December 14, 2012 |
CIF state championship bowl games At Home Depot Center Saturday Open Division Concord De La Salle (14-0) vs. Corona Centennial (14-1), 8 p.m. (TWC SportsNet): Centennial is the last team from California to defeat De La Salle. That happened in 2008. The Spartans come in with a powerful ground attack and a defense that doesn't give up many yards or points, led by USC-bound linebacker Michael Hutchings. Centennial's ability to pass and run is the Huskies' strength.
December 10, 2012 |
If it's lunchtime at Gardena Serra and 6-foot-7, 360-pound offensive tackle Emerald Faletuipapai walks into a room, everyone hides his or her food. "I eat anything and everything," he said. Said Coach Scott Altenberg : "If there's food anywhere, it must be protected. He's in constant grazing mode. " Faletuipapai is so big that Serra had to order a special helmet to fit his head. "It looks like a flowerpot," Altenberg said. He also wears size 18 shoes. Two of Faletuipapai's brothers played football for Serra.
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May 31, 2007 |
On a warm May weekend in this Central Valley town, the irony was as thick as melting fudge. As usual, the annual Chocolate Festival was drawing hordes of fun-seekers. However, they were streaming in by the thousands just two weeks after Hershey Co. -- Oakdale's biggest employer and the nation's biggest candy company -- announced its plan to close its sprawling plant, eliminate all 575 jobs and open a new factory in Monterrey, Mexico.
April 9, 2006 |
2002 * On the day they happened upon this subject, the photographic team of Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee was looking for a different place--a canyon filled with old tires that Laura's father, writer John McPhee, had told them about. Because they conduct their studies of land use around the world without any fixed agenda, they never did get to the canyon that day.
March 26, 2006 |
IT was nearly 50 years ago that the world began turning in the fictional town of Oakdale. Nancy Hughes was in the kitchen, having just sent her lawyer husband off to work, arguing with her teenage daughter Penny. Meanwhile, in the real world outside -- a place rarely if ever mentioned on "As the World Turns" -- dangerous foreign powers and the specter of weapons of mass destruction posed genuine threats to living, breathing Americans.
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May 31, 1997 |
Oakdale Market, believed to be the city's oldest business, is closing its doors, unable to keep up with competition from a growing wave of chain stores that offer high volume and discount prices. After 60 years as a grocery store, the 6,500-square-foot building will be leased to antique dealers beginning in July, owner Charlie Weiss said. "It's sad," Weiss said. "We're sitting on what was my house for eight years. It's nostalgic--part of the family history."