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July 3, 2003 | Leslee Komaiko, Special to The Times
A writer and her secret Tuesday night, on the third floor of the Barnes & Noble store at the Grove, author Joie Davidow, looking tres summery in a gauzy lavender top and white cotton slacks, stepped up to the lectern to share a secret, one revealed in her new memoir, "Marked for Life" (Harmony Books, $22.95). About 60 people, mostly friends of Davidow's, showed up for the reading.
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July 3, 2003 | Leslee Komaiko, Special to The Times
A writer and her secret Tuesday night, on the third floor of the Barnes & Noble store at the Grove, author Joie Davidow, looking tres summery in a gauzy lavender top and white cotton slacks, stepped up to the lectern to share a secret, one revealed in her new memoir, "Marked for Life" (Harmony Books, $22.95). About 60 people, mostly friends of Davidow's, showed up for the reading.
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NEWS
September 27, 1992
Robert (Bob) La Brasca, senior and executive editor at L.A. Style magazine during a period when it became one of the most honored regional journals in the United States, has died. He was 49. La Brasca died Thursday while vacationing with his wife, Tara Fass, and their 2-year-old daughter, Jana, in New York City. He died of a heart attack. La Brasca had worked as cultural critic or editor on a variety of national and local publications, including the Madison Capital Times, Press Connection and L.
NEWS
June 18, 1989
The Liberty Hill Foundation will present its seventh annual Upton Sinclair award to the founders of LA Weekly. Joie Davidow, Jay Levin, Ginger Varney and Michael Ventura, journalists who started the weekly newspaper a decade ago, will be honored June 21 at a dinner at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The Liberty Hill Foundation is a charitable organization based in Santa Monica that gives seed-money grants to community and social action groups. The foundation is named for the spot near the harbor in San Pedro where muckraker and social activist Upton Sinclair was arrested in 1923 after reading the U.S. Constitution aloud to striking longshoremen.
NEWS
May 12, 1991
Brides have innumerable guides for planning the perfect wedding, but what do grooms have? Zip. Until now, that is. "The Groom's Survival Manual" by Michael R. Perry (Pocket Books) is a witty handbook for husbands-to-be that covers buying the ring, dealing with in-laws and planning the honeymoon. In the all-important chapter titled "Cold Feet," Perry calms the nervous groom who wonders, "Will I turn into Fred MacMurray?" and "What if my wife turns out to be a space alien?"
BUSINESS
May 11, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
L.A. Style, a trendy monthly magazine about the city's culture, life style and fashion, was sold Tuesday to American Express Publishing Co. for an undisclosed cash price. The sale was completed by L.A. Weekly, owner of the Hollywood publication, and Thomas O. Ryder, president of the publishing unit of American Express, which also produces Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine and New York Woman magazines.
NEWS
December 4, 1989 | RICHARD ROUILARD
Sally Struthers never misses a charity event benefiting kids. "I'm still a bleeding-heart liberal," Struthers insisted on Saturday night at the Black and White Ball, a benefit for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. "Also. . . ." Struthers took off her very high heels. "I'm very short." Indeed, Struthers was not a whole lot taller than some of the kids from the camp, who were having a good time in the Grand Ballroom of the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
NEWS
November 29, 1991 | GAILE ROBINSON
Paulina Porizkova was in town recently and Listen dropped in on the super-model/actress/wife-of-Cars-star Rick Ocasek at her hotel bungalow. The face that keeps many fashion magazines afloat, thanks to all her Estee Lauder ads, acknowledges her good looks with a self-deprecating shrug: "It's all in the genes. I was lucky." Take a look at the new Estee Lauder makeup video and you'll see that the gene pool runs deep: Paulina, her mother Anna and a young cousin are the make-over stars.
NEWS
June 21, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
The Scene: Fifth anniversary party of L.A. Style magazine Tuesday night. All the magazine's best friends--about 3,000 of them--came early and stayed late for what has developed into one of the finest annual people-watching opportunities. They also arrive hungry and leave stuffed based on what has turned into one of the year's most extensive foodie outings. --The Buzz: The people and the food.
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December 7, 1994 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What photographer Herb Ritts called "a swap meet with class" ended with an equally classy dinner Sunday night when Divine Design '94 came to a close. The five-day fund-raiser at the Pacific Design Center brought in $1.5 million for the AIDS charities Project Angel Food and DIFFA/LA (Design Institute Foundation for AIDS).
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