CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2009 |
Thunder rumbled through the Southland and freak storms pelted the region with hail, lightning and unseasonable rain, killing two women in San Bernardino County, bedeviling aviation and touching off more than a dozen brush fires on the parched mountain slopes ringing Los Angeles County.
August 21, 2003 |
Soccer star David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, formerly Posh of the Spice Girls, are said to be worth more than $82 million. Among their possessions: 15 automobiles that together are worth more than $3 million, according to the Web site luxuryfashion.com. Victoria drives a $400,000 special-edition BMW 750i Saloon. Among David's cars is a $265,000 V8 Bentley. The couple also own a Mercedes limo valued at more than $230,000.
April 8, 1999 |
We all know what we need to be the kind of golfers we keep telling everyone else we really are. We need that three-wedge system to spin the ball back into the cup from any distance inside 100 yards. We need that deep-faced, lightweight titanium driver to get into trouble and the low-profile multimetal three-wood to get out of it. We need all 14 clubs we're allowed to carry and, by golly, even that isn't enough sometimes.
October 11, 1987 |
When John Richardson of Laguna Niguel won the U.S. National Senior Amateur championship recently, it was a victory for the old guys. Or so said the 66-year-old Richardson. "It seems like every time somebody breaks through into the seniors at 55, they always clobber the older guys," Richardson said. That's not what happened this time, though. Richardson defeated 56-year-old James Kite of Virginia in the championship match, 5 and 4.
April 21, 2000 |
What is most challenging about golf? Getting a hole in one? Finding a drink cart when you need one? Hitting the ball flush? Hitting the ball at all? Of course, the pros are the experts and they have their own issues to deal with, such as discount hotel rooms and low-mileage courtesy cars. And on the golf course, there are even more pressing issues. Add it up and you can see why golfers are sometimes confused, a state of being that doesn't clear things up much when we listen to what the pros say.
December 12, 1985 |
If it's not too thin, it's too fat. And if it's not too short, it's too tall. Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder when it comes to shopping for Christmas trees. Donnie White of Covina was looking for a "natural shape." But her husband, Chuck, looked straight through the boughs to the spine of each Monterey pine, in search of a straight trunk, "so the tree won't stand crookedly."