June 12, 1995
Herb Sterne, 89, Hollywood publicist who touted such films as "Born Yesterday" and "My Fair Lady" and represented such stars as Rita Hayworth, Joan Crawford and Judy Holliday. Sterne began his career as a drama and film critic for a Calcutta newspaper and then Rob Wagner's Hollywood magazine "Script." Sterne wrote the play "Six of Onem," which was produced in Los Angeles in 1937.
September 17, 1987
Your recent article on San Marino's proposed ban on those noisy leaf blowers mentioned that it was patterned after a Beverly Hills ordinance. As one who lived in Beverly Hills many years ago--and for years contributed material to Rob Wagner's Script magazine, once published there--I am reminded of one of Rob's running gags in his regional magazine. According to Wagner, there was an ongoing feud between San Marino and Beverly Hills regarding who had the snootiest garbage. It appears to me there's a slight parallel in the two affluent cities' quixotic efforts to demand silence while other ordinary cities merely grumble at the noise and bear it. Personally, I decry the combined din of power saws, power mowers, accelerating sports cars and motorcycles as much as the next resident.
June 1, 1989 |
Three Orange County ad agencies were among those carting off honors in the recent 43rd annual competition sponsored by Los Angeles Advertising Women. Among the local entrants, Roberts/Mealer, Emerson Marketing/Communications received the most awards. Staffers at the Costa Mesa agency won three Lulu statuettes--the organization's most coveted award--and an award for excellence for their direct marketing and sales promotion brochures. Those at Roberts/Mealer who won were Lynda Lawrence, Bruce Mayo, Pat Holohan, Chuck Roberts, Jill Stone and Rob Wagner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2000 |
Two years ago, Aimee Bender received rave reviews for "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt," her best-selling collection of quirky short stories that, according to Publishers Weekly, "take place at the intersection of fairy tale and everyday life, of hilarity and heartbreak." Now Bender, who sold her story collection two weeks before finishing UC Irvine's graduate program in writing, is back with an equally quirky first novel that is earning her more critical hosannas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2000 |
It's back. The ninth annual Performance Poetry Contest--Orange County's only annual poetry contest with established criteria for professional judging--will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Gypsy Den Grand Central Cafe in Artist's Village, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. Anyone who wants to compete--and pay a $5 entry fee--can sign up for the contest, but only the first 15 readers to register, beginning at 6:30 p.m., will be allowed to read.
August 20, 2000
TODAY BRENTWOOD: Dori Carter reads "Beautiful Wasps Having Sex," Dutton's Books, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., 2 p.m. (888) DUTTONS. COSTA MESA: Paul Paolicelli discusses "Dances With Luigi," Borders Books & Music, 3333 Bear St., 2 p.m. (714) 432-7854. MONTROSE: Joan Anderson discusses "A Year by the Sea," Once Upon a Time, 2284 Honolulu Ave., 4 p.m. (818) 248-9668. ORANGE: Rob Wagner signs "Red Ink, White Lie," Borders Books & Music, 20 City Drive West, 3 p.m. (714) 385-1025.