May 19, 1990 |
Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to frog jumping. A gang of giant African superfrogs leaped and lunged into the second day of the 62nd annual Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee Friday without coming close to breaking the distance record set by an ordinary American bullfrog. "We didn't break the record and, yes, I'm disappointed," said Seattle animal importer Andy Koffman, who claims the frogs can cover more than 30 feet in a single bound.
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October 10, 1987
I was really disappointed to read and hear about the homeless campground closing (Metro, Sept. 25-26). I thought it was a great idea. The Los Angeles City Council should be commended for making it happen. Now I hope they will be able to find another location and help provide some shelter for the homeless during the coming winter months, especially. But, of course, this is only a temporary solution. The cities, counties, states and our federal government should study ways of finding a permanent solution to this problem.
February 10, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. -- There is high anticipation surrounding the Angels as pitchers and catchers report to spring training Monday, the team's surprising December addition of baseball's top free-agent slugger boosting its World Series hopes. Wait, haven't we seen this before? Yes, the names have changed, Josh Hamilton replacing Albert Pujols as the off-season acquisition, but the theme entering 2013 is the same as 2012: The Angels, with a powerful lineup and stellar defense, are built to win the World Series, and anything short of a deep playoff run would be a disappointment.
May 20, 1991 |
An energetic bullfrog named Fun and Froglick leaped his way to victory Sunday in the 64th annual Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. The amphibian jumped a total of 18 feet, 9 1/2 inches to capture the top honors and a $500 check for his owner, Denny Mataci of Santa Clara. The championships climaxed a four-day fair and jumping frog contest in the historic Gold Rush town made famous by Mark Twain in his 1865 story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."
May 18, 1991 |
American-grown bullfrogs hopped and leaped in qualifying competition Friday at the 64th annual Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee, challenging a 5-year-old distance record. The contest in the tiny, historic Gold Rush town made famous by Mark Twain lacked the controversy sparked by last year's entry of giant African frogs. "We expect about 65 or 70 frogs will compete in the grand finals Sunday," jubilee spokeswoman Debbie Rocco said.
February 26, 1986 |
The sign above the baseball scoreboard read Santa Ana College. The sun was out again after a week of rain. A dozen professional players who have been using the Santa Ana field as a winter training base were out again, too.
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September 5, 2009 |
The Station fire was bearing down on Altadena and Sierra Madre; fire command staff was mourning the death of two comrades and worrying about visibility conditions that had grounded jet tankers; and most folks hadn't slept more than four or five hours in days. But none of that stopped mobile human relations specialist Christopher Jefferson from producing the "Thought for the Day," a reminder to "exercise tolerance" and "respect people whose abilities, beliefs, culture, race, sexual identity . . . are different from your own."