November 27, 1998
Pop Music Veteran singer Michael Martin Murphey applies his American West fixation to a cowboy Christmas concert. Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, (310) 825-2101. 8 p.m. Stage Orson Bean headlines as Scrooge (with Jimmy Baker as Tiny Tim) in Venice theater's annual staging of "A Christmas Carol." Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice, (323) 660-8587. 7:30 p.m. Regular schedule: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Ends Jan. 3.
August 14, 1989 |
1"Timber I'm Falling in Love," Patty Loveless 2."Sunday in the South," Shenandoah 3."Are You Ever Gonna Love Me," Holly Dunn 4."Love Has No Right," Billy Joe Royal 5."Any Way the Wind Blows," Southern Pacific 6."I'm Still Crazy," Vern Gosdin 7."I Wonder Do You Think of Me," Keith Whitley 8."More Than a Name on the Wall," The Statler Brothers 9."This Woman," K.T. Oslin 10."Never Givin' Up on Love," Michael Martin Murphey 11."Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That," Dolly Parton 12."
May 25, 1997 |
Emergency crews Saturday worked to stabilize freight cars that had derailed and tumbled down a canyon slope near Martinez, forcing the evacuation of residents in the area. "Right now we're stabilizing them [the cars] in place to make sure they're not leaking, and then we'll pull them out one at a time," Contra Costa County sheriff's Lt. Scott Daly said. The accident occurred late Friday about 25 miles northeast of San Francisco.
December 23, 1986 |
Thirty-seven drilling rig workers who evacuated in two small escape capsules to avoid a possible blowout in the Gulf of Mexico were pulled to safety Monday in up to 15-foot waves. The crew left the offshore rig Oceanic Triton 4, about 70 miles south of Galveston Island, shortly before midnight Sunday because of the danger of a natural-gas explosion, Coast Guard Chief Michael Martin said.
September 12, 2003 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued two former chief financial officers of HealthSouth Corp., claiming they signed false financial statements as part of a $2.5-billion accounting fraud at the rehabilitation giant. Michael Martin and Malcolm "Tadd" McVay were named in the suit, filed last week in federal court in Birmingham, Ala. Both men pleaded guilty in May to criminal charges in the case.
October 18, 1996 |
Arizona State has lost its No. 1 tailback, Michael Martin, for the regular season. Martin, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound junior, suffered a hairline neck fracture on Arizona State's first play against UCLA last week. Sun Devil trainers Thursday held out the possibility Martin could return for a bowl game. He and USC's LaVale Woods were tied for fourth place in Pacific 10 rushing, with 475 yards each.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1997 |
A year after a fatal train derailment in Cajon Pass, a Los Angeles attorney has filed a class-action lawsuit charging that Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials did not reveal to cleanup workers the full danger posed by chemicals spilled during the crash. The lawsuit, filed in San Bernardino Superior Court, also accuses the railroad of negligently operating the 49-car freight train that careened out of control down a slope last Feb. 1, killing the brakeman and conductor.
September 14, 1989
A half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington will be erected Friday in Ventura. The 250-foot-long replica was built by Vietnam Combat Veterans, Ltd. of San Jose, and currently is on a national tour. The wall, which will be put up at the County Government Center in Ventura, is the centerpiece of activities sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County. Events scheduled during the wall's weeklong stay include a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m.
March 24, 1994 |
Michael Martin Murphey has a soft spot in his heart for the San Gabriel Valley where he used to live, but this weekend it's the Santa Clarita Valley that's drawing the New Mexico resident back to Southern California. The cowboy singer is in town to help Santa Clarita celebrate its Western heritage at the Cowboy Poetry, Music and Film Festival. His performances are Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. The cost is $15. Santa Clarita begins its celebration Friday at 8 p.m.
January 2, 1994
A plan has been revived to convert part of the city's old Sears store site at Fremont and Commonwealth avenues to a Smith's Food & Drug Center. Council members, sitting as the Alhambra Redevelopment Agency board, have approved an agreement with Smith's Food & Drug Center Inc. for the Salt Lake City firm to build a supermarket up to 66,600 square feet next to the unoccupied Sears. In the fall, Smith's called off plans to demolish the Sears store and build on its site. Sears closed April 3.