CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2005 |
Matthew McGrory, the deep-voiced, 7-foot-plus actor who moved from appearances on Howard Stern's radio show to a high-profile role as a gentle giant in Tim Burton's "Big Fish," has died. He was 32. McGrory died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, said director Drew Sky, who was working with him on his current movie, a biopic of wrestler-turned-actor Andre the Giant. He appeared to have died of natural causes, police said.
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.
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.
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.
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.