CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1996
Jonathan Kirby of Thousand Oaks, who had been a radio talk show host in San Diego as well as a television and radio news writer in Los Angeles and Orange County, died Thursday. He was 73. Kirby, once known as the "voice of San Diego," where he hosted a long-running talk show on KCBQ radio, was born in Providence, R.I., July 8, 1922.
June 8, 1992 |
The day's work belonged in the sports page. The week that preceded it would have been perfect fodder for a soap opera update. When we last checked in with Angela Rock and Karolyn Kirby, they were fighting like alley cats during a loss in the final of a beach volleyball tournament in Las Vegas. After spending the next five days as far away from each other as possible to rethink, resolve and rekindle things, the acid edge came out of their partnership.
April 19, 1993 |
Jacque Vaughn of Pasadena Muir High and Timicha Kirby of Lynwood have been selected the top boys' and girls' high school basketball players of the year in Southern California by The Times. The two were honored Sunday at separate banquets held for all-star teams in their area. Vaughn, a 6-foot-3 senior guard, won the George Yardley Award. Kirby, a 5-11 junior guard, was the winner of the Cheryl Miller Award.
September 3, 1995 |
There's one thing to be said for Ventura Raceway's Sprint Car Racing Assn. events. They're never boring. Saturday night's 30-lap feature was no exception as 1993 California Racing Assn. champion Mike Kirby of Lomita held off Rip Williams of Yorba Linda by less than a yard to earn his first main-event victory of the year. "I've lost two heat races on the last lap," Kirby told the crowd of 2,538 after the race. "I was either going to wreck the car or win.
September 12, 1991 |
Karolyn Kirby of San Diego was named the Women's Professional Volleyball Assn.'s most valuable player for the second consecutive year on Wednesday. Kirby, 30, won 12 of 17 pro beach tournaments with partner Angela Rock and each woman earned $67,815 in prize money. Rock, a firefighter from San Diego, was named best hitter. Mira Costa graduate Holly McPeak of Manhattan Beach was named rookie of the year and Liz Masakayan of Redondo Beach was best defensive player.
April 19, 2001 |
Those who can stand the tooth-aching sweetness of Nintendo's pink puffball Kirby are in for a treat with a new Game Boy Color title that has more in common with old-fashioned toys than modern video games. "Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble" uses the same technology found in automobile air-bag circuitry to enable players to control on-screen action by tilting and shaking their Game Boys.
April 3, 1999
Paul Kirby, who resigned as the Estancia girls' basketball coach last week, has changed his mind and been rehired. Girls' Athletic Director Nancy Ferda said Kirby called her and asked if he could come back. "I had the district [job announcement] flyer in my hand when our boys' coach, Rich Boyce, told me, 'I think Kirby is changing his mind and will call you,' " Ferda said.
October 10, 2002 |
Remember Mike Pagliarulo. That should have been the battle cry for the Twins as they headed to Southern California. There is this mystique surrounding the Twins' glories of 1987 and 1991 that it can be traced strictly to Metrodome magic. If you're a Twins follower who believes in that, then there's a feeling of gloom this morning after the 6-3 loss to Anaheim. But the Twins were in exactly this same predicament when playing a very strong Toronto team in the 1991 ALCS.
April 15, 1997 |
Dodger outfielder Wayne Kirby never has been a World Series hero. He never has been to an All-Star game, hit a dramatic home run or been the focus of attention. Tonight, it could all change. The Dodgers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, and they will walk onto the field with only one black American: Kirby. He is expected to be swarmed by many of the 700 reporters in town for tonight's game against the New York Mets.