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February 22, 1998 | Marla Matzer, Marla Matzer is a frequent contributor to The Times' Business section
Decades before Linda Hamilton muscled up for "Terminator 2," Pudgy Stockton was developing better biceps than most men. She was supporting her husband, Les--not financially, but in high hands-to-hands and other gymnastic maneuvers learned at a place called Muscle Beach. Now Pudgy, 80, and Les, 81, live in a Santa Monica apartment less than a mile from the site of the original Muscle Beach (closed in 1959).
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February 22, 1998 | Marla Matzer, Marla Matzer is a frequent contributor to The Times' Business section
Decades before Linda Hamilton muscled up for "Terminator 2," Pudgy Stockton was developing better biceps than most men. She was supporting her husband, Les--not financially, but in high hands-to-hands and other gymnastic maneuvers learned at a place called Muscle Beach. Now Pudgy, 80, and Les, 81, live in a Santa Monica apartment less than a mile from the site of the original Muscle Beach (closed in 1959).
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July 1, 1995 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN
The Rev. James P. Conn, an unorthodox Methodist minister grounded in the civil rights and anti-war movements, came to Santa Monica in 1973 to revive a moribund church. Instead, he shook up the whole town. Whether acting as a minister, political activist, community organizer or mayor, Conn--who leaves his post to begin work today as the "urban strategist" for the United Methodist Church in the Los Angeles region--played an important role in reshaping Santa Monica's identity and values.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1995 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN
The Rev. James P. Conn, an unorthodox Methodist minister grounded in the civil rights and anti-war movements, came to Santa Monica in 1973 to revive a moribund church. Instead, he shook up the whole town. Whether acting as a minister, political activist, community organizer or mayor, Conn--who leaves his post to begin work today as the "urban strategist" for the United Methodist Church in the Los Angeles region--played an important role in reshaping Santa Monica's identity and values.
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