CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1992 |
In the heart of the western San Gabriel Valley's freeway battle zone, two visitors from Brentwood walked up the driveway of Wynyate Estate, passing the plaque at the wrought-iron gate that declares: South Pasadena Cultural Landmark. Cameras in hand, Ed and Margarat Tavetian had come Saturday to see what they called a tragedy in the making--the state's plans to move forward with an eight-lane, $630-million freeway through the small town.
December 19, 2000 |
There wasn't a dry eye at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night, but the tears weren't for the shabby season of the Boys in Blue. Padres Contra El Cancer, believed to be the only Latino organization in the United States dedicated to assisting Latino children with cancer and their families, staged its first black-tie gala benefit, El Sueno de Esperanza (Vision of Hope), at the Stadium Club.
April 13, 1994 |
In some ways, it's still the good old days at U.S. Borax Inc., just like when Ronald Reagan hosted the company's "Death Valley Days" TV show in the 1960s and hawked Boraxo soap. As it has for the past 67 years, the company day after day extracts borax from the depths of the Mojave Desert here in this tiny Kern County town 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
June 25, 2000 |
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, writer-producer-director David E. Kelley, have purchased a Brentwood home for $15 million, Realtors say. Designed by architect Paul Williams for a Kansas City oilman and built in the 1940s, the traditional-style home, on slightly more than two acres, has six bedrooms in an estimated 7,500 square feet.
July 17, 1997 |
They Vanted to Party: Dracula lovers and supporters of KCET public television heralded Tuesday night's premiere of Houston Ballet's "Dracula" with a gala benefit dinner, show and cast party at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion hosted by the KCET board of directors and the station's Women's Council. A record $520,000 was raised to support programming and educational ventures.
May 21, 2000 |
Los Angeles Opera, under Placido Domingo, will grow. It must. In 2003, when Disney Hall opens, the company will no longer share the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with the Los Angeles Philharmonic but will be the hall's principal tenant. It is, I think, safe to say that Domingo's star power, his ability to draw audiences and fund-raising potential, were strong arguments for making him artistic director. The company is bearish. But what will Los Angeles Opera be besides bigger?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2002 |
The Los Angeles Opera, a company whose international profile has been raised since the appointment of Placido Domingo as artistic director, has abruptly canceled the most ambitious production of its coming season because of a financial disagreement with its biggest donor. "War and Peace," a $3-million production featuring the forces of the acclaimed Kirov Opera, was supposed to open Oct. 23 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
November 12, 2001 |
Just a year and a half into a new era under the artistic leadership of superstar tenor Placido Domingo, Los Angeles Opera is reshuffling its top administrative structure. In September, the opera's executive director and Domingo's co-equal, Ian White-Thomson, abruptly resigned. Now his job will be filled by an executive from the artistic side and another from the administrative side, who will jointly take over White-Thomson's post and report to Domingo.