February 1, 1987
A helicopter made a forced landing on the USC campus Saturday morning after the pilot, blinded by the sun, clipped a radio tower and hit a tree, police said. No one was injured. The pilot of the Sikorsky chopper suffered only a cut on the nose, and a passenger escaped injury when the craft came to rest in an intersection on the campus at about 7:30 a.m., Lt. Tom Runyen said. Neither was immediately identified.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1995 |
UCLA's dream to create a nature reserve in the Santa Monica Mountains has finally become a reality. The university recently acquired from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy a 67-acre tract off Stunt Road, near Mulholland Highway. The land will be used for the study of resource management, wildlife ecology and archeology, UCLA officials said.
May 13, 2011 |
A $215-million Hello Kitty theme park celebrating the cute cartoon cat with a cult-like following will open in China in 2014. Photos : Hello Kitty theme park rides and attractions Construction is expected to begin in July on the 150-acre theme park in China's Zhejiang province, about three hours west of Shanghai, according to China's Xinhua news agency. Plans for the first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan closely follow the recent announcement of Shanghai Disneyland , set to open in late 2015 or early 2016.
December 8, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao was seeking to definitively affirm Saturday night the judging that gave him two decisions and a draw in his three tight fights against rival Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. But Marquez, who earned a draw in their first meeting and lost two controversial decisions in their second and third bouts, caught the former welterweight champion from the Philippines with a jarring right to knock him out just before the bell to end the sixth round in their non-title welterweight bout.
December 24, 2010 |
Restoring a policy abandoned by the George W. Bush administration, the top Interior official on Thursday gave the agency that manages 245 million acres of public land the authority to temporarily protect pristine areas of the West. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who issued the order, called it "a new chapter in terms of how we take care of our Bureau of Land Management lands. " Salazar's directive casts aside a Bush policy that was adopted after an out-of-court settlement between then-Interior Secretary Gale Norton and the state of Utah.
May 30, 2011 |
Chinese authorities Sunday blanketed volatile towns in Inner Mongolia with armed police, blocked Internet and telephone connections, and confined students to their campuses and activists to their homes in an effort to forestall protests scheduled Monday over the death of a Mongolian herder during a confrontation over land use. The killing of the herder, allegedly run over May 10 by truck drivers who were transporting coal across pastoral lands,...
October 16, 2010 |
It hasn't reached the point of Clippers fans covering their eyes and wincing whenever Blake Griffin hits the floor or lands out of bounds. At least the rookie hasn't crashed over the scorer's table at Staples Center this preseason, as he did about a year ago. But concern cranked up to, oh, say threat-level "blue" when Griffin landed hard on the court early in the fourth quarter Saturday. He appeared to do a quick inventory of body parts, left the game and had a quick word with team trainer Jasen Powell on the sideline.
May 5, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr.improved to 43-0 with a unanimous decision over Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto (37-3) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mayweather, who is 35 and facing a June 1 jail sentence on a domestic violence case, remains in line for a super-fight against Manny Pacquiao after serving his time. Cotto was trying to revitalize himself following the hard-handed loss to Antonio Margarito in 2008, a knockout loss to Pacquiao in 2009 and the death of his father, Miguel Sr., in 2010.
December 29, 2012 |
UFC Heavyweight Title: Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez Dos Santos, the UFC champion, is undefeated at 9-0 in the UFC and finished 7 of those 9 opponents. He relies on his excellent boxing and a ground game refined with his legendary mentor Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira. He also has a reputation as one of the nicest people in the sport, a beloved figure in his native country of Brazil. Velasquez's only MMA loss came to Dos Santos and he has been pegged as a future champion from his start in the sport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1990
For many years Newport Beach City Councils have sanctioned and defended the illegal occupation of land dedicated to public use. Since laws regulating such lands are clear enough, I assume the "complications" cited by Councilwoman (Evelyn) Hart refer to the council's current machinations to subvert those laws by making legitimate existing occupations and rewarding the scofflaws responsible with exclusive rights of perpetual tax-free use of the lands they unlawfully occupy. The article failed to mention that many of the portions of dedicated alleys lying between beach-front lots on the Balboa peninsula have also been illegally occupied by adjacent owners for more than 40 years.