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September 21, 2001 | Don Shirley
David Proval huffs and puffs but fails to breathe life into "Seltzer-Man," a monologue written by Richard Krevolin, now at the Tiffany Theater. Set at "the end of the '60s" inside a seedy apartment on the Lower East Side of New York, "Seltzer-Man" examines 48-year-old Seymour Allan Cohen, who delivers bottles of seltzer by day and tries to write poetry by night.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2012 | Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Dick Beals, a voice actor best known for injecting youthful enthusiasm into the character of Speedy Alka-Seltzer in mid-20th century television commercials for the pain remedy, has died. He was 85. Beals, whose radio and television career spanned seven decades, died Tuesday at Vista Gardens Memory Care in Vista, said his friend Peter Gorman. "He was one of the great voice actors of all time," Ron Simon, curator of TV and radio at the Paley Center for Media, told The Times on Wednesday.
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FOOD
September 9, 2009
  Dear SOS: While having a lovely lunch at Akasha , I tried their cucumber, pineapple juice and ginger agua fresca . What a refreshing fabulous drink. Just what you want on a hot summer afternoon. Scott Grant Los Angeles Dear Scott: This agua fresca from Akasha combines the refreshing flavors of pineapple and cucumber, lightened with a little seltzer and finished with a punch of bright ginger flavor. Served in a tall glass, it's a perfect counterpoint to these sweltering summer days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Walter Seltzer, a Hollywood press agent-turned-producer who started out at MGM in the 1930s and made an enduring mark on the industry in the 1980s as a tenacious fundraiser for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. He was 96. Seltzer died Friday of an age-related illness at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's retirement home in Woodland Hills, said Jennifer Fagen, a spokeswoman for the fund. His successful ad campaign for MGM's "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935)
BUSINESS
August 9, 1987
Larry R. Kandelman, 34, has been named senior vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Springs-based Logret of California, a marketing division of Logret Import and Export Co., which distributes wines, spirits, malt and seltzer products. He was formerly president of Americal Enterprises, a brokerage company for beer, wine and spirits.
SPORTS
March 7, 1993
I must be quacking up. I love the name. This will probably cook my goose among my peers, but the thought of honking for the Mighty Ducks seems somewhat exciting. Call it blind loyalty. Thoughts such as these will ruffle some feathers. I find it somewhat ludicrous that Ducks is considered silly in a state that has Anteaters and Banana Slugs as nicknames. So, go, Ducks, go! You won't be skating on thin ice with everyone. Even the critics will learn to love you. But as for the Pond, well, that sinks to the lowest level ever.
BOOKS
January 6, 1991 | Kenneth Turan
These words and portraits of New Yorkers who are largely engaged in occupations that are fast going out of style may sound like a gimmick, but it is anything but. Wang's photos are direct, arresting, even soulful, and his characters' stories are surprisingly poignant. Meet the Lemon Ice King of Corona; a Yiddish-language typesetter; a man who goes to sleep dreaming of seltzer bottles; a brakeman on the Cyclone rollercoaster, and a gravedigger who likes his work because "nobody is on your back."
FOOD
July 4, 2001 | MARCY GOLDMAN, Special to the Times
Baseball managers are remembered for many things. Some are brilliant strategists or superb teachers of the fundamentals. Others are inspirational leaders. I may be the only manager in baseball history who will be remembered mainly for my baking. That's not why I started coaching baseball, of course.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2003
Armed only with face paint, seltzer water and stilts, the international organization Clowns Without Borders sends performers to refugee camps and conflicts around the world. Since 1996 the group's USA chapter has turned frowns upside down in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, and participated in expeditions to Kosovo, Guatemala, Nepal and Croatia. The clowns, all volunteers, adhere to an agenda of simple, nonpolitical entertaining, offering broad physical comedy that transcends language and culture.
REAL ESTATE
August 17, 1986
The Original New York Seltzer Co. has signed a five-year lease, valued at more than $1 million, with Majestic Realty Co. for a 52,000-square-foot facility in City of Industry to serve as the firm's headquarters and distribution center for the western United States. Scheduled for occupancy in October, the building is at 19445 E. Walnut Drive. The firm is presently based in Santa Fe Springs. The Original New York Seltzer is a non-alcoholic beverage that comes in nine flavors.
