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May 2, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
When the last Jungle Cruise boat docks for the night and lights fade to black on Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the real work begins. At lush Pixie Hollow, gardeners don miner's headlamps as they begin uprooting stubborn weeds. On Main Street, custodians scrape chewing gum off the sidewalk. And over at Mickey's Toontown, painters sand and recoat chipped handrails. Few see it happen, except perhaps for the dozens of feral cats that emerge from their hiding places to prowl the park after hours, stalking rodents.
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SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: In the blooper reels, this one will live on. The Diamondbacks had the potential winning run on third base in the ninth inning, and Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz stood up for the intentional walk. But reliever Chris Withrow threw the ball over the head of a catcher standing up - yes, a wild pitch on an intentional walk. That would have been the play that cost the Dodgers the game, had Juan Uribe not forced extra innings with a home run in the bottom of the ninth. Instead, Aaron Hill's two-run single off Chris Perez in the 12th inning won the game for Arizona.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
The process was routine. L.A. County Sheriff's homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd was flipping through snapshots of tattooed gang members. Then one caught his attention. Inked on the pudgy chest of a young Pico Rivera gangster who had been picked up and released on a minor offense was the scene of a 2004 liquor store slaying that had stumped Lloyd for more than four years. Each key detail was right there: the Christmas lights that lined the roof of the liquor store where 23-year-old John Juarez was gunned down, the direction his body fell, the bowed street lamp across the way and the street sign — all under the chilling banner of RIVERA KILLS, a reference to the gang Rivera-13.
OPINION
March 27, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Fifteen months ago, as the nation recoiled in horror from the massacre of 20 children and six adults by a mentally ill man armed with three semiautomatic weapons, there were firm proclamations that this time would be different. The violence at that Newtown, Conn., elementary school, it was said, would finally lead the nation to come together and embrace some reasonable gun control laws. Well, that didn't last long. If anything, the national gun frenzy, fueled by the irresponsible lobbyists at the National Rifle Assn., has intensified.
OPINION
January 27, 2008 | MIMI POND
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SPORTS
July 26, 1986
I am becoming increasingly annoyed at seeing John McEnroe knocked in your newspaper. Over the years, Jim Murray has taken obvious pleasure ripping McEnroe, as has Scott Ostler. The former can be forgiven to some degree because he'll rip anyone and anything. Scott Ostler, too, has repeatedly shown a remarkable ignorance toward athletes and professional sports in his columns, but I have attributed his ludicrous assertions and opinions to some pathetic attempt at comic relief. After reading Grahame L. Jones' piece on McEnroe, however, I realize it is your paper that has taken an anti-McEnroe stance.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1987
Gary Hart led no double life, but Gail Sheehy certainly has (witness her September Vanity Fair article on Gary Hart). Who would have thought that a writer holding herself out as one of our more thoughtful, intelligent pop psychologists would in fact be an irresponsible and maniacal character assassin bent on destroying the reputation of a gifted and inspiring future leader? Sheehy is a bizarre person on a bizarre vendetta for bizarre reasons. It is preposterous for The Times to take her seriously.
SPORTS
May 17, 1997
It's appropriate that Rupert Murdoch and Fox should be buying the Dodgers, since the explanation for the bizarre inconsistency of the Dodger offense could be explained only on "The X Files." KEN MARCUS Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1990
Regarding the pharmaceutical crisis in the Soviet Union (Column One, Oct. 18): It seems a bizarre state of affairs, indeed, when both the know-how and the raw ingredients exist to create pharmaceutical products, yet a vast number of people in a huge geographical arena go without basic medicines. It is also bizarre that hunger coexists with large surpluses of food and that homelessness is a protracted condition for millions, while one-third of the construction force (in the U.S.)
OPINION
July 10, 2002
With all the hoop-la (pun intended) being made about the basketball movie "Like Mike," there was a striking irony that stood out in your article, "NBA and Hollywood Hoping Kids 'Like Mike' Enough to Become Fans" (July 3). The movie's primary scene portrays the young main character gaining extraordinary athletic powers through an extremely dangerous and deadly stunt--climbing a tree (in the rain) and grasping a pair of athletic shoes tangled in an energized power line. Since it is too late to alter the film, we encourage the producers to do the socially responsible thing by adding a safety message or disclaimer in their advertising, promotional interviews and in the video version of an otherwise entertaining movie.
