March 11, 1988 |
Knott's Berry Farm will soon have some famous footprints that even the late Sid Grauman would envy. Sasquatch--also known as Bigfoot--is coming to Orange County. Yes, after years of everybody searching high and low from Moscow to Washington for the legendary big ape, Bigfoot's tracks will soon be found wandering through Knott's new Wild Water Wilderness attraction.
December 29, 1996 |
Benilde Little, in her first novel, "Good Hair," has written what some might consider an oxymoron: a black comedy of manners. Contrary to what's normally seen of black Americans in the mainstream media, where crack and guns are endemic, the only things that come out blazing here are diamond engagement rings--inherited whoppers, at that. And the cracks are hairline, in beloved Limoges passed down through generations.
March 5, 1989 |
Even a true believer in Bigfoot concedes that the tabloids sometimes get carried away: "HUGE BIGFOOT MONSTER TERRORIZES THE ROCKIES! It stunk like a sewer, roared like a lion and clutched the leg of an animal in its hand." " 'BIGFOOT ATTACKED US!' Blood-Crazed Creature Savages Camera Crew and Pounds 2-Ton Truck Into Junkyard Scrap." Paul Freeman smiles at the mention of such outlandish reports. He collects them and keeps the clippings in a cardboard box.
April 8, 2014 |
After Coachella, the deluge. Organizers of San Francisco's Outside Lands announced the music festival's 2014 lineup early Tuesday, mere days before Coachella will informally open the crowded summer festival season on Friday in Indio. Top acts set to appear at the seventh annual Outside Lands, which this year goes down Aug. 8-10 at Golden Gate Park, include Kanye West, the Killers and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, described in a news release as the first act to headline the festival twice.
December 23, 1998 |
Like Sasquatch and the Loch Ness Monster, there's another creature many have heard of but never seen. It's called Deep-Fried Turkey, and it's just now reaching the coasts, though it's been a specialty in Louisiana's Cajun country for years. Mike Pizzolato, manager of Tony's Seafood in Baton Rouge, says he sells about 1,600 deep-fried turkeys in the week before Christmas, but, he admits, most people still like to do it in the comfort of their own backyards.
October 16, 2005 |
Next to a lifelike replica of a giant ape head, the believers milled around tables Saturday covered with casts of large footprints, books about nature's mysteries and T-shirts proclaiming "Bigfoot: Often Imitated, Never Invalidated." While they can have a sense of humor about it, the search for the legendary sasquatch is no joke for many of the nearly 400 people who came here to discuss the latest sightings and tracking techniques at the Texas Bigfoot Conference.
July 13, 2000 |
Angelenos are famous for personalizing their cars. Some motorists decorate them with simple Jack in the Box antenna balls or Laker flags, others smatter them with graffiti, and one Silver Lake resident has festooned his compact with computer keyboard buttons. Cruising Beverly Boulevard the other night, I noticed a white Mini Cooper with a D.B. Cooper license plate and a "D.B. Cooper Lives" bumper sticker. D.B.
April 14, 1999 |
Superb. Stupendous. Sublime. The men of Tenacious D have it all--everything two jobless losers could possibly need to reach the top of the pops. Behold the new kings of rock. They reign. Or that's what they think. The two slobs standing on stage at the House of Blues on Monday, with their acoustic guitars and faded T-shirts, didn't exactly inspire visions of rock-star nirvana.