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March 5, 2013 | By Karin Klein
A small knife -- think of the pocket-sized, fold-up, Boy Scout variety -- is a limited weapon. So even though the term “box cutter” still sends chills down our spines, it shouldn't frighten us too much to contemplate the Transportation Security Administration's announcement that it will permit knives with blades shorter than 6 centimeters -- about 2.4 inches. The top reasons given by the TSA aren't thrilling: This puts our rules in line with those of other nations and will speed up security lines.
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BUSINESS
October 9, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
With a flurry of late season snow, the sale of snow sports equipment and clothing rebounded slightly last winter compared with the abysmal season the previous year. The sale of ski and snowboarding equipment and clothing reached $3.4 billion in the 2012-13 season, up 3% compared with the previous season, according to the latest report from the SnowSports Industry Assn., a trade group for ski, snowboard and apparel retailers and manufacturers. The numbers represent a slight improvement from the 2011-12 season when participation in snow sports dropped 6% over the previous year because of extremely limited snowfall.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2000 | GAIL DAVIS
Student leaders at Cal State Northridge's satellite campus have purchased almost $400 in athletic equipment, which will be available free for students' use during school hours. The equipment includes footballs, baseball gear, volleyballs and a net, basketballs, croquet sets, horseshoes, Frisbees, Hackey Sacks and soccer balls.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
While rising to chief technology officer for Magellan Navigation in the 1990s, Anatole Lokshin pioneered the use of the global positioning system in everyday life, bringing the satellite-based technology to boats, cars and eventually cellphones. Now, running a startup with his son, the Huntington Beach inventor wants to latch sophisticated motion sensors onto surfboards, skateboards, snowboards and regular clothing. Data collected by Lokshin's sensors could separate pros from posers in sports that typically emphasize imprecise metrics such as style points.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1994 | TERRY SPENCER
A recreation group that is holding a convention here will be giving away used sports equipment and holding a sports clinic at 10 a.m. Saturday for children who live in the Jeffrey-Lynne neighborhood, one of the city's poorest. The 1,800 members of the California Park and Recreation Society have been asked to bring used equipment with them to the group's convention this weekend. It will then be distributed at Audrey Plaza Park. The clinics are limited to 120 who already have registered.
HOME & GARDEN
September 20, 1997 | RALPH and TERRY KOVEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Don't discard Grandpa's old golf clubs, fishing tackle, baseball gloves, tennis balls or other sports equipment. Many collectors have been saving baseball cards since the 1950s, but sports equipment was ignored by all but a few. All kinds of sports collectibles now are seen at the most prestigious antiques shows and at many flea markets.
HEALTH
November 12, 2007 | Kathleen Hom, Washington Post
From natural cleaning products to hemp clothing, the green revolution has transformed the contents of our kitchen cabinets and closets. Now, sporting and fitness goods manufacturers are taking the trend outdoors, marketing upscale products that boast a new sensitivity to the environment.
BUSINESS
January 14, 1992 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joey Santley went to Japan two years ago to sell surfboards and neon-colored surf wear. He drew a lot of attention but not much else. The marketing executive for California Surf Xports in Laguna Niguel found that his clients' products were too big for the average Japanese surfer. Santley, who represents 18 Southern California sporting goods and sportswear manufacturers, told his clients that "if they're serious about entering the Japanese market, they have to make some changes."
OPINION
August 3, 2012 | By Harvey Shapiro and Chris Waddell
Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee South African "Blade Runner," is set for an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday in the 400-meter qualifying heats. When the starter's gun goes off, it will be a shot heard throughout the sports world and a watershed event for legions of disabled athletes. To get there, he ran a tortuous course of legal proceedings with the International Assn. of Athletic Federations. Pistorius, a multiple Paralympic gold medalist, was forced to challenge a recent IAAF rule that forbids lower-extremity "spring" assist units.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1996 | JOHN CANALIS
Firefighters and Sav-On Drugs stores are collecting Christmas gifts for needy Orange County children through Dec. 23. Residents are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment at Fire Station No. 1, 17737 Bushard St.; Fire Station No. 2, 16767 Newhope St.; and the Sav-On stores at 17136 Magnolia St. and 18545 Brookhurst St. Banners reading "Spark of Love" identify the exact locations of the collection boxes.