SCIENCE
March 25, 2014 | By Karen Kaplan
Unusual rib bones that grow out of the neck are giving scientists new clues about what caused the woolly mammoth to become extinct roughly 10,000 years ago. The so-called cervical ribs - extra rib bones that protrude from the vertebrae at the base of the neck - were about 10 times more common in mammoths living in the Late Pleistocene than they are in elephants alive today, according to a study by Dutch researchers published Tuesday in the...
SPORTS
January 18, 2014 | Helene Elliott
DETROIT - Kings defenseman Drew Doughty raised his right arm automatically to indicate that a shot by Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall had bounced off the protective netting above the glass before it hit goaltender Jonathan Quick's back and dropped into the net with 26.1 seconds left in the third period Saturday. Doughty's posture was almost casual. The Kings were protecting a one-goal lead in the final minute, but he expected the referee to blow the whistle for the stoppage that's supposed to result when the puck hits the netting and negate the apparent goal.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Jennifer McCarthy, a former wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, was arrested in a bizarre assault case in Santa Fe, N.M., last week. She was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and released on $5,000 bail. According to arrest records , McCarthy and her current boyfriend, whose name has been redacted, were arguing about space aliens Saturday morning. The boyfriend alleges that McCarthy went into her bedroom alone and came out wearing lingerie, with "a silver hand gun in her vagina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Four suspects have been arrested after a bizarre, early-morning home invasion in Lincoln Heights on Saturday that ended with a resident tying up two of the armed men. The suspects, armed with a shotgun and three handguns, allegedly entered a house on the 2600 block of Alta Street in Lincoln Heights, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department. The resident, who was the only person home at the time, saw the suspects on a home surveillance system and called 911 about 2:40 a.m., she said.
SPORTS
November 28, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
When: 4:30 PST. Where: The Palace. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 8-8; Pistons 6-9. Record vs. Pistons: 1-0. Update: The Pistons are a bizarre mix of players with some equally perplexing results (4-4 at home, with losses to Atlanta and a depleted Chicago team). They added free agents Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith but their leading scorer is a holdover, reserve guard Rodney Stuckey (16.6 points a game)
OPINION
November 13, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
A bizarre act of revenge against a romantic rival was the unlikely genesis of an important debate in the Supreme Court last week about federal power, states' rights and the conduct of U.S. diplomacy. The justices were asked to overturn the conviction of Carol Anne Bond, an immigrant from Barbados who was convicted of trying to poison her best friend after she learned that the woman had been impregnated by Bond's husband. Bond stole a dangerous chemical from the laboratory where she worked and smeared it on the other woman's car door, mailbox and doorknobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1997
Since the bizarre O.J. Simpson car chase, it's becoming a too-frequent event to see all the local TV stations spending an hour or so covering more of these activities. We see these many jerks being followed by myriad police cars and news helicopters. The dangers and nuisance created for so many drivers by these dumb and dangerous characters warrant prompt action by our dedicated police. Why not ask the media to quit exploiting these actions, since for some numskulls it just promotes more bizarre acts.
NATIONAL
April 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A jury convicted an iconic civil rights figure of incest after concluding that he had sex with his teenage daughter 15 years ago. The Rev. James L. Bevel, 71, a former top lieutenant to Martin Luther King Jr., faces up to 20 years in prison. The four-day trial in Loudoun County Circuit Court included bizarre testimony about Bevel's philosophies for eradicating lust, and parents' duty to "sexually orient" their children.
SCIENCE
October 29, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
High in the mountains of northeastern Australia, scientists have discovered three intriguing animals that are brand new to science, and you can see all three of them in the photo gallery above. They include the bizarre-looking leaf-tailed gecko ( Saltuarius eximius ) with its giant eyes and broad leaf-shaped tail; the golden shade skink ( Saproscincus saltus ), which resembles a short snake with legs; and an elegant little frog ( Cophixalus petrophilus ) that spends most of its life in the cool moist cracks between the black granite boulders strewn across the top of the mountain range.
HOME & GARDEN
September 13, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Let's peel back the layers of L.A., the Big Onion - past the skin lotions, the spray tans, the unnecessary piercings, down so close that you can tickle this lovely city's soul. Wait, that's not a soul. That's another layer. Or maybe it's bulletproof long johns. I feel like Philip Marlowe sometimes. Just when I think I've found the essence of Los Angeles, I discover yet another veneer. A city without essence? Or pity. Keep peeling, pal. “This is what Rome was like just before it fell,” notes a Times photographer at this club.
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