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May 5, 1993 | ANDREA HEIMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Aundre Buyard's South-Central Los Angeles neighborhood, scarred by last year's rioting, is filled with vacant lots and burned-out buildings. "You can look at people's faces and see the struggles, the hard times and the pain," says the soft-spoken 18-year-old. "It makes me very depressed." His escape is a world of paint brushes, drawing pencils and sketch pads.
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May 5, 1993 | ANDREA HEIMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Aundre Buyard's South-Central Los Angeles neighborhood, scarred by last year's rioting, is filled with vacant lots and burned-out buildings. "You can look at people's faces and see the struggles, the hard times and the pain," says the soft-spoken 18-year-old. "It makes me very depressed." His escape is a world of paint brushes, drawing pencils and sketch pads.
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NEWS
July 4, 1993
The Dodgers Community Services Department's Heroes in Service program honors individuals who have helped improve their communities through their work with nonprofit agencies. Recent honorees who have been announced during pregame ceremonies include: * Gloria Gary of Westmont-Athens for preparing home-cooked meals for the homeless each Sunday at South Park in South-Central. * Richard Valenza of Los Angeles, who heads up Re-Style L.A.
NEWS
February 12, 1993 | DEBRA GENDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On the plane to L.A. Tuesday night, French eyewear designer Alain Mikli, in town to launch his new $75-to-$125 Mikli Eyewear line, sketched two styles of glasses for Donna Karan. "One she asked for, and one she didn't," said Mikli, laughing. The simpatico that the designer feels with Karan is vital, says Mikli. Case in point: He declined Michael Jackson's invitation to collaborate on a line of eyewear. "I didn't know how I could translate his imagination."
NEWS
January 28, 1994 | DEBRA GENDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The publishing world is abuzz this week over the news that 35-year-old James Truman--editor of Details magazine--will replace the venerable Alexander Liberman, 81, as editorial director at Conde Nast Publications Inc. Truman's rapid ascent, after only six years at the company, has prompted speculation about his ability to oversee the company's 13 magazines, including such style bibles as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Allure and GQ.
NEWS
April 16, 1993 | DEBRA GENDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
H ey, Girlfriends!!! Thus begins a letter going around town this week, from one girlfriend to another. Send one pair of undies of your choice to the first person, listed as No. 1 below, and send a copy of this letter to six of your friends. This is not a chain letter . . . . It's for fun. An odd form of merrymaking, but young girls, they do get weary, wearing that same old Jockey for Her. You'll receive 36 pairs of underwear. It's fun (that word again!
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August 28, 2000 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
CBS is crowing about the estimated 72 million who watched at least some of Wednesday's two-hour finale of "Survivor." To put this in perspective, that means about 201 million Americans wanted no part of it. But there I go again. More e-mails than even George W. Bush can count poured in responding to my brilliant and flawless column pointing out imperfections in Wednesday's "Survivor" on CBS and shameless promotion of it by the network's own news minions.
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