CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2011 |
Louis Borick, the founder and longtime chairman of Van Nuys-headquartered Superior Industries International, one of the world's largest manufacturers of aluminum wheels for the automotive industry, has died. He was 87. Borick died of natural causes Monday, two days before his 88th birthday, at his home in Beverly Hills, said his son, Steven. A onetime used-car salesman who sold his half of a business that made clear plastic seat covers in St. Paul, Minn., before moving to Encino in 1956, Borick founded Superior Industries in a 4,000-square-foot plant in North Hollywood a year later.
April 8, 1989 |
The day has long since passed when one could say that "the sun never sets on the British Empire." This week, Old Sol sank a little lower on the cultural horizon of Southland Anglophiles with word that after Wednesday, the popular BBC-TV series "EastEnders" will no longer be shown locally. KOCE Channel 50, the Orange County public television station with exclusive Southern California rights to "EastEnders," won't pick up the next package of 165 episodes of the British soap because "we can't afford it," the station's program director said this week.
September 17, 1992 |
Popular music is back in the courtroom--on a murder charge. Six weeks after Time Warner Inc. and Ice-T pulled the controversial "Cop Killer" song off the market, an unprecedented legal battle over another album released by a Time Warner subsidiary promises to reopen the bitter national debate over artistic expression, free speech and corporate responsibility.
February 24, 1999
1. "How To Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia, with more than 1,500 recipes. Last Week: 3 Weeks on List: 22 2. "Kitchen Sessions With Charlie Trotter" by Charlie Trotter (Ten Speed Press, $29.95). Companion volume to Trotter's TV show focuses on preparing fine cuisine at home. Last Week: 7 Weeks on List: 3 3. "The Pie and Pastry Bible" by Rose Levy Beranbaum (Scribner, $35).
October 19, 1992 |
Most people who read about the lawsuit being brought against black rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur by Linda Sue Davidson ("Testing the Limits," Calendar, Oct. 13) probably had the same initial reaction I did: Here we go again. We have, after all, trudged through these muddy waters before.
November 1, 1986 |
The little box had that brave but forlorn look of grade school shop. Screwdriver dents in the wood. Lopsided sandpapering. Ancient varnish congealed to yellow-orange. This schoolboy primitive would cost me. "You know," I said to a salesperson at the Antique Mart in Sherman Oaks, "I'm probably the only bozo in California who would pay $35 for this." "That," she said, with kindly humor, "is what the antique business is all about." True.