CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1998 |
In the end, there can only be one top dog. This weekend, it was "Anasazi Billy the Kid," a 5-year-old Welsh terrier owned by Bruce Schwartz of Los Angeles. The terrier won the third annual Simi Valley Kennel Club dog shows at Cal State Northridge Saturday and Sunday. The canine was the choice of two panels of judges. "It's a wonderful dog," said Bobbi Davis, show chairman of the Simi Valley affiliate of the American Kennel Club.
September 26, 1987 |
Emlyn Williams, the Welsh-born writer who overcame a troubled personal life to give the world his celebrated play, "The Corn Is Green," and then became the actor Charles Dickens reportedly always wished to be when he became "Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens" in a venerated series of one-man shows, died Friday of cancer. He was 81 and died at his London home after recent surgery, said his son, Alan Williams.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1985 |
While 1,800 mechanics and maintenance workers of the Southern California Rapid Transit District voted Wednesday on a new 3-year contract, union leader Jerome Long accused the RTD's administration of trying to "welsh" on the agreement in an action that could lead to a strike.
May 26, 2011 |
Dear SOS: On a recent visit to the Philadelphia area, I encountered the absolute best Welsh rarebit at a local British pub. The Whip Tavern serves a rarebit that combines good English cheddar and Stilton cheeses with Smithwick's Irish Ale, spiced with a bit of British mustard. Served with crostini. Stunning. Now 3,000 miles away, I am trying to re-create this marvelous dish. Can you get us the recipe for this great comfort food, please? WIlliam McCuskey Los Angeles Dear William: The Whip Tavern was happy to share its recipe for this rich, cheesy dish, browned under a broiler and served alongside plenty of crostini for dipping.
September 17, 2004 |
Sunil Kuruvilla's "Fighting Words" is an odd amalgam of Pinter-esque restraint and Odets-ian histrionics. However, in its current staging at the Celtic Arts Center, the play is a near-perfect fusion of direction and performance. Director Tim Byron Owens smoothes over any tonal irregularities in Kuruvilla's challenging but occasionally digressive drama, while a powerhouse cast ferrets out the hidden subtexts with remarkable sensitivity and perception.
March 25, 1990 |
It was, to quote Dylan Thomas, a night of "noisy sea . . . and wave and froth." The ticket agent on the wharf at Fishguard, jovial despite a cold wind and driving rain, was doubtful that weather conditions in the Irish Sea would permit the overnight ferry to sail for Rosslare, Ireland. "But even if it does," he said, "you'd have a wild time of it. Why not spend a snug night ashore and try your luck on tomorrow's daylight sailing at 3 in the afternoon?"
December 14, 2006 |
A familiar, familial appeal graces "A Child's Christmas in Wales" at the Gem Theatre in Garden Grove. Assured work from an engaging ensemble propels this sweet-spirited musical adaptation of Dylan Thomas' vintage story, which returns to Grove Theater Center, where it was a holiday perennial between 1986 and 1991. Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell's dramatization has become a regional fixture since Cleveland's Great Lakes Festival commissioned it in 1983.
September 23, 2013 |
Loyola's 7-foot center, Thomas Welsh, took an official recruiting visit to UCLA on Saturday, one week after visiting California. In an email, Coach Jamal Adams said, "He enjoyed it, learned a lot and is still sorting through the other schools on his list. " He has a visit scheduled for Colorado. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
October 10, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday: Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh has died at 40. A drug overdose is suspected, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. ( Chicago Sun-Times ) Welsh tweeted two weeks ago: "dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today. " Then he followed up: "correction - the weekend after next. " ( People ) Zsa Zsa Gabor underwent a successful surgery to replace a feeding tube in her stomach, according to her husband.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2011
Mikey Welsh Former bass player with rock band Weezer Mikey Welsh, 40, the former bass player for the alternative rock band Weezer, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room Saturday, police said. Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said employees of the Raffaello Hotel found Welsh unconscious and not breathing when they entered his room after he failed to check out. Kubiak said no signs of foul play were evident. Autopsy results are pending. Welsh, of Burlington, Vt., performed with Weezer from 1998 to 2001 and played on the bestselling "Green Album.