NEWS
October 26, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Want to improve your tennis game, and perhaps some other athletic activities as well? A little Alka-Seltzer might do the trick, Taiwanese researchers reported Tuesday. Drinking some bicarbonate of soda before a match could improve performance by minimizing declines in accuracy caused by fatigue, researchers from the National Taiwan College of Physical Education reported in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition . Previous studies have suggested that sodium bicarbonate might improve performance in boxing and judo and, perhaps, cycling.
HOME & GARDEN
December 9, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Update: Writer-director-producer Aaron Seltzer has sold his Studio City home for $2,397,500, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The Cape Cod-inspired house, built in 1951, has five bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in about 4,200 square feet. It sits off a cul-de-sac on nearly a half-acre lot with a saltwater swimming pool, spa and cabana. There is a sun room with walls of French doors, three fireplaces and private gardens of some of the bedroom suites. The two-story home, designed for indoor-outdoor living, has a history of residents who write.
FOOD
September 9, 2009
  Dear SOS: While having a lovely lunch at Akasha , I tried their cucumber, pineapple juice and ginger agua fresca . What a refreshing fabulous drink. Just what you want on a hot summer afternoon. Scott Grant Los Angeles Dear Scott: This agua fresca from Akasha combines the refreshing flavors of pineapple and cucumber, lightened with a little seltzer and finished with a punch of bright ginger flavor. Served in a tall glass, it's a perfect counterpoint to these sweltering summer days.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2008 | Anne Colby, Times Staff Writer
She was a tough-talking woman who wrote about being taken from home early in life to be raised in a challenging environment. She was helped by a protective caregiver and worked hard to fit in, learning to abide by strict codes and witnessing violence and death at an impressionable age. Her memoir describing her childhood attracted media attention and praise.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2003
Armed only with face paint, seltzer water and stilts, the international organization Clowns Without Borders sends performers to refugee camps and conflicts around the world. Since 1996 the group's USA chapter has turned frowns upside down in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, and participated in expeditions to Kosovo, Guatemala, Nepal and Croatia. The clowns, all volunteers, adhere to an agenda of simple, nonpolitical entertaining, offering broad physical comedy that transcends language and culture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2003 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Roy Grace, an award-winning advertising art director who was a leader in the Madison Avenue creative revolution of the 1960s and 1970s and responsible for the "spicy meatball" series for Alka-Seltzer, has died. He was 66. Grace died Wednesday in his native New York City of prostate cancer. Grace was a mainstay of the powerhouse Doyle Dane Bernbach, now DDB Worldwide division of the Omnicom Group, for 22 years of his four decades in the business.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1989
Pacific Seltzer & Soda Works Inc., a Hayward, Calif., bottler of nonalcoholic beverages, plans to sell up to 2 million common share units in an initial public offering. Each unit will include one common share, one Class A and one Class B warrant, with each warrant allowing the holder to buy one common share, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The units will sell for 50 cents each.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1987 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
The idea came to Rich Hagan with a bang. It was 1982 and Hagan was the owner of a two-man firm called Golden Gate Bottling Co., which refilled glass-and-metal seltzer bottles. "I had been filling a glass seltzer bottle when it blew up in my hands," said Hagan, now 37. "When they explode, they go off like a hand grenade. And I started thinking that there had to be a better way."
MAGAZINE
September 29, 2002 | GINNY CHIEN
When they need the goods to create a stylish center of productivity, architects, interior designers and entrepreneurs go to the team at the airy Beverly Boulevard business furniture showroom of Jules Seltzer Associates. Starting in 1947, founder Jules Seltzer championed creativity-enhancing designs by innovators such as Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2001 | Don Shirley
David Proval huffs and puffs but fails to breathe life into "Seltzer-Man," a monologue written by Richard Krevolin, now at the Tiffany Theater. Set at "the end of the '60s" inside a seedy apartment on the Lower East Side of New York, "Seltzer-Man" examines 48-year-old Seymour Allan Cohen, who delivers bottles of seltzer by day and tries to write poetry by night.
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