CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2009 |
Bill Davidson, the Detroit Pistons' Hall of Fame owner and noted philanthropist, died late Friday at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He was 86. The cause of death wasn't released, but Davidson had been in poor health in recent years and used a wheelchair. Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September, Davidson also owned the WNBA's Detroit Shock and Palace Sports & Entertainment, comprising the Palace of Auburn Hills arena and DTE Energy Music Theatre.
January 11, 2009 |
There's something liberating about motorcycle boots -- that connection with hitting the open road and the sense of rebelliousness that comes with pairing some clunky boots with a soft, floaty dress. They can make you feel strong, tough and, especially this winter, stylish. "It is the perfect cross between edgy and chic, which is definitely why it seems to be the chosen boot this season," says footwear designer Matt Bernson. "It just works for everyone."
November 11, 2008 |
Federico Veiroj's "Acne" won the grand jury prize and Daniel Stamm's "A Necessary Death" captured the audience award in the feature film competition at AFI Fest 2008, which concluded in Los Angeles on Sunday night. In the documentary category, Kief Davidson's "Kassim the Dream" took the grand jury prize and shared the audience award with Patrick Davidson's "The World We Want."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2008 |
Tucked away in an alley at the dead end of West 131st Street in unincorporated South L.A., a horse is getting washed down and Gregory Jackson is boasting of the stable's past. "This is the grandfather," said Jackson, 48, who has been coming to the stable for more than two decades. "You can go to any rodeo in Southern California and tell them about us and they know who we are." The stable is in a neighborhood that Jackson said is called The Hill, named simply after a high dirt mound that used to rise there.
July 6, 2008 |
One STEP closer. That was the guiding principle in developing the new Harley-Davidson Museum, opening this week. "If you're a hard-core enthusiast, you ought to get more enthusiastic," curatorial director Jim Fricke said. "If you're convinced that motorcycles are evil, hopefully you leave hating them a little less." Regardless of their feelings about motorcycles generally or Harley-Davidson in particular, visitors will likely be impressed, if only by the stunning steel-girder architecture rising from a former brownfield site on Milwaukee's south side.
July 6, 2008 |
Beer. If that's your first thought after hearing the word "Milwaukee," you haven't been here lately. In the last decade, the country's 25th largest city has gone through such a massive revitalization that "cosmopolitan" is a more apt description than "blue collar." Have a Pabst if you wish, but there's a whole lot more to sample, whether it's microbreweries and organic coffee or modern art and architecture.
March 31, 2008 |
DETROIT -- Stephen Curry darted this way, faked that way. Nothing open, and the bright red numbers on the clock getting close to zero. He was the right guy -- the only guy -- to take the biggest shot of the NCAA tournament. But there wasn't one. All he could do was pass the ball and watch as Jason Richards' desperation try thudded off the backboard. Davidson was done. Kansas was in.
March 30, 2008 |
For bettors who had a hunch that 10th-seeded Davidson would be the surprise team of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, here is some information you probably already knew. A $100 bet on Davidson to defeat Gonzaga in the first round paid out at $140, according to the money line at the Las Vegas Mirage. That same $100 bet on Davidson to upset Georgetown in the second round then paid off at $240, according to Las Vegas Leroy's money line.
March 29, 2008 |
DETROIT -- The Kansas Jayhawks toyed with Villanova, throwing alley-oop passes off the backboard and raining three-point baskets from all over the court without breaking much of a sweat. Brandon Rush scored 16 points, Russell Robinson had 15 and top-seeded Kansas routed the 12th-seeded Wildcats, 72-57, Friday night to earn a spot in the Midwest Regional final.
March 24, 2008 |
Stephen Curry looked tired. His soft, feathery shot was clanging off the rim. The slender, baby-faced sophomore seemed to be just another in a long line of stars bottled up by Georgetown's ferocious defense. Davidson's run was certainly over. A good season was coming to a fitting end against one of college basketball's elite programs. Then, as quickly as Curry can get off a turnaround three-pointer, the Wildcats staged a comeback.