May 18, 1991
Maybe I'm a baseball purist, and perhaps I preach too much about what's good for the game, but I was sickened to hear about the Lenny Dykstra-Darren Daulton incident. You have two guys worth nearly $15 million, arguably two-thirds of the franchise (along with Dale Murphy), and they can't call a cab after a bachelor party? Nice example for Little Leaguers everywhere, right along with Lenny's wad of tobacco. TONY SHEPHERD West Hollywood
November 5, 1987
Bruce Matthews conceded defeat by the National Football League system Wednesday, ended his holdout and agreed to play four more years with the Houston Oilers for $1.55 million. "If circumstances were different, I wouldn't have come," Matthews said. "I mean, if I had a big old bank wad set away, I think I'd still be fighting it."
January 12, 2003
"A Hotel's Life" (Dec. 29) put me in mind of a visit to a similar little hotel/pension on the Left Bank in 1960. We were newly married, and this was a dream honeymoon. We stumbled upon the small hotel near the old Gare d'Orsay, between Boulevard St. Germain and the Seine. We had a bare-bones room overlooking Paris' rooftops, and we thought we were in heaven. One evening we strolled a couple of blocks to a cellar bistro where we enjoyed a delicious, affordable meal, accompanied by three different bottles of wine, one for each course.
December 4, 2000 |
I'll never forget the time a temporary crown fell out of my mouth on a weeklong trip 3,000 miles from home. Ah, memories: the gross feeling against my tongue of the little stump of tooth; the jolting pain whenever I forgot for a moment and chugged back an ice-cool gulp of water; my futile attempts to push the crown back into place in the hope that this time, this time, it'd stay put--even though it had instantly fallen back out the prior 25 times. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The priest will be ordained in a purple Lutheran church. The Communion bread, symbolizing the body of Christ, will be gluten-free. The congregation will pray to "our mother our father in heaven. " But the real departure from Roman Catholic tradition will be evident when Maria Eitz approaches the altar Sunday for the laying on of hands that turns parishioner into priest. Over the last decade, as the Vatican has faced a serious shortage of priests, a small but growing number of women have answered what they believe to be a call from God. California is home to more ordained Catholic women than any other state.
HOME & GARDEN
June 28, 2007 |
HEAR the name "Eames," and you probably picture bent plywood "potato chip" chairs, or midcentury tables resting on "paper clip" legs -- iconic home furnishings that shaped the legacy of their designers. Less celebrated is Charles and Ray Eames' 1949 Pacific Palisades home, though it has profoundly influenced how Southern Californians nest, even to this day.