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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2004 |
A state appeals court in Santa Ana on Friday spared governments across California a potential $10-billion hit by upholding how Orange and other counties assess property taxes. The 4th District Court of Appeal said the technique used by Orange County in assessing taxes, called recapturing, and which is also used by counties across California, is constitutional under Proposition 13, the landmark property tax limit approved by voters in 1978.
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."
January 16, 1994 |
The big man with the heart-shaped cuff links sits in his spacious Encino office, a "Get-a-Woman-Flames-of-Desire" candle on his desk, a rubbing of Rudolph Valentino's headstone on his wall and two middle-aged businessmen in his clutches. The men have come to ask Jeffrey Ullman, the king of videodating, about buying a franchise. They have yellow legal pads on their laps, tassels on their loafers. Zany they aren't.
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1987 |
The Irvine City Council is considering new and increased fees, with concerts at Irvine Meadows and boxing at the Irvine Marriott among the targets for the levies. In Huntington Beach, some parking rates are going up. It's the same story all over Orange County.
September 13, 2003 |
USC enjoyed many proud moments last season, but seldom did they occur on opponents' kickoff returns. The Trojans ranked ninth in the Pacific 10 Conference in kickoff-return coverage, giving up 24.1 yards a return. Coach Pete Carroll had so little confidence in the team's ability to stop a big play, he often ordered pooch kicks that gave opponents advantageous field position. Kickoff-return coverage has improved significantly through two games this season. The Trojans are giving up 18.