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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2002 |
The landmark letter P on the hill above Cal Poly here has long been a focal point for school and community pride. In recent days, it also was supposed to be transformed into a symbol of gay pride--painted a rainbow of colors to symbolize diversity and gay solidarity. But no sooner had the rainbow palate been applied than others on campus--including a group of 15 to 20 students caught one night with "John Deere green" paint on their hands--began to cover over the gay pride symbol.
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.
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.
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)
June 15, 2010 |
Lesley Ann Warren's first audition for the title role in CBS' 1965 version of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical, " Cinderella" was an unmitigated disaster. Warren was all of 18 but had garnered great notices for her supporting role as Snookie on Broadway in "110 in the Shade," the musical version of "The Rainmaker." "Cinderella" director Charles S. Dubin had seen Warren in "110" and thought she would be perfect. (Rodgers and Hammerstein's only original musical for TV had aired live to great acclaim in 1957 with Julie Andrews in the starring role.
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.