November 8, 2011
UCLA BASKETBALL ROSTER STARTERS No./Name/Year/Pos./Ht./Wt./Ppg./Rpg./Apg./Comment 34/Joshua Smith/So./C/6-10/315/10.9/6.3/0.6/ Coach Ben Howland says he wants Smith to be nation's most dominant big. Oh, that's all? 22/Reeves Nelson/Jr./F/6-8/235/13.9/9.1/1.6/Illustrated man could get ink from national media for more than his tattoos. 12/David Wear/So./F/6-10/225/2.9*/1.7*/0.4*/North Carolina transfer baffles science as world's tallest small forward. 1/Tyler Lamb/So./G/6-3/200/2.6/1.
September 10, 2012 |
BEIJING — Somewhere around the sixth or seventh photograph, Joshua Smith struggled to keep that big smile on his face. It was still early in the UCLA basketball team's recent swing through China, a stretch of three exhibitions in seven days, and the Bruins had already grown accustomed to drawing attention. At the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, on the streets and in shopping malls, people crowded around. A large group that had been celebrating some or other occasion with bottles of beer approached Smith during lunch at a popular restaurant.
April 5, 2010 |
Running a marathon is usually considered solid proof of cardiovascular fitness. Not so for Jay Yim, a runner in the recent Los Angeles Marathon. Yim, 21, suffered a heart attack around mile 18 and was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He's expected to make a full recovery. Here's what happened: After Yim collapsed in West L.A., LAPD motorcycle officer Joshua Sewell was one of the first people to come to Yim's aid. When he got no response and found no pulse, Sewell yelled for someone to call an ambulance and recruited an LAPD bicycle officer to help administer CPR. Together, they performed chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
September 21, 2012 |
Two of the most prestigious names in Southern California healthcare - Cedars-Sinai and UCLA - are getting shut out of a major insurance plan for being too expensive. In a bold cost-cutting move, Anthem Blue Cross has eliminated doctors affiliated with the hospitals from a health plan offered to about 60,000 employees and dependents at the cash-strapped city of Los Angeles. The city opted for Anthem's plan because it will save $7.6 million in annual premiums next year by excluding physicians from the two institutions known for tending to the Southland's rich and famous.
October 24, 2013 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora met this week with the firm that has been hired to design a football building adjacent to Spaulding Field. The project is expected to cost about $50 million. Now all UCLA needs is $48 million more to make it happen. Athletic program officials should move quickly. UCLA's success under Mora has fans - and potential donors - interested. There was a 21% increase in football attendance last season, which translated into more than $6 million in additional revenue.
March 15, 2012
MUSIC Live up to the instrumental reputation of bassist-composer Charles Mingus? There's a tall order for any group. But Mingus Dynasty pulls it off with an adventurous spirit and devotion to Mingus' huge catalog (and the blessing of the legend's wife, Sue, who helped assemble the group). Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Fri. $20 to $60. http://www.uclalive.org
February 23, 2012
There may be no more dapper ensemble than Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester. The combo drinks deep from flapper-era jazz, Weimar Berlin and Irving Berlin alike for a sound both preserved in amber and entirely entrancing. The combo also has a cracking sense of humor — the banter is as witty as the arrangements. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Thu. $25 to $80. http://www.uclalive.org.
February 20, 2011
UCLA tonight AT CALIFORNIA When: 7 p.m. Where: Haas Pavilion. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 19-7, 10-3 Pacific 10 Conference; Cal 13-13, 6-8. Update: A triumph over the Golden Bears would give UCLA its 20th victory and leave the Bruins with at least five games to play before the NCAA tournament field is selected. "It signifies you've had a good season, a fine year," Coach Ben Howland said of the threshold.
November 12, 2010
UCLA next vs. Pepperdine, Monday at Pauley Pavilion, 8 p.m. ESPNU ? The Bruins open the NIT Season Tip-Off against a Southland rival that returns all five starters, albeit from a team that went 7-24 last season and finished tied for sixth in the West Coast Conference. Junior guard Keion Bell is one of the most explosive players in Southern California, having scored 34 points during the second half of a game against Gonzaga last season in which he finished with 37.
February 22, 2014 |
Lauren Holiday sits pensively, hands clasped in her lap, a UCLA basketball practice jersey folded around her. Rocking slightly, she leans forward in her chair as she struggles to remember the incidents that changed her life. She had been asked about the series of head injuries she has endured in her two seasons as a college basketball player: How many were there? When did they happen? And how? "To be honest, I don't really remember," she says quietly from time to time. And then: "My memory is really bad now because of them.