September 3, 2013 |
The lava lamp celebrates its 50th birthday Tuesday, and though it's more kitsch than classic design, the piece remains just as memorable as mid-century furnishings from Eames, Noguchi and Saarinen. British inventor Edward Craven Walker designed the lava lamp in 1963 after he spotted an intriguing oil-and-water egg timer at a pub. "Because it was so completely new, we had to convince people it was worth going with, particularly when it...
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May 6, 2011 |
Alexander Haagen, a major Southern California shopping center developer who, as president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission in the late 1980s, clashed with Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis over proposed stadium seating renovations before Davis announced plans to move the pro football team to suburban Irwindale, has died. He was 91. A longtime resident of Palos Verdes Estates, Haagen died of age-related causes April 26 at an assisted-living center in Beverly Hills, said his son Alexander Haagen III. Haagen began his real estate career in Los Angeles in the late 1940s with his wife, Charlotte, and founded Alexander Haagen Properties in 1963.
June 24, 2010
Cucumber granita Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: Makes enough to serve as an accompaniment for 8 to 10 servings of gazpacho Note: Use this cucumber ice as a garnish for tomato gazpacho. 2 cucumbers, each about 11 ounces 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 teaspoon salt 3 sprigs mint 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup water 1. Peel the cucumbers, cut them in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
July 24, 2013 |
Fans can soon get more of "Magic Mike": The unlikely hit stripper film staring Channing Tatum and inspired by the actor's life is Broadway bound. "Magic Mike, the Musical" is headed to Broadway, Tatum has confirmed via Twitter . No word on if Tatum will make his Broadway debut reprising the less-than-dressed role for the stage, but the star will serve as a producer. The production has veteran talent backstage. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of the Tony-winning "Next to Normal," will write the songs, while "Glee" writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who co-wrote the book for "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark" will pen the book, Deadline.com reports.
May 9, 2012 |
Melissa Gilbert may have been eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday night, but she went out on a hot note - apparently mirroring her working relationship with dance pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy. “We talked about how some people are opposites, they're like oil and water … ,” she told “Access Hollywood” after the show, but “we were just fire and fire all the time.” “With us, you had no idea what was happening,” Chmerkovskiy told “Access,” saying he'd enjoyed their roller coaster of a season.
December 29, 2006 |
BRITISH photographer Martin Parr has a thing about McDonald's. When he travels, the restaurant chain's global reach becomes fodder for Parr's ironic camera's-eye view of shifting cultural iconographies. "I can hardly walk by one when I have a camera and not deal with it," Parr said. "They are different, but there's an eerie similarity as well." Americanized fast food is just one of the cross-cultural references Parr found on trips south for his book "Mexico" (Aperture, October 2006).
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May 4, 1991
Under the state Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Ventura County must report each week the toxic and potentially toxic materials discharged. The discharges are investigated by the county Environmental Health Division. DATE April 16 LOCATION 205 S. Anacapa St., Ventura MATERIAL 15 gallons of waste oil and solvent DATE April 22 LOCATION Cloyne and Shell roads, Ventura MATERIAL 50 gallons of crude oil DATE April 22 LOCATION Coastal Enameling, 1120 Industrial Ave.
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February 14, 1986
Nearly a million gallons of oil spewed into Ballona Creek from an unidentified underground source Thursday night, while firefighters and others battled to contain the flow before it could reach the ocean. Los Angeles City Fire Department Battalion Chief John Mittendorf said the oil appeared to come from a source--possibly a broken pipeline--near the 5800 block of Jefferson Boulevard, about eight miles from the point where Ballona Creek empties into Santa Monica Bay near Marina del Rey.