CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1991 |
The Lawndale City Council has ordered an investigation of City Manager John E. Nowak's handling of a four-unit condominium project last year. After a lengthy, often contentious debate among council members at Thursday's meeting, the council voted 5 to 0 to direct City Atty. David J. Aleshire to determine whether Nowak acted improperly in issuing permits for Jonathan Stein's project. Gary McDonald, a local activist and former planning commissioner, alleged at the council's Dec.
January 24, 1991 |
She may say "no, no" but her fan says "yes, yes." A woman in 18th-Century England might have told a suitor she was not interested in him, but a peek over her fan sent a contradictory message. This was the age of coded communication, theatrical gestures and grandiose style. During the 18th Century in England, the upper-classes seemed to make everything bigger than life. Clothes were huge, elaborate costumes. Sentences were punctuated with a flourish of gestures.
February 13, 1986 |
Artifacts from the Egyptian Village Cafe, Glendale's famous fantasy-style restaurant of the 1920s which was torn down last year, have been donated for use in another fantasy kind of place--one of the theme parks owned by Walt Disney Productions. The Glendale Historical Society acquired and stored architectural features from the cafe after it lost a long battle to preserve the building.
January 13, 2003 |
In an unusual move, a group of small investors who say they lost their life savings because of Wall Street analyst Jack Grubman's puffed-up stock rating for WorldCom Inc. are taking their complaints en masse to the security industry's watchdog group. More than 100 investors are filing an arbitration claim today with the National Assn. of Securities Dealers, said Robert Weiss, the investors' attorney. Weiss said his firm could handle up to 100,000 similar claims.
August 30, 1996 |
Former TriStar Pictures President Marc Platt is the preferred candidate of MCA Inc. to replace Hal Lieberman as head of production for Universal Pictures, according to sources close to the studio. Lieberman left the post this week to become an independent producer at the studio. Sources said Platt could enter formal talks with MCA brass as early as this weekend.
December 25, 2012 |
Memorials to the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims flourished on Christmas Day as Newtown, Conn., police got a break from holiday duty, with officers from nearby jurisdictions relieving them. The usual Christmas trappings dotted the town -- wreaths, trees -- but alongside the teddy bears and other mementos dominated by the number 26, for the 20 students and six school staffers shot dead at Sandy Hook on Dec. 14. The Danbury News Times reported 26 Christmas stockings dangling from a rail, 26 cardboard angels in the snow, 26 Christmas trees at one intersection -- tributes that, in number, omit Nancy Lanza, the shooter's mother and his first victim.
August 13, 1999 |
Mag Instruments Inc., maker of the popular Mag-Lite flashlights, said Thursday that it won a patent dispute with Temecula-based Bright Ideas & More, after Bright Ideas agreed not to market its AmperLite 2000 flashlight in the United States. Mag, based in Ontario, had sued Bright Ideas, contending that its AmperLite infringed a number of Mag patents. The case was about to go forward in U.S.
December 16, 2012 |
NEWTOWN, Conn. - It was meant to be a day of mourning, but parishioners inside a Catholic Church here had their fears renewed Sunday when a bomb threat forced a mid-morning evacuation and a SWAT team converged and surrounded a rectory. The threat, which came during morning services, was “a menacing call that threatened to disrupt the Mass in a violent way,” said Brian Wallace, a spokesman for the local diocese. As parishioners filed out of St. Rose of Lima Church, there was a swell of raw emotion -- disappointment, distress, anger and sadness, Wallace said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2000
Ending one of the nation's most contentious and costly palimony battles, flashlight mogul Anthony Maglica has agreed to pay $29 million to his former companion of 20 years, Claire Maglica, a woman he never married who claims to have helped him build his multimillion-dollar company. The settlement reached last week represents a fraction of the $84 million awarded to Claire Maglica by an Orange County jury in 1994.
February 6, 1998 |
"18 Years Later." With that pre-credit title nudge, the sequel to John Landis' supercharged 1980 car chase and R&B comedy "The Blues Brothers" begins, and you are warned: If you don't have a detailed and reverent memory for the first film, rent it and love it, or save your money for the soundtrack. "Blues Brothers 2000" is the best noise you're going to hear all year. "BB 2000" actually plays more like a self-celebrating 20-year reunion of aging hipsters than a sequel.