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February 11, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER
For Jim O'Brien, all oil spills have just one thing in common: they happen at night or on weekends. O'Brien, a roving oil-pollution trouble-shooter hired to coordinate the Huntington Beach cleanup, was summoned at 10:30 Wednesday night from Lake Shore, La. He was on a plane for Los Angeles at 5:30 the next morning. With 200 spills under his belt, O'Brien is recognized as one of the nation's leading cleanup specialists.
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January 30, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Jim O'Brien's future as the Indiana Pacers' coach was in question heading into a four-game trip, and team President Larry Bird didn't get the answers he wanted. Bird fired O'Brien on Sunday after the team squandered a promising start to the season by losing seven of its last eight games. Bird had discussed the team's options with owner Herb Simon , saying he wanted to see how the team performed on a Western swing against the Clippers, Golden State, Portland and Denver.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the stand-up comedy team of O'Brien and Valdez steps on stage, the lights go out and the pair does a routine, complete with sound effects and impressions, about a passel of old Western movie stars who banter as they sit around the campfire. "It's theater of the mind," says Alex Valdez, who performs with Jim O'Brien. For Valdez, who has been blind since childhood, the routine is more than an exercise in imagination. It's also a way, he says, to bring the audience a few steps into his world.
SPORTS
January 20, 2002 | Jim Barrero
It isn't enough that coaches Jim O'Brien and Jim O'Brien have the same name, they also seem to constantly cross paths, look alike and now mirror each other's success. Ohio State's O'Brien led the Buckeyes to another victory Saturday, 73-67, against No. 25 Indiana to improve to 14-2. The Boston Celtics' O'Brien has his team in second place in the Atlantic Division, after the failed Rick Pitino experiment. Celtic O'Brien is becoming a beloved figure in Boston.
SPORTS
January 20, 2002 | Jim Barrero
It isn't enough that coaches Jim O'Brien and Jim O'Brien have the same name, they also seem to constantly cross paths, look alike and now mirror each other's success. Ohio State's O'Brien led the Buckeyes to another victory Saturday, 73-67, against No. 25 Indiana to improve to 14-2. The Boston Celtics' O'Brien has his team in second place in the Atlantic Division, after the failed Rick Pitino experiment. Celtic O'Brien is becoming a beloved figure in Boston.
SPORTS
January 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
New Celtic Coach Jim O'Brien didn't stomp up and down the sideline. He barely used the full-court press. He didn't yell at his players every second of the game. The only thing he did like Rick Pitino was lose. In Boston's first game after Pitino resigned, Steve Smith made two three-point shots 42 seconds apart in the fourth quarter to give the Trail Blazers the lead and help Portland beat the Celtics, 98-90, Monday.
SPORTS
January 30, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Jim O'Brien's future as the Indiana Pacers' coach was in question heading into a four-game trip, and team President Larry Bird didn't get the answers he wanted. Bird fired O'Brien on Sunday after the team squandered a promising start to the season by losing seven of its last eight games. Bird had discussed the team's options with owner Herb Simon , saying he wanted to see how the team performed on a Western swing against the Clippers, Golden State, Portland and Denver.
SPORTS
March 25, 1999 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's the latest out of Columbus, Ohio, where, to honor the college basketball team's stunning success this week, city officials are reenacting Paul Revere's ride and dumping tea into the Olentangy River. The soup du jour, naturally, is chow-da. Ohio State's first Final Four appearance in 31 years has not been the byproduct of some strategic think-tank paradigm as much as it has been windfall from a 1996-97 hissy-fit on the Eastern Seaboard.
SPORTS
April 2, 1989 | IRENE GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
Jim O'Brien paced anxiously on the grass as he watched his young Harbor College baseball team whip Compton College in a conference game. He yelled at his center fielder, who was standing near the wall, until veins popped out of his neck. Then he clenched both fists after sophomore right-hander Chris Garrett threw a fastball down the middle of the plate for a strike. "Hey, that's too much! Bring it in a little! What are you doing back there? Bring it up! Bring it up!"
