January 28, 1998 |
Wearing a tasseled pink and black Chinese jacket, as proud as any Italian grandmother to acknowledge her many family members present, flashing the smile made famous on Art Linkletter's TV show "House Party," Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson was honored for her contribution to the Los Angeles Music Center Education Division. She has co-chaired the group since its 1979 inception, leading it to provide more than 12 million children with arts experiences.
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December 6, 2009 |
William A. Wilson, a Los Angeles businessman and a member of President Reagan's "kitchen cabinet" who was appointed the first U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, has died. He was 95. Wilson died early Saturday in Carmel Valley, Calif., where he had a home, his daughter Marcia Wilson Hobbs said. He had cancer. "I am deeply saddened at the death of Bill Wilson," former First Lady Nancy Reagan said Saturday in a statement. "He was a dear friend for many years and a close advisor to my husband."
July 8, 1993 |
Why have black tie if you can have purple tie? Purple is more fun. That's what fashionable dynamo Patricia Kennedy, chairwoman of the Joffrey Ballet's upcoming "Purple Tie" gala, decided. A peripatetic traveler, she's in town stimulating excitement for the inaugural performance of "Billboards" with music by Prince on July 21 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. There will be only five performances here. The ballet opens this week in San Francisco after Iowa City, Washington and Chicago.
September 28, 1997 |
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino is different from most institutions. It boasts expansive lawns, arbors, gardens galore--hundreds of charming locations for interesting parties. Last year's summer ball was bathed in golden light as guests danced around the tombs of Arabella and Henry Huntington. This year's ball, on the last night of summer with a big moon and twinkly stars, focused on the Australian gardens. Groves of eucalyptus formed a stately circle.
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December 16, 1986 |
The board of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. will hire a controller and take other measures to guard against a recurrence of several fiscal irregularities that an internal investigation has uncovered, association officials said Monday. Among those irregularities was the purchase of a $5,500 watch by the president of the association, a paid staff member, on the credit card provided to her for business use, according to Thomas R. Tellefsen, chairman of the board of the association.
August 27, 1992 |
We're jealous, particularly after receiving Jennifer Diener's letter and photos about festivities surrounding supporters of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Salzburg, Austria, last week. The co-chairman (with her husband, Royce) of the Salzburg Celebration Committee noted, "Having a wonderful time. Peter Sellars spoke to our group today about the opera we will see tonight. L.A. Phil had a great concert with Esa-Pekka Salonen last night. Weather is hot but sunny and beautiful.