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July 21, 2009 |
Residents of the Santa Ynez Valley have banded together to oppose making a tourist attraction out of Michael Jackson's former Neverland estate. While the owners of the 4-square-mile ranch have not formally proposed developing it, they have not ruled it out, raising alarms among neighbors in the rural area of vineyards and horse properties. "We get mixed messages," said Bob Field, a spokesman for Never!, a new group that claims the support of many community organizations. "We want to resolve this thing in the valley, between neighbors, and not in front of the county or, heaven forbid, a judge."
March 2, 2003
So Bob Simon's field producer organizes and writes his interview questions. Can journalism get any tougher? ("Life in the Cross Hairs," Feb. 23) May we next have a Calendar piece about a print reporter, who finds his own sources, asks his own questions and then must write his own story against a deadline? Your readers might be surprised to learn that such things happen. M.L. Stein Irvine Thank you for Howard Rosenberg's write-up on Bob Simon and Linda Gradstein. The answer to the Middle East conflict is obviously too long and painful in coming, but learning about these two people who defy boundaries, traverse Israeli and Palestinian cultures, beliefs, identities and safety zones to present all voices was an excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
December 23, 2000 |
This should be the time for a sigh of relief. When UCLA lost to Wisconsin in the 1999 Rose Bowl, eventual Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne ran for 246 yards for the Badgers. The Bruins play Wisconsin in the Sun Bowl on Friday, but at least Dayne runs in the NFL now. Hold that sigh, Bruin fans. The Badgers now feature Michael Bennett, who averaged 160 yards rushing a game. "We've got to stop the run," UCLA Coach Bob Toledo said.
January 6, 2003 |
Karl Dorrell could finish assembling his staff within a few days. The new UCLA coach today will interview Duane Akina, the leading candidate to become defensive coordinator, and he plans to interview Al Borges for the offensive coordinator opening on Tuesday. Akina, the Texas secondary coach and a former longtime Arizona assistant, has indicated a strong interest in the job. North Texas defensive coordinator Gary DeLoach is the only other candidate known to have interviewed for that spot.
January 6, 1996 |
UCLA tailback Karim Abdul-Jabbar was ready to make himself available for the NFL draft until he got a call Thursday night. It was from the Bruins' new coach, Bob Toledo. Although Abdul-Jabbar, a junior, isn't ready to commit to another year at UCLA solely on the basis of Toledo's appeal, he has at least delayed his decision. The deadline for Abdul-Jabbar to declare his intentions is Wednesday. "This makes it a lot easier to stay," Abdul-Jabbar said.
December 28, 1995 |
UCLA Athletic Director Peter Dalis conducted his first formal interviews for his school's vacant head coaching job Wednesday, meeting with Bruin offensive coordinator Bob Toledo and defensive coordinator Bob Field. In the next week, Dalis is expected to talk with other candidates and make a decision on replacing Terry Donahue, who retired after 20 years to become a college-football analyst for CBS.
December 28, 1993 |
Linebacker Jamir Miller apparently has changed his mind and is considering leaving UCLA after this season to make himself available for the NFL draft. Miller, a junior who has been the Bruins' sack leader the last three seasons, said during the week before the USC game in November that he would return to UCLA for his senior season. But, Miller said, "Things change."
October 6, 2001
The Dodgers are another fading memory, the Lakers are weeks away, and USC is only a couple of inches from free fall. That leaves UCLA as the L.A. team of the moment. Even though the coaching staff, particularly Phil Snow, was the only real question mark going into the season, the media had to see it demonstrated that a defense anchored by such talents as Robert Thomas, Ken Kocher, Kenyon Coleman, Marques Anderson and Ricky Manning could actually hold an opponent under 30 and finally erase the nightmare of those Bob Field-and Nick Aliotti-led washouts.
December 12, 1995 |
Now what? Now that Terry Donahue has finally turned in his whistle and dropped the reins of the UCLA football program after 20 years on the job, who will pick them up? It's too early to say with any certainty, but UCLA Athletic Director Peter Dalis plans on moving quickly, hoping to have a new coach in place by New Year's Day. The more delay after that, the more the school's recruiting effort will suffer. Donahue's announcement didn't catch Dalis by surprise.
February 27, 1987 |
A woman dubbed the "Black Widow" after she was convicted of poisoning her husband and who once faked her own death has died of exposure while trying to elude authorities. "It seems to be an anticlimactic way for someone who was the great escape artist" to die, Calhoun County Dist. Atty. Bob Field said today. Audrey Marie Hilley, who had received a three-day pass from prison to visit her second husband at a hotel, was muddy and incoherent when she was found Thursday on a porch in a rural area.