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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2001
Re John Phillips' March 19 obituary: In 1968, my maternal grandmother was in the hospital (now known as Cedars-Sinai) being treated for a deadly heart condition. My parents had parked their car in a lot, but when they were leaving, saw that the lot (and their car) were locked up for the night. From a small house next door, a man overheard their dismay, came out and asked if he could help. They explained their situation, told him of my grandmother's imminent death, and he immediately offered them a ride home.
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February 11, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Jillian Barberie, whose stints at KTTV Fox 11 and KTLA Channel 5 were clouded by clashes with colleagues, brash behavior and low ratings, has finally gotten a new gig - on radio. Barberie will host a new afternoon show on TalkRadio 790 KABC AM where she will be joined by another KABC personality, John Phillips. "Mid-Day LA with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips" will debut Monday and air weekdays from noon to 3 p.m as part of the local station's recently launched lineup. After an 18-year run on KTTV's "Good Day L.A. " where she worked as a weathercaster, lifestyle reporter and co-anchor, Barberie left the station in 2012 after being yanked off the anchor desk.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 | RICHARD CROMELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Phillips, the singer-songwriter-arranger who led the Mamas and the Papas to the forefront of pop music in the mid-1960s and helped define the California sound and spirit, died Sunday. Phillips, who received a liver transplant in 1992, died of heart failure at UCLA Medical Center. He was 65. The Mamas and the Papas--Phillips, his wife, Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty and Cass Elliot-- made the Top 10 in 1966 with their first single, "California Dreamin'.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Scott McKenzie, whose 1967 hit single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" captured the spirit of the '60s flower-power movement and became a generational touchstone, has died. He was 73. McKenzie died Saturday at his home in Silver Lake, said Matt Pook, a longtime friend and neighbor. A statement on McKenzie's website said he had been ill with Guillain Barre syndrome, a disease affecting the nervous system. "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair," McKenzie gently sang in his biggest hit, written by his longtime friend, John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Scott McKenzie, whose 1967 hit single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" captured the spirit of the '60s flower-power movement and became a generational touchstone, has died. He was 73. McKenzie died Saturday at his home in Silver Lake, said Matt Pook, a longtime friend and neighbor. A statement on McKenzie's website said he had been ill with Guillain Barre syndrome, a disease affecting the nervous system. "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair," McKenzie gently sang in his biggest hit, written by his longtime friend, John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas.
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September 21, 1986 | Julia Cameron, Cameron is a Chicago-based writer and film maker. and
It is difficult to imagine a couple more exquisitely designed to torment each other than John "Papa" Phillips and his once-upon-a-two-timing wife, "Mama" Michelle. Reading their simultaneously released autobiographies, "Papa John" (his) and "California Dreamin' " (hers), is like reading the transcripts in a divorce trial.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Jillian Barberie, whose stints at KTTV Fox 11 and KTLA Channel 5 were clouded by clashes with colleagues, brash behavior and low ratings, has finally gotten a new gig - on radio. Barberie will host a new afternoon show on TalkRadio 790 KABC AM where she will be joined by another KABC personality, John Phillips. "Mid-Day LA with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips" will debut Monday and air weekdays from noon to 3 p.m as part of the local station's recently launched lineup. After an 18-year run on KTTV's "Good Day L.A. " where she worked as a weathercaster, lifestyle reporter and co-anchor, Barberie left the station in 2012 after being yanked off the anchor desk.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Death and even "Destruction" were reasons for celebration rather than commiseration Tuesday night at the Roxy, the scene of a musically and emotionally powerful rock 'n' roll wake for the Mamas and the Papas leader John Phillips, who died March 18 of heart failure at 65.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fans of the Mamas & the Papas are in for a big surprise with the new solo album from group founder and songwriter John Phillips--an album released just weeks after Phillips died of heart failure at 65. In place of the gorgeously complex harmonizing and endearing folk-rock sound that were the Mamas & the Papas' hallmark, Phillips' "Pay Pack & Follow" is a raw, ragged, hard-rocking outing that sounds like a lost album by the Rolling Stones.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2009 | Associated Press
Former child star Mackenzie Phillips said Wednesday that she had a decade-long sexual relationship with her father, pop superstar John Phillips, who also taught her how to roll joints and injected her with cocaine. Mackenzie Phillips, 49, writes in her new book, "High on Arrival," that she had sex with her father on the night before she was to get married in 1979 at age 19. John Phillips, who died in 2001, was the leader of the 1960s group the Mamas and the Papas. She said on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," in an interview that aired Wednesday, that the sexual relationship with her father ended when she became pregnant and didn't know who had fathered the child.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2010 | By Gregg Barrios, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire A Tejano Elegy John Phillip Santos Viking: 280 pp., $25.95 John Phillip Santos went in search of his Mexican father's indigenous roots in his 1999 National Book Award finalist, "Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation." That book's solid narrative thread and magnificent storytelling rescued the forgotten history of a Tejano family. But it was only half of the story. In "The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire: A Tejano Elegy," Santos sets out to explore his maternal ancestors' origins in Old World Spain and their long-forgotten voyage to the New World: "I would be born at the intersection between the bloodlines of the Mundo Viejo and the Mundo Nuevo, already well within the drift streams of the great Mexican mestizaje, the mixing of the peoples of the world that began in Nueva EspaƱa."
