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April 3, 2003 | Jessica Hundley, Special to The Times
The director Dennie Gordon had auditioned nearly every 21-year-old actor-singer-burgeoning-teen-idol in England and she still hadn't found her man. In London casting for the Warner Bros. film "What a Girl Wants," Gordon was searching hard for just the right boy to play the character of Ian opposite her leading lady, the American actress Amanda Bynes ("What I Like About You," Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show"). "I was getting pretty desperate," remembers Gordon.
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April 3, 2003 | Jessica Hundley, Special to The Times
The director Dennie Gordon had auditioned nearly every 21-year-old actor-singer-burgeoning-teen-idol in England and she still hadn't found her man. In London casting for the Warner Bros. film "What a Girl Wants," Gordon was searching hard for just the right boy to play the character of Ian opposite her leading lady, the American actress Amanda Bynes ("What I Like About You," Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show"). "I was getting pretty desperate," remembers Gordon.
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February 11, 2001 | MICHAEL DEAR, Michael Dear is the author, most recently, of "The Postmodern Urban Condition" and is the director of USC's Southern California Studies Center
If California's 19th century belonged to San Francisco and the Gold Rush, the state's 20th century surely belonged to Los Angeles. Based on a series of its own "gold" rushes, L.A. emerged with breath-snatching speed to become a world city, America's No. 2 metropolis (soon to be No. 1) and a prototype for America's urban future.
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February 11, 2001 | MICHAEL DEAR, Michael Dear is the author, most recently, of "The Postmodern Urban Condition" and is the director of USC's Southern California Studies Center
If California's 19th century belonged to San Francisco and the Gold Rush, the state's 20th century surely belonged to Los Angeles. Based on a series of its own "gold" rushes, L.A. emerged with breath-snatching speed to become a world city, America's No. 2 metropolis (soon to be No. 1) and a prototype for America's urban future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1987
Two significant redevelopment projects proposed for downtown San Diego cleared important hurdles Friday. The Centre City Development Corp., the city's downtown redevelopment agency, gave initial approval to a $6.3 million plan to build apartments, offices and stores masking Horton Plaza's unsightly parking garage and a proposed project of undetermined value for a residential high-rise just south of Horton Plaza, across from Nordstrom.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"Raise Your Voice" -- that's the admonition that beleaguered heroine Hilary Duff struggles mightily to adhere to in the course of this teen heart-tugger. The filmmakers make a big show of striving for sincerity and substance, but they so load the dice that their movie is heavy-going from start to finish. Their best hope is to connect with teens who believe that no one seems to understand the burden they carry, and who also happen to be among Duff's fans. Pretty, eager-to-please Flagstaff, Ariz.
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April 4, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"What a Girl Wants" is a modern-day fairy tale for preteens with an exceptionally strong passion for romantic fantasy. Compared with this, the similar "Princess Diaries" is a tough-minded work of realism, yet on its own narrow terms "What a Girl Wants" works well enough. It has a decided plus in its appealing young star, Amanda Bynes, last seen opposite Frankie Muniz in "Big Fat Liar." What Bynes' 16-year-old Daphne wants is a father.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2010 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Alice Miller, a Swiss-trained psychoanalyst who won a wide American audience with provocative books about the pervasiveness of child abuse and its legacy of physical and emotional suffering, has died. She was 87. Miller, who died April 14 at her home in Provence in southern France, had amyotrophia, a disease that causes muscle weakness and wasting, said her son, Martin. The author of a dozen books, Miller was best known for her first endeavor, "The Drama of the Gifted Child and the Search for the True Self."
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February 23, 2002 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Groups supporting a ballot measure to turn the former El Toro Marine base into a giant park have raised more than three times the money of those fighting to turn it into an international airport. With the election 10 days away, supporters of Measure W, which would rezone the 4,700 acres primarily as a park, have raised about $970,000. The anti-Measure W forces have raised about $288,000.
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October 15, 1987 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
The Horton Plaza garage--an open, concrete structure considered by many to be an intrusive eyesore in the heart of downtown redevelopment--could disappear behind a facade of new apartments, offices and stores along 4th Avenue, under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by San Diego redevelopment officials. As a centerpiece for the proposed $6.3-million project, architects say they will build a large, space-age glass prism to refract light onto a dressed-up entrance of the Horton Plaza garage.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 1995 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The real mystery in Agatha Christie plays, at least to some directors, is style. The style has not been completely solved by director Hugh Harrison in Long Beach Playhouse's production of Christie's "Spider's Web." Too often, Americans, when doing British plays, depend on stereotypes for their models, and their choices aren't always the most reliable. Christie writes about the upper class of her day, and one has to remember that even when they are titled, her characters are very real people.
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