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September 22, 1989 | Associated Press
Tony Wilson won his fight in three rounds Thursday night after his mother climbed into the ring and hit his opponent over the head with her stiletto shoe. Steve McCarthy left the ring with blood seeping from his head as security officers ushered Mrs. Minna Wilson away. McCarthy, a local favorite, refused to return, so referee Adrian Morgan raised Wilson's arm in victory. Uproar broke out among the 1,000 spectators at The Guildhall, site of the British light-heavyweight title fight.
October 1, 1991
Claremont police have arrested a 17-year-old Fontana youth on suspicion of attempted murder in the stabbing of two college students outside a Harvey Mudd College dormitory over the weekend. Police Lt. Gary Jenkins said that Brian Forster, 20, and Joshua Krist, 19, were engaged in a friendly wrestling match outside the dorm, where a party was under way early Sunday. Someone mistakenly thought a friend was being attacked, Jenkins said, and several people began fighting.
December 9, 2005 | From the Washington Post
Fans of the 1983 film "A Christmas Story" will recall the scene in which little Ralphie's dad is overjoyed upon receiving a floor lamp resembling a woman's stockinged leg. While his family looks on in horror, the patriarch frees the tawdry tchotchke from its shipping crate and solemnly declares it a masterpiece. Now you can horrify your family -- or, possibly, delight those who revere the holiday classic. A company called Red Rider Leg Lamps is selling replicas of the movie lamp. For $129.
September 30, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Stella McCartney showed her spring 2014 collection Monday morning at the gilded Opera Garnier. The inspiration: Understated seduction. Fluid silhouettes playing on transparency and opacity, according to show notes. The look: Sweet in the City, with an earthy palette of navy, brick, chalk and blue. Key pieces: Cap-sleeve dresses with sheer skirts and subtle slashes providing natural air conditioning. Liquid silk pants suits. Organza dresses with a crocodile pattern effect.
The Irvine Bowl will stage a fall series of pop and jazz concerts as it bids to fill Orange County's longstanding lack of a mid-sized venue for touring pop attractions.
September 7, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
In a legal battle over red soles, luxe shoe brand Christian Louboutin won a limited victory over design house Yves Saint Laurent when an appeals court granted trademark protection for some of its footwear with lacquered red bottoms. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned a lower-court decision by deciding that Louboutin shoes that have red soles combined with a different colored top are protected under trademark, while a shoe design that is red all over cannot be protected, That means Louboutin can theoretically prevent another designer from putting out a black stiletto with a red sole, for example, but not a red stiletto with a red sole.
October 13, 1988
Clodhoppers. Those sensible shoes that evoke images of snowbound New York streets, Rosie the Riveter and timeless proletarian fashion. They may never overtake stiletto heels and low-slung pumps, but in certain circles today, clunky industrial-looking shoes are selling briskly. "It's an anti-fashion statement that's really popular," says Jennifer Thompson of Sepulveda, who owns several pairs. "They're fun, they're comfortable and they catch people's attention." They're also built to last.
You wouldn't expect such a sensible person to be like this. Through no fault of her own, Delia Ephron keeps finding herself toe to toe with that relentless fact of contemporary life: the mighty trend. In the '70s, it was divorces. Ephron had one. Then everyone else did too. Later it was dogs. Ephron acquired one. Then bestseller lists and movie sets were invaded by them.
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