July 7, 1993 |
Two track and field athletes from area high schools have signed college letters of intent. Paul De La Cerda (Hart High) will attend Adams State (Colo.), and Alan Duben (Oak Park) will compete for Cal State Sacramento. De La Cerda was 800-meter runner-up in this year's Southern Section Division I championships. Duben placed first in the shotput and discus in the Ventura County championships. Sprinter/long jumper Jennifer Frank of Oak Park High will walk on at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
April 8, 1993 |
Simi Valley High's Amy Hood was named the Southern Section Division I girls' soccer defensive player of the year, topping the list of area soccer honorees. Jennifer Brant of La Reina was selected as the Division V defensive player of the year. In boys' soccer, Steve Thomas of Calabasas was the Division V offensive player of the year, Santa Paula's Albert Perez was the defensive player of the year and Santa Paula Coach Joe Magdaleno was the coach of the year.
March 25, 2005 |
Tim McCann's "Nowhere Man" goes nowhere as a movie, just like its antihero. It is a grimly serious business in the gritty, low-budget New York independent style, but its straight-face approach is at increasing odds with the escalating luridness of its material. The bleak absurdity of its predicaments cries out for a tone of pitch-dark comedy to stave off the unintended laughter that it is virtually certain to elicit.
July 13, 1997 |
Among the thousands of athletes marching in the opening ceremonies of the 15th World Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv on Monday will be two American teammates with starkly different perspectives on the proceedings. Jennifer Frank will make her second trip to Ramat Gan Stadium for the quadrennial games. The Oak Park sprinter returns to defend the 100-meter title she won in 1993. "It didn't really sink in last time," Frank said. "I'm a lot older and hopefully I will remember a lot more."
January 7, 2005 |
Lately, it seems, HBO is taking the whole "It's not TV" thing too literally. Sunday nights between 9 and 11, when the network has traditionally scheduled some combination of its original series -- "Sex and the City" into "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under" into "Curb Your Enthusiasm" -- used to make me want to cook Moroccan chicken, invite some friends over and bellyache about relationships.
November 3, 2002
Wednesday Femme Fatale Thriller Warner Bros. With: Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Gregg Henry, Rie Rasmussen, Eriq Ebouaney. The idea: Con woman adopts new identity, but a photographer complicates matters. Writer-director: Brian De Palma. So? Pretty steamy, De Palma's best in a while. Friday Derrida Documentary Zeitgeist With: Jacques Derrida.