February 15, 2011 |
Reporting From Minneapolis ? Dress up the dunk and muse about art, creativity and inspiration, and cue some soft symphonic music to go along as the soundtrack. Dress it down and talk about the sheer blunt-force intimidation of the message-sending dunk, and crank up Lil Wayne or Young Jeezy. Blake Griffin neatly cut to the heart of it, and, for him, the art of dunking comes down to one simple issue: ultimate control at its purest, most honest level. "That's the easiest way to finish," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2009 |
Forty-two years after Pat Brown left office and 13 years after he died, his California took quite a beating last week. The visionary governor swept into office in 1959, and by the time he was swept out eight years later, he had created the 16-dam, multiple-aqueduct state water project, devised the three-tier college and university system, constructed nine major campuses and built more than 1,000 miles of freeways to connect regions of his burgeoning state.
March 12, 2001 |
Blacks and Latinos are twice as likely as whites to report the use of force in encounters with police, according to a report that also shows that black drivers are more likely than whites to be stopped, searched, handcuffed or ticketed. Two percent of blacks and Latinos who had face-to-face encounters with police in 1999 reported force or threatened force, compared with just under 1% of whites, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics says. The report comes as Atty. Gen.
November 20, 1998 |
If you think home is where the heart is, "massacre" at Hollywood's Theatre of Note begs to differ. As a trio of Colorado sisters (Jacqueline Wright, Dana Wieluns and Lauren Roedy Vaughn) with a tenuous grasp on normality contemplate the sale of their aging parents' house, their squabbling becomes a microcosmic mirror for social conflicts rooted in economics, sex and race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1997
Re: "In Tranquil Leisure Village, Alarm Over Pepper Spray" (Dec. 13): If the private security force in Camarillo's Leisure Village thinks it needs pepper spray in its arsenal, it's time for Leisure Village to change security forces. Ridiculous! ED SHOOP Somis
June 18, 1989 |
A Mirage jet crashed on takeoff at a southern Chilean air base Saturday and the pilot was killed, air force officials and witnesses said. An air force statement said the French-built Mirage fighter-bomber crashed while taking off on a routine mission at Punta Arenas airport, 2,000 miles south of the Chilean capital of Santiago, killing its pilot, Capt. Sergio Rojas, 26. The cause of the accident was not known, it said. But the semiofficial news agency ORBE reported that the jet touched the tail of another Mirage as they took off in formation and plummeted to the ground.