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November 10, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's tax on alcoholic beverages, which has not been increased for decades, will skyrocket under a "nickel-a-drink" initiative unveiled Thursday by a coalition of alcohol treatment, trauma care and law enforcement groups. Taking on one of the state's most powerful industries, backers of the tax hike said their measure will raise $800 million a year and force drinkers to pay a larger share of the state's cost of alcohol-related problems.
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December 9, 2009
For "Lights, Camera . . . " we ask a craftsperson to talk about a specific scene in his or her latest film. This week, John DeLuca John DeLuca , producer and choreographer of "Nine," talks about creating the kicky go-go dance for Kate Hudson. Enter Guido Contini ( Daniel Day-Lewis), world famous Italian filmmaker. Guido makes films that challenge him and his audience. Enter Stephanie (Kate Hudson), American fashion journalist and avid fan of Guido Contini's movies -- but for all the wrong reasons.
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NEWS
December 9, 2009
For "Lights, Camera . . . " we ask a craftsperson to talk about a specific scene in his or her latest film. This week, John DeLuca John DeLuca , producer and choreographer of "Nine," talks about creating the kicky go-go dance for Kate Hudson. Enter Guido Contini ( Daniel Day-Lewis), world famous Italian filmmaker. Guido makes films that challenge him and his audience. Enter Stephanie (Kate Hudson), American fashion journalist and avid fan of Guido Contini's movies -- but for all the wrong reasons.
NEWS
November 10, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's tax on alcoholic beverages, which has not been increased for decades, will skyrocket under a "nickel-a-drink" initiative unveiled Thursday by a coalition of alcohol treatment, trauma care and law enforcement groups. Taking on one of the state's most powerful industries, backers of the tax hike said their measure will raise $800 million a year and force drinkers to pay a larger share of the state's cost of alcohol-related problems.
SPORTS
January 30, 1993
It was nice to see that Cal State Long Beach finally made the front page of last Tuesday's edition, but it was typical to downgrade the victory by mentioning old news (Saturday's loss to Virginia Commonwealth). Let's give Seth Greenberg's team the credit it deserves. Look out, Jim Harrick: the Beach owns L.A. JOHN DeLUCA San Pedro
BUSINESS
February 5, 1999 | Associated Press
The Clinton administration plans to propose changes in existing wine labels that would include references to the health effects of drinking wine. The Treasury Department is expected to announce the proposed new wording for the labels today, according to a senior administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "I think it's a very major accomplishment," said John DeLuca, president of the San Francisco-based Wine Institute.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2007 | John Horn
They won the best picture Oscar with 2002's blockbuster "Chicago," and now director Rob Marshall and producer Harvey Weinstein plan to adapt another hit Broadway musical for the screen. This time the production is "Nine," which won the Tony for best musical. The Weinstein Co. said Thursday that Marshall will direct the adaptation, with Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist for the original 1982 production, reprising his songwriting roles.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2003 | John Horn
If only she were singing "Having My Baby." A tremendously pregnant Catherine Zeta-Jones has agreed to perform in Sunday's Academy Awards, joining Queen Latifah in singing "Chicago's" nominated song, "I Move On." The John Kander and Fred Ebb tune had been performed in the movie musical by Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger, but Zellweger declined to perform in front of the Oscars' global television audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1993 | RAY LOYND
The musical comedy "Romance Romance," videotaped in its original theatrical form, brings the Broadway theater to TV in "Clairol on Broadway" (6 and 10 tonight on A&E). The first of a series of performing arts showcases designed to share the theatergoing experience, this 1988 Tony-nominated show was staged by the Old Globe in San Diego in 1989 but never made it to Los Angeles, which is not hard to understand.
FOOD
February 26, 2003 | Corie Brown
FRED Franzia appears to be the flip side to the gentlemanly leading figures of California wine: Robert Mondavi, 89, the elder statesman who commands everyone's respect, and Ernest Gallo, the 94-year-old patriarch who wields the most serious economic might. But in fact, Franzia is from one of the oldest wine families in California and a nephew of Gallo's. "The Franzia family was second- or third-rate compared to Gallo," says Michael Mondavi, Robert's son and Franzia's friend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Brother Timothy Diener, a prominent and pioneering California vintner who was the winemaker for Christian Brothers for many years after the end of Prohibition, has died. He was 94. Diener, who was born Anthony George Diener, died Tuesday at the Christian Brothers Mont La Salle novitiate in Napa, Calif. He had retired in 1989 when the Brothers of the Christian Schools sold its wine- and brandy-making operation to the Heublein Fine Wine Group.
BUSINESS
September 28, 1988 | Associated Press
A group of Washington lobbyists have formed the capital-based National Vintners Assn. to promote, service and represent in Congress the wine interests of the 43-wine-producing states, including California. Besides representing about 1,300 wineries in this country, the group is also targeting for membership thousands more wine-grape growers at the start of the production chain, NVA Executive Director Richard Feeney said.
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