CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2013 |
A man walked into a Costa Mesa nail salon about noon Sunday, doused himself in flammable liquid and set himself on fire, police said. A woman from whom the man had been estranged, either his wife or his girlfriend, was inside the salon at the time, according to a Costa Mesa police spokesman. Someone grabbed a fire extinguisher and doused the flames and the man was rushed to a nearby hospital, police said. The man was not immediately identified by authorities, and there was no word on his condition Sunday evening.
May 2, 2012 |
Lionel Messi broke the 39-year-old record for goals scored during a European club season with his hat trick during Barcelona's 4-1 victory over Malaga on Wednesday night. Messi's third goal of the night was his 68th of the season, breaking the previous single-season record of 67 set by Bayern Munich's Gerd Muller in 1972-73. After converting penalty kicks in the 35th and 59th minutes, the 24-year-old Messi chipped goalkeeper Carlos Kameni, knocking the ball into an empty net in the 64th minute for his ninth hat trick of the season.
April 28, 2011 |
OK, award trackers, you now know what you're doing now in January. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced Thursday morning that the 69th Annual Golden Globe awards will be held on Jan. 15, 2012, the same time frame as this year's show. While there was much lamenting this year over the fatigue that accompanies the long season, nothing is changing date-wise with either of the major shows in 2012: The Oscars will still be held on the same weekend at the end of February and the Golden Globes will attempt to set the stage for the season with its mid-January event.
September 7, 2012 |
Aries Merritt, who won the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles at the London Olympics, capped off a remarkable season Friday by smashing the world record in his event at a Diamond League track meet in Brussels. Competing in his final race of the season, Merritt was timed in 12.80 seconds, cutting seven-hundredths of a second off the record set by Cuba's Dayron Robles in 2008. It was the biggest drop in the world record since Renaldo Nehemiah sliced .28 of a second off the standard and lowered it to 12.93 in 1981.
July 27, 2012 |
Legally blind archer Im Dong-hyun broke the world record in the 72-arrow mark with 699 points and led South Korea to a team record in the ranking round at the London Olympics on Friday. Im has 10% vision in his left, 20% in his right eye. "This is just the first round, so I will not get too excited by it," Im said. He combined with Kim Bub-min and Oh Jin-hyek as South Korea scored 2,087 points Friday, breaking the old mark of 2,069 set by South Korea in May. Im won gold medals in the team event at the 2008 Beijing and 2004 Athens Olympics.
October 4, 2012 |
"House of Cards," the first original series from Netflix, will be available for streaming starting on Feb. 1, 2013. Starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and executive produced by David Fincher, who directed "The Social Network" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "House of Cards is a political drama set in Washington. The show is being produced by Media Rights Capital. For Netflix, "House of Cards" is a big bet. It is paying about $4 million per episode for the show and it ordered 26 episodes before even seeing a pilot.
October 15, 2011 |
The most famous ball carrier in the history of Temple football is Bill Cosby, an Owls fullback in the early 1960s. But there's always room for second place. Or there seemed to be until, perhaps, Bernard Pierce rolled along. You may have heard of the Owls' junior running back. Entering Saturday's game against Buffalo, Pierce had a nation-high 15 rushing touchdowns, five of which he gained — along with considerable notoriety — in Temple's shocking 38-7 rout of Maryland on Sept.
September 17, 2012 |
Babs is coming to the Bowl. As part of her 2012 concert tour -- her first in five years -- Barbra Streisand has added a performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Nov. 9. The 8 p.m. concert is the only scheduled Los Angeles stop on the tour. The concert is expected to feature the 70-year-old singer performing some of her most famous numbers, as well as appearances by jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and the operatic pop tenor group Il Volo. PHOTOS: 2012 Hollywood Bowl highlights Streisand's tour includes stops in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Las Vegas and San Jose. The Streisand concert is a lease event, so isn't part of the L.A. Philharmonic's Bowl season, which is set to conclude later this month.
October 3, 2012 |
"Hands on a Hardbody," the new musical that debuted earlier this year at the La Jolla Playhouse, has set a March opening on Broadway. The folksy production, about a group of people competing to win a new truck, is set to officially open at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on March 21. The Brooks Atkinson is currently home to another show associated with the La Jolla company -- "Peter and the Starcatcher," which recently announced that it will close...
August 1, 2012 |
LONDON -- Another world record went down -- this one from Daniel Gyurta of Hungary in the men's 200-meter breaststroke -- bringing the total to four at this Olympic swimming competition. The reigning world champion went 2 minutes, 7.28 seconds at the Aquatics Centre on Wednesday night to win the gold, beating Michael Jamieson of Great Britain (2:07.43) and Ryo Tateishi of Japan (2:08.29). Australia's Christian Sprenger had held the world standard, of 2:07.31, setting it at the World Championships in Rome in 2009.