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February 18, 2009 | Daniel Wexler
For as long as golf has been contested professionally, there have been "opens" -- that is, events in which all golfers, amateur or professional, skilled enough to play their way through qualifying, can earn the right to participate against the world's best. Such was the body of the advertisement, at least. But for many years, the fine print told a different story.
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September 28, 2013 | Gale Holland
Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological diagnoses end up living in the streets because they're too disabled to seek help, advocates have long argued. The answer, they say, is permanent supportive housing, with medical, mental health and substance abuse treatment wrapped on-site around vets' residential complexes. Bureaucratic inertia and neighborhood opposition have stalled development of this type of housing, officials said. Now Los Angeles County, which has the most homeless veterans in the nation, has taken a step forward with a $48-million permanent supportive housing project called New Directions Sepulveda I and II in North Hills in the central San Fernando Valley.
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March 16, 1986 | Shav Glick
The sponsoring Junior Chamber of Commerce's hopes that the Los Angeles Open might get a better date on the 1987 PGA Tour schedule were dashed when Commissioner Deane Beman revealed that it would be in the same spot next year. Only one change was made on the winter tour schedule, switching the Hawaiian Open dates with the Shearson-Lehman Bros. Andy Williams San Diego Open. The San Diego tournament at Torrey Pines will be Feb.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2012 | By Ellen Olivier
In celebration of the start of its 2012-2013 season, Los Angeles Opera started partying early Saturday with a 5 p.m. reception and dinner on the Music Center Plaza, before the opening performance of Verdi's “The Two Foscari” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The crowd then returned to the plaza for a high-energy after-party, chaired by Stana Katic, star of TV's “Castle.” The gala theme of “Ignite!” proved appropriate not only because of the patron level categories of "blaze," "fire" and "flame" but also because the party ended a day of record-setting temperatures, which reached 103 degrees in downtown Los Angeles.
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February 20, 1986 | JIM MURRAY
To play tournament golf successfully is easy. All you need is 20/20 vision, a temperature in the 98s, a pulse rate in the low 60s, blood pressure in the low 100s and as little as possible on your mind other than making a 4. Your appetite should be excellent, your ambition limitless. It helps if you have this gorgeous one-piece swing like Snead's, or this hard Teutonic stare like Nicklaus', which can reduce even the toughest par-5 to eagle range.
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February 6, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Mark Calcavecchia has the greatest respect for the Riviera Country Club course, but he said recently, "It could be had." Calcavecchia conquered Riviera Sunday in the final round of the Nissan Los Angeles Open. However, he did it with finesse, not the brute strength that is his trademark. "I was chipping in all over the place," said Calcavecchia, 28, who shot a 68 to beat Sandy Lyle by one stroke, a 12-under-par, 72-hole total of 272.
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March 2, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
The 12th hole at Riviera is a sylvan paradise. A painter would run for his easel, a poet, his quill pen. Keats would write an ode. Ah, wilderness. Lofty eucalyptus trees sway in the breeze. Birds chatter on the branches. The fairway is so green it hurts to look at it. It's crusted with history. Humphrey Bogart, no less, used to sit under the tree that guards the left entrance to the green, wearing a trench coat and holding a thermos jug filled with God knows what.
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February 25, 1988 | Jim Murray
Then, there is the trivia question: Which brother act hit the most home runs in major league history? Answer: The Aaron brothers, 768. Henry hit 755, Tommie hit 13. Now, the trick question goes to golf. Which brother act has the most tour victories? Answer: the Wadkins brothers, 17. Lanny has all of them, Bobby, none. But, life isn't fair. Especially, golf. A case could be made that Bobby Wadkins is the best golfer never to win a tournament.
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February 25, 1988 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Fifteen of last year's top 20 PGA money winners, three of the four major tournament champions, winners of the last 12 Los Angeles Opens, three amateurs and Seve Ballesteros are among the 144 players poised to tee off today at Riviera in the 62nd annual L.A. Open. The two favorites--Jay Haas and Steve Pate--are none of the above.
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February 29, 1988 | KEN PETERS, Associated Press
After a 10-year wait, Chip Beck's first PGA victory was especially gratifying. "I'm glad it took me this long," Beck said Sunday after he mastered the rain-soaked Riviera Country Club course with a 3-under-par 68 to win the $750,000 Los Angeles Open. "I wouldn't be the player I am today if I had won in my first year," he said. "In this game, you have to get to a point where you don't worry about the money and that happened to me a few years ago.
