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June 11, 1995 | Michael R. Forrest
The lot adjacent to Tony Griego's shop looks like a traffic jam out of a gangsta's worse nightmare: Spread out bumper to bumper, in ominous black, white and red, are canine cars from the Highway Patrol, cop cars from Compton, Huntington Beach, Downey, Beverly Hills, South Gate, the IRS, DEA, INS and USC. Not to mention ambulances, a Seal Beach lifeguard truck and what his wife, Joanne, calls "a couple of mean and stupid German Shepherds."
February 27, 2000
Re "Glitch Triggers False Alarm About Dam," Jan. 30. An open letter of apology to those who live in the inundation zone of the Casitas Dam: As two of the people who were involved in the grass-roots effort to have the warning sirens installed, we cannot help but feel anguish and regret over the appalling display of unprofessionalism by the agencies involved in the installation and testing of the siren system. The siren system was requested by the people as an attempt to warn those below the dam of impending danger.
November 15, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
The courthouse crowd is starting to call him "Judge Ego." That might seem unfair to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito, except for his nightly appearances this week on KCBS-TV Channel 2 Action News in an extended interview on the past, present and future of his favorite judge, Lance A. Ito. Judge Ito, who usually treats the press with contempt, is this week's star of the 11 o'clock news.
March 4, 2002 | PAUL DEAN, Paul Dean, a former Times staff writer and automotive reviewer, is editor at large of Robb Report magazine.
When Chuck Yeager became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound, when Roger Bannister became the first human to run a four-minute mile, they were guaranteed immortality. To the Olympic downhill skier, to the Indy race driver, to the Boston Marathon runner, to the Whitbread sailor, to the Reno air racer, to the Tour de France cyclist go the race and the glory--our awe and respect, the adoration of young boys, the affection of ladies and the applause of millions.
September 9, 1990
Regarding Michelle Willens' "Why Do They Do This?" (Aug. 26), which was about what motivates people to disclose their personal secrets on television talk shows: I loved Willens' article and I'd give her three sound bites for her accuracy and thoroughness. But there are two points that were overlooked: (1) Regardless of their motive, deep down, most people love the thrill of being seen on television; (2) producers are the driving force behind any successful talk show. In my opinion, good producers do exactly what the title calls for. They "produce."
January 25, 2006 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Siren Lure, who has won three of five starts since being claimed for $50,000 on May 8, will make his first appearance in nearly four months in the $75,000 Impressive Luck II Handicap at Santa Anita. Since being claimed by trainer Art Sherman for a partnership, Siren Lure, a 5-year-old Joyeux Danseur gelding, has won an optional claimer at Golden Gate Fields, the Robert Kerlan Memorial at Hollywood Park and the Blue Jay Way at Santa Anita in his most recent outing on Oct. 1.
May 12, 1997
Never has a mountaineering disaster received such attention, or criticism, as the one that occurred on Mt. Everest one year ago. But then it is Everest, at 29,028 feet the world's highest peak. Climbers in several parties were trapped by a vicious storm high on the mountain on May 10, 1996. Eight lost their lives in the tempest, and four others died on the mountain before the month was out. How could it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again?
Incoming Los Angeles Police Chief WILLIE WILLIAMS and his wife, Evelina, have leased a condo in Hancock Park. Williams, 48, and his wife leased a three-bedroom, 2,100-square-foot unit for a year at just under $2,000 a month, said leasing agent Katie Chung in Coldwell Banker's Hancock Park office. One reason the Williamses chose the condo was because it is in an area that is centrally located and ethnically mixed, Chung said.
August 26, 1991
A high-decibel siren which is part of a public warning system for major accidents at the San Onofre nuclear power plant sounded by mistake Sunday, Southern California Edison Co. reported. David Barron, a company spokesman, said the siren near San Juan Creek Road and Camino Capistrano went off during the late afternoon and was reported to Edison about 5:30 p.m. by Orange County emergency management workers. By the time a repair crew reached the siren, it had stopped operating.
December 13, 2010 | Susan King
Born Margarita Cansino in Brooklyn, NY, in 1918, Rita Hayworth began her career as professional nightclub dancer before entering movies as a teenager in 1935's "Dante's Inferno. " In 1937, she was signed by Columbia Studios and got her big break as Richard Barthelmess' wife in the 1939 Howard Hawks' classic, "Only Angels Have Wings. " During the 1940s, Hayworth was known as "The Love Goddess" and she starred in musicals ? she was dubbed because she couldn't sing ? film noirs and period dramas.
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