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June 4, 1993 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
As an artist who sees urban beauty where others fail to look--and loads of interesting history in a city that is often said to have none--Sheila Klein is currently having a love affair with Los Angeles' street lights. "I think street lights are romantic," she declared recently to a Bureau of Street Lighting employee, who stared at her incredulously.
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June 4, 1993 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
As an artist who sees urban beauty where others fail to look--and loads of interesting history in a city that is often said to have none--Sheila Klein is currently having a love affair with Los Angeles' street lights. "I think street lights are romantic," she declared recently to a Bureau of Street Lighting employee, who stared at her incredulously.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1989
Space Ordnance Systems, the defense and aerospace firm, has begun phasing out operations at its Mint Canyon plant at Agua Dulce northeast of Santa Clarita, company officials said. Some of the 60 workers at Mint Canyon will lose their jobs, but others will be transferred to the company's Placerita Canyon plant about 15 miles away, said Sheila Klein, director of administration for the firm. The plant phase-out, which is to be completed by July, results from reduced orders for the infrared decoy flares manufactured at Mint Canyon, Klein said.
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August 18, 1991 | BARBARA THORNBURG
If Lois Lambert had her way, she'd switch the often-heard maxim "You are what you eat" to "You are what you use." At her Gallery of Functional Art in Santa Monica, she champions everyday objects as art, making her something of a West Coast Andy Warhol. Curating six shows a year, Lambert challenges artists, designers and architects (here and abroad) to transform chairs, tables, lamps, screens and jewelry into uncommon objets d'art.
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January 7, 2001 | KERRY MADDEN
Los Angeles' street lights create an unforgettable night scene for air travelers, and for generations they've lighted the worlds of fictional detectives such as Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe or Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins. Otherwise, few Angelenos ever notice them. Aficionados know where to find them. Dozens of styles, some dating to the late 19th century, now rest in peace in the Bureau of Street Lighting's graveyard of red brass, bronze and cast-iron poles.
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January 16, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
When Pier Plaza opens next year, the city will have not only a new amphitheater, more beach parking and an open area that offers views of the ocean, beach and pier, it also will have an art display incorporated into the project's design and construction. Community Services Director Ron Hagan said that "art in public places" will be an integral part of the $5-million project next to the city pier.
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October 4, 1991 | SUE REILLY
Imagination is the element in the beaded works of Dan and Eve King-Lehman that makes them art, rather than an extension of an elegant craft popular since King Tut's time. The Topanga-based husband-and-wife team makes not jewelry or couture, but humorous statements in bead-covered tapestry, sculpture and other art forms, according to Scott Canty, director of the Los Angeles Satellite Art Program.
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April 27, 1985 | MYRON LEVIN, Times Staff Writer
Space Ordnance Systems continued to lay off employees Friday, bringing to 170 the number of workers idled because of the firm's inability to dispose of explosive wastes. About 150 workers were given indefinite layoffs after work Thursday and Friday, according to a spokeswoman for SOS, which operates two plants in the Santa Clarita Valley. Another 20 were furloughed last week by the defense contractor, which is a division of TransTechnology Corp. of Sherman Oaks.
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November 7, 1986 | MARY LOUISE OATES
Roz Wyman can make a good time anywhere. She is, after all, the woman who tried to convince America that the 1984 Democratic Convention was a festive occasion. So, let her loose with a movie premiere and watch out. . . . The date is Dec. 15 when Wyman and her friends from the Center Theatre Group premiere Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" at the Plitt Theater in Century City, followed by a real New York beach party in the Century Plaza Hotel.
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January 23, 1985 | MYRON LEVIN, Times Staff Writer
A Santa Clarita Valley defense contractor's request to dispose of hazardous wastes by burning them in the desert in northeastern Los Angeles County will be opposed by officials of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, a district official said Tuesday.
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