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June 6, 2013 |
Authorities are urging Los Angeles drivers to avoid certain areas of the city during President Obama's visit here Friday. Obama will be attending a late-morning, early afternoon fund-raiser Friday at the Santa Monica home of Hollywood executive Peter Chernin, according to CBSLA. From there, the president is expected to travel to Rancho Mirage for a two-day summit with China's new president, Xi Jinping. The Los Angeles Police Department, working with the U.S. Secret Service, is asking motorists to help prevent traffic jams by staying away from the following areas between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 3 p.m.: Centinela Avenue and West Olympic Boulevard West Olympic Boulevard and Cloverfield Boulevard 26th Street and San Vicente Boulevard ALSO: Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington killed in car crash Funeral services Sunday for two sisters killed in fiery O.C. crash AEG exec: 'You needed a scorecard' to track Jackson's entourage firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @jeanmerl
June 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Two years ago, President Obama hosted China's president, Hu Jintao, in a fastidiously choreographed White House summit involving an honor guard, a state dinner and a 21-gun salute. In meetings, officials spent more time reading from scripts than discussing touchy topics of mutual concern. The ceremonial trappings will be gone when Obama hosts China's new president, Xi Jinping, at a "shirt-sleeves" summit Friday and Saturday at Sunnylands, a 200-acre desert retreat in Rancho Mirage with a pedigree so laid back that it flanks a golf course at the intersection of Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope drives.
May 17, 2013 |
Ken Venturi, a San Francisco native and the 1964 U.S. Open golf champion, has died. He was 82. Matt Venturi says his father died Friday afternoon at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif., after a two-month battle with a spinal infection, pneumonia and an intestinal infection. Venturi is best known for his only major victory when he battled oppressive heat and humidity to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., by shooting 66-70 on the final day. He also was runner-up in the 1956 and 1960 Masters.
April 8, 2013 |
Inbee Park essentially won the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Sunday on her first hole at the Mission Hills Country Club course in Rancho Mirage. Park, from South Korea, made a resolute birdie while Azusa's Lizette Salas, 23, who had started the day in second place and three shots behind Park, hit a nervous drive in the rough and made a double bogey while her playing partner, Park, watched without outward expression. But inwardly Park must have been giving herself a high-five.
April 7, 2013 |
Inbee Park seemed unflappable Saturday. The breeze picked up, but Park's shots stayed in the middle of the fairway. The 24-year-old South Korean played alongside her closest competitor, Lizette Salas, and increased her lead even as the pro-Salas gallery cheered loudly for an almost-hometown girl. Park, who won the U.S. Open in 2008 for her only major title, shot a second consecutive five-under-par 67 and, with a three-day total of 12-under 204, has a three-shot lead over Salas after three rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.
April 6, 2013 |
RANCHO MIRAGE -- Inbee Park, a 24-year-old from South Korea who makes her home in Murrieta now, has a three-shot lead over former USC star Lizette Salas after three rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club. Park, whose only major championship so far came at the 2008 U.S. Open, has never finished better than ninth at this tournament. But she shot a five-under-par 67 Saturday (her second consecutive 67) and increased what had been a one-shot lead after the second round to three shots over Salas.
April 5, 2013 |
Lizette Salas, who was a star golfer at USC before becoming an LPGA Tour pro last year, is in second place, one shot behind Inbee Park, after two rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Salas had a second-round 68 and has a two-day total of six-under-par 138. Park shot a 67 Friday to follow her first-round score of 70. Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer are part of a group of 10 tied for 12th place, five shots behind Park. ALSO: Rangers quiet Josh Hamilton, Angels in 3-2 victory Josh Hamilton: Football town thing ... an absolute nightmare Magic Johnson, Mark Cuban agree on support of gay athletes
April 5, 2013 |
Lizette Salas heard the cheers in the gallery and the shouts of "Fight On," coming from fans who knew her from her USC days. The 23-year-old from Azusa, who learned golf from her father Ramon, a mechanic at the Azusa Greens Country Club, is in second place, one shot behind leader Inbee Park after two rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Salas shot a four-under-par 68 Friday that gave her a two-day total of six-under 138. Park, born in South Korea and now a resident of Murrieta, had a round of 67 that included six birdies and one bogey to put her at 137. Michelle Wie, who shot a 70 Friday, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr and Jessica Korda were part of a nine-way tie for 12th at two under and are the next-highest American golfers behind Salas.
April 4, 2013 |
RANCHO MIRAGE -- Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen posted early four-under-par 68s Thursday to take the early lead at the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club. This is golf's first major of the year and Choi, winner of the 2012 U.S. Women's Open, didn't have a bogey in the first round. Choi is nicknamed "NYC," and said she was happy to play early Thursday before the greens became faster in the desert heat. Lydia Ko, the 15-year-old amateur from New Zealand, and her playing partner, 23-year-old Michelle Wie, who first competed in an LPGA event when she was 12 years old, both shot even-par 72. Wie has only made a single cut this season.