April 12, 2013 |
Rachel Kushner's house in Angelino Heights feels about a million miles - and a million years - from the tumult embodied in her novels. There are books on shelves and stacks of children's games; in one corner, a music stand holds a beginner's songbook for guitar. And yet, even on a quiet afternoon in early spring, one finds traces, echoes of the broader world. Perhaps most prominent is the large framed map of Cuba, the setting for Kushner's first book, "Telex from Cuba," a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award.
March 1, 2014 |
Not two hours after he performed his passion project in an 88-seat theater on a recent Sunday night, Ross Golan made the rounds at a Grammy after-party hosted by Daft Punk, smiling as Jay Z and Beyoncé glided by and making nice with Madonna and Skrillex and Pharrell Williams. Inhabiting either world would have been inconceivable five years ago to Golan, whose first rock band had failed, whose second was flailing and whose days were spent toiling in his condo. Which was in foreclosure.
February 21, 2013 |
Reports of giant goldfish wreaking havoc in Lake Tahoe may have garnered fresh attention this week, but officials say the feral fish are just part of an army of invasive critters that they've been battling for years. Searching for invasive species that have colonized the resort-town lake, researchers Sudeep Chandra and Christine Ngai at the University of Nevada, Reno, nabbed the monstrous fish in 2011. One of them, part of a school of about 15 fish, stretched 14 inches and tipped the scales at 4.2 pounds -- dwarfing its typically finger-length, aquarium-bound counterparts.
May 31, 1989
Nevada Gov. Bob Miller, signing a tax package to help pay for up to $35 million in Reno-area facilities for the 1998 Winter Olympics, said he has assurances Reno is still in the running. As he signed the bill, Miller said he spoke with New York Yankee Owner George Steinbrenner, a member of the United States Olympic Committee executive board, who said the USOC is open to proposals this weekend from all four candidate cities for the U.S. bid.
April 25, 1987 |
A retired Roman Catholic priest and part-time chaplain at Saint Mary's Hospital here is free on bail after being charged with molesting a terminally ill 12-year-old boy who is mentally retarded and cannot speak. Reno police told a news conference on Thursday that Father Edmund John Boyle, 70, surrendered after a warrant charging him with lewdness with a minor under 14 was issued earlier in the day. He was released on $5,000 bond.
May 4, 1986
Charles E. Cord Sr., former president of Pan-Pacific Auditorium, the Los Angeles Monarchs of the old Pacific Coast Hockey League and most recently a broadcasting executive in Reno, has died in that Nevada city. The son of Errett Lobban Cord, maker of the classic automobile that bore his name, was 70 when he died of a heart attack Tuesday.
November 16, 2008
," Nov. 10). I had just finished trying to book train travel on Amtrak's website. I somehow imagined that my family might save money and also have fun traveling from Palm Springs to Reno by rail instead of our usual nine-hour road trip. I typed in our origin, Palm Springs, and destination, Reno. The itinerary they presented: First leg, 63 hours on train from Palm Springs to Springfield, Ill. Second leg, two-hour bus ride to Galesburg, Ill. Last leg, 43 hours on train to Reno. I was laughing so hard that I forgot to check the price.
November 3, 1986
Pierre Jones scored three touchdowns and No. 3 Sweetwater High School recorded its sixth straight shutout in a 42-0 victory over Reno late Saturday. Jones, who had 189 yards in 19 carries, scored on a 90-yard pass play from Danny Aina and scored on runs of 45 and 3 yards. Aina completed 7 of 15 passes for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns. Sweetwater (8-0) had 476 yards offense and held Reno (6-3) to 97.