CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2000
Re "Law Doesn't Deter Cuban Smugglers," June 25: Intimidated witnesses. Juries who refuse to convict the guilty. Judges who hand down pussycat sentences. A populace that regards criminals as heroes. The Klan is alive and well in Miami. HENRY OSTERMILLER Costa Mesa
January 8, 2008 |
The CW will move its Monday comedy lineup to Sundays beginning Feb. 10 as part of a series of schedule changes. "Everybody Hates Chris" will air Sundays at 8 p.m., followed by "Aliens in America," "Girlfriends" and "The Game." Replacing them at 8 p.m. Mondays will be the first-year teen drama "Gossip Girl," starting Jan. 28, followed at 9 p.m. by the unscripted series, "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious," whose season is set to begin Feb. 18. Reruns of "Pussycats Dolls Present: Girlicious" will air at 9 p.m. Wednesdays, after "America's Next Top Model," whose 10th season begins Feb. 20.
February 3, 1991 |
Given the bombast and harsh assault of Queen's biggest hits, it's a shock to find that the heart of the British quartet's 16th album is made of soft, sweet, sticky, sentimental goo. The goo actually goes down well: The nostalgic reverie, "These Are the Days of Our Lives," and "Delilah" (in which Freddie Mercury makes a likable fool of himself singing a love ode to his beloved pet pussycat) both have a mellow, straightforward appeal.
December 4, 1989 |
Roberto Duran, who will fight Sugar Ray Leonard in Las Vegas Thursday night, remains one of the most enigmatic figures in sports. Some of the different faces of Duran: Felix Pinango, a television producer and longtime friend of Duran, told USA Today: "He's a primitive. Money doesn't interest him. He believes in his own destiny. For him, fighting has no end. He's like Jack Palance playing Barabbas the gladiator.
June 12, 2003 |
Bill Manoff's romantic comedy "The Owl and the Pussycat," in which an author and a prostitute move in ever-tighter concentric circles, left its mark on Broadway and in Hollywood, courtesy of the screen adaptation starring Barbra Streisand and George Segal. Starting this weekend, it lands in Oxnard, in a production by the Elite Theater Company. * Elite Theatre Company The Petite Playhouse, 730 South B St., Oxnard Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; ends July 13 $12 to $14 (805) 483-5118
December 21, 2000
Arizona's Childsplay Theatre will present its unusual production of "The Owl and the Pussycat" on Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, for ages 4 and older. The jazzy, fanciful romance, based on Edward Lear's classic nonsensical poem, has a twist: It's sung in English, but the owl hoots in Portuguese, the cat purrs in German, and on their whimsical journey, they meet a French pig and a Serbo-Croatian turkey.