April 30, 1989 |
I used to think I knew a few things. Always managed to earn a good living for my family. Sometimes I even finish a crossword puzzle, providing it isn't too hard. Along the way, a man has to get accustomed to accepting constructive criticism--from fellow workers, superiors and customers. Keeps you from getting too self-satisfied. But certain things have been happening lately that make me wonder if perhaps I shouldn't have tried a career other than business. Not long ago, I was engaged in the many transactions that accompany buying and moving into a new house.
September 25, 1986 |
Eleanor Cooper of Laguna Hills has raced around all over Orange County in her search for individual poker chip holders ; she needs eight of them. Can you help Cooper get a good deal, or will she be buffaloed by four pairs of chip holders that just aren't in the cards?
July 23, 1987 |
R. Kutner of West Hollywood wants to know where he can get a restringing for a string painting that has loosened. Can you help before Kutner feels completely at loose ends, or will he wind up being so strung out he'll never be in the picture again? Muriel Arnold of Pasadena has two domestic difficulties. She needs to find an Englander mattress , and she wants to get hold of some System Royal walnut shelves.
August 12, 2009 |
Is anyone still unclear on the concept of the blog? Self-publishing on the Internet is the short answer, with millions of bloggers creating endless variations on the theme. There's the news blog, the politics blog, the travel blog, photo blogs, family blogs, humor blogs and, a natural for the form, the personal journal. That's what Katie Kampenfelt is writing when we meet her in the opening pages of Allison Burnett's canny third novel, "Undiscovered Gyrl." Katie's enough of a techie to have been enrolled in computer camp the summer before high school, but already so troubled by her parents' divorce that she wound up in a psych ward instead.
February 4, 2013 |
"Drugs had destroyed my body and my mind and my spirit. I could no longer experience happiness or surprise. I couldn't remember the last time I felt spontaneous joy. Why was I even alive?" Josh Hamilton in his autobiography, "Beyond Belief" WESTLAKE, Texas -- It was 2 a.m. when Josh Hamilton, strung out on crack cocaine, his once-robust 6-foot-4, 230-pound body withered to 180 pounds, most of his $3.96-million signing bonus squandered on booze and drugs, staggered up the steps to his grandmother's house in Raleigh, N.C. Homeless, dirty and barely coherent, Hamilton was a few days removed from a suicide attempt -- an overdose of pills -- and in the fourth year of a harrowing drug addiction that caused the former can't-miss prospect to be banned from baseball for three full seasons.
HOME & GARDEN
May 10, 2007
LOVE the article on new bed technology ["Memory Foam Mattress? That's So Last Night," May 3]. Very informative and helpful. Too bad we didn't have it three weeks ago when we bought our expensive Simmons mattress. You should do a follow-up article about sheets. Our mattress is 17 inches thick and a California King. I purchased the appropriate sheets for deep mattresses; however, the flat sheets are not adjusted for the deep mattress, and I cannot tuck the ends under. When will the industry formulate a new size for the flat sheets?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2004 |
A fire that apparently started in an electrical panel destroyed a mattress warehouse Friday afternoon. Sparks from the panel ignited nearby mattresses about 4 p.m., and flames swept swiftly through the 8,000-square-foot building at Central Avenue and 134th Street, fire officials said. Firefighters couldn't quell the blaze, which burned the structure to the ground. No damage estimate was immediately available. Eight employees in the building escaped unharmed, officials said.
January 19, 1986 |
"It's one of those low-budget, sexist, exploitative women's prison movies. The kind with a lesbian gang." That's how Kin Shriner matter-of-factly described "Angels Behind Bars," in which he plays a sleazy, bearded prison warden "who more or less serves some of the women behind bars--you know?" It's set for release this year. (Shriner also will be seen in a small role in the upcoming "Red Dragon.") Shriner knows all about playing bad guys.