CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1991
Eugene L. O'Brien, a musician, arranger and music teacher who began his career during the big-band era, has died at a Panorama City hospital. He was 76. A longtime Burbank resident, O'Brien died Wednesday of heart failure, said his daughter, Judy O'Brien of Santa Maria. Born in Burr Oak, Kan., O'Brien toured the country singing and playing the bass in various orchestras and bands, including the Jimmy Joy Orchestra, the Meadowlarks and The Orin Tucker Band.
September 5, 1985
George O'Brien, an athlete turned actor who appeared in 75 films over 40 years, has died in an Oklahoma convalescent home, it was learned today. O'Brien, who was the son of a San Francisco police chief and was the Navy's Pacific Fleet heavyweight boxing champion in World War I, was 86 when he died at Broken Arrow, near Tulsa.
May 20, 2006 |
The assignment for hosting the awards show honoring television's best work is going to NBC's Conan O'Brien. The 43-year-old comedian will host the "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" on Aug. 27. The show will air from the Shrine Auditorium on NBC. O'Brien hosted the Emmys in 2002 and did "a tremendous job," Dick Askin, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said Friday. "We're thrilled that he's returning."
February 15, 1991
Santa Clara High stayed in-house to fill its football coaching vacancy, naming assistant Tom O'Brien as the replacement for Larry Lawrence, who retired last month, Athletic Director Lou Cvijanovich said Thursday. O'Brien, 35, has coached football at the Oxnard school for nine years, shuttling between the head coaching position on the junior varsity and serving as an assistant for the varsity, where he coached last season.
January 6, 2012 |
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to become Penn State's coach, according to multiple reports Thursday. ESPN, CBS Sports and the Boston Herald, citing people who spoke on the condition of anonymity, reported that O'Brien, in his fifth season with the Patriots, will become the 15th head football coach in Nittany Lions history. The ESPN report said an announcement could come Saturday. Asked about the reports, a Penn State spokesperson said, "We will comment when we name the new coach.
January 19, 1986
Edna O'Brien will continue as president of the California Los Angeles chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for the 1986 term. Other officers are Stephen Stoner, first vice president; Lil Chain, second vice president; Daryll De Falla, secretary, and Bruce Garrick, treasurer, with Ross Kerlin and Garry Sandlin as national directors.
April 10, 2008 |
A Roman Catholic priest accused of stalking Conan O'Brien and calling himself one of the talk-show host's "most dangerous fans" has been ordered to stay away from the NBC personality for two years. The Rev. David Ajemian, 46, pleaded guilty this week to disorderly conduct, admitting in Manhattan Criminal Court that he sent letters and DVDs to O'Brien's home and office and mail to the home of O'Brien's parents. The Boston clergyman, who was arrested in November, said he never meant to cause anxiety or to upset anyone.
April 26, 2008 |
"Saturday Night Live" veteran Jimmy Fallon will take Conan O'Brien's place on NBC next year when O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show," a person familiar with the deal said. Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter both reported that a formal announcement of plans to install Fallon in O'Brien's place as host of NBC's "Late Night" show would likely come next month. Fallon, 33, will complete an NBC talent shuffle set in motion when the network announced in 2004 that Leno would retire from "Tonight" in 2009 and that O'Brien would replace him. NBC and Fallon's publicist had no comment.
August 21, 1987
Tim O'Brien has left Tustin High School, where he was the basketball coach, to take the same job at Estancia, O'Brien said Thursday. O'Brien had a 35-16 record at Tustin in two seasons, including a 21-6 record last season. He replaces Joe Reid, who last month resigned for personal reasons after three seasons as coach. Estancia, which is in the Sea View League with Tustin, was 11-13 last season and 49-29 in three seasons under Reid.
April 12, 2008 |
Recently sworn-in U.S. citizen Craig Ferguson is being embraced by his new countrymen: The late-night comic hit a ratings milestone last week with his first victory over NBC's Conan O'Brien. The CBS "Late Late Show" averaged more viewers than O'Brien's "Late Night" (1.88 million to 1.77 million) for the first week during which they each competed with all-original shows since Ferguson started in January 2005. It caps a slow and steady climb for Ferguson and raises a red flag for future "Tonight" show host O'Brien, although NBC says it is still happy with O'Brien's audience.