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April 21, 1991 | STEVEN HERBERT
The hiring of Ken Wilson and Ken Brett as the Angels announcers for KTLA and the SportsChannel follows a season and off-season of many changes for both outlets. When the 1990 season began, Joe Torre and Reggie Jackson handled the KTLA telecasts, with Joe Garagiola and Torre working for SportsChannel. When Garagiola rejoined NBC's "Today" as a co-host in May, NBC's Charlie Jones stepped in on SportsChannel. In August, Torre returned to baseball as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.
April 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 St. John Bosco, coming off a 16-0 season, will open its football season on Aug. 22 in Hawaii against Hawaii St. Louis at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The Braves also have games against Norwalk on the road on Sept. 5, hosting Oregon Central Catholic on Sept. 12, on the road at Nevada Bishop Gorman on Sept. 26 and at Crenshaw on Oct. 3. St. John Bosco opens Trinity League play on Oct. 10 at home against Santa Ana Mater Dei. The showdown game on its schedule could be Oct. 31 against Servite at Cerritos College.
January 15, 2008 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bob LeMond Jr., 94, a familiar voice in radio and television as the announcer for "Leave It to Beaver," "Ozzie and Harriet," "Our Miss Brooks" and Lucille Ball's first radio sitcom, "My Favorite Husband," died Jan. 6 at his home in Bonsall, Calif., according to his family. The cause of death was not announced. Born in Hale Center, Texas, on April 11, 1913, LeMond grew up in Southern California and began his broadcasting career in the mid-1930s. He would spend most of his career working for CBS. During World War II, he was a special services officer with Armed Forces Radio serving in the South Pacific.
April 1, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
Mitch Eby wasn't trying to make history or make a point when he got up to speak to his football teammates at Chapman University two weeks ago. He just was trying to make a difference. But with one simple sentence -- "I am ready to share with you all that I am gay" -- he may have accomplished all three. "It was to put my story out there to kind of help other people in the same situation," the junior defensive lineman from Santa Monica said. "It was reading a lot of stories like this, watching YouTube videos, stuff like that that helped me. And I wanted to be able to provide my story and my own experiences to maybe help other people in the future.
April 5, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
The Lakers would not comment on media reports that team television play-by-play announcer Joel Meyers will be replaced by radio play-by-play announcer Spero Dedes at the end of the season. Dedes would become the third Lakers television announcer since the death of Hall of Famer Chick Hearn. Paul Sunderland took over for Hearn after Hearn's death in August 2002. "All of our announcers are under contract and we're not going to discuss that situation until the end of the season," said Lakers vice president of public relations John Black.
October 1, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  It's nice to see something warm and sentimental in the cynical world of sports. Dom Tiberi has covered the Ohio State football team since the 1980s. On Sept. 17, his daughter Maria, who attended Ohio State, was killed in a car accident. Last Saturday was Tiberi's first game back since his daughter's death. The Buckeyes wore the initials "MT" on their helmets during their 31-24 victory over Wisconsin and after the game, they each greeted Tiberi with a hug as they headed to the locker room.
May 5, 2010 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
Ernie Harwell , the Hall of Fame voice of the Detroit Tigers whose decision to leave the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio booth played a role in the hiring of Vin Scully , died Tuesday. He was 92. Harwell died at his home in Novi, Mich., the Tigers said. He had been diagnosed with cancer of the bile duct last year. "All of Major League Baseball is in mourning tonight upon learning of the loss of a giant of our game, Ernie Harwell," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.
May 5, 2010 | Keith Thursby
Ernie Harwell , the Hall of Fame voice of the Detroit Tigers whose decision to leave the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio booth played a role in the hiring of Vin Scully , died Tuesday. He was 92. Harwell died at his home in Novi, Mich., the Tigers said. He had been diagnosed with cancer of the bile duct last year. "All of Major League Baseball is in mourning tonight upon learning of the loss of a giant of our game, Ernie Harwell," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.
January 25, 2012 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Dick Tufeld, a longtime radio and TV announcer who intoned "Danger, Will Robinson!" as the voice of the Robot in the 1960s science-fiction TV series "Lost in Space," has died. He was 85. Tufeld died Sunday at his home in Studio City while watching the NFL playoffs, his family said. He had heart disease and had been in declining health since sustaining a fall last year. In "Lost in Space," producer Irwin Allen's futuristic retelling of the "Swiss Family Robinson" story that aired on CBS from 1965 to 1968, actor Bob May wore the Robot costume and Tufeld provided the voice.
