CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1997 |
What do plumbing trucks have in common with milk cartons? Helping find missing children, at least some of them. A few months ago, Norm Wigginton and Rebecca Gold of Wigginton's Plumbing in Sylmar put three blown-up pictures of missing children on the sides of three of their business trucks so the photographs could be seen in the Southern California neighborhoods the trucks serve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1985 |
In an emotional pretrial hearing Monday, murder suspect David Allen Lucas came face to face with a Seattle woman who identified him as the man who abducted her and who she believes slashed her throat June 9. Jody Santiago, 30, the only woman to survive one of the four attacks with which Lucas is charged, told the court she is sure beyond any doubt that Lucas is the man who abducted her as she walked from an El Cajon nightclub.
August 21, 2012 |
Yo, Apple rumor mill followers: Stop obsessing over how many pins will be in the new dock connector of the iPhone 5, where the microphone will be located, and how much bigger the screen will be and prepare to laugh at yourself. On Monday, New York comedian Adam Sacks uploaded a video to YouTube with the tantalizing title “LEAKED Official Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video- Keynote 2012.” Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is. The video is not real, but that doesn't mean it's not funny.
February 16, 1986 |
It's only fitting that the woman who indexed and catalogued Life magazine's photographs for over 35 years has a vivid memory of the day she decided to spend her life looking at pictures. "One fall day when I was in the second grade, my teacher, Miss Clark, was showing us pictures associated with autumn--like pumpkins, turkeys and football games," recalled Doris O'Neil, director of Vintage Prints for Time Inc. and former head of the Life Picture Collection.
August 6, 1995 |
The big question for Julia Roberts' career is when is she going to realize that it's OK to smile again. Though it wasn't technically her debut, Roberts and her trademark radiance first came to serious public attention with "Mystic Pizza" in 1988. While her co-stars Lili Taylor and Annabeth Gish made strong impressions, it was Roberts and that killer smile that Hollywood remembered. For the next couple of years that smile was unstoppable.
May 6, 2012 |
With nearly 400 works, “Carroll Dunham: A Drawing Survey” stands out as one of the year's largest shows. It's also one of the best. Arranged chronologically at Blum & Poe, the 30-year survey's intimate pictures give visitors a good long glimpse into the New York painter's consciousness as it struggles to find its footing, hits its stride, improvises freely, gets stuck in its comfort zone and then breaks free, spitting out works whose ugly...
February 6, 2013 |
So the Postal Service is pulling the plug on Saturday mail delivery . And all across America, millions of folks are saying: “Who cares? I've got email and Twitter and Facebook; I pay my bills online.” Sorry, guys, count me out. My reaction is -- well, let a great 20th century American philosopher say it for me. Here's Janis Joplin's “ Piece Of My Heart ”: “Take another little piece of my heart now, baby! Oh, oh, break it! Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, yeah, yeah.” I can't help it. I love mail.
March 25, 2004 |
Art exhibitions designed to clear up misconceptions about the nature of reality often begin by painting a simplistic picture of the world. They then demonstrate, with illustrative displays of like-minded works, that things are more complicated than that. If you're gullible enough to fall for the straw target, you'll probably be impressed by the corrective insights such shows serve up.
July 15, 1989 |
The sculptural subjects of photographs made during the last year of Robert Mapplethorpe's life bear little resemblance to the insignificant neoclassical statuary that hangs around his New York loft waiting to be auctioned for a few thousand dollars apiece at Christie's Oct. 31 sale of his collection.
June 9, 2002
Anyone who spends close to $12 million for a home to live in while his other four are being remodeled is too out of touch to be governor of California ("Run, Arnold, Run," by Mark Z. Barabak, May 12). If Arnold Schwarzenegger really wants to make a difference in the lives of children, he should donate the proceeds from his next film to the after-school programs he touts. He may not get my vote, but at least he would get my attention. Rebecca Constantino Los Angeles I have a PhD in American history from UC Berkeley.