CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1989 |
While New Year's Eve celebrators have been bombarded with messages urging them not to drink and drive, a quieter effort has been made to offer those who have been drinking a safe alternative to trying to swerve their way home. Two taxi companies, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a hospital system, a beer distributor and a towing service are using their resources to offer drinkers free rides home.
January 1, 1991 |
Americans bade farewell to 1990 Monday under a blue moon with a second to spare, while revelers in major cities were warned not to fire their guns. A church that survived the 1871 Chicago Fire hoped to still be around next year. New Year's Eve was a fraction longer as a "leap second" was added to 1990 to help adjust for the slowing of Earth's rotation and to keep the official time in sync with the sun and the stars.
December 31, 1987 |
You say you're spending New Year's Eve at home. You refuse to fight the traffic, the drunk drivers, the crowds and the inflated prices for bad food, rotten service and a foaming lush at the next table who wants to pour champagne on your head when the geriatric band plays "Auld Lang Syne." You weren't invited to any parties or you refuse to attend the ones you were invited to. You despise phony frivolity and good cheer on demand. You think noisemakers and party hats make good bonfires.
December 31, 1991 |
Television offers up its traditional assortment of actors and singers making merry tonight while the usual hopeful forward-looking parades and college football bowl games mark the beginning of 1992 Wednesday. New Year's Eve Specials: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, MTV, the Nashville Network and KCET Channel 28 will all present New Year's Eve shows, mainly comedy and music. Two syndicated programs also vie for viewers.
December 28, 1990 |
If you're like a lot of people, you put off making those New Year's Eve plans until the last minute. Maybe you can't decide what you might want to do or where you want to go, or even if you do. So for the procrastinators among us, here is a list of year-end festivities--and some pretty dandy ones--that, at press time, still had room for one, if not many, more. Prices are per person, unless noted otherwise. Stage "Tamara"(Il Vittoriale, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, (213) 851-9999).
January 2, 1990 |
The wild New Year's celebrations at the Berlin Wall turned sour when a giant video screen collapsed onto a crowd early Monday morning, injuring more than 100 people. Police also said they found a 24-year-old West German dead along East Berlin's Unter den Linden avenue, but his death did not appear to be connected with the collapse. A total of 300 people were injured in holiday revelry, 80 of them taken to hospitals in East and West Berlin with cuts, broken bones and head wounds, police said.
December 31, 1987 |
Despite what some curmudgeonly TV critics say (see adjoining column), stay-at-homers can find New Year's Eve merriment and entertainment on the TV tube today and tonight, with a variety of programs scheduled to bring in 1988. Here's a countdown of the last remaining hours of 1987 on TV: At 10:30 this morning, the Fiesta Bowl Parade in Phoenix will be carried on Channels 9 and 42, a prelude to Friday's Fiesta Bowl football game between Florida State and Nebraska.
December 7, 2000 |
Millennium hype triggered plenty of New Year's Eve events a year ago. Conversely, the comparatively pedestrian prospect of ringing in 2001 seems to be contributing to fewer New Year's Eve events this time around. The local concert schedule appears particularly sparse, which may reflect, in part, the tepid response to some New Year's Eve shows a year ago. Nevertheless, there are many special events and activities available for those looking to get out of the house on New Year's Eve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1989 |
A hard and deadly rain is heading for Los Angeles and it is due to arrive about midnight Sunday. Instead of drops of moisture, thousands of bullets are expected to be fired randomly into the sky by New Year's Eve revelers and hurtle back to earth with enough force to cause power outages, penetrate cars and buildings and put residents at risk throughout the city. If past form holds, the shooting will last roughly 30 minutes, starting at about 11:45 p.m. Sunday.
December 21, 2011 |
Shortly after Christmas, the same question arises every year: What are we going to do on New Year's Eve ? Here's what some California amusement and theme parks have planned for the last night of 2011: Disneyland in Anaheim will stay open until 2 a.m. with live bands, DJs and midnight fireworks. Across the way, Disney California Adventure will remain open until 1 a.m. with the ElecTRONica dance party and a midnight showing of "World of Color," the nighttime water spectacular.