February 22, 2010
The essence of L.A. Re "A reunion symbolizes a city's dream of harmony," Column, Feb. 18 Hector Tobar has written a beautiful column that says perfectly why I live in the Los Angeles area. The friendship between a newly arrived black man and Guatemalan immigrants symbolizes what L.A. is all about. Every time I go where there is an assembly of people -- a museum, theme park, botanical garden, ballgame -- I see the diversity of the people. People just enjoying the experience -- and who are not all tied up mentally by racism, or xenophobia, or cultural bias.
November 20, 2009
at Notre Dame 82, Long Beach State 62: Luke Harangody had 29 points and 12 rebounds and the Fighting Irish took control with a 13-2 run to open the second half. Larry Anderson led Long Beach State with 20 points. Eugene Phelps had 18 rebounds for the 49ers. at UC Riverside 87, La Verne 71: Kyle Austin scored 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Highlanders (1-2) over the Leopards (0-2). Larry Gurganious contributed 21 points for Riverside. John Leggett led La Verne with 21 points.
November 19, 2009
UC Irvine 84, at Loyola Marymount 78: Michael Hunter scored 17 points, including two three-point baskets in the final minute, to complete the rally for the Anteaters (2-1), who trailed by 14 in the first half. Eric Wise also scored 17 for Irvine, which used an 18-2 run to get back into the game before halftime. Drew Viney had a career-high 30 points for the Lions (1-3), whose losses have all been by six points or fewer. Irvine took its first lead, 42-40, on a Hunter jump shot with 17:54 left.
October 24, 2009
Now I know why the Dodgers chose to hold their champagne bash after winning the division title, instead of waiting until they achieved something more meaningful. They must have had a gut reaction that this would be their only chance to indulge. Good call, Dodgers. I would really like to root for the Dodgers again, because I've been mad at them since the days of Fred Claire and Kevin Malone and some of their ridiculous trades. At the present time, I can't, however. When Manny's gone, I'll belong!
October 18, 2009
Re "Straight talk on governing," Column, Oct. 15 George Skelton's article on governing struck home with me. He talks about Justice Ronald George, who eschews the merits of the initiative process, and why the Legislature is so dysfunctional. I can't remember a time in my life when I or one of my friends have started an "initiative" to change something in our state Constitution. But I do remember the plethora of "special-interest groups and lobbyists" who come forward every year with some harebrained plan to change something, all written in convoluted language that would have stressed even my former English professor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2009 |
For his next magic trick, Dale Salwak is going to attempt to pull international diplomacy out of his hat. That is the plan for the La Verne college professor, who has found that getting in and out of North Korea requires some sleight of hand. Salwak teaches English literature by day at Citrus College and performs illusions at night at places such as Hollywood's Magic Castle. His skill at floating mysterious zombie balls in the air and turning silk scarves into exploding flowers earned him an invitation earlier this year to visit the secretive Asian nation.
September 19, 2009
Re "Some fear GOP is being carried to the extreme," Sept. 14 It is said that certain members of the GOP are concerned about the extreme views being expressed by members of the Republican Party and that they are looking for "cooler heads" to urge the party members to calm down. Please. About 10 minutes after Ronald Reagan teamed up with Lee Atwater, the "cooler heads" in the GOP began to be shown the exit. It is too late to prevail on cooler heads in the GOP; none remain. David B. Amos La Verne :: Michael Goldfarb, formerly with the McCain campaign, is under this delusion, as quoted in your article: "Do we look crackpot?
HOME & GARDEN
September 19, 2009 |
In 1949, Steve Gainey's father and grandfather started manufacturing pottery with equipment they purchased from Pacific Clay Products' closed Inglewood factory. From the original product line of dog dishes and crockery, Gainey Ceramics evolved into an architectural pottery maker, specializing in decorative tile and commercial plant containers for the indoor-outdoor "plantscaping" industry. A third-generation pottery-maker, Gainey figures his La Verne company is one of the last continuously operating ceramic manufacturers around.
September 12, 2009
Re " 'Freeze! Put your hands up!' Oh sorry," Opinion, Sept. 9 I was attracted to the Op-Ed; it was a catchy title to be sure. Michael Krikorian's experience was unfortunate, although not uncommon. As a Los Angeles police officer for 35 years, I saw countless incidents in which the officers were provided inaccurate information by a caring, concerned and obviously frightened citizen. Krikorian had a chance to gain insight from this and pass it along to the citizens of Los Angeles.