April 29, 1986 |
Four suitcases left unattended Monday on a sidewalk near Japan's Imperial Palace prompted police to mobilize 200 riot officers, a traffic cordon and a bomb squad. The suitcases turned out to contain women's clothing, police said. But the incident alarmed police, who are mobilizing 30,000 officers daily in an unprecedented security operation for the 60th anniversary today of Emperor Hirohito's reign today and the May 4-6 economic summit of industrial nations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2000
Re "Worker Turnover Rises Under Manager Landeros," July 16. How much did it cost the city to commission a study that found morale among city employees to be at an all-time low? How much did it cost the city to lose 233 employees during the "intense" Donna Landeros' reign thus far? And how much did it cost to hire and train their replacements? How much further will it cost the city before the City Council gets wise to this petty dictator and fires her? By definition, Ms. Landeros' job is to manage the city's affairs and its employees.
May 17, 2003 |
Corona Clique will try to follow in her father's footsteps tonight in the $400,000 Kindergarten Futurity. Seven years after Corona Cartel won the Grade I race, Corona Clique is putting her unbeaten record on the line against nine other 2-year-olds in the 300-yard race. She was the fastest qualifier for the Kindergarten, winning her race two weeks ago in 15.38 seconds. Metallic Lion, Ocean Cartel, Shyann Cash and Beyond Brilliant also have won their first two starts.
June 26, 1987 |
Evangelist Oral Roberts says he has raised people from the dead and that he has been told by God that someday he will return with Jesus to reign on Earth--in Tulsa. "I've had to stop a sermon, go back and raise a dead person," Roberts told more than 5,000 people Thursday night at the closing session of the Charismatic Bible Ministries conference. "It did improve my altar call (audience response) that night," Roberts said. Rev.
May 21, 2009 |
About 2,000 Cambodians marked the annual "Day of Anger" to remember Khmer Rouge victims, reenacting torture and distributing new textbooks about an era still largely ignored by schools and quickly fading from memory. A small number of the radical communist regime's leaders are on trial for war crimes, but popular interest in the reign is limited, especially among the millions of Cambodians born after the fall of the Khmer Rouge and others scrambling to make a living in one of Asia's poorest countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1987 |
A NASA astronomer solved a Chinese riddle about the time "the day dawned twice" because of a solar eclipse, placing a date on a king's reign and learning how much faster the Earth turned in 899 BC. The discovery that a day on Earth was 43-thousandths of a second shorter in 899 BC than it is today "doesn't change the price of tea in China, but it's something of scientific interest," said Kevin D. Pang, who presented his study at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
January 3, 1988 |
The year after his NBA playing days ended, an out-of-work Pat Riley went to watch the Lakers perform at the Forum, then attempted to walk into the press lounge, the traditional postgame gathering place for players, celebrities and the media. Despite the fact that he was wearing a Laker championship ring from the 1971-72 season and had played in the league for nine years, he was denied entry. Same old story in sports: It's here today, it's who tomorrow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1997 |
Bounded on two sides by freeways and largely secluded amid its better known neighbors, this slice of the San Gabriel Valley embodies the suburban dream and is emblematic of the growing Latino middle class. Most call the community North Whittier, but others say it's Avocado Heights, Industry, Bassett or La Puente. "When I say La Puente, people know where it is," said resident Frank Corona. "But this isn't La Puente." What this is, Corona and many of his neighbors say, is a suburban jewel, a place where family, neighborhood and school reign supreme.
June 15, 2013 |
Landon Donovan and Juergen Klinsmann are not the best of friends. Which can be a problem given that Donovan is arguably the best soccer player in the history of the U.S. national team, the team Klinsmann now coaches. Part of what separates the two is approach. Donovan believes there is life outside soccer, while Klinsmann believes life is soccer. And that helps explain why Donovan hasn't played for Klinsmann in more than 10 months. But here's why Donovan, 31, may not start for Klinsmann's national team going forward: The U.S. is getting along just fine without him. Yes, Donovan, the national team's all-time leader in goals and assists, was named to the U.S.' provisional B team roster for next month's Gold Cup tournament.