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July 12, 1994 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles W. O. Ellwood, an English-born car designer who has spent the bulk of his career in Germany, had an automotive epiphany when he arrived in Southern California last October to take the helm at Volkswagen's Simi Valley design studio. American drivers' fascination with cup holders, he says, suddenly made sense. "You can't drive the speeds we drive in Europe and use cup holders. It's just too dangerous," says Ellwood, 39, formerly chief of interior design at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany.
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July 12, 1994 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles W. O. Ellwood, an English-born car designer who has spent the bulk of his career in Germany, had an automotive epiphany when he arrived in Southern California last October to take the helm at Volkswagen's Simi Valley design studio. American drivers' fascination with cup holders, he says, suddenly made sense. "You can't drive the speeds we drive in Europe and use cup holders. It's just too dangerous," says Ellwood, 39, formerly chief of interior design at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany.
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May 31, 1992 | DAVID WHARTON, David Wharton is a Times staff writer
They have become favorites along the Venice boardwalk and Santa Monica Promenade, these four scruffy clowns crooning their melodramatic Russian folk songs. Oleg Bernov thumps a balalaika that is impossibly large while Igor Yuzov strums another the size of a ukulele. Igor Khramov blows trombone and the short man, Yuri Fedorko, plays accordion and hops in wide circles, his hips swaying as if disconnected from the rest of his body.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1992 | DAVID WHARTON, David Wharton is a Times staff writer
They have become favorites along the Venice boardwalk and Santa Monica Promenade, these four scruffy clowns crooning their melodramatic Russian folk songs. Oleg Bernov thumps a balalaika that is impossibly large while Igor Yuzov strums another the size of a ukulele. Igor Khramov blows trombone and the short man, Yuri Fedorko, plays accordion and hops in wide circles, his hips swaying as if disconnected from the rest of his body.
NEWS
September 21, 1989
Clara Spring, 90, a yoga teacher who taught the discipline to thousands of devotees since coming to California in 1950. She was the author of "Yoga for Today," first published in 1959 and since reprinted several times in many languages. A ballerina as a girl, she became attracted to yoga when she was 17 in New York City. She operated two studios in Southern California, one in Pasadena and one in West Hollywood, and her clientele included several film stars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2011 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
On a busy sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles, Birpal Kaur threaded her way through a stream of women with perfectly shaped eyebrows. She occasionally reached up to smooth her own — dark, bushy and untamed, hinting at a unibrow. For six months, the 28-year-old Sikh had resisted the urge to have her brows groomed, as she had regularly done in the past. For observant Sikhs, the body is a gift to be honored by leaving it in its natural state. Maintaining kesh , or hair, is one of the five articles of faith as ordered by the 10th guru.
BUSINESS
January 19, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Ventura County business leaders hope to revive California Business Week, a summer program designed to help high school students understand the economic system. If the ambitious plan materializes, Ventura County will become headquarters for an annual statewide program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1993 | ROBERT BARKER
The City Council has imposed a limit on how late into the night aspiring singers can carry on at a karaoke studio. Yeon Sook Seo had requested permission to stay open until 2 a.m. at a studio that she wants to develop in a commercial building at 9738 Garden Grove Blvd. A karaoke studio operates until 2 a.m. in neighboring Stanton, and she needs to stay open that late to remain competitive, she said.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
Electronic Arts Inc., one of the largest video game publishers in the world, will remain at the Water's Edge office complex in Playa Vista after signing a new lease. The developer of such well-known game labels as Madden NFL, The Sims and Battlefield agreed to rent 125,000 square feet in two buildings on Lincoln Boulevard. The value of the deal was not disclosed, but real estate experts familiar with the Playa Vista market estimate it at more than $35 million. EA helped put Playa Vista on the map in 2003 when it agreed to rent 250,000 square feet at Water's Edge.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1997 | MARIE-CLAUDE LORTIE
Wander through one of the big animation studios in Southern California--at DreamWorks SKG, say, or Warner Bros.--and you might start to wonder: What's with all the hockey stuff? The answer is . . . Canadians, hordes of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By David Ng
An American dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow has quit the renowned institution, claiming that she would have had to pay a bribe in order to secure a solo role. Joy Womack, who hails from Los Angeles and who studied at the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica, is the first American woman to be hired as a soloist at the Moscow company. Womack said this week that she resigned her position at the Bolshoi because company leaders were demanding $10,000 from her for a solo role, according to initial reports from the Russian news organization Izvestia. She is reportedly joining the Kremlyovsky Ballet Company in Moscow.  On her Twitter account on Thursday, Womack wrote "No comment.
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