HOME & GARDEN
December 31, 1994 |
Pasadena's annual parade will be Monday; the other rose parade will in the days after as gardeners descend on nurseries to buy roses in the bare-root stage. In addition to old favorites, there are almost 50 new selections for 1995. They include roses in novel colors and with sweet perfumes, easy care ground covers and shrubs, traditional floribunda and hybrid teas with classic form and long stems for elegant arrangements.
April 15, 1994 |
Parents and teachers don't always tell kids the truth. The favorite stories of childhood are not always what they seem. That fact is part of the message of juxtaposi tion of three one-acts in "The Politics of Fairy Tales," now playing at NoHo Studios. Think about what are considered kiddie yarns. "Gulliver's Travels" is an intricate political satire of Jonathan Swift's era. "Huckleberry Finn" is a serious adult novel dealing to a great extent with race relations and slavery.
March 23, 1994 |
Most people are content to reminisce now and then about their childhood. Most writers have an uncontrollable urge to write about theirs. Science-fiction maven Ray Bradbury is no exception. But, like the one bygone day Emily in "Our Town" chooses to revisit, Bradbury picks a summer day in 1928, a magical time when his alter ego, 12-year-old Douglas Spaulding, was suddenly goosed into growing up. There are other similarities with Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." Bradbury's Greentown, Ill.
June 22, 1992 |
Make no mistake about it, Ben Wattenberg is one man seriously in love with America. And like many lovers, the social-political commentator is looking at the real world with rose-colored glasses. (One of his past books is "The Good News Is the Bad News Is Wrong."
January 5, 1992 |
Life really can be less of a headache when viewed through rose-tinted spectacles, according to a study released Friday. Ophthalmic specialists at Birmingham University in central England found that after four months of using colored lenses, the average number of migraine attacks among children ages 8 to 14 fell from 6.2 to 1.6 a month. Their findings were published in the latest issue of the British doctors' journal Pulse.
March 26, 1991 |
Nothing eases the stress of metropolitan crowding and gridlock like a drive through the high desert, while it lasts. On a recent weekend I had agreed to make talks at a luncheon on Saturday in Spring Valley Lake, near Victorville, and at a dinner Sunday in Bakersfield. Rather than drive up to Victorville, come home and then go over the Ridge Route to Bakersfield, we decided to stay overnight in Spring Valley Lake and take the high desert and the Tehachapi pass to Bakersfield.
December 30, 1990 |
Pasadena is everyone's hometown on New Year's morning. Especially mine. It is a cold, damp and exhilarating ritual to be there in the milling, holiday crowd-and that has been my assignment for most of the years since 1949. I have been a reporter in the midst of the pre-parade preparations, enduring the hardships of the night and waiting for the first light of dawn. It is the only time of the year that I wear gloves and a scarf on television. Covering the Rose Parade has been a great KTLA tradition that continues today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1990
The president of El Salvador is seeing his situation through rose-colored glasses. He should come to Los Angeles and live incognito and learn from his fellow Salvadorans just how "so-called" the democracy is in that country. He can try to "red herring" us by pointing out actions of FMLN or actions by his forces done to discredit FMLN, but he cannot conceal the overwhelming use of killing and torture done by forces under his direction. MARLENE BRONTE, Los Angeles