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January 24, 1992 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New rumblings are coursing through Santa Cruz, where businesses have been operating out of huge tents since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake toppled much of downtown. This time the disturbance is man-made. The eclectic city--known for hippies, surfers and its UC campus mascot, the banana slug--has been in an uproar since Jan. 14, when the City Council voted 5 to 2 to tentatively approve an ordinance that would ban discrimination in employment or housing based on how someone looks.
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BUSINESS
November 1, 2013 | Stuart Pfeifer
The appearance-obsessed can get Botox injections to erase wrinkles, Rogaine to reseed fading hair lines and the prescription medicine Latisse to fill out flimsy eyelashes. Soon, they may be able to get a shot to kill fat. A Southern California company has invested millions of dollars on an injectable, fat-destroying drug that it says will do away with double chins. Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. said the drug, which for now is known by the code name ATX-101, has proved effective at diminishing double chins during trials on more than 1,000 volunteers in the United States and Canada.
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SPORTS
February 15, 2006 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
General Manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday that Nomar Garciaparra and Kenny Lofton are "technically signed players," and the fact that they haven't actually signed their contracts "is of zero concern." "I have a letter of agreement from their agents," Colletti said. "That happened before we announced anything. That's the way it is with any player."
SCIENCE
October 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Some Neanderthals may have had fair skin and red hair, giving them an appearance resembling modern Europeans, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science. The researchers found the MC1R gene and used DNA analysis to find a variation that produced the same pigmentation changes as in humans. It would have been an advantage for Neanderthals, allowing them to soak up more vitamin D from the sun in cloudy Europe.
NEWS
February 20, 1997 | DIANA MARCUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Keeping arm's length from a political stinker, local airport commissioners Wednesday assigned a committee to resolve whether--and how--to regulate the personal hygiene of cabdrivers. But the airport staff, showered by national media attention, watered down its initial proposal by eliminating any specific requirements for "fresh breath" and "pleasant body odor." Even the notion of hygiene guidelines continued to raise a stink among some cabdrivers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2001 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Let me entertain you. --Baby June in "Gypsy" * Let them entertain you. Sunday brings not Mother's Day corsages but bombshells and blonds, goddesses large and little, following blueprints set out for them in their childhoods. One is Norma Jeane Baker, who became Marilyn Monroe, still a disturbing, shrouded, tragic figure nearly four decades after her death at age 36.
NEWS
August 16, 1992 | DIANNE KLEIN
We were gossiping about I can't remember what and I can't remember why, when my friend unsheathed her dagger. "A Breck girl," she called the object of her scorn. She almost hissed as she said those words. The Breck girl really wasn't one in an official sense, or at least not as far as we knew, but it didn't matter. This woman had hair , beautiful reddish hair, sort of long, with a bit of a wave. Perfect hair. We hated her for it.
SPORTS
February 23, 1986 | From United Press International
Buddy Biancalana will remember this winter as long as he lives--because people have remembered him. "This is all new to me," Biancalana said one recent morning after another personal appearance in the Kansas City area. "Usually I just sit around home, work out and get bored." This winter has been about as far from being boring as the Midwest is from the summer sun.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1998 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
You pug, you knob, you button-head, know that I glory in this nose of mine, for a great nose indicates a great man--genial, courteous, intellectual, virile, courageous--as I am--and such as you--poor wretch--will never dare to be even in imagination. --"Cyrano de Bergerac" * Before and after. When is a nose news?
NEWS
December 12, 1998 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A series of polls and studies has dished up some real dirt on the French: Fewer than half take a bath or shower each day. What's more, 40% of French men, and 25% of women, do not change their underwear daily. Fully 50% of the men, and 30% of women, do not use deodorant. Why is this so, in a nation that has done so much to set modern Western standards for polite behavior? It is not for want of means--almost every French household is equipped with a shower or bathtub.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Is Jack Nicholson playing Lex Luthor in the next "Superman" movie? Maybe he'll be Daddy Warbucks in a remake of "Annie." Or perhaps he's going for the same hairstyle as Britney Spears. Turns out the shaved head he sported at the Academy Awards on Sunday night was just devotion to craft.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2006 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
In 15 years, Katie Couric's hair has been in a pixie cut and a flip, blond, brunet and everything in between, bangs swept neatly to the side, gelled into rock star spikes and teased into something resembling a dinner roll. She's worn men's suspenders and sugary sweet twin sets, tablecloth check jackets with shoulder pads the size of a linebacker's and waist-nipping hourglass suits more appropriate for a cocktail party than a televised coffee klatch.
SPORTS
February 15, 2006 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
General Manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday that Nomar Garciaparra and Kenny Lofton are "technically signed players," and the fact that they haven't actually signed their contracts "is of zero concern." "I have a letter of agreement from their agents," Colletti said. "That happened before we announced anything. That's the way it is with any player."
WORLD
February 2, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Communist North Korea is waging a war against long hair on men, ridiculing nonconformists as unhygienic, anti-socialist and "blind followers of bourgeois lifestyle." Among the campaign's hairdos and don'ts: Hair should be no longer than two inches, although older men are allowed an extra four-fifths of an inch to hide baldness. It claims long hair hampers brain activity by taking oxygen away from nerves in the head.
HEALTH
June 7, 2004 | Valerie Ulene, Special to The Times
In the past, perfectly white smiles were found exclusively in magazines and achieved only by retouching photos. Today, they seem to be everywhere and are frequently because the teeth themselves have been retouched -- with whitening agents. Americans spend more than $600 million a year on teeth-whitening products, according to the Academy of General Dentistry, with sales growing 15% to 20% a year.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2004 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
You know it's really over when the fat lady ain't allowed to sing. The news that the Royal Opera at Covent Garden in London was dropping soprano Deborah Voigt from her long-standing commitment to perform in Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" because she was too large to suit the costume was greeted with an appropriate amount of shock by the opera community. In the days following the announcement, the decision was called appalling, unbelievable and dangerous by music critics here and in Britain.
NEWS
March 30, 1994 | Associated Press
A woman who claims she was fired from her hotel job because she has a mustache has been offered her job back. "We are profoundly sorry that this incident ever happened," Larry Sternberg, general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, said at a news conference Tuesday. Licia Joy Galinsky, 30, and her supervisor, Roy Peterson, filed a complaint last week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
NEWS
April 7, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
It was just a little item in the newspaper, on the same day 53,109 people were on their way to Dodger Stadium to see what this year's Los Angeles Dodgers looked like. According to the story, a number of Dodger players had called for a meeting with their new manager, Davey Johnson, on the eve of the 1999 baseball season's opening game, to discuss some of Johnson's new team rules.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2004 | Chris Pasles
The weight issue that led to Bolshoi ballerina Anastasia Volochkova getting sacked last year because she was too heavy to lift has shifted to the opera world. The Royal Opera House in London has dropped soprano Deborah Voigt from the title role of Richard Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" because of her weight, spokesman Christopher Millard said. He said that Voigt will be replaced in the summer production by the thinner Anne Schwanewilms.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2003
As a fresh Michael Jackson spectacle unfolds, bringing with it the latest glimpse of his ever-evolving features, it's reignited a fascination with the "king of pop's" many faces. One chronicle of the evolution is housed at anomalies-unlimited.com (anomalies-unlimited.com/Jackson.
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