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August 7, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Slumber' Party: Merchants at Westside Pavilion are handing out tickets to a free screening of "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland" that will take place Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the mall's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. Characters from the film will greet families who attend, and free hot fudge sundaes and live entertainment are on tap for a "Slumber Party" that will follow at Boogies Diner. Hemdale's "Little Nemo" opens Aug. 21.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2013 | Lee Romney
As a City Council member here, Libby Schaaf is notified each time someone is shot. That, it turns out, occurs several times each day. It is a relentless reminder of Oakland's sweeping public safety crisis: So far this year there have been 3,026 gun crimes in this city just shy of 400,000 residents, which tops the list of the state's most dangerous. Extreme conditions, reasoned Schaaf -- among the public officials who recently attended the wrenching funeral of an 8-year-old girl strafed with gunfire at a slumber party -- require exceptional measures.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND - Police released a sketch Wednesday of a young man suspected of killing an 8-year-old girl earlier this summer while she was at a slumber party at a friend's home. The slaying of Alaysha Carradine shocked the conscience of a community otherwise numbed by a steep homicide rate. The suspect is described as a 17- to 24-year-old black male, 5-feet-7, 160 pounds with a thin, dark mustache. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and blue jeans. The investigation is ongoing, said Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johnna Watson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND - Police released a sketch Wednesday of a young man suspected of killing an 8-year-old girl earlier this summer while she was at a slumber party at a friend's home. The slaying of Alaysha Carradine shocked the conscience of a community otherwise numbed by a steep homicide rate. The suspect is described as a 17- to 24-year-old black male, 5-feet-7, 160 pounds with a thin, dark mustache. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and blue jeans. The investigation is ongoing, said Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johnna Watson.
NATIONAL
February 22, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
Ben Kilham likes bears, and thank goodness. Last year New Hampshire's volunteer state bear rehabilitator got a surprise: 28 orphan cubs. Most years he takes in three or four motherless cubs, said Kilham, who has rehabilitated the animals for 20 years. Before this large bunch -- he started with 28, but released one with a radio collar before winter -- the most he'd ever had in one year was nine. “It was a lot of extra work,” Kilham said through a laugh. “The analogy could be kids at a slumber party.
NEWS
December 22, 1988 | David Nelson
A few San Diego Opera supporters have admitted that they already have packed overnight cases with jammies, toothbrushes and teddy bears for the annual slumber party that will follow the opera's season-opening gala Jan. 21.
SPORTS
September 6, 1995 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If Chatsworth High repeats as City Section girls' volleyball champion, it won't be because of standouts Jennifer Hodges and Karla Campo: They have graduated. Nor will it be because nobody has heard of the Chancellors: Their victory over powerful Palisades in the title match guaranteed instant recognition. If they take the City 4-A championship again, Chatsworth can give credit to . . . sleep-overs. To improve unity, the Chancellors held a team slumber party last Friday.
NEWS
January 31, 1990 | RANDYE HODER, Hoder is a Studio City free-lance writer
Gerardo Hernandez, 8, showed up at the school cafeteria with sleeping bag in hand and agenda all mapped out. "We get to see movies, read stories and stay up as long as we want," he explained. "I brought my pillow so when the lights go out I can start a pillow fight." Hernandez and about 80 of his classmates at Potrero Elementary School in El Monte spent Friday night at the school's second annual slumberless slumber party.
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December 26, 1991 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Children grow up believing that New Year's Eve is one of those adult holidays. You know, the kind where the kids are stuck at home with the baby-sitter while the grown-ups have all the fun. But Oxnard's city recreational wizards have come up with a way for the kids to have fun too on New Year's Eve. For the third year, they're throwing an all-night slumber party. And this year, Moorpark is doing the same thing.
NEWS
December 23, 1993 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
New Year's Eve is generally an adult holiday, but in Oxnard and Thousand Oaks this year kids will be partying the night away in safe, nonalcoholic fashion. Both cities are sponsoring all-night affairs that will give parents a worry-free night out and give their children a chance to share in the New Year's Eve merriment. In Thousand Oaks, high school students can party-hearty all night at the Teen Center, which will have a little bit of everything going on--including a Las Vegas-style casino.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Miley Cyrus debuted the music video for her latest single, "We Can't Stop," this week, but that isn't stopping the Ministry from asking her to stop anyway. When she isn't generating gossip fodder with her on-again-off-again engagement to Liam Hemsworth, making quizzical drug innuendos or tirelessly working to besmirch her once squeaky-clean Disney-girl image, she makes music. And music videos. And this latest one isn't answering any questions about the former "Hannah Montana" star.
