December 11, 1990 |
Food and Drug Administration officials have criticized Pfizer Inc.'s program to warn doctors about the company's potentially defective heart valve, contending that the national alert looks more like junk mail than an urgent message about a life-and-death issue. "The whole package has the appearance of slick promotional material for a new product rather than a notice about an important public health issue," Joseph S. Arcarese, an FDA training director, said in a Dec. 4 letter to Pfizer officials.
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July 19, 1996 |
A six-week investigation into the actions of El Segundo Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Wernick concludes that she sexually harassed colleagues and created a hostile work environment. The results of the investigation, released Wednesday night by City Atty. Lee Dolley, did not mention who had been harassed or provide details on the allegations, but recommended that Wernick be instructed on what is acceptable conduct.
April 10, 1989 |
"The Crucible" at South Coast Repertory, "Fences" at the Doolittle Theatre and "El Salvador" at the Gnu Theatre were awarded top honors by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle on Sunday. Each show garnered four awards, including one each for distinguished production, 1988. South Coast Repertory led all Los Angeles and Orange County theaters with five awards. The Los Angeles Theatre Center and the Pasadena Playhouse tied with three awards each. International City Theatre's "Distant Fires" and "South Central Rain," presented by the Pacific Theatre Ensemble at the Tamarind Theatre, each received two. There were no other multiple winners.
April 25, 2007 |
For all those critics who fretted over "24's" seeming lack of a social conscience, Monday night's episode (midnight to 1 a.m.) could only have been good news. Here, finally, the show that glorified torture and made a mockery of due process was confronting a truly important life lesson: the danger of dating in the workplace.
March 23, 1993 |
Robert E. Wycoff will step down as Arco's president and chief operating officer in a management change that includes the retirement of three top vice presidents, the company said Monday. Wycoff, 62, will be replaced June 1 by Mike R. Bowlin, now Arco's executive vice president. The changes are part of a management succession strategy developed in recent years, said Lodwrick M. Cook, Arco's chairman and chief executive officer. Cook is scheduled to retire in 1995.
May 2, 1991 |
There is a line in "The Rug Merchants of Chaos" that says it all--about the desperate characters in this latest Ronald Ribman play and about the human condition as a whole: "Everything in our lives is hanging so delicately between tragedy and farce." So is Ribman's new play. The statement is, of course, particularly true of the two American couples fleeing Cape Town who are the focus of this tragifarce that opened Sunday at the Pasadena Playhouse's Balcony Theatre.
April 19, 1988 |
In the wake of the Bee Gees, "Crocodile Dundee," Mel Gibson and Olivia Newton-John, jazz has just entered the U.S. as the latest significant Aussie export. It takes the form of the Australian Jazz Orchestra, a specially assembled 13-man ensemble organized under the auspices of the Australian Bicentennial Authority.
October 27, 1987
Arco has announced the election of two executive vice presidents and a senior vice president and a realignment of reporting relationships of certain operating companies. Ronald J. Arnault, currently senior vice president, will become executive vice president. Arnault will remain chief financial officer. James A. Middleton, currently senior vice president, will become executive vice president. Middleton will remain president of Arco Oil and Gas Co., with headquarters in Dallas.
October 16, 1990 |
No one will accuse Des McAnuff of wanting for imagination. Following his witty staging of "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum" this summer, he has now delivered a Shakespearean semi-equivalent to cap the season at the La Jolla Playhouse. It is "Twelfth Night," that comedy of star-crossed twins and star-crossed lovers, that opened Sunday as an outrageous hodge-podge of periods, plunkings, pictures and pranks. The jokes are on every level. The lyricism . . . that's another matter.
October 7, 2000 |
In tribute, Anke Bettenfeld, a nurse from Germany, came to the hillside tomb singing "Roadhouse Blues." She wanted to leave a can of beer as a sign of remembrance, but the guard told her to put it back in her bag. So instead, the 22-year-old woman with strawberry-red dyed hair thoughtfully smoked a cigarette while gazing on the grave. Meanwhile, a closed-circuit TV camera hidden in a street light monitored her and other pilgrims who were arriving.