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?
October 23, 2013
Re "Of elephants and bullhooks," Editorial, Oct. 22 Every year since 1922, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has performed for circus fans in Los Angeles. Elephants have always been an integral part of Ringling Bros., providing an up-close way for our audiences to experience these amazing animals in a way they can nowhere else. Unfortunately, The Times appears to have simply accepted the representations of animal rights groups about how our elephants are trained. The "guide," referred to by the outdated term "bullhook" in the editorial, is an animal husbandry tool for working with elephants approved by experts, including the American Veterinary Medical Assn.
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.
November 30, 2012 |
Soccer great (and underwear designer/model) David Beckham is saying goodbye to fans in Los Angeles. He's leaving his gig with the L.A. Galaxy after Saturday's MLS championship game. But my bet is he keeps turning up in underwear ads. After all, who can forget the giant-sized images of Beckham in his briefs and boxers that were projected on the White Cliffs of Dover last summer during the Olympics? [Los Angeles Times] Rihanna and Chris Brown both used social media to show off matching Rolex watches.
June 17, 2010
The Boston Celtics, as any Lakers fan has undoubtedly noticed in the course of what has been one of the most satisfying NBA Finals in recent memory, have temper-control issues. A team featuring forward/center Rasheed Wallace, who holds the dubious NBA record for most technical fouls, and center Kendrick Perkins, who like Wallace has played in danger of suspension if he commits a seventh technical in the playoffs, is as likely to throw games away with its uncontrolled passion as it is to win them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1994
Angered by what they say is the prospect of an impasse in labor negotiations by Monday, a Police Protective League official said Friday that the union is preparing a new campaign that will include a search for embarrassing information about City Council members. "We are going to be soliciting adverse information on City Council members," said Geoffrey Garfield, union spokesman. "You'd be surprised at what cops know about people."
May 9, 1998
On behalf of all King fans in Los Angeles who actually know the game, I would like to respond to a letter written by Bob Nicolai of Calabasas in the May 2 issue. Mr. Nicolai states that the referee made the correct call and says, "Jamie Storr is outside the crease and tries to knock Geoff Courtnall off the puck, and for his trouble he got bumped into the net. Storr is now fair game since he is outside his crease." First of all, I was just wondering if Mr. Nicolai has ever actually seen a hockey game.
July 29, 1994 |
Wouldn't you know it? Raider Coach Art Shell attends a news conference in Barcelona and the first thing he's asked is if he hopes the Raiders might still return to Oakland some day. This is a subject the Raiders can't leave behind no matter how far they go. Playing the part of international diplomat Thursday, Shell said he "appreciated the fans in Oakland, but we are not looking to return as of now." Then he added: "We appreciate the fans of Los Angeles. L.A.
February 11, 1985 |
Clipper President Alan Rothenberg issued a statement Sunday supporting Marques Johnson, after a story in Saturday's Times reported that the Milwaukee Bucks did not inform the Clippers that Johnson had undergone treatment at a drug rehabilitation center 14 months before he was traded. Rothenberg's statement read: "Marques Johnson is an All-Star both as a player and as a human being. Despite his injuries this season, he has been our hardest-working player, a leader both on and off the court.
June 20, 1987
As a fan of Kareem's since his days at Power Memorial, I am moved to respond to Mike Downey's column (June 15). It was extraordinarily presumptuous and in error. To assert that he is the only fan of Abdul-Jabbar's in Los Angeles has to be an affront to most of the basketball fans in Los Angeles, not to mention the country. We have watched him grow from an angry child of the '60s into a thoughtful and mature adult. For many of us, his growth has mirrored our own and he feels like an old friend.