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October 17, 2012 | By Jeff Spurrier
The sixth annual Gathering of the Community Gardens is Saturday at Ocean View Farms in Mar Vista, with live music, children's activities, a free lunch, tours of the garden's six acres of plots and informal workshops on seed saving, bio-intensive gardening and composting. Guests also will get a chance to see the renowned (and we do mean renowned) composting facility at the 35-year-old community garden. Ocean View Farms has what is easily the largest and most productive composting installation at any community garden in Southern California.
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SPORTS
February 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 USC-bound Jordan McLaughlin scored 30 of his 32 points after halftime on Saturday night, including a floater with six seconds left in regulation to tie the game, and Etiwanda went on to defeat St. John Bosco, 62-53, in overtime at the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei. McLaughlin had been tentative in the first half and was worried about an ankle he had rolled on Friday night. Etiwanda fell behind, 22-16, against St. John Bosco's 2-3 zone defense. But everything changed in the second half.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1988 | CHRIS WILLMAN
**** TALKING HEADS. "Naked." Sire. Talking Heads' latest (due in stores Tuesday) is their first effort in some years not to sound anything like what's come before, as the band eschews the stripped-down four-piece rock approach of late for a far more eclectic big-band, world music extravaganza.
SPORTS
February 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Corona Centennial, ranked No. 3 by The Times, received strong games from Sedrick Barefield and Deontae North to defeat No. 2 Redondo, 67-60, on Saturday at the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei. With the score tied, 57-57, Barefield made a jump shot with 1:14 left, and the Huskies (19-2) pulled away after that. Barfield finished with 17 points and North had 19 points and 10 rebounds. "Sedrick made a big shot, and we got a stop and fast-break basket after that," Coach Josh Giles said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1991
So the El Toro Air Show was a huge success, "kicked ass" and all, and the million-plus spectators are no doubt bursting buttons with patriotic pride. But a lot of residents in the flight pattern of the base who endured a week of deafening practice flights and the preview and performances are wondering just what all that high-risk, high-cost extravaganza has to do with national defense. ALBERT JOHNSON, Laguna Hills
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2012
EVENTS Calling all Edwardians to this multi-room extravaganza held at the Belasco Theater. The Edward Gorey-inspired Edwardian Ball will host artifacts and wares from the Museum of Wonders, the Vendor Bazaar and Gaming Parlour. Performances, entertainment and activities will come courtesy of co-hosts Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society, as well as SuperTall Paul's Listening Lounge, Dark Garden Corsetry, DJ Xian and an Edwardian portrait booth. The Belasco Theater, 1050 S. Hill St. 7 p.m. Sun. $45-$90.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2003
WOW! I was amazed to read Reed Johnson's review of "The Producers" (" 'Producers' Who Work Too Hard," May 30), since I saw the same production at the Pantages Theatre on May 3. He cites the Mel Brooks musical as being "Borscht Belt-style" and displaying "over-the-top" humor. Please tell me this is not the same Mel Brooks who brought us the artistic flatulence scene from "Blazing Saddles." Or the same Mel Brooks who created the song-and-dance extravaganza to the Spanish Inquisition in "History of the World: Part 1."
HOME & GARDEN
October 10, 2009 | Kristin Hohenadel
You've probably seen cork flooring, perhaps cork tabletops too. But cork blinds? At 100% Design London, the annual contemporary architecture and interiors extravaganza held two weeks ago, the material turned up in the booth of the textile collective Puff & Flock. Designer Jo Angell had created the laser-cut Alight cork blinds decorated with the shapes of birds, leaves, acorns -- the elements of a cork forest. It's a design that "aims to raise the profile of cork with an elegant and tactile product," Angell said.
NEWS
May 7, 1987
This city, settled by Quakers and eventually named after the 19th-Century poet John Greenleaf Whittier, will mark its 100th birthday with a series of activities beginning this weekend. A centennial parade featuring bands and antique cars will get under way at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The parade will travel from Greenleaf Avenue at Broadway to Central Park, 13200 Bailey St.
OPINION
July 27, 1986
Thanks for printing Richard Goodwin's column about the growing apart of rich and poor classes in America as symbolized--even dramatized unwittingly--by the recent Statue of Liberty extravaganza. A few decades ago many observers of the social scene were happily telling us of the narrowing gap between rich and poor in our nation, of a widening middle class. What happened? What caused this reversal and what are its implications? The only explanation I can offer to the first part of this question is a personal perception: There has been a change in the mental atmosphere of a large portion of the population.
