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October 3, 1998
I think I've found a way for the Angels to finally achieve the glory that their fans have been waiting almost 40 years for. Major league baseball should create another layer of playoffs: The Baseball NIT. I can almost hear the deafening chants filling the "Big Ed": "We're number nine! We're number nine!" ANDREW M. WEISS Studio City In addition to working on pickoff plays and hitting the cutoff man next spring, the Angels should practice the Heimlich maneuver. It will come in handy in September.
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SPORTS
August 14, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 12 million gallons of water to create the 1,000-foot-long lake in the Santa Ana Riverbed is impressive. So too, is the list of entertainers lined up to perform, from Willie Nelson to Dogstar, Keanu Reeves' band. But the real interesting thing about the second Jet Jam is a lot more subtle. It's in the pits, and concerns some of the relationships between fathers and sons. El Cajon's Jeff Jacobs, personal watercraft's winningest rider, is tight with his dad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1997 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gathering on a breezy afternoon overlooking a sprawling bed of pink lotus flowers adrift on Echo Park Lake, thousands gathered Saturday to celebrate the 20th annual Lotus Festival. The event, promoted as a cultural exchange between Asian and Pacific Islander communities, took its name from the flowers, which in some Asian cultures symbolize growth, purity and rebirth.
SPORTS
June 2, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Driver Bruce Penhall and throttle man Dennis Sigalos won their class the first three years of the Ocean Spray Offshore Grand Prix, but after crossing the finish line first last year--despite competing in what is now a Super Vee boat--they wanted to put the faster catamarans behind them again. Wanted to.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD
Dozens of powerboats will slice across the Pacific Ocean today and Sunday as the Ventura Offshore Grand Prix boat race debuts at Ventura Harbor. Organizers, who have been planning the event for more than a year, expect thousands of people to line San Buenaventura State Beach and the Ventura Pier as the huge boats sweep across the water. "It's more than just a boat race," said Gerald Nordskog, president of the Ventura Offshore Grand Prix Festival. "It's a major festival for the city."
SPORTS
August 25, 1996 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Too much of a good thing is wonderful! -MAE WEST For years, Bernie Little was on the same wave length as Mae West. As long as his red and gold Miss Budweiser hydroplanes were winning everything in sight, the Florida beer baron was the happiest man on the docks. Few teams in sports history have succeeded like Little's. His boats have won the last five consecutive--and nine of the last 10--American Power Boat Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1995 | TRACY WILSON
The Ventura City Council is expected to give final approval tonight to a request for $60,000 in seed funding to bring a nationally sanctioned offshore powerboat race to Ventura Harbor next year. The City Council tentatively agreed two months ago to provide $60,000 in city funding for the ritzy two-day event. The council's decision tonight would secure that commitment. The 1996 Ventura National Offshore Powerboat Race, set for Sept.
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October 14, 1995 | TRACY WILSON
In its continuing effort to boost tourism, the Ventura City Council will consider a proposal on Monday to spend $60,000 in seed money to bring a national powerboat race to Ventura next year. The American Powerboat Assn. Offshore Commission voted in August to award the boat race to Ventura. It would be the first time a nationally sanctioned race has been held on the West Coast in more than a decade, a city report said.
SPORTS
April 23, 1995 | DAVE DISTEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mighty Mary lives. Figures. Won't any of these America's Cup defenders pack up and go home? When America3's Mighty Mary crossed the finish Saturday with a 68-second victory over PACT 95's Young America, exultant fists punched the sky and an almost giddy voice proclaimed: "We love pressure." Bill Koch's mostly female crew sailed and won the most pressure-packed race of the defender series. Had it lost, America3 would have been the first of the three defender candidates to be eliminated.
SPORTS
December 17, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offshore boat racing--streaking across choppy waves and treacherous swells at more than 100 m.p.h.--is one of the most dangerous sports. Insurance adjusters rate offshore racers only slightly below astronauts on the danger scale.
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