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May 11, 1997
I am writing to you with regard to "Grill Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" (April 13). I am an expatriate Australian of nine years. On the one hand, I found this article, on the whole, very interesting and informative. On the other hand, I was enraged by the first paragraph. The author, Margo Pfeiff, obviously had no eye for fine dining back in the 1970s. Sydney then was more culinary aware, with fine dining and extensive ethnic cuisine, than Los Angeles was. Sydney was, and still is, a cosmopolitan city, with a vast array of ethnic and seafood restaurants.
April 25, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Here's a chance to lock in an airfare to Sydney, Australia, in the face of rising fuel costs, which often mean rising airfares: From LAX, Air New Zealand is offering a round-trip fare to Sydney, Australia, for $1,290, which includes all taxes and fees. In March, Sydney was the host of the opening of the Dodgers 2014 season. Two games versus the Arizona Diamondbacks were played at the Sydney Cricket Ground . It was the first time Major League Baseball has begun its schedule in Australia, but not the first time an American team has played there.
May 21, 1986 | From Deutsche Presse Agentur
Police today launched a massive search for a robber in Sydney profiting from fear of the fatal disease AIDS. The "AIDS Bandit," very pale and coughing and wheezing, brandishes a full syringe as his weapon and threatens to inject employees at small stores with the AIDS virus if they don't hand over the contents of the cash register. None of his victims have resisted.
April 2, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
The cast of the Australian production of "The Lion King," in a buoyant mood, gave it their all in a flash-mob performance aboard a Virgin Australia flight. Buyi Zama, who plays Rafiki, led her fellow cast members, who were occupying the front three rows of the aircraft, in Elton John's "Circle of Life. " They were on their way from a promotional visit in Brisbane to Sydney,  where the production is now playing to sold-out crowds. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat Cast member Toni Ann Stewart first posted the video on YouTube, the Daily Mail noted.
January 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Parts of Sydney and surrounding areas were declared natural disaster zones after a windstorm packing gusts of up to 70 mph caused massive damage, uprooting trees and leaving 78,000 homes without power. Emergency workers struggled to restore services and clean up damage caused by the storm, which swept a 185-mile stretch of coastline in and around Sydney, Australia's largest city.
September 16, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
A new Instagram-themed hotel in Sydney, Australia, is offering a free night's stay to people who have more than 10,000 followers on the photo social network. The 1888 Hotel appears to be the first hotel with an Instagram theme, and it is turning to the Facebook-owned social network to reach out to potential visitors. According to the hotel's Instagram account , however, the deal runs out after 50 users redeem it. PHOTOS: 10 signs that it's time to upgrade your computer The promotion appears to be a smart marketing ploy.
October 23, 2005
WHEN I had a conference to attend in Sydney, Australia, in July, we planned to eat well during our stay. We ate gourmet for a week -- with only one place duplicated in S. Irene Virbila's list ["Oz at the Head of the Table," Sept. 25]. We did get to Tetsuya's, but not, as Virbila comments, by making reservations months in advance. We asked our hotel concierge if he could try to get us in -- whatever night was available during that week -- and we were there two nights later enjoying an amazing experience.
Regina Jacobs of Oakland and Deena Drossin of Alamosa, Colo., might not run in the women's 5,000 meters in the Olympic Games in Sydney, but they put on a heck of a show in the event in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials at Cal State Sacramento on Friday night. Jacobs, a 1981 graduate of what is now Campbell Hall High, followed Drossin's stiff pace for the first 3,600 meters before surging into the lead and finishing in a U.S. record time of 14:45.35. Drossin placed second in 15:11.55.
September 22, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
Bob Baum of the Associated Press, writing from Sydney: "If this is Marion Jones' Olympic fairy tale, the slippers are ready. "Not glass exactly, but clear, extremely expensive plastic. Actually, they're just half-shoes. No heel. Jones doesn't need one because her heels never touch the ground when she's sprinting. "It is touted as the lightest track shoe ever--3.5 ounces--and the first without a heel." * Trivia time: Five players hold the NFL record for touchdown passes in a game with seven.
October 1, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
Shaun Powell of Newsday is stunned by the politeness and cheery greetings he is getting from Olympic Games volunteers in Sydney. "My fellow New Yorkers, I am tired of this. Tired of complete strangers asking me--no, ordering me--to have a swell time. This kind of attitude is one of many reasons why Sydney is hopelessly and drastically different than the city I left two weeks ago. ". . . If you stay here long enough, the place gets to you.
