January 13, 2001
I don't get it. Why on earth was Kevin Malone on vacation with Johnny Damon out there being shopped by Kansas City? I guess he was worn out from not getting Alex Rodriguez and not getting Mike Hampton and not getting Charles Johnson and not getting a manager anyone has ever heard of. But perhaps I should look on the bright side. At least he didn't mortgage the future. We still have all the bright stars in the farm system, like . . . ERIC MONSON Temecula Yes! The Dodgers did not get Johnny Damon!
March 6, 1997 |
Robert Rossi has just had his nails cut, filed and buffed, his cuticles trimmed and his hands massaged--a basic manicure--at Leo's Hair Studio in Los Feliz. But take a closer look. Right there on the tips of Rossi's hairy fingers is a fresh paint job, a coat of Matte Nail Envy by OPI. He shakes his hands, air-drying the polish. Seconds later, Rossi slips on his jacket and is out the door to his job as acquisitions director for the Official All-Star Cafe chain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1989 |
An Orange County Superior Court judge, worried about a potential backlog of lawsuits, warned lawyers this week that they must work harder at settling disputes out of court. Judge William F. McDonald, in a memo being circulated within the legal community, announced that he and other jurists who hear legal arguments in civil cases will soon demand "literal compliance" with a widely violated local rule of court.
February 19, 1986 |
If a guest at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Los Angeles asks the concierge "is there a doctor in the house?" the inquiry usually nets physician Mike Oppenheim, who lives near Westwood, 10 miles away. With a remote telephone answering service and a telephone beeper fielding his calls, Oppenheim has developed an unusual part-time practice treating guests at about a dozen Los Angeles-area hotels for everything from the flu and stomachaches to sprained ankles and burns.
December 15, 2010 |
The heist was as brief as the spin of a roulette wheel, as dramatic as a Hollywood caper. While much of Las Vegas slumbered Tuesday, a gunman made off with $1.5 million in casino chips from the opulent Bellagio hotel and casino. What followed was something of a metaphor for this luminous gambling town. There was hype. Lots of it. And romantic notions of a real-life "Ocean's Eleven," in which a crack team of thieves plots to rip off the Bellagio and two other casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.
July 28, 2001
I am amused at the L.A. media's attempt to try to convince the L.A. population that the Dodgers really are a good team. Even Ross Porter on one broadcast exclaimed, "I don't know how the Dodgers, batting only .252, are having such a good July." Well, I'm here to tell you. My research into this inexplicable phenomena is twofold: During the last couple of weeks, the Dodgers have been playing sub-.500 teams, the doormats of baseball--Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Colorado, then back to Milwaukee.