December 10, 1989
The findings of today's Los Angeles Times Poll, which suggests that Southern Californians in general are willing to tolerate substantial life style and economic inconveniences for the sake of the environment, are in striking contrast to the results of the 1989 Orange County Annual Survey, released last Monday. Both polls did show that residents living in Los Angeles and Orange counties agree that their quality of life has declined.
June 19, 1990 |
Ultimately, it is the individual commuter making a decision to somehow change his or her commute, who is going to have the greatest impact on our transportation picture. --State of the Commute Report, May, 1990 For Brad Confer, administrative staff assistant for the West Hollywood City Council, the moment of decision occurred six months ago when his 1979 Buick broke down, again, on Sunset Boulevard during rush hour. "It just died on the street and I'd had enough," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1996 |
Fire ants follow a prim and proper social system in their native Argentina. But in America, they turn into hippies, forming communes where unrelated queens share nests and everybody helps raise the kids, according to entomologist Kenneth Ross of the University of Georgia. Unlike the Argentina ant, the fire ant in the United States has no natural enemies, Ross wrote in the April 2 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1991 |
Authorities threw a different kind of book--Emily Post--at some young lawbreakers when 39 car thieves, drug dealers and gang members got a chance to attend the prom they missed in high school. After weeks of learning to cut meat with a knife and being told that it's not proper to talk about gangs at dinner, inmates from county probation camps put on donated gowns and military-style uniforms Wednesday and danced until their feet hurt at the Desert Inn in Lancaster.
August 21, 1990 |
"Minnie 'n Me, Songs Just for Girls," the first release from Walt Disney Records' new live-artist recording division, is due out today on CD and cassette. Accompanied by a massive merchandising of Minnie Mouse-themed product, it's not just an album, it's a "lifestyle campaign," according to Mark Jaffe, vice president in charge of the division.
September 17, 2001 |
A decade ago, if you admitted to having an organic lifestyle, you might have been labeled a granola-eating kook. These days the phrase "organic lifestyle" has taken on a certain cachet. It suggests you have the money to buy produce at one of the upscale natural foods supermarkets, use expensive cosmetics such as the plant-based Aveda line, and wear supermodel Christy Turlington's yoga-inspired sportswear from Saks Fifth Avenue.
June 7, 1991 |
Gilbert Delgado coaches Little League now. Debbie, his wife, is a devoted mother whose world revolves around her two young children. But here in their lawyer's office, the attractive, well-dressed Santa Ana couple are sobbing and literally clinging to each other as they relive a time five years ago when life was different and a lot of mistakes were made.
November 7, 1994 |
It's always a bit disconcerting when you realize that if someone looked up the word gay in the dictionary, he or she might find your picture there with the words "archetypal homosexual" written underneath it. It could happen. I say this because the other day I was leafing through a copy of "The Unofficial Gay Manual," a new tongue-in-cheek guide to gay life written by Kevin Dilallo and Jack Krumholtz, and came across a list of 18 films every gay man should see. I've seen 16 of them.
May 25, 2008 |
There's no conniving Amanda Woodward -- Heather Locklear's "Melrose Place" character -- in the building. Not yet, anyway. But residents of the Rob Clark, a new condo conversion in West Hollywood, say life there often imitates the campy '90s TV show where the overwrought dramas of successful, wildly attractive twentysomethings played out inside an L.A. apartment complex.
December 1, 1997 |
Like so many dreams that come and go here, this one began with the harvest under a brutal sky. It was a late afternoon in August, 103 degrees outside, and the boys from the McFarland High cross-country team had been at it since 5 in the morning. They had spent the day in long sleeves and bandannas working without words alongside their parents deep in the fields. They were spread across farms for miles around, but the toil did not vary. They stooped and crawled.