April 7, 2001
Tuesday was one of those rare nights when you realize how fortunate we are to be sports fans in Los Angeles. Not because of the Lakers, Dodgers or Kings, but rather the voices that bring each game to life. I was able to listen to Chick Hearn and Stu Lantz call the Lakers-Jazz game . . . Bob Miller and Jim Fox keep up with each slap shot in the Kings-Coyotes game . . . and finally Vin Scully painting the scene at the Dodgers-Diamondbacks game. I love L.A.! ANDREW DEL GUERCIO Tarzana
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1991
Higher parking fees for fans attending Los Angeles Rams games at Anaheim Stadium are scheduled to go before the City Council for approval Tuesday. The city wants to raise parking fees from $5 to $6, a move that would bring an additional $106,000 to city coffers. The increase is expected to be approved since revenue from the higher fees has already been figured into the budget for fiscal 1991-92. The council also recently imposed similar parking fee increases for California Angels games.
May 2, 1992
Despite all his money and his business acumen, Bruce McNall has obviously never learned much about history. The history of hockey in the last 25 years is clear--you build championship teams through the draft, and not by trading for older players. We now have a team of over-the-hill, costly players who have supposedly "merited" huge increases in ticket prices, but who have also been humiliated in the playoffs. Once again, the Kings' ownership has dealt another crowning blow to the long-suffering hockey fans of Los Angeles.
July 20, 1985
I agree with last week's letter writer. Baseball fans in Los Angeles and across the country should go on strike or boycott a game. The fans are the ones who support the players and management, and nowhere in these negotiations have I heard any mention of the contributions made by the public, or the effect the strike would have on the spectators across the country. I see the players as little, spoiled, overpaid crybabies. They should get together and buy the Pittsburgh Pirates. Maybe then they would understand the other side of the coin.
June 15, 2009 |
Kobe Bryant scratched at it until it bled. Derek Fisher clawed at it until it hurt. The rest of them dug and dug until it finally, willfully, wonderfully disappeared. The Lakers' seven-year itch is gone. Awash in relief and redemption, Los Angeles' cornerstone sports franchise is once again champion of the NBA.
February 6, 2013 |
Craft beer fans in Los Angeles have never had more choices for local beer, and you're not limited to enjoying fresh brews just in the brewery's tap rooms or buying bottles or cans to take home. One of the best ways to enjoy the freshest brews at home is with a growler -- a specialized glass jug that you can have filled and re-filled at nearly all of L.A.'s local breweries. Historically, growlers were metal pails with tight-fitting lids that were used to take beer home from the saloon.
February 28, 1999 |
First, who he is: the highest-paid Spanish-language singer on Earth. Where he lives: among a dozen mansions and ranches across the Americas--but mostly on a rose-filled estate in Malibu. Age: middle. Style of music: gigantic ballads. Years performing: 28. Number of records sold: 35 million. Now, who he is not: Julio Iglesias, the Latin pop singer best known to English-language fans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1986 |
The killings were gruesome. Men and women murdered in their beds, seemingly picked for death at random. The suspect is a man, the simple mention of whom paralyzes most women with fear. But 23-year-old Bernadette Brazal says she is in love with "Night Stalker" suspect Richard Ramirez. And that's not unusual. Mass murder defendants are, experts say, often the objects of female adoration. Why? "It's almost a savior kind of thing," says Dr.
October 11, 2003
With the preseason behind them, UCLA's football team is 1-0 in the Pac-10 after stomping 18th-ranked Washington. On the other side of town, preseason national champion candidate USC already has one noteworthy loss in conference play. How can this be, you ask? Could it be UCLA intelligently treated the preseason as a learning experience? Kudos to first-year Coach Karl Dorrell and his coaching staff. Who can argue the Bruins are not a much better team after the preseason's trials and tribulations?