CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 |
Steve Glazer may represent the California Legislature's wave of the future. Then again, he may just crash on the rocks. Glazer is a moderate Democrat running for the Assembly while bucking powerful organized labor. That just is not done in California for the most part, at least successfully. A "Jerry Brown Democrat," he calls himself with some credibility. Not only was Glazer the governor's chief strategist during his lopsided election victory in 2010, he also espouses fiscal restraint like Brown.
September 26, 2013 |
Back in 2002, there was a photo taken of the three basketball standouts at Woodland Hills Taft: Jordan Farmar, Steve Smith and Matt Cook (see above). They've done pretty good for themselves. Farmar went on to UCLA and the NBA . Smith was a standout receiver at USC and in the NFL. Cook is a big-time fashion model . They'd still be a formidable three-on-three team. Their coach, Derrick Taylor, smiles when he sees the photo and remembers the days. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
July 27, 2012 |
Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith is donating $100,000 to the victims of the Aurora, Colo., shooting. Smith has no affiliation with Aurora and didn't know anybody who was injured during the incident but the massacre struck a chord with him. Smith said his eldest son Peyton was at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Returns” in Charlotte, N.C., the same night that a gunman opened fire on a theater in Aurora, killing 12 and injuring 58. ...
November 12, 2010 |
The New York Giants will have to get by for the foreseeable future without their top possession receiver, Steve Smith . On Friday, Smith was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys because of what Coach Tom Coughlin described as a partially torn chest muscle. Mario Manningham , sporting the Giants' biggest per-catch average at 15.4 yards, will replace Smith at split end. Hakeem Nicks , the NFL's top-scoring wide receiver, with nine touchdowns, will remain at flanker.
November 7, 2010 |
In jazz, this is the era of the drummer. On a scene largely defined by the proliferation of creatively ambitious trap set experts, every year seems to bring a new crop of gifted rhythmic explorers. While steeped in jazz history, many of these musicians rove freely across stylistic frontiers, drawing from gospel, funk, folk, Balkan, Cuban and other deep musical wells. Over the next month, three drummer/bandleaders who've forged highly personal group sounds from myriad musical sources perform in the Los Angeles area.
November 11, 2009 |
Some of the NFL's tallest timber this season are mere bonsais in comparison to their football counterparts. The league leaders in touchdowns (Maurice Jones-Drew), yards rushing (Chris Johnson), receptions (Steve Smith) and sacks (Elvis Dumervil) are all sub-6-footers. And at 6 feet, New Orleans star Drew Brees, a most-valuable-player candidate, is the NFL's shortest starting quarterback. From 5-foot-6 Darren Sproles in San Diego to 5-8 Ray Rice in Baltimore, from 175-pound DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia to 185-pound Wes Welker in New England, pros all around the country are proving there's a place for the little man in America's biggest game.