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July 11, 2006 | Melissa Pamer, Times Staff Writer
There are plenty of odd jobs in Hollywood, but Rob Richards concedes he has one of the weirdest. As pipe organist at Disney's El Capitan Theatre, the restored 1926 movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard, Richards is an anachronism. "Obviously, this is the most bizarre career choice -- to choose to play an instrument that hit its heyday in the 1920s," Richards says. "Who would have ever thought that in the year 2006 someone could make their living playing a theater organ?"
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July 11, 2006 | Melissa Pamer, Times Staff Writer
There are plenty of odd jobs in Hollywood, but Rob Richards concedes he has one of the weirdest. As pipe organist at Disney's El Capitan Theatre, the restored 1926 movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard, Richards is an anachronism. "Obviously, this is the most bizarre career choice -- to choose to play an instrument that hit its heyday in the 1920s," Richards says. "Who would have ever thought that in the year 2006 someone could make their living playing a theater organ?"
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January 13, 1996
The Los Angeles Theater Organ Society will present Rob Richards at the Wurlitzer, accompanying a program of silent shorts, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Sexson Auditorium, Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. at Hill Avenue. Information: (818) 585-7234.
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December 3, 1992 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Gomes, Thousand Oaks High's top assistant football coach who left the team last month under a shroud of controversy, filed suit Wednesday against Lancer Coach Bob Richards and school and district officials, charging he was forced to resign and was professionally damaged.
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November 15, 2001 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cornelius "Dutch" Warmerdam, the most dominant pole vaulter in history, has died. He was 86. Warmerdam, the first man to clear 15 feet in the pole vault, died Tuesday at Willow Creek Nursing Home in Clovis. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease since 1990. Warmerdam competed during an era when poles were made of bamboo and landing pits were piles of wood shavings.
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January 18, 2001
all day Movies The popularity and critical acclaim received by "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" has introduced a new audience to martial arts. The Nuart Theatre offers a crash course in the highflying kicks, danger and romance of those films with Festival Hong Kong, a weeklong series of superstar double features.
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April 8, 2000 | NANCY KINSEY NEEDHAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Johnny comes home with a bad report card it is an easy thing to remedy if the boy's intellectual diet has been video games and bouncing a soccer ball off his head. You just take away all the fun stuff and have him focus on homework and studying for tests until he realizes success in school has its own thrills. But if the poor kid has been doing his homework and essential studying and his grades are down maybe it is time to get Johnny some extra help.
NEWS
March 19, 2003 | Tomas Alex Tizon, Times Staff Writer
With the United States poised to invade Iraq, the mood of Americans in towns and cities across the land varied from moral outrage to patriotic resolve, from nervous anticipation to ho-hum nonchalance. In the backdrop of this civic kaleidoscope lurked a more subtle unease -- an emotion born on Sept. 11 and transformed into a new vigilance. Among the concerns voiced by citizens: What unseen terror will arise from this war? What tower will fall next?
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September 3, 1992
MARMONTE LEAGUE Agoura COACH: Frank Greminger, 23rd season LAST SEASON: 2-8; 8th in league, 0-7 PLAYERS TO WATCH: Entering its third season in the Marmonte League, Agoura might find the going tougher than ever. Most of last year's team has graduated, leaving an inexperienced and undersized roster composed largely of two-way players. The bright spot on offense is senior quarterback Jason Warren (6-foot-3, 190 pounds), who started three games last season and threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns.
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