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May 27, 1999 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN
Never mind clams on the half shell. Try clams on the ceiling--along with an octopus, lobster, dolphin and three starfish. The sea sculptures making a splash on the ceiling of Chaya Venice, an upscale seafood restaurant, are actually handmade lamps. The sea-life shapes are made of tissue-thin rice paper imported from Japan in 22-by-30-inch sheets. The paper is cut into patterns, sculpted over thin wood kite frames and glued to the frame with an invisible wheat paste.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2013 | By Susan King
The American Cinematheque and the Art Directors Guild Film Society will honor famed production designer Harper Goff with a screening of the classic 1954 Walt Disney adventure "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" on July 28 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The first sci-fi film produced by Walt Disney, this lavish adaptation of Jules Verne's novel stars Kirk Douglas as a rakish harpoonist and James Mason as the infamous Captain Nemo. Peter Lorre and Paul Lukas also starred in the box-office hit directed by Richard Fleischer.
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NATIONAL
July 12, 2009 | Robert Nolin
With a spray of water, Guy Gleichmann surfaces from a 40-foot dive during which he helped set his mother's remains in their final resting place: a sunken city where brightly hued fish shimmy among fantastical architecture. "I didn't want to leave," Gleichmann says, doffing mask and mouthpiece. "It's so beautiful down there. It's so serene." The 48-year-old investment manager and diver from Pompano Beach, Fla.
NATIONAL
July 12, 2009 | Robert Nolin
With a spray of water, Guy Gleichmann surfaces from a 40-foot dive during which he helped set his mother's remains in their final resting place: a sunken city where brightly hued fish shimmy among fantastical architecture. "I didn't want to leave," Gleichmann says, doffing mask and mouthpiece. "It's so beautiful down there. It's so serene." The 48-year-old investment manager and diver from Pompano Beach, Fla.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1994 | S. IRENE VIRBILA
A celluloid-bright yellow submarine of exaggerated cartoon dimensions is now docked at the foot of the Century City Shopping Center. Topped, improbably, with an olive on a toothpick, the new sandwich palace Dive! launches Steven Spielberg as restaurateur (with a little help from Chicago-based Levy Restaurants, which developed and runs the place). Last weekend kids, parents and assorted caretakers in tow, lined up by the hundreds.
MAGAZINE
June 1, 2003 | MICHAEL T. JARVIS
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach recently hosted the second annual Divers Day, an exhibition of the oldest and the very latest scuba diving equipment with demonstrations by pro divers, including the California Classic Equipment Divers, a group of antique gear fans. Once they caught a breath, we asked a few divers why they're so well suited for the water. * Harold Nething Retired U.S. Navy frogman, 78 Lakewood Tell us about your gear.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2009 | Glenn Whipp
Having already seen "Deep Sea 3-D" and "Into the Deep 3-D," you could be forgiven for thinking that Imax has gone to the water well once too often with its latest offering, "Under the Sea 3-D." But practice has delivered something close to perfection as this new film offers a startling experience that takes you down into the Great Barrier Reef without the expense, hypothermia or oxygen tanks. Previous Imax underwater entries dove into the waters off the Americas.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2013 | By Susan King
The American Cinematheque and the Art Directors Guild Film Society will honor famed production designer Harper Goff with a screening of the classic 1954 Walt Disney adventure "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" on July 28 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The first sci-fi film produced by Walt Disney, this lavish adaptation of Jules Verne's novel stars Kirk Douglas as a rakish harpoonist and James Mason as the infamous Captain Nemo. Peter Lorre and Paul Lukas also starred in the box-office hit directed by Richard Fleischer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2009 | Louis Sahagun
In the wee hours one morning in 2006, the trawler Infidel sank off the southern end of Santa Catalina Island, taking several tons of squid and a 9,000-pound fishing net down with it. The Infidel came to rest on its keel, about 150 feet under the sea. But in the turbid currents, the fine-mesh hemp and polypropylene net -- 40 feet high, several hundred feet long and made to last thousands of years -- wrapped itself around the wreck and became a deadly snare for marine life.
