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July 10, 1988 | TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press
While America's top amateur boxers compete this week for a spot on the Olympic team, another battle just as intense is being waged outside the ring. Like the boxers who dream of Olympic gold, this fight is also about gold -- in the form of the riches some fighters may earn once they turn professional.
He was known as "The Panther" when he prowled the back court at Inglewood High School. At Cal State Long Beach, they call sophomore Bobby Sears "Shorty." Quick, cat-like, the 6-foot-2 guard has had an impact off the bench again this season for the resurgent 49er basketball program. His playing time per game (12 minutes) and points per game (3.
October 5, 2003 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
The way Rodney Leisle prowled the sideline during the first half, anyone would have kept his distance. "I was like a caged animal, just waiting to get out," Leisle said. UCLA's other starting tackle, Ryan Boschetti, took note. "He never stopped moving the whole time," Boschetti said. Suspended for the first half of UCLA's game against No.
December 23, 1987 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
Hearing that a shoplifter has just been arrested at the Target store on North Tustin Avenue, undercover Police Officer Bruce Loftus swings his unmarked car in that direction and steps on the accelerator. At the store, Loftus and partner Clark Smith walk quickly to an office cubbyhole where they confront a 36-year-old man wearing a scraggly beard, a "BMW" cap and a glum expression as Target security hovers nearby. The man has been caught taking a camera and pocket calculator, together worth $87.
January 14, 2001
Tony Gieske, jazz writer for the Hollywood Reporter and a passable cornet player, recently toured a few of Los Angeles' open-invitation jam sessions. Instrument in hand, he set out to test himself, note for note, against the free-agent talent in this city of undiscovered stars. You hope your belly is doing its job down there below your beating heart. It's your turn to blow. You're scared because you see a big blob of unknown emptiness right in front of the bell of your cornet.
July 11, 1987 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Poor Kelly. She loves this guy, but the big lug turns out to be a werewolf. So what does she do, smooch him or shoot him with a silver bullet? Is someone kidding here? After a long delay, Fox launches its Saturday schedule with the two-hour premiere of "Werewolf" at 8 p.m. (Channels 11 and 6), thereafter to be a half-hour series airing at 9 p.m. between the unpremiered "The New Adventures of Beans Baxter" and "Karen's Song." The "Werewolf" opener is a real mouthful.
April 14, 1989 | JEFFREY BEAN, Times Staff Writer
Faced with dramatic increases in San Diego auto thefts, anxious motorists have gone to great lengths to protect their vehicles. Expensive alarms, identification numbers etched on car windows and hidden ignition kill switches are some of the anti-theft measures. Now, add one more method. San Diego police unveiled a plan this week that may give vehicle owners an innovative and cheap way to thwart auto thieves: a highly visible yellow decal affixed to the auto's rear window and a promise by its owner not to drive during the hours of 1 and 5 a.m. The voluntary program, dubbed CAT--for Combat Auto Theft--officially begins Saturday, according to Deputy Police Chief Mike Rice, who unveiled it Wednesday during a news conference.
February 19, 2005 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Sheriff's deputies have been going door to door in eastern Ventura County, trying to drive home one point. The feline paw prints found earlier this week near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library don't belong to an ordinary cat. Not even an ordinary mountain lion. They may belong to a lion 400 to 600 pounds strong and more than four times the heft of its cousin species that roams local mountains.
In just the past week, one coyote leaped from a bush in Fullerton and bit a 3-year-old girl in the face. Another sauntered through an open door into a Mission Viejo living room and crouched threateningly until authorities arrived. * What is this, the invasion of the wild things? In a way it is, according to Orange County animal control officials. They are fielding as many as 100 calls a week from people encountering coyotes.
December 8, 1988 | LESLIE LINDEMAN, Leslie Lindeman is a Chicago-based free-lance writer.
"The older you get, the more outrageous you can be because you have nothing to lose," Maggie Kuhn chirps. At 83, the frail-looking founder of the Gray Panthers is no stranger to outrage. "I refuse to accept the gullibility of the American people who swallow that garbage," she declares, referring to the recent presidential election.
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