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July 2, 1989
After reading Steve Hochman's article about what's become of the Woodstock musicians, a friend telephoned to ask if I knew I was missing. As lead singer of Sweetwater, I know the rock group is disbanded but definitely not missing (as Hochman indicated). After three albums and much successful, national touring, Sweetwater disbanded in 1971, and I went on to record a solo album. Shortly after, I retired from public performances due to poor health, then I married, later divorced and returned to college.
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October 10, 2013 | By Robert Abele
When it comes to the darkly comic revenge western "Sweetwater," it's hard to tell if the Miller brothers - Logan (who directed) and Noah (who co-wrote with Logan) - are fans of such pictures or just their more parody-ready elements. Another bro duo once flirted with genre insincerity too, but where Joel and Ethan Coen mastered storytelling and character eccentricity, the Millers offer up a grim, wearying jumble of tones. January Jones adapts her "Mad Men" steeliness to play prostitute-turned-frontier-wife Sarah, who suffers mightily at the hands of landowning, power-hungry Prophet Josiah (Jason Isaacs)
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
PARK CITY, Utah -- In "Sweetwater," which is set for its world premiere Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival, January Jones plays an avenging fallen angel of sorts, a former prostitute who strikes out for revenge against the men who killed her husband on the barren plains of the frontier of late 1800s New Mexico. Written and directed by twin brothers Logan and Noah Miller, the film finds Jones' character entangled in a triangulated collision course with an oddball lawman played by Ed Harris and a crooked clergyman played by Jason Isaacs.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
PARK CITY, Utah -- In "Sweetwater," which is set for its world premiere Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival, January Jones plays an avenging fallen angel of sorts, a former prostitute who strikes out for revenge against the men who killed her husband on the barren plains of the frontier of late 1800s New Mexico. Written and directed by twin brothers Logan and Noah Miller, the film finds Jones' character entangled in a triangulated collision course with an oddball lawman played by Ed Harris and a crooked clergyman played by Jason Isaacs.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Robert Abele
When it comes to the darkly comic revenge western "Sweetwater," it's hard to tell if the Miller brothers - Logan (who directed) and Noah (who co-wrote with Logan) - are fans of such pictures or just their more parody-ready elements. Another bro duo once flirted with genre insincerity too, but where Joel and Ethan Coen mastered storytelling and character eccentricity, the Millers offer up a grim, wearying jumble of tones. January Jones adapts her "Mad Men" steeliness to play prostitute-turned-frontier-wife Sarah, who suffers mightily at the hands of landowning, power-hungry Prophet Josiah (Jason Isaacs)
SPORTS
November 17, 1985
Defending San Diego Section 3-A champion Sweetwater High School and City Central League champion Crawford were named Saturday as the top seeds for the CIF football playoffs, which begin Friday night. The Metro-Mesa League champion Red Devils, who finished 10-0 this season and ran their section-record winning streak to 35 games, will take on the Palomar League's second-place team, Fallbrook (8-2), in the opening round Saturday night at Sweetwater.
NEWS
April 20, 1986 | Associated Press
Two tornadoes shredded part of this West Texas city early Saturday before alarms could be sounded, killing at least one person, injuring more than 90 others and destroying hundreds of homes. "There's debris everywhere. The windows are out, buildings are torn down, houses have some of the roofs off them," Nolan County Sheriff James Blackley said.
SPORTS
July 3, 1985
Seventeen San Diego County preps were among 216 players chosen to attend the Superstars Basketball Camp, which opens Sunday and runs through July 11 at UC Santa Barbara. Heading the San Diego list are three players apiece from Sweetwater and Morse. Representing Sweetwater are Matt Simmons, Sean Styles and Mahlon Williams. Morse's players are Craig Helms, Barney Laffitte and David Parks.
SPORTS
December 7, 1985
The ninth annual Hilltop Invitational Basketball Tournament begins today with four games scheduled at Hilltop High School. Hilltop will play Torrey Pines at 1 p.m. in the first game, followed by Point Loma vs. Kearny at 2:45, defending tournament champion Sweetwater vs. Mira Mesa at 4:30 and Hoover vs. Chula Vista at 6:30. The tournament will continue next week with games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The final is scheduled for Dec. 14.
