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April 29, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton
A small plane made an emergency landing at the Westlake Golf Course on Monday afternoon, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries to three people, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. The Cessna made a belly landing at 2:15 p.m. near the third hole of the golf course. County fire officials and witnesses said the landing gear was still up. One person complained of back pain and was taken to a hospital. Aaron Jesse, 47, said he and some friends left work early Monday to fit in an afternoon round of golf when the small plane came in silently and hit the ground with a thud.
April 27, 2014 | James Barragan
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's 10 Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest -- the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Eight of the schools chose to participate and here is what we found: -- USC's top-ranked women's golf team is trying for a repeat of last year, which in this case means more than defending its national championship.
October 29, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Joseph Serna
A black bear spotted in a tree at a Granada Hills school Tuesday barreled from yard to yard, took a breather on the the front steps of a church, and scurried onto a golf course past onlookers as it evaded capture. The bear's odyssey began about 7 a.m. after it was spotted at the North Valley Charter Academy campus on Rinaldi Street. The bear climbed a tree at the rear of the campus, where it remained as students were escorted inside the school.  The chase began after a low-flying helicopter spooked the bear out of the tree.
April 23, 2014 | By David Wharton
The upcoming U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C., will feature a nostalgic kind of golf course -- and perhaps a glimpse at the future of the sport. Pinehurst Resort officials have removed acre upon acre of rough that used to line the fairways of their No. 2 course. In its place, they have restored the sandy areas and wire grass that were part of architect Donald Ross' original design. "We lost the uniqueness of being this beautiful, 30 miles wide, 80 miles long, sand hills of North Carolina," course owner Bob Dedman said.
March 24, 1985
The lake-oriented, 18-hole golf course will open this weekend at the Oasis Country Club, 42-300 Virginia Ave., off Pennsylvania Avenue, Palm Desert.
July 5, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Motorists whizzing by an oak-studded canyon off the 210 Freeway near Tujunga might know it as the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. But to Lloyd Hitt, 81, a retired Sunland pharmacist who fights to preserve the area's historic structures, it's his toughest battleground ever. During World War II, part of the 30-acre golf course housed more than 2,000 "enemy aliens," mostly adult male Japanese immigrants taken from their homes after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. They were temporarily housed in what was known as the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, before being sent to internment camps.
January 28, 1999 | ANDREW STEVEN HARRIS
Golfers and environmentalists are expected to square off tonight at a meeting of city and regional park officials regarding plans for a $16.2-million golf course at Wildwood Park. The 18-hole Hill Canyon Golf Course would include a driving range, a clubhouse with a banquet room and sports bar, a chipping green, a pro shop, a nature center and trails throughout the area. The 284-acre project would use only reclaimed water to irrigate the links.
April 10, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Thursday begins the 77th Masters golf tournament. Wednesday was a day to wander and ponder. The sun shined, the temperature stayed in the mid-70s and the wind that can blow here so relentlessly was doing so somewhere else. Whether it is work or pleasure that brings you here, the first thing you need to do upon arrival is say a prayer of gratitude. This isn't a sports event. It's a shrine to its sport. Bobby Jones, Alister MacKenzie and Clifford Roberts built Augusta National 80 years ago and threw away the key. Simply saying it is pristine doesn't come close to capturing it. Thousands of writers over many years have waxed on and on about magnolias and azaleas, about the tranquillity of Amen Corner and the smell of spring in the South.
January 7, 1999
The Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Park commissioners on Wednesday put off granting the city's Bureau of Sanitation the authority to develop a golf course atop the closed Lopez Canyon Landfill. The move delays the release of a bid request for the development of the golf course, proposed for about 55 acres at the site. Former Councilman Richard Alarcon had supported the golf course as a beneficial use for the landfill, which stopped accepting trash in 1996.
October 18, 1990
Course 1 at Brookside Golf Course will be upgraded from municipal-level to more challenging, resort-level play with $300,000 worth of improvements financed by a fee increase approved Tuesday by the city Board of Directors. American Golf Corp., which operates the city-owned golf course, proposed the improvements as a way to increase city revenues to $4.1 million annually from Brookside's two courses, which currently yield $3.3 million.
April 12, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The man with the most continually shouted first name in golf will begin the final round of the Masters on Sunday in a final pairing with the most frightening of competitors. A 20-year-old kid who refuses to call him by his first name. Jordan Spieth respectfully refers to all of his elders as "Mister," which will make him the only person at Augusta National not referring to his co-leader as "Bubba. " "Yeah, 'Mr. Watson,' for sure," Spieth said, pausing, smiling.
