May 13, 2013 |
In December 2009, Ken Ilgunas went public as a van-dwelling graduate student in a widely circulated essay on Salon. Playing off the 1990's man-living-in-a-van-down-by-the-river sketch from "Saturday Night Live," he confessed that to avoid crushing student debt, he'd been camping out in his van while getting a graduate degree at Duke University. How he came exactly to that juncture -- specifically, a university parking lot -- is explained and explored in "Walden on Wheels," Ilgunas' first book.
September 13, 2012 |
No need to bone up on the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith before attending "The Book of Mormon" at the Pantages Theatre. Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that risqué "Sesame Street" for theater-loving adults, "Avenue Q. " In other words, leave the kids at home with a baby-sitter, or child-protective services might be knocking at your door. Built for the irreverent Gen X faithful, all those aging slackers (myself among them)
October 27, 1996 |
He was one of the first Americans to achieve stardom at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The year was 1925, and baritone Lawrence Tibbett, Bakersfield-born and a singer at the Met since 1923, was appearing as Ford in "Falstaff." The New York Times heralded the response as "quite without precendent," as the audience stamped its feet, and cheered, preventing the show from going on until Tibbett took a solo bow after Ford's jealousy monologue. "This scene," the Times reported, "Mr.
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March 31, 2013 |
Irvine police arrested a man for allegedly selling prescription drugs Friday, concluding a three-month investigation. Detectives arrested Anaheim resident Anthony Risberg, 37, for sales and transportation of a controlled substance and weapons violations, police said. Police said detectives witnessed Risberg selling drugs and then arrested him. His bail was set at $25,000. After the arrest, detectives searched Risberg's vehicle and found about 150 oxycodone pills, two loaded handguns and two magazines for a weapon not in the vehicle.
March 20, 1987
The Federal Reserve Board reported that the nation's basic money supply, known as M1, rose to a seasonally adjusted $738.7 billion from a revised $738.2 billion the previous week. M1 includes cash in circulation, deposits in checking accounts and non-bank travelers checks.
February 20, 1987
The Federal Reserve Board reported that the basic money supply, known as M1, fell to a seasonally adjusted $734.2 billion in the week ended Feb. 9 from a revised $736.8 billion the previous week. M1 includes cash in circulation, deposits in checking accounts and non-bank travelers checks. The previous week's figure originally was estimated by the Fed at $736.9 billion. For the latest 13 weeks, M1 averaged $729.7 billion, a 19.1% seasonally adjusted annual rate of gain from the previous 13