March 29, 2012 |
The Clippers recently went bowling in Norwalk to help raise money for their charitable foundation. It was a fun day for the team, a respite from the intensity of the condensed 66-game NBA schedule. The day began with some friendly trash talk between Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the two top bowlers on the Clippers. Said Griffin: [Paul] is pretty good, but at his bowling event my team won. So I will let that speak for itself.
March 25, 2012 |
Even before his victory in the Louisiana primary on Saturday, the map of states won by Rick Santorum covered a huge expanse of the nation's midsection, from the Deep South to the Canadian border, from the Appalachians to the Rockies. His main target now is Wisconsin, and Santorum's pitch here is largely cultural: I'm like you. To celebrate his landslide win in Louisiana, Santorum joined supporters at a Green Bay tavern, where he drank Dark Helmet Schwartzbier with his burger and fries.
January 8, 2010 |
Talk about the revenge of the nerds -- CBS' "Big Bang Theory" is arguably the hottest show on TV, and actor Simon Helberg, who plays rocket-scientist Romeo Howard Wolowitz, says it's been one wild ride. "It's quite amazing, the popularity of the thing," said Helberg, who lives in the Koreatown area with wife Jocelyn. "Everyone involved with it is just kind of walking around in awe. But we're just trying to make the best show we can and hope that people keep laughing." The series, fresh off winning a People's Choice award Wednesday for best comedy, returns from a holiday hiatus with a new episode on Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1991 |
There weren't any gutter balls thrown at Westminster Lanes one recent morning, even though the bowlers were a bunch of 3-year-olds. Judging from their average scores of 60 to 70 points per game, it might seem that these precocious youngsters were actually bowling prodigies preparing to join the professional tour.
December 18, 1989 |
Strike the traditional Christmas parties with roast goose, plum pudding and carolers. For many people, the holiday season is being made merrier with a form of revelry you can be sure Bing Crosby never sang about in "Holiday Inn"--Christmas bowling parties. The Bayshore Bowling Center in Santa Monica has so many Christmas parties booked this season that Sara Binder, who coordinates parties there in conjunction with the adjacent restaurant, Cafe Beignet, says she has had to turn groups away.
HOME & GARDEN
January 3, 2008
I enjoyed your "Set Pieces" article about Edward Doheny's Greystone Mansion, one of my favorite L.A. film locations [" 'Blood' Work: Digging Up a Mansion's Mystery," Dec. 27]. But if the makers of "There Will Be Blood" had tracked down the ingeniously economical Fox B-picture "The Day Mars Invaded Earth," which was shot extensively on the grounds in 1962, they would have found that the disused bowling alley had been seen on film, fully functional, in black-and-white CinemaScope. "Mars" provides probably the most extensive tour of the property, inside and out, of all the features that were shot there, including such better-known works as "The Loved One" and "The Disorderly Orderly."