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April 28, 1993 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happened so fast that, in that urgent moment, Marcelo Balboa forgot that he had been forewarned. Less than an hour earlier, Balboa and teammate Janusz Michallik had walked the field at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, assessing its condition. The U.S. national soccer team was preparing for a recent game against Iceland, and the two players were scanning the field, looking for small holes that might affect their play.
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May 24, 2012 | Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
A bleary-eyed Chui Hom tripped down her apartment stairs at 8 a.m. sharp and started her car. She didn't get far. The vehicle inched across Riverside Terrace, a narrow one-way lane in Echo Park, and stopped on the other side. Hom is part of Los Angeles' Great Street-Sweeping Do-Si-Do. Twice a week, residents of Koreatown, Pico-Union and other neighborhoods with more apartments than parking spaces race to their cars, hoping to move them before parking enforcement officers arrive and ticket them for blocking street sweepers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2001
Has someone turned the lights on downtown? With all the politicians from over the hill stumping for mayor in the San Fernando Valley, it's like a horde of cockroaches invading us. Never have I seen so many public forums where the candidates allow themselves to be seen and heard. I compare it to the street sweeper showing up after so many years that I had to rub my eyes to see if it was real. But unlike the street sweeper who will show up month after month, when they get done saying what people want to hear, they'll retreat like cockroaches to the dark and dank underbelly of downtown.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2012 | By David C. Nichols
This post has been corrected. See note below. Noble social intent accompanies “The Imaginary Life of the Street Sweeper, August G.” at Casa 0101. In its American premiere, Armand Gatti's surreal fantasia about revolution and labor unrest isn't the last word in polemic, but it does its best to be. First produced in France in 1962, “August G.” is based on Gatti's father, a World War I veteran and the titular street sweeper. The raw, starkly episodic script incorporates agit-prop, stream of consciousness, elegy and satire as it follows August G. at various times in his life, often simultaneously.
SPORTS
April 20, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
National team sweeper Marcelo Balboa, the 1992 U.S. player of the year, has torn two ligaments in his right knee and will need surgery.
SPORTS
March 1, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Site--Cerritos Gahr When--4 p.m. today Compton Dominguez (16-2-1)--Starters: Armando Victoria, Sr., goalkeeper, nine shutouts; Jose Arguello, Jr., stopper, scored winning goal in quarterfinal victory over Lakewood; Daniel DeLa Torre, Sr., defender; Francisco Peralta, Jr., defender; Hector Barrera, Sr., sweeper; Gerardo Torres, Sr. midfielder, scored winning goal in semifinal victory over Bell Gardens; Alberto Ortiz, Jr.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2009 | Ann Powers; August Brown; Randy Lewis
Street Sweeper Social Club "Street Sweeper Social Club" (Independent Label Group/ Warner Music) * * * 1/2 Just last month, some critics questioned the continued relevancy of the fairly mild political discontent expressed on Green Day's latest album, "21st Century Breakdown." Well, Billie Joe Armstrong can breathe easy now. There's a new explosives unit in town, and this one is radical enough to really reap the scorn of those who think there's no more room for protest in rock.
NEWS
December 3, 1989
Millions of people each year visit Venice Beach, many of them strolling along the walk streets, strewing debris in front of other people's homes. But the narrow public passageways were never visited by city street sweepers, leaving residents to add the trash patrol to their weekend chores. One resident finally had it up to there with volunteer street cleaning and decided to take on City Hall, enlisting the help of the Venice Action Committee and City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter.
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June 25, 1997 | DAWN HOBBS
Camarillo street sweeping will follow the city's garbage collection schedule beginning next week. Frequently, garbage or yard clippings are left on the street after the refuse trucks have made their rounds. "We heard about this from enough people that it finally caught our ear and we decided it was probably a good idea to change the street sweeping schedule," said Ernie Villasenor, Street Division superintendent.
