CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1998 |
Authorities evacuated about 700 people from a south Oxnard industrial center and nearby mobile home park Wednesday after two military-issue metal drums marked "high explosives" were found in a vacant lot. After a lengthy investigation, a bomb squad determined the barrels were empty--but not before many business owners in the Channel Islands Business Park told employees to take the afternoon off.
January 21, 1993 |
Having brought out a frozen fast-food-style French fry, Ore-Ida is test marketing frozen mashed potatoes that include small lumps for home-made authenticity. Don't Bother to Wrap It, I'll Eat It Here The Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange, a commodities trading institution, has announced a proposal to deal in Cheddar cheese futures, where you agree to buy (or sell) 40,000 pounds of cheese at a particular price on a particular date.
August 23, 2004 |
The first time Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger walked into the original Gold's Gym in Venice, in 1968, its legendary proprietor greeted the young bodybuilder warmly: "Arnold, anything you want, it's yours." But Joe Gold wasn't done. He quickly added: "You're just a stupid farmer from Austria and you got a balloon belly. It will take us a year to work on that. "Hey, you need an apartment? "You need a car?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2003 |
The morning that the campaign press corps had been waiting for began long before the 10 a.m. start time. The lobby of the Westin hotel near Los Angeles International Airport seemed as quiet as a Wednesday morning might be. But around the corner, outside Grand Ballroom A, the corridor rumbled with the anticipation of about 160 journalists from around the world.
July 16, 1987 |
Her body has yet to acquire the likeness of a statue, but the self-proclaimed Greek body-building goddess of Signal Hill envisions the day it will. Fortified with motivation and 2,000 calories a day, Stella Keriotis lifts weights and waits for her muscles to become as developed as her dreams. "I want to be the best in the sport," Keriotis said at a recent Pro Muscle Management Inc. body-building camp at Loyola Marymount University, where she went by the name Stella Starr.
March 2, 1989 |
From the moment he built his first crude barbells out of parts found in a junkyard more than 50 years ago, Joe Weider dreamed of power. He was 13, rail-thin, living in a gang-infested Montreal ghetto. Beaten up more than once, he feared traveling from one neighborhood to the next. Lifting weights, he hoped, would change all that. But Weider did not stop at building his biceps. Body building swept him up, he recalls now, "like a religious fervor."