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December 9, 1990
Orange County's Performing Arts Center should not be blaming the Mideast crisis or a recession for its inability to run a profitable organization. The problem is the hoity-toity, nose-in-the-air, highbrow productions that make up most of its engagements. Philadelphia has its Academy of Music and New York has its Carnegie Hall. And Washington has its Philharmonic Theatre. These houses specialize in the ballet, opera and classical music productions. And they are dark as often as they have performances running.
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May 11, 1994 | GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Depth of talent was the difference in the City Section boys team tennis finals Tuesday at The Racquet Centre in Studio City. In the boys 4-A final, University earned a one-sided victory over Taft, 23-6 1/2, to capture its second championship in three years. Van Nuys (14-1) defeated Bell, 18-11 1/2, for the 3-A title after finishing second last year. Before the competition, Van Nuys Coach Jim Buck said he thought the championship would be decided in the doubles play.
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June 20, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON
Jim Buck figures the best player he ever coached at Van Nuys High was Vince Van Patten. The same Vince Van Patten who went on to become a touring professional. The same Vince Van Patten who went on to become a well-known actor. "I tossed him off the team," Buck said matter-of-factly. "He missed too many matches." A coach can make it sound like no big deal when he's got 30 years under his belt. And when his teams have won three City 3-A titles in the last five years.
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May 10, 1997 | MARK STRODER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The only apparent challenge left for Palisades High tennis players Danny Westerman and Artin Tafazoli is if they meet each other. The two singles specialists have faced little adversity this season and Friday was no exception: Westerman and Tafazoli lost a combined four games in sweeping their eight sets to help lead Palisades to its third consecutive City Section 4-A Division boys' championship.
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May 25, 1993 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The number 3 seemed to be a magic number at the City Section boys' team tennis championships at The Racquet Centre at Studio City on Monday. In the 3-A final, Marshall defeated Van Nuys, 18 1/2-11, to win its third consecutive title. For Chatsworth in the 4-A final, its third meeting with Taft this season seemed to be the charm as Chatsworth won, 19 1/2-10, to win its second championship in three years. Taft defeated Chatsworth twice during the regular season.
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June 7, 1989 | SAM FARMER, Times Staff Writer
Hal Stepeau, boys' tennis coach at Eagle Rock High, refused to turn and look at the Kennedy players who were exchanging high-fives Tuesday across the lobby of the Racquet Centre in Universal City. The Golden Cougars had just defeated Poly, 27-2 1/2, to advance to the City Section 3-A Division team championship for the first time in school history. Kennedy (18-1) will play Eagle Rock at the Racquet Centre on Friday. Eagle Rock, the two-time defending 3-A champion, was a 22-7 1/2 winner over Van Nuys in the other semifinal Tuesday.
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November 1, 1985 | GERALD SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
The El Dorado High School football team began its stretch run for a playoff berth in impressive fashion Thursday with a 28-16 victory over Cypress in Empire League play at Bradford Stadium in Placentia. The Golden Hawks--currently tied for third in the league with Loara, Kennedy and Esperanza--have the toughest road to one of the three playoff spots because they must play first-place Los Alamitos and second-place Pacifica in the next two weeks.
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November 10, 1990 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 14-year-old girl has been arrested for handing out packets of potassium cyanide she described as a drug to several students at Le Conte Junior High School in Hollywood, authorities said Friday. One of the students was briefly treated at a hospital after she smoked a small amount of the deadly powder on the end of a cigarette and started hallucinating.
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May 12, 1998 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vincent Hsu, the captain and No. 1 singles player at Van Nuys High, expected this to be a rebuilding year. With only three players returning from last year's City Section 3-A Division championship team, he wasn't alone in his thinking. But the seven inexperienced teammates Hsu refers to as "rookies" proved their leader wrong Monday afternoon.
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May 10, 1997 | LAUREN PETERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was definitely better the second time around for the Van Nuys High boys' tennis team. Playing in their second consecutive City Section 3-A Division final, the Wolves defeated Eagle Rock, 16 1/2-13, on Friday at the Studio City Racquet Centre to make up for last season's final-match loss to Kennedy. "This is wonderful," said senior Brad Herman, who teamed with sophomore Peter Kung at No. 1 doubles to record Van Nuys' only sweep.
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