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May 1, 2010
A celebration of life for actress Zelda Rubinstein, who died Jan. 27 at age 76, will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 15 at the Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.
April 12, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's eastern border, a reminder of his vow to protect ethnic Russians in the neighboring country. Using his army, however, is probably Plan B. Rather than repeating the "Crimean scenario" - invading, seizing and annexing territory - the Kremlin would prefer to keep Ukraine weak and divided by forcing a change in how it is governed, analysts say. Increasing regional autonomy at the expense of the central government would force Ukrainian authorities to constantly balance competing visions of the country to hold it together, and in effect give Moscow veto power through its influence among ethnic Russians in the east.
March 21, 2010
A memorial for Fess Parker will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the rotunda of the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. Parker, who played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on television, at 85. Anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP to .
April 12, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
A huge former department store on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles is being sold to a New York real estate investment firm that intends to pump new life into the old building and its rebounding neighborhood. The century-old flagship of the May Co. contains 1.1 million square feet of space surrounded by Broadway, Hill Street and 8th Street. The commercial district was once one of the best in the Southern California, but fell on hard times in the late decades of the 20th century. Waterbridge Capital has agreed to buy the property now known as Broadway Trade Center, city officials and property brokers said.
June 8, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
California will receive about a third of the 4,600 electric vehicle charging stations that Coulomb Technologies plans to install for free around the country. The company, based in Campbell, Calif., will immediately start setting up public and private stations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area. The stations will also go up in Austin, Texas; Detroit; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Redmond, Wash.; and Washington. More than 1,000 stations are scheduled to be installed by December, with the rest in place by September 2011.
July 15, 2010
A celebration of life for Corey Allen, the actor-turned-director who died June 27 at age 75, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Fine Acting Studio, 1445 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood.
September 19, 1993
In response to Robert E. Main's letter (Sept. 13) criticizing the proposed Chatsworth Metrolink station, it goes without saying that we would all like to see more funding for fire protection, police, education and services. We also need public transportation. To encourage people to use the Metrolink station, it should be comfortable, which means having a climate-controlled building to wait in. The current canopies are totally inadequate and open to the blazing heat of summer and the cold winds of winter.
April 9, 1985
A San Francisco-based movie theater developer plans to open a 10-screen theater complex in Van Nuys within the next two years, a company official said last week. Syufy Enterprises hopes to locate the complex on Victory Boulevard, but the official would not disclose the location on the grounds that it would jeopardize negotiations. The complex would add to a growing list of movie theaters planned in the Valley area, industry officials reported. Mann Theatres Corp.
October 17, 1985 | JEFF ROWE
In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Duesenberg was one of the undisputed monarchs of the American road. The cars were hand-built by two German immigrants, first in Elizabeth, N.J., and then in Indianapolis. Despite a reputation for quality workmanship that endures today, the Duesenberg Model J, the most popular model, had the misfortune to be introduced in 1929, the year the stock market crashed and the country slid into the Depression.
January 27, 1995
Services will take place Saturday for Lee Savin, a producer and entertainment industry attorney who died Jan. 20 at his Laguna Niguel home. He was 77. Savin, a native of New York City, worked for DesiLu Productions, Paramount, Fox and Warner Bros. studios. He produced several independent films, including "Black Girl," "Executive Action," "Brothers," and "Blue Bird." Savin was an active member of the Producers' Guild and Academy of Motion Pictures at the time of his death.
April 12, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Actress Scarlett Johansson topped the box office charts last weekend playing the character of Black Widow in the Marvel superhero flick "Captain America: The Winter Soldier. " That same weekend she was on screen as a man-eater of a different type in the cryptic indie sci-fi film "Under the Skin. " As a space alien in human form who lures male victims into a mysterious black void, Johansson gives a performance at once sinister, sultry and unexpectedly sympathetic. If "Captain America" was the latest product of a studio franchise machine, "Under the Skin" was the handcrafted result of writer-director Jonathan Glazer's 10-year quest to bring a singular experience to the screen.
April 11, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant and Louis Sahagun
Faced with losing an ambitious $1-billion plan to revamp the Los Angeles River, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday raised the stakes by offering to split the cost with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The corps, which manages the river as a flood control channel, last year recommended a $453-million package of parks, bike paths and other enhancements to make the river more inviting to Angelenos. It recently informed the mayor's office that it was sticking with that plan rather than pursuing the $1-billion version, known as Alternative 20, that Garcetti backs.
April 10, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
After years of eliminating jobs in Southern California, aerospace giant Boeing Co. announced plans to increase its engineering workforce in Long Beach and Seal Beach by 1,000 positions. It is a rare and welcome development for the Southland's beleaguered aerospace industry, which has been stung by layoffs and assembly line closures for decades. "I couldn't be happier for the region," Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster said. "We want to continue to carry on our aviation tradition here.
April 10, 2014 | By Noam N. Levey and Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark healthcare law, is stepping down as Health and Human Services secretary after about five years, according to a senior administration official. In her place, the president plans to nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Sebelius was not pressured to resign, according to the administration official. But she leaves after presiding over the disastrous launch of the health law's new online insurance marketplaces last fall.
April 10, 2014 | Roger Vincent
Designs for the long-anticipated Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria, the luxury chain's first new U.S. outpost west of Chicago, have been unveiled with a flourish by local hotelier Beny Alagem. The 12-story Waldorf Astoria will stand at the intersection of Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards next to the Beverly Hilton hotel. It will be a flagship for the Hilton company's top hotel brand, said Christopher Nassetta, chief executive of Hilton Worldwide. "When we are done, this will be one of the great hotels in the world," he said.
April 9, 2014 | Teresa Watanabe and Stephen Ceasar
Disadvantaged students in L.A. Unified stand to benefit from a multimillion-dollar infusion for more tutoring, counselors, English language coaches, nurses, librarians and other support under a budget plan presented Tuesday. In the opening salvo in a two-month process under the state's new school finance system, L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy presented the district's first detailed blueprint for spending $837 million specifically aimed at boosting services for students who are low-income, learning English and in foster care.
March 8, 2008
Datebook: A listing in Wednesday's Food section said the Planned Parenthood Food Fare would take place March 6. The event is schedule for March 13.
April 9, 2014 | By Anne Colby
Go ahead, play with your food, Niki Jabbour seems to be saying in her new book, "Groundbreaking Food Gardens" (Storey Publishing, $19.95, paper). The author of the bestselling "The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener" and host of the radio show "The Weekend Gardener" enlisted leading gardeners and designers to contribute themed food garden plans to "change the way you grow your garden. " They delivered handsomely. The food gardens in this illustrated book, subtitled "73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden," are inventive, inspiring and instructive - and creatively named.
April 9, 2014 | By Anh Do
When a city councilman in Irvine dreamed up the idea of forming a relationship with a coastal town in Vietnam, the leaders of this increasingly multicultural community got a quick, decisive lesson in foreign relations. Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans, many with wrenching stories of fleeing their homeland as communist forces took over the country, arrived by the busload at City Hall to tell city leaders they felt insulted and betrayed. By the time Tuesday's council meeting ended six hours later, city officials not only had dropped plans for a "friendship" pact with Nha Trang, they also had voted 3 to 2 to suspend Irvine's entire Friendship Cities Program.
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