CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1998 |
Los Angeles is widely recognized as the birthplace of what has come to be called "the car culture." Few people, however, recall that the godfather of that sort-of-blessed event was a mechanic turned merchant prince named Earle C. Anthony. Long before the internal combustion engine replaced equine transit on Los Angeles' streets, Anthony--a self-taught teenage mechanic--put the city on the horseless carriage map when he designed and built L.A.'
January 30, 2000 |
Sister Corita is a name associated with messages of hope and change. The activist nun and artist, Corita Kent, was a teacher in the art department of L.A.'s Immaculate Heart College during the '60s when the times, they were a changin'. Her bold, bright prints incorporating poetry, philosophy and song lyrics fused the graphic impact of Pop art with uplifting messages of spiritual endeavor.
October 17, 1985 |
The President's Brunch will go forward Saturday in Town and Gown before the USC/Stanford football game in the Coliseum, but, alas, Dr. James H. Zumberge, USC's president, is recovering from surgery (he has a good prognosis and is recovering nicely), and will be absent. Ironically, the brunch focuses on health affairs. Dr. Joseph P.
March 25, 1989
1. Mt. Calvary Episcopal Monastery, Santa Barbara. Run by Order of the Holy Cross monks. 20 acres in hills above city; sweeping coastline view. Open weekdays for individuals or groups; five chapel services daily. Will close for renovations June 1-Dec. 31. (805) 962-9855. 2. La Casa de Maria, Montecito. Ecumenical. 26-acre densely wooded grounds. Individual retreats Wednesdays through Sundays; groups up to 150 for spiritual, educational and psychological purposes. (805) 969-5031. 3.
July 13, 1997
To the Editor: My Irish is up! Kevin Starr's glowing review (Book Review, June 22) of Msgr. Francis J. Weber's biography of the "New York Irishman," Cardinal McIntyre, causes this New York Irish person to marvel at the ignorance concerning the history of the civil rights struggle in Los Angeles and the role of Catholics. Like the cardinal, I came to California in the 1950s and received a Catholic education during his reign. When I graduated in 1960 from Immaculate Heart College, I assumed my first position as a teacher at Markham Junior High School in Watts, prepared to act upon the social teachings of my church.
July 13, 1997
To the Editor: Kevin Starr's review of the biography of Cardinal McIntyre is remarkable in more than one way. Starr has some credentials as a historian. Yet he accepts an obviously biased account--by the archivist of the diocese--with not a criticism or question. Even more remarkably, while he focuses on the conflict between the cardinal and the Immaculate Heart nuns, he tells us nothing of what this dispute was about nor of what either party to the dispute did. He assures us (on the authority of the author)