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May 18, 1989 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, Times Staff Writer
One day before bearing her third child, Kim Chun Hwa made a small concession to maternity. She took a break from her grueling routine of diving in the frigid waters for sea urchin, octopus and abalone. She was back in her wet suit two weeks later, though, leaving her infant daughter at home to join other village women harvesting the fertile seabeds with primitive tools and lung power. That was 13 years ago, not long after the heyday of the henyo , literally the "women of the sea."
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After news reports surfaced last week that Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of "The Little Mermaid," media outlets and fans quickly began speculating that Emma Watson, who worked with Coppola on "The Bling Ring," would be an ideal candidate for the title role. Now Watson, who is making the rounds promoting the biblical epic "Noah," has addressed the casting rumors. At the "Noah" premiere in New York on Thursday, the 23-year-old actress told Variety she's a longtime fan of the 1989 Disney animated version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
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SCIENCE
July 5, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Science Now blog
In one of its more head-turning posts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced -- wait for it -- that there is no evidence that mermaids are real. I hope you were sitting down, if you have the legs to do so. If you have a fishtail, you'd better go ahead and pop right out of existence. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this post is why NOAA, a U.S. scientific agency, would want to weigh in on these mythical creatures any more than they'd want to expound on the potential atmospheric perturbations caused by Santa Claus' countless Christmas Eve flights around the globe.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Director Sofia Coppola has frequently explored the ennui and existential crises of the beautiful and well-to-do, including Scarlett Johansson's drifting college graduate in "Lost in Translation," Kirsten Dunst's stifled princess in "Marie Antoinette" and Stephen Dorff's blase actor in "Somewhere. " Now she is negotiating to helm a live-action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale "The Little Mermaid," the story of a sea creature chafing against her life of looking lovely and swimming aimlessly about, according to Deadline Hollywood . Caroline Thompson ("Edward Scissorhands")
NEWS
August 26, 1990 | ROBERT WOODWARD, REUTERS
Environmentalists depressed about rain forest destruction and ozone depletion can turn to northern Australia for solace. "Mermaids" are thriving in the warm waters off the Great Barrier Reef. Twenty years ago scientists feared the dugong, a saltwater mammal whose shyness and size gave rise to the mermaid legends, was so rare it was heading the way of the dodo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1992 | Associated Press
They say politics is life in a fishbowl. But Richmond City Councilwoman Donna Powers' nude dips as a moonlighting mermaid in a nightclub aquarium have some constituents grumbling that she's a fish out of water. Powers, who was "Dolphina" at San Francisco's venerable Bimbo's 365 Club long before she tested the political waters, isn't about to abandon her bowl. Powers doesn't actually get into a bowl. She reclines on a black velvet couch in a room below the bar.
NEWS
April 17, 1985 | JACK SMITH
A woman who evidently spends a lot more time in supermarket lines than I do has sent me a list of headlines from recent supermarket tabloids. It is a fine list of wonders, and justifies her vigilance. "So fascinated have I become by those headlines," writes Katharine M. Cashman of La Canada, "that I now choose the longest line in the supermarket rather than the shortest, thus gaining more time not only to read them, but also to copy them into a small notebook." Evidently, Mrs.
SPORTS
March 13, 1993
At least Mr. Eisner didn't call them the Little Mermaids. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda
SPORTS
March 7, 1993
At least Mr. Eisner didn't call them the Little Mermaids. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2011 | By Valerie Miner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Red Garden A Novel Alice Hoffman Crown: 275 pp., $25 "The Red Garden" is a fantastical history of Blackwell, Mass., from 1750 to the present, replete with intermarried families, melancholic bears and altruistic mermaids. If you have trouble with bears and mermaids, this just isn't your kind of book, for Alice Hoffman is a star in the burgeoning field of fairy-tale literary fiction. A novel-in-stories, "The Red Garden" presents fables in dated, chronological order, beginning with William Brady's catastrophic expedition to the Berkshire frontier ?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
A new Stone Age children's comedy and a Disney classic have debuted at the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart. "The Croods," the DreamWorks computer-animated movie about a prehistoric family, was the top-selling title in its first week in release after bringing in big numbers at the box office earlier this year. The movie, distributed by 20th Century Fox, drew more than $187 million in ticket sales domestically and $585 million worldwide. In second place was the new Diamond Edition of Disney's 1989 hit "The Little Mermaid.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
For many parents of young children, the battle over limiting little ones' time with iPads and other mobile devices is difficult and seemingly unending. They can serve as fantastic baby sitters in a pinch, but the soulless gaze they can prompt in children can be downright terrifying. A number of scientific studies have raised red flags; this summer Public Health England, for instance, warned that children who spend more time watching screens tend to have higher levels of emotional distress, anxiety and depression.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2013 | By Scott Collins
