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July 9, 1986 | BARRY S. SURMAN, Times Staff Writer
Just 10 days after authorities from four counties claimed to have broken a major avionics theft ring, police here arrested four men who allegedly had $100,000 worth of stolen aircraft electronics. Corona police also seized $20,000 in cash, two ounces of methamphetamine and several handguns in Monday's raid in the parking lot of a Corona motel, said Lt. Bob Martin, commander of detectives for the Corona Police Department.
April 15, 1995
Defensive midfielder Chris Sproule of La Canada High has made a verbal commitment to San Diego State. Sproule, a four-time All-Rio Hondo League selection in soccer, scored four goals and added eight assists for the Spartans in last season. La Canada was 25-0 last season and won the Southern Section Division IV championship.
July 16, 2000
Event: 129th British Open golf championship. Dates: July 20-23. Defending champion: Paul Lawrie. Site: The Old Course at St. Andrews. Length: 7,115 yards. Par: 36-36--72. Format: 72 holes (18 daily) stroke play. Playoff, if necessary: Four holes, stroke play. Purse: 2.75 million British pounds (approximately $4.4 million). Winners share: 500,000 British pounds (approximately $800,000).
Clipper center Elmore Spencer stormed out of practice Monday night at UC Irvine, changed into his street clothes in a bathroom and walked three miles to the team hotel. Teammate Charles Outlaw and assistant coach Jim Brewer tried unsuccessfully to talk him out of leaving. Spencer, who declined comment, didn't attend a mandatory team meeting and breakfast Monday morning or a team luncheon before practice. Clipper Coach Bill Fitch was baffled by Spencer's unexpected departure.
October 19, 1998 | MICHAEL GOTTLIEB
More than 200 Special Olympians from San Diego to San Luis Obispo will compete in the fourth annual "5-a-Side" Soccer Tournament at Cal Lutheran University on Saturday. The opening ceremony will be at 8:30 a.m., and competition starts at 9. After the competition, athletes will receive awards, prizes and goody bags at a 4:30 p.m. ceremony.
Hurry back Stanley Roberts, Coach Bill Fitch and the Clippers need you. The Clippers could have used Roberts, who has practiced only once after reporting to training camp overweight and out of shape, in Tuesday night's 120-104 exhibition loss to the Lakers before 18,052 at the Pond. It was the largest crowd in the 25-year history of the franchise that played in Buffalo and San Diego before moving to Los Angeles in 1984.
April 14, 1994 | From Associated Press
A man stormed into a fiber optics plant Wednesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing two former co-workers and wounding two others. The gunman later killed himself, authorities said. "We looked out over the plant floor--we saw people just running at random. And it was just a pop, pop, pop. We never did see the guy," Sid Gregory, an employee at Sumitomo Electric Fiber Optics Corp., told WRAL-TV.
July 11, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Don't like your new Chevy? Take it back for a refund. In a move that makes car buying akin to shopping for shoes at Nordstrom, Chevrolet's Love It or Return It offer will allow new-car buyers to return vehicles for a full refund as long as they have fewer than 4,000 miles on them. Buyers who choose to return a vehicle will get their money back, including what they paid in sales tax on the vehicle. They will still incur some expenses such as any other taxes, licensing and registration fees and extras such as extended warranties.
November 21, 2005 | James C. Taylor, Special to The Times
At a time when almost every old musical worth seeing has been revived to death, one solution is to mount a revival of a show that doesn't exist. The new mocu-musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone," which opened at the Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, is a guide to the greatest 1920s song and dance show that never was. "Chaperone" is to the zany musicals of the Jazz Age what "This is Spinal Tap" was to heavy metal: proof that mockery, even more than imitation, is the sincerest form of flattery.
July 20, 1989 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
Responding to warnings that they should tread lightly on the legendary and star-lined Hollywood Walk of Fame, backers of the Newhall Western Walk of Fame have agreed to change the name of their sidewalk tribute. From now on, the walkway along San Fernando Road will be known as the Newhall Walk of Western Stars, said Bob Martin, who heads the committee that maintains the landmark for the Downtown Newhall Merchants Assn.
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