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December 14, 1999 | STEVE HARVEY
Registered nurse Carla Niessink and her colleagues noticed an unusual number of births one night at Kaiser Hospital in Bellflower. "We said, 'Where are all these babies coming from?' " she recalled. "We wondered, 'What happened nine months ago?' " They did the calculations and found the approximate start of the gestation cycle was . . . Valentine's Day. Niessink said she mentioned Valentine's Day to one new dad who had remarked about the overflow of babies that night.
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November 19, 1999 | STEVE HARVEY
After George Bethell alerted me about Two Idiots Selling Furniture, I phoned the Garden Grove store to ask about the name (see photo). It wasn't the owners' original choice. "But we had so much trouble dealing with the city, getting licenses and permits, that my partner said, 'We're a couple of idiots for even attempting this,' " Oscar Garza Jr. recalled. "I said, 'Hey, that's a good name.' " The store sign has become a local attraction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1999 | STEVE HARVEY
The Sheriff's Log of the Alpenhorn newspaper in Running Springs, near Big Bear, contained this incident: "03:24 p.m. Inspiration Dr.: Ongoing dispute with neighbor who is now at door with blueberry muffins." Commented reader Bill Thompson: "This is a tough town." * ARREST, WITH A SIDE OF FRIES: I've been unable to find out if the individual brandishing blueberry muffins was apprehended.
NEWS
October 11, 1999
AUTHOR Thomas Keneally will discuss and sign his new book, "The Great Shame," at Huntington Library, San Marino. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Free. (626) 405-2100. FOR THE KIDS Aqua Tots classes introduce kids ages 2 and 3 (with an adult) to ocean life. Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach. Days, times vary. (562) 951-1630. BOO & GOO Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits host a Halloween Camp-Out for kids 5 and older accompanied by an adult. Oct. 22-23. $30-$40. To register: (213) 763-3534.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1999
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NEWS
September 28, 1999
Question from Sept. 21: What items should have springs attached, and for what purpose? Spring-O Check-O. For all the guys who always reach for the check but never really want it! --BOB VOGEL, South San Gabriel SUVs, so they could pass automobiles. --HIRAM H. SWALLOW, Newhall Your husband's backside--to bounce him off the sofa and get him moving. --GRACE E. HAMPTON, Burbank Question for Sept.
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