CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1996 |
Farther north, the longest day of the year may be celebrated aboard rafts racing in rivers newly free of ice or perhaps with baseball bats and gloves in a midnight game under the sun. But the instruments of choice at the California Traditional Music Society's 16th annual Summer Solstice Folk Festival this weekend are dulcimers, fiddles, banjos, bagpipes, autoharps, guitars, flutes and more dulcimers.
September 7, 1995 |
* SIMPLE ISN'T EASY By Olivia Goldsmith and Amy Fine Collins ; HarperSpotlight $5.50, 203 pages * STYLE By Elsa Klensch with Beryl Meyer ; Berkeley Publishing Perigee Original $14, 228 pages * DRESS CODE: Understanding the Hidden Meanings of Women's Clothes By Toby Fischer-Mirkin ; Clarkson Potter $23, 248 pages * Ah, self-presentation. Just about everyone's favorite subject. Are the stylish born or made? Can the visual be conveyed through the verbal?
July 25, 1995
"SWIMMER'S EAR" can turn into a painful infection. For information, send a stamped business envelope to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, One Prince St. Alexandria, Va. 22314
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1995 |
Summer just wouldn't be the same without house parties. All the neighborhood buddies are jammed into the living room with the music blaring and just plain having a good time. But those same memorable nights can cause headaches for people not loosened up by a few beers. Yeah, you guessed it--the neighbors call the police. Police around the Valley agree that when the thermometer rises, so do the weekend calls about parties raging out of control.
April 2, 1995 |
The dollar plummets. The trade deficit soars. A renegade derivatives trader brings down a venerable London bank. It's more than enough to give an investor the jitters. In tumultuous times like these--and what times aren't tumultuous?--it's especially worthwhile to consider the strategies of investors famed for their success over the long haul. While many are losing their heads, here's the current thinking of four who aren't: stock-market sages Peter Lynch, John C.
January 31, 1995 |
Jazz, once derided as the devil's own music, found a place in the sanctuary of the First Lutheran Church in Glendale on a hot night last August when young tenor saxophonist Robert Stewart came down from Oakland for an unusual concert appearance. Dressed conservatively in a gray suit and blue tie, Stewart filled the chapel with his remarkably rich and reverent tenor tones.
November 6, 1994 |
One of my biggest problems on this job, it grieves me to admit, is I'm always trying to help people. Usually, people who don't want help. For instance, baseball managers. I don't know how many baseball managers whose job I have tried to make easier with sound advice on when to change pitchers, whom to send up to pinch-hit, and so on. Look! Somebody's got to do it, right? After all, who told Jack Nicklaus he had his right hand too far over on the shaft.
November 6, 1994 |
Q.Is it worth hiring a financial adviser if you don't have a lot of money to invest? And if it is worth it, how do you pick one? B.U . * A. It is always worth getting the best advice you can possibly afford--and sometimes you can't afford not to get the best help available before making your first move into uncharted territory. After all, if you are successful, your small nest egg won't be small for long.
September 23, 1994 |
It's 7 a.m. and a dog in a Los Angeles yard sprints to a fence and barks at a pedestrian. The aroused schnauzer stops after five minutes, but repeats the pattern. Ev ery hour. All day. This sort of persistent annoyance leads to most noise complaints against man's best friend, officials say. "It's not so much that the one time bothers anyone," says Linda Gordon, management analyst for the Department of Animal Regulation.
November 21, 1993
A 23-page booklet designed to help fire-ravaged homeowners rebuild in a fire-safe and environmentally responsible manner is being offered at a cost of $4 by the Community Environmental Council in Santa Barbara. Titled "From Ashes to Opportunity: Rebuilding After the Painted Cave Fire," the booklet contains practical advice and a checklist on conservation-oriented design and a list of fire-resistant plants.