April 28, 2004 |
Just weeks after it went on the air, liberal talk-radio network Air America Radio has lost its co-founder and chief executive as well as its top programming and operations executive. The departures come after weeks of start-up problems for the limited-distribution network, which features entertainers Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo and was launched with a barrage of promotion at the end of March.
March 23, 1986 |
Technology used to save premature babies might also be used to save fetuses that have been aborted, but scientists and bioethicists question whether abortion laws should be changed to reflect the scientific advances. "One of my concerns, looking at the new technology with regard to abortion, is that it is just part of the balancing act in an emotionally charged issue," said Joyce Bermel of the Hastings Center Report, a journal of bioethics.
August 29, 1991 |
After interviewing 16 police officers and more than 30 witnesses, investigators have found no evidence of police wrongdoing during a violent altercation with a family of picnickers in Brookside Park. "At this point, no disciplinary issues have surfaced," Police Chief Jerry Oliver said Tuesday before briefing the City Council in closed session.
July 14, 1998 |
Through a combination of fund-raising efforts and deep cuts in staffing and other overhead, the financially ailing Opera Pacific has accounted for $1.2 million toward its Aug. 31 goal of $1.7 million, Martin Hubbard, interim executive director, said Monday. "I've been very encouraged," Hubbard said. "But we have a lot still to do." The company hopes to raise another $20,000 at a fund-raising luncheon hosted by famed American opera star Beverly Sills at 11:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 |
Development dominated local elections Tuesday, with opponents of a massive housing project near Calabasas and foes of large commercial development in San Fernando victorious. In complete unofficial returns, incumbents James Bozajian and Lesley Devine were reelected to the Calabasas City Council. The third candidate elected out of a field of seven was newcomer Michael Harrison. All three oppose the Ahmanson Ranch housing development.
February 17, 1994 |
Allen Ginsberg is a great camera subject, but he's mostly been a subject in documentaries about other people, like Jack Kerouac or William Burroughs. "The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg," directed by Jerry Aronson, redresses the balance. It's a deeply affectionate portrait of the poet-guru, and the affection seems appropriate to Ginsberg's becalmed, hypersensitive presence.
November 10, 1994 |
To the strains of James Brown's "I Feel Good," Rush Limbaugh switched on his "gloat-o-meter" Wednesday and proceeded, well, to gloat. Gleefully recounting the Republican takeover of both houses of Congress, the conservative radio personality hailed "one of the most massive shifts to the right in any country in any year since the history of civilization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2001 |
It was billed as a consensus-building workshop, and the questions on the table were: Should the future Calabasas Civic Center be raised up, set back from the street, have a distinctive tower or what? City Council members and planning commissioners seemed to answer: Raise it up, but not too high, set it back, but not too far, and, by all means, include a tower or some other strong vertical element. Wednesday night's workshop lasted more than three hours, but progress was made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2004 |
A group of environmental organizations filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday aimed at blocking construction of the final portion of a 14-mile project to add two fences along the U.S.-Mexico border to thwart drug smuggling and illegal immigration. The lawsuit asserts that the project will needlessly destroy sensitive habitat in the region near the Tijuana Estuary, home to 87 plant and animal species.