CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2014 |
A 27-year-old Tustin man was electrocuted while taking photos of a sunset from a tree in his backyard, authorities said. It took firefighters about an hour using special equipment to remove the unidentified victim's body from the tree in the 15600 block of South California Street, said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority. Family members, who had spent hours looking for the victim, called the Fire Department about 8:40 a.m. after they made the gruesome discovery, he said.
July 10, 2005
Some sunsets just burn into the memory. Patricio Bejarano, a court interpreter who lives in Newport Beach, was lucky to preserve this one as a photograph as well. Last September, during a 10-day vacation in Bali, Indonesia, he and his girlfriend were in a tiny beachfront restaurant waiting for glasses of wine. Bejarano zoomed in with his Canon PowerShot A70 to capture these fishing boats. "What was funny was that the glasses of wine never arrived," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2013 |
From his home in Los Feliz, David Freid watched the sunset on May 9. "I saw the crazy colors of the sunset from a window and went out to take it in in the short time it was there," Freid said. " My cat, Frank, beat me to it . She was already enjoying the sunset from the patio when I arrived. " Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
April 18, 2013 |
Kathleen Brenzel, editor of Sunset's latest book, “The 20-Minute Gardener,” understands the time-strapped reader's dilemma. “You just want [your garden] to look its best, with a minimum of work on your part,” she writes in her introduction. She understands you're busy “juggling career, family and community obligations.” And so she promises a solution: “We show you how to keep your garden looking good in as little as 20 minutes a day.” Chockablock with ideas and projects, decorative tips and well-styled photographs, many culled from the pages of Sunset magazine, the book ($24.95)
July 5, 1986 |
The $287,500 Sunset Handicap had become the forgotten stake on the Fourth of July weekend at Hollywood Park. Despite the Sunset's reputation as a major race, more attention was being paid this year to today's Silver Screen Handicap, with Preakness winner Snow Chief running, and to speculation about whether Melair, the undefeated filly, would run against Snow Chief or start instead in Sunday's Hollywood Oaks.
July 5, 1987 |
"There's as much good physics in a thunderstorm as in a synchrotron," writes James Trefil. This is the third in a series of books in which Trefil demonstrates that the working of natural laws are as apparent in nature as in the laboratory. He starts by answering a question dreaded by all parents of inquisitive youngsters: Why is the sky blue?
November 12, 2004 |
"After the Sunset" is an unalloyed delight, bright and breezy escapist fare that's pure entertainment, filled with romance, adventure, humor, action, suspense, beautiful scenery and beautiful people. Best of all, it's got more emotion than gadgetry and special effects -- although those are spiffy indeed. It just goes to show there's nothing like a clever script, along with perfect casting and, above all, direction that's feather-light.
February 17, 1986 |
"We try not to harbor any grudge against the Nicaraguan government," Leo LaJeunesse said in introducing the slide show he and his wife, Dolores, presented at Orange Coast College on Friday night. Dolores LaJeunesse, however, was less magnanimous. "Actually, we'd like to nuke Nicaragua," she said, eliciting considerable applause from the 630 sailors and yachting enthusiasts who had sloshed in from a downpour to see this third presentation in the college's popular "Sailing Adventure Series."
September 15, 2013 |
My happy place isn't really a place but a state of mind that can appear in lots of places. It's that moment of bliss when you turn off other worries and embrace where you are. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, it was the moment I decided there was nothing I could do to make a taxi appear at the Trunk Bay snorkeling trail on St. John. I exhaled and sat down at a picnic table. A local man nodded approvingly, "That's right, don't worry. " And then a taxi magically appeared, so I didn't miss the last ferry after all. In South Africa, it was lunch overlooking the penguin colony at Simon's Town.
May 6, 1989 |
Persian Gulf Arabs ended their annual Ramadan fast after sunset Friday and prepared for a three-day Muslim feast.