or "town homes" with a fountain. About 20 years ago, when we took up bird watching, we stumbled on Lee's Lake. It was a small pond surrounded by tall trees and bordered by green lawns and a deserted old wooden mansion.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
The Enabler has been fixating on love. What is it? How to find it? What feeds it? The answer to this last question, she is quite certain, is whiskey. Which is why on a recent evening she found herself contemplatively sipping a glass of 127-proof Four Roses cask strength single barrel bourbon at Pasadena's new whiskey bar, the Blind Donkey. The Blind Donkey is the work of the beer-minded men behind Verdugo Bar, the Surly Goat and the Little Bear, and as such it exudes a pleasing masculinity.
NEWS
January 9, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Actress Elizabeth Banks, notable last year in "The Hunger Games," "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "People Like Us," is on tap to help celebrate the launch of the limited-edition BabyGap Peter Rabbit Collection at The Grove on Saturday. Banks is slated to do a reading of "The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit," Emma Thompson's sequel to the Beatrix Potter classic. The event is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Gap at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|