CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1985
Recently a group of biologists, physicists, astronomers, and philosophers met at California State University, Fullerton, to discuss the relation between biological evolution and the physical sciences. The speakers all agreed as to the reality and importance of evolution. Beyond that, they had little in common except dislike for the pattern of views that has constituted the mainstream of evolutionary thought in recent decades, which is sometimes called neo-Darwinism. No representative of those views was present.
April 24, 2009 |
Boeing Co. said a private customer canceled an order for one 747-8 jumbo jet, a day after the Chicago plane maker delayed the new program for the second time in six months. The canceled order, valued at $301 million at list price, was from "an unidentified VIP customer," Boeing said. As of the end of March, the company had orders for 78 of the freighter version, due to be delivered to the first customer in the third quarter of 2010, and for 28 of the passenger model.
December 10, 1987 |
Glendale's self-styled Santa Claus has asked to be released from a court order he signed last month curtailing his efforts to make his home a year-round "Santa's Dream House." With a new attorney on his case, Robert George filed motions last week in Glendale Superior Court asking a judge to vacate the order, which prohibits him from advertising his rented home in eastern Glendale as "Santa's residence" or letting the public visit it. The new attorney, Clifford N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1986 |
Air-quality officials Monday filed a petition for an abatement order to halt noxious odors they say have been coming from a landfill site in Sun Valley. The South Coast Air Quality Management District asked a district hearing board to order a series of corrective steps by L. A. By-Products Co., owner of the Penrose Pit landfill at 8301 Tujunga Ave., and by Pacific Lighting Energy Systems, which produces electric power at the site by burning gas from decomposing trash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1988
A judge ordered a Reseda adult bookstore Tuesday to eliminate privacy in booths where sex films are shown. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Richard A. Adler granted an injunction extending a restraining order that was issued Oct. 4 against Joe's II Adult Bookstore. The Los Angeles city attorney's office pursued the court action after police made more than 50 sex-related arrests at the store in the past 10 months. Most of the arrests were of men caught masturbating in the booths, police said.
March 8, 1991 |
It had been two years since Santana's Stephanie Thompson had been singled out to guard a player who stood a good seven inches taller then her own 5-foot-10 frame. Thursday night in a Southern California Regional Division III semifinal, she was bitterly reminded. Visiting Lompoc (25-3) turned back Santana, 65-58, after the Sultan's most successful season to date ended with lots of tears, and the haunting image of 6-5 Nicki Manzo batting away Santana's shots like annoying flies.
April 30, 2001 |
Attention, fans of that silly genre, the British sex farce: "Out of Order," at El Portal Center, is straight from the source. Ray Cooney, one of the form's acknowledged masters, is the director and co-star as well as the playwright. The genre is seldom represented on L.A.'s major stages, and almost never with someone of Cooney's experience at the helm. His writing credits include the likes of "Run for Your Wife," "Not Now Darling," "Move Over, Mrs.
September 21, 2009 |
Fox's top medical drama "House" returns tonight with an innovative two-hour season premiere that follows up on the final scene of last season: Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), plagued by Vicodin addiction and hallucinations, checks himself into a mental institution. "House Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." There, it had to be said. The exterior of the Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital may look like something from a BrontÃ« novel, but inside it's a clean and functional if not precisely pleasant place, and though homage is played to "Cuckoo's Nest," down to a Nicholson-esque ski cap, there isn't a Nurse Ratched in sight.
December 24, 1985 |
President Reagan has said privately that he was not fully aware of the sweeping nature of the order he signed Nov. 1 requiring that thousands of government workers with access to highly classified information take routine polygraph examinations, Administration sources said Monday. The order also was signed without the knowledge of some top White House officials who have opposed the tests, the sources said. White House counsel Fred F.