June 9, 1996
Reprints of the 25th annual Los Angeles Times survey of residential building in Southern California are now available. Orders may be sent to: Builders Survey Reprints, Classified Advertising, 8th Floor, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053. The cost is $6 a copy.
February 26, 2002 |
Maria Erspamer loaded the big white rental truck with her belongings, stowed her cats, Pumpkin and Foxy, and slid onto the passenger seat next to an old friend. Then they headed east on the Santa Monica Freeway. Los Angeles was soon in the rearview mirror. Erspamer felt giddy. She had liked being a free-lance advertising writer and novice surfer, liked her funky digs three blocks from the ocean in Venice, liked her clever, irony-armored entertainment industry friends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1990 |
A free class on sexual abuse of children and adolescents is being offered to county residents at Cypress College. The instructor, Valerie Bradford, is a professional counselor with a graduate degree in social work from USC. She has a private practice in Orange. Most class members have either been victims of sexual abuse themselves or have been affected by the impact of abuse on others. Of all substance abusers, 80% have been victims of sexual abuse, Bradford said.
July 30, 2013 |
Veteran Hollywood marketer Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been elected the first African American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars each year. Isaacs, a longtime academy insider who most recently held the job of first vice president, will serve a one-year term with eligibility to stay in the role for three additional years. She was elected Tuesday evening over governor Rob Friedman, Lionsgate motion picture group co-chair, by the academy's 48-member board of governors.
April 3, 1989 |
Is slower growth on the horizon? A new UCLA economic forecast highlights five forces that could lead to a less robust California economy in the near future. Some have special significance for Los Angeles: * The high cost of housing. Areas of urban, coastal California are increasingly unaffordable for people with average incomes. Since 1985, prices of existing homes have soared 40% in the state, with even higher escalation in Los Angeles County. * Traffic congestion.