August 6, 1989
Jeff Naster pitched four shutout innings of relief and hit a three-run double to lead Conejo Valley to a 10-4 victory over South El Monte on Saturday in the championship game of the Senior League (15-year-old) state divisional baseball tournament in Hacienda Heights. South El Monte defeated Conejo Valley, 7-1, in an earlier contest to force the championship game. Conejo Valley advances to the Western Regional tournament, beginning Monday in Las Vegas.
November 29, 1989 |
Dick Clark, the Pied Piper of rock music known to generations as America's oldest teen-ager, will turn 60 Thursday secluded on another continent far away from the enamored masses. The squeaky-clean packager of pop will blow out the candles on a birthday cake with his wife, Kari, and another couple somewhere in Brazil, publicist Paul Shefrin said. No fanfare. No party. No fuss. Whether out of modesty or vanity, Clark, who lives in Malibu, turned down an interview request.
May 5, 1995 |
"Ride for Your Life," the third interactive movie from Interfilm, is much more arcade trip than theatrical experience. In this, parents of the targeted trigger-happy youngsters find themselves confronted with one of those classic "is the glass seven-eighths empty or one-eighth full" predicaments: Yes, instead of submitting to the demands of narrative, your children are playing video games again. But, hey, they're playing video games as a community .
March 28, 2012 |
If there's a common thread among bestselling books for elementary school boys, it's the merry mischief maker traipsing through a comics-laden landscape. It is now a common literary trajectory that boys begin their independent reading lives following Dav Pilkey's prankster duo in the "Captain Underpants" series before moving on to Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books and the more recent phenom, "Big Nate," from author and illustrator Lincoln Peirce. Peirce isn't as well known as Pilkey or Kinney, though all three authors are in their 40s. Peirce has racked up 4 million sales since his first book was published in 2009, but that pales next to Pilkey (with more than 50 million copies in print)
June 4, 1994 |
Better late than never. El Camino Real High left-hander Randy Wolf expected to be selected Thursday, the first day of the major league amateur draft. He finally got the call Friday, when the Dodgers made him a 25th-round selection. "I am a little disappointed," Wolf said, "but there's nothing I can do about it."
November 29, 2012 |
Holy hot rod, Batman! The iconic Batmobile from the 1960s television show is going up for auction early next year. The midnight-black and fluorescent-red-pinstriped car that Adam West's Batman used to battle villains in Gotham will be up for grabs Jan. 19 at Barrett-Jackson, the Scottsdale, Ariz., rare and classic auto auction house. PHOTOS: The original Batmobile There is a reserve price for the car, but neither the auction house nor the car owner, famed car customizer George Barris , would confirm the lowest dollar amount they would accept.
July 27, 1990 |
Craig Sturges took the day off from work to watch a baseball game Thursday, but for the first five innings he probably wished he had gone to the office. That's because his Conejo Valley American Legion team entered the sixth inning trailing Santa Monica by four runs in a first-round game of the 6th Area playoffs at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium.
May 4, 1994
Adam West notched his ninth consecutive victory as Pierce College defeated Santa Monica, 4-3, to clinch a tie for the Western State Conference's South Division baseball title Tuesday at Santa Monica. The Brahmas (25-14, 17-7 in WSC play) lead the division by one game with one to play. West, a left-hander, improved to 10-4 and reliever Chris Frith-Smith picked up his fifth save. Pierce scored three runs in the sixth to take a 4-2 lead.