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July 21, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ
Dodgers Manager Joe Torre said this spring that what happened Monday night might never happen. General Manager Ned Colletti said the same. But there was Jason Schmidt, pitching in his first major league game in more than two years. Schmidt not only pitched, he overcame a nightmarish first inning to earn the win in the Dodgers' 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. "I had hoped to just go out there and make it respectable but I'm happy with the result," Schmidt said.
April 12, 2014
"I think the umpire at home plate should not call balls and strikes. I think they should have a force field over home plate and if the pitcher throws and the ball touches the force field a little bell goes off and it's a strike. " Mike Schmidt , Hall of Fame slugger, when asked during a radio interview what he would change about baseball. "And they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on, because it's stupid. " Adam Jones , Baltimore outfielder, after saying he wished police had tased two people who ran on the field at Yankee Stadium while the Orioles were on defense.
March 29, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun
A few weeks before the opening of Santa Catalina Island's zipline attraction, its designer popped a question that caught a handful of local officials and visiting journalists off guard: "Want to zip?" Bradd Morse, the president of Canopy Tours Inc., was mindful that being among the first to hurtle over rocky, cactus-filled canyons at speeds of up to 40 mph while dangling from a cable as high as 300 feet off the ground might make some people nervous. But getting these individuals -- public safety officials, mostly -- to take a ride on the Catalina Zipline Eco-Tour is all part of the plan to transform this struggling harbor community of about 3,000 people into a more prominent Southern California destination.
March 16, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Mike Schmidt, perhaps the greatest third baseman in baseball history and a harsh critic of players using performance-enhancing drugs, sat down with reporters Saturday to discuss his recovery from skin cancer. "I'm a very lucky man," said the former Philadelphia Phillies slugger and Hall of Famer about his battle with stage 3 melanoma. “I've done just about everything I can to destroy the cancer cells in my body.” The 64-year-old had two operations and went through the usual rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
May 31, 1989
The state Commission on Judicial Performance said it has filed misconduct charges against Orange County Municipal Judge Calvin P. Schmidt, but did not disclose what the charges involve. Thomas Malcolm, attorney for Schmidt, said they do not include a publicized allegation that Schmidt gave favorable treatment to a prostitute in exchange for sex. The commission wants to hold a public hearing, but Malcolm said, "Why should he have to go through the circus of a hearing open to the public?
October 24, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A doctor was convicted of attempted second-degree murder for injecting his former lover with blood from an AIDS patient, infecting her with the virus that causes the disease. A jury found Dr. Richard Schmidt guilty of walking into Janice Allen's darkened apartment on Aug. 4, 1994, and injected her with the tainted blood. Schmidt, 52, faces life in prison. Prosecutors said Schmidt injected her after Allen, 34, told him that their relationship was over after 10 years.
March 28, 1987
An owner of an Encino restaurant was ordered Friday to pay a total of $20,000 in restitution to 10 former employees who had accused him of failure to pay minimum wage by requiring them to split their tips with management. Avi Datner, co-owner of Masada, 16260 Ventura Blvd., pleaded no contest to a charge that he required employees to split tips. The practice is common in the restaurant industry, according to the prosecutor, Deputy City Atty. Richard A. Schmidt, and defense attorney Richard J.
July 26, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Thieves stole German Health Minister Ulla Schmidt's official limousine from near the Spanish town of Alicante while she was on holiday. Schmidt, a Social Democrat in conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government, had been using the black Mercedes for official appointments, including meetings at retirement homes, hospitals and schools, a spokeswoman said. She said the thieves broke into the driver's room and took the keys. Alicante, on the Costa Blanca in southeastern Spain, is a popular retirement and holiday spot for Germans.
September 10, 1989
I read a mention of "The Name of the Rose" in TV Times; it definitely was a visual feast with some top performers. I'd give it a rating of 3 or 3 1/2 checks. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Edward A. Schmidt, Whittier
December 25, 1990
I would like to ask Isaac why she thinks it degrading to live freely in the streets but not degrading to be involuntarily incarcerated and involuntarily "medically" treated and denied all civil rights. JOHN A. SCHMIDT Los Angeles
March 4, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
Top tech executives, including BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are in town this week for a two-day technology and media conference. Oasis: The Montgomery Summit -- for a decade known as the Montgomery Technology Conference before a name change this year -- will take place at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica on Wednesday and Thursday. PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor The invitation-only confab will feature panels, networking and presentations from chief executives of about 150 companies in the social, mobile, analytics and cloud sectors.