January 24, 2014 | Seema Mehta
As gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari campaigned around Los Angeles on Friday - three days after formally jumping into the race - he faced some hard questions from fellow Republicans. Speaking at a conservative Lincoln Club luncheon at a verdant golf course in Valencia, Kashkari repeatedly answered challenging, if not hostile, queries about his lack of experience in elective office, his liberal social positions and his 2008 vote for Barack Obama. The former U.S. Treasury official and asset fund manager did not always deliver the answers his questioners wanted, as he repeatedly returned to the themes that are the crux of his campaign - jobs and education - and his belief that his message can transcend partisan politics.
January 23, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
  LA JOLLA - The guy in the signature black sweater vest here Thursday, walking the fairways of the Farmers Insurance Open, looked familiar. Oh, there was a little hitch in his get-along, perhaps a little more roundness near the belt. But the irons still fired at the pin and the velvety putting touch, on greens that demand nothing else, were the same. This was Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines South. How can we ever forget? Why would we even try? It was the 2008 U.S. Open.
January 8, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Many business relationships are forged on the golf course, often smack in the middle of the workday. But some women say they still feel awkward stepping out of the office for a round of golf. Karen Firestone, chief executive of Aureus Asset Management in Boston, said she was surprised by the reaction she received while playing a few holes on a recent weekday afternoon. "Hey, great to see you. But don't you still work?" one man said. "So, you've finally decided to retire?"
January 5, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
This newly built marble-clad home at the Madison Club, a golf course community in La Quinta, offers an updated take on Midcentury Modern architecture. Strong horizontal lines, abundant floor-to-ceiling glass pocket doors and a sleeping porch pay homage to the style. Location: 81333 Peary Place, La Quinta 92253 Asking price: $8.495 million Architect: Trace Wilson House size: Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, 8,200 square feet Lot size: 0.72 of an acre Features: Office, glass wine room, home theater with seating for 15, game room, marble flooring, outdoor fireplace, bar, zero-edge swimming pool, dog shower, electric vehicle docking station in garage About the area: In the first half of last year, 698 single-family homes sold in the 92253 ZIP Code at a median price of $352,000, according to DataQuick.
January 5, 2014 | By Ken Van Vechten
Before the economy tanked, my favorite golf getaway spots were also the most expensive golf getaway spots in the land: Las Vegas, Hawaii, Scottsdale, Ariz. Prices have declined, but there still are many ways to drop $200 or more - in some instances way more - on a round of golf. Fear not. On a recent trip to one of those faves, the Hawaiian Islands, and Kauai in particular, my wife, Terri, and I took it upon ourselves to find good golf that is not expensive golf. We are pleased to report that, no, you don't have to sell your kids to play golf in Kauai.
February 10, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE
The majority of the players here for the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic are unanimous in their praise of the golf courses. They are almost effusive in talking about the manicured fairways and greens and the near-perfect weather, which has been warm but not oppressive, with minimal wind. The courses--Indian Wells, Bermuda Dunes, La Quinta and the Palmer Course at PGA West--have routinely yielded sub-par rounds. That's all well and good, but are the conditions too perfect?
November 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The financially troubled Rancho San Marcos Golf Course will get a new owner in the conclusion of a three-way legal battle between the landowners, the operator and the partnership group. The sale of the $12.5-million golf course, which was named one of the 10 best new courses in the nation by Golf Magazine in 1998, was approved Thursday by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robin Riblet in Santa Barbara. Rancho San Marcos Golf Partners will sell its ownership interest by Nov.
November 17, 2013 | By Geoffrey Dean-Smith
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - It was just before 9 a.m. on a Monday as I stepped out of the luxurious, air-conditioned changing rooms of the Garden City Golf Club and onto the first tee. The temperature was already in the 90s and rising. But the heat didn't concern me as much as the design of this beast of a golf course. It runs 7,361 yards from the black tees, through narrow, winding fairways, between bunkers you could get lost in, with water everywhere and, finally, into huge undulating greens that look big enough to hold a game of five-a-side touch football.
November 11, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
Orange County Great Park designer Ken Smith was hired for his vision. When he looked out at 1,300 acres of runways and abandoned buildings at a former military base in Irvine, he imagined a gathering place that could provide a center to this sprawling county, rivaling New York's Central Park and San Diego's Balboa Park. But after years of designing an ambitious park, for which he and his team were paid millions, it seems increasingly likely that Smith's vision will be pushed aside in favor of a more pragmatic plan.
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