January 7, 2001
There is only one solution to the chronically rude who flake on their social commitments ("Unburdened by Manners," by Martin Booe, Nov. 26). The death penalty. Harsh? Hardly. There are simply too many people living in Southern California and it's time we start thinning the herd. I can think of no better place to start than with those inconsiderate louts who cannot honor their word. Let's RSVP them a date with the Grim Reaper. Rich Siegel Culver City Why don't people hold their no-shows accountable by calling them and asking, "What happened?
August 30, 1990 |
Three fans of a British rock band performing on the late night television show "Into the Night" rushed the stage during Wednesday's taping, prompting a security guard to draw his gun, a spokesman said. Michael Levine, spokesman for host Rick Dees, said the entire episode was captured by video cameras and shown on the show which was broadcast Wednesday night on ABC. Members of The Mission/U.K., described as a "gothic rock" band with a youthful following, were performing during the 5:30 p.m.
December 8, 1988
A revival of the Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production of Verdi's "Falstaff," with Pilar Lorengar, Marilyn Horne and Thomas Stewart, opens the San Francisco Opera 1989 fall season Sept. 8.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1994 |
A lineup of 14 different reggae bands is scheduled to appear this weekend at Oxnard's first Reggae Jam on the Coast at College Park. Popular acts including the San Diego-based band Big Mountain, the Jamaican ensemble Toots and the Maytals, and Nigerian guitarist King Sunny Ade are scheduled to perform. Concert producer Michael Levine said he picked the Oxnard site after attending this year's Strawberry Festival.
HOME & GARDEN
March 10, 2005 |
Love it or leave it: If it's cheesy, it will look cheesy. You have to live with it in your home, so you have to love it. Buying something just because it's a good deal is a mistake. Fabric fix: The more fabric in a room, the richer it looks. A throw on a couch, extra material in curtains or nice fabric in drapes gives a feeling of opulence. Make it count: Plopping down a lot of things simply clutters and cheapens a room. Instead, invest in one significant piece that takes over the room.
March 29, 1998
Erika Schnicke, project coordinator: "Heart of Yoga," by T.K. Desikachar (Inner Traditions). "Peace, power and clarity are what yoga teaches and what ancient societies used to keep their communities well. Yoga may be an ancient practice, but Desikachar shows how this wisdom is vitally applicable in our world." **** Alison Martino, television producer: "Foods That Heal," by Maureen Salaman (MKS).
January 22, 2014 |
SEATTLE - The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the northwest coast of Alaska in the near future. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the Interior Department did not properly evaluate the impact of oil development in the Chukchi Sea when it sold more than $2.6 billion in development leases in the environmentally sensitive area in 2008.