July 23, 1992 |
Lonnie Miramontes, a 38-year-old father of four, has just become a grandfather. Last week, before his daughter's baby was born, he admitted to feeling nervous, as if he were becoming a father all over again. "You always worry about what might happen," he said. Miramontes and his wife were both 17 when their first child, Joseph, was born. Miramontes' mother was also 17 when he came into the world. And his grandmother was 16 when she gave birth to his mother.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2013 |
It isn't easy sometimes to be an ordinary person in Los Angeles, so near to and yet so far from the city's glamorous events. You hear about the grand Oscar parties, but you will never be invited. The award ceremony may be taking place minutes from where you live, but you watch it at home, on TV, in your sweat pants - and you might as well be in Dubuque. Rodeo Drive too can make you feel like a scrap on the cutting room floor. As you stroll the wide and immaculate sidewalks of Beverly Hills' iconic shopping street, you pass by boutiques you'd feel self-conscious walking into.
July 20, 1995
Thomas M. Crail, executive director of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, died Saturday of complications of AIDS. He was 41. Before he took the job with the chamber, the Charleston, Ill., native was a nationally recognized dancer. During his 20-year career, Crail performed with and managed some of the nation's top dance companies, including the San Francisco Ballet and the Joffrey II Dancers.. Crail became executive director of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 1988..
August 14, 1998 |
With the warm, joyous "Gadjo Dilo," Algerian-born French filmmaker-composer Tony Gatlif completes his beguiling Gypsy triptych.
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July 26, 2000 |
A 30-year-old man died and his passenger was critically injured Tuesday in an apparent street race when their car skidded off a winding mountain road. Two vehicles were racing down Tuna Canyon Road about 6 p.m., when one of the cars plunged over the side and down a 50-foot embankment near Sabina Drive, said California Highway Patrol Officer Richard Perez. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, said Dan Opbroek, a dispatch supervisor for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
July 8, 1990
When I was in grade school during the 1940s, and at the urging of the Fire Department, I was able to persuade my parents to sign pledges that they would never again smoke in bed or throw lighted cigarettes out car windows. Twenty-five years later, after proper indoctrination by television and school authorities, my son was able to persuade his father and me to give up our smoking habits. Frankly, it never occurred to my parents or to us to question the truth of these childish edicts.
August 23, 2007
The penultimate concert in the KCRW World Festival series at the Hollywood Bowl spotlights some notable female performers, topped by headlining R&B innovator Macy Gray. The idiosyncratic singer, whose latest album features production from the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.
June 4, 2008 |
Chicago Cardinal Francis George asked Father Michael Pfleger to take a leave to "reflect on his recent statements" regarding New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and her bid for the White House. During a guest sermon at Sen. Barack Obama's former church last week, Pfleger mocked Clinton, saying she felt entitled to the Democratic nomination for president. Pfleger's comments, along with past controversial statements by Trinity United Church of Christ's former longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., led Obama to resign his membership.