NEWS
March 5, 2013 | By Karin Klein
A small knife -- think of the pocket-sized, fold-up, Boy Scout variety -- is a limited weapon. So even though the term “box cutter” still sends chills down our spines, it shouldn't frighten us too much to contemplate the Transportation Security Administration's announcement that it will permit knives with blades shorter than 6 centimeters -- about 2.4 inches. The top reasons given by the TSA aren't thrilling: This puts our rules in line with those of other nations and will speed up security lines.
OPINION
August 3, 2012 | By Harvey Shapiro and Chris Waddell
Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee South African "Blade Runner," is set for an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday in the 400-meter qualifying heats. When the starter's gun goes off, it will be a shot heard throughout the sports world and a watershed event for legions of disabled athletes. To get there, he ran a tortuous course of legal proceedings with the International Assn. of Athletic Federations. Pistorius, a multiple Paralympic gold medalist, was forced to challenge a recent IAAF rule that forbids lower-extremity "spring" assist units.
NATIONAL
July 20, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson, Jenny Deam and Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
AURORA, Colo. - Jessica Ghawi narrowly escaped a murderous rampage at a shopping center in Toronto last month, deciding to leave a food court where, moments later, a gunman killed two people and wounded six others. The incident, and her narrow escape, deeply moved her. "I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday," Ghawi wrote on her blog. "I saw the terror on bystanders' faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don't know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath.
SPORTS
October 22, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
In other circumstances, San Clemente would be having a season to cherish. The Tritons are 8-0, jogging memories as to the last time the program enjoyed this kind of start. "I believe 1978, some people say 1976," interim Coach Jon Hamro , who played for San Clemente in 1979 and 1980, said Saturday. Actually, a check of the records shows it was 1975, when the Tritons went unbeaten and untied before losing to La Habra Sonora in the second round of the playoffs. The interim tag attached to Hamro's title hints at the trouble that rocked the Tritons less than three weeks before their season opener.
NATIONAL
October 19, 2011 | By Alexa Vaughn, Washington Bureau
As scientists confirm that football and other high-impact sports can leave lasting brain damage, companies are marketing "anti-concussion" equipment to coaches, parents and children that, neurologists say, probably does not work. "I wish there was such a product on the market," Jeffrey Kutcher, chairman of the American Academy of Neurology's sports section, said at a Senate hearing Wednesday. "The simple truth is that no current helmet, mouth guard, headband or other piece of equipment can significantly prevent concussions from occurring.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu
Van Nuys sporting equipment maker Easton-Bell Sports Inc. has acquired lacrosse goods manufacturer Talon Lacrosse for an undisclosed amount, the companies said Monday. The deal will result in a new Easton Lacrosse division, to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. The more than 2,000 employees at Easton-Bell produce equipment for sports including baseball, ice hockey, cycling and football. Talon founders Doug Appleton, Cort Kim and Blake Kim, who launched the private firm in San Carlos, Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1990 | KIRSTEN LEE SWARTZ
Police arrested an Oxnard man and three male juveniles suspected of burglarizing a sports equipment store early Monday morning, authorities said. Gilbert Mondesi, 21, is being held at Ventura County Jail on a charge of burglary, Oxnard Police Sgt. Fred Berry said. The juveniles were taken to Juvenile Hall, Berry said. California Sport Shop, at 736 N. Ventura Road, has been hit by burglars at least five times this summer, losing as much as $8,000, said store spokesman Richard Rodriguez.
NATIONAL
July 20, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson, Jenny Deam and Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
AURORA, Colo. - Jessica Ghawi narrowly escaped a murderous rampage at a shopping center in Toronto last month, deciding to leave a food court where, moments later, a gunman killed two people and wounded six others. The incident, and her narrow escape, deeply moved her. "I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday," Ghawi wrote on her blog. "I saw the terror on bystanders' faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don't know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath.
HEALTH
November 12, 2007 | Kathleen Hom, Washington Post
From natural cleaning products to hemp clothing, the green revolution has transformed the contents of our kitchen cabinets and closets. Now, sporting and fitness goods manufacturers are taking the trend outdoors, marketing upscale products that boast a new sensitivity to the environment.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2006 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
Two of the nation's largest privately held sports equipment makers said Tuesday that they were combining to form one of the biggest teams on the industry's playing field. Easton Sports Inc. of Van Nuys and Riddell Bell Holdings Inc. will become Easton-Bell Sports Inc. The deal was orchestrated by Easton and New York-based private equity firm Fenway Partners Inc., which controls Riddell. It is being partly funded with money from Canada's Ontario Teachers Pension Fund. Terms were not disclosed.
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