February 21, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Eric Schmidt, the billionaire executive chairman of Google, has bought the Veronique and Gregory Peck estate on L.A.'s Westside for $22 million. Set on 1.3 acres, the 1930s French chateau sits at the end of a long driveway and is surrounded by a flat lawn, mature trees and lush gardens. The neighbors include heiress Petra Ecclestone, White House interior designer Michael Smith and the Playboy Mansion. Designed for grand-scale entertaining, the 9,182 square feet of living space features the original marble-walled foyer, vaulted ceilings, formal dining and living rooms, an office, a bar, four fireplaces, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
December 30, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It's that time of year -- a time when the entire Internet makes its year-end lists for all those folks who appreciate procrastinating aids. So who are we to deny you? We painstakingly went through our DVR -- and our Twitter feed, our notepads and the company restroom stalls -- to pull out some of the best lines TV had to offer this year. The list, of course, is subjective and incomplete. And in the spirit of giving, we hope you readers will contribute and expand the list in the comments section.
July 12, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
When you're the chairman of a giant tech company, you get to try things first. That's what Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was seen doing at the Allen & Co. annual media and technology conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, where on Thursday he was spotted with Motorola's Moto X smartphone next to his ears. The Moto X is Motorola's next flagship smartphone, and the company began promoting it earlier this month with an ad just before the Fourth of July. PHOTOS: Auctioned Apple items The device will be highly customizable and it will be manufactured in the U.S. For its marketing campaign, Motorola chose the tagline "Designed by You. Assembled in the USA. " But until Thursday, no images of the Moto X had been revealed.
June 11, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Anyone interested in rock 'n' roll or the future of fashion will want to check out Los Angeles designer Michael Schmidt in conversation with pop culture writer Rose Apodaca on Wednesday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Throughout his three-decade career, Schmidt has dressed Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Fergie, Tina Turner and a constellation of other music stars in provocative costumes using innovative materials (think razor...
April 23, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Most consumers will not be able to get ahold of Google Glass until next year, despite earlier promises that the smart-glasses would be available to the general public in 2013. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told the BBC that the general consumer release of the high-tech eyewear is still "a year-ish away. " Glass is a device designed by Google that functions similarly to a smartphone but is worn on users' faces like a pair of glasses. The device has a tiny display that users see out of the corner of their eye. Among its features, Glass can be used to search the Internet, hold video chats or take photos.
July 19, 1992
Bravo for Hermosillo! Thank you for taking Bakewell to task for his blatant racism and outrageous tactics. When I first read of his actions I was so incensed that I suffered writer's block and could not respond. Thanks again. JOHN A. SCHMIDT Los Angeles
June 23, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
In a victory for Orange County Municipal Judge Calvin P. Schmidt, a Superior Court judge on Thursday declared that the state agency charged with investigating judicial misconduct does not have the power to air its inquiries in public. Schmidt would have been the first person in California to be the subject of a public hearing by the Commission on Judicial Performance under an initiative passed by voters in November. That initiative, Proposition 92, intended to open some judicial inquiries to the public.
April 16, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Eric Schmidt was not sporting a pair of Google glasses on Tuesday. And he definitely didn't wear them on his recent trip to North Korea either. "I didn't want to freak them out," Schmidt said. "They have a lot of guns. " But Google's executive chairman predicted that people wearing Google Glass will become a common sight after the pricey digital eyewear is introduced to the public. The wearable technology has already become an everyday part of life on Google's Mountain View, Calif., campus, Schmidt said during an onstage interview at D: Dive into Mobile in New York.
March 16, 2013 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the quasar - an extremely bright object powered by matter falling into a super-massive black hole lying in the heart of a galaxy. First found in 1963, these strange sources of radio waves initially stumped astronomers: They shone as sharply and intensely as nearby stars, but they appeared to be moving away from Earth far too fast to be in our own Milky Way. Scientists called them quasi-stellar radio sources - or quasars for short.
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