CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1997
Yesterday [July 8], I watched the Los Angeles City Council postpone its vote on the proposed golf course in the Tujunga Wash for two weeks ("City Delays Vote on Big Tujunga Golf Course," July 9). This will give the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy enough time to develop its plan to purchase the wash and turn it into a nature and recreational preserve. It is important that the Santa Monica Conservancy be given a chance to succeed. The conservancy will resolve the problems of trash and deterioration the property has suffered under the ownership of the golf course developer.
June 11, 1995 |
Listed herein are private golf courses in Los Angeles and Orange counties and the San Francisco Bay area that restrict women's tee times on Saturday mornings, according to golf pros and club officials. Some courses also restrict women's play on Sunday mornings. Also listed are courses that reported no such restrictions. Courses surveyed were listed in California Golf: The Complete Guide, 1995 edition.
June 1, 1985
The Bruce and Linda Jenner Celebrity Tennis "Love Match" Tournament will be held today at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. More than 40 celebrities will pair with an equal number of local players in round-robin competition, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some of the show-business personalities expected to attend are Anson Williams of "Happy Days," David Hasselhoff of "Night Rider," Michael Warren of "Hill Street Blues," Morgan Brittany of "Dallas" and Cindy Gibb of "Fame."
February 15, 1997 |
As some of the higher scores came in from Friday's opening round at the Los Angeles Women's Championship--an 84 here, an 89 there--Cherie Zaun might have felt a little better. The 87 she shot in qualifying earlier this week might have seemed a little less horrible, maybe just a bump in the road for a new player trying to fight her way onto the LPGA tour. "She's got what it takes to be out here," said Helen Alfredsson, a friend and tour veteran. "She's got a good swing and she's competitive."
April 9, 2007 |
Unlike many of American golf's established hotbeds, Southern California has seen a great deal of history played out over its private and public courses, giving even the humblest muni player numerous opportunities to walk, literally, in the footsteps of the game's giants. Profiled here are 10 of the Southland's most historic layouts, a group that includes the old, the very old and even, surprisingly, the new.
March 31, 2011
Blinking mad over street ads Re "Elaborate digital signs OKd," March 30, and "L.A. reignites street ad fight," March 26 This, I must say, is a spectacularly bad idea. The billion-dollar Wilshire Grand project will have 45 and 64 stories of "thousands of tiny lights embedded in the buildings' surface" doing light shows. The first 10 floors of each building will run ads. Personally, I love colors, and light shows energize me. But the planet cannot afford such a huge misuse of energy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1993 |
Golf--a great game. Millions of us pit ourselves regularly against that small white ball, watching the sweet shot arc toward the green, cursing the hook into the rough. A splendid, tantalizing obsession. (And the mild exercise is good for you.) There are said to be close to 200 golf courses in Los Angeles County. But that never seems to be enough. Someone is always dreaming of an exclusive golf course with a pot of gold on the 18th green.
August 6, 1993 |
There's a special significance to the history of the course on Western Avenue between El Segundo and 120th Street. It was once known as a "Hustlers" course. Any hotshot in town with a game in his bag and cash in his wallet was welcome. There were plenty of takers in the 1950s. Players such as Doug Sanders and Tommy Bolt would come around whenever the PGA Tour was in town. Lee Elder and Charlie Sifford were among the regulars.