CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2008 |
Los Angeles television news fixtures Harold Greene and Ann Martin will leave the anchor desks at KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 when their contracts expire in May, and about a dozen fellow staffers behind and in front of the camera have received pink slips at the sister CBS-affiliate stations. The layoffs were effective Monday and coincided with widespread layoffs at CBS affiliates nationwide, including San Francisco and New York.
January 22, 2011 |
Marines tell of snipers who fire from "murder holes" cut into mud-walled compounds. Fighters who lie in wait in trenches dug around rough farmhouses clustered together for protection. Farmers who seem to tip the Taliban to the outsiders' every movement , often with signals that sound like birdcalls. When the Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment , deployed to the Sangin district of Afghanistan's Helmand province in late September, the British soldiers who had preceded them warned the Americans that the Taliban would be waiting nearly everywhere for a chance to kill them.
March 31, 2013 |
Mother-daughter designing duo Marie and Kelly Gray are back in business together with a new label called Grayse, eight years after stepping down from their day-to-day duties at St. John when a private equity firm bought the company and cleaned house in a rebranding effort that famously also involved hiring Angelina Jolie as spokesmodel and alienating hordes of loyal customers. Although St. John is best known for creating the conservative, Crayola-colored knit suit uniform worn by a generation of women in the go-go 1980s and '90s, Grayse taps into the more recent trend of casual luxury and seasonless, day-to-night dressing.
November 3, 1994
David Caruso's final appearance on "NYPD Blue" Tuesday night helped generate the highest ratings in the show's history, ABC reported Wednesday. The police drama was seen by about 28.8 million people, ABC said, representing 34% of the available audience. The episode ended with Caruso's character, Det. John Kelly, being transferred to a desk job in another precinct--a move necessitated by Caruso's decision to leave the series to pursue a movie career.
May 18, 1985 |
The British Foreign Office said Friday that it has protested to Saudi Arabia the flogging of a British engineer who is jailed there for making beer and wine. John Kelly, from Bristol, west of London, received 50 lashes with a cane Thursday and will be given 200 more blows before his 2 1/2-year sentence is over, a Foreign Office spokesman said.
September 22, 1999 |
Online grocery and drugstore company WebVan Group Inc. has tapped Andersen Consulting's managing partner and chief executive, George Shaheen, as its chief executive, effective immediately. Shaheen, 54, is a 30-year veteran of Andersen. The global management and technology consulting firm promoted John Kelly as interim managing partner and chief executive. Louis Borders, founder and current CEO of Foster City, Calif.-based WebVan, will continue as chairman.