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April 20, 1991
The article in today's Times sports section (April 11), "Shoemaker Was Legally Under the Influence," prompted me to write this letter. After all of the advertising and public service announcements about drinking and driving, it appears to be having little effect on the driving population, including celebrities. Don Pierce, former jockey and now trainer, is quoted as saying, "I've seen him drink a lot more and drive. There was nothing new about having a couple of beers after golf."
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SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: The Angels were one out from defeat, and three runs down, when Raul Ibanez stepped to the plate in the ninth inning. Ibanez delivered a three-run home run - his second home run of the season, and the 2,000th hit of his career - to force the game into extra innings. But Mets catcher Anthony Recker had the game-winning hit, a 13th-inning home run off the last man in the Angels' bullpen, Matt Shoemaker. AT THE PLATE: Collin Cowgill and Chris Iannetta each hit his first home run of the season.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2001
NEAR Shoemaker: Phone home (Feb. 13). Great work, JPL engineers! JUDY FARRIS Rancho Mirage
SPORTS
March 29, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Collin Cowgill edged out J.B. Shuck for a reserve outfield spot, Ian Stewart beat out Grant Green for a backup infield job, and Matt Shoemaker was added to the bullpen as a long reliever, as the Angels made their final cuts and announced their 25-man opening-day roster Saturday night. The left-handed-hitting Shuck earned several American League rookie-of-the-year votes after hitting .293 with 128 hits in 129 games last season, and he had a solid spring, hitting .281 (16 for 57) with five triples in 21 games through Friday night.
NEWS
November 10, 1988 | Sam Farmer
Either Glendale (3-6, 0-5 in league play) or Hoover (1-7-1, 0-4) will snap its losing streak tonight when the teams meet at Glendale at 8. But Dynamiter Coach Don Shoemaker isn't expecting much. "We'll probably tie, 7-7, or some crazy thing," Shoemaker said. "They've been as hard luck as we have." Hoover kicker Brad Faunce would like to see a close game so he'll be in a position to salvage a dismal season by winning the game with a kick.
SPORTS
February 4, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Someone once figured that it was 80 steps from the race track at Santa Anita back to the jockeys' room. For Bill Shoemaker, though, with his size-1 1/2 boot and mincing walk, it's about 100 steps. Shoemaker, 58, made that trip for the last time Saturday, minutes after riding Patchy Groundfog to a fourth-place finish in the $107,850 Legend's Last Ride Handicap, a farewell that brought 64,573 fans to Santa Anita.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Better make time for a pedicure on Tuesday - Wednesday is National No Socks Day. That's right. A day to free your feet from their confines. And I think wearing sandals is a better alternative than going barefoot -- dangerous -- or wearing regular shoes without hosiery -- sticky and uncomfortable. National No Socks Day was created by Tom and Ruth Roy, who've come up with numerous holidays over the years that are legit enough to be included some years in Chase's Calendar of Events, which writer Richard E. Meyer called “the nation's annual bible of extraordinary occasions” in a Los Angeles Times story about the Roys in 1996.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sculptor Giacomo Manzu, a leading Italian artist who gained fame as the creator of the bronze doors at St. Peter's Basilica and other churches, has died at 82. Manzu died at his home in a Rome suburb of heart failure Thursday night, said his secretary. Born in the northern city of Bergamo, one of 12 children of a shoemaker, Manzu never received any formal artistic training and used to say that his artistic impulse sprang from his blood.
NEWS
October 8, 1987
A memorial service will be held today in San Francisco for former Presiding 1st District Appellate Court Justice Daniel R. Shoemaker, whose 1968 ruling upheld police use of radar to detect speeders. He was 85. Shoemaker, first appointed to the bench in 1943, died Sept. 16 at a retirement center in Marin County, a spokesman for UC Berkeley's Hastings College of the Law said this week.
SPORTS
July 29, 1988 | Associated Press
Fioravanti, ridden by Bill Shoemaker, set the pace and fought off a late charge to win the $43,000 feature race on the turf by three-quarters of a length Thursday at Del Mar. Uptothehilt, ridden by Gary Stevens, challenged the winner in the drive but finished second, 2 3/4 lengths in front of Hall Of Arts and Aaron Gryder in a field of 10. Fioravanti covered a mile in 1:36 3/5 and earned $23,650. The winner paid $5.80, $4.60 and $3.80; Uptothehilt returned $5 and $4.
