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August 25, 1989
Max Her, 83, who maintained the scores of clocks in the Vatican for 52 years. A native of Furtwangen in West Germany, which is famous for its museum of cuckoo clocks, Her worked for Rome's Haussman clock company, which the Vatican kept under contract. In Vatican City on Sunday.
April 18, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Junior point guard Max Hazzard of Los Angeles Loyola has picked up a scholarship offer from UC Santa Barbara. He is playing this spring and summer with the Oakland Soldiers, which is loaded with top players.  
January 16, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
All Max Good ever promised his players was a pair of sneakers and a hard time. He has roused his teams before 5 a.m. for practice and challenged young men one-third his age to fight. The only thing he runs harder than his players is his mouth, which tends to spew words that would have made George Carlin uncomfortable. When the late Sister Peg Dolan, one of the matriarchs of Loyola Marymount, met the Lions basketball coach, she told him her seat was behind the team bench. Good suggested she move elsewhere because of his colorful language.
March 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The seemingly never ending basketball season is nearing a conclusion _ or a beginning. As soon as the final games are completed on March 29, the club season will begin. Good luck on getting rest. But every game is an opportunity, and junior guard Max Hazzard of Loyola keeps building a resume. On Tuesday he gets to face junior guard Sedrick Barefield of Corona Centennial, an SMU commit, in a semifinal game of the Division I Southern California Regionals. Last week, Hazzard refused to let his team be eliminated.
January 13, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"Trudy and Max in Love," a new play by Zoe Kazan now at South Coast Repertory, might sound like an innocent romantic frolic, but red roses and sweet nothings have little to do with it. For the navel-gazing characters in Kazan's well-observed yet ultimately facile drama, being "in love" is a condition so extreme it may require medical intervention. Sure, it feels great in the beginning, but like any addiction it robs you of yourself. A study of an adulterous relationship, from its tentative beginnings to its unsurprising conclusion, the play has the contemporary sheen of a premium cable drama.
January 7, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Stage and screen credits abound in Zoe Kazan's family - her parents are the screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord and her grandfather is the pioneering director Elia Kazan ("A Streetcar Named Desire"). But the 30-year-old actress and writer, who has lived in New York for the past 12 years, is wracking up a hefty IMDB page of her own. She is perhaps best known for having written and co-starred in the film "Ruby Sparks" with longtime boyfriend Paul Dano. Back when she was still studying drama at Yale University, however, her first play, "Absalom," premiered at the Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in 2009; its follow-up, "We Live Here," premiered off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2011.  CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat Kazan costars with Daniel Radcliffe in the recently released film "The F Word" and she's been cast in a Broadway production planned for spring, but she can't reveal the title yet. In the meantime, Kazan's third play, "Trudy and Max in Love," opens at the South Coast Repertory on Friday.
March 10, 1985 | RUTH REICHL
Max Au Triangle, 233 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. Reservations, 550-8486. Open for lunch Monday--Friday; for dinner Monday-Saturday. Full bar. Valet parking. All major credit cards accepted. Dinner for 2, $60-$120 (food only). Max is not packed. This is a surprise, for chef Joachim Splichal is one of the stars in the Los Angeles food firmament. It is also a disappointment, for when Max opened three months ago it gave Los Angeles an entirely new interpretation of modern dining.
September 9, 2012 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
D.T. Max knew what he was getting into when he decided to write a biography of David Foster Wallace. In March 2009, he published a long piece in the New Yorker about Wallace's suicide and the author's inability to finish "The Pale King," the novel left incomplete at the time of his death. "It was 10,000 words, an immensity," Max says of his New Yorker article by phone from Long Island, where he is spending the last dwindling days of summer with his family. But even then, he knew there was more to say. Max wanted to get to know the intricacies of Wallace's life more fully.
January 11, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
What better way to start the new year than with an overlooked classic that is both old and new: directed in 1971 by France's greatly admired Claude Sautet, "Max and the Junkmen" has not been released in the United States until now. Sautet, who died in 2000, was one of his country's great humanist directors, best known to American audiences for films such as "César and Rosalie" with Yves Montand and Romy Schneider and "Un Coeur en Hiver" with Daniel...
January 28, 2007
Kudos to J.R. Moehringer for setting the record straight on the boxing career of Max Baer Sr. ("Mad Max," Jan. 7). It is unfortunate that the director and writer of "Cinderella Man" were too busy to contribute to the article. However, I suspect that they were not too busy to accept the recognition and remuneration that the movie afforded them. Even though the heirs of the deceased cannot sue for libel, there should be a moral compass that Hollywood follows when telling a historical story.
