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January 11, 1985
Grover (Torpedo) Robinson of Fremont knocked Mike Sedillo of Chino down in the seventh round and then coasted to a unanimous decision, unseating Sedillo as the Stroh's light-heavyweight champion in a 12-round bout at the Forum Wednesday night. Robinson, 171, improved his record to 27-11 while handing Sedillo, 172 1/2, his first defeat in 12 fights.
April 23, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
One of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country - the site of a former department store in Beverly Hills - is on the market again. Unlike other commercial properties across Southern California that have seen major long-stalled developments finally get underway in the last few years, this one has been a struggle. Once home to an upscale Robinsons-May store, the property has seen multiple owners who have so far been unable to bring a condominium complex designed by a famous architect to life.
November 11, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE
After giving the team Sunday off, Coach Larry Robinson Monday put the Kings through a tough 90-minute practice that emphasized conditioning and board work. "I felt that we were a little sluggish against Montreal [in a 4-1 loss on Saturday]," Robinson said. "We didn't have the same jump that we had in previous games. I wanted to make sure that we are ready to go."
April 15, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day across baseball, honoring the 67th anniversary of the day Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The most prominent of the events planned to honor Robinson was to take place at Yankee Stadium before New York's game against the Chicago Cubs, but rain forced the game, and the ceremony, to be delayed until Wednesday. Robinson's wife, Rachel, daughter Sharon, Commissioner Bud Selig and members of the Steinbrenner family are scheduled to be in attendance for the unveiling of a plaque to honor late South African leader Nelson Mandela.
September 18, 1993
This is an urgent plea to my fellow USC alums, because I know how impetuous we can be. Now is not the time to rush to judgment regarding Coach (John) Robinson because of his 1-2 start. After all, things are a lot different today in the Pacific 10 compared to when Robinson led Troy the last time. Today, Trojan athletes must compete on the field as well as in the classroom--and the ability to read and write is now mandatory. BARRY P. RESNICK Orange
January 13, 1990
Stewart Widdess Sr., 80, president of the J. W. Robinson Co. in the 1940s, an era in which the Los Angeles department store expanded into Beverly Hills and Palm Springs. He moved to Minnesota in 1953 when he was hired by Dayton's there. He helped start the National Target chain before returning to California in 1964, where he joined a business consulting firm. In Walnut Creek, Calif., on Dec. 19 of heart failure.
Saturday's victory was John Robinson's 99th in two stints at USC. If the Trojans defeat Nevada Las Vegas next week at the Coliseum, Robinson will post his 100th win faster (fourth game of his 12th season) than all but six coaches in history. * There's one streak USC will not have to worry about. The Trojans' victory made sure the team will not go 0-3 for the first time since 1960 or challenge the 0-5 start of Don Clark's 1957 team.
January 18, 1986
Bring back Pat Haden! TRACY D. KIM Manhattan Beach
April 16, 1985 | ALLAN JALON, Times Staff Writer
The Northridge Fashion Center, which already has the highest sales volume of any mall in the San Fernando Valley, is about to begin a major expansion that is all but certain to include Robinson's and May Co. department stores, according to the mall's management and executives of the two chains.
December 26, 1985 | WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM, Times Staff Writer
Refusing to concede apparent defeat at the polls, former Compton Community College Trustee Carl E. Robinson has filed a lawsuit challenging both the Nov. 5 election and a Dec. 3 recount that narrowly awarded the race to opponent James E. Carter. Robinson filed the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on Dec. 17, a week after Carter was sworn in as a trustee to begin a four-year term. It appeared election night that Robinson had defeated Carter by a single vote.
April 9, 2014
Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson Former Trinidad and Tobago leader held by Islamic rebels Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, 87, a former Trinidad and Tobago prime minister who was held hostage for days and shot during a bloody 1990 coup attempt, died Wednesday at a private medical center in Trinidad's capital of Port-of-Spain after a prolonged illness. National Security Minister Gary Griffith said Robinson had been hospitalized for several medical conditions related to diabetes.
