CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2012 |
Veteran actress Lupe Ontiveros, the El Paso-born daughter of Mexican immigrants, once estimated that she had played the role of a maid more than 150 times during her career. That's why the 4-foot-11 actress was so overjoyed more than a decade ago when director Miguel Arteta approached her backstage after a theatrical showcase and said he had a screenplay for her to consider. "He said, 'Look at the part of Beverly,'" Ontiveros recalled in a 2009 National Public Radio interview. "I said, 'Beverly?
March 7, 2001 |
* PACIFIC (17-10) vs. CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO (11-16), 12:30 p.m.--Pacific won both games between the teams, 69-57, and 69-45. Pacific's Selena Ho ranks second in the conference in scoring with a 15.1 average and Millie Kimpton is fourth with a 13-point average. Pacific leads the conference with 39.2% three-point shooting. Cal Poly has good balance with sophomore Caroline Rowles leading the way with 10.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. Rowles has made 13 of her last 25 field-goal attempts.
July 5, 2003 |
When a play sets out to be deliberately instructive, dramatic integrity can suffer. Such is not the case with "Order My Steps," a Cornerstone Theater production at Watts Labor Community Action Committee's center in South L.A. "Steps" is part of Cornerstone's ongoing Faith-Based Theater Cycle, an ambitious examination of issues of faith and organized religion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1995 |
The sister of Nicole Brown Simpson had never even heard of Selena when the popular Tejano singer was shot to death six months ago in Texas. But when Tanya Brown's boyfriend played one of Selena's ballads, the haunting words moved her profoundly, inspiring her to link the deaths of her sister and the singer in a campaign against spousal abuse in Spanish-speaking families. Selena's song "hit me hard," Brown said.
April 27, 1995 |
KLSX-FM(97.1), the local outlet for Howard Stern's nationally syndicated morning show, is fighting back against a Latino organization that organized a boycott of station advertisers. General Manager Bob Moore has gone on the air with an editorial denouncing the group's "bullying" actions and urging listeners to call the organization to complain.
June 8, 2001 |
FILM A Woman's World . . . Not A study of the top-grossing films of 2000 found that the "celluloid ceiling" remains remarkably low in the Hollywood movie business, with women holding only 17% of above-the-line jobs from producers and directors to writers, cinematographers and editors.
May 22, 1999 |
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
April 9, 1995
As expected, in the aftermath of the murder of Latin singing star Selena on March 31, there's been a run on her albums. Four jumped into the Top 10 of both the Times' Southern California Latin chart and the national Latin chart. Some industry observers predict the Selena sales boom will last a few months.