November 26, 2006 |
CORN, or flour? Artist Joe Bravo, 56, uses tortillas as his canvas, and he chooses flour -- mainly because L.A.'s Tortilleria San Marcos, the company that fashions the specialorder, 2-foot-diameter tortillas on which he paints, has a bigger flour press than corn press. "But I also get more texture variations when I cook them over the stove top," he says. Bravo -- whose tortillas are on view through Jan.
August 24, 1997 |
Trainer Wayne Lukas will look for an unprecedented 10th victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante when he sends out 5-2 second choice Love Lock against seven other 2-year-old fillies. Trying to give the Lukas back-to-back victories in the race--Sharp Cat won in 1996--Love Lock will be looking for her third victory in five lifetime starts. Love Lock, owned by Michael Tabor, was pulled up in her last start--the Ellis Park Debutante on Aug. 9--but had all kinds of trouble.
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August 2, 1994 |
When it comes to road repairs, Thousand Oaks really burns rubber. The city sped ahead last week with a program to recycle old tires for use in road pavement. Since city workers began using the rubber-asphalt blend three years ago, the innovative roadwork has helped recycle 350,000 scrap tires and pave more than 50 miles of streets in Thousand Oaks. Now, crediting the program's success, the City Council has agreed to expand the program, spending an additional $1.
August 22, 1997 |
Eight 3-year-olds, none of them veterans of this year's Triple Crown series, were entered Thursday for Saturday's 128th running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga. The field for the $750,000 race, which helped Holy Bull win horse-of-the-year honors in 1994 and contributed to Thunder Gulch's 3-year-old title in 1995, grew in numbers after Touch Gold, winner of the Belmont Stakes and the Haskell Handicap, dropped out.
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June 1, 1994 |
After hearing public testimony, the Santa Paula school board decided that Glen City School should not be renamed for a current Latino school board member. Trustees Wannette Jauregui and Janet Grant voted in favor of a motion to leave the elementary school's name unchanged, while trustee Gene Marzec voted against the measure. Marzec supported a rival proposal to change the name to Joe Bravo School.
April 11, 1997 |
Pulpit was made the 4-5 early favorite Thursday to beat six other 3-year-olds in Saturday's Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. The $700,000 race will be the colt's first start since finishing second behind Captain Bodgit in the Florida Derby on March 15. Pulpit will run on the diuretic Lasix for the first time in the 1 1/8-mile race. After not racing as a 2-year-old because of stress fracture and other growing pains, Pulpit won his first three starts this year.
March 26, 2004 |
Maybe Jack has to be admired. An 11-year-old gelded son of Classic Account, the Georgia-bred is still winning his share of races and could pick up another victory in today's seventh, a $10,000 claimer at 1 1/16 miles, at Gulfstream Park. Now owned and trained by Ed Broome, Maybe Jack has won 34 of 115 starts and has been second or third on another 31 occasions. Five of those victories have come at Gulfstream, and he has been worse than third only once in 15 starts at the Florida track.
February 10, 2005 |
Bettors will have a chance to get involved in the first of three future book pools for the Kentucky Derby this afternoon. The wager will be available until Sunday and the morning-line favorite at 3-1 is the field, which includes all other horses besides the 23 already named. The individual choice at 6-1 is Declan's Moon, the 2-year-old champion and Hollywood Futurity winner who is scheduled to make his first start of 2005 in the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes on March 5 at Santa Anita.
December 3, 2005 |
Four of the five horses scheduled to run in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood today at Hollywood Park are fans of the local main track. The race, the third on the card, precedes a pick six with a carry-over of $66,245. Indian Country, Captain Squire, Bordonaro and Turnbolt have combined to win eight of 17 starts at Hollywood Park entering the Underwood, a Grade III at six furlongs. Only Lifestyle has failed to enjoy himself in Inglewood.
May 4, 2005 |
Gygistar is happy Belmont Park is beginning its 60-day spring-summer meet this afternoon. The 6-year-old gelded son of Prospector's Music is a .600 hitter at the New York track, having won three of five for owner-breeder Edward Evans and trainer Mark Hennig. Gygistar will try to improve upon that percentage when he takes on seven others in the $100,000 Westchester Handicap. A victory in the Grade III at one mile would be the second in a row for Gygistar.