January 5, 2014
Jerry Coleman Longtime announcer for Padres Jerry Coleman, 89, the longtime voice of the San Diego Padres and a former major league ballplayer whose career was interrupted by combat in two wars, died at a hospital Sunday, the team announced. Coleman's baseball career spanned more than 70 years and included sharing in four World Series titles with the New York Yankees. As a Marine Corps pilot, he flew 120 missions in World War II and the Korean War. He received two Distinguished Flying Crosses and retired as a lieutenant colonel.
March 28, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for some newlyweds. After a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban March 21, Deborah Dolney, 28, and her fiancee, Jessie-Mae Secord, 33, seized the opportunity to get married. Four counties opened their offices the next day to issue marriage licenses, and Dolney and Secord were among those in line.
March 27, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
The head of Los Angeles County's public health department - one of the largest agencies of its kind in the nation - announced he is retiring, now that a controversial campaign to break apart his agency has been abandoned. Jonathan Fielding was named the first head of the public health agency in 2006, when county supervisors separated it from the department that runs the county's large hospitals and network of community medical clinics. He had previously served in a similar position as the county's health officer.
March 26, 2014 | By Laura King and Amro Hassan
CAIRO - Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints. After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first democratically elected president, told the nation Wednesday that he was leaving his military post and embarking on his long-expected campaign. More than three years after the dizzying uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak, a former air force commander, Sisi's announcement sets the country back on the path to which it hewed for decades: strongman leaders drawn from the ranks of the military.
March 24, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google announced a major partnership for its Glass wearable device with Luxottica, the company behind several popular eyewear brands that include Ray-Ban and Oakley. The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said Luxottica will lend Glass its expertise in eyewear design and manufacturing. Additionally, Luxottica's thousands of retail locations should help Google later on, when the tech company begins to sell Glass to the general public. Among the other brands made by Luxottica are Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette.
March 24, 2014 | By August Brown
Two beloved bands have each announced new albums. The Pixies said today that a new record, "Indie Cindy," would compile three recent EPs and singles into a single long-player. The album, produced by longtime collaborator Gil Norton, will be released April 29 on the band's own label, Pixiesmusic, in a variety of formats. "New music seemed like something we just had to do; we just couldn't continue to go out and tour without anything new," drummer David Lovering said in a statement to Rolling Stone . "So the talk evolved into writing and recording, and we're all very happy with the way everything worked out. " The EPs have earned mixed reviews at best.
March 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei has been selected the player of the year on the All-CIF Open Division boys' basketball team. Here's the link to the All-CIF teams. Jordin Canada of L.A. Windward was named the girls' player of the year in the Open Division. Here's the link to complete All-CIF teams.  
October 23, 2002 | T.J. Simers
The punishment, of course, should fit the crime, so we're probably all in agreement it should be something cruel and inhumane like making Andy Rooney sit in Pacific Bell Park and listen to the only female public-address announcer in Major League Baseball take us from World Series batter to batter.
November 29, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
David Courtney, the long-time public address announcer for the Angels and Kings and the PA voice for the Clippers since 2008, has died from pulmonary embolism, the Angels announced on Thursday. He was 56. Courtney began announcing for the Kings in 1989 and for the Angels in 1994, and he also served as the Los Angeles Rams PA announcer for three years before the NFL team moved to St. Louis in 1995. “The Angels family is deeply saddened to hear of David's passing,” the team said in a statement.
March 19, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
WASHINGTON -- As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies. The initiative to make the information more accessible to communities, researchers and industries trying to adapt to global warming is the latest move by the White House to deliver on a pledge that President Obama made last June to use his executive authority to address the causes and effects of climate change in light of congressional inaction on the issue.
March 16, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
For 14 years, Los Angeles math teacher Darryl Newhouse has run a robotics program aimed at showing inner-city students that careers in science and engineering are just as possible as ones in sports and entertainment. But when funds run short, he digs into his own pocket - often shelling out as much as $5,000 a year. That's not easy to do on a public school teacher's salary - but now Newhouse will get some help. The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education is set to announce Monday a groundbreaking initiative that will give L.A. Unified teachers access to hundreds of millions of dollars in funding opportunities through a new website featuring custom grants, training tools and the services of a grant writer.
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