March 12, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Max Tuerk has started games for USC at offensive tackle and guard. The junior could be on track to start the 2014 season at center. With Marcus Martin entering the NFL draft, new Coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff have turned to Tuerk to fill the void. On Tuesday, USC's first day of spring practice, Tuerk worked with the first-team offense at center. “Whatever the team needs,” Tuerk said. Tuerk worked at center in the spring of 2013, but he said the length of his arms made it difficult for quarterbacks to receive consistently good snaps under center.
March 5, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Dismayed at how German authorities have handled a ballyhooed seizure of suspected Nazi-looted art, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor from New York City is suing them for the return of a painting he says was stolen in the late 1930s from his great uncle in Germany. David Toren's suit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., alleges that the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria have "perpetuate[d] the persecution of Nazi victims" by not expeditiously returning artworks they seized in 2012 from Cornelius Gurlitt, the elderly son of an art expert who was known for acquiring looted art for Adolf Hitler.
February 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For those wondering how Los Angeles Loyola players would respond after learning that standout point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright would no longer be with the team after withdrawing from school on Friday, the answer was delivered by Thomas Lapham and Max Hazzard. Lapham, moving into the starting lineup after being the sixth man, scored 20 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cubs (23-1, 9-1) clinch at least a tie for the Mission League championship with a 63-51 victory over Crespi.
February 6, 2014 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- The Senate easily confirmed one of its own Thursday, endorsing the nomination of longtime Montana Sen. Max Baucus as the new U.S. ambassador to China. The vote was unanimous, 96 to 0. Baucus voted “present.” The Democratic senator stood at his desk accepting congratulations from his colleagues in both parties as the clerk called the roll. After the final tally was announced, Baucus was set to deliver his farewell speech to the body in which he's served since 1978.
February 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout sophomore point guard Max Heidegger of Encino Crespi will be sidelined indefinitely with a stress fracture in his back, Coach Russell White said Sunday. Heidegger didn't play in Friday's victory over Alemany. He will undergo therapy and rest. White said he doesn't know whether Heidegger will return this season. That will depend on how he responds to treatment. Crespi is 17-6 overall.  
January 21, 2014 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO -- Labor unions, Hollywood's glitterati, California philanthropists and a private company profiting from Gov. Jerry Brown's fight over prison crowding are among 72 top donors who have maxed out on contributions to Brown's reelection campaign even before he officially runs. Brown's campaign fund reports receiving two $27,200 checks in early January from the GEO Group, based in Boca Raton, Fla. The company in September signed contracts with the state worth $150 million to house 1,400 inmates in two low-security facilities within California, in Adelanto and in McFarland.
January 21, 2007
J.R. Moehringer's chronicle of Max Baer Jr. struck me as a poignant portrait of a famous man's son who is shadowboxing with his own ghost ("Mad Max," Jan. 7). Although I admire the dedication and enthusiasm in defense of Baer Sr., the junior Baer is tragically, emotionally challenged. I could not help but wonder if he has numerous issues with his father that were never resolved. While his father's congratulatory greeting on junior's 21st birthday was warm, did he ever say "I love you"?
Did Goofy goof? Was Disney's lovable man-dog too doggone loving? * Nobody's quite sure and Disney is at a loss to explain it, but this much is clear: Goofy has a son named Max. What Goofy doesn't have is a wife, a steady girlfriend or an answer to the question: "Who is Max's mother?" "That's kind of a gray area," said Disneyland publicist Lindsay Schnebly. Said another Disneyland spokesman, John McClintock: "That's the ultimate question, and I'm not going to touch it.
January 19, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
An off-and-on customer of OfficeMax, Mike Seay has gotten the office supply company's junk mail for years. But the mail that the grieving Lindenhurst, Ill., father said he got from OfficeMax last week was different. It was addressed to "Mike Seay, Daughter Killed in Car Crash. " Strange as that sounds, the mail reached the right guy. Seay's daughter Ashley, 17, was killed in a car crash with her boyfriend last year. OfficeMax somehow knew. And in a world where bits of personal data are mined from customers and silently sold off and shuffled among corporations, Seay appears to be the victim of some marketing gone horribly wrong.
January 17, 2014 | Staff and Wire reports
AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and major league home run champion Chris Davis reached rich deals as players and teams swapped proposed figures in salary arbitration. Ninety-one players reached agreements Friday, leaving 39 headed toward hearings next month in St. Petersburg, Fla., from among the 146 who filed for arbitration earlier in the week. Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers reached a one-season deal for $15,525,000 that leaves him less than a year from free agency. Davis and the Baltimore Orioles agreed at $10.35 million.
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