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July 20, 2001 |
Calabasas City Council members said Thursday they were still trying to understand why Mayor Janice Lee had abruptly resigned from the panel during a meeting the night before. The council had just tackled its first agenda item Wednesday when an agitated Lee announced she was quitting and stormed out the door. "It was a shock the way she did it," Councilwoman Lesley Devine said. "One big explosion no one expected." Lee, who could not be reached for comment, won her council seat in March 1999.
May 3, 1991 |
Discovery's astronauts aimed a "Star Wars" research satellite at rocket fuel spewed in space Thursday, then snagged the craft and tucked it back into the shuttle's cargo bay. The seven astronauts quickly closed in on the satellite after the fuel observation. Minutes later, they used the ship's 50-foot mechanical arm to grab the probe. "We've got it!" shuttle commander Michael Coats shouted.
October 8, 2010 |
Brandon Weeden threw five touchdown passes, three of which ignited a second-half rally that boosted No. 22 Oklahoma State to a 54-28 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night at Lafayette, La. Weeden hit Michael Harrison for a 24-yard score and Hubert Anylam for a 22-yard touchdown in the first nine minutes of the third quarter as the Cowboys (5-0), after trailing, 21-17, at halftime, scored 24 points in the third quarter to take the lead for good. Weeden was 29 for 47 for 351 yards, while Justin Blackmon had a career-high 13 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns and Kendall Hunter rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown for the Cowboys.
April 13, 2007 |
In the last 18 months, CBS Radio has lost two of the most influential, provocative and lucrative talk show hosts in radio history. And with them, loads of money and profit. First, Howard Stern defected to satellite radio in December 2005. The shock jock's departure cost CBS an estimated $100 million in annual revenue and was a major reason behind the company's 7% drop in sales in 2006.
February 8, 2005 |
The music swelled, sounding the familiar first notes of the vintage charity hit "We Are the World." Then the lyrics kicked in -- a torrent of bad taste, ethnic slurs and cruel insults about the killer south Asia tsunami. The parody, aired during morning drive time on New York radio's WQHT-FM, lasted three short minutes.
July 8, 2012 |
In the wake of Paul Schimmel's departure as chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, much has been written about the museum. Given my long-standing relationship with MOCA, I would like to provide some background about the museum in an effort to set the record straight. In 1979, Los Angeles lacked a modern and contemporary art museum. Artists and collectors talked about starting a museum for years, but they couldn't make it happen. I was the founding chairman of the board of trustees at MOCA and was pleased to join with several others in creating the museum by persuading Mayor Tom Bradley to aggregate the funds developers were required to pay for art. He agreed to use the money to create MOCA's Grand Avenue building if we could raise $10 million for an endowment.
January 19, 2010 |
For a dozen years, Tim Conway Jr. played host on weeknights at the former talk station KLSX-FM (97.1) -- the outlet where he and colleagues including Howard Stern, Tom Leykis and Adam Carolla held court with lifestyle observations and ribald humor. But this week Conway takes over nights at KFI-AM (640), the conservative news-talk powerhouse that's always near the top of Los Angeles-Orange County ratings -- and he says he feels more at home. "It was a little more loose over there" at KLSX, said Conway, 46. "I actually enjoy the politics, the calls."
April 10, 2013 |
Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art has appointed three new trustees, including Bruce Karatz, the former chief executive of KB Homes who was convicted three years ago on four felony counts of failing to disclose the backdating of stock options. Also joining the board are prominent investor Stanley Gold and Beverly Hills attorney and art collector Orna Amir Wolens, who has been a member of the Hammer Museum's Hammer Circle support group. MOCA's announcement Wednesday that Karatz, Gold and Wolens had been elected to the board follows museum leaders' recent decision to remain independent rather than accept an offer from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to absorb MOCA.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2005 |
The warden at the state prison in Lancaster was removed from his job this week after officials learned that a sexually explicit comedy performance containing racially offensive material was presented to inmates earlier this year. Charles Michael Harrison was demoted to associate warden in the aftermath of the May 4 show after a guard complained to authorities in Sacramento. The whistleblower, Lt.
December 25, 2005 |
At halftime of Louisville's game against Detroit, a video of the Cardinal players' singing a particularly cringe-inducing version of the "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ran on the Freedom Hall scoreboard. It was the only really good laugh the No. 11 Cardinals enjoyed during their 56-48 victory Saturday.