September 18, 1989 |
Even during its best moment Saturday night at the Pacific Amphitheatre, the Jefferson Airplane inadvertently raised the question of just what it was doing out of the hangar after all these years. "Volunteer for anything you like, volunteer for anything you need," Grace Slick urged as she improvised at the end of the strong, hard-driving rendition of "Volunteers" that closed an uneven set for the reunited San Francisco band.
October 10, 1986 |
Wurzel Burston's road to Motorhead qualifies as one of rock's more implausible success stories. Originally a drummer, Burston switched to guitar at the advanced age of 24, due mainly to the insistence of a friend. "I gave up three times but he got me back into it again," said Burston, whose band appears Saturday at the Santa Monica Civic, Sunday in San Bernardino and next weekend in Long Beach and San Diego.
January 6, 2013 |
The Lakers have struggled to climb above .500 despite tremendous expectations and a $130-million payroll (including luxury taxes). General Manager Mitch Kupchak told a select group of season-ticket holders Sunday at Staples Center that he was "disappointed" with the Lakers' performance this season. "If you have a bunch of cylinders, we're not running on all cylinders right now," said Kupchak. The major question for the organization seems to be the integration of the play of Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard, under the guidance of Coach Mike D'Antoni.
April 19, 2014 |
Coachella is a festival of contradictions. Hippie vibe, but the cool kids have VIP wristbands. A place to hear new, cutting-edge music by bands just finding their way alongside recent chart-toppers taking a victory lap. But for those who like their music with a bit of hair on it, one of the pleasures of the Friday night card was the presence of hard-rocking journeymen the Replacements, the Cult and the Afghan Whigs. These three outfits are like big predatory muscle cars on a freeway cluttered with hybrids.
February 1, 2014 |
The list of features that don't come standard on the new BMW 320i is a long one. This is the bargain Bimmer, meant to lure you onto a lot where a salesman can slather on options that send the price soaring. It's still not exactly cheap, starting at $32,750. That's with no leather, no wood, no navigation, no backup camera, no moon roof, no heated seats - no power seats, even. You get your choice of either black or white at that price; all other colors cost extra. The even longer list of cars with more than this one's 180 horsepower includes the cheapest Honda Accord or Nissan Altima.
April 2, 1993 |
The death of Brandon Lee in a filming incident took a startling turn Thursday when police revealed the actor was killed by what was apparently a .44-caliber bullet. What appeared to be a bullet was discovered lodged near Lee's spine during an autopsy, calling into question the safety procedures on the set of the film. Detectives from the Wilmington Police Department said that they are still treating Lee's death as an accidental shooting. They said that they recovered the .
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March 27, 1991
A small cylinder containing poisonous phosphine gas fell off a truck on Interstate 5 on Tuesday and tied up traffic for three hours near Las Pulgas Road, the California Highway Patrol said. The 2-by-12-inch, red cylinder, containing 85% hydrogen gas and 15% phosphine, was found by a California Department of Transportation worker half a mile south of Las Pulgas in Oceanside, said John Marinez, a CHP spokesman.
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June 23, 1989
A 50-pound cylinder that provides additional thrust during takeoffs fell from an A-4 Skyhawk shortly after it left the runway Thursday at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, Marine officials said. The Jet Assist Take Off, or JATO, bottle--54 inches long, 9 inches wide and gray in color--was lost somewhere between the airfield and an area about four miles east of the runway. No one has reported any injuries or damage from the falling bottle, which was discovered missing by another pilot flying in formation with the A-4. The aircraft departed from El Toro shortly after 8:30 a.m. It is attached to Marine Attack Squadron 133, Marine Aircraft Group 42, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, stationed at Alameda Naval Air Station.
November 11, 1992 |
Toyota's long-awaited new T100 pickup truck goes on sale Thursday, but the vehicle once thought to mark Japan's first real assault on the pickup market owned by Detroit is being described as a tad too dainty. The almost full-sized T100 comes only with a V-6 engine, the kiss of death when it comes to the traditional macho buyer of big pickup trucks, who demands a powerful V-8 under the hood.
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August 5, 1987 |
The defense in the Laura Troiani murder case continued Tuesday in Vista Superior Court with a psychiatrist testifying under cross-examination that when Troiani's husband was killed in August, 1984, she "wasn't operating on all cylinders," so much so that she was unable to offer convincing lies to police when interrogated.