SPORTS
October 7, 1985 | Steve Scott
When the Metro Conference high school football league, the South Bay and Mesa leagues, were realigned during the summer, the rivalry between Sweetwater and Chula Vista high schools was enhanced immensely. Sweetwater has won the last two San Diego Section 3-A championships. Chula Vista won the 2-A title in 1983 and made it to the championship game in 1984 before losing to El Camino. But the one meeting between the schools each season was meaningless, since they were in different leagues.
TRAVEL
March 4, 2011 | By Jay Jones, Special to The Times
Snakes alive!  It seems as though folks in several states just can’t wait for rattlesnakes to awaken from their winter slumber so they can catch 'em, kill 'em, and eat 'em. Rattlesnake hunts, which generally are supervised by state wildlife authorities, take place each spring from Georgia to New Mexico to Pennsylvania. The festivals provide brave souls an opportunity to view the venomous bounty close-up and chow down on their flesh.  (Many say it tastes like chicken. Really.
NATIONAL
February 25, 2007 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
The first fundraiser was down at the First Assembly of God church, where Bonnie Cleveland stood in the doorway with a collection basket in hand. She told everyone that the church music group's former teen drummer, Ray Girouard -- now Staff Sgt. Raymond L. Girouard -- was in deep trouble. The Army has charged Girouard, 24, with ordering the slayings of three Iraqi detainees in May, then orchestrating a coverup. He's in a Navy brig in Charleston, S.C., awaiting court-martial.
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August 10, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Owners of the Sweetwater will keep the funky little nightclub in downtown Mill Valley open after all. Becky Steere said she and her husband, Thom, had recently signed a lease that allows them to continue operating the nationally known nightclub through 2005. The couple believed they might have to close the business after rent and liability costs rose.
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May 12, 2003 | Bernadette Murphy, Special to The Times
Reading "Sweetwater," a novel by Roxana Robinson ("This Is My Daughter"), is a lot like watching an Olympic diver. We are vaguely aware of the structure and form that holds the diver's efforts together, and yet entranced with the beauty presented. We watch, our breath held, anticipating little errors because we've seen just how difficult such feats are to execute flawlessly. Nail it, we silently urge.
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June 16, 2000 | RICHARD MAYNARD
I actually saw "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" (1971) during its first run. I was a young white teacher in one of Philadelphia's several all-black, or mostly black, high schools; I also had the distinction of teaching one of the few accredited courses on black American history that year. "Sweet Sweetback" was in its third sold-out week at Philadelphia's Milgram Theater, one of its very few remaining downtown movie houses, and several of my students, mostly male, had seen it repeatedly.
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October 13, 1999 | MARC WEINGARTEN
The Los Angeles band Sweetwater is the beneficiary of twice-removed nostalgia. Thirty years ago, the septet was little more than a footnote in rock, known mainly for being the opening act for the original Woodstock. After a near-fatal car accident derailed the singing career of front-woman Nancy Nevins, Sweetwater broke up for nearly three decades before reemerging in 1995.
SPORTS
May 29, 1987
Angie Bryant pitched a three-hitter and Linn Files turned some aggressive baserunning into the game's only run as El Capitan defeated Grossmont, 1-0, in a San Diego Section 3-A softball semifinal game Thursday night at Kit Carson Park. El Capitan (21-4) will meet Monte Vista in the 3-A championship at Helix High School Saturday afternoon. Monte Vista beat Sweetwater, 1-0, Thursday. The only run of the game was scored in the second inning when Files hit a one-out double.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
VH1 rebuilt itself around star-studded programs "Behind the Music" and "Where Are They Now?" So it seems odd that for its first TV movie, "Sweetwater: A True Rock Story," it dramatizes the tale of a never-quite-got-there. But the story of obscure late-'60s L.A. band Sweetwater and its talented young singer Nansi Nevins (played here by Amy Jo Johnson of "Felicity") follows the exact kind of triumph-to-tragedy-to-redemp- tive-triumph-over-tragedy arc that has made "Behind the Music" such a hit.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Nevins watched the movie of her life the other day. And though she thought some important things were missing--especially her singing voice--Nevins is thrilled that Sweetwater, the long-lost opening band at the original Woodstock festival, has been found again. "Sweetwater: A True Rock Story" premieres Sunday on VH1 (Review, F2). It is the first movie the rock video channel has produced. "It was so emotional.
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