May 18, 1985 |
Washington's Steve Erickson won the Pacific 10 decathlon championship Thursday night with 8,063 points. USC's Mike Gonzales took the final event, the 1,500 meters, in 4:35.74 to finish second with 7,479 points, just ahead of Washington State's Carlos Gambetta, who had 7,403. Erickson set a conference meet second-day point-total record of 4,001, breaking the old mark of 3,765 set in 1981 by Mark Anderson of UCLA. He also set a Washington school record.
April 20, 2014 |
LAS VEGAS - Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. For six years, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has been building an intake straw below the reservoir's two existing pipes. Due for completion in fall 2015, critics say it may not provide a long-term solution. An ongoing drought and the Colorado River's stunted flow have shrunk Lake Mead to its lowest level in generations.
May 22, 1988
Steve Erickson of Bellevue, Wash., won the Point Loma Nazarene Invitational Decathlon Saturday and qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials in Indianapolis, July 15-23, with 7,936 points. San Diego's Tony Allen-Cooksey was second with 7,748 points, and Marty Honea, also of San Diego, was third with 7,056. Neither reached the qualifying standard of 7,800.
March 4, 2014 |
The L.A. Times Festival of Books announced on Tuesday the names of the hundreds of authors who will participate in the annual event. Taking place at USC, the Festival of Books is one of the largest literary festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 150,000 attendees. The 2014 Festival of Books will be held April 12 and 13. On stages, in theaters and in classrooms, authors and others engage in discussions about books with one another and audiences, followed by book signings.
February 19, 1987
As an aloof and free-spirited ballplayer who didn't do much wrong while playing for College of the Canyons and Chatsworth High, Pete Kuld had seen better days. Lots of them. Playing for Pepperdine in his Valley-area debut, however, things began poorly and got worse. Against Cal State Northridge on Feb. 6, the home-run hitting transfer from Canyons went 0 for 4. He also made two errors at catcher. If that wasn't enough, his glasses were broken on a play.
March 27, 1985
UC Irvine left 14 runners on base Tuesday afternoon and went on to lose to Pepperdine in 10 innings, 10-7, in a nonconference game at Anteater Stadium. The Anteaters (14-12-1) trailed the seventh-ranked Waves (23-6-1), 7-5, going into the bottom of the ninth inning when they scored two runs on Steve Morgan's double. Winning pitcher Mike Fetters, who had already walked two batters in the inning, then walked two more to load the bases but the inning ended when Mike Sugar hit into a force play.
April 18, 1987
Skipper Vince Brun and crew Hugo Schreiner won the Star Spring Championship of the Western Hemisphere on Friday, sailing through a field of 50 of the top boats in the class to claim their fourth victory in the six-race regatta. Brun and Schreiner, who won the Star world championship last year in Capri, Italy, took a major step toward qualifying for the 1987 world championship, to be held on Lake Michigan, near Chicago.
February 22, 1987
San Diego State (6-5) lost its third and fourth games in a row Saturday, dropping a doubleheader to visiting Pepperdine (8-3-1). Pepperdine won the first game, 7-4, after scoring six runs on four home runs in the first two innings off SDSU starter Rich Holsman (1-1). Steve Kirkpatrick, Pete Kuld, Rich Hirtenstein and Brian Allen all homered for Pepperdine. Winning pitcher Doug Simons (4-0) pitched a complete game for the Waves.
May 18, 1985 |
Washington State took a commanding lead after eight events of the Pacific 10 track and field championships Friday night as six Cougar athletes won or finished second in six events. Washington State led with 77 points, followed by Oregon with 43 and Oregon State with 23. While the Cougars took charge in the team battle, USC's Darwin Cook took command in the sprints with fast clockings in the 100- and 200-meter preliminaries. Cook flashed to a 10.
July 16, 1993 |
In a move that some insiders call the last blow to a 15-year L.A. tradition, L. A. Weekly editor-in-chief Kit Rachlis was fired this week, triggering the resignations of at least five of the alternative paper's best-known writers. Weekly publisher Michael Sigman says the termination, which Rachlis officially announced at a Wednesday staff meeting, stems from "editorial and managerial differences."