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March 10, 1997 | Associated Press
Left wing Darren Langdon of the New York Rangers has been suspended for two games and fined $1,000 for his part in a fight during Thursday's game against the Kings.
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November 10, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
A rewarding part of Shawn Langdon's return to his home track in Pomona this past week was mingling with teenage drivers in the amateur drag-racing classes. "They say, 'Hey, I want to race top fuel some day,'" said Langdon, a 31-year-old Mira Loma native who tagged along with his racing father, Chad, to Pomona and came up through the sport's junior circuit. "I tell them, 'I was just like you 15 or 20 years ago.' I didn't have much more than a dream to drive a top-fuel car. " Langdon capped a dream season, one in which he clinched his first top-fuel world championship and the $500,000 bonus that goes with it on Saturday, with four wins in Sunday's Auto Club NHRA Finals, including a title-run victory over Doug Kalitta of Ypsilanti, Mich.
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March 8, 1997 | Times Wire Services
The NHL suspended New York Ranger enforcer Darren Langdon for one game for his actions Thursday at the Forum. Langdon received a minor for instigating a fight, a major for fighting and a 10-misconduct for an altercation with Matt Johnson in the second period of New York's 6-2 victory over the Kings. Langdon fought Doug Zmolek in the first period. * Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque will be out indefinitely because of a bruised bone in his right ankle. . . .
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November 9, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
It wasn't the blazing ride into the sunset Shawn Langdon envisioned. With dusk settling on the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona on Saturday, the top-fuel drag racer smoked his tires on his final qualifying run of the NHRA Finals, sputtering down the 1,000-foot strip in 4.869 seconds, his worst pass of the meet. But top challenger Antron Brown did the same thing in the lane next door, smoking his tires on a 6.083-second run, and that allowed Langdon to clinch his first top-fuel world championship and a $500,000 bonus at the track the 31-year-old Mira Loma native practically grew up at. "It wasn't a spectacular run to win a championship, but it was the job we did prior to this that allowed us to win the title," said Langdon, who has won six events this year.
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August 21, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Students at Langdon Avenue Elementary School are getting a taste of their own Olympic competition this week--complete with opening ceremonies and medal presentations--as part of an LA's BEST after-school enrichment program. And, while some of the events, like the bean-bag toss and soccer kick, may sound unfamiliar, the spirit of good-natured competition is as strong at Langdon as it was in Atlanta.
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November 5, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Administrators at Langdon Avenue Elementary School held a special assembly Monday morning to celebrate the school's inclusion in the LEARN program. Langdon joins about 40% of the Los Angeles Unified School District's 858 schools in the LEARN program, which seeks to improve the quality of education by turning over key decisions to a panel of parents, staff and teachers. "I think it will make a big difference. We've got to get the parents involved," said Langdon Assistant Principal Phil Genino.
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October 8, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
A Granada Hills man is facing 16 criminal misdemeanor charges stemming from his failure to correct slum conditions at an apartment complex he owns in North Hills, City Atty. Jim Hahn said. Moti Amar, 37, has been ordered to appear at an Oct. 23 arraignment at which he will be charged with 16 fire and health code violations, Hahn said.
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April 30, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
To a defense and electronics company, a 5-year-old computer is a clumsy dinosaur nearing the end of its useful life. To a poor child, it is a treasure. That is the thinking that led Victor Rios, president of ITT Gilfillan, a Van Nuys company that makes radar for commercial and military uses, to start a computer-training program for children from Langdon Avenue Elementary School in North Hills. When the five-week pilot program is finished, 10 children will take their computers home to keep.
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February 17, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Courtney Force made it a banner day for women in U.S. motor racing Sunday by winning the funny car division of the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. Hours after Danica Patrick made history by capturing the pole position for NASCAR's Daytona 500, Force defeated Ron Capps of Carlsbad in the funny car final eliminations at Auto Club Raceway. Force's winning run was 4.025 seconds down the 1,000-foot drag strip at a top speed of 317.12 mph. It was the second win for Force, the 24-year-old daughter of 15-time funny car champion John Force of Yorba Linda.
