February 19, 1989
In reference to your article, "Taxpayers Pay Up When Whittier Council Eats Out," (Times, Jan. 29), my understanding of the use of tax monies is that they should be used for growth and development of the city and the health and welfare of the community in general, not the fat bellies of the politicians. I wholeheartedly agree with former (Councilwoman) Sabina Schwab that the taxpayers should not pay for council meals, and offer the following suggestion to get the taxpayers off the hook: If City Manager Thomas G. Mauck and company can't manage to eat before the City Council meeting, they could have a potluck dinner at City Hall, which will result in saving time, money and maybe pounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1986 |
Despite warnings several months ago that it was inappropriate and violated longstanding guidelines on nepotism, Assemblyman Nolan Frizzelle (R-Huntington Beach) said he sees nothing wrong with the fact that his stepdaughter works for an Assembly subcommittee of which Frizzelle was chairman until recently. "She works for the subcommittee.
March 2, 1993 |
Popular Mexican singer Emmanuel has been trying since the late '70s to avoid the stereotype of the pop performer, and he demonstrated Sunday at the sold-out Universal Amphitheatre that his music is finally achieving that goal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1995
When the city's founders named the streets of Anaheim, women were not overlooked. For instance, Adele, Alberta, Claudina, Emily, Mavis, Pauline, Sabina and Wilhelmina streets all honor early pioneer women in this town founded by German immigrants. One of Anaheim's original settlers, Clementine Langenberger, was the inspiration for Clementine Street. And Helena Street was named for Langenberger's close friend, prominent Polish actress Helena Modjeska.
January 16, 1986
A controversial McDonald's drive-through restaurant has been approved by the City Council for the southeast corner of Colima Road and Whittier Boulevard. Angry residents nearby appealed a Planning Commission decision last November which gave the project the go-ahead. Residents complained that the fast-food eatery would add to traffic problems in the area.
February 5, 1988 |
Director-screenwriter Philip Kaufman certainly can't be faulted for choosing easy source material. His last film was an adaptation of Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff." Now he's taken on "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," the fragmented, multilayered novel-of-ideas by emigre Czech author Milan Kundera. (Selected theaters.) As usual, Kaufman has made a fine-looking film.
April 16, 2004 |
If we only had a couch to take "The Talking Cure." It's apropos not only because Christopher Hampton's play, now at the Mark Taper Forum, features founding figures of psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and their sometime protege Sabina Spielrein. A couch seat also suits Hampton's reverent, simplistic portrait of these pioneers, which comes off as the sort of studied, speechifying docudrama for which cable television was meant.
January 5, 2012 |
Shortly after Russian hysteric Sabina Spielrein is carried kicking and screaming into a Swiss sanitarium, her new doctor, Carl Jung, primly inquires, "What are your interests?" Sabina, portrayed in "A Dangerous Method" by Keira Knightley, snarls in reply: "Suicide and interplanetary travel. " Some icebreaker! Spastic and stammering, Sabina recovers after taking the "talking cure" administered by Jung (Michael Fassbender) under the guidance of his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen)
November 22, 2000 |
Writers write under the influence, drunk on the literature they love. In his varied career as a playwright and novelist, Thornton Wilder once taught comparative literature at the university level. He went on to become the 20th century American stage's unofficial comp-lit instructor, whose tastes ranged from Henrik Ibsen to Gertrude Stein to James Joyce.