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December 25, 1987 | PATT MORRISON, From staff and wire reports
On the same day the self-styled "Santa of the Rich and Famous" was having his beard curled in a Beverly Hills salon before sauntering out to hear the "I wants" of the well-to-do, the mysterious man known as the "Cadillac Santa" visited Skid Row for the fifth year, distributing $10 bills to down-and-outers.
December 4, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE
Re Toss, third in the Breeders' Cup Distaff behind Hollywood Wildcat and Paseana, will carry 119 pounds Sunday, spotting her rivals between one and eight pounds, in the $100,000 Silver Belles Handicap at 1 1/16 miles at Hollywood Park. The 6-year-old mare, who has earned $838,786, last won in the Vanity at Hollywood Park in July. Re Toss lost by a head to Brought To Mind in last year's Silver Belles.
December 7, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Gary Stevens lost his original mount in Saturday's Silver Belles Handicap when Outstandingly was scratched from the $137,150 stake. But this has been the kind of a year when the 23-year-old Stevens hardly ever loses.
December 8, 1985
Love Smitten took the lead early and drew off at the finish to win the $120,100 Silver Belles Handicap for older fillies and mares Saturday at Hollywood Park. Ridden by Chris McCarron, Love Smitten was seven lengths ahead of Mimi Baker, ridden by Alex Solis. The heavily favored Dontstop Themusic, ridden by Laffit Pincay, finished third, another two lengths back. The impressive victory was worth $61,600 to Love Smitten, a 4-year-old daughter of Key To The Mint, trained by Eddie Gregson.
February 17, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Ray Evans, whose long collaboration with songwriting partner Jay Livingston produced a string of hits that included the Oscar-winning "Buttons and Bows," "Mona Lisa" and "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)," has died. He was 92. Evans, who teamed with Livingston in the late 1930s, died Thursday evening at UCLA Medical Center of an apparent heart attack, Frederick Nicholas, Evans' lawyer and the trustee of his estate, said Friday.
November 29, 1987 | PADDY CALISTRO
AFTER YEARS OF being camouflaged, colored, covered, even plucked, gray hair is finally becoming acceptable to trend-setting women. Marie Seznec, for example, the celebrated house model for the new King Midas of haute couture , Christian Lacroix, sports a salt-and-pepper mane. CBS-TV newswoman Kathleen Sullivan, prematurely gray at age 34, lets her silver show through. And recently, Vogue magazine featured a gray-haired model in one of its more avant-garde beauty layouts.
November 21, 2001
The 25th annual Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights will present "Silver Bells" on Dec. 15. The boat parade begins at the Ventura Harbor launch ramp at 7 p.m. Vessels decorated with lights will cruise past the Ventura Port District to be judged, before sailing on to Ventura Harbor Village and repeating the course. More than 30 boats are expected to enter this year's parade. For information, call 642-8538.
December 3, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley will be the grand marshal of the 25th annual Pacoima Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade this Saturday. The parade is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at the Trans World Bank building at Van Nuys Boulevard and Amboy Avenue. The floats, marching bands, vehicle groups, drill teams and equestrian teams--and Santa Claus and his reindeer--will proceed east on Van Nuys for about two miles to the Pacoima Community Center at the corner of Glenoaks Boulevard.
December 26, 1985 | United Press International
Five of the loveliest Christmas stockings were delivered Wednesday, not by Santa Claus but by nurses in a Baltimore hospital. Following a tradition that began in the 1950s, babies born at Mercy Hospital on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day are brought to their mothers stuffed snuggly in a bright red stocking.
April 18, 1987
My brother, sister and I grew up in England and it was the custom to use harnesses to keep children safe when out in the streets. I remember that ours had bright colors and were adorned with silver bells that tinkled when we ran or walked. We didn't feel dehumanized or that we were being treated like a dog. We are very thankful that our parents cared enough to protect us and keep us safe so that we could grow up and become adults. More power to those parents who care to leash or harness their little ones.
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