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January 27, 1991
Thanks CBS for bringing back "Guns of Paradise" (Fridays at 8 p.m.). It's a very enjoyable show, one that our whole family enjoys.
April 27, 2014
The inside viewof Hanalei Just a quick note to say Christopher Reynolds did a great job representing Hanalei ["Rooted in Kauai," April 20]. As a born and raised Kauaian (who grew up on Weke Road), I must say I was surprised to open the paper at my current home in California and see my hometown taking over a full spread. Reynolds did a great job representing the island and calling out all the best restaurants and things to do - exactly the list I've sent to friends looking for Kauai recommendations.
November 1, 1987
"The Law and Harry McGraw" is charming and delightful. Our family enjoys it and looks forward to seeing it. Abby Katz, Montecito
April 25, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
If the clang and clutter of summer superhero movies and action behemoths aren't for you - or even if you just want a break - there are still plenty of options in the months ahead, both at the art house and the far corners of the multiplex. Which isn't to say that even these movies don't have some of the same features as their louder, bigger cousins. There's the end credits stinger of "Calvary," which instead of teasing a sequel hauntingly shows the locations from the movie without people, or the microbudget action sequence of "Happy Christmas," when a frozen pizza forgotten in the oven sets off smoke alarms and panic.
February 11, 1989
If King Midas Orel Hershiser gets his salary increase, I hope he enjoys it. Can anybody out there tell me why any human being needs more than $2 million a year? ANGEL PEINADO Ontario
July 5, 1986
After watching the Dodgers for the first 70 games, it has occurred to me that Tom Lasorda enjoys pain. Why else use a bullpen when he doesn't have one? SCOTT RHODES Encino
October 27, 1990
Congratulations on your new "O.C. Live!" Thursday supplement. It's fresh, very interesting and well-written. Our family particularly enjoys the "Kid Stuff" items by Corinne Flocken. She makes it possible for our little group to enjoy many Southern California attractions without putting a second mortgage on the house. Keep up the good work. H.A. JONES Santa Ana
May 17, 1987 | THOMAS FERRARO, United Press International
Joe Paterno shifts uncomfortably on the couch of his office at Penn State University and makes a confession about his holier-than-thou image. "It scares the heck out of me," booms the hallowed football coach. "Because I know I'm not that clean. Nobody is that clean." "I don't want to appear to be any more than I am," says Paterno, now speaking in a near whisper. "And that's a good, hard-working coach who is a decent guy, a family guy, who doesn't want to cheat." "I lose my temper sometimes.
July 23, 1989 | JOY HOROWITZ, Joy Horowitz's last story for this magazine was "Dr. Amnio."
REMEMBERING HER DAYS AS A young girl--"No one would have accused me of being a happy child"--Leslie Abramson has an enduring memory of her favorite means of escape. After school, at the corner luncheonette, she'd buy button candies and chocolate marshmallow twists (two for a nickel) and spend hours at the comic-book racks, reading. Mad magazine was good for a giggle. But it was the spooky stuff, the horror comics like "Tales From the Crypt," that she really loved. And hated, too.
A suspected tagger stranded high above the San Diego Freeway after allegedly painting "OZIE" in huge letters on the side of an overpass plunged 100 feet down to an embankment early Wednesday, fracturing his spine, according to the California Highway Patrol. Daniel Supple, 19, of Woodland Hills was found by CHP officers in a bushy area near the Skirball Center drive exit about 5:45 a.m., said Officer Karen Faciane, a CHP spokeswoman.
April 18, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 11, Detroit Tigers 6 AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, a late addition to the lineup when third baseman David Freese was scratched because of right quadriceps tightness, came within a home run of the cycle, hitting a run-scoring triple in the second inning, a double in the fourth and a single in the seventh. Mike Trout doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice, as the Angels amassed 10 or more extra-base hits in a game for the second time this week. The Angels also lead the American League with 27 homers.
