October 13, 2012 |
Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado engaged in a fight-of-the-year slugfest at Home Depot Center on Saturday night, with Oxnard's Rios notching a seventh-round technical knockout that proves he retains wallop while moving up in weight. Nonito Donaire couldn't match the nonstop brawling of that bout, but he did take another step toward standing as the world's top super-bantamweight with a ninth-round technical knockout of Japan's Toshiaki Nishioka. Former lightweight champion Rios, in his junior-welterweight debut, unleashed a pair of hard overhand rights in the seventh, then pounded two lefts onto Alvarado's mug to force referee Pat Russell to stop the fight at the 1:57 mark.
November 22, 2012 |
When Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence met for the first time before shooting the new David O. Russell movie "Silver Linings Playbook," they didn't opt for a conventional encounter. There was no leisurely table read of the script, no tell-me-your-hopes-and-dreams lunch with a director. Instead, they rendezvoused at a dance studio. The pair's new dramatic comedy, which the Weinstein Co. opened nationwide on Wednesday, has a significant ballroom dance subplot. So the actors entered an intense two-week session in which, for four or five hours each day, a choreographer had them spinning, lifting and dipping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1987
Pat Russell, in blaming her defeat on "community activists," reveals her basic lack of understanding that it was the residents of the 6th District that she was supposed to represent. Not the investments of Hughes, Summa and other corporate developers, not the power brokers at City Hall. She was supposed to represent us, the residents of Westchester, Crenshaw, Playa del Rey, Mar Vista and Venice. PERRY MIYAKE JR. Los Angeles
January 22, 1987
The "Venice Vision 2000" benefit attracted 500 people and raised more than $50,000, according to sponsors. Money from the benefit, which was sponsored by an organization of residents and businessmen called the Venice Action Committee, will be used to finance the drafting of a new community plan on growth. The committee's recommendations will be presented to City Councilwoman Pat Russell, who represents the Venice area.
April 4, 1985
The National Audubon Society has been selected as the agency responsible for restoration and management of the 209-acre wetlands preserve in the Playa Vista property south of Marina del Rey. The agreement was announced jointly by Supervisor Deane Dana, City Councilwoman Pat Russell and the Howard Hughes Development Co., owner of the property. Under the agreement, Hughes will contribute $10 million to the project.
June 7, 1987
My name is Jary Quinones and I am a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. I work out of Pacific Division in the special unit called the Venice Beach patrol. I am writing in response to an article written by Alan Citron: "A Wounded Community" (Times, May 24). Directly beneath a picture of an ex-Venice Beach patrol officer, Mr. Citron paraphrased Councilwoman Pat Russell as stating that she "has taken credit for beefing up police beach patrols in Venice." In my three years as a member of the special unit, Pat Russell has not once given the beach detail any support.
May 15, 1986
An ordinance that would outlaw arbitrary admission standards for bars, discos and nightclubs was ordered drafted by the Los Angeles City Council. Council President Pat Russell proposed the ordinance, saying that some clubs appear to be selectively insisting on dress codes and demanding multiple identifications to discriminate against ethnic minorities and women.
May 29, 1986
The state Coastal Conservancy has responded to Los Angeles Councilwoman Pat Russell's request for help in providing visitor parking on the Venice peninsula and protecting the Ballona Lagoon from environmental damage. The conservancy recommended a total of 257 new parking spaces along the east side of Pacific Avenue, in the city-owned lot at Galleon Street and in lots along the north side of Galleon between Canal Street and the alley east of Pacific.
June 11, 1987
Los Angeles Councilwoman-elect Ruth Galanter has announced plans to reopen a Venice field office, which was closed by Councilwoman Pat Russell in 1978. Galanter, who defeated Russell for the 6th District council seat, said she will reopen the office shortly after she assumes office July 1. She will also maintain field offices in Westchester and Crenshaw. In a related development, former campaign manager Marcela Howell has been named Galanter's chief deputy.