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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Investigators are reviewing building permits for an Anaheim high school auditorium stage that collapsed late Saturday, injuring two dozen students. Officials said they hope to determine what restrictions were placed on the stage at Servite High School. About 250 students were performing at the private Catholic high school Saturday when the platform gave way, injuring 24 students and stunning the crowd. A video posted to YouTube showed a large crowd packing the stage, dancing, shouting and waving pom-poms in the air before the platform suddenly collapsed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A video posted to YouTube begins with scores of students onstage, some in headdresses and others holding what appear to be pompoms, swaying to the right and left before jumping up and down and dancing in place. That's when the stage at an Anaheim high school collapsed Saturday night, injuring about two dozen students. Some suffered broken bones, and most of the other injuries were minor to moderate, officials said. Still, questions remain about why the stage collapsed and whether anyone knew about a weight limit or other issues with the structure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
It was supposed to be the grand finale of the Red and Gold show, a decades-long tradition for the students of Rosary High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Fullerton. Instead, the raucous and creative performance showcasing school spirit ended in a blur when the stage collapsed Saturday night, sending two dozen students to the hospital with minor and moderate injuries. Investigators are now reviewing building permits to determine what restrictions applied to the stage. The performance took place at Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Gerard Mortier, who died of cancer on Saturday at age 70, is being widely eulogized for the incalculable role he played in the opera world in the years he headed opera companies in Brussels, Paris and Madrid. Most notably he revolutionized the Salzburg Festival. I can think of no one more important than the crafty, brilliant Belgian impresario in making opera a uniquely telling, relevant, contemporary and meaningfully controversial art form in Europe. But it wasn't only Europe and it wasn't only opera in which Mortier's influence has proven pervasive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2014 | By Richie Duchon
Authorities are trying to determine what caused an auditorium stage to collapse during a performance at Servite High School in Anaheim on Saturday night, injuring about two dozen students. Officials said most of the injuries were "minor to moderate," though some students suffered broken bones. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and their families," Servite High School said in a statement Sunday. About 250 girls from Rosary High School, Servite's sister Catholic school, were on the stage when it collapsed, Anaheim Police Department spokesman Lt. Tim Schmidt said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2014 | By Richie Duchon, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Authorities were trying to determine whether excessive weight was to blame for the collapse of a stage during a performance at Servite High School in Anaheim on Saturday night, injuring about two dozen students. About 250 girls from Rosary High School, Servite's sister Catholic school, were on the stage when it collapsed, Anaheim Police Department spokesman Lt. Tim Schmidt told The Times. "Early investigations suggest the front of the stage gave out due to weight," Schmidt said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2014 | By Richie Duchon
Witnesses described the moment Saturday night when a stage collapsed during a performance at an Anaheim high school, injuring about two dozen students. "All of a sudden the very front row just completely fell under. We were all in shock," student Stephanie Stevenson told KABC-TV. Another student, Sabrina Lee, added in an interview with the station: "We were all jumping, having fun. We've done it five times before, and then all of a sudden, the girls in front of me just disappeared.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
When it comes to populist (read: reductive) regional theater, Del Shores has cornered the gay white Texan niche. He attempted to crack the film industry with his 2000 adaptation of the play "Sordid Lives" but lacked the kind of cult following that helped to translate Tyler Perry's theatrical success to the big screen. With "Southern Baptist Sissies," Shores has bypassed an adaptation altogether and released a concert film assembled from stage performances. The film's vignettes of gay white naïfs from the Deep South with identity crises recall the back story of many a contestant on "RuPaul's Drag Race.
SPORTS
March 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's basketball team won the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship last season and Coach Ben Howland was fired. With two games left in this conference regular season, the Bruins already know they will not repeat as champions, yet all is well. The change from Howland to Steve Alford has been a mostly lateral move. Entirely horizontal, in fact, according to the records. UCLA last season had a 22-7 record at this stage. As the Bruins prepare to play at Washington on Thursday and Washington State on Saturday in their final two games before this year's conference tournament, their record is … 22-7.
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