January 6, 1997 |
Light does not easily penetrate the clouded story of Betty Short, a 22-year-old unemployed cashier and waitress whose body was found cut in half and gruesomely mutilated 50 years ago this month in a vacant lot in Southwest Los Angeles. The unsolved killing remains Los Angeles' premier myth noir, a tale of a tragic beauty clad in black, prowling the night life, a cautionary fable that rings as true today as it did in 1947. The legend insists on a shadowed, epic tone.
April 29, 2000 |
Charles Chatman was an exceptional running back and safety at Costa Mesa High, but his days as a football player ended while he was on scholarship at Kent State. Now, with some guidance from his uncle, Cleveland Indian batting coach Clarence Jones, Chatman is playing baseball at Concordia and hoping he didn't wait too long to change his focus. "This is what I should have been doing all along, playing baseball," said Chatman, who rushed for 2,500 yards and 29 touchdowns at Costa Mesa in 1994.
December 27, 1998 |
Silver Charm, who just missed winning the 1997 Triple Crown and finished second last month in the Breeders' Cup Classic, will open his 1999 schedule Jan. 30 in the $500,000 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. Robert Umphrey, Gulfstream's director of racing, said he received a commitment Christmas week from trainer Bob Baffert to run Silver Charm in the nationally televised race. "Naturally, we're thrilled to have him," Umphrey said.
February 18, 1995
Ronald Patterson hit a 50-foot shot at the buzzer to give Grant High a 58-55 victory over Locke in a City 4-A first-round playoff game Friday night at Grant. Grant (17-7) also hit a three-pointer at the end of the third quarter when Donald Patterson threw in a desperation shot as time expired. Locke missed two shots in the closing seconds. Taj Rollins grabbed the rebound of the second miss and threw an outlet pass to Ronald Patterson, who hit his game-winning shot from midcourt.
January 26, 1996 |
Carl Alexander Faber, popular psychologist and UCLA educator who wrote a book about relationships titled "On Listening," has died. He was 60. Faber died Monday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, his daughter, Jollee, said Wednesday. In private practice in Westwood for more than 30 years, Faber lectured widely and taught classes intermittently at UCLA.
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May 30, 1988 |
Shortly after President Reagan and Secretary Gorbachev meet in Moscow, an event of profound symbolic significance will take place at the opposite end of the vast Soviet landscape. An Alaska Airlines 737 jetliner will sojourn from Nome to the Soviet city of Provideniya on the Bering Sea. This "friendship flight" will be carrying the governor of Alaska, the state's congressional delegation and about 100 Americans of Siberian Yupik Eskimo heritage from St. Lawrence Island and the Alaska mainland.
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July 21, 2002 |
A small green park on the Strand in Manhattan Beach is dedicated to international brotherhood these days, but it began as a beach resort for black Angelenos that was destroyed by racism in the 1920s. In its heyday during the 1910s and '20s, the resort was called Bruces' Beach. It offered ocean breezes, bathhouses, outdoor sports, dining and dancing to hundreds of African Americans who craved a taste of Southern California's good life. Now the oasis is called Parque Culiacan.
November 29, 1992 |
Jamon Buggs ran wild in the fourth quarter and David Villa set a San Diego Section record with a 107-yard interception return for a touchdown to lead San Pasqual to a come-from-behind victory, 34-20, over Santana in the quarterfinals of the section playoffs Saturday night at San Pasqual. Buggs finished with 136 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns in 22 carries, many of those yards coming in the final 12 minutes and coming behind the blocking of offensive lineman Troy Davis.
February 16, 1987 |
George Burns, the golfer, is easily distinguishable from George Burns, the comedian. Burns, the golfer, is the one who often wears a long face and who has a tendency to get down on himself. His idea of a good time is riding an exercise bike and lifting weights. Even on Sunday, his biggest day in golf, George Burns III seemed to fight the urge to smile broadly or say anything that might be described as amusing.
February 6, 1992 |
Before Tom Lasorda was roasted by the Friars Club the other night at the Beverly Hilton, he was questioned by reporters about a report that this might be his last year as Dodger manager. . . . "Nothing has changed," Lasorda said. "I feel great now. If I feel the same way next year and Peter O'Malley wants me back, I'll be back. If he thinks someone else can do a better job, fine. The decision will be his.". . . .