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.
February 12, 1989 |
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.
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 27, 2004 |
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.