April 26, 2002 |
Dan Gurney made a career of building and driving race cars, but on Wednesday he unveiled his pet project at the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Limited Edition Grand Prix Alligator motorcycle. Instead of sitting on top of the motorcycle, the rider sits inside its elongated design, providing a lower center of gravity and greater handling. It also stops on a dime. "We'll see how much of a niche we have carved out, if any," said Gurney, who turned 71 on April 13. "If the response is excellent, the next step will be to get some investment partners and go to the next threshold, which we haven't defined yet. I've carried this thing [to this point]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1989 |
Chef Ernest Wally finally has opened his own restaurant, Chef Wally's Bistro, in the Sports Arena-area premises that formerly housed the likable Cafe Chanticleer. The menu bills the place as serving "coastal cuisine," a term at once expressive and vague. But, true to form, Wally has made room for some of his old friends, including alligator, wild boar and venison.
April 24, 2011 |
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe - now that it's grown to more than 1.7 million people in nearly three dozen cities and neighborhoods rich and poor - the Valley isn't even a suburb anymore. It begins just 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles City Hall, sprawling west to the Simi Hills, north to the Santa Susana Mountains, and east to the Verdugo and San Gabriel mountains.
June 20, 2003 |
A 12-year-old boy swimming in the Dead River was dragged under and killed by an alligator minutes after two friends spotted the reptile in the water and screamed at the boy to get out. The alligator -- estimated at 8 to 11 feet -- surfaced at least once with the boy, Bryan Jeffrey Griffin, in its jaws, but quickly disappeared Wednesday under the dark water, witnesses said.
July 10, 2012 |
If you find yourself in the jaws of an alligator, fight like your life depends upon it. Because it does, says a Florida alligator expert. Frank Mazzotti, a wildlife ecology and conservation professor and alligator expert at the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center , offered up this suggestion and other tips for emerging in one piece after an admittedly unlikely encounter with an alligator. We asked Mazzotti for the advice after some unsettling news out of the Sunshine State: Two Florida residents have lost limbs to alligators in the past few weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1985 |
Authorities were conducting an intense search Thursday for a young man's four-foot-long pet alligator, which escaped from an unlocked cage earlier this week.
July 29, 1995 |
A hissing, three-foot-long alligator was captured in the borough of Queens after Kissena Park patrons reported seeing the creature in a small lake. It was nabbed by a day-camp worker who had prior experience handling reptiles.
April 25, 2007 |
Police arrested a man in Tampa who picked up a dead alligator and tried to butcher it on his front lawn. Benjamin Hodges, 35, said he found the dead gator floating in the Hillsborough River and took it home in a shopping cart because he wanted a new belt. He was charged with killing or possessing an alligator, a felony punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. "I didn't think there was anything illegal about skinning a dead gator," he said.