April 30, 2000
I'm an actor who moved from New York City to L.A. at about the same time as Holly Schroeder ("Is This Any Place to Stage a Life?" April 2). It always amazes me when actors move west and talk in fanciful phrases like "creativity is my quest" or "I always thought acting was cheaper than therapy." Get a grip! This is the City of Angels and here are the rules that you fly by: looks, marketability, bankability, who you know, and keep on fishing to the end. This is the big leagues. Don't show up here unless you're ready to play.
March 26, 2012 |
Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. -- Garrett Richards' seemingly firm grip on the fifth rotation spot may have slipped a bit Monday, not so much because of the rookie right-hander's somewhat shaky performance in a 6-2 exhibition loss to the Colorado Rockies in Tempe Diablo Stadium. The bigger development, as it pertains to Richards, took place a few miles up the road in Phoenix, where Jerome Williams, Richards' primary competition for the job, finally returned after sitting out more than three weeks because of a left hamstring strain.
February 24, 1989 |
Maybe if Oceanside High School hadn't treated the basketball as if it were a wet bar of soap, things would have gone better for the Pirates Thursday night at Madison. Maybe if a couple of their 25 turnovers wouldn't have turned into fourth-quarter slam dunks for Madison's Monte Bohannon and Brad Eaddy, Oceanside would be preparing for Saturday's San Diego Section quarterfinals.
October 28, 2001
Re "Getting a Grip Is All We Can Do," by Norah Vincent, Commentary, Oct. 25: Surely you must be out of your minds in publishing this fear-inflaming piece. Does Vincent know something we don't but The Times does? "Al Qaeda has nothing to lose. We do. Game over." And, a ". . . nuclear threat more real and imminent. . . ." To put this commentary above the fold, presented without rebuttal, is to implicitly endorse its apocalyptic vision. Vincent and The Times want us all to get a grip by offering such unsupported musings and assessments?
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March 22, 1998
Re Valley Briefing, "On Location," Feb. 15. Thank You! Star Waggons here, Star Waggons there Living in the Valley, I see them and stare. I understand acting, but the crew is a blur They have wonderful jobs, of that I am sure. Those titles express in mysterious prose Work so incredible that no one knows What is it a Gaffer, Grip, and Best Boy do? Who can I ask? Who will give me a clue? So no one explains until this morning, I see And finally feel someone has answered my plea!
June 26, 2008
Swing suggestions from some of Southern California's top professionals. Randy Chang PGA director of instruction, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Academy This will help you: The two things I'll tell everyone are: Hold your finish at the end of the swing, and maintain a constant grip pressure throughout the golf swing. That transition from the backswing to the forward swing is the most important move in golf. If your tempo is good, you keep your balance and you can put it all together, bring all your compensations together.