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October 4, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jockey Ron Hansen, whose career has been punctuated by controversy, was still missing late Sunday, more than a day after his 1990 Jaguar was involved in a two-car accident on the San Mateo Bridge in Northern California. Hansen didn't ride at Bay Meadows on Saturday or Sunday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Robert Bresnahan, Orange County's airport manager during an explosive period of growth, died over the weekend in Mesa, Ariz., after a long illness. He was 70. Bresnahan quit his post in 1978 after serving for 10 tumultuous years at what is now John Wayne Airport. He assumed similar duties at Falcon Field in Mesa, Ariz., and retired in 1990. When Bresnahan arrived in Orange County from Riverside in 1968, the airport handled a total of 66,500 passengers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1986 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
The pollution that contributes to San Diego's occasional brown mantle of smog is diminishing, but at a slower rate than environmental officials had hoped, according to the annual report released Wednesday by the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District. Daily emissions of reactive hydrocarbons--which combine with oxides of nitrogen to produce smog--averaged five tons a day less in 1985 than in 1984, the report said.
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July 21, 2007 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Sherman Torgan, who turned an adult movie house in Los Angeles into the New Beverly Cinema, an arty repertory theater that screens classic, independent and foreign films, died Wednesday. He was 63. Torgan suffered an apparent heart attack while on a bicycle ride in Santa Monica. He was pronounced dead at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said Jeff Rosen, a longtime friend.
SPORTS
June 4, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Easy Goer had lost the 1988 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, as the 3-10 favorite, but he quickly atoned early the next year, winning three prep races by almost 25 lengths and blowing into Louisville the odds-on favorite for the Kentucky Derby. Then Sunday Silence got in his way. The colt from California won the Derby, defeated Easy Goer in one of the tightest Preaknesses ever run and three weeks later was ready to become the 12th horse to win the Belmont and sweep the Triple Crown.
NEWS
March 10, 1993 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officer Howard E. Dallies Jr. was remembered by friends and colleagues Tuesday as a friendly, unassuming man. He was a by-the-book cop, known for being alert and cautious. So it surprised many of the city's police when it appeared that Dallies had been shot to death by a motorcyclist early Tuesday before he could even remove his gun from the holster. "Of all the guys in this department, Howard Dallies would be the last guy you would think would let his guard down," Sgt. George Jaramillo said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
As Hollywood preservationist Marian Gibbons saw it, "There are two Hollywoods ? the geographic and the fantasy. " "The future of geographic Hollywood," she said in 1980, "hinges on the Boulevard, cleaning it and getting in commercial developments. The fantasy? Well, the tourists come here looking for it, something to remind them of what they think Hollywood was. ? Salesmanship or P.R. won't do it. They have to have something to see. " Gibbons, who co-founded Hollywood Heritage in 1980 and served as the nonprofit organization's founding president, remained committed to ensuring that as much of old Hollywood that was worth saving would be preserved for both visitors and Angelenos.
SPORTS
July 26, 1987 | United Press International
Paul Molitor has been more valuable to the Milwaukee Brewers this season than ever before. Through July 22, the Brewers had a 34-14 record with him in the lineup and a 12-32 record in his absence. "I've been a person to get things going," Molitor says. "When you take apart a baseball lineup person by person, it's a little like a machine. I've been able to provide a little spark to our offense when I've been healthy."
NATIONAL
January 4, 2005 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
President Bush urged new members of the House and Senate on Monday to work with him to achieve "big things" for the nation. In particular, Bush used his greeting for freshmen lawmakers to press his case for Social Security reform, restrictions on medical liability and an overhaul of the federal tax system. He described the tax code as "a complicated mess." "On big issues it is possible -- and not only possible, important -- for the Congress and the White House to work together.
SPORTS
March 24, 1988
Donald Curry sued Sugar Ray Leonard last year, charging that Leonard steered him away from a possible shot at Marvelous Marvin Hagler by advising him to remain a welterweight, thereby clearing the field for Leonard to fight Hagler. The New York Times reports this exchange between Leonard and an attorney in a deposition: Leonard: "There was no deceit as far as I'm concerned." Question: "Well, what you told him wasn't accurate, though."
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