June 6, 2010 |
Steve Garvey, a 10-time All-Star and former Dodgers great, sat in the front row next to the Palm Desert dugout taking photos and enjoying every minute watching his son Ryan, a junior outfielder, help the Aztecs win the Southern Section Division 4 championship with a 9-0 victory over Torrance on Saturday at the Diamond at Lake Elsinore. "I just talked to the Dodger front office," the elder Garvey said. "They said, 'How nervous are you?' I said, 'Much more nervous than when the Yankees played the Dodgers in the World Series.
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April 15, 2010 |
With rain soaking their clothing and fogging up their binoculars, 50 researchers and university students armed with butterfly nets and specimen bottles fanned out across Whitewater Canyon at daybreak Monday to take the first full accounting of wildlife in the oasis a few miles northwest of Palm Springs. The two-day "Whitewater Canyon Spring 2010 Bioblitz" aimed to survey 17 miles of the canyon framed by sandstone cliffs and watered by a year-round river roiling through overlapping biological zones including sandy desert, boulder fields, grasslands and forests.
April 14, 2010
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Where and when: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Walt Disney Concert Hall, downtown L.A.; 8 p.m. Thursday, McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert Price: $45 to $134.75 Contact: (323) 850-2000, http://www.laphil.com and (760) 341-1013, http://www.mccallumtheatre.com
December 20, 2009 |
Question: My husband and I flew from LAX to London Heathrow and to Prague, Czech Republic, returning from Berlin to London Heathrow to LAX. We flew British Airways on all legs. I joined BA's Executive Club upon our return and have been trying to get mileage credit for the Heathrow legs. BA insists I cannot receive mileage on the return Heathrow-LAX flight because my middle name is not on my ticket and thus does not match the name on my Executive Club membership. My middle name is on my passport, and the departure boarding pass includes my middle name.
November 5, 2009
Re "True conservatives just want a turn," Opinion, Nov. 3 There goes that Jonah Goldberg again, attempting to put lipstick on the proverbial pig and send all of us liberal elites scampering to our dictionaries to look up the word "psephologist." But his assertion that "true" conservatives are now poised to take over the Republican Party and triumphantly return conservatism to its real small-government roots ignores both psephology and the history of conservatism in America, which has always been aligned with the "Know Nothing" movement in politics.
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September 1, 2009
Memorial services for former Riverside County Supervisor Roy Wilson will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church, 47321 Highway 74. Wilson, who retired because of illness, died Aug. 26. He was 74. A viewing will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. today, also at the Palm Desert church. Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Roy and Patricia Wilson Memorial Foundation at the College of the Desert Foundation. news.obits@latimes.
August 30, 2009
Re: David Lazarus' consumer column: "Sue BofA? You're on your own," Aug. 23: Concerning your column on Bank of America ending its arbitration policy concerning credit card, bank accounts and some loan disputes, I guess that as far as BofA is concerned . . . the consumer should just fuggedaboutit, as they say in New York! Bruce Savage Palm Desert
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August 29, 2009 |
Roy Wilson Former supervisor Roy Wilson, 74, who had recently ended a long career as a Riverside County supervisor because of illness, died Wednesday at his Palm Desert home. A cause of death was not released. Since 1994, Wilson had represented a large district that includes Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley and extends to the Arizona border. As a Republican in a nonpartisan seat, Wilson championed public safety, led the way in highway improvements as population boomed in the area and fought for better living conditions for migrant farmworkers, according to a county news release.