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January 26, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He may have grown up in Philadelphia, but comedian Todd Glass has become the ultimate Southern California comic. The Fountain Valley-based comedian has outfitted his Jeep with a folding stage, complete with sound system and simulated comedy-club brick-wall backdrop. He's done impromptu shows at the beach, and, he says, he has even performed in front of 500 people at a party in San Diego. He calls himself the "Mobile Comedian." "It's just sort of like a toy," says Glass of his comedy-on-wheels.
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January 26, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He may have grown up in Philadelphia, but comedian Todd Glass has become the ultimate Southern California comic. The Fountain Valley-based comedian has outfitted his Jeep with a folding stage, complete with sound system and simulated comedy-club brick-wall backdrop. He's done impromptu shows at the beach, and, he says, he has even performed in front of 500 people at a party in San Diego. He calls himself the "Mobile Comedian." "It's just sort of like a toy," says Glass of his comedy-on-wheels.
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May 3, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN
Pleased with the "overwhelming response" to a series of Wednesday night comedy shows last month, the Coach House plans to keep offering comedy on a regular basis, a spokesperson for the concert club has announced. John Knight, Steve Epstein, Vince Champ and Chance Langton will perform Saturday. Jeff Brown, Dan Reddington, Joe Morris, Doug Starks will perform Wednesday; John Crane, Shang, Ron Robertson and Carl Wolfson will perform May 15. All three shows will begin at 8 p.m.; tickets are $10.
NEWS
August 6, 1987
A deadlocked City Council has failed to confirm acting Fire Chief Ron Robertson as permanent head of the department. By a 2-2 vote, the four-member council rejected City Administrator Ora E. Lampman's recommendation that Robertson be named chief. At Monday's meeting, Councilman Mark A. T. Nymeyer sharply criticized Lampman for bringing the matter to the council without enough support to confirm Robertson and accused the administrator of insubordination.
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May 5, 1989 | Marlena Donohue
Santa Barbara artist Ron Robertson shows assemblage chocked with dizzying references to the lost continent Atlantis, the Bible, classical myths and medieval lore, not to mention a few of the soap-opera legends that have replaced myth for contemporary man. All the info is unified by constant allusions to political and military power and that age-old force that Marcel Duchamp said fuels the world, Eros. Most assemblage artists appropriate junk; Robertson prefers to create objects, toys, stone and metal fragments that ape the look of wear and tear.
NEWS
February 8, 1997 | Associated Press
The head of the city's police union called Friday for putting the troubled Police Department under direct federal control. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) said "drastic action" may be needed. The talk came two days after a decorated police officer was fatally shot in his patrol car at a traffic light outside a nightclub. The city's murder rate has been rising, with 46 slayings already this year, after 398 in all of 1996.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
The competition heats up in the "Captain Morgan Laff Off" Sunday and Monday at the Irvine Improv, as the monthlong contest winds to a close. Four Mondays of comedy one-upmanship have narrowed the field of hopefuls from 48 to 17 for Sunday's semifinals. The four survivors will move on to Monday's finals, where they will compete for a top prize of $4,000 and four weeks of bookings at the Improv. Second and third prizes are $1,000 and $500 respectively, each with three weeks of Improv bookings.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2000
Patricia Hogan suggests that what kids today need is more heroes such as those portrayed in "The Patriot" (Saturday Letters, July 15). I suggest the reason people lament the lack of heroes today is that our leaders are being compared with the statues we've made of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, et al. The principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence and codified in the Bill of Rights are accepted as true, and have led to the creation of...
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November 15, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Robert Baker, novelist and filmmaker whose over-the-top satire enthusiastically blended humor with rage and violence, has died. He was 50. Baker, perhaps best known for his novel "Tim and Pete," committed suicide Nov. 5 in his Pacific Palisades home, said his friend Ken Camp. The writer's other books include "Adrenaline," about two gay fugitives, "Fuel-Injected Dreams," a sendup of the rock music industry, and "Boy Wonder," which satirized the film business Baker came to loathe.
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November 14, 1991 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Astrong gust of kitsch blows through the Ventura County Museum of History and Art, which is presenting the no-nonsense cowboy-and-Indian lore of magazine illustrator W.D. Koerner. The man to call when Western imagery was required, Koerner (1878-1938) was a noted illustrator whose paintings graced the pages of the Saturday Evening Post and other curl-up-and-read publications of the period. In terms of wild-West mythology, the show leaves few cliches unturned.
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