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September 3, 2012
He's not as well known as the three comedic giants of the silent era — Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd — but Harry Langdon was nevertheless a superstar in the 1920s. Langdon (1884-1944) played an endearing, optimistic man-child who always wore a small cloth hat and oversized clothes. Among his classic features are "The Strong Man" and "Long Pants. " But his career plummeted after he decided to direct his own films, which were not generally well-received by critics and audiences.
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November 8, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
It's been a challenging, rewarding and revealing year for America's first family of drag racing, the Forces of Yorba Linda. John Force, the 64-year-old patriarch, was in fifth place in the Mello Yello Series funny-car standings in July before a switch to a new chassis on his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang vaulted him toward his 16th title, which he clinched in Las Vegas two weeks ago. He followed that up Friday by leading the funny-car qualifying at...
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October 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It's final exam time for Orange Lutheran quarterback Luke Langdon, a senior who has been under the radar among the many talented quarterbacks in the Trinity League. Next up is a showdown game on Friday night against top-ranked Bellflower St. John Bosco (6-0) at St. John Bosco. Langdon has quietly helped the Lancers to a 6-0 start. “He's been in the system for a year and a half,” second-year Coach Chuck Petersen said. “He's doing exactly what we ask him to do and doing it at a high level.” The Orange Lutheran quarterback has to make judgment calls on option plays.
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July 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Former USC quarterback and current Philadelphia Eagles rookie Matt Barkley married longtime girlfriend Brittany Langdon over the weekend. Though Trojans fans have gotten to know Barkley pretty well over the last four years (and even more if they followed him during his days as a star QB for Mater Dei), he and Langdon have kept their relationship private. Well, private is a relative term. Keep in mind that this is 2013, so every now and then Barkley sometimes just can't seem to help himself from gushing on Twitter.
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June 11, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Turns out Shawn Langdon's win at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona was just the start of a breakout year for the drag racer from Mira Loma. Langdon, 30, drives in the premier top-fuel class of the National Hot Rod Assn.'s Mello Yello Series, and he's won the last two races: In Topeka, Kan., and last weekend in Englishtown, N.J. That's vaulted Langdon into the lead of the championship standings by a slim four points over seven-time champion Tony Schumacher as the series heads to Bristol, Tenn., this weekend for the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals.
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May 18, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Some years ago, I was on a book reviewing panel when someone in the audience asked what we, the panelists, thought of "The Bridges of Madison County," which was then a fixture on bestseller lists. We hemmed and hawed, tried to talk around the question, until our moderator acknowledged that, most likely, none of us had read the book. This led to a discussion of the difference between critics and readers. How, if the book was selling so widely, could we not have read it? What did that say about us?
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February 18, 2013 | By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times
Adding to a banner day for women in U.S. motor racing, Courtney Force won drag racing's funny car event Sunday at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. Hours after Danica Patrick made history by capturing the pole position for NASCAR's Daytona 500, Force powered her Ford funny car past Ron Capps of Carlsbad in the final round of eliminations at Auto Club Raceway. Force, the 24-year-old daughter of legendary funny car driver John Force of Yorba Linda, prevailed with a run of 4.025 seconds at 317.12 mph down the 1,000-foot drag strip.
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July 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Former USC quarterback and current Philadelphia Eagles rookie Matt Barkley married longtime girlfriend Brittany Langdon over the weekend. Though Trojans fans have gotten to know Barkley pretty well over the last four years (and even more if they followed him during his days as a star QB for Mater Dei), he and Langdon have kept their relationship private. Well, private is a relative term. Keep in mind that this is 2013, so every now and then Barkley sometimes just can't seem to help himself from gushing on Twitter.
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August 25, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Robert E. Langdon Jr., who with his late partner, Ernest C. Wilson Jr., designed the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, has died. He was 86. Langdon died in Pasadena on Aug. 13 of natural causes. The architectural firm of Langdon & Wilson helped shape commercial construction in Los Angeles and Orange counties throughout the second half of the 20th century.
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