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February 5, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Scott Altenberg won't be winning any UCLA alumni awards any time soon. Altenberg, a UCLA graduate who is the football coach at Gardena Serra High, wins a lot of football games but can't seem to deliver to Bruins fans what they want - his star players in powder blue and gold. Altenberg's father, Kurt, caught one of most famous game-winning touchdown passes in UCLA history to beat USC, 20-16, in 1965. But what has Scott Altenberg done for us lately, Bruins fans want to know. Their complaining hit a fever pitch Wednesday when yet another blue-chip prospect, wide receiver and defensive back Adoree' Jackson, picked USC over UCLA.
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February 5, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Scott Altenberg won't be winning any UCLA alumni awards any time soon. Altenberg, a UCLA graduate who is the football coach at Gardena Serra High, wins a lot of football games but can't seem to deliver to Bruins fans what they want - his star players in powder blue and gold. Altenberg's father, Kurt, caught one of most famous game-winning touchdown passes in UCLA history to beat USC, 20-16, in 1965. But what has Scott Altenberg done for us lately, Bruins fans want to know. Their complaining hit a fever pitch Wednesday when yet another blue-chip prospect, wide receiver and defensive back Adoree' Jackson, picked USC over UCLA.
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June 28, 1987
Michael Jordan and James Worthy are among 24 North Carolina alumni who will play an exhibition basketball game today at 1 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion against a team of 24 UCLA alumni to honor former UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden. The game will be nationally televised by ABC, delayed until 3 p.m. on the West Coast. Wooden will be on the bench as an honorary coach. Playing for UCLA will be Jamaal Wilkes, Curtis Rowe, Lucius Allen and Walt Hazzard. Dean Smith will be on the bench for the Tar Heels.
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January 29, 2014 | By Gary Klein
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Their journeys to the Super Bowl might have been on different roads, but they all started from the same spot - playing college football in Los Angeles. USC and UCLA will have plenty of presence in Sunday's Super Bowl and, although most are backups, names familiar to Southern California football fans are sure to crop up. Seattle Seahawks linebackers Malcolm Smith and Mike Morgan played for the Trojans, and running back Derrick Coleman for the Bruins. Smith, a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, provided the game-saving interception in the Seahawks' NFC championship game victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
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April 28, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a case that combined titillating T-shirts, charges of bootlegging Bruins and pangs of wounded college pride. A UCLA alumni group known as the KELPS--Knights, Earls, Lords, Potentates and Sultans--had gathered outside the Rose Bowl Nov. 17 for a morning of revelry before the big game against USC. As has become their custom, this cadre of middle-aged, self-described "pre-psychedelic pranksters" commemorated the event by selling off-color T-shirts slurring their rivals.
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July 8, 2008
UCLA film school: The Scriptland column in the July 1 Calendar section about Richard Walter, chair of UCLA's screenwriting program, identified UCLA donors David Geffen, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Lewis and Jane and Terry Semel as alumni of the university. In fact, Walter referred to them as prominent entertainment industry figures, not as UCLA alumni. None of them graduated from UCLA.
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March 27, 1993
After months of reading the sarcastic and degrading remarks by UCLA alumni regarding Jim Harrick and the direction of the basketball program, I have something to say: Get a life! If you have that much time on your hands, perhaps this schedule will help you in your weekly planning. Monday: March for the spotted owl. Tuesday: Wear your "Save the Rain Forest" T-shirts. Wednesday: Organize a school walkout for your children because Long Beach lost the Little League World Series because the other team cheated.
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May 2, 1992
Congratulations, Bret Johnson, you took your demotion like a man. You have been on the bench for two years, never missed a practice, and you know the system. Tommy Maddox has left for the pros. Good things always come to those who wait. Everyone will know your name again. The UCLA alumni will be forever grateful. You are set for life. Wisely, unlike Maddox, you listened to the counsel of your parents. JEFF BROWN Fountain Valley
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January 30, 1993
We are UCLA alumni and longtime season ticket-holders who want to express our support for Coach Harrick at this time when too many fair-weather alumni are turning against him. Not only has he consistently had winning seasons and taken the teams to national playoffs, he is a man who cares about his players. How many coaches have seen such a high percentage of their players on the academic honor roll? Yes, we were disappointed at last Sunday's loss, but as one announcer said: "Not even John Wooden could compile John Wooden's record today."
