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.
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.
September 1, 1994 |
Salvador Michael Camarillo, 19, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder charges stemming from the shooting death of former Covina High linebacker Leo Asoau. A preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 13 by Citrus Municipal Court Judge Robert Young. Asoau, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker who was a Times All-San Gabriel Valley selection last year, was shot to death Aug. 14 outside a friend's home. Camarillo has been held on $1-million bail since his arrest.
March 10, 2006 |
Producers of FX's "Black.White.," under fire by some of the projects' participants claiming the heavily touted "documentary" series contains several misrepresentations and creative manipulations, tweaked a few of those contested details during its premiere broadcast Wednesday. The cable network show revolves around the black Sparks family and the white Wurgel family, who switch races through the magic of movie industry-caliber makeup.
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.