April 10, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
SAN DIEGO - The U.S. women's soccer team has been ranked No. 1 in the world for seven years, hasn't lost a match at home in nearly a decade and has been beaten just twice in its last 48 matches overall. Not exactly the record of a group in turmoil. But when a team is that good, even the slightest stumble can have dramatic repercussions, as Tom Sermanni found out Sunday when he was fired as coach, after 15 months and two losses, by a national federation that thought he had the team headed in the wrong direction.
April 6, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
There was not a car in sight along a six-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard on Sunday as thousands of Angelenos took over the city's unofficial Main Street to celebrate the ever-popular CicLAvia festival. The usually congested thoroughfare was filled with cyclists, joggers, rollerbladers and at least one unicyclist. One man rolled down the route, a leash in each hand, with two poodle mixes trailing behind. Nathan Freeman, 55, said he rides the route weekly but preferred Sunday's car-free event because it allowed him to enjoy "without worrying about getting hit by vehicles.
April 1, 2014 | By Shannon Ryan
John Calipari waited until he heard the question and quickly set the record straight when asked about his abilities as a recruiter. "Wait a minute. Wait a minute," the Kentucky coach said. "When I was at UMass, we had one McDonald's All-American, Donta Bright. When I was at Memphis, we may have had three over my years there. We weren't getting top-50 players at UMass. We were winning. We were a terrific team. I had to coach guys four years. " This is not the first time in this tournament, or over the years at Kentucky, that Calipari has pointed out he has built programs differently and won. But the Calipari everyone knows at Kentucky has become synonymous with one-and-done freshmen, five-star recruits who bolt to the NBA after one season.
March 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Encino Crespi Coach Russell White traveled to North Carolina last weekend to watch his former point guard, London Perrantes, help Viriginia win its first two games in the NCAA tournament, and it was an experience he'll never forget. "It was surreal," White said. "It was probably one of the best professional weekends of my life watching him go about his business. It was very fulfilling. " Perrantes was one of the top guards in the Mission League during his days at Crespi, and his composure under pressure for a freshman keeps coming through.
March 20, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
A woman's impulsive midday drive turns into an extended, life-enhancing road trip in "On My Way. " That the woman who finds herself in unfamiliar circumstances is played by Catherine Deneuve, a movie star who finds herself in the unusual situation of interacting mostly with nonactors, gives the comic drama an exhilarating kick. Emmanuelle Bercot's agreeably ambling feature celebrates the inimitable Deneuve-ness of her leading lady, whose character, Bettie, appears in every scene.
The girls' water polo season kicks into high gear this week when league play begins and most of the county's best will play in a key tournament. Since 1979, Irvine's Scott Hinman has been waiting to hear words like that. Hinman, in his second season at Irvine, has coached girls' water polo for 22 years and has seen the sport reach a new threshold. The sport has grown at the college level, giving it a stamp of legitimacy.
May 24, 1990 | PETER BENNETT, Bennett is a Southland free-lance writer.
This weekend, load the trunk with a rock hammer, chisels, a pick and shovel and all the water you can carry. Your destination is Opal Canyon, the Mojave Desert home of two opal mines that allow visitors to hunt and keep the fabled semiprecious stones. The Kern County mines are the only known sources of gem-fire opals in California, and one of only three recognized opal fields in the United States.
March 13, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
LAS VEGAS -- There's been a certain strain on the young faces of recent UCLA basketball teams during this time of year, a visible look of weariness and distraction, the open scars of a long season under a heavy hand. Call it Ben Howland's Sighs of March. All of which made it so startling to see the Bruins storming through Las Vegas early Thursday night hitting every 16, letting everything ride, going all in on every hand with swaggers and smiles. Welcome to Steve Alford's Wilds of March?
March 10, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + In his first start for Florida after being traded by the Vancouver Canucks, goaltender Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots for the Panthers' first regular-season shutout in nearly two years. Luongo, who played for Florida earlier in his career, found his old Pink Panther-themed mask for just the right note. + Ryan Miller is 4-0 since the Blues acquired him from Buffalo last week, helping St. Louis erase the Ducks' once-commanding lead in the West.
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