December 14, 2003 |
Timothy Treadwell, the avowed bear man of the Alaska wilderness, lived poor and little known for most of his 46 years despite a desire for the spotlight of celebrity. He claimed to have led a life of drugs, brawls and booze until, in the late 1980s, he found his way to the grizzlies, most recently in Katmai National Park and Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula about 300 miles southwest of Anchorage. His cause: to save them from hunters and poachers who apparently didn't exist.
January 7, 2014 |
The Morning News' annual Tournament of Books has started its engines. On Tuesday, the ToB announced its lineup of contenders to be named the winner -- actually, the Rooster -- for 2014. Initially conceived as "a goof" that took the college basketball tournament model and filled brackets with books, the ToB has proved both long-lasting and inspirational. While it has been followed by dozens of book-bracket imitators that set up all kinds of reading competitions -- children's books, books about Los Angeles -- the race for the Rooster remains central.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1995 |
Magician and humorist Jeff Martin will present two free programs for first- through fifth-graders Monday and Wednesday at Newport Beach libraries. The first show is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The second will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Vincent Jorgenson Community Center, next to the Mariners library branch, 2005 Dover Drive. Information: (714) 717-3807.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998
The Valley Fair, which continues today, features performers, pig races and a petting zoo. All activities take place at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Information: (818) 557-1600. On the Community Stage: 4 p.m.: Alan Redstone, a one-man band 4:45 p.m.: Swordplay 5 p.m.: Alan Redstone 5:45 p.m.: Swordplay 6 p.m.: Alan Redstone 7-9 p.m.: Karaoke On the Country Stage 10 a.m.: Wendy Horton's Exotic Bird Show 11 a.m.
December 4, 1987
Big trout have been the main attraction for anglers at Irvine Lake in recent weeks, and boaters working the west shore are finding some of the best fishing since the season opener Oct. 29. Brothers Verne, Vince and Jeff Martin of Long Beach each got five-fish limits, the stringer totaling 38 pounds 12 ounces. Dan Carlson of Costa Mesa did even better, taking home four rainbows weighing close to 27 pounds, the largest 10-12.
January 7, 1993
Scott Campbell had 21 points and Matt DelaPena and Mike West each added 18 to help Southern California College to a 113-68 victory over Christian Heritage Wednesday at SCC. It was the third consecutive victory for the Vanguards (8-6), who made 14 of 26 three-point shots and shot 58% from the field. Danin Bryant had 11 points and 11 assists, and West added 13 rebounds. Jeff Martin had 21 points for Christian Heritage (1-13).