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July 13, 1986 | Week in Review stories compiled by staff writers Gary Jarlson, Jerry Hicks and Jody Becker
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 | ENRIQUE BLANC
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.
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.
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
February 5, 1988 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
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.
February 12, 1989 | MARGO KAUFMAN, Margo Kaufman is a contributing editor of this magazine.
THIS year, give her a valentine she'll never forget," reads an ad for a diamond- and ruby-studded bracelet. I shake my head sadly. So far, my three-year campaign to convince my husband that Valentine's Day is not just a merchandising ploy dreamed up by florists has been totally unrewarding. My friend Sabina says that I can easily train my mate to give me a gift. "All mates have to be trained," she insists.
July 27, 2004 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
As Bree Walker sat alone and stranded in the middle of nowhere inside a large weather-beaten vehicle, the childhood taunt of her older brother returned to haunt her. The two were teasing each other, trading insults the way siblings do, when brother Eryk spat out, "The only way you'll ever be able to make a living is as a freak in a carnival." He meant no real harm with the remark, but it stung just enough for Walker to recall it decades later.
It took a little help from some American friends, but the Mexican rockeros --playing a major L.A. venue alongside English-speaking bands for the first time--responded fully when it was needed.
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