January 19, 1997
In the spirit of civic responsibility and speaking from our position as thoughtful image consumers, we wonder if there can be a place for constructive criticism with respect to the photography of Todd Gray (" 'I Tawt I Taw a !# ?!'," by Hunter Drohojowska Philp, Jan. 5)? If we, on occasion, become entertained by Disney characters, Gray intervenes by exposing the meaning of entertainment ("cultural imperialism"). OK, this news is safely benign and de rigueur for the reception of an art school diploma, but good intentions in the commercial space come across as, well, Mickey Mouse.
July 16, 1995
The Black Gallery, 107 Santa Barbara Plaza, is hosting two intensive weekend arts workshops. A photography workshop, "Intermediate to Advanced Class on Portrait Lighting," is 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Class leader Todd Gray will demonstrate techniques with natural and artificial light. Participants should bring cameras with a flash. The $50 fee includes lunch, film and processing.
August 22, 1986
One summer morning in 1977, fisherman Frank Smith caught a huge striped bass in the Colorado River, about 10 miles south of Bullhead City, Ariz. The fish weighed 59 pounds 12 ounces, a record that still stands as the largest land-locked striper ever caught. For a few more years, stripers in the 30-pound class were commonly caught in the 15 miles of river south of Davis Dam. But beginning about 1980, catches of leg-size stripers in the area began declining and biologists still aren't sure why.
October 25, 1997 |
Foothill Coach Jim Brumm had no doubt that Friday's water polo game between his second-ranked Knights and No. 3 Newport Harbor would be close. After all, both teams have met twice before this season with Foothill winning by the narrowness of margins. And as expected, the game at Newport Harbor was close. And again, Foothill prevailed, beating the Sailors, 6-4, in a nonleague game. The lead changed hands through the first three quarters, neither team taking control of the game.
December 20, 2009
Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY William Stout: The author of "New Dinosaur Discoveries A-Z" and "Dinosaur Discoveries" will present and sign his new books. Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. 2 p.m. Free. (818) 556-6660. MONDAY Majid Naficy: The Beach House's first Artist in Residence will read and discuss his poetry, focusing on the theme "The Homeless and Other Exiles." Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica.
December 22, 2009
COMEDY This is Your Life: The Grinch Explore the life of Dr. Seuss' classic Christmas curmudgeon at this laugh-filled comedy spoof. The green meanie (Hal Rudnick) is visited by various holiday icons, including Ralphie from "A Christmas Story," European Santa and Jesus. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (323) 908-8702. losangeles.ucbtheatre.com. BOOKS Todd Gray Gray was Michael Jackson's personal photographer throughout the "Off the Wall" and "Thriller" periods, documenting the star-in-the-making with family, friends and fans, and in iconic career moments.