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SPORTS
July 24, 1997
John Price, up against two other candidates for the women's volleyball coaching job at Cal State Bakersfield, is still awaiting his fate. A committee of Bakersfield administrators, coaches and former students did not reach a decision Wednesday, but likely will offer the job today to one of the candidates. "The hammer needs to fall soon, one way or the other," said Price, the Cal State Northridge men's volleyball coach. The program was eliminated June 11 for budget and gender-equity reasons.
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BUSINESS
November 20, 2002 | James Flanigan
Halex Corp. is a world leader in manufacturing the lengths of nail-studded plywood that hold wall-to-wall carpeting to the floor. What is helping to hold Halex itself together, meanwhile, is private equity capital. The Pomona company recently received $33 million in such financing from investment firms in Bethesda, Md., and Chicago in a deal brokered by Barrington Associates of Los Angeles. The money will enable Halex's entrepreneurial owners to expand their line with other products.
NEWS
April 26, 1993 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The well-scrubbed suburbanites in fresh T-shirts and blue jeans could have been heading for a lazy day at the beach as they boarded their charter bus Sunday, clutching coolers and backpacks. But the 300 or so gays and lesbians who had flown from Orange County were instead on their way to the tumultuous march for gay rights that attracted hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Washington on Sunday.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2007 | Daniel Lovering, The Associated Press
Dozens of military vehicles plucked from the battlefields of Iraq stand idle and partly dismantled outside a rural Pennsylvania plant, awaiting mechanics, welders and painters who will prepare them for another tour of duty.
NEWS
October 30, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Race organizers expect the top finishers in Sunday's Orange County Marathon to complete the course in well under 1 1/2 hours. Not the runners, of course--after all, the fastest marathon ever run was just under 2 hours, 7 minutes. It's the in-line skaters, zipping along at speeds up to 28 m.p.h., who will be burning up the course Sunday. The Orange County Marathon will be the first ever to include a special division for in-line skaters, according to organizers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2009 | Duke Helfand
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento is home to nearly 1 million Catholics. On a typical Sunday, less than 137,000 can be found in church. Now, using a strategy straight from the secular playbook, its leaders hope to lure back those who have drifted. The diocese and nearly a dozen others across the country are preparing to air several thousand prime-time TV commercials in English and Spanish, inviting inactive Catholics to return to their religious roots. In addition to Sacramento, dioceses in Chicago, Omaha, Providence, R.I., and four other cities will launch the "Catholics Come Home" advertising blitz during Advent, the period before Christmas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2012 | Steve Lopez
On May 27, Vicente Vasquez was digging into the bed of Echo Park Lake with his backhoe when he scraped a solid object buried under 4 feet of muck. What could it be? During the city's months-long dredging and rebuilding of the lake, workers have found lots of old bottles and assorted junk, but nothing sexy or sensational. No bodies, no bones, no rusted weapons used in unsolved crimes. Vasquez cleared a space around his discovery and saw the outlines of the buried treasure.
NEWS
May 4, 1989
The top-ranked UCLA women's softball team (35-4 overall, 12-2 in the Pacific-10) will play at Oregon State (7-24, 1-15) on Friday and meet fifth-ranked Oregon (46-13, 11-5) at Eugene on Saturday. Both are double-headers and are key conference games as the regular season comes to a close next weekend. The winner of the Pac-10 conference, as well as the Big Eight, Big Ten, Big West, Gateway and Mid-America conferences, receives automatic bids into the NCAA College World Series, which will be played in Sunnyvale, Calif.
SPORTS
January 24, 1995 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
On the eve of the men's collegiate volleyball season, an empire stands humbled. And like members of the old guard on the day after a revolution, volleyball teams in the West are looking around and wondering what their roles will be in the new regime. California was so dominant that no team from outside the state had ever won a national championship. Only rarely were outsiders in the race.
SPORTS
September 27, 1985 | JEANMARIE MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Call them a soccer team without a practice field--or even a campus. But, what else should you expect from a team that calls itself the Free Spirits? Although the Los Angeles Mission College soccer team has no place to call home, it does have a winning program. The team, a nomadic group of junior college recruits, has compiled a 2-1-1 record this season, which includes a 2-0 shutout Wednesday over Cerritos at Pierce, where Mission plays its home games.
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