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June 25, 1996 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Take a mother of two and a lawyer and what do you have? An Olympic beach volleyball team, of course. Move over preconceptions, Linda Hanley and Barbra Fontana Harris have no room for you. Hanley, who played at Laguna Beach High and UCLA, lives with her husband, John, and two young sons, Matthew and Turner, on a street in Pacific Palisades where policing Big Wheel races occupies much of her time.
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HEALTH
November 15, 2013 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie
At a conference at a Newport Beach hotel, more than 250 teachers from around the globe learned how to refine exercises, target particular muscles and work with people who have injuries. "The brilliance of Pilates is how it helps you with your daily living," says Lolita San Miguel, one of the stars of the conference. She studied with Joseph Pilates and has practiced his fitness method for more than five decades. Graceful and flexible at 79, she still teaches in Florida, where she lives.
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NEWS
December 28, 1993 | LEO W. BANKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mirsada Buric halts in mid-sentence and her blue eyes fill with wonder. It's as if she can't believe it herself, this impossible story she's telling of finding love amid the savagery of war. "You cannot know how life will happen," says the 23-year-old Muslim from Bosnia-Herzegovina, shaking her head. "You cannot know." It began in Sarajevo in the summer of 1992.
HEALTH
June 29, 2013 | Chris Woolston
An athlete crumples to the ground untouched, yelling in pain and grabbing her knee. It's a scene that plays out daily on soccer fields, basketball courts and volleyball courts. In 2011, Maddie Tantillo, a 29-year-old semi-pro soccer player for the San Diego Sea Lions, was making a move she'd made countless times before -- planting with her left leg before running right -- when her left knee buckled. "Everyone said I'd be fine," but an MRI showed otherwise. "I had torn my ACL. " The ACL -- the anterior cruciate ligament that connects the kneecap to the tibia -- tears remarkably easily.
MAGAZINE
February 22, 1998 | Marla Matzer, Marla Matzer is a frequent contributor to The Times' Business section
Decades before Linda Hamilton muscled up for "Terminator 2," Pudgy Stockton was developing better biceps than most men. She was supporting her husband, Les--not financially, but in high hands-to-hands and other gymnastic maneuvers learned at a place called Muscle Beach. Now Pudgy, 80, and Les, 81, live in a Santa Monica apartment less than a mile from the site of the original Muscle Beach (closed in 1959).
BUSINESS
March 9, 1993 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Playboy is recasting its Playmates as athletes. The same women who pose nude as Playboy magazine centerfolds are strapping on ski boots, lacing up tennis shoes and, yes, buckling on race car helmets. The Playmates--in a provocative sports marketing venture--will be competing in athletic events aimed at attracting new advertisers, corporate sponsors and consumers.
SPORTS
March 25, 1989 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Seven years ago, Barbara Buchan was a world-class cyclist, a promising candidate for the 1984 U.S. Olympic road-racing team. In June 1982, she was entered in a 32-mile race across the Santa Monica Mountains on a course that Olympic Coach Tim Kelly called "the most severe for women cyclists in the world." Buchan was in the midst of a tight pack of riders, descending a steep, curving hill on Mulholland Highway in pursuit of the runaway leader, Pat Hines.
SPORTS
April 12, 1997 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A dream two years in the making will become a reality tonight when Frances Santin of Taft High runs in the girls' 300-meter low hurdles in the Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High. The junior is the defending City Section champion in the event and is undefeated in seven races this season. But two years ago, when Coach Mel Hein urged her to focus on the hurdles, Santin never expected to become one of the favorites in arguably the most prestigious regular-season invitational in the nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1998
A Bonita High School social studies teacher and track coach was been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 16-year-old female athlete, police said Thursday. David Dangleis, 32, of Diamond Bar was arrested Wednesday by La Verne police at his home after the girl's father complained to the high school principal, authorities said. He was booked on suspicion of sex and oral copulation with a minor, La Verne Police Capt. Chuck Montaya said.
SPORTS
March 25, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
To the extent that basketball teams may be said to reflect the personalities of their coaches, Joan Bonvicini of Cal State Long Beach and Pat Summitt of Tennessee have created teams in their own images. Bonvicini was raised on basketball as played on the city playgrounds of the East Coast. Her game is fast and furious. Style is important. Summitt was raised on basketball as played in barns and driveways of the deep South. Her game is measured and relentless. Execution is important.
