March 1, 2012
Romney marches on Re "Romney averts disaster," Feb. 29 By no measure do Mitt Romney's primary victories in Michigan and Arizona make him the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. In the 11 contests so far he has averaged about 36% of the votes cast in each state. That means nearly two-thirds of the GOP votes were cast for someone other than Romney - hardly a ringing endorsement. In his home state of Michigan, he outspent all the other candidates by a huge margin yet barely managed to eek out a victory.
December 17, 2011 |
If dethroning seven-time San Diego Section champion Oceanside two weeks ago was the highlight of the season for La Mesa Helix, then its 35-24 victory over Loomis Del Oro on Saturday in the CIF Division II state championship bowl game Saturday at the Home Depot Center was the icing on the cake. After losing their opener to Eastlake of Chula Vista, the Highlanders reeled off 13 consecutive victories, the last against a team whose only loss had been in overtime to Westlake Village Westlake, which represented Southern California in Saturday night's Open Division bowl game.
December 12, 2011 |
Troy Starr turns 50 in February. How quickly the years have gone by. He was a fiery 25-year-old assistant coach at Carson High in 1987 when the team was upset by Granada Hills in the City Section football championship game. In 1992, he became head coach at Woodland Hills Taft, taking over a program that had a 0-8-1 record the previous season. He lasted 14 seasons and built the Toreadors into a City Section power. He resigned in 2007 to become the director of football operations for Urban Meyer at the University of Florida.
September 26, 2010
LAS VEGAS BikeFest When, where: Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, mostly at the Cashman Center Highlights: Some 30,000 bikers descend on Las Vegas for this 10th annual rally of revving engines, bikini-clad models and more than 250 vendors selling anything a Harley devotee would ever need. Events include a bike builders' competition, the crowning of Mr. and Miss Las Vegas, the World's Strongest Biker Contest and a custom-bike show. Cost: Party Pass, $40; Ultimate Pass, $65. Vendor Village admission, $15. Info: (702)
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August 13, 2010 |
An 89-year-old La Mesa man seeking to recover an Impressionist masterpiece seized from his Jewish family by the Nazis has the right to sue Spain and the cultural foundation that has the painting on display at a Madrid museum, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Claude Cassirer, who fled Nazi Germany as a youth, said he was delighted by the 9-2 decision of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals clearing the ownership dispute for trial. But he expressed concern about the long legal road still ahead.
April 19, 2009
From TV spots, and as explained in the article ["Where Wild Things Are," April 12], it is obvious much of the upcoming Disney film "Earth" uses footage from the exceptional BBC documentary series "Planet Earth." However, the article states that the film is not "merely a distillation": "About 30% of the footage is new." The story really is that 70% of this movie is a rehash. The BBC series was truly groundbreaking because of its originality, and the years BBC devoted to accurately and beautifully depicting the natural world.