March 28, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
AT THE PLATE: Darnell Sweeney's single over a five-man infield scored pinch-runner Trayvon Robinson from third with the winning run in the 10th. . . . Josh Hamilton gave the Angels a first-inning lead with a three-run home run, his second of the spring. . . . Albert Pujols singled, doubled and scored twice. . . . Juan Uribe had two hits and an RBI for the Dodgers, and Joc Pederson tied it with a homer, his third, leading off the eighth. ON THE MOUND: Zach Lee, replacing scheduled Dodgers starter Stephen Fife, who was scratched because of a stomach ailment, gave up three runs in the first, then made a two-base throwing error to open the second.
March 18, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
If the Lakers ever need inspiration during their darkest season ever, they can always look to one of their sworn enemies. The San Antonio Spurs were there too, not that long ago. They lost future Hall of Famer center David Robinson for almost an entire season, finished 20-62, got lucky in the lottery and won Tim Duncan with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 draft. The Spurs have taken four championships since then and own the NBA's best record this season with Duncan still a huge factor, averaging 15.1 points and 9.9 rebounds at age 37. As a casual reminder of the importance of lottery picks, San Antonio (50-16)
March 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Texas-bound Parker Joe Robinson displayed power on Monday, hitting a three-run home run to lead JSerra past Foothill, 6-1. Jake Pries added two RBIs. Clay Chatham struck out six and allowed one hit in four innings. San Clemente defeated Santa Margarita, 4-3. Chris Puckett struck out eight in a complete game and drove in the winning run. Glendora (5-0) won the Don Lugo tournament championship with a 5-2 win over Oak Hills. Nick Kaye had two hits and two RBIs. RJ Romo had two hits.
February 28, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. - As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida. The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon , the former major league outfielder, was the manager. The Juice won an AAU national championship, Burnett said. "We probably won 85 games in a row," he said. "That was probably the best team I've ever been a part of. " Burnett and Fielder should have quite a few reunions this summer.
February 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Frank Robinson last played for the Baltimore Orioles in 1971. His final season as the team's manager was in 1991. Josh Hart was born in 1994. So it's not entirely surprising that the outfielder chosen 37th overall by Baltimore in last June's amateur draft didn't know much about the Orioles legend, who now serves as MLB's executive vice president of baseball development. So Baltimore Manager Buck Showalter decided to play schoolteacher after the 19-year-old prospect was introduced to the 78-year-old Hall of Famer at spring training camp on Monday.
October 11, 1986
The Rams are a very strange organization. They give big bucks for the unproven (Dieter Brock), but they won't pay the ones who prove themselves (Henry Ellard). Moreover, their coach gives away the only really mobile quarterback they have (Jeff Kemp) and, stranger yet, trades him to a team in the same division. Georgia, Robinson, Shaw--what a strange group. BOB HUTTON Glendale
January 27, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
Federal safety experts are recommending that owners of Robinson Helicopter Co.'s four-seat R44 choppers replace the aircraft's fuel tanks after crash investigators found accidents resulted in deaths that could have been avoided. The National Transportation Safety Board said this month it made the recommendation after investigations found crashes of R44 helicopters that were “survivable for the occupants, but fatal or serious injuries occurred because of a post-crash fire that resulted from an impact-related breach in the fuel tanks.” The Torrance company has produced nearly 6,000 of its single-engine R44 helicopters since the first one was delivered in 1993.
January 24, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
A student who was shot outside a South Carolina State University dorm Friday has died, officials said. Though university officials did not release the victim's name, Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said the victim was 20-year-old Brandon Robinson. The coroner's office will release further information Saturday after an autopsy, she told the Los Angeles Times. Robinson was fatally shot outside a dorm,  Hugine Suites , at about 1:30 p.m, prompting a campus-wide lockdown. Authorities said they were pursuing four suspects in connection with the shooting.
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