CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1989 |
Frank Cox, known to generations of San Diegans as "Frank the Trainman" because of a four-decade affiliation with his own model train shop, died Thursday of a heart attack. He was 82. "He was the dean of train collectors," said Tom Sefton, president of San Diego Trust & Savings Bank, who said he and Cox had been friends since 1946. "He was responsible more than anyone else by far for the introduction of trains at Christmas time . . . for the young finding trains under the tree.
July 9, 1985 |
A wall of flames threatened the eastern edge of San Luis Obispo for a time on Monday, destroying several structures and forcing the evacuation of numerous residents when erratic winds abruptly pushed the week-old 58,000-acre Las Pilitas fire down out of the foothills. San Luis Obispo County Airport on the south side of the city was closed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2000
The Rev. S.M. Lockridge, 87, a major religious and social force in San Diego for decades. As pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and president of the California Missionary Baptist State Convention, he was known for his evangelical conferences, powerful preaching and civil rights activism. "He had a great sense of humor, but was always very serious when preaching the word of God," said Councilman George Stevens, a Baptist minister. "He was a giant among preachers."
March 4, 2012 |
For those who want to spend more time than money in Las Vegas, here are 21 things to do for less than $21, all aimed at keeping the bottom line low and the fun factor high. 1. Springs Preserve. Forsake the fake pyramid and fake Statue of Liberty for a power walk through the real Vegas: 110 acres of pre-Bugsy Siegel desert. There are miles of cactus-filled trails, botanic gardens and a museum that pays tribute to the city's Mojave Desert roots. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
August 4, 1989 |
It all started innocently enough. The Cincinnati Reds' leadoff hitter, Mariano Duncan, walked and stole second base. Luis Quinones bunted and beat it out. "I played for one run and I got 14," Manager Pete Rose said. The Reds scored 14 runs on 16 hits, all in the first inning, and went on to beat the Houston Astros, 18-2, Thursday at Cincinnati. The 16 hits set a modern major league record for one inning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1999 |
Teacher Luis Lopez was reading "Charlotte's Web" to his students Tuesday when the emergency bell sounded. "Drop!" Lopez ordered the fifth-graders, who immediately crouched under their desks, holding the backs of their necks with one hand and clutching the desk legs with the other. A routine day at Victory Boulevard Elementary School in North Hollywood was interrupted by a scenario involving the aftermath of a 7.8 earthquake.
June 1, 1994 |
Playing private detective for a day, state Sen. Tom Hayden's staff captured Gov. Pete Wilson's director of fish and game and one of his top deputies on videotape as they fished during business hours last week with a lawyer who is trying to loosen the state's endangered species protection laws.
September 8, 1993 |
With no votes to spare, the state Senate on Tuesday approved legislation requiring all bicycle riders in California under the age of 18 to wear crash helmets or pay a fine of $25. A 21-13 vote, the precise majority required, sent the proposal back to the Assembly, which narrowly approved it two months ago. If it wins Assembly passage again, as expected, it will go to an uncertain future at the hands of Gov. Pete Wilson.
April 5, 1985 |
Ben Lefebvre may be 72, but he is still a swinger. "Benny is a swinger all right," Verbum Dei baseball Coach Pete Morado said. "He's a guru of hitting. Anytime you play his kids, you know they aren't going to be standing at the plate, watching. They're going to attack. They'll be up there swinging." Guru may be a perfect description for Lefebvre, a sun-tanned picture of health whose supple fingers caress a baseball bat as if it were a magic wand.