CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1995 |
Michael Gastelum is a soft-spoken man, quieter than the cooing pigeons and gurgling fountains that surround him. But today, the young bell ringer of Mission San Juan Capistrano intends to honor departed souls and arriving swallows by making a joyful racket. And residents who share his powerful sense of place will be all ears. Gastelum's grandfather, Paul Arbiso, rang the mission bells for as long as anyone can recall.
April 5, 1995 |
Sweeping away the last vestiges of the John Sculley era, Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Michael Spindler is implementing a broad reorganization of the personal computer maker. Apple said it hopes the restructuring will play to the company's historical strengths in certain market segments and in product development, where it is known for computers that integrate hardware and software.
April 20, 2004 |
One gets the sense that Michael Huffington is still, all these years later, trying to set the record straight: He is not homosexual, as journalist David Brock so famously reported in the January 1999 issue of Esquire. He is bisexual. "I love women," he says. "And I love men." The former Republican congressman, who represented Santa Barbara from 1992 to 1994, says he did not squander $30 million of his family's fortune in his failed Senate bid against Democrat Dianne Feinstein in 1994.
November 26, 1997 |
Larry Naeve had been there before, but it didn't compare to this. The La Canada High water polo coach had just watched his team come from behind to defeat two-time defending division champion Bell Gardens, 7-6, Tuesday night in the Southern Section Division III final at the Belmont Plaza pool in Long Beach. Naeve coached La Canada's last division champion in 1979. After his son Brendan was born in 1980, Naeve resigned.
April 27, 1997 |
His name is Sheng, but he hopes some day it will be mentioned in the same sentence as Chang. That day is surely a long way off, and it might never come. But Thousand Oaks teenager Philip Sheng is off to a good start in following Michael Chang's quick footsteps. He lost to top-seeded Cody Jackson of Westminster, 6-4, 6-4, Saturday at Libbey Park in the boys' 16-and-under championship of the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament. But the story is that Sheng, 13, upset the Nos.
August 27, 2002 |
Self-doubt, a rare emotion for Michael Chang, surfaced months ago when the former No. 2 in the world lost in the first round of a challenger at Tarzana. "The low point of the low," said Carl Chang, Michael's older brother and coach. There was no way Chang, 30, could have realized then that being beaten by Brian Vahaly was not humiliating. Vahaly used the victory as a springboard, winning the event and earning a wild card at this year's U.S. Open.