August 8, 1999 |
Lenny Krayzelburg of Studio City broke his American record while winning the 200-meter backstroke in the Phillips 66 U.S. National Summer Championships on Saturday at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Krayzelburg, a USC graduate competing for the Trojan Swim Club, won the race in 1:56.68, bettering his mark of 1:56.95, set at the Phillips 66 U.S. National Spring Championships in March. The 1998 world champion in the event, Krayzelburg missed Martin Zubero's world record of 1:56.
July 23, 1999 |
Camarillo def. Damien by forfeit--Damien chose to forfeit rather than play without two players who did not have birth certificates on file with American Legion officials, according to Coach Mike Valdez of Camarillo. "It was kind of a lack of communication by the guys running it," Valdez said. "They showed up at game time and said they didn't have copies of birth certificates for two players, and the coach said he didn't want to play without them because several scouts came to see those two.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1999 |
Come with us to a castle shrouded in mystery, where local folk partake of a golden elixir and spin tales of hidden treasure, debauchery and last month's all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. This castle is not in a distant land, it's on a side street in Panorama City behind a mini-mall. American Legion Post 817 has called it home since the early 1950s. The two-story building is in the shape of a somewhat undistinguished castle, complete with turrets.
January 14, 1999 |
Fixed to a concrete pedestal under an American flag, the cannon was hard to miss. It commemorated the Civil War. And it sat center stage in the only park in town. Still, no one around here paid it much heed. Not, at least, until the American Legion in this weathered little farm town tried to sell it. And inadvertently touched off a ferocious debate on the meaning of memorials. Is a memorial supposed to teach us?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1998 |
If the stop-and-go pace of a packed nightclub dance floor has you screaming "Don't Fence Me In," check out the American Legion Hall in Ventura on Saturday. It boasts one of the best and biggest ballroom dance floors in the area. That's why the Country Lovers Western Dance Club will hold a holiday dance there starting with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Open dancing begins at 8. Jammin' Country will provide deejay music and the Pacifically Country dance group will offer a dance demonstration.