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June 28, 1987
Last week we asked our readers to tell us what aspect of the increasingly nasty world of arts and entertainment bugged them the most. They responded. In some cases, quite nastily. Things that bug me: People that talk during movies. People who drive slow in the fast lane. Example: 25 m.p.h. on Pacific Coast Highway (slower traffic keep right!) Being placed on hold. Being forced to listen to commercial radio while on hold. Being forced to listen to Perry Como or Mantovani while on hold.
March 31, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A powerful storm, including a possible tornado, swept through a trailer park in the northwest part of the state, injuring two women, authorities said. The storm tore the roofs off trailers, downed trees and flipped one mobile home onto its side, said Siggie Silve, the patrol chief for the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office.
July 2, 1989
Mean-spirited is the way to describe the advertising "awards" handed out by the Center for Science in the Public Interest ("Deceit Brings Dishonor to the Worst Ads of '88," June 13.) The center claims to be a public interest organization. Who asked them to represent the public? Most people never heard of the Center for Science in the Public Interest until their nasty "awards" hit the news. The center is actually a special-interest organization whose main purpose seems to be to collect money to attack private enterprise.
January 6, 1999 | JIM HODGES
King Coach Larry Robinson struggled for a word to describe how he wanted center Olli Jokinen to play. "I don't want to say nasty," Robinson said. "Well, maybe gritty.' Jokinen had no trouble with a description. "Nasty," he said Tuesday. "When I play well, I play a little nasty." Jokinen is big at 6 feet 3, 208 pounds, but is still a little soft at age 19.
August 1, 1998
The Beastie Boys' "Hello Nasty" is the best-selling album in Southern California on both the pop and rap charts, while the rap 'n' roll group's 1986 album, "Licensed to Ill," tops the hard rock/heavy metal chart. Jermaine Dupri's "Life in 1472" was the week's top debut, according to SoundScan.
February 2, 1988
Scattered showers are expected over Orange County and the rest of the Southland today as a low-pressure system of subtropical moisture moves inland from the Pacific. Forecasters say the chance of rain is 60% today, with about one-fourth of an inch expected. Light rain could also continue into Wednesday and Thursday, with high temperatures of about 60 expected, according to Patricia Cooper, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times.
December 25, 1985
The Boston Celtics are saying bah-humbug to the league Grinch responsible for scheduling the Celtics to play the New York Knicks in New York on Christmas Day. Kevin McHale pulled a fast one on his 2-year-old daughter and told her that Santa visits Boston first, then the rest of the world Dec. 25. "It's a disaster. We told Kristyn that Santa is coming tonight (Monday), since the team is leaving the night before (Christmas)."
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