CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2001 |
Moon Zappa, whose mocking of San Fernando Valley slang made "Valley Girl" a hit song, has applied for a restraining order for herself and her family against a Tustin man who allegedly threatened to kill her. Zappa, 33, on Friday sought a temporary restraining order in Los Angeles Superior Court against Timothy Mark Brownfield. Brownfield, 41, pleaded innocent last month to making death threats against Zappa.
August 31, 2008 |
The 25 best L.A. films of the last 25 years "Los ANGELES isn't a real city," people have said, "it just plays one on camera." It was a clever line once upon a time, but all that has changed. Los Angeles is the most complicated community in America -- make no mistake, it is a community -- and over the last 25 years, it has been both celebrated and savaged on the big screen with amazing efficacy. Damaged souls and flawless weather, canyon love and beach city menace, homeboys and credit card girls, freeways and fedoras, power lines and palm trees . . . again and again, moviegoers all over the world have sat in the dark and stared up at our Los Angeles, even if it was one populated by corrupt cops or a jabbering cartoon rabbit.
April 24, 2011 |
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe - now that it's grown to more than 1.7 million people in nearly three dozen cities and neighborhoods rich and poor - the Valley isn't even a suburb anymore. It begins just 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles City Hall, sprawling west to the Simi Hills, north to the Santa Susana Mountains, and east to the Verdugo and San Gabriel mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2000 |
A Tustin man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of threatening to kill Moon Unit Zappa, the daughter of the late musician Frank Zappa, because he believed they stole the lyrics to a popular song from him, authorities said. Timothy Mark Brownfield sent letters to the FBI's office in Santa Ana, threatening to kill Moon Unit Zappa, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
August 2, 2012
ART Golf gets artsy at Ghettogloss gallery's one-night-only golf-inspired exhibit. The show features video projections, live music and 100 golf balls, each designed by one of 100 participating artists including skateboarding legend Tony Alva, Angelyne (of L.A. billboard fame), L.A. street artist Luke Chueh, songwriter Allee Willis, Moon Unit Zappa, Devo's Gerald Casale and "Sons of Anarchy" actor Michael Ornstein. Wilson Harding Golf Course in Griffith Park. 7 to 10 p.m. Thu. Free.
May 7, 2006 |
Celebrities have been giving their babies strange and fanciful names since before Moon Unit Zappa was born. Famous offspring include Daisy Boo, Speck Wildhorse, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q and Fifi Trixibelle. These days, the biblical--from Adam to Zion--is in vogue, an example being Moses, son of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Makes you wonder what names some other folks would have been saddled with if their parents had been reading the testaments before the stork arrived.