August 6, 2006 |
During the Great Depression, when the average house and lot cost around $5,000 in Pasadena, Caltech aerospace expert Clark Blanchard Millikan lived in a grand home that cost more than five times that amount. Millikan, internationally recognized for his work in aerodynamics and the son of Nobel Prize winner and Caltech President Robert A. Millikan, married well. His bride, Helen Staats, was the daughter of a wealthy real estate investor who provided the original 3.
August 25, 1994 |
Burial services were held Monday for Leo Asoau, a former standout athlete at Covina High who died Aug. 14 in a shooting incident. Asoau, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker, was a Times All-San Gabriel Valley selection last year after he was named lineman of the year in the Valle Vista League. Asoau had received a scholarship to play football at Washington State this season and was killed a week before he was scheduled to leave for Pullman, Wash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2012 |
Pasadena officials have cleared the way to begin negotiations with the NFL for bringing a professional football team to the Rose Bowl for up to five years while a new stadium is built in downtown Los Angeles. More than 100 people packed a Pasadena City Hall meeting that stretched into early Tuesday morning, many of them residents of wealthy neighborhoods surrounding the iconic 90-year-old stadium. They complained that traffic jams, trash and rowdy fan behavior would disrupt enjoyment of the Arroyo Seco by homeowners and recreational users.
January 3, 2006 |
As the person ultimately responsible for making sure the Rose Bowl field is as close as possible to perfect, turf superintendent Will Schnell wants to bring Texas players to their knees. He'd like to see USC players kneeling too. Because the highest praise Schnell and his staff can receive is when the Rose Bowl participants need to check to see if the grass is real. This is the one place in Los Angeles where "It looks fake" is a compliment. "We shoot for the pool-table effect," Schnell said.
April 2, 2006 |
In February, Morning Briefing reported that two brothers each got a hole in one on the same 147-yard, par-three hole at a country club in Singapore. What happened at the recent Frank Lima Memorial Golf Classic on the No. 2 course at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena might be more impressive. Andy Chong and Robert Lusetich, playing two groups apart, both holed out with their drivers on the 280-yard, par-four 14th hole.
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January 20, 1993 |
Phillip Robertson jumped up and down in little circles, waving his arms in the air. "It's stopped raining!" he shouted over and over from the walkway of the Arroyo Seco Golf Course in South Pasadena. "We can play golf!" For Roberts, an 18-year-old student at Pasadena City College, and thousands of others similarly addicted in Southern California, the long, painful withdrawal was finally over Tuesday.
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December 27, 1994 |
In case a huge parade and football game is not enough Tournament of Roses saturation for you, a week of Rose Bowl-related family activities will be offered beginning today. For $1 per person per location, or $2 per person for two or more locations, enthusiasts can see the Rose Parade floats being decorated. They can also, for another $2, see the Rose Bowl stadium before the big game, decked out in the colors of the two Rose Bowl teams, Penn State and the University of Oregon.
January 14, 1993 |
Mark Massey, who guided the Cal State Los Angeles women's volleyball team to a No. 4 ranking in the final NCAA Division II poll, was named 1992 Asics/Volleyball Monthly Coach of the Year. Massey, who completed his fourth season with the Golden Eagles, led his team to a 25-10 record after finishing 9-19 in 1991. "Last year's team was a fairly young team, as was this year's," said Massey, who came to Cal State L.A. from Northeastern University.
April 11, 1991 |
Nicholas T. Conway, a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Board of Directors, has raised about $4,000 more than his opponent, Isaac Richard, in the weeks leading up to the April 16 runoff election. According to campaign finance reports filed a week before the election, Conway raised $18,610 to Richard's $14,310 in the six-week period covered in the reports from Feb. 17 through March 30.