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March 29, 1991 |
Funeral services were conducted Thursday for Brittany Engle, the little girl whose illness was diagnosed as leukemia while her father was stationed in Saudi Arabia. Gary Engle, an Army medic, rushed back to the United States to be with his daughter after the diagnosis was made in January at Children's Hospital of Orange County. "She was real glad to have him back," said Brittany's mother, Lori Engle. "He was a medic . . . and she thought he was real strong."
August 4, 1985
Brittany Place, a Citation Homes project that will include 135 hillside town houses in six phases, opens its first phase of 30 today (two had been sold by midweek) at 25740 Lawton Ave., Loma Linda, off Mountain View Avenue. Occupancy is scheduled for September. In four floor plans, the one- and two-story units have two and three bedrooms and two or 2 1/2 baths in 1,245 to 1,492 square feet of space. Prices range from $86,990 to $91,990.
July 29, 1990 |
Should you ever become involved in litigation and your lawyer gives less than a sterling performance, you might suggest that he or she journey to the little village of Treguier near here and request a pardon from St. Yves, the patron saint of lawyers who is buried there. Thousands of lawyers come here from all over the world to seek blessings, or redemption, for past and future cases. St.
April 16, 1986 |
One of the highest pleasures movies can give is to plunge us into the customs of a foreign country with a visual fullness and depth that we could never experience firsthand or in a book. This is what Satyajit Ray does in "The Apu Trilogy" and Ermanno Olmi in "The Tree of the Wooden Clogs." Claude Chabrol achieves that richness in "The Horse of Pride" (at the Nuart), his beautiful film on Breton peasant life.
February 14, 2013 |
The highly anticipated debut of drag racer Brittany Force in Thursday's first round of qualifying at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona ended before it began. Force, the 26-year-old daughter of drag-racing legend John Force, was making her first run in the top-fuel division, the National Hot Rod Assn.'s most prestigious class. After John Force poked his head into Brittany's cockpit to give her last-minute instructions, Brittany eased the 8,000-horsepower dragster up to the starting line -- also known as the staging area -- at Auto Club Raceway.
February 15, 2013 |
Brittany Force put aside her first-day stumble and made a successful debut run in the NHRA's top-fuel division Friday in Pomona. The 26-year-old daughter of drag-racing legend John Force raced down the 1,000-foot drag strip in 3.845 seconds at a speed of 293.22 mph in the second day of qualifying at the National Hot Rod Assn.'s season-opening Winternationals. "Got it down the track," a smiling and no doubt relieved Brittany Force said after she climbed out of her dragster on a balmy day at Auto Club Raceway.
February 4, 2010 |
The L.A. County coroner's office says actress Brittany Murphy died of pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency, anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Coroner officials said Murphy had gone into sudden cardiac arrest because of "drug intake," and the Dec. 20 death was classified as an accident. They said an autopsy report would be available in two weeks. Murphy, 32, went into cardiac arrest at her home in the Hollywood Hills. L.A. firefighters responded to a medical call at about 8 a.m. at the home she shared with husband Simon Monjack in the 1800 block of Rising Glen Road.
April 8, 2010 |
The airbag introduced itself, a rude facial jab that left a dozen cuts. UCLA gymnast Brittani McCullough, then a freshman, was jolted awake. Her behind-the-wheel nap, the culprit in this mess, was ruined. So was the cherry red 2005 Toyota her grandfather had bought her five months earlier. She remembers the smell of burning rubber, metal and fluids — and worrying that her car might explode. At first, she couldn't escape. The driver's side door was jammed and her left foot was stuck in the floorboard.
August 13, 2011 |
Last year, while she was recovering from a second surgery on her right foot, Brittany Viola considered that her diving career might be over. And it's not as if she has no plans for the rest of her life. The 24-year-old, who is the daughter of former major league pitcher Frank Viola, has her degree from University of Miami. Her major was electronic media and sports administration. "I want to do something in sports," Viola said Saturday at the Spieker Athletics Center at UCLA. But for the near future anyway, that "something in sports" is still going to be diving.
February 8, 1998 |
Ah, yes, those French barge trips. Wine steward, haute cuisine, a party all the way. That was the usual reaction from friends when we said we were going canal cruising in France. When we explained that we were renting a small boat with another couple to motor into the interior of Brittany, the reactions were less predictable: "Just where is Brittany?" or "How did you hear about this?"