CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2014
Shulamit Aloni Israeli champion of civil rights Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, died Friday at her home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Meretz, the party she helped found and led, announced her death in a statement but did not reveal the cause. She was widely reported to be 85, but her son Nimrod told the New York Times that she was 86 and born in Tel Aviv in 1927. Aloni fought in the 1948 war that led to Israel's creation; and after winning a seat in Israel's parliament, the Knesset, in 1965, she served for 28 years and held a number of cabinet posts.
January 21, 2014 |
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and English musician Atticus Ross will put their knack for chilly, moody soundscapes to use once again in director David Fincher's upcoming thriller "Gone Girl," an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel about a man whose wife disappears on their fifth anniversary and leaves him as the prime suspect. Reznor and Ross have worked together on a number of NIN albums and also crafted the scores for two previous Fincher films: "The Social Network" (2010)
January 2, 2014 |
The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after franchise Chairwoman Paula Williams Madison told the league her family-owned company would no longer be involved with the team, The Times has learned. "This was a big surprise to us," WNBA President Laurel Richie said Thursday. "Right before the holidays, I got a call from Paula letting me know that she and her family were no longer in a position to continue with the Sparks. " The WNBA is not taking over control of the Sparks, however.
December 8, 2013 |
Five weeks ago Huntington Beach had a losing record and was all but out of the CIF playoffs. Now, it is a Southern Section champion for the first time. Kai Ross threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns and returned two interceptions for scores in the fourth quarter as the Oilers won the Southwest Division title with a 42-28 victory over Newport Harbor on Saturday afternoon at Angel Stadium. "This was a test of our season — we were the last team into the playoffs and now we've done something our school's never done," said Ross, who has orally committed to Montana, where he hopes to play both offense and defense.
November 11, 2013 |
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has broken his silence on the bullying scandal that has engulfed his team, saying he's appalled by Jonathan Martin 's allegations of daily harassment by teammates. Ross said he plans to meet with Martin on Wednesday and that he has been in touch with the tackle through text messages. "I'd like to hear from him what had happened, why he felt that way and what we did and what we could have done to prevent something like this from happening," Ross said.
October 30, 2013 |
What's it like to be cheated on, especially under Hollywood's microscope? Liberty Ross is sharing her own experience, which came when then-husband Rupert Sanders was captured on film in mid-2012 necking around town with his "Snow White and the Huntsman" star Kristen Stewart. The affair would go on to demolish both Robert Pattinson's relationship with Stewart and Ross' marriage to Sanders, despite public apologies from both guilty parties. "It was horrible," Ross, 35, says in the December issue of Vanity Fair.
October 20, 2013 |
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross, the top-seeded team at the AVP Championships beach volleyball tournament, were upset in the semifinals by third-seeded Lauren Fendrick and Brittany Hochevar, 21-15, 21-17, on Sunday at Huntington Beach. It was only the second loss in 18 matches for Walsh Jennings and Ross, who paired up this season after Walsh Jennings' partner in all three of her Olympic-winning performances, Misty May-Treanor, retired.
October 20, 2013 |
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, the top-seeded women's team at the AVP Championships beach volleyball tournament in Huntington Beach, lost a set Saturday but not a match. Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson, the top-seeded men's duo that is on a four-tournament winning streak, had to work much harder. Gibb and Patterson, who wears a mohawk, same as his two young sons, lost their first match Saturday but came back to win two more and advance to Sunday's semifinals. After losing to eighth-seeded Brad Keenan and John Mayer, 21-19, 12-21, 15-13, in their first match Saturday, Gibb and Patterson recovered to first beat 12th-seeded Pedro Brazao and Steve Grotkowski, 21-19, 21-16, and then seventh-seeded Ryan Doherty and 2008 Olympics gold medalist Todd Rogers, 21-16, 21-17, to advance to Sunday's semifinals.
October 20, 2013 |
Kerri Walsh Jennings has three Olympic gold medals and three children. She's 35 years old and has won 112 beach volleyball tournaments, tied for most in the history of the sport with her now-retired former partner Misty May-Treanor. And still a loss makes Walsh Jennings angry enough to kick some sand and speak of her severe disappointment at dropping a semifinal match Sunday at the AVP Championship beach volleyball tournament in Huntington Beach. "I'm not happy," Walsh Jennings said.
October 18, 2013 |
Sanya Richards-Ross is a four-time track-and-field gold medalist for the United States. In the WEtv reality show "Sanya's Glam & Gold," her life training for the Olympics and living - and working - with her family was documented. Richards-Ross, 28, talked to us about what it takes to stay in shape for the world's highest-stakes sporting event, how she manages to work alongside her family and whether her workouts have changed over the years. Will you be competing in the next Olympics?