CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1988 |
At the birthplace of the Valley Girl, the idea is either totally tubular or it's grody to the max . People are choosing sides over a plan to raise the roof of the Sherman Oaks Galleria shopping center--first popularized in the song "Valley Girl"--to make room for four new movie theaters. The Pacific Theatre Corp. wants to add a fourth floor to the trendy mall so it can double the size of the 1,100-seat cinema complex it operates next to the Galleria's glossy center-court atrium.
February 4, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before making sure my electric bill is paid up. The Skinny: I wonder if that blackout during the Super Bowl would have been as much fun without Twitter around for people to crack jokes and stay interested in the game. I just hope that Joe Flacco's swearing won't lead to another decade-long legal battle between CBS and the FCC. Monday's headlines include a recap of the weekend box office, a look at the sometimes tense relationship between Legendary Films head Thomas Tull and Warner Bros., and the challenges of trying to make historical films look right.
March 23, 2004 |
For four decades, figuratively and literally, with an elegant smile that hid an unimaginable strain, she carried their catcher. On Monday, the Dodgers tearfully did the same for her. Former players and executives filled a Forest Lawn chapel to honor a teammate who played every day, played with passion, and played in pain. Her name was Roxie Campanella, and, wherever she is today, here's hoping she and Roy are dancing. "They're back together again," said Don Newcombe.
September 23, 1996 |
Ed Neumeier had a dream. "I wanted to do a big, silly, jingoistic, xenophobic, let's-go-out-and-kill-the-enemy movie, and I had settled on the idea that it should be against insects," says the screenwriter-co-producer ("RoboCop"). "I wanted to make a war movie, but I also wanted to make a teenage romance movie."
December 4, 2011 |
A Westside compound that "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had been leasing for the last several months has come on the market at $5.995 million. Built in the 1990s, the west-facing property encompasses almost half an acre and overlooks Stone Canyon Reservoir and Bel-Air. The main house features an open-plan living and dining room, a den, four bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. The recently renovated guesthouse contains an additional bedroom and 11/2 bathrooms.
March 29, 1990 |
The synthesizer music throbs with an irresistible beat. Tightly edited scenes of attractive young people flash by--biking, dancing, working on computers, playing volleyball. Innovative video techniques superimpose moody graphics over live action. A seductive yet authoritative male voice narrates. What's going on here? Is this the latest MTV rock video? A commercial for beer or soft drinks? The opening to a new teen romance movie? Guess again.
October 12, 1988 |
Like millions of consumers, Kathy Wein of Rockville, Md., would rather rent than buy movies when she visits her local video store. "We just wouldn't watch one movie over and over again," she says. A video, after all, "isn't like a book." Not yet, at least. But if the video industry's projections prove accurate, home-video libraries may someday be as common as record or book collections. In this post-literate vision of America, "War and Peace" will share the den shelf with "The Terminator."
May 17, 1996 |
It's around 4:30 a.m. The outside world is still dark and in slumber. Deepak Chopra, best-selling author and New Age guru to a host of celebrities, begins his day in the study of his La Jolla home, mind focused, body relaxed, deep in meditation. He remains in this state for the next 90 minutes.