NEWS
February 27, 1992
The City Council has agreed to spend almost $232,000 for two street sweepers, an expenditure the city says is necessary in part because of an increase in overnight parking. City officials say one of the sweepers is needed to replace an aging vehicle and the other because of "the large number of streets" that have been granted overnight parking. Daytime sweeping triples the time required, because of increased traffic and travel time, officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2009 | Ann Powers; August Brown; Randy Lewis
Street Sweeper Social Club "Street Sweeper Social Club" (Independent Label Group/ Warner Music) * * * 1/2 Just last month, some critics questioned the continued relevancy of the fairly mild political discontent expressed on Green Day's latest album, "21st Century Breakdown." Well, Billie Joe Armstrong can breathe easy now. There's a new explosives unit in town, and this one is radical enough to really reap the scorn of those who think there's no more room for protest in rock.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2009 | Choire Sicha
Tom Morello is perhaps best known as the guitarist for rock bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, but the politically minded L.A. transplant has recorded as the Nightwatchman and has just created another band, Street Sweeper. His West Coast "Justice Tour," which benefits regional nonprofit PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), stops at the Music Box @ the Fonda on Saturday. -- You went to Libertyville High School in the northern Chicago suburbs. How did you like it?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2008 | F. Kathleen Foley, Special to The Times
For those who prefer their theater thematically arcane, John C. Picardi's "The Sweepers," now at the International City Theatre in Long Beach, may seem annoyingly accessible. Indeed, the play opens with a character kneeling before a statue of the Blessed Virgin and uttering a blatantly expository prayer -- a trite theatrical device that seems to bode ill for what is to follow. Yet suspend your judgment awhile and you will be richly rewarded.
SPORTS
March 12, 2006 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Squandering an 18-point lead on the road against a playoff-contending team Saturday night wasn't part of the Clipper plan, and there are easier ways to test a group's mettle with bigger challenges on the horizon. That aside, the Clippers achieved their goals in rallying for a 106-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Bradley Center.
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July 29, 2005 | Lomi Kriel, Times Staff Writer
A few minutes before midnight most people at the Orange County Fair are chugging their last beer or trying to finish that funnel cake. A couple of exhausted children are asleep on their fathers' shoulders. Jerome Hoban checks his watch, then says into his walkie-talkie: "OK, so waddaya think? 12:15? All right." The fair officially closes at midnight, but if people are still clamoring for rides, officials will keep it open, Hoban says.
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June 27, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
When Ricci Zukerman hired a man to clean the sidewalk in front of the historic building she owns in the heart of Santa Ana's shopping district, she gave him unusual instructions. "Your job is not just to clean. Educate," she told him. "You have eight hours in a day. Use them to tell people not to litter." Hiring a one-man task force to clean a downtown street was Zukerman's way of making a point with City Hall: that it is doing precious little, by her measure, to keep downtown tidy.
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August 24, 1991
The parents of a toddler killed when he was pulled beneath a Los Angeles street sweeper June 25 have filed a lawsuit against the city seeking an unspecified sum of money for burial costs and other damages. The suit was filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Guadalupe Vizcarra and Enrique Renteria, the mother and father of Arturo Renteria, who would have turned 2 in July.
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August 1, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
An Oxnard man was in serious condition Thursday after the street sweeper he was driving drifted off the Ventura Freeway near La Conchita and hit a van parked on the side of the road. Manuel Solis, 42, was driving south in an Isuzu street sweeper about 8 a.m. when he either fell asleep or let his vehicle drift to the right and off the roadway, said Officer Dave Cockrill of the California Highway Patrol.
SPORTS
December 5, 2003 | Lauren Peterson, Times Staff Writer
The celebratory cartwheel Nandi Pryce turned at midfield after UCLA's last goal in a 4-0 victory over Penn State in an NCAA quarterfinal last week also was symbolic of the spin the senior defender has been able to put on her injury-plagued college soccer career. "It's been a road for me, sometimes a really hard road," said Pryce, who sat out much of her first two seasons because of a broken leg and two surgeries. "It's been a road for us as a team too. But we're on the upside right now."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Santa Paula man died early Monday after the car he was driving slammed into the back of a street sweeper in Oxnard. Julio Garcia Bracamontes, 21, was pronounced dead at St. John's Regional Medical Center about four hours after the crash, which occurred shortly before midnight Sunday on Rose Avenue south of Wooley Road, said Cmdr. Lee Wilcox of the Oxnard Police Department. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, Wilcox said. Venco Western Inc. owns the street sweeper.
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