March 24, 2003 |
Mike Diaz bristles, instinctively and defensively, whenever anyone refers to them as his aunt and uncle. "They're my mother and father," he'll say protectively. Jesse and Alicia Perez took Diaz into their home after his mother, Wendy, was killed in a car accident. Diaz was 18 months old. He moved in with the family of Alicia Perez, his mother's sister, because his father was financially unable to support Diaz.
August 1, 1998 |
The former big leaguers offered the Little Leaguers a lot, promising to take them to a real-life field of dreams. Former Pittsburgh Pirate Mike Diaz and former Toronto Blue Jay Mike Maksudian swatted fly balls and pitched to 11- and 12-year-old boys at a tryout at a Pismo Beach park last October, and Diaz promised he could provide the youngsters with a baseball experience to rival anything in his major-league career.
April 21, 1987 |
The Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a 15-game losing streak to the New York Mets with a 9-6 victory Monday night in Pittsburgh as pinch-hitter Mike Diaz hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run seventh-inning rally. "That's what they pay me to do," said Diaz, who has three homers in only 20 at-bats this season. "Mike Diaz is nobody right now and America doesn't believe in the Pirates, but you look around this locker room and you don't see many losers.
December 8, 2010
POP MUSIC MillionYoung / Teen Daze Catch techno wizard Mike Diaz ? who crafts electronic dreamscapes heavy with wistful, wintry elements under the name MillionYoung ? as he pairs up with Pitchfork darling Teen Daze ? who makes shoe-gazey, lo-fi electronica. Spaceland , 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., 8:30 p.m. $10. (323) 661-4380; http://www.clubspaceland.com MOVIES South of the Border The provocative filmmaker Oliver Stone will attend this screening to discuss his "political road movie," in which he traverses South America and Cuba and speaks with leftist political leaders including Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales and Raul Castro.
October 16, 1994 |
Residents will paint, sweep, pick up trash and generally give the Rampart district a good scrubbing Saturday as part of the citywide Operation Sparkle cleanup. The city-sponsored effort began in the San Fernando Valley in 1989. and has been expanded to Central Los Angeles for the first time this year. Residents from the five divisions of the LAPD's Central Bureau--Central, Hollenbeck, Newton, Northeast and Rampart--will participate, said Sgt.
June 30, 1987 |
Steve Bedrosian set a major league record with his 12th save in 12 straight appearances and rookie Keith Hughes broke a sixth-inning tie with his first major league hit as Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh, 6-5, Monday in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader. Bedrosian pitched two innings to break the record set by Sparky Lyle with the New York Yankees in 1973. It was Bedrosian's 19th save of the season. Chris James started the Phillies' winning rally in the sixth with a one-out single.