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November 18, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Miley Cyrus must be proud. The former Disney Channel child star who makes attempting to shock the world a part of her daily routine played an indirect role -- OK, an extremely indirect role -- in Belmont's stunning 83-80 upset of No. 12 North Carolina in men's basketball on Sunday. Midway through the first half as the Tar Heels' James McAdoo was taking a foul shot, a clever and/or narcissistic and/or inebriated Bruins fan started singing Cyrus' hit song "Wrecking Ball" at the top of his lungs.
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March 28, 2014 | By Howard Blume
David Koff, a filmmaker and union activist whose investigation of a campus construction project profoundly changed the Los Angeles school system, has died. He was 74. He committed suicide March 6 in Hastings, N.Y., his family said. Koff was the indefatigable researcher who, in the 1990s, took on the Belmont Learning Complex, turning it into a symbol of civic dysfunction as it became the nation's most expensive high school. Outside Los Angeles, Koff was best known as a talented documentary filmmaker who took uncompromising stands.
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SPORTS
September 14, 1991 | From Associated Press
Out Of Place wore down the leaders in the final yards to carry 115 pounds and Craig Perret to a neck victory in Belmont Park's $47,000 allowance feature for horses 3-years-old and older. Arrowtown also finished well to be runner-up in the six-horse field, a head before Collegian. The win was the second in four starts this year for Out Of Place, who covered 1 1-16 miles on the fast track in 1:41 3-5 to earn $28,200 and return $6.20, $4.40 and $3.80. Arrowtown paid $5.80 and $4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A local parking commission has voted to support a controversial city effort to tear down a home and turn it into a parking lot in Long Beach's upscale Belmont Shore neighborhood, over the protests of residents. Parking has been a contentious issue for decades in the community, where residents vie for space with visitors who come for the shops and nightspots along a densely-packed 14-block stretch of 2nd Street. "I don't think there's a single solution to our parking problem," said Bill Lorbeer, a commissioner who also owns commercial and residential property in the neighborhood.
MAGAZINE
February 4, 2001
Ralph Frammolino's excellent article painted a thorough, detailed picture of the cesspool of lies, corruption and incompetence surrounding the Belmont Learning Center ("The Bolshevik Who Beat Belmont," Jan. 7). The message was correct, whether one is a Republican, Democrat, liberal or conservative: Building gigantic, two- story warehouse-like structures, with retail outlets on the first floor and classrooms on the upper level for 5,000 students, is wrong for students and taxpayers. What students need are small neighborhood schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2001
I agree with the solution offered by Frank del Olmo ("Leave Those Bad Decisions Behind, and Build Belmont," Commentary, Oct. 28). Is it really the environment that poses a threat to the school or the political barrage it faces? How long has that rundown neighborhood, where the construction sits unfinished, waited for a solution to the overcrowding in nearby schools? Now that the construction has begun--and was later halted due to political insecurities--it must continue for the sake of the students.
SPORTS
May 15, 1998
Last 5 Preakness Winners to Prevent a Triple Crown Winner: 1. Timber Country (Thunder Gulch won Derby, Belmont): 1995 2. Gate Dancer (Swale won Derby, Belmont): 1984 3. Elocutionist (Bold Forbes won Derby, Belmont): 1976 4. Bee Bee Bee (Riva Ridge won Derby, Belmont): 1972 5. Candy Spots (Chateaugay won Derby, Belmont): 1963 Source: Thoroughbred Racing Communications
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2000
Re "Belmont Backers Offer to Help Fund Safety Studies," April 6: What is with this $1-million office discretionary fund Supervisor Gloria Molina offered to again investigate the Belmont site? Why has it not been available for books, clean and decent facilities, etc.? Are other millions of discretionary funds lying around at the "discretion" of other supervisors? SUSIE HENZIE Los Angeles
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January 16, 1987 | RICHARD ASSAD
All season long, the strength of the Poly High soccer team has been its defense. Entering Thursday's City semifinal playoff with San Pedro, the Parrots had allowed less than one goal per match. That average took a beating in the first of two 10-minute overtime periods as Poly lost, 3-1. Poly Coach Frank Sandoval found solace in the outcome, saying his young team can use the defeat to mature. "They shouldn't hang their heads. This type of game is a good experience for next year," he said.
NEWS
February 7, 1993
Miguel Villegas' three free throws in overtime helped South Gate upset Fremont, 63-58, in a Central League game Friday. Villegas gave the Rams a two-point lead with seven seconds left in the overtime period. Fremont had a chance to tie the score, but Ricky Brown missed two free throws and Thomas Hildreth hit a three-point shot for South Gate as time expired. South Gate, which trailed by as many as 11 points, took the lead, 46-45, on Eric Wright's layup with 7:20 left in the fourth quarter.
