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December 11, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
There are a lot of things you can buy with $192 million in Arizona, but anonymity isn't one of them. As the Times reported Monday , Matthew Good of Fountain Hills, Ariz., purchased one of the two  winning Powerball tickets for the record-setting $587.5-million jackpot two weeks ago. Though Good wanted to remain anonymous, he bought his ticket in his home state, so he didn't have a choice. Because lotteries like Powerball, which is played in 43 (including California starting in April)
April 1, 2006 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Of the 10 horses scheduled to run in the $100,000 Tokyo City Handicap today at Santa Anita, Romeo Plus is coming off the most impressive race. Making only his second start on the dirt in the U.S., the 6-year-old Argentine-bred won an optional claimer by 2 1/2 lengths on March 1. He won at the Tokyo City distance of 1 1/8 miles in his second start for trainer Paddy Gallagher.
May 29, 2004
A few weeks ago, residents of Riverside, San Jose and Ventura were understandably proud when Partners for Livable Communities named each to a widely publicized list of the nation's "Most Livable Communities." What an honor! Something that fiscally troubled municipalities can tout proudly for years to would-be residents and businesses basically without cost. Or not.
September 3, 2003 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
How many Cruz Bustamantes does it take to screw in a lightbulb? The answer to that question could decide the winner of California's recall election. As we noted two weeks ago, Bustamante's candidacy is doomed unless late-night comedians start taking him seriously enough to tell jokes about him.
How time flies. Has it been half a century since "Seinfeld" received its first Emmy nomination? Or does it just seem that way? Sunday is the night that the most repetitious of all awards shows expands to four hours. And with good reason: Three hours is hardly enough time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Emmys. So gather the balloons. In other words, the telecast will feature the industry congratulating itself for its half century of congratulating itself.
February 4, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Mayan apocalypse? Avoided. Y2K anarchy? Suppressed. Gigantic asteroid hurled by the sun's gravity toward Earth? Well … Close but no cigar. Better go to Vegas, Earthlings, you're on a winning streak of avoiding disaster. In what NASA officials are calling the closest near-Earth fly-by in at least a generation, Asteroid 2012 DA14 , is expected to buzz by our blue marble on Feb. 15. The 150-foot space rock will cross from south to north in the afternoon, coming within 22,200 miles of Earth.
January 9, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
From New Orleans -- Alabama's Crimson Tide football team had been hearing the song all week, at every rally and on every street corner of this LSU hyped-up city. Hold that Tiger. Hold that Tiger. And so it did. The Crimson Tide's 21-0 victory, the first-ever shutout in a national title game, got Alabama the $30,000 crystal bowl with the Bowl Championship Series' initials on it, and the final No. 1 ranking too. It will get the Tide little more, certainly not any sort of national groundswell of support as a team of legendary greatness.
February 26, 2002 | Steve Harvey
The guests at the wedding of Maureen Kennedy and Brian Gillespie should douse the couple with water, not rice, on Sunday. That's because Kennedy and Gillespie are running in the L.A. Marathon, and the marriage will take place when they reach Mile 6. The Moorpark couple met at that point during the 1998 marathon. Right from the start, they learned the give-and-take of relationships. Gillespie had trouble keeping up with Kennedy in that race, so she slowed down.
December 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jenni Farley, a.k.a. JWoww of "Jersey Shore," is pregnant! Hark the herald sound of the crying mini-juiceheads! The MTV reality TV star and her fiance Roger Mathews are expecting their first child, Farley announced on Christmas Day by posting on Instagram a holiday card featuring an ultrasound image.  "Santa brought me and Roger the best gift of all," she wrote in the post. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "Happy Holidays from our growing family to yours! Love Jenni, Roger and, arriving July, 2014, baby Mathews," the card says.
February 12, 2003 | Michael Quintanilla, Times Staff Writer
You'd think that being nominated would be honor enough. But when Tuesday's Oscar nominees were announced, it quickly became clear that friends, acquaintances and -- especially -- those whose businesses benefit from the conferred status of celebrity patronage, felt a need, well, to kiss up. So, in addition to the coveted nod from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, nominees were instantly deluged with congratulatory gifts. A gold-monogrammed journal from Harry Winston.
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