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SPORTS
May 27, 1999 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were no excuses by the Servite volleyball team. No cliches about not coming ready to play or a lack of focus on the court. The Friars looked up at the scoreboard after their 15-10, 15-12, 15-7 loss to Redondo Beach Redondo Union in the semifinals of the Southern Section Division II boys' volleyball playoffs Wednesday at Manhattan Beach Mira Costa High, then glanced across the net at the team that beat them and offered one explanation.
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SPORTS
July 7, 1989 | TIM DERMODY
For several minutes of the second half of Thursday's second-round game in the Carson summer boys basketball tournament, Hawthorne High displayed its best and worst sides in a 78-60 loss to Morningside. The Cougars, 7-15 last year, opened the half with a 12-2 run that quickly turned a 38-31 halftime deficit into a 43-40 advantage. Shortly thereafter the Monarchs regained control with a 14-3 run and cruised to the victory. Morningside faces Cleveland today at 5:40 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1990 | ALLISON SAMUELS
Since their freshman year, Erin Cunningham, Jennifer MacLean and Dan Taylor have shared most of the same honors classes at Tustin High School. In July, they will share the same classes once again--but this time at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Park Service can begin dropping thousands of rat-killing pellets on Anacapa Island as part of a program to save rare seabirds, a federal judge ruled Thursday. An animal advocacy group had sought to block the $700,000 black rat eradication program in Channel Islands National Park, contending that the poison pellets would harm other wildlife on the three islets that comprise the island off the Ventura County coast. But in her 30-page ruling, U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two young men, business partners, enter a tasteless, out-sized suburban home. One of them is about to be married, the other has surprised the groom-to-be with a stag party, a gesture he and everyone else involved will soon regret. You may, too, if you're stuck seeing the singularly unappetizing "Stag," a real turnoff of a movie that lays waste to a large, familiar cast. When Mario Van Peebles' Michael cooks up the surprise for John Stockwell's Victor, he dips into Victor's address book.
OPINION
March 26, 2006
TICKETS TO THE California Science Center's latest exhibit, "Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition," sell for $6.75 and up. But there's one lesson the exhibition offers free of charge to anyone who wanders by the museum, and it's not about science. The lesson is in the giant sign looming over the center's entrance archway: "Marvel ® Super Heroes(TM) Science Exhibition."
NEWS
July 12, 1988 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
A helicopter made a daring landing in the exercise yard of the Santa Fe prison Monday morning, plucking three prisoners from inside the walls and roaring away in a fusillade of gunfire. In the hours that followed, a drama was acted out that included high-speed chases in the air and on the ground, and a manhunt in the densely wooded river bottom of the Rio Grande, which runs through this small community south of Albuquerque.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1992 | JOHN HOWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dec. 13 was a gloomy day in Hayfork. Sierra Pacific Industries closed its timber mill, throwing 150 people out of work. The mill represented half of Hayfork's total salary base. And virtually every other business in the town of 2,500, from video stores to animal hospitals, depends on the mill for paying customers. Now resentful residents in this remote town face a fearful future, as they scour the rugged mountains for jobs. "You can feel the tension here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1996 | MAYRAV SAAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hunkered down against a haystack in Marshall Canyon, the cowboy removed his hat, scratched his head and took a hearty swig of--bottled water? "Oh, excuse me," he said, reaching for his buzzing turquoise fanny pack. "My cell phone is ringing." The Los Angeles County Fair kicked off its Wild West Weekend with a not-too-wild, semi-Western two-day cattle drive, roping in the likes of cellular phone wrangler Mark Edwards, 37, for an opportunity to play cowboy.
TRAVEL
March 25, 2012 | By Jane Engle, Special to the Los Angeles Times
How dry we are. By late last month, precipitation was half the normal level in California, and snow runoff was 35% of average, state figures show. Even the recent snows may have come too late to rescue a ski season short on natural white stuff. For hikers, campers, birders and other outdoors enthusiasts, the effects of low rainfall, despite recent showers, and skimpy snowpacks may linger into summer and even autumn. Looking ahead, here's what California's dry weather may mean for some popular pursuits: Waterfall viewing: Last year, snowpacks that feed Yosemite waterfalls were running 200% of normal.
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