CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1992 |
Queen Lingerie, whose G-string and sequined clad models enticed patrons and angered residents in one of this city's most exclusive neighborhoods, has decided to throw in the lace towel. Under an out-of-court settlement reached this week, the owners of the Birch Street shop agreed to close down by April 16 in return for the city's promise to drop all criminal charges against them.
April 30, 2003 |
When Gerren Taylor scored her first runway gig modeling for an Alexander McQueen fashion show in Las Vegas last October, her booking agent begged her: "Whatever you do, just don't act like you are 12!" So Gerren, the youngest person ever to be represented by the runway division of L.A. Models, kept her mouth shut, even as she practiced her walk in front of a mirror before the show. And nobody was the wiser.
June 21, 1986 |
What's that, Mr. Casting Director? You say you want mid-20s Californian? Blue eyes and a smile that will make the girls sigh? Have we got a guy for you. Let's talk St. John Smith. Let's talk classic California good looks . . . kind of a young Redford with a perpetual tan and a little more ripple in his biceps. Experience? Well, he's big in print. They just can't get enough of him. He's done magazine layouts and has worked both coasts on the department store circuit. TV's on to him, too.
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.
May 22, 1997 |
President Clinton on Wednesday accused the U.S. fashion industry of portraying heroin use as glamorous to sell clothes, using the platform of the White House to take a slap at what he termed an "ugly" and "destructive" aspect of popular culture. "The glorification of heroin is not creative, it's destructive," Clinton said. "It's not beautiful, it is ugly. And this is not about art, it's about life and death."
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 ?