"Mako Mermaids" may look like the CW teen drama that never was, but it could give Hollywood more Netflix nervosa when it starts Friday on the streaming service.  A spin-off of an Australian show called "H2O: Just Add Water," the teens-as-mermaids series is the latest in Netflix's inaugural year of original programs, preceded by Emmy-nominated fare that is already shaking up older legacy networks. The Netflix lineup includes fare like the political drama "House of Cards" and the revived version of "Arrested Development.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Netflix is doubling down on exclusive programming for children, adding '"Mako Mermaids," a spin-off of the popular Australian teen drama about mermaids "H2O: Just Add Water. " "Mako Mermaids" is set to premiere July 26 on Netflix, returning viewers to the fictional Mako Island, where the three teenage girls entered a magical cave and underwent their transformation in the original series. The seemingly improbable premise of "H2O" connected with teens around the world -- the series was distributed in more than 120 countries.  The show's popularity on Netflix prompted the streaming service to strike a deal with Jonathan M. Shiff Productions for exclusive rights to the distribute the 26-episode spin-off series, "Mako Mermaids," in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordics.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Last year, Animal Planet aired the "docufiction" special "Mermaids: The Body Found" and grabbed the cable channel's strongest ratings since the death of Steve Irwin in 2006. So it's no surprise that last weekend, they returned to the ocean for "Mermaids: The New Evidence. " What is surprising is that this follow-up special netted Animal Planet's largest audience ever. About 3.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the special, which claimed to have never-before-seen footage taken of the mermaids in the Greenland Sea. Both "Mermaids" specials were hoaxes, designed to look like real documentaries.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By Amy Benfer
NEW YORK - Michelle Tea has been a horoscope writer, an activist and a sex worker. She never graduated from college, but she has written a novel, a poetry collection and four memoirs - one of which, "Valencia," is being made into an independent film by 21 filmmakers. As co-founder of the literary performance group Sister Spit, she's led troupes of performance poets and artists across the United States and Europe. On a Sunday afternoon at a Polish restaurant in lower Manhattan, over a plate of pierogis and vegetarian borscht, she describes what might be her most unlikely project yet: a trilogy of young adult novels about a "radical Polish mermaid," the first of which, "Mermaid in Chelsea Creek" (McSweeney's McMullens, $19.95)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2012 | By David Pagel
“Salty Air,” Allison Schulnik's third solo show at Mark Moore Gallery, is an indiscriminate extravaganza that shows the L.A. artist at her very best and very worst. The difference between Schulnik's stop-motion movie and her paintings of ugly mermaids and ghoulish sailors is so extreme that it seems her talents are unequally distributed between moving and still images. But that is not the case. Six shell-shaped sculptures, seven mid-size still lifes and several small gouaches reveal that Schulnik's capacity to pit attraction against repulsion is not limited to “Mound,” her melancholic movie in which lumps of clay come to life and turn to mush, their brief life spans eliciting sympathies that resonate long after the credits roll.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Against the advice of the city's legal counsel, the Planning Commission on Thursday night denied a permit for what would have been the city's first topless bar. Saying they believe the bar, Mermaids, would generate traffic and parking problems in the area southeast of John Wayne Airport, the commissioners voted 4 to 2 against granting the permit. Their vote came after Assistant City Atty.
NEWS
May 9, 2013 | By Caroline Ryder
Members of L.A.'s film music elite mingled with weather-beaten eco-warrior sailors and neo Edwardian fashionistas amid costumes from Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" Tuesday night at the multi-textured unveiling of musician-arranger-composer Ysanne Spevack's ambitious music-fashion-film-beauty concept, the Coldwater Project. There are many layers to Spevack's Coldwater Project, but in a nutshell, it's a collection of 13 songs, each with accompanying short film, charity affiliate and brand sponsor.  It's a novel way to approach an album release but one that reflects the do-it-yourself, collaborative-yet-individualized spirit of our times.  “The lesson of this entire album is to just be yourself,” explained Spevack, wearing a powder pink Alexander McQueen silk chiffon dress and custom-made shoes by high society shoe designer Terry de Havilland, who had reached out to Spevack and asked her to be his “shoe muse.” Guests included director James Eckhart (brother of Aaron)
NEWS
April 6, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Little Mermaid Smoke House is recalling its Smoked Herring and Pickled Herring because the viscera of the fish were not removed and the products now pose a risk of contamination by Clostridium botulinum , according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Botulism bacteria can cause life-threatening illness and consumers are warned not to eat the products even if they don't look or smell spoiled. The recalled products are manufactured by Little Mermaid Smoke House and were distributed in California.
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