SPORTS
April 28, 1989 | Irene Garcia
Harbor baseball Coach Jim O'Brien is almost half way to the national junior college victory record. On Tuesday he earned his 400th in 14 years when his playoff-bound team trounced East L.A., 11-6. The winningest active junior college baseball coach is Demi Mainieri at Miami Dade College North of Florida with 852 career wins. O'Brien sees Tuesday's victory more as a conference triumph than an important event in his career because it clinched the Southern California Athletic Conference title for the Seahawks, who are 13-2-1 in the SCAC (24-13-1 overall)
SPORTS
January 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
New Celtic Coach Jim O'Brien didn't stomp up and down the sideline. He barely used the full-court press. He didn't yell at his players every second of the game. The only thing he did like Rick Pitino was lose. In Boston's first game after Pitino resigned, Steve Smith made two three-point shots 42 seconds apart in the fourth quarter to give the Trail Blazers the lead and help Portland beat the Celtics, 98-90, Monday.
SPORTS
March 25, 1999 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's the latest out of Columbus, Ohio, where, to honor the college basketball team's stunning success this week, city officials are reenacting Paul Revere's ride and dumping tea into the Olentangy River. The soup du jour, naturally, is chow-da. Ohio State's first Final Four appearance in 31 years has not been the byproduct of some strategic think-tank paradigm as much as it has been windfall from a 1996-97 hissy-fit on the Eastern Seaboard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ and KAY SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Oxnard Detective Jim O'Brien was always willing to put himself in the line of fire, fellow officers said Thursday. * He was a lawman who thrived on the adrenaline rush of fighting crime, a dedicated cop who loved his job and who was committed to the ideal that neighborhoods should be gang- and graffiti-free.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the stand-up comedy team of O'Brien and Valdez steps on stage, the lights go out and the pair does a routine, complete with sound effects and impressions, about a passel of old Western movie stars who banter as they sit around the campfire. "It's theater of the mind," says Alex Valdez, who performs with Jim O'Brien. For Valdez, who has been blind since childhood, the routine is more than an exercise in imagination. It's also a way, he says, to bring the audience a few steps into his world.
SPORTS
January 26, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Norwood lives somewhere in Virginia now, his exact location a secret to all but a trusted few. He has put a "Do not disturb" sign on his life and the Buffalo Bills, his old team, are not allowed to issue his new phone number to anyone, especially reporters. He changed it three months ago, further distancing himself from the inevitable, from the question that won't go away: What happened?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 1991 | GLENN DOGGRELL, ASSISTANT SAN DIEGO ARTS EDITOR
When Jim O'Brien met Alex Valdez about 10 years ago doing stand-up comedy in Orange County, it ended up being a case of the blind leading the clumsy. The two comics--who are playing the Comedy Isle in Mission Beach through Sunday--were working solo that night, and O'Brien invited Valdez, who is blind, to a local nightclub to hear some blues. "I had never led a blind person before," O'Brien explained, laughing. "We were knocking tables and chairs all over the place." Valdez finally took the lead.
SPORTS
January 26, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Norwood lives somewhere in Virginia now, his exact location a secret to all but a trusted few. He has put a "Do not disturb" sign on his life and the Buffalo Bills, his old team, are not allowed to issue his new phone number to anyone, especially reporters. He changed it three months ago, further distancing himself from the inevitable, from the question that won't go away: What happened?
SPORTS
March 8, 1991 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Big expectations and plenty of scrutiny await Tony Bloomfield, the new baseball coach at Harbor College. Bloomfield inherited one of the state's top community college baseball programs when he replaced legendary Jim O'Brien in May. In 15 years at Harbor, O'Brien led the Seahawks to three state championships, 11 conference titles and was named community college coach of the year three times. He also led Harbor to the state final six times and compiled a 460-171-2 record.
SPORTS
March 8, 1991 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Big expectations and plenty of scrutiny await Tony Bloomfield, the new baseball coach at Harbor College. Bloomfield inherited one of the state's top community college baseball programs when he replaced legendary Jim O'Brien in May. In 15 years at Harbor, O'Brien led the Seahawks to three state championships, 11 conference titles and was named community college coach of the year three times. He also led Harbor to the state final six times and compiled a 460-171-2 record.
SPORTS
February 24, 1991 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Watching Harbor College baseball games this season without Jim O'Brien pacing in front of the Seahawks' dugout will seem strange. The legendary coach retired in May after winning three state community college baseball championships and 11 conference titles in 15 years at Harbor. Despite O'Brien's departure, expectations are high for Harbor. O'Brien's successor is 28-year-old Tony Bloomfield, a former player and assistant under O'Brien.
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