CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1992 |
He was the boy in the box, confined by the sadistic headmaster of a military school in Washington state who later was convicted of abusing the children in his care. For nearly five months when he was 8 years old, John Jennings' only companion was a mouse and his own imagination, which comforted him with visions of silent pastures and crystal raindrops splattering on a windowsill. That terrifying experience 35 years ago helped forge Jennings into the artist he is today.
March 14, 2004 |
When designer John Jennings and his wife, landscape architect Sasha Tarnopolsky, decided to remodel their 1927 Mar Vista bungalow, they moved into their two-car garage for a year. It was supposed to be a temporary solution, but it took on a life of its own. But first they had to make the stucco-and-wood structure habitable. "The doors were so warped you had to yank to open them," Jennings says. "The building sagged so badly that when you stood on the roof the whole structure rocked."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1996
A 32-year-old man died Sunday from injuries he suffered Thursday when he was thrown from his pickup truck during a traffic accident, officials said. Bernard John Jennings was driving west on Camino de Los Mares at Calle Agua about 11:20 a.m. Thursday when he clipped a van while trying to maneuver around it, said supervising Deputy Coroner Ted Sullivan. Jennings was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, Sullivan said.
April 4, 1988 |
The U.S. may have suffered in Calgary, but in Galway, Ireland, American dancers won gold and silver medals at the 19th World Irish Dancing Championships, which ended yesterday. John Jennings, from the Golden School of Irish dancing in New York, won the world title in the competition for 17-19-year-old boys, with second place going to another New Yorker, Neill Reagan, of the Irish Free dance school. The event drew more than 4,000 participants from nine countries.
September 11, 1994 |
** 1/2; VARIOUS ARTISTS, "Red Hot + Country" ( Mercury ) The fourth entry in the "Red Hot" series of AIDS benefit albums is a sort of square-dance mosh pit, with a colliding cast of commercial hotshots (Billy Ray Cyrus, Brooks & Dunn), all-timers (Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton), cult figures (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Nanci Griffith) and sub-cult names (Wilco, the successor of the admired indie duo Uncle Tupelo).