CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1996 |
Santa Claus will be in his customary red suit today as he tours Newport Beach's elementary schools, and he will have treats for the children. But something will be missing. He is ditching his customary wooden sleigh pulled by eight reindeer in favor of a sleek police helicopter and a police escort. In a tour organized by the Newport Beach Police Department, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit, via chopper, all eight of the city's elementary schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2001
Marie Bremont, 115, a Frenchwoman believed to be the world's oldest person, died Wednesday in her sleep in a Cande, France, nursing home about 150 miles west of Paris. She earned the title in November with the death of Eva Morris of Britain at the age of 114 years and 361 days. At Bremont's 115th birthday on April 25, she dressed up in a red suit and shared strawberry cake and white wine with friends.
March 18, 1993 |
It's the time of year when the Easter Bunny hops into local shopping malls for photo opportunities with young believers. He also draws a fair number of moms, dads and other potential shoppers. Yet, despite his fame, the bunny can't match the drawing power of the bearded man in the red suit. Last year, the bunny drummed up just 20% of the business that Santa Claus generated, said Stephanie D. Greene, marketing director for the Mall of Orange.
June 22, 1988 |
Nancy Reagan, the First Lady of the United States, also became the First Lady of Hockey on Tuesday. In an event hastily tacked on to her official schedule at the Economic Summit here, Mrs. Reagan visited the National Hockey League Hall of Fame here and was the first woman to be honored by the organization. She earned the honor, according to NHL President John Ziegler, when she participated in an NHL "Just Say No" salute at the Capital Centre outside Washington on March 25. As part of Mrs.
December 24, 2013 |
Forget the jolly fat man in the red suit. In Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital, kids and adults flock to see the Black Santa. Come rain or shine (or snow), the man known as Black Santa sits on the steps of Belfast Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of St Anne from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Dec. 17 to Christmas Eve. He's not there to give away gifts but to collect for about 150 local charities. This Santa derives his name from the Anglican clerical cloak (or cowl) that the dean of the cathedral wears.
December 10, 2012 |
First there was surfing Santa Claus and hockey-playing Santa. Now St. Nick is strapping on an oxygen tank to take photos underwater with shoppers at Sport Chalet. The sporting goods chain, based in La Canada, is offering customers a free photo op with a scuba diving Santa on Dec. 15. at several stores including locales in Irvine, La Canada and Rancho Cucamonga. "All this is required is a smile, swimsuit, and towel," the company said in a statement. The scuba diving is limited to those 10 years old and over, although younger kids hoping to gurgle a few Christmas wishes can opt to snorkel with the big guy in the red suit.
May 12, 1994 |
For Nancy Reagan, it's the little red suit. For Larry King, it's his trademark suspenders. For Cher, black Spandex. Most people have their favorite looks, but some cling to styles like security blankets. They get stuck in a fashion rut. You can see these fashion time-travelers everywhere: Women prance around in miniskirts decades after they should be baring their thighs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1994 |
Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson entered a Van Nuys courtroom through separate doors Tuesday, but they left hand-in-hand. After two days of excruciatingly detailed testimony about Reynolds' foundering financial affairs, the couple hammered out an agreement about how much monthly child support he should pay for their adopted 6-year-old son, Quinton. The agreement was reached in Superior Court Judge Robert M.
September 20, 1990 |
Based on its premiere, "The Flash" traps a speedy man in a slow series. It debuts with a two-hour movie at 8 tonight on CBS (Channels 2 and 8), bringing America a superhero spun from a DC Comics character who fights crime with blinding velocity. It seems that Central City is being terrorized by biker punks led by a murderer named Pike who is mobilizing his leather-jacketed legions to take over the city.
December 3, 2011 |
Hedy Lamarr , a legend of Hollywood's Golden Age and siren of the silver screen who starred in movies such as "Algiers," "White Cargo" and "Samson and Delilah" in the late 1930s and '40s, is remembered today mostly for her exquisite feminine pulchritude. Think of her as the Farrah Fawcett (the red bathing suit pinup-poster version) of her day — a Viennese-born actress whose physical attributes earned her the sobriquet of "the most beautiful woman in the world. " And, in the seven decades since Lamarr's heyday, there's been no small amount of ink spilled chronicling nearly every aspect of her life and career.