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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2008 |
At the private New Roads School in Santa Monica, 20 families decided not to re-enroll in the fall because of financial nervousness. At Loyola High School near downtown, 40 families have come forward since the beginning of the school year seeking financial aid to help cover tuition costs, even as the school's endowment -- heavily invested in equities -- has taken a battering in the financial market.
March 11, 2011
'Battle: Los Angeles' MPAA rating: PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Playing: In general release
March 22, 2009 |
5605 Shenandoah Ave., Los Angeles 90056 Size: This 3,565-square-foot home in the Ladera Heights area has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. The 1959 two-story house sits on a roughly 9,600-square-foot lot. Agent description: The home has granite kitchen countertops, ceramic and wood floors, a wet bar and an aluminum steel roof.
March 22, 2012
Los Angeles International Flamenco Festival Where : Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach When : 8 p.m. Sat.; 7 p.m. Sun. Price : $35-$125 Info : (800) 595-4849; http://www.laflamencofestival.com Forever Flamenco Where : Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., L.A. When : 8 p.m. Sun. Price : $40 Info : (323) 663-1525; http://fountaintheatre.com/perform.html#Flamenco 'Kumpanía : Flamenco Los Angeles' Info : http://kumpaniamovie.com
April 25, 2012 |
Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman docu-play "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" is among the most durable artworks to emerge from the ashes of L.A.'s 1992 riots. Based on hours of interviews with about 300 people, the prismatic show was a tour de force in which Smith originally played more than 40 different characters, including then-Police Chief Daryl Gates, truck driver Reginald Denny, a former L.A. gang member and a Korean woman. "Twilight's" shifting points of view created moving and insightful multiple perspectives on one of the worst urban disasters in U.S. history.