HOME & GARDEN
October 3, 2009 | Emily Young
Susan and Derek Pippert live in a classic Greene & Greene home in Pasadena that has always attracted plenty of admirers. But the old frontyard? Not so much. Only after the couple replaced that ho-hum rectangle of grass with a painstakingly detailed, Craftsman-style landscape did the garden do justice to the house. The Pipperts once deemed Arts and Crafts homes too dark and dreary for their taste. But with three stories and more than 60 windows, the bright and cheerful 1906 chalet-style Craftsman known as the John Bakewell Phillips house changed their minds.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2009 | Associated Press
Actress Bijou Phillips said she knew her half-sister Mackenzie Phillips had consensual sex with their father, Mamas and the Papas leader John Phillips. In a statement read by Oprah Winfrey on her talk show Friday, Bijou Phillips said she was 13 years old when Mackenzie Phillips told her about the sexual relationship. Bijou Phillips, now 29, said the news was confusing and scary. Mackenzie Phillips was a guest on the show for the second time this week to promote her new book, "High on Arrival," in which she details the relationship with her father.
SPORTS
January 22, 2005
The Clippers, Barry Hecker and J.A. Adande are to be congratulated for providing us with the touching story of cancer-ridden 7-year-old Trevor Hansen [Jan. 16], who had the opportunity to sit on the Clipper bench and then meet his hero Shaq. It's one of the best sports stories of the year. John Phillips Westlake Village
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fans of the Mamas & the Papas are in for a big surprise with the new solo album from group founder and songwriter John Phillips--an album released just weeks after Phillips died of heart failure at 65. In place of the gorgeously complex harmonizing and endearing folk-rock sound that were the Mamas & the Papas' hallmark, Phillips' "Pay Pack & Follow" is a raw, ragged, hard-rocking outing that sounds like a lost album by the Rolling Stones.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Death and even "Destruction" were reasons for celebration rather than commiseration Tuesday night at the Roxy, the scene of a musically and emotionally powerful rock 'n' roll wake for the Mamas and the Papas leader John Phillips, who died March 18 of heart failure at 65.
SPORTS
January 22, 2005
The Clippers, Barry Hecker and J.A. Adande are to be congratulated for providing us with the touching story of cancer-ridden 7-year-old Trevor Hansen [Jan. 16], who had the opportunity to sit on the Clipper bench and then meet his hero Shaq. It's one of the best sports stories of the year. John Phillips Westlake Village
NEWS
April 22, 1987
A bride whose limousine was struck on the way to her wedding reception died without ever knowing her husband and his best man had died in the crash. Carol Zagorsky Phillips, 24, of North Massapequa, N.Y., died at the Nassau County Medical Center, a spokesman said. She had been unconscious since the April 4 crash. Her sister, Debra Zagorsky, 22, the maid of honor, was also injured. The husband, Peter Phillips, 21, and his brother, John Phillips, 29, the best man, were killed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2001
Re John Phillips' March 19 obituary: In 1968, my maternal grandmother was in the hospital (now known as Cedars-Sinai) being treated for a deadly heart condition. My parents had parked their car in a lot, but when they were leaving, saw that the lot (and their car) were locked up for the night. From a small house next door, a man overheard their dismay, came out and asked if he could help. They explained their situation, told him of my grandmother's imminent death, and he immediately offered them a ride home.
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