November 5, 2012 |
You don't know Bob Romanski, but if you've watched an NFL game in the last 33 years you've seen his work. That's because any player who has worn the silver and black of the Raiders during that time was outfitted - from shoelaces to shoulder pads, jockstrap to chin strap - by Romanski, the team's equipment manager since the final days of the Carter administration. And that's just the most visible part of his job "It's from A to Z what you do," Romanski says. "There's times where you're working on a helmet radio system for practice and then a couple of hours later you could be tailoring a pair of pants.
July 23, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Thieves put a major damper on the latest Southland tour swing by A Flock of Seagulls - among the first wave of early 1980s bands that found an audience on MTV - making off with what group members estimate was $70,000 worth of musical equipment in a van stolen from the parking lot of the hotel in Downey where the group was staying. Video from the hotel's surveillance cameras shows a man emerging from a car parked nearby, walking to the van, quickly finding his way inside and driving off. The band had played in Bellflower on Saturday and parked the van at a Comfort Inn in Downey on the way to perform a free show in Woodland Hills on Sunday.
March 26, 2014 |
The Friends of Golf organization has been critical to keeping the sport alive at City Section schools, and on Saturday at Venice High, the organization will be handing out equipment and golf sets to 19 schools and 22 golf teams. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
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July 22, 2013 |
Members of the 1980s new-wave band A Flock of Seagulls were robbed of $70,000 worth of equipment after a performance in Bellflower over the weekend. The equipment was stolen from the van of the group, best known for their hit " I Ran (So Far Away).” The van was parked at a hotel in Downey. Surveillance video from the hotel showed the band's white 1999 Ford E-350 van parked in front of the reception area. Overnight, a car was seen pulling up to the van. A man got out of the car, broke into the van and drove off with it and everything inside, including the hard drives of a new solo album recorded by band frontman Mike Score.
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November 19, 2001
While our country remains on high alert and braces for another possible terrorist attack, I am appalled and disgusted by the behavior of certain individuals who live right here in our country. I am a member of the California Emergency Mobile Patrol. This is a volunteer search and rescue team that is prepared to assist the LAFD, the LAPD and members of the community. We are a nonprofit organization that works solely on donations. Each member willingly purchases all of his or her own equipment and is ready to respond at a moment's notice.
July 4, 1990 |
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory says it has found all but $2 million of the $45 million worth of equipment reported by a congressional audit to be missing from the federal weapons and energy research facility. The report by the General Accounting Office said 27,528 items, ranging from typewriters to microcomputers, were missing as of January. However, lab spokesman Jeff Garberson said Tuesday that the report is badly outdated and that an inventory search found most of the items.