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August 17, 2013 |
Hundreds of Iranian Americans are expected to attend a convention in Anaheim on Saturday that will explore the current state of Iranian politics after the election of new president Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani, 64, a cleric considered a moderate pragmatist, was elected in June in a landslide victory. He replaced outgoing two-term President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was barred from seeking a third term. Convention delegates are expected to discuss Iran's nuclear capabilities, human rights issues, religious persecution and the role of opposition groups.
February 27, 2013 |
Despite avenging a triple-overtime loss in last year's final, Los Angeles Windward players were surprisingly subdued after Wednesday's 85-57 domination of Gardena Serra in the girls' CIF Southern Section Division 4AA championship game at the Anaheim Convention Center. That's because this season the Wildcats have higher aspirations than just a section title - they want to win the inaugural state Open Division game as well. Judging by the way it handled the third-seeded Cavaliers, Windward could do just that.
January 28, 2013 |
Celebrity, as it turns out, is in the eye of the beholder, and one of the fascinating aspects of the annual convention that brings together makers and sellers of all manner of musical gear for four days in Anaheim is that there are nearly as many universes of celebrity as there are stars within each. This year's National Assn. of Music Merchants convention - "the NAMM show" in the industry parlance - drew the usual plethora of household names from the music world, from Stevie Wonder and the Who's Pete Townshend to Beach Boys creative leader Brian Wilson, Elton John and "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson along with a host of other pop, R&B, jazz, folk, country, blues and world music acts.
November 26, 2011 |
Villanova guard Maalik Wayns, a sturdy junior who had been averaging more than 20 points a game, squared up for three-point shots, moved through the lane as if he were invisible only to appear at the basket for layups and generally created shots from everywhere and scored a career-high 29 points Friday. Yet it was St. Louis Coach Rick Majerus who was praising his players for their great defense, in particular against Wayns. The Billikens, who had already roundly defeated Washington from the Pac-12 Conference, grabbed a no-doubt 80-68 win against the Wildcats from the Big East and advanced to the championship game of the 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center.
November 23, 2011 |
What: 76 Classic basketball tournament When: Thursday, beginning 11 a.m.; Friday beginning 11:30 a.m. and Sunday beginning 10:30 a.m. Where: Anaheim Convention Center First-round TV schedule: Thursday — Boston College (1-2) vs. St. Louis (3-0), 11 a.m. ESPNU; Villanova (3-0) vs. UC Riverside (1-2), 1:30 p.m., ESPN2; New Mexico (2-1) vs. Santa Clara (2-1), 6 p.m., ESPNU; Oklahoma (2-0) vs. Washington State (2-1), 8:30 p.m., ESPN2. Tickets: Single-session tickets, beginning at $20, are available at the Anaheim Convention Center box office.
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November 19, 2011 |
The popular, though independent Spanish-language ministry at the Crystal Cathedral, where people stand in line for hours to get a seat, may not move with the church's English-language services when the time comes. According to the terms of a $57.5-million deal approved Thursday night in Bankruptcy Court, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will purchase the property and require Crystal Cathedral ministries to move to a new location within three years. The diocese plans to use the cathedral as its own after that; St. Callistus Catholic Church, also in Garden Grove, has been presented as an alternative site for the English-language ministries.