August 15, 2010 |
It all started with " America's Next Top Model. " The Tyra Banks-hosted TV model competition, now in its 15th cycle since debuting in 2003, proved that the business of fashion — played out by packs of volatile young hopefuls — could be fodder for blockbuster TV ratings. "Project Runway," "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," "Shear Genius" and a slew of other shows steeped in the worlds of fashion, modeling, styling and hairdressing followed. Fast-forward seven years, and it's nearly impossible to find a major cable network that doesn't feature at least one show centered on fashion or beauty.
December 11, 1995 |
Drugstores like Schwab's, where legend has it that Lana Turner was discovered, disappeared years ago. But the basics haven't changed in Los Angeles when it comes to scouting talent. If you're young with a pretty face and figure, this city is still filled with producers, directors, photographers, agents and managers who will spot you at a club, a carwash, a tennis court or a market and offer to make you a star. The trouble is, it's getting more and more dangerous to believe them.
April 20, 1990 |
Wendy Lian Williams is only 22, but she feels old. "I was watching the Miss Universe pageant the other night," she said, "and I started thinking about all the times I watched it as a kid. I was awed by all the beautiful women then. Now, I'm awed by all the beautiful girls ."
July 15, 2012 |
When it comes to star power, junior quarterback Alexander Diamont of Venice can more than hold his own. Whether directing the Gondoliers' offense or posing on a beach for a modeling assignment, Diamont knows how to stay cool, calm and focused. As a sophomore last season, he finished with 2,213 yards passing and 14 touchdowns with seven interceptions. The potential he displayed has Coach Angelo Gasca excited about what he might accomplish this fall. "He's tough and he's serious and has a good feel for the game and really loves it," Gasca said.
November 26, 2010 |
Put solar panels where it's sunny, wind farms where it's windy. If only it were that simple. Choosing the best sites for renewable energy projects is a challenge for clean-power developers; selecting the right location and securing permits can take months, even years. That's because seemingly prime parcels may have endangered species, tricky topography or poor access to transmission lines. The local government could be hostile to incentive programs. Banks and utilities need to know exactly how much power is going to come off a site hour by hour and how much money it will make ?
July 22, 1986 |
Eight leading drug, chemical and computer companies have formed a San Diego-based consortium to develop computer programs that will help them better understand the way molecules interact. The consortium could slash research costs and speed the development of new chemical and pharmaceutical products, said David H. Klipstein, president of Biosym Technologies, which has been organizing the group for the past year.
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February 22, 1992 |
Los Angeles police Friday arrested an Arleta man who allegedly posed as a photographer for a modeling agency to entice teen-age girls into posing in lingerie or in the nude and then sexually assaulted them. Police said Jack Cone, 52, is suspected of using the modeling scam for more than two years to entice victims--all Latinas from poor families in the central and northeastern San Fernando Valley.