March 14, 2006 |
REMEMBER the leisure suit? Ever wonder what happened to that double-knit polyester outfit so popular with men of all ages, classes and lifestyles back in the 1970s? On one hand, you could say it turned out to be nothing more than a silly fad. But on the other hand, as Martin J. Smith and Patrick J.
March 16, 1997 |
A trip to the supermarket isn't quite what it used to be for Martin J. Smith. More than a decade has passed since the Tylenol poisonings of seven people in Chicago, and great strides have been made in tamper-resistant packaging. But how difficult would it be for some sicko to inject poison through the lid of a yogurt container? How safe is that carton of milk in the refrigerator? Or that innocent-looking slice of salami?
April 18, 2004
I learned to play golf using a set of old Ben Hogan wood-headed clubs ("The Toink! Heard 'Round the World," by Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger, March 28). I thought the Big Berthas were appalling when they came out. Not only are they hideous monstrosities, but they take all the skill out of the game. There's no way you can miss when using those things. Give me a set of old-school wooden heads; they require skill. Jenn Fujikawa Redondo Beach
October 29, 1997
Martin J. Smith said he's stepping down as editor of Orange Coast magazine by the end of the year to focus on his fiction writing. Smith, 41, editor of the 23-year-old lifestyle publication since April 1994, will continue as the magazine's editor-at-large. He is working on his third book, to follow the release last March of the suspense novel "Time Release" and another book due in June. Publisher Ruth Ko said she hopes to name Smith's successor within a few weeks.
September 27, 1999
ARCHITECTURE Architect Wallace Cunningham discusses his work and influences. Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th. St. 12:30 p.m. today. (714) 564-5625. AUTHOR Author Martin J. Smith visits the Mystery Reading Group at Barnes & Noble at the Marketplace, 13712 Jamboree Road, Tustin. 7 p.m. Tuesday. (714) 508-9707. SENIORS Seniors can watch "The Prince of Egypt." Westminster Senior Center, 8200 Westminster Blvd. 9:30 a.m. today. Free. (714) 895-2878.
October 14, 2003 |
This handy 80-page guide, an update of a classic published in the '60s by Sierra hand Wheelock, offers helpful how-to sections on preparation, gear, essential supplies, permits and rules, plus chapters on Whitney's first explorers, its geology, flora and fauna, and a mile-by-mile trail breakdown. If your goal is a bit steeper than the main Whitney Trail, there's advice on moonlight ascents and more technical climbs, with route illustrations.