May 12, 1992 |
J. D. Power & Associates in Agoura Hills is nearly synonymous with car research, which Power has earned by publishing customer-satisfaction surveys and other analyses for the world's auto makers for more than a decade. But that isn't stopping AutoPacific Group Inc. of Santa Ana from trying to muscle in on parts of Power's business.
February 12, 1987
Even though UCLA and Michigan recruited Jim Bonds of Hart and Ken Sollom of Canyon heavily, neither of the quarterbacks will sleep walk his way to the starting spot. Newcomers contesting for the Wolverines' quarterback position vacated by graduating Jim Harbaugh, are highly recruited Eric Bush of Quincy, Ill., Wilbur Odom of San Antonio, Texas, and Sollom. Besides Bonds, Bobby San Jose, from Long Beach Wilson High and Troy Aikman, a transfer from Oklahoma, will compete for the UCLA spot.
April 9, 2014 |
British architect David Chipperfield has won a high-profile competition to design a home for the Nobel Foundation in Sweden. His proposal, on which he collaborated with his partner Christoph Felger, calls for a light-on-its-feet building overlooking the water on the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm with a largely transparent facade and brass detailing. It prevailed over finalists Johan Celsing and Gert Wingardh, both Swedish architects. An earlier round in the competition included proposals from firms including Snøhetta , Japan's SANAA and OMA, the Dutch firm led by Rem Koolhaas.
July 24, 2012 |
Someone, let the lollipop guild know. See's Candies now owns the Guinness World Records title for the largest lollipop. The company constructed the behemoth in its See's Candies Lollypop Factory (yes, See's spells it with a 'y') in Burlingame on July 18. The chocolate flavored confectionary collossus weighs in at 7,003 pounds and is 4 feet 8.75 inches in length, 3 feet 6 inches in width and 5 feet 11 inches in height. With the stick, the lollipop is nearly 12 feet long. See's Candies is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which bought the company from the See family in 1972.
August 5, 2013 |
Women paddlers from around the world will celebrate 40 years of inclusion in the Queen Liliuokalani Outrigger Canoe Races when they return to the Big Island's Kona Coast on Aug. 31. It was in 1973 that wahine ("women" in Hawaiian) first participated in the long-distance competition . Back then, it was a six-mile race. It has since expanded to 18 miles between Kailua and Honaunau. “We knew we could do it,” Blondie Kamaka, one of the pioneering members of the Kai Opua Canoe Club crew, said in a news release.
August 9, 2013 |
Cocktail connoisseurs will converge on the Big Island on Aug. 17 in search of the best mai tai at a Big Island festival devoted to the drink. The mai tai - a rum-based, coconut and pineapple-flavored drink - is an island favorite. About 20 mixologists from around the world will be blending their recipes at the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival as they seek the top prize of $10,000. The mix-off will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m at the Royal Kona Resort . The panel of celebrity judges includes Philip “Ippy” Alona , a local restaurateur and competitor on Food Network's “ Chopped ”; hockey player T.J. Gorence of the Philadelphia Flyers ; and Mark Nigbur, master distiller for Sammy's Beach Bar Rum , which is produced on Maui.