August 18, 2013 |
Ron Rickard has attended 215 consecutive Raiders games since moving to California in 1985, but the super-fan known as "Raider Ron" has had plenty of help to get there. Rickard, who grew up in Kentucky and adopted the Raiders as his team as a 9-year-old, needs a liver transplant because of Hepatitis C. Time is running out on a fatal prognosis that in December gave him only months to live. Without insurance, it's been an uphill battle for the Garden Grove resident, one that Raiders fans have been willing to join.
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December 22, 1985
This week thousands of people in Orange County will be looking for shelter. Unfortunately, most won't find it and will spend many nights sleeping in doorways, parks, cars or wherever they can find refuge. That's because there are only about 400 beds in all of Orange County for its homeless. The Rev. John A. Huffman Jr. worries about them in his column that appears on this page. So does Sylvia Easton in her letter to the editor.
May 9, 2012
Re "An intersection's forgotten victim quietly moved on," Column, May 6 I, of course, have heard of Reginald Denny. I remember being absolutely horrified at his senseless beating. It was a scene straight out of a horror movie, and to me, it was akin to the end of the world - Armageddon, indeed, at Florence and Normandie. I was unaware of Fidel Lopez's plight. Steve Lopez's article about him was intriguing yet painful to read. The hopeful aspect of this story, which lifted my heart, was the appearance of a guardian angel in the form of the Rev. Bennie Newton, who stopped Lopez's attackers.
November 27, 2012 |
ANGOLA, La. - In the middle of the rodeo arena, the four men could smell manure from the animal pens and cracklins and caramel corn from the stands as they steadied themselves in their plastic lawn chairs, spread their hands on the red card table in front of them and planted their feet in the mud. They were bracing for the bull. Once it was turned loose, the last one sitting in this game called Convict Poker would win. They looked almost identical in their black helmets, protective vests and striped uniforms.
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January 25, 2009
February 21, 2013 |
City of Hope, a leading cancer hospital and medical research center, has tapped one of its veteran leaders to take over as chief executive in January. Dr. Michael Friedman, 69, said he plans to retire as CEO at year's end after 10 years at the helm. Robert Stone, 44, currently City of Hope's president and an executive there since 1996, will take the top job in January. Quiz: How much do you know about healthcare? The prestigious medical center has been a fixture in the San Gabriel Valley for the last century.
February 15, 2012
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Katherine Boo Random House: 266 pp., $27
January 15, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian would really like to be divorced before her baby with Kanye West is born - so she told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on the "Today" show Tuesday. Kardashian's divorce, which she filed after 72 days of marriage, has been dragging on for more than a year now, although the judge said last year that the couple would be split for good in 2013. Gifford, however, brought up the idea that there was a good chance the baby, due in July, would be born before the divorce was in the books.
June 11, 2012 |
Although the road to the first Stanley Cup championship might have become more difficult for the Kings after consecutive losses to the New Jersey Devils, their fans aren't hitting the panic button - yet. “It's going to happen tonight. It has to happen tonight,” said Paul Dockstader, who is a Kings season-ticket holder with his wife, Janette. “Otherwise, as every Kings fan imagines, it will go to Game 7, and we'll be doomed. “I expect them to win tonight, and I'm afraid for Game 7.” Janette, donning the jersey of her favorite player, Jeff Carter, said a loss does not necessarily spell doom for Los Angeles.
July 27, 2012 |
LONDON - It was early Friday night here, and neither Don Porter nor Jessica Mendoza was in a good place. Limos were gathering the VIPs from the VIP hotels along Park Lane. Soon, the opening ceremony of the London Olympics would begin. They were to be, as all Olympic openings have become, an artistic springboard to an athletic extravaganza. Porter sat in an empty lounge alcove of the Grosvenor House Hotel and watched the hustle and bustle of departing dignitaries. He attended his first Games in 1968 in Mexico City, and with the exception of the U.S.-boycotted Moscow Games and the Munich Games in 1972, he had been to every Olympic Summer opener since 1976 in Montreal.