March 26, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter and Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers won two games on their season-opening trip to Australia last week, but they may have lost two of their top three starters along the way after Clayton Kershaw was scratched from Sunday's game in San Diego because of a sore back and Hyun-Jin Ryu was considered questionable as his replacement after tearing the nail on his right big toe. “There's not a whole lot to tell you,” Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. “I think from this point we move forward carefully.” Ryu was injured running the bases during his start in Australia.
March 25, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Matt Kemp is coming! Matt Kemp is coming! Exactly when is another matter. Currently on the 15-day disabled list, he cannot be activated until April 4 - and could be. "It's a possibility," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. Kemp also could be sent out on a rehabilitation assignment, the Dodgers trying very hard to be careful in the prognosis department as he returns from off-season foot and shoulder surgeries. Kemp did not join the team Tuesday when it practiced at Dodger Stadium for the first time since returning from Australia, where it swept two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks last weekend.
March 21, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SYDNEY, Australia - Even on the other side of the world, the Dodgers have been cast as the villains. The buildup to their season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks is reminiscent of the scenario the Dodgers faced when they played the St. Louis Cardinals last year during the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers' wealth and perceived arrogance have made them the bad guys here. Catcher A.J. Ellis wasn't surprised. "We're the bad guys back in the States," Ellis said.
March 21, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Zoo has joined a long-odds international effort to save one of nature's tough guys: the Tasmanian devil. Although possessed of sharp fangs, a powerful jaw and a carnivorous personality, the devil is on the verge of being wiped out by a rare and contagious form of cancer on its home island of Tasmania off the coast of Australia. Wildlife officials Down Under, watching in horror as the devil population moves rapidly toward extinction, decided that a public relations effort was needed to raise public awareness about the marsupial's plight . In October, four devils arrived at the San Diego Zoo on long-term loan from the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia.
March 20, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SYDNEY, Australia - Adrian Gonzalez made an early exit from an exhibition game Thursday because of tightness in his back but is expected to start the Dodgers' regular-season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. "I'm expecting him to go tomorrow," Manager Don Mattingly said Friday. Gonzalez will play first base and bat fourth. With left-hander Wade Miley pitching for the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers will start right-handed-hitting utility man Justin Turner instead of left-handed-hitting Dee Gordon at second base.
March 18, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Your browser does not support iframes. SYDNEY, Australia - From behind home plate, the architect pointed at the outfield wall in the distance and explained one particular challenge of building a baseball field without desecrating the sacred earth beneath it. "We had to build all this fencing and not put one stake in the ground," Scott Eggelton said. Instead of stakes, Eggelton used 70 one-ton blocks of concrete to fortify the wall, ensuring it would be stable enough to absorb the impact of an outfielder crashing into it at full speed.
February 22, 2008
'Knight Rider': A review of the TV show "Knight Rider" in Tuesday's Calendar section misspelled the first name of actor Sidney Poitier as Sydney.
June 5, 1988
G'day! I'm an Aussie from Sydney. No, I don't know Paul Hogan, but I do know Sydney. It's a beautiful city and I love showing it off to visitors. If you're planning a trip to Sydney, write to me and I'll help you to find the best places to see. I'm planning a visit to the United States in 1989, so maybe we can exchange information. My address is Mrs. Susan Milner, Lot 59 Prunella Place, Faulconbridge, N.S.W. 2776, Australia. See ya, mate! SUSAN MILNER Sydney
March 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX  - The Dodgers learned last year that a $240-million payroll can overcome a disastrous start. They'll now find out if it can negate the effects of an abbreviated exhibition season and trip to the other side of the world. The most expensive team in baseball broke camp Sunday, departing late in the night for Sydney, Australia, the site of a two-game, series-opening series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Spring training started and ended early for the Dodgers, who will play their first regular-season game about a week earlier than usual.
March 16, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Javy Guerra, who started the 2012 season as the Dodgers closer, was designated for assignment Sunday, part of a flurry of moves to cut the roster to the 30 total players they can take to Australia. Guerra, 28, can still be traded while the Dodgers wait to see if he's claimed on waivers. If he goes unclaimed, he could still be sent to triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers added two players, Justin Turner and Chone Figgins, to their 40-man roster to fill utility roles. Both will make the trip to Australia.
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