CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2011 |
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor died early Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with her four children at her side, publicist Sally Morrison said. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said Mickey Rooney played Elizabeth Taylor's trainer in "Lassie Come Home.
May 9, 1985 |
When the City of Glendale replaced old-fashioned cast-iron lampposts along Colorado Street with sleek 40-foot-high aluminium poles and bright sodium lights, it created "one of the least-attractive streets in Glendale," according to the Glendale Historical Society. In a report submitted to the City Council, the society charged that the installation of new light standards throughout the city is destroying the "character of neighborhoods and historical districts."
October 14, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Five years after the U.S. financial crisis helped cause a deep global recession, foreign leaders are worried that history is going to repeat itself. The fiscal impasse that has partially shut the federal government now threatens to trigger a U.S. default that would roil financial markets worldwide, leading an agitated China to suggest replacing the dollar as the international reserve currency. "As U.S. politicians of both political parties are still shuffling back and forth between the White House and the Capitol Hill without striking a viable deal to bring normality to the body politic they brag about, it is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world," China's official state-run news agency, Xinhua, said in an English-language commentary Sunday.
September 2, 2013 |
John Force has known triumph and tragedy on the track, but now the drag-racing legend is having to battle back from a financial 1-2 punch. Two of Force's biggest sponsors, Ford and Castrol motor oil, recently announced separately that they plan to pull their support after the 2014 season, a major setback for his four-car team based in Yorba Linda. Both companies, in so many words, said they were looking for better returns on their marketing spending than they could earn where Force competes, in the National Hot Rod Assn.'s premier Mello Yello Series.
July 15, 2013 |
The ESPN Zone sports bar and restaurant at L.A. Live closed over the weekend to make way for three new restaurants at the downtown Los Angeles entertainment venue next to Staples Center. ESPN Zone will be replaced with Smashburger, Live Basil Pizza and Tom's Urban 24, all of which are operated by Consumer Concept Group of Denver. "We'll bring a lower price point to an area right now dominated by white tablecloth sit-down restaurants," said Rick Schaden, chairman of Consumer Concept Group.
April 17, 1988 |
Just beneath the pale softness of her Botticelli face some vague hint of trepidation shows as Suzanne Farrell floats into the lobby of the Chateau Marmont. Her uneasiness, masked perhaps by the calm and quietude that surrounds the hotel, is almost palpable. But nothing is different. Farrell has always made her aura palpable.
January 11, 1990 |
Question: I often see people swerving sharply to avoid broken glass in the road. I wonder whether broken glass can really cause a tire to go flat? Is it worth the bother to avoid glass?--B.M. Answer: Very seldom, if ever, can broken glass puncture a steel-belted radial tire or cause a blowout, but certain kinds of broken glass can damage a tire and cause it to fail prematurely.
June 22, 1989 |
After 124 years of gracing dining tables with its delicate rose design and 24-carat gold rim and ring on a cream and white porcelain, the popular Rosalinde classic china pattern has reached its final year. Charles W. Thompson, president of Haviland & Co., has announced that Rosalinde, one of the French porcelain company's oldest patterns, will be available for replacements and add-ons only through the end of December. "It's a little saddening," said Terry Friend, marketing assistant at Haviland in New Jersey, "we're getting a lot of frantic responses from people--from grandmothers who started off with the set and passed it on from generation to generation; from a lot of young brides who are trying to find replacement pieces."
April 1, 2013 |
Millions have worn the nicotine patch, chewed the gum or sucked on the lozenge as a way to wean themselves off cigarettes. But millions more have ripped off the patch or spit out the gum or lozenges because they slipped and smoked a cigarette, and believed the warning labels that suggested the combination was dangerous. Don't worry, the Food & Drug Administration said Monday. Keep using the patch, gum or lozenges and keep trying to quit, even if you're still smoking: there's no danger to using both, at least for a short period.