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BUSINESS
March 28, 1992 | Michael Flagg, Times staff writer
Your average high school student from a poor family may not even own clothes decent enough to apply for a job in. So YES--the Youth Employment Service in Costa Mesa--is asking local businesses for gift certificates so needy youths can get a haircut or a pair of new shoes before they go out on a job interview. YES is a private, nonprofit group run by two part-time staffers. Last year, it says, it helped 584 youths between the ages of 14 and 22 find jobs.
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NEWS
September 8, 1999 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Yuriza Madariaga knew exactly how she wanted to wear her long, dark hair for her wedding: off her face in an elegant upswept style. But as she saw it, there were two obstacles to the hairstyle of her dreams--her ears. Ever since age 12, she says, she'd been so self-conscious about her protruding ears that she carefully covered them with her hair.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2002 | Geoff Boucher
In 1965, the talk of the Newport Folk Festival was Bob Dylan plugging in. In 2002, the crowd conversation was about the rock troubadour wigging out. The 1960s icon inspired head-scratching and studied speculation among his fans on Saturday when he made a triumphant return to the famous festival in a get-up that seemed like one of Dana Carvey's castoffs from "The Master of Disguise." The western wear and white cowboy hat were fine, but what was up with the long, stringy wig and fake beard?
BUSINESS
April 23, 1995 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When your boss starts talking layoffs and a major job hunt looms, don't groan. Groom. Instead of gnashing your teeth, polish them. Instead of gnawing your nails, manicure them. Instead of pulling your hair, perm it. With so many good people prowling for so few good jobs, image matters more than ever these days. It's dress for success in the extreme--you need the right socks, the right shoes, even the right umbrella to make it. Or so the image industry contends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You are sitting in a jury box in downtown Los Angeles and in walks a handcuffed prisoner, slouching toward his lawyer's table wearing his prison blues. It's the same freeze-frame snatched from thousands of courtrooms across the country. But take that same prisoner and deck him out in a nicely dry-cleaned three-piece suit and he looks less like a criminal.
NEWS
May 25, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Starting this week, this quiet university beach town promises to give a little extra protection to ugly people. Same for fat people, skinny people, short people, tall people, scarred people, toothless people or anyone else with physical characteristics that might make them a target of discrimination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1999 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A black Los Angeles police lieutenant who claims he has been denied a promotion because he wears a beard filed a civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the city and Chief Bernard C. Parks. The LAPD bans uniformed officers from wearing beards, but Lt. Kevin H. Williams has a medical exemption from that policy because he suffers chronic skin irritations and infections as a result of daily shaving.
NEWS
June 19, 1992 | GAILE ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I t's not what you say. It's how good you look when you say it. Shallow but true, say professional image and communications consultants--and many politicians have signed up for their services. Indeed, in 1992, a candidate needs not only a sterling reputation and crystal-clear vision, but also a golden look. Think about the transformations in such political figures as Hillary Clinton, Rose Bird and David Duke. (See accompanying story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2000 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barbara Quayle knows the power appearance holds for recovering burn and cancer patients. Quayle, who runs the image enhancement program at UCI Medical Center, was disfigured 23 years ago by fire. Dozens of plastic surgeries later, the damage she suffered still is apparent.
NEWS
January 18, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, 70, sent shock waves through the marble hallways of the U.S. Supreme Court when he showed up wearing a black robe with brilliant gold stripes on each sleeve. For generations, Supreme Court justices have worn plain black robes--a visible sign of their fierce neutrality. Rehnquist said he personally designed the new adornment--four inch-wide horizontal stripes per sleeve, situated midway between shoulder and elbow.
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