CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1991 |
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
July 21, 2007 |
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.
October 12, 2005 |
Art teacher Sabrina Poursayyadi stood mesmerized in front of the oil painting, admiring the contrast of the dark, tear-shaped tree against a horizon of mountains and a starry blue sky. "It was like a dream," she said of "Le Chemin du Ciel," a 1957 work by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. "I could show the students what I taught them in class."
June 4, 2004 |
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.
March 10, 1993 |
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.
September 19, 2010 |
At his emotional low point, Cliff Frazier never would have imagined that losing a leg might liberate him. Lift his spirits? Not a chance. So, for more than a year, the former UCLA nose guard put off the inevitable, telling doctors that he wasn't about to let his long battle with diabetes render him an amputee. "I thought I'd get well," he said, "but I never did. " It wasn't until a life-threatening infection developed in his bones that he finally relented: his lower right leg had to go. Last winter, it was amputated.
July 26, 1987 |
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."
September 25, 2004 |
Art Valdez spent 26 years working in the dust in the nation's last asbestos mill, pulling down $17.85 an hour before the place shut down last year. He had a pension and five weeks' paid vacation. He had health insurance for his family. He could afford to give cars to his two boys, visit friends in Texas and take his wife to Denny's as often as he wished. "I didn't know what asbestos was," he recalled recently. "I thought that was the best job ever."
January 4, 2005 |
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.
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."