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December 10, 1987
Plans to build an Olympic aquatic center at Brookside Park received a $185,000 boost from the city, which will help pay for construction of the $3-million project. The center would include a 50-meter Olympic-sized pool, a 25-meter warm-up pool, a deep-water pool for diving and water polo and a shallow children's pool.
December 23, 1999
* Dance. The locally based Lula Washington Dance Theatre presents its "Kwanzaa Celebration" program on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 5151 State University Drive, on the campus of Cal State L.A. $15 (children, seniors) to $30. (323) 343-6600. * Jazz. Arguably jazz piano's most distinguished practitioner, Hank Jones brings in a trio augmented by guest saxophonist Kenny Garrett Tuesday through Jan. 1, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., and Jan. 2, 7 and 9 p.m.
November 15, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY
Keyshawn Johnson, a start-of-the-season Heisman Trophy candidate, has thrown his support to Ohio State running back Eddie George. "As far as I'm concerned, give it to him," Johnson said. "I mean, the guy had what, 400 yards [314]? And against one of the best defenses [Illinois] in the nation too. He's separated himself from the pack, and he's having a great year on an unbeaten team. I think I'm deserving too, but he should get it.
June 23, 1988
Ground will be broken today for a swimming pool complex at Brookside Park after three years of planning and fund raising. The complex will include a 50-meter Olympic-size pool, a 25-meter recreational pool, a diving pool and a wading pool. The 50-meter pool would be one of the few open to the public in the Los Angeles area.
June 23, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
There will be a ground-breaking ceremony in the Arroyo Seco this afternoon for a swimming facility that will do some ground breaking of its own. The very name of the facility--the Rosebowl Aquatics Center--begins the breakdown of images. For decades, Rose Bowl has meant football, not swimming. And the plan for the Rosebowl Aquatics Center shows side-by-side Olympic-sized pools, designed for international competition in both swimming and diving. There will also be a warm wading pool.
September 9, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
The Jim Mora era at UCLA officially woke up Sunday morning to news that the Bruins were back in the rankings for the first time since 2007. UCLA's 36-30 win over Nebraska, then ranked No. 16, at the Rose Bowl on Saturday evening vaulted the Bruins (2-0) to No. 22 in the latest Associated Press college football poll. It marks the first time UCLA has been ranked since it took a No. 7 rating into Utah in 2007, snapping a poll-less streak of 78 weeks. Upsets around the country caused a significant rearrangement of the latest rankings.
October 28, 1988 | Tracy Dodds
The 44 United States swimmers who competed in the Olympics at Seoul were accompanied and advised by a contingent of 17 coaches, including Richard Quick, the designated head coach. Quick, as coach of the outstanding University of Texas women's team, had several of his Longhorn swimmers on the U.S. team. He was responsible for coaching them all the way through, as well as making the decisions about which swimmers would swim which legs of relays.
January 25, 1987 | ASHLEY DUNN, Times Staff Writer
For the last three years, the only sign of activity at the Brookside Park pools has been the movement of dried leaves blowing over the broken glass and graffiti that litter the cracked concrete. In the 1930s, the competition-size pools were the site of Olympic trials and world-class swimming exhibitions. However, the city was forced to close them in 1983 because of age and deterioration.
After years of using Coach John Cooper as their personal pinata, Buckeye bashers are having a hard time finding fault with his Ohio State team these days. They certainly can't find defeats, what with the Buckeyes' surprisingly easy 24-6 victory against Penn State on Saturday at snow-covered Ohio Stadium. A near-record crowd of 95,060, the third-largest in school history, sat happily in the 34-degree, 15-m.p.h.
November 15, 1998 | BILL PLASHCKE
Nick Aliotti stood in a locker room hallway late Saturday afternoon, cheeks red, eyes sunken, exhausted. "I've never had anybody do that to me in 23 years," he said. "I was mad, angry, embarrassed." He wasn't talking about the Washington Huskies, whom Aliotti's defense had just helped defeat in UCLA's 36-24 victory. He was talking about his head coach. Five days earlier, in the most startling trick play of the season, Bob Toledo had publicly censured his defensive coordinator.
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