CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1994 |
First, Charles Edward Lovinggood lost his love. Then, on Valentine's Day, he lost his life. On Monday, just 20 minutes into the most sentimental of days, Lovinggood, 45, of Reseda, telephoned his estranged wife, Marilyn Eileen Lovinggood, also 45, and--on learning another man was living at her West Hills home--threatened to pay them a visit, Los Angeles police said. When Charles Lovinggood carried out that threat, he got into a fight with the other man, who punched him twice in the head.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1996 |
Hoping to get the public's help in finding an alleged local gang member turned killer, the Los Angeles City Council issued a $25,000 reward for him in connection with the Valentine's Day slaying of a 27-year-old man in Pacoima. At an announcement of the reward at the Foothill police station Tuesday morning, LAPD investigating officer Patty Ferguson stood with the grieving family of Carl Randle and pleaded with residents to help officers locate Dwayne Lukas, the man police believe killed Randle.
February 7, 1991 |
"Valentine" rhymes with wine and dine--which is poetry, for sure, for local restaurants. In fact, you'd better believe they love lovers, who make next Thursday one of their biggest nights. Here's what a few are planning. The Mezzanine in the Brinderson Towers in Newport Beach, popular for breakfast and lunch, will open for dinner on Valentine's Day only. The four-course dinner will be $35.
February 2, 1986 |
The calendar is crowded with hearts, flowers, love, lace and all that sweetness. After all, Valentine's Day is about here. As a salute to Pasadena's Centennial, the Pasadena Art Alliance has named its third Valentine benefit dinner dance "My Heart Belong to Pasadena." Co-chairmen Lois Boardman and Kathy Gillespie decided to stage the party at the Tanner Car Barn and Stable in Old Pasadena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1997 |
St. Bonaventure Church is sponsoring a Lenten fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Cost is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3 for children 12 and younger. All proceeds will go to support the church's sister parish in Urraco Pueblo, Honduras. The church is at 16400 Springdale St., Huntington Beach. Information: (714) 846-3359. The Friends of Concordia University auxiliary will host the 1997 Lutheran Choral Festival at 4 p.m. Sunday. Choirs from eight Lutheran churches will be featured.
February 11, 1990 |
Isn't it romantic? They're a little hazy, but I can almost see them walk into Four Oaks Restaurant. I guess it's just my imagination, but she is smiling, telling him how happy she is to be here. "I chose it just for you," he is saying, holding out his arms in a gesture that gathers up the cool night air, the starlit sky, the trees out on the patio and the warm glow that illuminates these cozy walls. It is a gift. He says, "I know how much you love these country places." And so she does.
February 10, 2013 |
Beyond the sappy cards and seemingly endless rows of heart-shaped chocolate boxes, there are, indeed, some stylish ways to celebrate the woman in your life this Valentine's Day. Win points in the romance department by moving beyond grocery store floral bouquets to heartfelt gifts that match her personality. For the trendsetter The girl who is passionate about fashion and fuschia is sure to love this haute pink frock. Local designer Jenni Kayne's silk tunic dress picks up on the 1960s vibe that is all the rage for spring-summer.
February 16, 2010 |
It was a great weekend for low-budget love and not so great for big-budget scares. Romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" dominated the box office with a record-setting $66.9 million take over the long Presidents Day weekend, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros., while big-budget horror remake "The Wolfman" generated a so-so $36.5 million. "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief," based on the popular kids' book series, opened to a fairly good $38.8 million in the U.S. and Canada.
February 15, 2010 |
Director Garry Marshall returned to a tried-and-true-formula -- the all-star cast vehicle -- with his latest film. As in the past, the formula paid off handsomely: The romantic comedy "Valentine's Day," featuring Julia Roberts, her niece Emma Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Anne Hathaway and more in a stellar lineup, took in a studio-estimated $52.4 million from Friday through Sunday in the U.S. and Canada. Last Valentine's Day, audiences grooved to another romantic comedy, "He's Just Not That Into You."