July 19, 2011
Texas' battle of the bulb Re "House acts against light bulb rules," July 16 Once again, the great state of Texas is stepping forward to preserve our nation's freedoms. Why should I be forced to buy an energy-efficient light bulb? After all, there is still plenty of oil in Texas, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. All Americans have the God-given right to consume as much energy as humanly possible. Of course, even Texas does have some concerns about energy efficiency. It leads the nation in executions; the state long ago adopted the lethal-injection method to replace electrocution.
May 27, 2011 |
Next week Clovis, one day Rio de Janeiro? Jonathan Cabral's 2016 Olympic dreams didn't seem like much of a leap after the Agoura High hurdler's dazzling performance Friday at the Southern Section Masters Meet. Cabral ran the 110-meter hurdles at Cerritos College in a wind-aided 13.27 seconds, the fastest time in California history under any conditions and the eighth-fastest performance by a high schooler under any conditions. "That's been my life goal — since sophomore year," Cabral said of running a time faster than the 21-year-old state record of 13.30.
January 20, 2011 |
Anyone following the making of the region-wide, six-month-long 2011 visual arts extravaganza "Pacific Standard Time" knows it as a museum initiative, having grown out of an oral history project by the Getty Research Institute designed to document the birth of the L.A. art scene. And it will culminate with museums, as nearly 50 local institutions are staging exhibitions exploring one big theme: the history of art in Southern California from 1945 to 1980. Now, some of the city's leading commercial galleries are getting in the spirit, organizing their own shows that shine a light on the early days of the L.A. art scene.
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November 25, 2010 |
Democrats completed a clean sweep of California's statewide offices Wednesday as Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley conceded the race for attorney general, ending weeks of uncertainty in one of the closest statewide elections in California history. With the number of uncounted ballots dwindling and his rival's lead at more than 50,000 votes, Cooley telephoned San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris early Wednesday to congratulate the Democratic victor. Cooley's loss delivered yet another blow to state Republicans reeling from their failure to capture the governor's mansion or a U.S. Senate seat.
July 12, 2010 |
We are baseball. We are Jackie Robinson sprinting through an overgrown sandlot in Pasadena. We are Walter Johnson stalking through a dreary oil field in Olinda. We are Eddie Murray and Ozzie Smith fighting through the clutter to discover greatness in south Los Angeles. At the same high school. On the same team. We are Don Drysdale and Robin Yount playing in San Fernando Valley towns separated by 11 miles, Bob Lemon and Tony Gwynn playing for Long Beach high schools separated by five minutes.
March 5, 2010 |
Frank and Jamie McCourt's divorce could become one of the costliest splits in California history, with attorneys and accountants commanding as much as $19 million in fees — more than the Dodgers will spend on their starting infield this season. Frank McCourt has estimated his "divorce-related expenses" at $5 million to $10 million, according to court filings. Jamie McCourt has estimated her expenses at $9 million — and asked that her estranged husband be ordered to pay them.