SPORTS
February 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The ninth and final game of the Nike Extravaganza didn't get started until 10:13 p.m. on Saturday. But it was worth the wait to see All-American Stanley Johnson, who scored 27 points and helped Mater Dei improve to 23-0 with a 69-57 victory over Chicago Whitney Young. Rex Pflueger added 16 points. The Monarchs, after holding a four-point halftime lead, pulled away in the third quarter. Miles Reynolds scored 21 points for Whitney Young (15-5) and Jahlil Okafor finished with 17 points.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2013 | By Chris Jones
LAS VEGAS - Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino's fake beach and wave pool were the site of the June 30 opening-night party for "Michael Jackson One," the latest Cirque du Soleil creation, designed as an evocation of the music and spirit of the late King of Pop. Cirque is famous for its extravagant parties, which typically go on for hours. But on this occasion, news filtered in that there had been a serious accident just up the Strip at the MGM Grand, at "Ka," one of Cirque's most massive and artful creations.
SPORTS
January 31, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
With one week left in the high school basketball regular season, the Nike Extravaganza tournament at Santa Ana Mater Dei on Friday and Saturday could affect Southern Section and City Section playoff seedings. The tournament's most highly anticipated games will be played Saturday. Long Beach Poly, ranked No. 3 by The Times, faces No. 6 Bellflower St. John Bosco at 6 p.m., followed by No. 4 Etiwanda against No. 7 Los Angeles Loyola at 7:30 p.m. and No. 2 Mater Dei facing No. 12 Westchester at 9 p.m. On Friday, Mater Dei's girls' team, ranked No. 1 in Southern Section 1AA, will play Westlake Village Oaks Christian at 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $12. The schedule: Friday: Rialto vs. Orange Lutheran (girls)
NATIONAL
November 5, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
MADISON, Wis. - The chanting of "four more years!" echoed through the streets before dawn, the cold air carrying the sound across downtown blocks. It was a cry for morale, for warmth, for the TV crews already doing stand-ups - for the last time for this president. That is how it started, the final day of what President Obama always says is his final campaign, at a Monday morning rally aimed at firing up fans before voting starts. It was due to end in the dark some 18 hours later, at a quieter tarmac back in his hometown of Chicago.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2012 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
The Los Angeles Master Chorale whooped it up Sunday night. Wouldn't you if someone just gave you a cool million dollars, as have board chairman David Gindler and his wife, Kiki? Wouldn't you want to shout out what far too few arts organizations can boast these financially dark days? In her introduction to the new season in the program booklet, Master Chorale President and Chief Executive Terry Knowles writes that the chorus stands "on the brink of a very bright future. " And wouldn't you also feel the urge to let off a little choral steam, having just sung your soul out to produce a spiritually indispensable new recording of music by Henryk Górecki, the wrenching yet sonically irradiating Polish composer?
NEWS
October 17, 2012 | By Jeff Spurrier
The sixth annual Gathering of the Community Gardens is Saturday at Ocean View Farms in Mar Vista, with live music, children's activities, a free lunch, tours of the garden's six acres of plots and informal workshops on seed saving, bio-intensive gardening and composting. Guests also will get a chance to see the renowned (and we do mean renowned) composting facility at the 35-year-old community garden. Ocean View Farms has what is easily the largest and most productive composting installation at any community garden in Southern California.
NEWS
December 30, 1986 | Associated Press
Marching fiddlers and drummers will play the "Oh Dem Golden Slippers" theme Thursday to ring in the New Year as the Mummers march in the nation's oldest organized parade. The party includes Mummers in fancy sequined and feathered costumes that cost an estimated $3 million, and a million people are expected to line the 2 1/2-mile route and an expected 2 million more will watch on television as 25,000 marchers compete for $318,000 in prizes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1993 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
Last Sunday it was Danielle Steel. This Sunday, just in case there is a seventh game in the World Series, NBC is back with Barbara Taylor Bradford in an effort to counterprogram for women--another lavish, made-for-TV glamour film that features a gutsy heroine, international settings, big stars, romance, suspense and seduction.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012 | Marcia Adair
LONDON - Britain was alive with the sound of bells at 8:12 this morning to signify the first day of the 2012 Olympic Games. Church bells, cow bells, hand bells, Big Ben, bicycle bells, doorbells; bells on Morris Dancers, Bangladeshi girls and ships -- all rang as quickly and loudly as possible for three minutes as part of Martin Creed's artwork for the Olympics: "Work No 1197, All the Bells in a Country Rung as Quickly and Loudly as Possible for...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2012 | By Susan Josephs, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At first, Dayna Hanson says, she felt "a little intimidated" when she decided to create a "multimedia extravaganza" about the American Revolution. As an artist, she says, "I don't often undertake such sweeping topics, and I didn't feel like I had a ton of knowledge about this part of history. " Best known for co-founding the Seattle-based dance-theater company 33 Fainting Spells, Hanson wound up embarking on a rigorous research-based quest to expose the contradictions she observed between America's founding principles and current political and economic realities.
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