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October 17, 2009 |
State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell, a Democrat who had been flirting with a run for governor, says he has opted not to join the race. O'Connell, who is termed out of his current office this year, instead plans to take a break from politics for now. His gubernatorial ambitions had earlier been given a boost by a $1-million campaign contribution from Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings, who has worked with O'Connell on various education issues. "After taking a good look at it, the stars just weren't aligned this time," Rick Miller, an advisor to O'Connell, said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2001
Don't have a cow if you can't score tickets for Sunday's performances of "MacHomer" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Canadian Rick Miller struck gold with the zany idea of having the cast of characters from "The Simpsons" play out an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Miller drew the cartoon backdrops and does all the voices for his touring show. Only a few tickets were left Wednesday for Sunday's 5:30 p.m. show (the 3 p.m.
June 4, 2000 |
Deryk Ward blew a right front tire as he went into the second turn of lap 39, which allowed James Weston of Goleta to shoot past and take the victory in the second of the Circuit City twin "40" late model races in front of 5,609 at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night. Ward, a rookie from Palm Springs, had led until he lost his tire. He hit the wall in the final lap and limped home in fifth. Weston's win was his fourth in the last five races.
August 30, 1992 |
Two Orange County speedway motorcyclists were unsuccessful Saturday in their bid to become the world champion. Sam Ermolenko of Cypress scored only seven points and Ronnie Correy of Fullerton finished with six points on a rain-soaked track in Warsaw, Poland. A third American rider, Rick Miller of Reseda, also scored six points. The start of the world final was delayed an hour because of rain. Ermolenko, who was competing in his sixth world championship, was one of the favorites to win the race.
March 10, 1989
Speedway motorcycle racer Sam Ermolenko of Cypress is the points leader of the Spring Classic heading into the second round of the series at 8 tonight at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Ermolenko scored 25 points last week at Long Beach Veterans Stadium, dropping just one point to Gary Hicks in six scratch races. Ermolenko won the main event when Rick Miller, who was holding a comfortable lead at the time, a primary chain on his bike and did not finish the race.
May 20, 2001
Long Beach's David Hessing and Palm Desert's Rick Miller split the Southern California Auto Club Late Model twin 40-lap main events in front of 4,694 fans at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night. Hessing led wire-to-wire to win his first race of the season. Riverside's John Lathrop took second. Miller finished third, followed by Palm Springs' Deryk Ward and Brian Kelley of Arleta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1994
An Ontario woman speeding to pass cars on the Golden State Freeway was killed Thursday when she smashed into a rocky hillside and was thrown from her car, according to the California Highway Patrol. Barbara Morgan, 30, was driving north on the freeway at about 8:40 a.m. and attempting to pass cars at 75 m.p.h. when she lost control of her car and hit an embankment near the Lake Hughes Road exit, Officer Rick Miller said. The woman's car overturned several times and came to rest upside-down.
December 4, 1985 |
Center fielder Gary Pettis Tuesday became the 10th player in Angels history to win a Gold Glove award for fielding excellence. Pettis, 27, in his second full major league season, committed only four errors in 385 chances, a .990 fielding percentage. He was the leading vote-getter among American League outfielders, edging the New York Yankees' Dave Winfield, 42-41. Boston's Dwight Evans and Oakland's Dwayne Murphy tied for the other outfield position with 21 points apiece.