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February 19, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
When the weekend rolls around, many locals in Belmont Shore don't even bother to leave home. At least not in their cars. Parking in "the Shore" is so notoriously difficult that residents are accustomed to circling the neighborhood, block by block, in search of a parking spot, and consider themselves lucky to find one close to home. It became so bad that businesses agreed 25 years ago to tax themselves to increase parking spots and the city formed a neighborhood parking commission to tackle the problem, handing over local parking meter revenue to help pay for a solution.
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December 25, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Passing periods at Belmont High School used to mean pushing your way through a hall teeming with students. Now, it is a leisurely stroll. The storied campus perched on top of a hill on the fringe of downtown was once the largest high school in the state and one of the biggest in the country. It was also the most crowded. Built to hold 2,500 at most, it peaked at 5,500 students. But today, it could use a few more. Over the last decade, enrollment has plummeted with the construction of nearby schools by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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November 18, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Miley Cyrus must be proud. The former Disney Channel child star who makes attempting to shock the world a part of her daily routine played an indirect role -- OK, an extremely indirect role -- in Belmont's stunning 83-80 upset of No. 12 North Carolina in men's basketball on Sunday. Midway through the first half as the Tar Heels' James McAdoo was taking a foul shot, a clever and/or narcissistic and/or inebriated Bruins fan started singing Cyrus' hit song "Wrecking Ball" at the top of his lungs.
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June 7, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The comeback of Gary Stevens was never intended for a real Triple Crown race aboard a horse named Oxbow. No preconceived game plan put him in the winner's circle at the Preakness last month, much less on his way to Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Stevens' comeback was supposed to be fictional, made for TV, on an HBO series called "Luck. " His redemption was coming through his portrayal of Ronnie Jenkins, the Jack Daniels-drinking jockey character executive producer David Milch based on Stevens, who retired in 2005 after a Hall of Fame career.
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June 7, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
It has been 40 years since Secretariat's stunning 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes capped a dramatic Triple Crown sweep. This year's Belmont Stakes at 1¬Ĺ miles is set for Saturday in New York, so taking a look back at video of Secretariat's accomplishment remains compelling. "He is moving like a tremendous machine," announcer Chic Anderson¬†says. "Secretariat by 12. Secretariat by 14 lengths on the turn. " Secretariat, under jockey Ron Turcotte, finished the race in a record 2 minutes 24 seconds to cap a dramatic Triple Crown sweep.
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June 5, 2013 | By Chris Korman
What could have been a chance at the first Triple Crown in 35 years will instead come down to this for Baltimore County resident Stuart Janney Jr: a shot at redemption. Always measured, Janney avoids soaring rhetoric when discussing racing. He's been around too long to get caught up in that. Publicly, he will say that having Orb - named today a 3-1 favorite for Saturday's Belmont Stakes - run again against Preakness winner Oxbow is "gratifying because it should help spruce up the Belmont and bring some excitement.
NEWS
November 27, 1994
City Section Northern Conference Belmont * Coach: Jack Hansen, fifth year. * 1993-94 Record: 11-10. * Prediction: This will be a rebuilding year for Belmont, which returns only two starters. The Sentinels will field a short but scrappy starting five. * Game not to miss: Marshall at Belmont, Dec. 9. Top Returning Players NAME HGT. POS. YR. John Arcenas 5-8 G Sr. Jerry Alejandre 6-1 C Sr. Top Newcomers NAME HGT. POS. YR. German Ayala 5-7 G Sr. John Burdios 5-10 F Jr. Luis Valdivia 6-0 F Sr.
SPORTS
May 20, 1985
The last time a heavyweight boxer put an unbeaten record on the line at Reno was 75 years ago. Unlike Larry Holmes, who is defending his title tonight, James J. Jeffries was the challenger in 1910, having come out of retirement as The Great White Hope to fight Jack Johnson. Jeffries, 35, the same age as Holmes, hadn't fought in six years, and the inactivity showed. Johnson outboxed him from the opening bell and knocked him out in the 15th round. No, Jeffries didn't almost go the distance.
SPORTS
June 5, 2013 | From staff and wire reports
Back home again in New York, Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes. Orb was made the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 14 entered for Saturday's final leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park, and trainer Shug McGaughey is confident his colt can bounce back from his fourth-place finish behind Oxbow in the Preakness. "He's been here for three weeks, and I think it has to be a help not only mentally but being familiar with the footing as well," McGaughey said.
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