CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1999 |
The face of violence wears many expressions. It can be a look of such malevolence that most will avoid it, or a mask of such benevolence that all will be drawn to it. Violence smiles between explosions and speaks softly in a crowd but, like the smile on the face of the tiger, belies the hunger of its nature. Ted Bundy was the pure, burning essence of violence and yet wore the demeanor of a man women trusted until the last tortured moment of their lives.
January 30, 2012 |
The composer of the Survivor hit "Eye of the Tiger" has sued Newt Gingrich to stop the Republican presidential candidate from using the "Rocky III" anthem at campaign events. The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Chicago by Rude Music Inc., the Palatine-based music publishing company owned by Frank Sullivan, who composed the song and copyrighted it in 1982. The lawsuit states that as early as 2009, Gingrich has entered rallies and public events to the pulsing guitar riffs of the song, which was the background track to Rocky Balboa's training montages in the film and became a No. 1 hit. The suit lists appearances by Gingrich at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and numerous stops in Iowa among events at which the candidate has used the song without Sullivan's permission, as well as Internet videos featuring Gingrich that have been posted by American Conservative Union.
February 18, 2010
Join the throngs lining Hill Street and North Broadway in Chinatown for the 111th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese Lunar New Year Festival, which has grown to encompass nearly two dozen floats, multiple marching bands, dignitaries, cultural groups, public figures and entertainers. Parade at 1 p.m. Sat. Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Los Angeles Chinatown, Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue. www.lagoldendragonparade.com.
September 22, 2012
NEW YORK — A man was mauled by a 400-pound tiger at the Bronx Zoo on Friday after he leaped from a moving monorail train and plummeted over a protective fence. The man was alone with the tiger for about 10 minutes before he was rescued by zoo officials, who used a fire extinguisher to chase the animal away. He suffered bites and puncture wounds on his arms, legs, shoulders and back and broke an arm and a leg. "If not for the quick response by our staff and their ability to perform well in emergency situations, the outcome would have been very different," zoo director Jim Breheny said.
June 21, 2008
Perfect weekend -- Father's Day Perfect location -- Torrey Pines Perfect matchup -- Tiger vs. Rocco Perfect ending -- Tiger by one after 19 holes Who put this together, David Stern? Willis Barton Los Angeles Is there a more gracious loser than Rocco Mediate? I can't copy his golf swing, but I can surely copy his smile. Jeff Prescott La Jolla
June 9, 2011 |
Reporting from New York Brian Bedford likes to joke that after playing King Lear at the Stratford Festival, it was a natural progression to take on the role of Lady Bracknell, that gorgon of Victorian society, in the Oscar Wilde comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" — in full drag. But asked what his sequential roles might have in common, the actor pauses. "You know, I've never thought about it, but when Lear enters a room, that's all that matters to him," he says. "His presence is a very powerful influence on himself as well as everybody else.