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November 9, 1989 | JACK SMITH
Recently I attributed the imperishable line "I should of stood in bed" to Joe Jacobs, who, I said, was also the author of "We wuz robbed." A day or two later sports columnist Jim Murray, writing from San Francisco about the third game of the World Series, said of the hapless San Francisco Giants: "In the immortal words of Joe Gould, they should of stood in bed." I assumed that I had made a false attribution, and that Murray had caught me at it, his bag of sports lore being much deeper than mine.
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November 19, 1992 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Jacobs, 76, is retiring again. And this time he hopes to make it stick. The founder of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., one of California's largest engineering construction companies, today formally turns over daily management duties to his hand-picked successor, company President Noel G. Watson, 56. Jacobs' departure marks the end of an era for one of the U.S. engineering industry's most respected and best-known executives.
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BUSINESS
November 19, 1992 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Jacobs, 76, is retiring again. And this time he hopes to make it stick. The founder of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., one of California's largest engineering construction companies, today formally turns over daily management duties to his hand-picked successor, company President Noel G. Watson, 56. Jacobs' departure marks the end of an era for one of the U.S. engineering industry's most respected and best-known executives.
NEWS
November 9, 1989 | JACK SMITH
Recently I attributed the imperishable line "I should of stood in bed" to Joe Jacobs, who, I said, was also the author of "We wuz robbed." A day or two later sports columnist Jim Murray, writing from San Francisco about the third game of the World Series, said of the hapless San Francisco Giants: "In the immortal words of Joe Gould, they should of stood in bed." I assumed that I had made a false attribution, and that Murray had caught me at it, his bag of sports lore being much deeper than mine.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1997 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Southern California today is a hotbed of small business. But is it a good place to grow a small business into a big one? "Not as good as it used to be," says the founder of a major local company--who is joined in his verdict by the chief executive who succeeded him. Joseph Jacobs, 81, founded Jacobs Engineering Group 50 years ago in Los Angeles, and the company remains a prominent resident of Pasadena--but only because it made a tough decision three years ago to keep headquarters here.
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June 7, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Six-year-old Joseph was very upset when he heard that Brandon Jacobs was no longer with the New York Giants. When he asked his mother why his favorite player was no longer on his favorite team, she explained that it was a money issue. Joseph decided to help. He gave his mother $3.36 and asked her to send it to Jacobs with a note attached. The note read: "Dear Brandon Jacobs, So you could go to the Giants, here is my money. " Love, Joe. " Jacobs, who now plays for the San Francisco 49ers, was very touched.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1985
Burbank police said a 23-year-old Hollywood man arrested early Monday, then left handcuffed and unattended in the back seat of a patrol car, kicked out a window and ran off while officers were chasing another suspect. Within an hour of the 2:45 a.m. escape, police using trained dogs found Joe Jacobs hiding in the crawl space beneath a nearby home, according to the police account. Jacobs was jailed for grand theft auto, said Sgt. Bob Kaight.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2003 | James Flanigan
Given the hoopla surrounding the contract won by San Francisco-based Bechtel Group for the rebuilding of Iraq, it would be easy to conclude that the best way to make money in the engineering business these days is to follow the bombs. Yet, in fact, others in the industry are reaping profits by following the boom -- that is, the aging baby boom generation and its increasing need for medical treatment.
SPORTS
October 20, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coaches call the area inside an opponent's 20-yard line the red zone, a space that, for the good teams, usually serves as a prelude to the end zone. But for Cal State Fullerton, it has turned into a no-trespassing zone. The Titans failed to reach the end zone for the second consecutive week and lost to Utah State, 26-3, Saturday before 8,957 in Romney Stadium.
NEWS
March 3, 1994 | ADRIAN MAHER
The RAND Corp., internationally famous for its Cold War-era defense analyses, has opened a Middle East studies center, hoping to adopt its regional and social policy expertise to the pursuit of peace in the war-torn area. "The striking aspect of the region is its sheer dysfunctionality, its retarded human progress, which poses great risks for the world," said David Gombert, a RAND vice president.
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April 24, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He could knock down a barn door with the velocity on his fastball. Problem was, for years, Sandy Koufax couldn't hit a barn door. But by the early 1960s, in Los Angeles, Koufax had finally figured out how to throw strikes. When he did that, every hitter in the National League was tempted to call in sick on days he was scheduled to pitch. Thirty-seven years ago today in Chicago, Koufax struck out 18 batters in a game for the second time.
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