December 20, 1990 |
Six years ago Tom Peterson, a world champion speed roller-skater, announced his retirement from international competition. Peterson, who lives in Huntington Beach, was recently inducted into the United States Amateur/Federation of Roller Skating Hall of Fame in Lincoln, Neb. He does not regret his decision to leave the sport at age 24. "That's old for roller-skaters in speed racing," Peterson said. "It's a physically and mentally demanding sport. It's for young people."
November 20, 2002 |
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.
April 26, 1993 |
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.
October 30, 1991 |
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.
February 17, 2009 |
Chaos all around him -- rain and hail and winds that knocked the bicycles sideways and even canceled a golf tournament a few miles down the road -- Levi Leipheimer rode as if he was in a glass jar, protected from the elements, safe from the slips and slides and crashes around him, focused only on what was coming. Leipheimer crossed the finish line second Monday in Stage 2 of the 750-mile Amgen Tour of California, just behind 22-year-old Tom Peterson from North Bend, Wash.
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June 24, 2012 |
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.
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.
January 24, 1995 |
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.
September 27, 1985 |
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.
May 8, 1993 |
The answers to two points of discussion were revealed Friday night as Cal State Northridge and UCLA quickly eliminated the remote possibility of any team east of Los Angeles playing for this year's national championship in Division I men's volleyball. First off, there is a reason to play tonight's third-place match. Why should the NCAA pay to fly two teams across country to play only one match?