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By PATRICK CANEDAY | January 31, 2009
I don’t like my friends. I am talking about the ones I have known for 20- and 30-some years. I can count them on one hand. These are friendships borne of time that don’t require pesky upkeep or being sensitive to one another’s needs. When you’ve had friendships this long you know a lot about each other. You get together more to keep an eye on each other than anything else; to say “remember, I have information on you too.” I see these guys two places: the poker table and the golf course, and neither too often.
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By Gretchen Meier | January 7, 2011
Stark white walls brought out the brightly colored art of Nelson De La Nuez on Thursday at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank. With signs welcoming visitors to “Pop Land,” the opening reception for De La Nuez’s exhibit and book signing drew crowds to familiar pop-culture images with unique twists — Dorothy left behind by the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, and Alice in Wonderland chatting with Humpty Dumpty and Mr....
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By Lyda Truick | September 4, 2009
The classic film “The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland, holds a special place in many hearts. The memorable songs, the Technicolor scenery and the conventional themes of family, friends and finding oneself are just a few of the things that repeatedly draw people to this movie. This being the 70th anniversary year of the film, it is unsurprising that with it comes the onslaught of related products, including Burbank resident Julienne La Fleur’s book — “Lessons from Oz.” Written to wrap up various scenes from the movie into nice life lessons, the book glows from cover to cover with great visual interest — full color photos and sparkly ruby slippers right on the front.
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By Jess Minckley | August 22, 2009
On view at the Brand Library Art Galleries is ?Mixed Media Lost & Found,? featuring works by four female artists, Deborah Baca, Jane Brucker, Ursula Kammer-Fox and Leslie Sutcliffe, which politely blend together. They are similar in color, muted natural tones, and seem implicitly feminine in their sensibility. Because of the nature of objects that have had a primary function, (encyclopedia pages, sprinkler heads, passport photos or hairpins,) a new role as art material implies a loss: the object?
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | November 23, 2010
Warner Bros. on Monday recalled collectible glasses depicting Superman and other characters after a study found the glasses contain dangerous levels of lead. The announcement came after the Associated Press reported that the collectible drinking glasses exceeded federal limits for lead by as much as 1,000 times. The glasses also reportedly contained cadmium, a suspected carcinogen. The clear drinking glasses have images of superheroes from D.C. Comics, as well as Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion and others from "The Wizard of Oz. " In a statement, Warner Bros.
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July 14, 2001
Tom Crowther Tom Crowther, a former Leader Sports correspondent and coach at Burroughs High, kept a journal about his baseball team's success at a recent high school tournament in Central California. Here are some of his reflections about the event: Roughly 200 miles north of our Burroughs High campus, and a little more than three hours from home, is where my Indian summer baseball team traveled for Outback Steakhouse's 10-team Fight at the Bat Rack Summer Classic June 27 to July 1. National power Buchanan High, back-to-back CIF Northern Section champion Clovis High, along with highly regarded Madera, Bullard and Central highs, represented the Northern Area and awaited Southern powers Camarillo, Banning, Carmel Gallegos, Stockdale and Burroughs highs.
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May 12, 2001
BEST BET Boy Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills Council, will hold their annual Scout-o-Rama from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at McCambridge Park, 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd. There will be displays from local amateur radio operators, order of the Arrow American Native Indian dancers and of Spanish American War artifacts complete with a period cannon that will be fired periodically throughout the day. TODAY "Puttin' on the Fritz," a black-tie tribute to KNBC-TV's Fritz Coleman, begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, followed by dinner and entertainment, at the Burbank Airport Hilton, 2500 N. Hollywood Way. Tickets are $75. For more information, call Barbara Sykes at 843-2948 or Alex Fey at 842-9333.
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By PATRICK CANEDAY | January 31, 2009
I don’t like my friends. I am talking about the ones I have known for 20- and 30-some years. I can count them on one hand. These are friendships borne of time that don’t require pesky upkeep or being sensitive to one another’s needs. When you’ve had friendships this long you know a lot about each other. You get together more to keep an eye on each other than anything else; to say “remember, I have information on you too.” I see these guys two places: the poker table and the golf course, and neither too often.
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