SPORTS
November 16, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Pucin is a Times staff writer.
The 30-second spot is called "Dunk. " Its script has six lines of dialogue, the cast numbers seven. It stars Sparks forward Candace Parker -- she of NCAA title, Olympic gold medal, WNBA rookie of the year and MVP all-in-one-year fame. Thirty seconds, and with that, she joined what is mostly an athletic boys club whose members include ESPN "SportsCenter" anchors, athletes and a roly poly, furry, fruity collection of college mascots tapped to do wickedly funny "SportsCenter" promo spots.
SPORTS
April 27, 2001 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Porchea Carroll of Rio Mesa High hasn't run as fast this season as she did last year. Nor has she jumped as far. But assistant Brian FitzGerald of Rio Mesa says she's on pace to turn in her top performances of the season in the state track and field championships June 1-2. Carroll, runner-up in the 100 meters in the state championships last year, will compete in the 100, long jump and 400 and 1,600 relays in the Ventura County championships at Moorpark High today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2000 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a small red home guarded by six eucalyptus trees in the Tustin foothills, Anne Vrana O'Brien pushes her walker through a narrow hallway and into a room no larger than 10 feet square. She shuffles around her walker and falls wearily into a soft armchair. "This," O'Brien says, "is my Olympic room." There is a desk and a cabinet and bookshelves and a chest of drawers shoved together lining more than half the room.
SPORTS
July 22, 2000 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Krista Muhlenkamp has learned to navigate past her fears. Just close your eyes and think positive thoughts. Breathe deeply and concentrate on the task at hand. But when that piece of kelp floated by as she was swimming 100 yards offshore last week, it opened up a brand new case of the heebie-jeebies. "It was only a piece of seaweed," Muhlenkamp said, "but it looked like an eel."
SPORTS
March 1, 2000 | Diane Pucin
When she was in first grade, Crystal Davis entered a 50-yard dash. Without thinking, without doing anything but listening to her father, Patrick, tell her to run as fast as she could, Davis left all those other little kids 25 yards behind her. Crystal doesn't remember exactly what her time was in that monumental race, but she knows she set a first-grade record and she knows that from then on her nickname became "Speedy Gonzalez." Davis is a junior now at Santa Ana Valley High.
NEWS
December 29, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels were a disaster from start to finish. The Mighty Ducks, while providing moments of enthusiastic overachieving, were issued a quick and desultory drubbing in the playoffs. The UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton basketball teams were nothing but bad, and even when Fullerton's baseball team made it to the College World Series it was only after four of its players were arrested after a childish prank while in Indiana for an NCAA regional. But you know what? So what.
SPORTS
June 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Volleyball and basketball player Natalie Williams and softball pitcher Lisa Fernandez were named co-winners of UCLA's all-university athlete of the year award.
SPORTS
August 6, 1993 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If only the name hadn't been written quite so sloppily, perhaps no one would have given the new second baseman for the Thousand Oaks Black Sox a chance to play. When Black Sox player-manager Steve Ortiz needed players for his National Adult Baseball Assn. 18-and-older team, he started down the league's list of "free agents." Ortiz found the name Heath Rutherford and called the number. A woman with an Australian accent answered. Heath? Nope, Heather.
NEWS
December 7, 1999 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's never a hint of anxiety on the face of Fountain Valley sophomore Julie Allen. Never a whine or a whimper. No excuses and certainly no tears. Her competitive demeanor is laid back. She plans and runs her cross-country races as if they're just another jog on the beach. "Being relaxed is being confident," Allen said. "Making too big of a deal about racing is like saying nothing else in your life is important. Balance is something we strive for in my family."
SPORTS
November 5, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN
Jackie Campbell, 72 years old and an active resident of Leisure World, a participant in swimming, golf and gardening, was speaking of the "tingles" she has felt watching American women win Olympic gold medals in softball and hockey and a soccer World Cup gold medal this summer. "I've just loved it," Campbell says, "just hearing all my friends rave about these women." Campbell stopped speaking for a minute. And then she softly says something else. "I really resent I was born too soon."
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