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August 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
August 6, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY
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.
March 10, 2005 | Maryann Hammers
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.
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?
May 13, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
An estimated 340,000 Ford Super Duty pickup trucks are the subject of a federal investigation into potential loss of steering in the vehicles. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration said it opened the investigation on May 7 to look into complaints that the trucks' steering gear box can fail, leading to “a complete loss of steering control.” The issue affects only Ford's F250 and F350 Super Duty pickup trucks from model year...
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).
September 25, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - Six months after federal officials chastised Shell Oil for its faulty offshore drilling operations in the Arctic, the company has yet to explain what safeguards it has put in place or when it plans to resume exploring for oil in the vulnerable region. Shell's 2012 return to offshore Arctic exploration after a generation away was marred by high-profile problems, including hefty fines for polluting the air and a drilling rig that ran aground. The company canceled its 2013 drilling season, and its 2014 operations are in question.
October 23, 1988 | Craig Modderno
Need some tinseltown nostalgia for the 25th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination Nov. 22? It's available from Levine/Schneider Public Relations, which issued a press release aimed at getting a bit of ink for a few clients: "Some of Hollywood's most prominent celebrities share their memories of where they were on that fateful day." Five of the firm's 60 clients reveal their 1963 remembrances.
March 28, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Jeff Lipsky is a seminal figure in independent film distribution, having helped bring the work of such now-revered directors as John Cassavetes and Mike Leigh to broader audiences. Though still a distributor - putting out recent films such as "Barbara" and "Sister" - he has over the past few years ramped up his output as a filmmaker himself. Putting aside his business sense, he has set out to write and direct a series of idiosyncratic, slightly perverse and personal films. With the latest, "Molly's Theory of Relativity," Lipsky presents a story with a theatrically heightened sense of reality (it could easily be a play)
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