CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2013 |
Hoping to help narrow the field of challengers to a Republican incumbent next year, a Democratic organization in the Inland Empire endorsed Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar for Congress. Aguilar won nearly 86% of the endorsement votes cast by members of the Redlands Area Democratic Club over the weekend, club officials said. The rest of the votes were split between attorney Elois Gomez Reyes (11%) and San Bernardino Unified School Board member Danny Tillman (3%). Former Rep. Joe Baca, who lost his reelection bid in a neighboring district last year, did not receive any votes, the officials said.
September 9, 2013 |
A few years ago, the San Francisco 49ers playing the Seattle Seahawks wouldn't have even jiggled the interest needle. Now, with both being Super Bowl contenders and the bad blood between them flowing freely, the sound needle Sunday figures to reach maximum volume. A group of Seahawks fans that calls itself Volume 12 has picked Sunday's game against the 49ers to claim a slice of history. The group, whose name is a reference to the 12th Man, what the Seahawks call their fans, has contacted the Guinness Book of World Records in hopes of generating the world's loudest crowd cheer.
September 3, 2013 |
With just 12 players under contract, the Lakers need to add to their roster before training camp starts in late September. Thirty-five year old veteran Pete Mickeal could be a possibility, according to HoopsHype . Lakers and Sixers are among a bunch of NBA teams interested in free agent forward Pete Mickeal, agent Happy Walters tells HoopsHype. - HoopsHype (@hoopshype) September 2, 2013 Mickeal is a 6-foot-5 small forward, originally drafted in 2000 by the Dallas Mavericks (58th overall)
July 16, 2013 |
Pete Accardy , considered by many as the most successful sports coach in the history of Cal State Northridge, has died of cancer. He was 72. During a 24-year career as coach of Northridge's men's swim team and 15 seasons as coach of the women's swim team, Accardy guided the Matadors to 13 NCAA team titles. Nine were men's titles (1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985). He was the first coach in NCAA history to win national championships in the same season in two sports in 1982.
July 15, 2013 |
Pete Rose is banned from Major League Baseball for gambling, but are networks that carry the national pastime prohibited from showing old footage of Charlie Hustle? That's what Fox's baseball commentator Tim McCarver told sports radio host Dan Patrick on Monday morning during an interview to promote the network's coverage of Tuesday night's All-Star game. "Major League Baseball does not like us showing video of Pete Rose on our air and from my understanding, ESPN's too," McCarver said.
May 25, 2013 |
"Sanjay and Craig," which premieres Saturday (tonight) on Nickelodeon, follows the adventures of a boy named Sanjay, voiced by Maulik Pancholy of "30 Rock," and his best friend, a talking snake named Craig, voiced by Chris Hardwick, the Nerdist. Linda Cardellini and Tony Hale are also voices on the show. Among other things, the goofy and delightful series represents the joining of two great names from the golden age of Nick with three as-yet obscure names from its possible future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2013 |
The importance of Latinos in next week's mayoral election was highlighted again Wednesday as a new round of dueling attacks ads emerged seeking to undermine both candidates' appeal to Spanish-speaking voters. In one spot appearing on Spanish-language television channels, longtime Democrat Wendy Greuel is criticized for having been registered as a Republican in the early 1990s during the era of former Gov. Pete Wilson - a figure reviled by many Latinos for his sponsorship of a ballot measure to deny immigrants in the country illegally certain government benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2013 |
Pete Parsons was on a roll Wednesday in Arcadia. Not only was he glowing from bowling a 204 game at Baldwin Avenue's AMF Bowling Square Lanes, he was rolling strikes for his three-person team, the Strivers. And, oh yeah: Parsons took time out to cut his 98 t h birthday cake and serve up pieces to the 66 members of his bowling league. He shrugged off both his age and his 204 game. "I've been bowling for 40 years and then some," said the former San Gabriel business broker.
April 25, 2013 |
In bike-unfriendly cities such as Los Angeles, people who love cycling speak in wistful tones about a faraway place where the bike reigns supreme. Go to Amsterdam, they say. In that mecca of the bike, you will find special roads set apart for cyclists, protected from the dangerous automobile by concrete barriers. But more than that, you will find a city where biking is part of everyday life. A city where executives, working stiffs and hand-holding lovers all pedal side by side. Pete Jordan, a native Californian, went to Amsterdam several years ago on a biking pilgrimage.
March 20, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Former USC coach Pete Carroll said it's “definitely a setback” to the push to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles that Tim Leiweke is no longer involved in the effort. Leiweke, former president of AEG, parted ways with the company last week by mutual agreement when founder Philip Anschutz pulled it off the sales block. It was Leiweke who had spearheaded the Farmers Field concept, a deal that Anschutz still plans to pursue. “He's been an extraordinary factor in this, and he's been iconic in L.A.” Carroll, now coach of the Seattle Seahawks, said of Leiweke on Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings.