March 17, 2013 |
Herman Nash is his name, and the 44-year-old former Manual Arts running back has earned a special place in the history of West Hollywood Pacific Hills basketball. He took over running the team on the night of March 2, after Pacific Hills defeated Brentwood in the Southern Section 4A final and head Coach Ivan Barahona left to coach the El Salvador national team. With Nash directing practices and making decisions on the sideline, Pacific Hills went through the gantlet of the CIF Southern California Division IV playoffs, knocking off powerhouses La Verne Lutheran, Gardena Serra and Torrance Bishop Montgomery to earn a spot in Saturday's state championship game in Sacramento.
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May 8, 1987 |
One of the family owners of the El Ranchito restaurant chain, once indicted in Hawaii for drug smuggling but never tried, was shot and killed just after midnight Thursday as he drove through his neighborhood west of Upper Newport Bay. Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators said "several shots" were fired at Joe Luis Avila, 40, of Costa Mesa, through the window of his black 1985 Porsche Carrera convertible.
May 24, 2001 |
When Armando Melendez was a 5-year-old boy growing up in El Salvador, he fell under the sway of a crazy uncle who had futbol on the brain. Instead of taking Armando to school in the mornings, Uncle Oscar would secretly spirit the boy off to a park for soccer practice. Long before he could read or write much, Armando knew how to caress a leather ball with his instep, how to make the bouncing sphere obey his will.
February 25, 1998 |
From the time they were old enough to chew bubble gum, Matt Fisher, Matt Cassel and Conor Jackson have been called baseball wonders. Every step of the way, from T-ball through senior league, they've stood out as all-stars. In youth drafts, they were certain No. 1 picks. If only they had agent Dennis Gilbert to negotiate their pizza deals. Time has flown by. They're now sophomores in high school, Fisher and Cassel at Chatsworth, Jackson at El Camino Real.
October 21, 1990 |
Some advice for beginning art collectors from people who work in the field: Real art collectors never ask, "But will it go with the sofa?" Real art galleries do not advertise sure-thing investments. Real art dealers do not kiss your hand. "If they kiss your hand or call you monsieur when you walk in, turn around and get out fast," Joni Gordon said with a laugh. Gordon is the owner of Newspace, a contemporary art gallery on Melrose Avenue.