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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."
NEWS
June 5, 2000
Pamela Zoolalian's idea of fun? Hurtling down a road at 60 or more miles an hour, two inches above the asphalt, supine on her luge board. Dangerous? You bet. But, Zoolalian will tell you, when it comes to living dangerously, her sport of street luge, an outgrowth of downhill skateboarding and a sort of renegade cousin to the Olympic sport of ice luge, is child's play compared with her day job as a fashion designer.
HEALTH
May 1, 2000 | JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Ever heard of a three-step stop? It's one move that doctors hope will help save women's knees in basketball, soccer and other sports. As coaches and trainers develop such techniques to help women protect themselves from sports injuries, researchers are trying to pinpoint why women are more prone than men to certain types of injuries, particularly of the knees.
NEWS
May 26, 1993 | ANDREA HEIMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Renee Gregston of Fountain Valley was tired of watching everyone else have all the fun. And while the 35-year-old mother of three never pictured herself running up and down a field, screaming and chasing a ball, she soon found playing soccer was as much fun for her as it was for her kids. "I'd been sitting on the sidelines for all these years, making uniforms, and I thought, 'that looks like fun,' " Gregston says.
SPORTS
May 15, 1997 | SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Since she began running at 7, Malika Edmonson has depended on her parents to help develop her track career. Now that she has achieved their goal of a college track scholarship--to USC--she's about to discover how to care for herself. Malika's mother is Barbara Edmonson, the Trojan women's track coach and a former Olympian. Her father, Warren Edmonson, is her sprint coach at Playa del Rey St. Bernard High and a former NCAA champion sprinter from UCLA.
NEWS
April 4, 2000 | DUANE NORIYUKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his patio, Lee Gruenfeld gazes west beyond graceful palms to Mt. San Jacinto, rising sharply above the desert. It seems to absorb dawn's rich pastels, he says, varying in red and blue hues from one morning to the next. Such pleasing nuance makes each day a little different and adds to the sense of fullness he sees in life. "My happiest moment is right now. It doesn't get any better than this." At least, that is, until tomorrow.
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.
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