NATIONAL
February 22, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
Ben Kilham likes bears, and thank goodness. Last year New Hampshire's volunteer state bear rehabilitator got a surprise: 28 orphan cubs. Most years he takes in three or four motherless cubs, said Kilham, who has rehabilitated the animals for 20 years. Before this large bunch -- he started with 28, but released one with a radio collar before winter -- the most he'd ever had in one year was nine. “It was a lot of extra work,” Kilham said through a laugh. “The analogy could be kids at a slumber party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2011 | Steve Lopez
Last week, on a sun-splashed day at the center of the revolution, I heard a speaker suggest that occupiers begin growing their own food. Another speaker, who once lived in a tree for 71 days to save it from a developer's bulldozer, called for solidarity. I'm going to go out on a limb myself and predict that the several hundred folks camped out at Los Angeles City Hall aren't going anywhere soon, even as weary city officials and police strategize on how to roll up the welcome mat without using riot gear and tear gas, as cops in Oakland did. Regardless of whether a sister occupation in Van Nuys gathers much support, the City Hall campers are likely to remain firmly rooted.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2009 | Margaret Wappler; Greg Kot; Mikael Wood
Jordin Sparks "Battlefield" 19 Recordings/Jive Records . 1/2 Demi Lovato "Here We Go Again" Hollywood Records . "American Idol" and Disney are the two strongest pop machines in music today. This week, two of their most promising talents released sophomore albums: "Camp Rock" star Demi Lovato follows up last year's "Don't Forget" with the brassy "Here We Go Again," and 2007 "Idol" winner Jordin Sparks stakes her claim with "Battlefield." So, which one will become the summer jam record, perfect for blasting at slumber parties and Forever 21 sales?
HOME & GARDEN
January 12, 2006 | Avital Binshtock, Special to The Times
RANDY Robinson of Simi Valley always knew that he snored, but he had no idea how heavily until he married Angel three years ago. "It was getting so bad that she either had to sleep with earplugs or outside on the couch," he says. For her part, Angel didn't complain. She just stuck earplugs in and sometimes slept in the living room. Then she started waking up with bruises from his involuntary, nighttime kicks. The Robinsons are hardly alone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Police are looking for a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt who entered a home through unlocked doors, apparently intending to sexually assault young girls. The unidentified man was thwarted early Sunday by a 7-year-old girl who was hosting a slumber party with five cousins and sleeping in the living room of her house on Saratoga Court. She woke up about 4:30 a.m. Sunday when the prowler tried to remove her pants. She told him she needed to use the bathroom and instead, woke her parents.
NEWS
August 24, 1996 | Associated Press
A man broke into a house during a slumber party early Friday and sexually assaulted and stabbed three teen-age girls, killing one, police said. Curtis Lee White, a 19-year-old who lives across the street from the site of the attack, was charged with murder, rape and other crimes in the 4 a.m. rampage and was jailed without bail. If convicted, he could get the death penalty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Police are looking for a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt who entered a home through unlocked doors, apparently intending to sexually assault young girls. The unidentified man was thwarted early Sunday by a 7-year-old girl who was hosting a slumber party with five cousins and sleeping in the living room of her house on Saratoga Court. She woke up about 4:30 a.m. Sunday when the prowler tried to remove her pants. She told him she needed to use the bathroom and instead, woke her parents.
NEWS
December 27, 2001 | GLENN GASLIN
By the time the clocks of Southern California finally reach midnight on New Year's Eve 2001, the following things will already have happened: Two giant corrugated-iron dragons, pulled behind barges in the Sydney, Australia, harbor, will be destroyed by fireworks. More than 100,000 humans will pile into the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, for festivals called Hogmany. A half-million people in New York City will gather in or near Times Square to count backward from 10.
NEWS
November 24, 2000 | From Washington Post
Working his living room like a pumped-up lawyer trying to sway a skeptical jury, J.D. Moss, 17, rattled off the reasons his parents should let him host something he called a "coed sleepover party." "It's the newest thing," J.D. said, explaining how 20 of his closest friends, male and female, would spend the night playing pingpong, talking and watching movies in the basement until the sun rose. J.D. tried using parental logic.
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