March 10, 2011
A round-up of entertainment news stories for Thursday. Mel Gibson (remember him?) is expected to plead no contest to domestic violence charges and avoid jail time. ( Los Angeles Times ) Julie Taymor is out of the troubled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," but the Broadway show will go on. ( Los Angeles Times ) Spider-Man's first comic book appearance sold for $1.1 million -- or about 1/65th of the budget of his new musical ( New York Daily News ) Julianne Moore has landed the plum role of Sarah Palin in HBO's "Game Change.
March 5, 2013 |
Got a wine you think loves oysters? The West Coast's premier bivalve/beverage dating service, the 19th annual Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition is gearing up and they're looking for entries. As it has for the last 18 years, the competition will be held in three cities -- Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle -- with wine professionals and journalists in each city judging the wines for how well they pair with raw oysters. March 22 is the deadline for wine entries and the winners will be announced April 29. It's always an interesting lineup, because it seems usually the best oyster wines are also the most simply made.
February 5, 1985
Sculptors Michael Davis, Guy Dilland and Eric Orr have been named finalists in a $40,000 project to design a new outdoor sculpture for the Laguna Beach Museum of Art. The competition attracted 119 entries. Each finalist will receive a $1,000 stipend to cover costs of submitting a design model. The winning sculptor will be announced in the spring by a six-member jury. The sculpture is to be installed after the museum's permanent facility at 307 Cliff Drive is reopened in December.
May 23, 1985
Three Californians are among the 36 pianists representing 18 countries who are performing in the seventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Tex. The contestants--including Thomas Otten, 24, of Daly City, Calif.; Diane Hidy, 26, of Pasadena and Susan Savage, 29, of Los Angeles--drew numbers to determine the order of play. American pianist Ingrid Jacoby, 26, of London, England, drew No. 1.
February 25, 2012 |
When California pushed back its presidential primary to June to save money, the declarations came swiftly: The state's 5 million GOP voters would be bystanders to a race that was widely expected to be decided long before then. It was a variation on a complaint made for decades — behemoth California left with no voice while pipsqueak states have all the fun. But now, as the Republican contest to take on President Obama has slogged on far longer than most expected, there is at least an outside chance that California could have a decisive role when voters head to the polls June 5. And the presidential field is starting to notice.
November 20, 2003 |
RUSSIA A vodka-drinking competition in the southern Russian town of Volgodonsk ended in tragedy when the winner died and several runners-up were hospitalized. A prosecutor said the man who organized the contest was charged with manslaughter.
January 28, 1986 |
Lamb's Players Theatre has added another distinguishing factor to its reputation as one of the country's best professional, Christian-oriented troupes. Last week artistic director Robert Smyth announced a major national play writing contest, the Fieldstead New Plays Award, to be administered by National City players. First prize will be a $5,000 cash award, two weeks residency at Lamb's Players and production of the winning entry as part of Lamb's 1987 season.
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May 18, 1993 |
A Canoga Park motorcyclist accused of causing an accident that took the lives of a Reseda couple pleaded no contest to charges of vehicular manslaughter Monday. Martin Joseph Ruthman, 34, was immediately sentenced to five years probation and ordered to continue volunteering at a home for handicapped children. He was ordered to pay fines totaling $12,500. Ruthman also pleaded no contest to one count of felony hit-and-run driving.
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November 26, 1991
A Rolling Hills Estates chiropractor pleaded no contest Monday to four criminal charges for sexually assaulting two patients while treating them for headaches. Tychicus Yu, 33, faces as much as 12 years and eight months in state prison when he is sentenced in Long Beach Superior Court on Feb. 18. He pleaded no contest to one count of penetration with a foreign object, two counts of assault with intent to commit a felony and one count of oral copulation.
September 28, 2010 |
The Chicago Bears punished the Green Bay Packers for their undisciplined play with a 20-17 upset on Monday to join the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers as the NFL's only unbeaten teams. Robbie Gould booted a 19-yard field goal with four seconds left to clinch the victory in front of a soldout crowd at Soldier Field and keep the surprising Bears at the top of the NFC North standings with a perfect 3-0 mark. Devin Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown while Jay Cutler passed for another but the Packers were the architects of their own demise.