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September 3, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
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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ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By David Ng
Jeff Koons' big museum retrospective could be coming to Los Angeles after all, just not as soon as originally planned. The Museum of Contemporary Art said that the upcoming Koons exhibition has not been canceled, and is expected to arrive in L.A. in 2015.   A spokeswoman for MOCA confirmed the details via e-mail, saying that the museum still is planning to present the show despite a Friday report from Bloomberg that said the exhibition would skip MOCA. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The Koons show will debut at the Whitney Museum of American Art in June, according to a spokesman for the New York museum.
NATIONAL
November 12, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black. And this all happened while cameras were rolling. Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave in tiny Leith, N.D. , submitted a DNA sample to the "Trisha Goddard" talk show and got the results back during a recent taping. The UK's Daily Mail newspaper got a copy of the segment of the show, which is nationally syndicated by NBC, and posted video of the moment Goddard read out the results to Cobb in front of a studio audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 2006 | Lynne Heffley
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).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
OPINION
February 7, 1988
It seems odd the government, in the form of the IRS, would suddenly impose a severe penalty on people trying to help people! We refer of course to the change in charitable contributions which can no longer be claimed as a deduction unless Form 1040 is itemized. We had thought early in the year the change meant the cash donations would have to be itemized on the return as to the organization, address, and amount. With that in mind, we carefully saved cancelled checks, 123 of them for a total of $3,335, only to find that itemizing means preparing a long form with regard to medical, casualty, etc. This is like mixing oil and water as the people who have catastrophic expenses will be the least able to give money away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER
A backed-up pipeline sent more than 100 gallons of an oil-water mixture bubbling from beneath three manhole covers Tuesday, forcing officials to divert traffic as they cleaned up the mess. The smelly black substance began flowing onto State College Boulevard between Commonwealth and Chapman avenues about 2 p.m. Fullerton firefighters erected several dirt dikes in an effort to contain the mixture and prevent it from oozing into storm drains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1990 | JOANNA M. MILLER
The city of Oxnard and the Ventura Regional Sanitation District are sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday for Oxnard residents who would like to dispose of pesticides, paint thinners and other chemical waste. The waste will be collected from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oxnard Equipment Yard, 1060 Pacific Ave. Acceptable items for disposal include poisons, corrosives, furniture and auto polish, varnishes, pool chlorine, acids and wood preservatives.
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