January 7, 1999
Lucent's commercials are simple, understated and effective (Letters, Dec. 31). Lucent's typeface is more retro than out of date. As for the guy's monotone voice in the Lucent ad, he's reading his screen as he thinks/types--he's not performing Shakespeare. My only problem with its ads is that, after all these years, I still don't know what Lucent wants me to buy. As for Old Navy's commercials, they are supposed to be dorky. It's called "camp." PAUL SCHOWALTER Fullerton
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2011 |
The City Hall park where Occupy Los Angeles protesters are camped will be closed at 12:01 a.m. Monday, according to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, triggering what officials hope will be an end to the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp. But police might not immediately begin removing protesters who linger, the mayor said at a news conference Friday with Police Chief Charlie Beck. He said officials hope in the coming days to help protesters move their belongings and to find beds in homeless shelters for those at the camp who need them.
July 11, 2011 |
For the light-scoring Kings, having the leading scorer of the Ontario Hockey League and the top scorer in Canada's major junior leagues on the ice at the Toyota Sports Center on Monday was a little bit like Christmas in July. The first scrimmage of the Kings' summer development camp was a big day for right wing Tyler Toffoli , who led the OHL with 108 points last season, and right wing Linden Vey , who led the three major junior leagues with 116 points. Each took a step forward last season and both want to use this camp to get noticed and get a step closer to the NHL. "You just want to come in here and show the progress you've been making," said Toffoli, the 47th overall pick in the 2010 entry draft.
March 27, 2012 |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The dog days of a baseball season aren't confined to August. They can also hit in late March, when many veterans tire of the Groundhog Day-like tedium of spring training and are itching for the regular season to start. "When the lights go on, everything changes," said Jason Isringhausen , a 39-year-old reliever in camp with the Angels. "The adrenaline kicks back in, and it's go time. It's fun again. Things are a little monotonous now. Everyone is physically ready to go. You want the season to start.
July 24, 2004
Still running Laker stories in the middle of July? All I can say is, give us more, more, more! Dick Preston Yucaipa
April 6, 1986 |
The New Orleans Saints, who last year moved their summer training camp from Florida to north Louisiana, have announced that this year's camp will be in the southeast Louisiana city of Hammond. Jim Finks, general manager of the National Football League team, said the Saints will use the facilities of Southeastern Louisiana University. He said Hammond's proximity to New Orleans International Airport--it's a 45 minute drive away--was the deciding factor in the move.
June 2, 1998
Re "Time Out" (May 25): I was a recipient of such a wonderful camp fund. I lived in New York City. It was 1938, and I was 5 years old, and the fund was known as the New York Herald Tribune Camp Fund. I was able to go away for two weeks to Akron, Pa. The Tribune had a special program to send such young children to individual homes for at least two weeks during the summer. The first year, I went for two weeks, but after that, my summer vacations grew to two months. (Of course, the Herald Tribune did not sponsor those vacations.
January 20, 2013 |
Less than two months after winning its second consecutive Major League Soccer title, the Galaxy begins preparations for a run at a third championship Monday when the team opens preseason training camp at the Home Depot Center. But as of Sunday night, it was uncertain whether captain Landon Donovan would be joining them. Donovan, who played 49 games in 48 weeks last year, complained of physical and mental fatigue during much of last season and has spent the last seven weeks contemplating retirement at age 30. He met Sunday with Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena, who is hopeful of coaxing Donovan back for the final season of his four-year deal with the team, one that earned him $2.4 million last season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993 |
A group of Calabasas seventh-graders woke up in the woods this morning as part of a special program designed to teach them about the process that formed the earth and to promote an understanding of the changes and challenges the environment faces. The students, from Meadow Oaks School, are participating in recreational activities, obstacle courses, ecology hikes and classroom studies at a camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Each day ends with astronomy lessons, storytelling and talent shows.