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 3, Arizona 2 AT THE PLATE: The Angels took advantage of wild pick-off attempts to score their first two runs. Leadoff man Kole Calhoun, who drew two walks, took third base on Eury De La Rosa's errant throw past first base and scored on J.B. Shuck's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Shuck took third on Marcos Mateo's errant throw to first and scored on John Hester's two-out bunt single in the eighth. ON THE MOUND: Closer Ernesto Frieri, whose wife gave birth Friday to the couple's second child, threw a one-two-three fourth inning in his spring debut.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2013 | By Robert Anasi
In the rococo mid-'70s, my father and his three sons would gather around our black-and-white TV and watch World Wide Wrestling matches on Saturday afternoons. We were entranced by the long-running tag-team feud between "baby faces" - good guys - Chief Jay Strongbow (born Joseph Scarpa) and his partner Billy White Wolf, a.k.a Adnan Bin Abdulkareem Ahmed Alkaissy El Farthie (a high school chum of one Saddam Hussein), and "heels" - bad guys - Mr. Fuji and Professor Toru Tanaka, wizards of malice from the inscrutable Orient (both actually Hawaiians)
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Better make time for a pedicure on Tuesday - Wednesday is National No Socks Day. That's right. A day to free your feet from their confines. And I think wearing sandals is a better alternative than going barefoot -- dangerous -- or wearing regular shoes without hosiery -- sticky and uncomfortable. National No Socks Day was created by Tom and Ruth Roy, who've come up with numerous holidays over the years that are legit enough to be included some years in Chase's Calendar of Events, which writer Richard E. Meyer called “the nation's annual bible of extraordinary occasions” in a Los Angeles Times story about the Roys in 1996.
IMAGE
April 27, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
There's magic afoot in Orange County that has nothing to do with a giant mouse or a legendary berry farm and everything to do with George Esquivel and his band of craftsmen who, for more than a decade, have been hand-cobbling high-end shoes for a who's who of the well-heeled, including rock stars, NBA players, politicians and Hollywood heavyweights of every stripe. In a nondescript building off I-5 in Buena Park, pieces of white leather destined to become booties for singer Janelle Monae are being meticulously hand-stitched at one table.
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Paul Shoemaker is the chef at the newly opened Juicy Lucy at the Taste at Figat7th food court in downtown. Before opening his new burger joint, Shoemaker spent time in the kitchens at Water Grill, the French Laundry in Yountville, Providence and Bastide, where Shoemaker earned his first Michelin star. He went on to open the now-closed Savory in Malibu, where he received some serious burger cred for his Wolfmother burger creation. Shoemaker is now turning out Juicy Lucy hamburgers (the cheese is in the middle of the patty instead of on top)
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Savory chef-owner Paul Shoemaker announced that he has closed his Malibu restaurant, giving up on a "long and hard battle" with its landlord, according to a release.  Shoemaker, former chef of erstwhile Bastide and chef de cuisine of Providence, opened the restaurant two years ago in Point Dume Village. It was considered a bastion in an area not necessarily known, for the most part, for the caliber of its restaurants. Point Dume Village owner (and part owner of Savory) Zan Marquis could not be reached for comment.
SPORTS
February 4, 1990
Career accomplishments of jockey Bill Shoemaker, who made the final ride of his career in the fifth race Saturday at Santa Anita--a fourth-place finish aboard Patchy Groundfog. * Career mounts: 40,350 * Career victories: 8,833 * Career seconds: 6,136 * Career thirds: 4,987 * Career earnings: $123,375,524 * Most victories in season: Set record with 485 victories in 1953. The previous record was 390. Shoemaker's mark broken in 1973 when Sandy Hawley rode 515 winners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1991
Jesus Escobar has been buried. He was killed by gunmen, who were angered that he didn't have any cash in his shoe repair store (Metro, Aug. 2). Escobar came to Los Angeles from El Salvador. He wanted to find a better life for himself and his family. He was kind and generous to his customers and neighbors. His generosity touched people. I remember that he gave me a pair of handmade shoes as a gift. You see, I was his English teacher at Los Angeles Community Adult School. Jesus' gifts to people came from his heart.
SPORTS
July 2, 2011 | By Eric Sondheimer
There have been plenty of ups and downs in the racing career of jockey Patrick Valenzuela, but at 48, he's looking revitalized and reenergized. On Saturday, he earned his 100th career stakes victory at Hollywood Park by guiding Courageous Cat to victory by a neck over Caracortado in the $300,000 Grade I Shoemaker Mile. Valenzuela won the Santa Anita Derby when he was 17 in 1980. He won the Kentucky Derby aboard Sunday Silence in 1989. He has fought back from substance abuse problems to return to Southern California to ride full time.
SPORTS
July 1, 2011 | By Eric Sondheimer
It's going to be a busy final three weeks of the Hollywood Park spring-summer meeting, with major stakes races each weekend, starting Saturday with two Grade I stakes, the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile on the turf and the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap at seven furlongs. Next Saturday, July 9, is the $500,000 Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup, followed by the $250,000 Grade I American Oaks Handicap on July 16. One obstacle to the final weekend on July 16-17 is that it takes place when a 10-mile stretch of the 405 freeway will be closed between the 10 freeway and the Sepulveda Pass.
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