May 16, 2013 |
About 10 tornadoes slashed through parts of North Texas, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and more than 100 homes damaged or destroyed as the tornado season got off to a frenzied start. At least three Texas counties -- Hood, Johnson and Montague -- were struck by tornadoes that began Wednesday evening and cut a wide swath through the region, where tornado activity is an annual occurrence. Weather observer teams will inspect the region, but the preliminary count of twisters by the National Weather Service stood at 10 by Thursday morning.
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August 22, 2013 |
Looks like San Diego's about to wake up from its six-week civic nightmare. After two weeks of therapy and three days of legal mediation, Mayor Bob Filner has struck an agreement with city officials and his former press secretary, who sued him for sexual harassment, according to San Diego City Atty. Jan Goldsmith. But the world will have to wait until Friday afternoon, when the City Council, whose nine members have all urged Filner to resign, vote on the agreement in a closed session.
June 19, 2013 |
"Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany, a freshly minted best actress prize winner , joined us for a live chat to talk about her role as Sarah Manning and half a dozen other clones on the acclaimed new BBC America sci-fi series. The buzzed-about show has a loyal fan base from around the world, and Maslany was kind enough to say hello ( or "hola," depending on the nationality ) to many who had joined the conversation, while also discussing the joy and nightmare of playing so many parts on the series.
October 4, 2009 |
The Japanese cult auteur Takashi Miike, whose movies are typically seen by Western audiences at film festivals and on DVD, keeps up the speed-demon pace of an old-fashioned grind-house director. He has cranked out nearly 80 films since 1991, and his output is mind-boggling not just for its sheer volume but also for its improbable variety. He ranges freely from horror ("One Missed Call") to crime ("Dead or Alive") to comedy ("Shangri-La"). He has made a superhero kids' adventure ("Zebraman")
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1997
Loved Nick Green's article "A Long Winter's Nightmare" (Dec. 10) on Santa Paula. He captured the situation extremely well. MARTHA K. HARRIS Santa Paula Ventura County Letters
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April 30, 1995
Surely this is a nightmare. It can't be that I'm reading the front-page news correctly ("State Justices Uphold Tough Homeless Law," April 25). It says on the front page that the California Supreme Court has now criminalized homelessness! Anyone who dares to sleep on public property in the city of Santa Ana, the Orange County seat of government, will be sent to jail. But Orange County is bankrupt. The jails and the jailers are being cut back because we're broke and can't pay for these "luxuries."
July 17, 2005
Teresa Barbarino's account of baggage screening at the LAX International Terminal ["Waiting and Then Fuming at the Airport," Letters, July 3] is just one of many horror stories. Seventeen months ago, my wife and I arrived at the terminal four hours before departure time. The baggage screening was a nightmare. We made it to the departure gate with 10 minutes to spare. On the return trip home, we got to the Nice, France, airport two hours before departure. We got to the gate 80 minutes ahead of our departure time.
HOME & GARDEN
October 28, 2004
RE "Yes, That Is an Airstream in My Living Room" [Oct. 21]: I cannot imagine the anxiety writer Melissa Stephan had as they hammered away in her home. I often wonder during these types of makeover shows what happens if the residents really hate the changes. Laurie Wilcox Palm Desert
December 1, 2002 |
The title: "28 Days Later" The tagline: "The nightmare begins here. The days are numbered." Where it's charting: Currently No. 2 at the U.K. box office; opened at No. 1. The story line: Animal activists accidentally unleash a highly contagious virus onto an unsuspecting British populace during a raid on a primate research lab. The virus, code-named "Rage," spreads across England, turning people into angry, murderous (but well-dressed) zombies known as "The Infected."
August 28, 2008 |
The ghoulish, stop-motion-animated sights in Halloween Town have never looked sharper than they do in Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas: 2-Disc Collector's Edition" ($33), released Tuesday on DVD. The delightfully macabre tale, whose style can best be described as Rankin/Bass meets "Beetlejuice," has become a holiday classic in the 15 years since its theatrical release. And by "holiday," I mean Christmas and Halloween, which might explain why Disney is pushing the DVD so early in the season.