January 20, 2005
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has emerged in recent years as a vigorous proponent of strong intellectual-property laws, joining the entertainment industry, publishers and software developers in pushing the government to do more to combat counterfeit goods and digital piracy. That's a natural role for one of the business world's top lobbying forces, considering how important copyrights, patents and trademarks have become to U.S. firms in the information age. Lately, however, the chamber has resorted to the kind of intellectual-property overkill that only undermines the public's respect for the rights the chamber is so eager to protect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 |
Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe returned to the witness stand Thursday, crying as she described the singer “begging for relief” from medical issues and treatments she said were “horribly painful.” It was the second day of testimony for Rowe, who married Jackson in 1996, and is the mother of his two oldest children. They divorced a few years later. Rowe met the singer while she was working for Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein. Rowe said she was designated to help Jackson through the procedures, and the two formed a friendship.
February 14, 2010 |
Not that I'm pointing fingers. Even I keep beauty products longer than I should — especially if they're expensive. But if you've ever seen those close-up images of the bacteria that feast on your lipstick, blush, eyeliner and everything else in your makeup bag when they are long past their prime, you'll change your tune. Use those outdated products and those very same bacteria just might infect you. Time to roll up your sleeves, march into your bathroom — garbage bag in hand — and start throwing away your old and possibly infested cosmetics and skin-care products.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014 |
A West Hollywood skin care expert who allegedly tried to hire a hit man to snuff out the competition pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles County courtroom Wednesday. Dawn DaLuise, 55, who boasted a celebrity clientele including Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone, is charged with one count of solicitation of murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. The allegation has stunned neighbors and associates, who said they knew about the rivalry between DaLuise and esthetician Gabriel Suarez but never thought it would go so far. Suarez moved in a couple doors down from DaLuise's business last year and started offering facials and male body waxing; the competition created tension.
January 5, 1990 |
The ozone's going, the globe is warming, fossil fuels are burning and Southern California's more than 8 million cars, trucks and buses are coughing up a witch's caldron of pollutants. Pollutants that not only lend the area distinction as having the worst air quality in the nation, but also sting eyes, burn lungs and turn locally grown oranges a ghostly, ghastly shade of yellow.
March 19, 1997 |
The expanding list of reasons why post-menopausal women might take estrogen therapy now includes a cosmetic benefit: Your skin might hold up better as you age. In a study published today, UCLA researchers found that women who used estrogen were 25% less likely to have dry skin than women who didn't use estrogen. The impact on wrinkles was even greater, with the study showing that estrogen-users were 30% less likely to have wrinkles than nonusers.
December 10, 1999
I have to tell you how disgusted and appalled I was to read "Cover Story" (Dec. 1). Rather ironic to put a piece about dead animal covers for books in the "Living" section. What a mixed message Mr. Kavin gives. How can you teach children to love and appreciate animals when you cover the book with the skins of dead ones? I may be wrong, but I thought elephants were an endangered species. And what a tasteless "joke" about not putting the skin of a collie on "Lassie" because "the collies were reluctant to cooperate."
September 20, 2012 |
Connoisseurs of really bad television - you know you're out there - whose taste for schlock hasn't been satisfied by the mediocre new fall season should run to the Pasadena Playhouse to see "Under My Skin. " The title is meant to be romantic, but anyone who manages to sit through both irritating acts of this lowest-common-denominator comedy will know that the truth is far more painfully dermatological. Some might consider this a sitcom performed live, an evening's escapist entertainment, a harmless piece of fluff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2010 |
Vera Brown, a skin care specialist with a star-studded clientele who sponsored beauty clinics for thousands of blind teens, delinquent girls, homeless women and cancer patients in Los Angeles, died Sept. 24 at her Westwood home. She was 90 and had been in poor health for the last year, said her daughter, Angela. For more than 25 years, Brown operated two luxurious spas — Vera's Retreat in Tarzana and Vera's Retreat in the Glen in Bel-Air — with a client list that included such celebrities as Chris Evert, Whitney Houston, Nicole Kidman and Jane Seymour.
July 28, 1989 |
Ilona Meszaros, president and founder of Ilona of Hungary Institutes of Skin Care, offers the following skin-care tips: Either stay out of the sun or always use a sun block. Drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water each day to help the skin retain moisture. Avoid moisturizers; most are too heavy and tend to suffocate the skin. Avoid cigarettes and alcoholic beverages, which can damage the skin. Thoroughly cleanse the skin twice a day, in the morning and in the evening.