September 19, 1985 |
On the eve of a benefit gala that will raise at least $1 million for AIDS victims and research, actor Rock Hudson released a statement saying that if others have been helped by the acknowledgement of his disease, it meant his sickness "had some positive worth." "I am not happy that I am sick. I am not happy that I have AIDS," Hudson said in the statement, which was read at a news conference Wednesday by AIDS Project L.A. Chairman Peter Scott.
June 14, 2001
"Kenneth Tyler: Thirty Years of Printmaking," opening Sunday at the California Center for the Arts Museum in Escondido, looks at the career of the renowned master printer and publisher who transformed American printmaking through his many innovations.
May 1, 1991 |
It was probably the first time Carol Channing and the rock band Toto have played the same bill. The time was Monday night, the place was the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the occasion was the sixth annual Singers' Salute to the Songwriter, benefiting the Betty Clooney Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury. Rosemary Clooney founded the organization in memory of her sister, who died from an aneurysm in 1976, and the singer shared hosting duties with her brother Nick Clooney.
December 21, 1991
Unranked Mater Dei upset Santa Ana, 1-0, in a nonleague boys' soccer match Friday afternoon at Mater Dei. Trevor Ickes scored on a penalty kick seven minutes into the first half for Mater Dei (4-2-2). Ickes was awarded the kick after defender Anastico Gonzales was called for a hand ball in the penalty area. The Saints, the Southern Section Division 4-A champions and ranked third in the county, fell to 5-2.
February 13, 1987 |
There was something for everyone: style, show-biz flair, camaraderie, nostalgia, friendly competition and, above all, a somber reminder of the times in which we live. Organized by members of the California fashion industry, the event was held last Friday night at the Century Plaza Hotel to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles.
October 14, 2007
Re "Abandoned to fanatics," Opinion, Oct. 9 Salman Rushdie and Sam Harris would have us believe that Muslims despise Ayaan Hirsi Ali because she is an advocate of free speech and conscience. No, many Muslims despise her because of her deliberately provocative comments and insulting attitude toward Islam and the prophet Muhammad. The article states that she was a refugee, granted asylum for fleeing a forced marriage, and calls her a "casualty of Islam."
January 31, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Super Bowl coverage; quarterback Eli Manning; Neil Patrick Harris. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Super Bowl preview; Tim McGraw performs; quarterback Drew Brees. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N)
April 10, 2013 |
As I've noted before, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in December, most Times readers who write letters on gun control favor strong action by Congress. But the coincidence this week of a mass knife attack in Texas and a compromise in the Senate on expanded background checks for firearms buyers has emboldened pro-gun rights readers. Their point: Passing a law that in any way restricts the sale of guns to Americans (via background checks, waiting periods or any other "infringement")
December 17, 2011 |
I met Christopher Hitchens only once. It was in 2007, at BookExpo America, the publishing industry trade show, where we both were on a panel about the ethics of book reviewing. Hitchens, who died Thursday of esophageal cancer at age 62, dismissed the very premise of the discussion — ethics, he suggested, was a matter of action more than intention. To illustrate the point, he told the story of someone who had reviewed one of his early efforts badly; when, sometime later, Hitchens was asked to review a book by the same writer, he jumped at the chance.