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.
November 27, 1999 |
It's show time at the old Elgin Opera House, and Sammy's come to town. But watch out: He's got the .30-caliber Ruger Blackhawk slung on his hip. The last time Sammy came to the opera house, the story goes, a John Wayne movie was playing. Sammy got so excited when an Indian sneaked out from behind a rock that he opened fire on the screen. Asked to confirm the story, Sam Horrell only smiles. But the Ruger goes everywhere with him.
March 21, 1999 |
All your exes live in Texas. So you won't take the job there. But the man of your dreams is in Ely, Nev., just off Route 50--"The Loneliest Road in America." That's where you should go to work. But wait. If you stay here (even though you're not sure you like the city), you could make partner in a year or so. Then again, you really love San Francisco. Hiking on weekends, near the water, great road trips, cool people . . . maybe you should just move there and then look for a job.
November 26, 1991 |
Less than three weeks after basketball superstar Magic Johnson shocked the world by announcing he had contracted the virus that causes AIDS, the specter of the disease has hit the rock-music community. Even before the death Sunday of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, however, music figures were reassessing their lifestyles in a field that long took pride in the slogan "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1990 |
In a city that seems to have no seasons, summer might be expected to pass on by like every other part of the year--a few degrees hotter, perhaps, but otherwise just another uneventful stretch of time. Instead, the onset of summer--which starts today--triggers a multitude of programmed responses in Angelenos that simply do not compute in any other part of the year. Natives flee, replaced by strangers who cannot fathom why anyone would ever want to leave.
November 8, 1994 |
Jose Albeiro Espinosa spent more than two years in a trance killing people in Medellin. He shot them from bicycles, motorcycles and cars. He killed them as a gang member and hired assassin. "We were blind," he recalls, "on cocaine, pills or marijuana, without thought or compassion. We would kill one, two, three, four people and then realize the next day what we had done. Then we would keep killing, because we knew someone was going to come for revenge."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1991 |
The drought has come to Shangri-La--or, at least, to Hugh Hefner's version of it. Playboy Mansion groundskeepers are throttling back on the 25,000 gallons a day that have made Hefner's Holmby Hills estate one of the most well-watered residences in a city where the average homeowner consumes around 400 gallons a day. They've installed the first low-flow toilet--and now at night they are going to turn off the waterfalls.