October 5, 2006 |
THE girl on screen is petite, almost boyish, with cropped blond hair and black-framed glasses. "Mount Washington, a seemingly peaceful neighborhood smack-dab in the middle of fast-paced Highland Park," she says. "Full of Vietnam survivors, stray cats, speed addicts and sorcerers. The only home I've ever had," she concludes wistfully. The girl is 16-year-old Anabel Curry, and her short film, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?
December 3, 2006 |
AS my father remembers it, the first trip from Mexico to downtown Los Angeles was cramped. He left his hometown of Jomulquillo, Zacatecas, in 1968 on a bus headed for Tijuana. Two days later, he reached the border town. There, he and three other men paid two San Clemente hippie girls $50 apiece one Friday morning so they could squeeze into the trunk of a Chevrolet. The hippies crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with their cargo that afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1996
We asked readers to tell us what they want in a new stadium or arena ("If We Build It, Will They Come?", Dec. 12) and they spoke loud and clear on one priority: better access. In particular, proximity to mass transit, or at least better control of traffic and easier parking. Others e-mailed new features they would like or suggested locations. One ex-Raider fan with a long memory simply tore out a map of the San Gabriel Valley, drew an X over Irwindale and scrawled: Build Stadium Here.
April 2, 2009 |
Perched high above downtown Los Angeles, a bohemian group of architects, artists and aficionados are gathering on the rooftop terrace of the Standard hotel this week to kick off L.A Art Weekend with a five-day blog-a-thon dedicated to architecture and urban planning. This marathon session called Postopolis, which began Tuesday, brings together six international bloggers to host a series of discussions, interviews, panels and presentations with 40 participants from the worlds of geology, landscaping, publishing and music.
February 19, 1990 |
Nadia Comaneci confirmed rumors that she tried to kill herself at age 15 by drinking bleach, according to Life magazine's March issue. Comaneci said she was hospitalized for two days and was "glad because I didn't have to go to the gym," according to the magazine. It had been rumored, and the 1984 film "Nadia" indicated, that Comaneci attempted suicide at the height of her fame in 1977 after scoring perfect 10s in the Montreal Olympics in 1976. She had denied the rumors, however.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1995
Los Angeles has put some teeth in an ordinance that made it illegal to steal bottles, cans and other items from the city's curbside recycling bins. The City Council voted Wednesday to spend $64,000 to step up enforcement of the city's anti-scavenging ordinance, earmarking $15,000 for a police crackdown in the West San Fernando Valley and setting aside $49,000 for a possible expansion of the police patrols citywide.
January 11, 2007
Re "Roots of anger," Current, Jan. 7 Tanya K. Hernandez's piece is filled with sweeping generalizations and accusations. She is way off when she refers to the killings and assaults by Latino gang members on unsuspecting African Americans as a "Latino ethnic cleansing of African Americans from multiracial neighborhoods." The people who are committing these horrendous acts are not representative of the Latino community. These delinquents are gang members. It is mind-boggling that Hernandez came up with the ignorant conclusion that the entire Latino culture is to blame.
June 27, 1987
Regarding Kristine McKenna's commentary on the opening of the exhibit of John Lennon's art in Beverly Hills ("An Artless Exhibit of Lennon," June 22), I really respect Mrs. Yoko Ono Lennon. She's endured a lot of suffering over the decades. She has donated much money to charities and tries to live a quiet life, and once in a while she'll emerge for a charity or Lennon promotion. This was one of those times. McKenna's article did Ono no justice or honor with phrases such as "Pope Yoko."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2006 |
James Butler Jr. turned to Sam Kellerman when he needed help, and Kellerman gave it, opening up his Hollywood apartment when Butler, a disgraced former boxer, needed a place to stay while training for a comeback. But on Monday, Butler admitted bludgeoning Kellerman to death in 2004 with a hammer, then setting a fire in the apartment. Prosecutors presented no motive for the slaying and declined to comment before Butler's sentencing.