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October 29, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
At his introductory news conference 4 1/2 years ago, David Beckham spoke of wanting to raise soccer's profile in the United States. "I know there's the baseball, the basketball, the American football, but I believe that the excitement that can be caused by those other sports can be caused also by soccer," he said at the time. That has yet to happen. With Beckham's contract on the verge of expiring and his days in Major League Soccer perhaps coming to an end, most of Los Angeles is probably unaware that the Galaxy is visiting the New York Red Bulls on Sunday for its playoff opener.
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June 10, 2011 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The Children's Museum of Los Angeles is probably the most snakebitten cultural entity in Southern California — if you can even call it an entity. Years ago, when it actually existed, its leaders and backers had a vision of transforming what had been a small operation in downtown Los Angeles, affording youngsters hands-on experiences with art, culture, history and science, into a major museum in the San Fernando Valley, adjacent to Hansen Dam Recreation Center at the city's northern edge.
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November 19, 2010 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
When the new dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opens in July, the most striking and transformative change will reflect a famous command from the Book of Genesis: "Let there be light. " No, Luis Chiappe, the museum's top dinosaur scientist, and his colleagues at the Exposition Park museum's Dinosaur Institute have not adopted biblical creationists' belief that the creatures they study lived and died out no more than 6,000 years ago. Chiappe is quite certain that Dinosaur Hall's denizens range in age from 65 million to 220 million years old. But museum leaders have decided that, after decades of showing eons-old bones in halls that were dim and dimmer, illuminating the story of the dinosaurs would be better accomplished by shedding a lot more light on the subject.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2009 | By Larry Stammer
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles today elected the first openly gay bishop since the national church lifted a ban that sought to bar gays and lesbians from the church's highest ordained ministry. Clergy and lay leaders, meeting in Riverside for their annual convention, elected the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, 55, who has been in a committed relationship with another woman since 1988. Another gay candidate, the Rev. John L. Kirkley of San Francisco, withdrew late Friday. Glasspool's election to fill one of two openings for bishops of the diocese followed the selection Friday of the Rev. Canon Diane Jardine Bruce, 53, the rector of a San Clemente church.
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February 18, 2009 | Daniel Wexler
For as long as golf has been contested professionally, there have been "opens" -- that is, events in which all golfers, amateur or professional, skilled enough to play their way through qualifying, can earn the right to participate against the world's best. Such was the body of the advertisement, at least. But for many years, the fine print told a different story.
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February 16, 2008 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
There's a new putter in Fred Couples' bag for the Northern Trust Open; he just forgets what it's called . . . besides putter, of course. But forgetting stuff is probably what happens when you're 48, your aching back sometimes feels 88 and you can't remember what it feels like to be comfortable on the greens. Couples long ago switched to using a belly putter, which earned its name because you anchor the thing in the middle of your stomach. His new putter is 44 inches long.
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February 2, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
For every pro who is eminently successful on the PGA Tour there are countless others who are struggling. Some pack it in, reasoning that the mental strain and frustration are not proper rewards for pursuing a goal that seems tantalizingly out of reach. A year ago, Chip Beck was one of the strugglers. It was his 11th year as a pro, and even though he had been rewarded financially at times, he had yet to win a tournament.
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February 20, 2003
Past winners of Los Angeles Open, now sponsored by Nissan: LOS ANGELES OPEN *--* Year Winner Score Runner-up Score 1926 Harry Cooper 279 George Von Elm 282 1927 Bobby Cruickshank 282 Ed Dudley, Charles Guest 288 1928 Mac Smith 284 Harry Cooper 287 1929 Mac Smith 285 Tommy Armour 291 1930 Densmore Shute 296 Bobby Cruickshank, Horton Smith 300 1931 Ed Dudley 285 Al Espinosa, Eddie Loos 287 1932 Mac Smith 281 Leo Diegel, Olin Dutra, Joe 285 Kirkwood Sr.
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December 14, 2002 | Shav Glick
The Tournament of Roses has a new name for its New Year's Day football game: The Rose Bowl presented by PlayStation 2. How long will it be before it is simply the PlayStation 2 Bowl? Never, you say? Well, look what happened to the venerable Los Angeles Open. For 60 years it was the Los Angeles Open. In 1987 it became the Los Angeles Open presented by Nissan. After two years it became the Nissan Los Angeles Open and in 1995 just the Nissan Open. PlayStation 2 Bowl. Get used to it.
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