CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2000 |
Election 2000 is really about competing time capsules. Dueling soundtracks. Clashing screenplays. Dissimilar authors. Contradictory snapshots. As the first-ever boomer versus boomer Oval Office contest unfolds, the intergenerational schisms between the first wave of boomers--those born just after World War II--are personified by the Gore-Lieberman crowd (the GLCs) and the Bush-Cheney bunch (the BCBs). These two civilian armies--these two Americas--were always divided.
February 27, 1992 |
Escalating the weaponry in the builders' battle for home buyers, Presley of Southern California on Wednesday launched a five-year warranty plan covering all of its new houses. The firm, the largest of the Presley Cos.' five home-building divisions, said it also will provide all home buyers with a mortgage payment insurance plan--something several other Orange County builders recently began offering. The five-year warranty, however, appears to be rare. Bob Albertson Jr.
March 28, 2004 |
The magnolia trees are in bloom again in the Denny-Blaine neighborhood. In this hillside enclave of timber-baron mansions and waterfront estates, wealthy homeowners employ a phalanx of gardeners to keep the blossoms fine-tuned. But amid the Martha Stewart-like affluence is another more somber spring ritual. During the first week of April, a public park becomes ground zero for a steady stream of mourners paying homage to the memory of Kurt Cobain.
February 9, 2014 |
Today, the Beatles hold an exalted place in the history of rock 'n' roll. But 50 years ago, when they first crossed the Atlantic to perform in the United States, the reaction was decidedly mixed. Here is a sampling of what the critics were saying. Los Angeles Times Feb. 11, 1964 With their bizarre shrubbery, the Beatles are obviously a press agent's dream combo. Not even their mothers would claim that they sing well. But the hirsute thickets they affect make them rememberable, and they project a certain kittenish charm which drives the immature, shall we say, ape. - William F. Buckley Jr. Boston Globe Sept.
June 28, 1987 |
The 24th annual "Best in the West" home-building and design competition was dominated once again by Southern California builders and architects who snared 19 grand awards, including two coveted "Home of the Year" prizes.