September 12, 1985
The Houston Oilers waived No. 3 quarterback Brian Ransom and signed free agent quarterback Mike Moroski.
December 20, 1985
Jeff Hockaday of Palomar College was named the South Coast Conference wrestler of the year in a vote of conference coaches, but Cerritos placed five wrestlers on the first team. Jeff Woods, of Palomar, was named coach of the year.
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December 14, 1986 |
Police identified the two Marines killed in a head-on motorcycle collision Friday night as James W. Mays Jr., 24, from Toledo, Ohio, and Edward Brian Ransom, 25, from Eagle, Idaho. The accident occurred when one vehicle traveling eastbound on Irvine Boulevard near Sand Canyon Road at an "extremely high rate of speed" went off the roadway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Craig Thetford.
September 12, 1989 |
Brian Ransom makes music the hard way--he makes his instruments first. He designs and builds, from the ground up, all manner of clay flutes and whistles, drums and chimes, even his own baroque versions of a saxophone and fleugelhorn. Sunday evening, Ransom and his Ceramic Ensemble gave a free-wheeling, wide-ranging concert at the Couturier Gallery, near La Brea and Beverly, in conjunction with an exhibition there of his instruments.
September 25, 1989 |
There is a peculiarly American type of composer/performer, for whom the creation of music is a do-it-yourself affair from the ground up. Harry Partch and John Cage are patron saints of the musical tinkerers, whose on-going tradition is honorably represented locally by Brian Ransom and others. Tennessean Ellen Fullman, lately of Austin, Texas, is another in this lineage.
October 26, 1986 |
California artists received over one-fifth of all the grants given this year by the National Endowment for the Arts, a significant rise in percentage over previous years. NEA grants totaling over $2 million were parceled out to 232 artists. Californians took 48 and 64 went to New York artists with the remaining 120 spread through the other states. Two of the largest awards of $25,000 went to Los Angeles artists Carl Cheng and Robert Heinecken.