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April 9, 1988
So the tables are turned for UCLA--the school that boasts of not having fired a coach--with the dismissal of Walt Hazzard. This the same school who alumni and supporters ridiculed and criticized USC when it was making coaching changes in recent years. I guess an NIT and Pac-10 championship, an NCAA appearance, and winning 62% of his games was not good enough for the "loyal" Bruin supporters. After all the crying, these supporters finally got their wish and ran Walt Hazzard off the campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Retired UCLA professor Paul I. Terasaki, who spent three years in a World War II internment camp for Japanese Americans and later became a world-renowned expert in organ transplantation, has pledged $50 million to the Westwood campus. The gift will fund a new life sciences building and an endowed chair in surgery. Terasaki, who is 80 and lives in Brentwood, said in an interview Wednesday that he owes much of his academic and business success to UCLA and wants to repay the school.
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July 8, 2008
UCLA film school: The Scriptland column in the July 1 Calendar section about Richard Walter, chair of UCLA's screenwriting program, identified UCLA donors David Geffen, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Lewis and Jane and Terry Semel as alumni of the university. In fact, Walter referred to them as prominent entertainment industry figures, not as UCLA alumni. None of them graduated from UCLA.
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January 19, 2006 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
Former U.S. Rep. James E. Rogan has resigned from the advisory board of a conservative UCLA alumni group after learning that the group's founder had offered students $100 payments to record professors' "non-pertinent ideological comments." Rogan, a Republican who represented Glendale and Pasadena for two terms and was a manager in the impeachment trial of President Clinton, said he did not want his name linked to the controversial effort to record professors in their classrooms.
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November 13, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A UCLA alumni group is looking for Ventura County graduates to join its local chapter. With greater participation, the group can expand its scholarship program and schedule more networking and community service events, said Paul Baskin, a marketing director. Interested alumni are invited to a meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday at 4826 Parma Drive in Oak Park. For more information, call 376-9007.
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October 12, 1996
Has The Times no journalistic integrity? First, it runs an innuendo-laden story about UCLA basketball Coach Jim Harrick. Alongside it appears a column by Bill Plaschke, all but declaring Harrick the killer of John F. Kennedy and calling for his firing. Never mind the fact that the next day's follow-up article reassesses the Blue Book value in question, reducing the exaggerated original estimates. That was nothing compared to the quote from blatant NCAA rules violator Jerry Tarkanian, who assumes Harrick's guilt but opines that the NCAA will do everything it can to protect a high-profile school such as UCLA.
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February 11, 1996 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They have been training together for years, each with the goal of making the U.S. Olympic team. And for some, making the team again. Over the years, UCLA has sent 16 male gymnasts to the Olympic Games, and that tradition, despite a lack of funding in its program, is likely to continue this summer. The Bruins have four athletes or alumni on the U.S. national team, more than any other college or club team.
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February 11, 1995 | MARYANN HUDSON
Olympian Kim Zmeskal and her coach, Bela Karolyi, will appear with some of the top college gymnasts in the country at 7 tonight at the UCLA/Gilda Marx Invitational at Pauley Pavilion. Zmeskal, 19, and Karolyi retired after the 1992 Olympics, but both have come out of retirement in Zmeskal's quest to make the 1996 Olympic team.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1990
Your article of Japan's new philanthropy in America (Sept. 15) raised some interesting points, but through some misinformation (supplied by UCLA) incorrectly attributes the funding of the UCLA Endowed Chair in Japanese American Studies to Japanese corporations. The chair for research and study on the Japanese-American experience in America was established through the donations of more than 300 Japanese-American alumni and friends of UCLA. Donors did not include Japanese corporations.
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June 19, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Twelve UCLA alumni reunited this weekend, observing a bond forged four decades ago on another continent. They include a former U.S. ambassador, a congressman, a rabbi, a college professor, a museum docent, a concert promoter, a retired probation officer, a waste-water consultant, a bank official, a housewife and two lawyers. They are a mix of races and religions: African American, Asian American and white; Jewish and Catholic.
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February 11, 1995 | MARYANN HUDSON
Olympian Kim Zmeskal and her coach, Bela Karolyi, will appear with some of the top college gymnasts in the country at 7 tonight at the UCLA/Gilda Marx Invitational at Pauley Pavilion. Zmeskal, 19, and Karolyi retired after the 1992 Olympics, but both have come out of retirement in Zmeskal's quest to make the 1996 Olympic team.
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