January 28, 2010 |
Unless you're Australian, or have a long memory for short films, you've likely never heard of cane toads. But be prepared, they're coming at you. And in 3-D no less. "Cane Toads: The Conquest" had its world premiere at Sundance on Tuesday night before an audience that roared with delight at the amphibians' antics. The reception fulfilled the expectations of filmmaker Mark Lewis, who called it "just like 'Avatar,' except with toads." An Australian with a lively and playful sense of humor, Lewis has been to Sundance before, with the irreverent "The Natural History of the Chicken."
November 16, 1985
Well, once again we saw another woefully unprepared USC team against Cal. Missed tackles, fumbles, an unimaginative game plan, no team concept, fundamental breakdowns--in other words, the typical Tollner-era USC team performance. With a 4-7 or 5-6 season likely, Tollner will have performed the impossible at USC in two of his three seasons--having losing seasons. Hopefully, he won't have a chance to make it three out of four! MARK LEWIS Canoga Park
January 22, 1998 |
Junior welterweight Mark Lewis of Mira Loma will attempt to get his once-promising boxing career back on track tonight against Joani Cervantes of Bell in the Marriott's 10-round main event. Lewis fought Cervantes to a technical draw two months ago in Northern California. The bout was stopped in the fourth round when Cervantes developed a cut stemming from an accidental head butt.
March 21, 1991
Since when does a city manager have carte blanche regarding expenditures and salaries? When the city manager of Monterey Park is called on for accountability on seemingly unethical hiring practices or unauthorized expenditures, a group of beneficiaries raise up a smoke screen by suggesting that racism is the motive for the investigation. I cannot believe the blatant excuse Mark Lewis used for purchasing a $10,000 computer (at the request of his new employee) without the approval of the City Council, knowing full well that he must have expenditures of over $5,000 pre-approved.
July 25, 1996 |
Mira Loma junior welterweight Mark Lewis will put his 14-1 record on the line tonight in the Marriott Ballroom's 10-round main event against Tijuana's Paco Cuesto. Lewis, a 1991 Golden Gloves champion and a quarterfinalist at the 1992 Olympic trials, has knocked out 12 of 15 opponents, but should be tested by Cuesta. Cuesta has ended 22 of his 30 victories by knockouts. He also has 10 losses and a draw.
January 23, 1998 |
Mark Lewis took a trip into the unknown Thursday and survived in the main event at the Irvine Marriott. Lewis scored a seventh-round knockout over Eduardo Leon in the junior welterweight bout in front of a sellout crowd of 1,120 in the first show of the 14th year of the event. But a few hours before the bout, Lewis, who is from Mira Loma, had no idea who he was going to be fighting because his scheduled opponent, Joani Cervantes, dropped out because he had the flu.