CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2006 |
David Asper Johnson, 68, the founder, editor and publisher of the Argonaut, a weekly newspaper serving Santa Monica, Venice and surrounding communities, died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, the paper reported. The cause of death was not announced but he had battled a rare blood disease for some time. Johnson founded the Argonaut on Nov. 25, 1971, as a twice-monthly newspaper. It became a weekly in 1972.
February 14, 1995 |
At a factory in this small town a few miles east of Antwerp, Annemie Raeymaekers once assembled light fixtures five days a week. Then she opted for four. Under a program offered by her employer, every Thursday since October has become an extra day off for Raeymaekers--a day for quality time with her two young children, for getting ahead on the housework and for handling chores that once made the weekends a rat race. She earns less but says it is worth it.
May 24, 1987 |
Archbishop of Los Angeles Roger M. Mahony has accepted to receive the 21 presentees of the Social Service Auxiliary's 29th annual Presentation Ball on June 1 at the Beverly Hilton. It's to be in the Grand Ballroom. Mrs. C. Peter Nigg is ball chairman. Her committee includes Mrs. Michael A. Wayne, Mrs. Joseph L. Hegener, Mrs. Martin O. Riley, Mrs. Edward W. Hayes Jr., Mrs. Roger M. Sullivan, Mrs. William D. Jennett, Mrs. Edward W. Loftus, Mrs. J. Thomas McCarthy, Mrs. Patrick J. Frawley, Mrs.
April 27, 1997 |
No one product is as closely associated with Belgium as lace. "Chocolates!" you may cry, but these luscious morsels come in a distant second when stacked up against the power and position that lace has assumed in past and present Belgium. Consider this: The country's history, its art, politics and even its economy have been enmeshed in lace since the 16th century.