March 29, 2008 |
Authorities in Philadelphia will suspend foreclosure sales of homes whose owners have fallen behind on adjustable-rate sub-prime loan payments -- potential relief for tens of thousands of struggling debtors. The Philadelphia City Council on Thursday called on Sheriff John Green to stop the sales to give borrowers more time to seek a settlement that would prevent them from losing their homes. Philadelphia becomes the first U.S. city to halt foreclosure sales in the current crisis, although Cleveland and Baltimore are considering similar measures, said ACORN, an advocacy group for low-income families.
November 20, 2009 |
Five years ago Thursday, Ron Artest was a part of one of the worst brawls in sports history when he and his Indiana Pacers teammates went into the stands during a game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich. Five years later, on the anniversary of that unforgettable event, Artest was tracked down before the Lakers played the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center and asked what he recalled from that night. Artest maintained that he "didn't start any trouble" and that he should get some of his money back after being suspended for 73 games without pay. "I put it behind me immediately because I did nothing," Artest said.
July 10, 2010 |
Los Angeles, already the capital of movies, music and tearful celebrity courtroom breakdowns, has acquired another distinction — it's the epicenter for YouTube videos. Of the top 72 most subscribed channels on YouTube, 26 are created by amateur videographers who live in L.A. Most of them are in Century City this weekend for Vidcon, a sold-out three-day conference celebrating a culture of homemade online videos compulsively watched by millions. The event, which bills itself as the first YouTube convention organized by the site's users, attracted more than 1,400 video bloggers from all corners of the world, most of whom call themselves vloggers and many of whom are so young that they had to be accompanied by their parents.
December 12, 1985
A memorial celebration of the life of architect George MacLean is scheduled at noon Wednesday at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in West Los Angeles. MacLean, who designed shopping centers for the public and mansions for film stars, was 68 when he died of cancer Dec. 1 at his ranch near Hemet. He most recently had pulled away from the Los Angeles social scene, said his longtime friend John Green, the composer and conductor.
December 18, 1990 |
A federal judge has sent two former University of Oklahoma athletes to prison for helping former Sooners quarterback Charles Thompson sell cocaine. U.S. District Judge Ralph Thompson sentenced former football player John Green, 25, of Detroit to 16 months and former Sooner track runner Lamont Harris of Dallas to 18 months. The judge also ordered Monday that the two be supervised for three years after release and receive drug treatment.
May 3, 1987 |
Jan Stephenson, co-leader after three rounds of the S&H golf tournament, was listed in good condition at Humana Hospital Saturday night after being involved in an automobile accident. Officials at the hospital said her injuries were not serious, but she was undergoing examinations. A police officer quoted Stephenson as saying she probably wouldn't finish the tournament. Stephenson was driving through Pinnellas Park, about six miles north of St. Petersburg, at 7:30 p.m.
August 26, 1988
Boxer Mitchell Green dropped assault charges against heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in New York Thursday. Green, accompanied by his lawyer, told police: "I'm dropping the charges," and left, said police Sgt. John Clifford. Green gave no reason for his decision, Clifford said. Green, a boxer who lost in the ring to Tyson two years ago, had told police that Tyson hit him during a pre-dawn scuffle Tuesday outside a Harlem haberdashery.
November 7, 1999
November the 1st. Gold leaves Whisper their sentences through the blue chains of the wind. I open a saint-john's-bread. Green apples, a stained quilt, The black clock of the heavens reset in the future tense. Salvation's a simple thing. From "The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place," edited by Christopher Buckley and Gray Young (Heyday Books: 446 pp., $16.95 paper)
March 21, 2013 |
TUCSON - As the Dodgers prepared to play a charity game Thursday in remembrance of a young shooting victim, Manager Don Mattingly said he favored a ban on assault rifles. Mattingly was initially reluctant to talk about gun control. “Politics now?” Mattingly asked. “I don't know if I really want to get into it. I'm just not a gun guy. I never hunted as a kid. So I'm not much for the topic. I know we have coaches who love them; they think it'd be crazy if they weren't allowed to have them.” But Mattingly soon found himself talking about assault weapons.
May 3, 1991 |
Albert Marx, founder of Discovery Records, a Los Angeles-based jazz label, and a music innovator whose insight led him to record Benny Goodman's legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, died Wednesday. His wife, Patricia, said the 60-year veteran of the music business, who produced Sarah Vaughan's first records and later broadened the appeal of Dizzie Gillespie and Duke Ellington, was 79 when he died of the complications of a stroke at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.