April 19, 2013 |
As the nation is glued to the coverage of the recent bombing in Boston and the explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, music lovers filing into the Polo Grounds are ready to enjoy three packed days of nonstop music - but they are walking with a bit more American pride. At an ID check near the mainstage - that's where festivalgoers get wristbands to buy alcohol - a worker was clad in a Boston Red Sox jersey. “I flew out here to work the festival and that … happened in between the weekends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1999
Please check your address when reporting on the alleged murders in Santa Rosa Valley. This area is considered to be a part of Thousand Oaks or Camarillo but certainly not Moorpark. Amazing, isn't it, that Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley--both towns of 100,000 with wonderful clean, safe living records--can't have their names tarnished by this event so The Times conveniently labeled Moorpark with this crime. Thanks but no thanks! Pride of ownership says this belongs in Thousand Oaks.
May 18, 2012 |
While it's not without its fleeting charms, the 2007-shot underdog sports comedy "The Yankles," directed by David R. Brooks from a script he co-wrote with his brother, Zev, takes its eye off the ball one too many times. Had this offbeat tale of an orthodox yeshiva baseball team and its new coach, Charlie (Brian Wimmer) - an ex-major leaguer and DUI parolee forced into community service - simply stuck to its high-concept logline, it might have proved a more satisfying romp. But burdened by an excessive intro, a strained subplot involving another former baseball champ ("Happy Days'" Don Most)
June 25, 2013 |
On Monday morning, I strolled from the East India Club - my temporary address while working from London - and went to watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Little did I know I would come away from the event with a novel insight into the controversial cyber-spying operations being run by British and American intelligence agencies. Navigating through the tourist throng, I took a position near the front gate of the palace with a decent view of marching red-coated soldiers in their towering bearskin hats.
February 2, 2002
If the patriot isn't in fans for Sunday's Super Bowl, maybe today's Gold Cup final pitting the United States against Costa Rica will make for some demonstrable post-Sept.11 pride. For the first time in the tournament, a pro-American crowd can be a reality. David Gorman Monterey Park
May 2, 1992
Apparently the Premier magazine panel (Larry Stewart's column, April 24) doesn't know anything about movies. How they could leave out "The Pride of the Yankees" for the 10 best sports movies is absurd. This classic is on a par with "Raging Bull" (which was rated No. 1). Moreover, the panel was also remiss in not including the great boxing movie "Body and Soul." WALLY STEIN Los Angeles