February 1, 1989 |
The search continued Tuesday for the missing companion of a young woman killed in a shark attack last week, while news of the UCLA graduate student's violent death stunned classmates and faculty members on the Westwood campus. Members of Roy Jeffrey Stoddard's family were arriving at his Malibu home, still hopeful that he would be found alive, even though it has been more than five days since he set out from Malibu on a short morning kayaking excursion with his girlfriend, Tamara McAllister.
August 21, 2012
Re "Shark contest stirs a frenzy," Column One, Aug. 17 Of all the injustices men commit against nature, the one that most upsets me is the vast assault against all the world's sharks. At least 100 million of these magnificent animals are massacred by humans every year. No one knows exactly how many die because the majority are finned and thrown back into the water to die. I believe humans will cause the extinction of most shark species. About 40 years ago, when I traveled between Los Angeles and Catalina Island, I would see 30 to 40 sharks in an hour and a half.
May 13, 2013 |
This will be the first time in 17 playoff series the Kings will have home-ice advantage. They last had home ice at the Forum, in a first-round series against Edmonton in 1992. The fifth-seeded Kings and sixth-seeded Sharks each won two games in their season series, but the Kings got five points because one of their losses was in a shootout. Brent Burns led both teams with eight points, on two goals and six assists. Justin Williams led the Kings with six points, on two goals and four assists.
July 19, 2012
Imagine swimming inches away from sharks and other marine live … right in downtown Las Vegas. Yep, that's now reality at the Tank, the $30-millon pool at the Golden Nugget. Five species of sharks and various game fish fill a 200,000-gallon shark aquarium, which is the centerpiece of a three-story pool complex, complete with waterfalls and a killer water slide that speeds you right through the middle of the aquarium. Shark species include sand tiger sharks, brown sharks, Pacific blacktip sharks, nurse sharks and a zebra shark.
July 5, 1998
Regarding "Shark Safari" (Weekend Escape, June 7), which described an adventure in which people could get into an "open top" shark cage that would then be partially submerged in the water to view blue sharks, up close: This idea of exposing the public to sharks "in their natural habitat" is a fraud and a potentially dangerous one at that. In the first place, they toss chum into the water to attract the sharks and work them into an unnatural feeding frenzy. Would we go to Yosemite, roll down our car window and feed the bears?
May 14, 2013 |
Brent Burns practically set up base camp next to Jonathan Quick in the third period, the San Jose forward getting clean looks and helping generate chance after chance against Quick. The Kings' goalie had to be at his very best under a prolonged third-period siege by Burns and his teammates, reaching back and pulling off a virtuoso performance from his 2012 playoff playbook. That playbook, as you might remember, is titled, "Most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs.