September 11, 2013 |
Former Manual Arts Coach Reggie Morris Sr. will be inducted into the California Community College Hall of Fame in March during the junior college state basketball championships. He spent 16 seasons as a coach at L.A. Southwest and three at LACC. He also had great success at Manual Arts. He and his son, Reggie Jr., the coach at Redondo, are the only father-son coaching duo to win California state basketball championships. Eric.email@example.com
September 8, 2013 |
After consulting for several years with Los Angeles County Museum of Art Director Michael Govan over what might replace four older structures on the museum's campus, the acclaimed Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has fashioned a model of a distinctive new building of undulating walls that, seen from above, looks like a splatter of tar - an homage to the La Brea Tar Pits next door on Wilshire Boulevard. Using the tar pits as inspiration is a great idea. But encroaching on them is a problem.
September 7, 2013 |
Former Laker Gary Payton will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The veteran point guard spent one year in Los Angeles, joining with Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Karl Malone for the 2003-04 season. Payton averaged 14.6 points on 47.1% shooting with 5.5 assists through 82 appearances. He struggled during the playoffs, averaging only 7.8 points on 36.6% shooting in the Lakers' run to the NBA Finals. Ultimately the Detroit Pistons would win the championship series in five games and Payton was traded during the off-season to the Boston Celtics.
September 5, 2013 |
Whether he felt worthy or not, former Angels second baseman Bobby Knoop, who won three Gold Glove Awards and was selected to play in the 1966 All-Star Game, was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony Thursday. “It's pretty incredible to me,” Knoop, now 74, said of the honor. “When I first talked about this, I envisioned myself in a fantasy dream of standing on the field for 3 1/2 hours giving the highlights of my career. After careful review, I got it down to about 3 minutes 10 seconds, because it wasn't much of a highlight film.” Knoop hit .240 with 44 home runs and 236 runs batted in during his six-year career (1964-69)
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September 2, 2013
Two men were stabbed early Monday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, authorities say. The men were standing on the sidewalk near a pizza parlor on the south side of Hollywood Boulevard near Highland Avenue when the violence unfolded at about 1 a.m., KTLA reported , citing Los Angeles police. Both victims were stabbed in the neck and were treated by firefighters at the scene before being hospitalized in critical condition. No arrests have been made. A bit earlier and just a few blocks away, there was a double shooting outside of Hollywood nightclub.
August 28, 2013 |
Who knew James Corner, the landscape architect best known for his work on the acclaimed High Line elevated park in Manhattan, had such a picturesque streak? The British-born Corner and his New York firm Field Operations have just finished their first major project in California. The $46.1-million park covers seven acres just west of Santa Monica City Hall, two blocks from the beach. It will open officially with a ceremony on Oct. 19 but could be accessible to the public, once the construction fencing is taken down, as early as a few days after Labor Day. It's actually two parks in one. A small park right at the foot of City Hall, partly open already, is called Ken Genser Square, in honor of the city's late mayor.
August 28, 2013 |
Tracy McGrady retired from the NBA on Monday after 16 seasons, immediately sparking debate about whether the seven-time All Star belongs in basketball's Hall of Fame. The seven-time All-Star was asked that very question on CSN Houston. His answer was pretty much a yes, but he added that it really doesn't matter. “I think my numbers match up with some of the guys that are in the Hall of Fame,” McGrady said . “Whether or not I get in or not, it really doesn't matter to me. I'm a guy from Auburndale, Fla., [with]
August 22, 2013 |
Former major leaguer Jeff Suppan will be inducted into Crespi's sports Hall of Fame at a dinner and silent auction on Oct. 26 at the school. Suppan was a standout pitcher and hitter for the Celts and was drafted in the second round by the Boston Red Sox in 1993. He was the National League Championship Series MVP in 2006 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
August 17, 2013 |
They weren't looking for fame. When Brian Collins, a Ball State freshman doing a little college telecast, lost his place, lost his head, lost his thought process and said, "Boom goes the dynamite" during an Indiana Pacers clip in 2005, he had no idea it would become a YouTube sensation, get more than a million hits and cost him dates. When Mallory Holtman and teammate Liz Wallace of Central Washington carried Western Oregon's Sara Tucholsky around the bases after she tore an anterior cruciate ligament rounding first base during a home run trot, Holtman never expected to be on a billboard for an insurance company's "Responsibility Project.
August 15, 2013 |
We learn in the opening moments of "Herblock: The Black & the White" that when famed Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block (best known by the signature in the film's title) was young, he drew a chalk caricature of Kaiser Wilhelm on the sidewalk, taking pleasure in the notion that his neighbors would be walking over it. Block never lost the glee that came from creating images that would stir the pot and champion causes close to his heart. Michael Stevens' (son of filmmaker George Stevens Jr.)