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January 17, 1987
I was saddened by the death of John D. MacDonald, author of the Travis McGee detective series. But my friends and co-workers who have not read any of his Travis McGee books or his hundreds of other writings are beginning to look at me strangely when I try to talk about my sadness. After all, I affectionately refer to the Travis McGee books as "my favorite tacky detective series" and recognize that most of them were written with a similar formula. How do I express my feelings about the death of an author I've read on and off for half my life?
February 21, 2013
Some of the same singers and musicians who were honored at the Grammy Awards 10 days ago picked up more trophies in London at the Brit Awards. Frank Ocean was named international male solo artist, the Black Keys won as international group, and Mumford & Sons collected the award for British group. Chanteuse Emeli Sandé took the first award of the Wednesday evening event at the 02 Arena, for British female artist, and the last, album, for "Our Version of Events. " Adele won the British single prize for her James Bond theme "Skyfall.
May 11, 2013 |
On these beautiful, lazy mornings of late spring, brunch beckons like the promised land. Bring a couple of good friends (or your mom), sit in the sunshine and catch up over a relaxed meal. We're not talking giant buffets but carefully prepared, seasonal dishes. I don't indulge often, but whenever I do, I leave with a feeling of well-being that leaves a glow on the rest of the day. A.O.C. Reserve a table in the romantic garden at A.O.C.'s new digs (the former Orso). Bougainvillea nods over the garden wall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2013 |
A Saudi royal princess did not appear in court Monday on human trafficking charges, drawing a rebuke from an Orange County judge who said “I expect her to be here” for future hearings. Meshael Alayban, 42, is charged with forcing a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant, toiling long hours for little pay. Orange County Superior Court Judge Gerald Johnston said he was concerned that the princess did not show up in court, but could not find anything in the court record to indicate that her presence for the hearing had been ordered.
December 19, 2008 |
I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood. How deeply Jewish is Hollywood?
January 14, 2014 |
MAKENA STATE PARK, Hawaii - After a record year of attacks across the Hawaii archipelago, sharks were not far from Colin Dececco's mind as the sun went down on the long white strip of sand here on a recent Sunday evening. He and his daughter had had a close encounter with a reef shark while swimming around the rocky cove at the north end of Makena's Big Beach that morning. Now, watching a spear fisherman haul in his catch as they strolled by the same spot at sunset, they heard a splash at the edge of his net. It was an 8-foot tiger shark, one of the most aggressive shark species in Hawaii's waters and the likely culprit for many of the 14 attacks in 2013, eight of which occurred around Maui, near Makena's beaches and elsewhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1994 |
An Anaheim man was one of two men killed Sunday night when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from a private airstrip on Shaw Island, San Juan County Sheriff William G. Cumming said. Killed in the crash of the Beechcraft Baron BE-58 were C. Larry Cornelius, 39, of Anaheim and the plane's registered owner, Edward C. Darling, 38, of Bellingham, the sheriff's office reported.
August 13, 1992 |
Racing's first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 lives here, just to the side of a county road winding toward Cottonwood Cove, down past the town cemetery to the softball field, where the sign reads: "Cross at your own risk." Cross the sandy wash, and more than likely you will find Louie Meyer--winner of the 1928, 1933 and 1936 Indy 500s--sitting on his porch, soaking up the dry warmth of a 100-plus-degree desert day.