May 10, 1997
Kenneth Turan's April 25 review of "Volcano" mentioned the special effects as "mightily impressive" and indicated that the effects were one of the key strengths of the film. However, the review never mentioned the name of the visual effects supervisor who masterminded and orchestrated all of that. His name is Mat Beck. I would hope that, in the future, film reviews that focus on the visual effects will mention the name of the visual effects supervisor. L. WAYNE ALEXANDER Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1986 |
An autopsy will be performed on the decomposed body of a Garden Grove man missing since December and retrieved by police Tuesday from the bottom of an abandoned mine shaft in the Mojave Desert, police said. Randy Scott Hoogland, 27, of Fullerton was being held in Orange County Jail following his arraignment Tuesday on a murder charge in connection with the death of David Wayne Alexander. Hoogland was arrested last Friday by Garden Grove police, Sgt. Bruce Beauchamp said.
April 20, 1993
Faces familiar to devotees of Orange County's classical theater scene will feature prominently in Shakespeare Orange County's second season. "Much Ado About Nothing," to be directed by Carl Reggiardo, will run July 9 to Aug. 7 at Chapman University's Waltmar Theatre. The principal roles will all be filled by returnees from last season, it was announced Monday.
July 11, 1991 |
Sally Kirkland will headline a benefit for the Grove Shakespeare Festival on July 29. The program of Shakespearean readings and scenes will also feature Joan Van Ark of the TV series "Knots Landing," Salome Jens, Roscoe Lee Brown, Wayne Alexander, Gregory Itzin, Karen Hensel, Harry Frazier, Elizabeth Normant and Diana Bellemy. Kirkland was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1987 film "Anna." In addition to the program, to begin at 8 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 |
A construction worker died Monday when an excavator he was driving onto a barge slipped off and fell into the Sacramento River, state officials said. The Sacramento Bee identified the man as 49-year-old Richard Wayne Alexander of Pittsburg. Alexander died after 1:30 p.m. when the excavator he was driving fell into about 15 feet of water, said Cal/OSHA spokesman Greg Siggins. The agency, which investigates possible workplace safety violations, will issue the findings of its review into the incident by April, he added.
December 17, 1994 |
There's no law requiring theater companies to put on Christmas shows, but those that do so inevitably reveal much about their company identity. South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" says something about that theater's belief in storytelling and craft. Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble's now-shuttered tradition of Thornton Wilder's "The Long Christmas Dinner" revealed its identity as a group full of actors hungry to play as many roles as possible.