September 23, 1990
Because the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay has had a woman conductor, Frances Steiner, as music director since 1974, we were particularly interested in Greta Beigel's Sept. 9 article "Music, Maestra." The award-winning, fully professional orchestra presents a five-concert subscription series as a resident company at the Norris Theatre for the Performing Arts in Palos Verdes. Ms. Beigel should have included Frances Steiner's name among the several women she listed as pioneers in this field.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1988
The South Bay Chamber Orchestra is the new name of the Baroque Consortium Chamber Orchestra, which was founded on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 1973 as an amateur group and turned professional at the end of the decade. Robert W. Miller, president of the orchestra board, said the name was changed because the orchestra is the only "fully professional" orchestra in the South Bay and is working to become a regional ensemble.
May 20, 2013 |
Sometimes smaller is better. That's the philosophy of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp., which owns 415 sporting-goods stores in 12 states, about half of them in California. The El Segundo company believes that operating a large number of easily accessible, smaller stores is more profitable than offering fewer big ones. The average size of its stores is 11,000 square feet, less than a quarter the size of its big-box competitors. "It allows us to be more convenient in metropolitan markets," said Steven G. Miller, Big 5's chief executive and son of co-founder Robert W. Miller.
July 30, 1995 |
MERYL STREEP, who co-stars with Clint Eastwood in "The Bridges of Madison County," and her husband, sculptor DONALD GUMMER, have sold their Brentwood home of five years for close to its $3.75-million asking price, sources say. The couple purchased the gated, contemporary Mediterranean for just under $3.5 million when she came to Hollywood for the first time to make a movie, which was the comedy "Defending Your Life," co-starring Albert Brooks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1987 |
The Baroque Consortium Chamber Orchestra, a professional ensemble that seems to have caught the fancy of local audiences, has a couple of new feathers in its cap as it prepares to open its fifth season Sunday at the Norris Community Theatre in Rolling Hills Estates. The group has become the resident orchestra at the Norris, where it has played for the past four years, and has received a grant from the California Arts Council.