March 6, 2008 |
In 1978, at age 23, Jeffrey Vallance bought a whole chicken at Ralphs, named it Blinky and buried it at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park with a funeral service and gravestone. Since then, that same performance art piece has grown beyond Vallance's wildest expectations. On the 10th anniversary, Vallance hired a lawyer, doctor and scientist to conduct an exhumation. And on the 20th, university students attempted to start a Blinky festival with tributes, honors and, of course, merchandise. Now, beginning Saturday, the Track 16 Gallery is hosting a 30th anniversary, which includes a Vallance-designed chapel-reliquary, relics and five contiguous Vallance-curated solo exhibitions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1998
Oak View resident Jeffrey L. Moreno died unexpectedly Thursday. He was 46. Moreno was born July 21, 1952, in Ventura and was a lifelong county resident. He graduated from Ventura High School in 1970. Moreno worked as an operating engineer for 25 years and was employed by Sully Miller Construction Co. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 12, his family said. Moreno enjoyed hunting, barbecues and spending time with friends.
May 16, 2000
Tribune Co. executive Jeffrey Johnson has been named senior vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles Times, effective immediately. He will be responsible for production, regional operations, distribution and technology and systems for The Times, reporting to Times' Publisher and President John Puerner. Johnson's appointment to the newly created position is the latest in a series of management changes at The Times since its parent, Times Mirror Co.
January 10, 1985 |
Jeffrey Jones, the elevated (6-foot-4), auburn-haired New York actor who portrays the Emperor Joseph in the Milos Forman film "Amadeus," committed the grandest of larcenies, innocently stealing scenes from Mozart, Salieri and a large ensemble of talented character players.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1986 |
A tearful Encino man who was once a multimillionaire architect to the shah of Iran was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Monday for conspiring to illegally export $4 million in military radios and spare parts from the United States to the Iranian government of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. U. S. District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler also ordered the man, Khosrow Shakib, 43, to pay a $10,000 fine and to undergo counseling for severe depression.
February 22, 1998 |
In 10 years, C. Michael Greene has transformed the Grammy Awards from a minor industry ritual into the global television event airing Wednesday night before an audience of 1.5 billion. Along the way, the 49-year-old Greene, chief executive of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, has transformed himself into one of the most powerful and controversial figures in the music industry. Once a struggling Atlanta saxophonist, Greene now lives in a $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2000
Joyce "Rocky" Flint, 64, the mother of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer who worked in the field of HIV and AIDS treatment in the Fresno area. A Wisconsin native with a master's degree in counseling, Flint moved to Fresno in the late 1980s, managing a retirement residence before becoming a case manager for the Central Valley AIDS Team in 1991. The same year, her son Jeffrey was arrested and admitted killing 17 young men and boys in Milwaukee, mutilating the victims and cannibalizing some of them.
April 15, 1990 |
A man apparently distraught over the death early Saturday morning of his father at the Mission Bay Memorial Hospital returned with a handgun later in the day and sprayed the emergency room with bullets, police said, killing a nurse and a hospital trainee and wounding two others--a doctor and the father of a patient. The man identified by police as Bradford Warren Powers Jr., 46, of La Jolla, called police from a pay phone about an hour after the 5 p.m. shooting and turned himself in.
October 16, 2013 |
Jeffrey Deitch says his next move in the art world following his premature exit as director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art will happen in New York City: a bid to create a “hybrid” between a museum mounting exhibitions geared to a broad general audience, and a gallery that doesn't have to deal with the complex institutional issues that come with running a nonprofit museum. “I'm more interested in the exhibition project than the institution,” Deitch said Tuesday after engaging in a public conversation about creativity and entrepreneurship with fellow guest Michael Chow, known for making visual artists and their work part of the fabric of his Mr. Chow Chinese restaurants, and host Steven Lavine, president of California Institute of the Arts.
October 19, 2013 |
Legal wrangling between Spanish-language radio star Eduardo "Piolín" Sotelo and six former staff members dialed up this week with new allegations of harassment and boorish behavior. The former staffers worked with Sotelo when he hosted his wildly popular "Piolín por la Mañana" program on Univision Radio. However, the staffers were let go long before Sotelo's program was abruptly canceled by the Spanish-language media conglomerate on July 22. Sotelo sued the group of ex-staff members in Los Angeles County Superior Court in late August, alleging they had banded together to try to extort as much as $4.9 million from him. In response, lawyers for the group filed a lengthy motion on Oct. 15, asking a judge to strike Sotelo's lawsuit.