November 5, 2011 |
The UCLA men's basketball team's road show will start with what amounts to a home game for Tyler Lamb . The sophomore guard spent two years at Colony High in Ontario and still has friends and family near Citizens Business Bank Arena, where the Bruins will play an exhibition game against Cal State San Bernardino at 2 p.m. on Sunday. "It will be a good chance for everybody to finally get to watch me play again," Lamb said. "They haven't watched me play since high school. " They didn't miss much during Lamb's first year in Westwood.
October 20, 2011 |
Ice dancing will be the main attraction at Skate America in Ontario this weekend. The days when Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan drew American eyes to figure skating for a rivalry turned ugly, or when Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski and Sarah Hughes did it by winning Olympic and world championship gold medals, those days seem long gone. Meryl Davis and Charlie White are the only reigning American figure skating world champions, and the ice dancing couple is the headline act for Skate America, which kicks off the Grand Prix season Friday at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
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September 21, 2011 |
The director of a senior citizens food bank in Pasadena said demand for groceries has almost doubled over the last three years. On the first Friday of each month, more than 570 residents 65 or older wait in line for free groceries at the Pasadena Senior Center at Memorial Park, according to executive director Akila Gibbs. An additional 100 with limited mobility have groceries delivered through the program. In 2008, approximately 350 sought regular help with food, she said. In 2004, only about 50 used the program, a partnership with the Los Angeles Food Bank that is designed to serve San Gabriel Valley seniors with an annual income of $10,000 or less.
May 13, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday: Ashton Kutcher is the new Charlie Sheen? On "Two and a Half Men," anyway. ( Los Angeles Times ) "American Idol" is almost over, but poor James Durbin won't be there to see it. ( Los Angeles Times ) The National Jukebox has logged 1 million page views and 250,000 streams in 48 hours. ( Los Angeles Times ) "The Dark Knight Rises" is the closest thing Hollywood can get to a sure thing, so maybe that's why Warner Bros.
April 25, 2010
Brothers Jose and Daniel Roman from Riverside are big boxing fans, but until Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario was constructed last year, their options to watch a match were restricted to hotel ballrooms, casino parking lots or a lengthy drive to a pricey seat at Staples Center. "One hundred bucks on the floor here, I'm mingling with fighters," Jose Roman, 27, said. "There's a strong base of fans like me in this area who want this." The Romans aren't alone, and arena executives and boxing promoters have noticed, as evidenced by Saturday night's show headlined by heavyweight title contender Cris Arreola, which drew more than 6,000 fans to the 10,000-capacity facility.
February 13, 2010 |
Amid growing fears of a real estate bubble, Chinese officials moved Friday to restrain bank lending and put a lid on incipient inflation, a surprise action that shook financial markets around the world on concern that the leading engine of the global economic recovery could be slowing. China's action will require banks to set aside more reserves with the nation's central bank, instead of lending the money to businesses and consumers. It was the second such step in a little more than a month and is aimed at curbing excessive borrowing, which has stoked government worries that China's economic gains could be undone by an overheated real estate market.