NEWS
March 16, 1997 | Kevin Thomas
There are two remakes in the works of this 1954 Disney adventure classic from the Jules Verne sci-fi novel directed by Richard Fleischer, but this version deserves to be on the Library of Congress's National Film Registry. Those attempting to do better than Fleischer has his or her work cut out for them.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2009 | Glenn Whipp
Having already seen "Deep Sea 3-D" and "Into the Deep 3-D," you could be forgiven for thinking that Imax has gone to the water well once too often with its latest offering, "Under the Sea 3-D." But practice has delivered something close to perfection as this new film offers a startling experience that takes you down into the Great Barrier Reef without the expense, hypothermia or oxygen tanks. Previous Imax underwater entries dove into the waters off the Americas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2009 | Louis Sahagun
In the wee hours one morning in 2006, the trawler Infidel sank off the southern end of Santa Catalina Island, taking several tons of squid and a 9,000-pound fishing net down with it. The Infidel came to rest on its keel, about 150 feet under the sea. But in the turbid currents, the fine-mesh hemp and polypropylene net -- 40 feet high, several hundred feet long and made to last thousands of years -- wrapped itself around the wreck and became a deadly snare for marine life.
WORLD
July 18, 2008 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
The capture was worthy of an action thriller: elite Mexican troops rappelling from a helicopter onto the deck of a mysterious submarine. The 33-foot vessel turned out to be crammed with parcels apparently containing cocaine, possibly tons of it. The disheveled crew of four had emerged in stocking feet and baggy shorts, claiming to have shipped out from Colombia a week earlier under threat of death.
SCIENCE
November 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Archeologists have started exploring a sunken 1st century Roman vessel carrying about 1,500 clay amphorae, some still containing nearly 2,000-year-old fish bones nestled inside. Boaters found its cargo of amphorae in 2000 when their anchor got tangled with one of the two-handled jars. Exploration of the site a mile off Alicante in southern Spain began in July, said Carles de Juan, a co-director of the project, who works for the Valencia regional government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2006 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
A leafy, emerald-green algae with the ability to crowd out marine life has been eradicated from a harbor in Huntington Beach and a lagoon in Carlsbad, marking the first time marine biologists have been able to defeat the so-called "killer algae." The fast-spreading algae has ruined fisheries and clogged popular scuba diving sites in the Mediterranean. Marine biologists feared it could do the same if let loose in Southern California's ocean waters.
NEWS
May 4, 2006 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
BEVERLY HILLS has wealth, power, Rodeo Drive, world-renowned restaurants, celebrity and international mystique, not to mention a one-time hit TV show about people who weren't from around here. About the only thing the city lacks is major nightlife.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1994 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Walking into "Woven Water," Maria Fernanda Cardoso's enchanting installation at Ruth Bloom Gallery, feels like falling into a dream. Thousands of starfish, seashells and sand dollars--suspended from the rafters, attached to the walls and stacked on the floor--make you feel like a big fish in a beautiful aquarium.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2005 | Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Special to The Times
By day, Leo Cheng is a NASA engineer who helps coordinate experiments onboard an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Saturn. By night, he's fine-tuning a screenplay about two brothers in a Chinese American family -- one of whom grows up to become a physicist while the other becomes a theater actor. Their relationship is strained when they fall in love with the same woman, and the physicist strives to show the woman that he too has an artistic side.
TRAVEL
January 18, 2004 | Yvette Cardozo, Special to The Times
We were so entranced by the wall of fluted ice at our fingertips that we never saw the dark shadow behind us. Slowly it grew closer, emerging out of the dusky blue and stopping behind our backs. One of the divers happened to turn around, and there, inches from his mask, was a set of furry nostrils. A leopard seal. It wasn't our first. They had been with us almost from the moment we hit the water in Antarctica. We had hoped to see them perhaps once during our trip.
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