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August 6, 2007 | Amy Kaufman, Times Staff Writer
Valen Hollis has never been to summer camp before, so the 9-year-old plans to arrive at YMCA Camp Edwards fully prepared. "I just went shopping and I got some jeans, sweaters, skirts, shirts, new shoes and a swimsuit with stripes and green straps on it," she says proudly. Her wardrobe complete, Valen will certainly be ready to spend five nights with 95 other campers ages 7 to 11 at YMCA Camp Edwards, which is in Barton Flats.
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September 7, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The saying used to go that there are two sports in Texas: football and spring football. In San Marcos, they now have unicycle football. Their motto: Pedestrian football is outdated . If you haven't seen the above video, it's unique. Make sure you watch long enough to see one of the players punt the ball. The Unicycle Football League is a five-on-five competition termed "flackle" football. Like flag football, each player has a belt with two flags that can be pulled, but a player can also be tackled so long as the defender doesn't use too much force.
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SPORTS
July 5, 1997 | From Associated Press
Lee Stevens came within a single of becoming the second Texas player to hit for the cycle as the Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics, 7-6, Friday night for their third consecutive victory. Stevens, who matched his career high with four RBIs, went three or four. He hit an RBI triple in the second, a three-run homer in the third and doubled in the seventh. He also grounded out in the fifth.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2007 | Amy Kaufman, Times Staff Writer
Valen Hollis has never been to summer camp before, so the 9-year-old plans to arrive at YMCA Camp Edwards fully prepared. "I just went shopping and I got some jeans, sweaters, skirts, shirts, new shoes and a swimsuit with stripes and green straps on it," she says proudly. Her wardrobe complete, Valen will certainly be ready to spend five nights with 95 other campers ages 7 to 11 at YMCA Camp Edwards, which is in Barton Flats.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
The Federal Communications Commission is being urged to require broadcasters to air at least three hours a week of educational programming for children, the theory being that the industry won't police itself. This is part of an ongoing movement to put more information into kids' TV. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) wants it. He's the ranking minority member of the Commerce subcommittee on telecommunications and finance. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.
SPORTS
September 7, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The saying used to go that there are two sports in Texas: football and spring football. In San Marcos, they now have unicycle football. Their motto: Pedestrian football is outdated . If you haven't seen the above video, it's unique. Make sure you watch long enough to see one of the players punt the ball. The Unicycle Football League is a five-on-five competition termed "flackle" football. Like flag football, each player has a belt with two flags that can be pulled, but a player can also be tackled so long as the defender doesn't use too much force.
NEWS
June 14, 2005 | Hannah Nordhaus
As with all great social movements, the origins of mountain unicycling are unclear. Many attribute the sport's beginnings to Alaska magistrate George Peck, who in the 1980s chronicled the challenges of technical one-wheeling in the seminal video "Rough-Terrain Unicycling." Former world unicycling champ John Foss and Vancouver superstar Kris Holm, meanwhile, were independently exploring off-road mountain unicycling. Since then, the outdoors thrill ride has exploded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1997 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He flits playfully through the crowd at Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, his unicycle zigzagging around light posts and barnstorming into stores. All the while, he's shaking hands, singing songs, slapping high-fives and drawing dead-in-your-tracks stares in his hot-pink leotard, complete with pink cap and gloves. He's L.A.'
HEALTH
July 23, 2007 | Bill Becher, Special to The Times
"THAT'S crazy," a hiker says, watching a line of unicyclists make its way up a hill in Simi Valley. It's midmorning on a recent Saturday, and after riding up an easy fire road, the cyclists spin down a steeper, narrower trail, dodging rocks and ruts and flying off ledges with only their balance to save them.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2011
Most attention on cycling in L.A. comes from a city-planning or activist perspective. But there's room for an old-fashioned race as well, and the Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix will draw more than 1,000 cyclists to its notoriously difficult race course. No unicycles or comically large front tires here, just pure speed and agility. Live Oak Park, Manhattan Beach. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Free to watch, entry fees vary. Mbgp.com.
HEALTH
July 23, 2007 | Bill Becher, Special to The Times
"THAT'S crazy," a hiker says, watching a line of unicyclists make its way up a hill in Simi Valley. It's midmorning on a recent Saturday, and after riding up an easy fire road, the cyclists spin down a steeper, narrower trail, dodging rocks and ruts and flying off ledges with only their balance to save them.
NEWS
June 14, 2005 | Hannah Nordhaus
As with all great social movements, the origins of mountain unicycling are unclear. Many attribute the sport's beginnings to Alaska magistrate George Peck, who in the 1980s chronicled the challenges of technical one-wheeling in the seminal video "Rough-Terrain Unicycling." Former world unicycling champ John Foss and Vancouver superstar Kris Holm, meanwhile, were independently exploring off-road mountain unicycling. Since then, the outdoors thrill ride has exploded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1997 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He flits playfully through the crowd at Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, his unicycle zigzagging around light posts and barnstorming into stores. All the while, he's shaking hands, singing songs, slapping high-fives and drawing dead-in-your-tracks stares in his hot-pink leotard, complete with pink cap and gloves. He's L.A.'
SPORTS
July 5, 1997 | From Associated Press
Lee Stevens came within a single of becoming the second Texas player to hit for the cycle as the Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics, 7-6, Friday night for their third consecutive victory. Stevens, who matched his career high with four RBIs, went three or four. He hit an RBI triple in the second, a three-run homer in the third and doubled in the seventh. He also grounded out in the fifth.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
The Federal Communications Commission is being urged to require broadcasters to air at least three hours a week of educational programming for children, the theory being that the industry won't police itself. This is part of an ongoing movement to put more information into kids' TV. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) wants it. He's the ranking minority member of the Commerce subcommittee on telecommunications and finance. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.
HEALTH
December 25, 2006
I enjoyed Jonathan Alpert's Dec. 11 article ["Work Out Reasons for Leaving"]. He offers thoughtful, sound advice. I thoroughly enjoyed my 23 years at IBM, but I longed to be the captain of my own ship. I did not want to end up like many of my colleagues who retired but could not afford to stop working. Another division within IBM helped me build a website to sell unicycles, and the business eventually freed me from my job. I've been fully self-employed for seven years now, and I have no regrets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1986 | S ibyl Jefferson
The annual Orange County Anything-Goes-Athon has been rescheduled for Saturday at Anaheim Stadium. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 8 but was canceled because of inclement weather. Entrants can use any non-motorized means of transportation to complete the 6.2-mile course, including wheelchairs, skateboards, bicycles, stilts, unicycles, roller skates or their feet.
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