June 21, 1994 |
Andy Lopez, who coached Pepperdine's baseball team to the 1992 national championship and three other NCAA playoff appearances in six seasons, resigned Monday to coach at Florida. Lopez, 40, succeeds Joe Arnold, who retired June 1 after 11 seasons with the Gators. "I'm indebted to Pepperdine for the opportunity the university gave me, and I'm looking forward to a new challenge," said Lopez, whose Pepperdine teams were 241-107. "This isn't just a move to improve professionally.
June 13, 2000 |
The search for a baseball coach at UC Irvine continues after Andy Lopez, coach at Florida, turned down the job. Irvine is reviving baseball in 2002 after a 10-year hiatus and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero says he intends to "continue screening candidates" with several of the more than 80 reported applicants expected to visit with him in the next few weeks. "I still hope to have a coach in place by Aug. 1," Guerrero said.
April 25, 1997 |
It was like trying to play with a wet blanket draped over the shoulders. Mark Lopez felt a heavy burden he was unable to shake. Finally, with the help of his family, a new coach and supportive teammates, the burden has been lifted, and Lopez is shouldering his share of Pepperdine's march toward an NCAA baseball regional. Lopez, a senior outfielder, endured all kinds of misery since leaving Chatsworth High in 1993. There were slumps, there were injuries, there was anguish and doubt.
February 25, 1998 |
From the time they were old enough to chew bubble gum, Matt Fisher, Matt Cassel and Conor Jackson have been called baseball wonders. Every step of the way, from T-ball through senior league, they've stood out as all-stars. In youth drafts, they were certain No. 1 picks. If only they had agent Dennis Gilbert to negotiate their pizza deals. Time has flown by. They're now sophomores in high school, Fisher and Cassel at Chatsworth, Jackson at El Camino Real.
April 20, 1989 |
Streaks, in one form or another, have kept St. Bernard High's baseball program flourishing for four years. The Vikings have won three straight Camino Real League titles and set a CIF-Southern Section record with 35 consecutive league victories. The streak, which began in 1986, was snapped Saturday by El Segundo. And the Playa del Rey school has produced a steady stream of superstars. Two years ago, pitcher-outfielder Tim Williams was the Southern Section 1-A Division Player of the Year.
July 14, 1996
Dome Village for the Homeless in downtown Los Angeles will host organic gardening workshops on the last Saturday of each month, beginning July 27. Noted organic gardener Andy Lopez will teach the six-hour courses in the center's food gardens, starting at 10 a.m. The workshops are fund-raising events. The proceeds benefit this one-of-a-kind transitional housing complex for homeless individuals.
June 29, 1993 |
Former Esperanza High School and Cypress College infielder David Newhan has committed to playing his junior season at Pepperdine after requesting and receiving a scholarship release from Georgia Tech. Newhan played first base for the Yellow Jackets last season, batting .303 with nine home runs and 44 runs batted in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Lots of gun rumblings. The blood keeps spilling. And the carnage spreads. Start with the LAX shootings. The gun used by the government-hater to kill a checkpoint screener and wound three others? It was the type of firearm that would have been banned from the California market under legislation vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Not that it would have mattered for Gerardo Hernandez, 39, the TSA agent who was murdered. The bill would not have taken effect until Jan. 1. And Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, the disgruntled, alleged assassin, could have kept his semiautomatic rifle by registering it. And, yes, he also could have armed himself with a handgun and probably inflicted the same damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- A month after sheriff deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old Northern Californian who was carrying an airsoft gun, state lawmakers said Friday they plan to introduce legislation to require such guns to be painted bright colors to help law enforcement distinguish them from deadly firearms. The death of Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa, who was carrying a replica of an AK-47, might have been prevented if deputies could have determined the gun was not a real assault weapon, lawmakers said.