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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1994
Jimmy Maura, a former stage actor and extra who found a second career as a costumer on such television programs as "Married . . . With Children" and "Silver Spoons," has died at a Culver City hospice. He was 51. Maura, a former Sherman Oaks resident who moved to Los Angeles several years ago, died Wednesday of cancer, said his niece, Gina Maura of Studio City. According Marti Squyres, costume designer for "Married . . . With Children," Maura joined the Fox sitcom as a costumer several years ago.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2012 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
The corner of 4th and Gless streets in East Los Angeles, once a center of prostitution and drugs, now houses a place of soaring dreams. Inside the gleaming Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center, a classroom of young people battered by hard luck or bad choices is filled with quiet, focused energy. Marcos Avila, a 19-year-old who was kicked out of high school for fighting, is learning to compare and contrast two essays. Vincent Guzman, 18, who left school after his brother was killed in a drive-by shooting, is puzzling over two-step algebraic problems.
SPORTS
February 4, 1987 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Fewer scholarships each year for NCAA Division I football programs may mean more quality athletes in the Western Athletic Conference and the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. Delegates to the NCAA Convention in San Diego voted last month to reduce football scholarships from 30 to 25 in any given year. Basketball scholarships were cut from 15 to 13 for Division I schools. Both rules go into effect Aug. 1, 1988. "I think the new rule will help us," said Gene Murphy, Cal State Fullerton football coach.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Veritas Software Corp. agreed to pay a total of $599 million for two companies whose programs help computers and applications perform more efficiently, to expand beyond products that protect data. The company will pay $537 million for Israel-based Precise Software Solutions Ltd., whose software spots potential system failures, and $62 million for closely held Jareva Technologies, a Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of programs that automate management of server computers. Shares of Mountain View, Calif.
NEWS
January 2, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
If only our collective memories worked a little better, we might recall that facing the new year with a little extra weight is what we did a year ago. And the year before that. Were those extra helpings of whatever it was - can you even remember? - worth it? No matter, diet season is here for many of us. Maybe your 2013 resolve is not to be at the same threshold in 2014. But for now, you might be thinking about which diet will work best, fast and with the least pain. Are you willing to spend money?
BUSINESS
June 23, 1989
March Kessler has been named senior vice president-current programs at Lorimar Television, Culver City. She had been vice president-current programs.
NEWS
November 20, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hale Sparks, former head of broadcasting for the University of California and host of two network radio educational programs, has died. He was 89. Sparks, who retired in 1971, died Nov. 13 in San Antonio of a heart attack, said retired UCLA public information director Chandler Harris. Sparks' two programs, "The University Explorer" and "Science Editor," were heard locally over KNX-AM (1070) and nationally on the CBS radio network.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Dale, 83, who was one of San Diego's best-known television personalities and who displayed a folksy on-air presence during more than 40 years on the air, died May 26 at a San Diego hospice, said Ken Kramer, a former colleague. The cause of death was not released. Dale was host of "Zoorama," a series that was filmed in the early 1960s at the San Diego Zoo and aired nationally. He also had a daily talk show, was host of various late-afternoon movie shows and children's programs, and was a longtime weatherman.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1985 | DJ
Cost Engineering Research Inc. won a $5.8-million Navy contract for engineering work on sonar programs.
NEWS
May 7, 1993 | BARBARA BRONSON GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Barbara Bronson Gray is a regular contributor to Valley Life
Our society supports people more in death than in life, at least when it comes to divorce, says Christine Archambault, founder of Divorce Anonymous. "Nobody brings you a casserole. Family members take sides; there's no closing ritual--like a funeral--and sometimes very little assistance," says Archambault, who is also co-author of Divorce Recovery (Bantam, $4.50). But there are a range of groups committed to helping people navigate the emotional and legal hurdles that often accompany divorce.
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