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February 13, 2003 | James Verini, Special to The Times
Love in Los Angeles? You want to know about love in Los Angeles? It's still like the man said, some 70 jaded years ago: "It's a Barnum and Bailey world/ Just as phony as it can be/ But it wouldn't be make believe/ If you believed in me." Granted, when the Broadway lyricists E.Y. Harburg and Billy Rose wrote "Paper Moon" with Harold Arlen in 1933, hoping the song would find its way west and into a movie and make them MGM-style rich, they may not have mentioned L.A. outright.
February 12, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Kenneth Foster got an early Valentine's Day treat Tuesday, delivered by four red-vested, bow-tied singers. "Dear valentine, my valentine . . . " sang the lead, Art Clayton; tenor, John Rambo; bass, Fred Robirds; and baritone, Stan Tinkle. Along with their harmonious tunes, the barbershop quartet, known as Jubilee, also sang "Happy Birthday" to the surprised Foster, who turned 67 Tuesday.
February 10, 1990 | Associated Press
The mayor of Blacksburg has been charged with shoplifting two Valentine's Day cards and a candle, police said.
February 14, 2013
Quick, slackers — if you need to atone for blowing it on Valentine's Day, get thee to the Hot 92.7 Love Affair, a collection of old-school R&B that should get you out of the doghouse. Heatwave, Peaches & Herb, and Deniece Williams will get you off the hook for forgetting the romantic occasion. Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. 7:45 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $78-$131.
February 8, 2012 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
Romance doesn't come cheap - at least not on St. Valentine's Day. A dozen red roses usually cost about $60, according to the Society of American Florists. But with Valentine's Day coming next week, most people will pay about $80, the trade group said. And although restaurant prices don't change, people tend to eat at more upscale restaurants for those Valentine's dates. Romantic couples will spend an average of $146.52 on Valentine's dinner dates, according to restaurant ratings guide Zagat, compared with about $70 on a typical meal for two. "On Valentine's Day, budgets go out the window," Zagat spokeswoman Tiffany Herklots said.
February 14, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
My husband never remembers Valentine's Day. He's just not sentimental that way. Lucky guy, because neither, as it happens, am I. But if you're with someone who does care, deeply, about celebrating Feb. 14 and, gulp, you've waited too late to get a reservation at her favorite restaurant, don't let panic send you out to buy some questionable red underthings at Trashy Lingerie. Head to the nearest wine shop, pick up a couple of Champagne flutes and a bottle of rosé Champagne. Bring said bottle over, already chilled, along with the makings of a simple but elegant supper -- you can manage a pasta dish or a steak, right?
March 17, 1994
Fear. I'm not afraid of going to the mall, to work, conducting my day-to-day activities--whether it be during the day or the evening. I am not afraid. However, I am afraid of what I am reading in the media: the questions and innuendoes by the press and public regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of David Fukuto, who murdered two police officers at the Holiday Inn on Valentine's Day. What would you do if an armed person entered your home or place of business? Would you not, at the first opportunity, try to disarm and subdue the assailant?
May 16, 2010 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Invictus Warner Bros, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99 Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon plays rugby captain Francois Pienaar in director Clint Eastwood's moving, well-observed "Invictus," based on the true story of how the 1995 World Cup helped alleviate some of South Africa's racial strife in the wake of apartheid. The movie doesn't make any bold new stands with its "sport unites us"/"racism is bad" message, but neither does Eastwood overwork the material, and Anthony Peckham's script smartly emphasizes the formal gestures that lead to reconciliation, showing how going through the motions can help achieve a desired outcome.
January 30, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Forever 21 is slated to launch a Valentine's Day collection on Saturday. The collection will feature sleepwear, intimates and holiday graphic shirts and sweaters in red and vibrant pinks. Prices for the items range from $3.80 to $19.80. Fine jewelry designer Lecil Henderson of the Henderson Collection will be making an in-store appearance to show off his new collection. Henderson will be at Tala Jewelers at 1302 Montana Ave. in Santa Monica on Feb. 9 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. and at Sarah Leonard Jewelers at 1055 Westwood Blvd.
March 29, 2010 | By Tina Susman
A biting wind whipped down a dark street, where a man crouched in the shadow of a building. He pulled on black gloves and glanced up and down the avenue. Satisfied that no one was watching, he pulled a mask the size of a beach ball out of a bag, pulled it onto his head and wriggled it into place: snout in front, eye holes over his own, rounded ears pointed skyward. Death Bear was ready for his mission. A man in the second-floor unit of a nearby apartment building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn was desperate to get rid of something that was too torturous to keep but impossible to discard.
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