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April 18, 2012 |
When Steve Soboroff gets one of them in his sights, he goes into what he calls "emergency overdrive. " He has been known to bug estate lawyers, hoping to move in and make an acquisition before someone else has the same idea. Sometimes, his enthusiasm gets the better of him. That's what happened when Walter Cronkite died in 2009 and Soboroff got a little too pushy too soon. PHOTOS: Typewriters click with history "Let the body cool off," huffed a lawyer for the famed TV anchor before hanging up. That one got away, but Soboroff, a Los Angeles real estate investor and civic leader, has bagged 15 others.
February 15, 2006 |
James Allan, whose red neon sign announcing his unusual profession beckons from the second-story window of a modest stucco building in Marina del Rey, is aware that he is one of the few guys left who actually types for a living. On an actual typewriter. A 14-year-old Panasonic KX-7000. Not that he doesn't prefer a computer, as he'll be the first to admit. "The typewriter's a nightmare," he says. "I really hate the thing."
March 14, 2005 |
This is one way to work off a Guinness. Our instructor calls it a reel. There is jumping and kicking and stepping -- eight times in a circle -- and I would say it is tricky except the ponytailed pipsqueaks in my class are reeling just fine. The four adult neophytes in this Irish dance class are shipped to another room to rehearse; my friend Susannah dubs it the "loser room," though we are both relieved. This is tough.
April 29, 2000 |
Eight years after hundreds of Korean Americans lost their life savings in the fire and fury of the Los Angeles riots, a growing number of merchants are returning to South-Central and nearby areas, scenes of some of the worst firebombings and lootings. Memories and scars of the riots' devastation still linger, the images of those nightmarish days indelibly etched in the Korean American psyche in the term sa-ee-gu, meaning 4/29--or April 29, the start of the riots.
January 7, 1998 |
Texas guard Kris Clack, the Longhorns' leading scorer, will be out two to four weeks because of a sprained knee ligament. Clack, who hasn't missed a game in more than two seasons at Texas, is averaging 16.6 points, 3.1 assists and 2.6 steals in 11 games.
February 4, 1997 |
Kris Clack scored 13 points in a decisive 19-0 run midway through the second half as Texas defeated No. 23 Texas Tech, 83-67, in a Big 12 Conference game Monday night at Austin, Texas. Texas Tech, 13-6 overall and 5-4 in the Big 12, has lost three straight. It trailed, 51-50, with 10:31 left before Texas (12-7, 6-3) went on its run. No.