July 15, 2004 |
TV series creator Steven Bochco, two producers and the CBS network are seeking $750,000 in legal fees from a Los Angeles hair-care entrepreneur and his wife who had accused them of stealing the idea for the defunct drama "City of Angels." A federal jury in Los Angeles last month ruled against Jerome C. Metcalf and his wife, Laurie, in the lawsuit they filed against the network, Bochco and producers Nicholas Wooton and Paris Barclay.
April 14, 2000 |
For years, parents sat through ABC's "TGIF" block with their kids on Friday nights, watching such comedies as "Full House" and "Family Matters." If the jokes often seemed lame, parents at least felt secure the shows conveyed morals and messages, meaning little tykes weren't going to see anything that would put them in therapy.
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January 20, 1999 |
Four off-duty Corona firefighters, at least three of whom were Orange County residents, perished early Tuesday when their single-engine aircraft crashed and burned in rugged country near Chino Hills State Park. The four, with Michael A. Chantry of San Clemente as pilot, had taken off from Corona Municipal Airport for a long-planned ski vacation at Lake Tahoe. A witness called authorities shortly before 5 a.m.
May 23, 1997 |
A Laguna Hills securities broker-turned-fugitive was indicted Thursday in a second wave of prosecutions against so-called rogue brokers accused of preying on seniors, widows and other vulnerable investors. Henry Clay Maxwell, 27, was accused by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles of defrauding an elderly victim of $280,000 in securities and transferring the proceeds to accounts in New York City, South Carolina and the Bahamas.
September 19, 1996 |
UCLA scored a long-awaited and badly needed recruiting point Wednesday night when point guard Baron Davis, of Santa Monica Crossroads High, announced he would attend UCLA next year. Considered by most observers to be one of the best 10 prospects in the nation heading into his senior season, the 6-foot-1 Davis, who scheduled--then recently canceled--trips to Duke and Kansas, said the decision was uncomplicated.
July 30, 1995 |
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) got plenty of attention when he scolded Hollywood about sex and violence in movies, TV and pop music. But, as The Times reports today (see Page A1), Dole's comments aren't changing the face of show business. Yet. The creative and business powerbrokers will tell you they've always been thoughful about what they produce.
March 23, 1994 |
Two Orange County businessmen were having dinner last year when the conversation turned to John Wooden. That was no surprise. One, Randy Ryan, is a former vice chairman of the John R. Wooden Awards, and the other, J.T. Visbal, is a longtime admirer of the legendary UCLA coach. What could be done, they wondered, to help further perpetuate the Wooden legacy? The idea that sprang to life was a college basketball event called the John R. Wooden Classic.
April 11, 1992 |
Directed by choreographer Debbie Allen and centered around a famous Harlem nightclub of the '30s, "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Sunday at 9 p.m. on CBS, Channels 2 and 8) sounds like more of a musical than it turns out to be. It's too much staginess and not enough stomp. Still, a tremendously appealing, almost all-black ensemble cast nearly makes up in charm what the spottily melodramatic TV movie lacks in focus.