March 7, 2004 |
Maia Morgenstern has the pale white skin of someone who lives in a cold climate. Her ivory eyelet shirt, heavy plaid skirt and thick black shoes seem out of kilter in the sunshine of wintertime Los Angeles, amid the effortless sleekness of the denizens of the Four Seasons Hotel, as does her air of sober thoughtfulness.
April 23, 1992 |
Most every turn in Maia Claire Garrison's choreographic career has been a surprise. Not that she's been at it for long. Only last June, having just graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, she was settling into Manhattan life and a routine of classes, never guessing that in 10 months she'd be in an emerging West Coast showcase for black choreographers and preparing to tour the globe with Urban Bush Women, one of the country's hottest performance companies.
March 17, 2014 |
Seismologists say Monday's magnitude 4.4 temblor near Westwood could mark the beginning of the end for L.A.'s years-long "earthquake drought. " Typically, they would expect a 4.4-sized earthquake about once a year in the Los Angeles Basin, but that hasn't happened for years. “We don't know if this is the end of the earthquake drought we've had over the last few years, and we won't know for many months,” said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. FORESHOCK? What the odds are The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood at 6:25 a.m. is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008.
February 22, 2014 |
UFC 170 takes place Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a women's bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Sara McMann. The marketing of the fight has focused on their Olympic backgrounds, as Rousey is an Olympic bronze medalist in judo and McMann an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. McMann's strong wrestling background will present a different challenge for Rousey. In the semi-main event, undefeated Daniel Cormier will compete for the first time at light heavyweight as he looks to quickly move into the title picture in that division.
July 14, 1991 |
A lethal rash of violence that marred the opening of "Boyz N the Hood," a movie depicting the struggles of growing up in South-Central Los Angeles, prompted several theaters Saturday to cancel the feature and many others to increase security amid fears of a repeat of Friday night's bloodshed. Eleven people were wounded, one critically, as gunfire erupted in and around three Southern California theaters.
January 17, 1993 |
Russians Maia Usova and Aleksandr Zhulin won the ice dance title at the European Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland.