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September 22, 1992 | JIM LINDGREN
In a football season starving for offense, University City has gotten fat from its first two games. First, there was a 49-0 victory over Hoover during which UC set a school record for points and recorded its first shutout since 1986. Then on Friday, the Centurions routed Serra, 48-0. No other team has scored more than 47 points in a game or more than 70 in two games.
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March 20, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Thursday evening six miles from Universal City, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:17 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Beverly Hills, California, eight miles from West Hollywood, California and eight miles from San Fernando, California. In the past ten days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
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SPORTS
September 10, 1989
Jerome Price caught three passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns to lead University City to a 23-6 victory over Serra Saturday night. Price caught scoring passes of 32 and 83 yards from Anthony Hill, and Kevin Hall kicked three field goals as University City took a 23-0 lead. Hill was eight for 19 for 228 yards. Robert Hamilton scored on a two-yard run for Serra.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Precious Nwaba, a 5-foot-8 junior guard, comes from a sports family that is well known at L.A. University. Older brothers David and Victor were basketball standouts and sister Barbara was a star in track. Nwaba is pretty good in basketball, too. She scored 21 points, including 14 in the decisive second quarter, to help University defeat Roosevelt, 46-40, in the City Section Division II championship game on Friday at Roybal. Her second-quarter performance helped University outscore Roosevelt, 22-4, to take a 32-19 halftime lead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1988 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
University City residents will become the first San Diegans to recycle parts of their trash in a pilot program that aims at reducing the garbage going into the overburdened Miramar landfill. Recycling bins for newspapers, cans and glass were distributed to 3,500 University City households over the weekend, and the city's trash crews will begin picking up recyclables there Oct. 28. After that, recyclables will be collected on regular Friday pickup days.
SPORTS
May 25, 1990 | LAURA PALMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before the season began, some members of the University City badminton team went to Coach Josie Scanlon and told her about a student she should see play. "The kids told me there was a tall kid who plays badminton really well," Scanlon said. After senior Chris Hansen, a foreign exchange student from Roenne, Denmark, won his first three matches against top players from Crawford, Hoover and La Jolla, Scanlon said she knew he would remain undefeated.
SPORTS
February 5, 1989
Jerome Price, University City's leading scorer, has been ruled ineligible for the remainder of the high school basketball season for participating in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament last weekend at Jack Murphy Stadium. CIF rules state that a player cannot compete on an outside team during the high school season of his sport. "I think the rule needs to be re-evaluated," University City Coach Tom Medigovich said. "The sentence is much too harsh. He did it innocently.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1990 | DEANNA BELLANDI and MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 42-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter were found stabbed to death inside their University City home Thursday afternoon in a case that police say bears strong similarities to the deaths of three young women in Clairemont earlier this year. Shortly after receiving a call at 12:41 p.m., three homicide units arrived at 5890 Honors Drive, where Pamela Clark and her daughter Amber had been found by a family friend, stabbed to death.
SPORTS
May 2, 1992 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Turner says he's a slow starter--but he's proving to be a quick learner. Turner, a University City junior, blew onto the track scene with a 10.5 time in the 100 meters at the Mt. SAC meet two weeks ago. Afterward he had to answer questions as to where he had been all season. "I was around," he reiterated Friday at the Orange Glen Invitational. "I just wasn't the man. I was just average."
SPORTS
September 7, 1986 | JEFFREY PARENTI
It is the consensus of league coaches that University City should win its second consecutive City Western League championship in 1986. No one is sure about second place, however. The Centurions return eight starters each on offense and defense, including the league's 1985 offensive player of the year, running back Paul MacRenato. The other league teams have the same problems--lack of depth and experience, particularly in the offensive line.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
With an eye toward consolidating its Los Angeles-area operations, Comcast Corp. has purchased 10 Universal City Plaza, the tallest office building in the San Fernando Valley, for its NBCUniversal division. Comcast's NBCUniversal unit is the largest tenant at the property, which sold for about $420 million, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. The deal with seller Normandy Real Estate Partners  closed Tuesday. According to real estate sources who were not authorized to comment publicly, the 35-story building in Universal City sold for about $516 per square foot. The transaction is one of the biggest commercial real estate deals in Los Angeles County this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By August Brown
Fans of radio-station round-tables, norteño titans and pop stars on the make will have to find a new venue to see their favorites. The Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will close in September as part of a massive overhaul of Universal Studios. “We, like music lovers across Los Angeles, will miss Gibson Amphitheatre,” said Bret Gallagher, president of North American Concerts, Southern California/Las Vegas for Live Nation, in a statement today.  “It is a tremendous venue with a uniquely intimate setting that has made it a very special place for fans and artists alike.  The list of musicians that have played here is simply staggering...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2013
Wacky KROQ radio show hosts, Kevin & Bean, are hosting a fun-filled night of comedy called "April Foolishness. " The stellar lineup includes comedians Jay Mohr, Bill Burr, Doug Benson, Rob Delaney, Ari Shaffir and Brad Williams. Gibson Amphitheater at Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Plaza, L.A. 8:15 p.m. Sat. Prices vary. (818) 677-8800; http://www.kroq.cbslocal.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
At the Wednesday public memorial service that celebrated her tragically short life, Jenni Rivera was hailed as "the eternal diva," "la gran señora," "mariposa de barrio" (butterfly of the barrio) and other terms of deep affection and respect. But there was another title that Rivera had aspired to and earned: the Latin American Oprah Winfrey. Like Winfrey before her, the Long Beach native, who died with six other people in a Dec. 9 plane crash in northern Mexico, was more than simply a multitalented, multi-tasking woman of a certain age, ethnicity and oversize personality.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
One of the country's largest office landlords has completed a $355-million recapitalization of its Universal City office building and said it intends to buy more property in Southern California. Normandy Real Estate Partners owns 10 Universal City Plaza, the tallest building in the San Fernando Valley at 36 stories, in which NBCUniversal is the largest tenant. Morristown, N.J.-based Normandy became the owner of the tower in mid-2009 when the previous owner defaulted on debt owed to Normandy.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2011 | By Charlie Amter, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In a recession that's forced large malls to reevaluate leases and diversify offerings to the public, Universal CityWalk's most anticipated new tenant this summer isn't a restaurant but an upscale nightclub. Infusion Lounge L.A., which held a "first look" open-to-the-public preview event last weekend preceding an official opening Aug. 18, is the chain's first outpost outside of San Francisco, where the original Infusion Lounge has been making consistent money on dancing and bottle service since 2009 — right through the recession.
SPORTS
March 5, 1988 | SCOTT MILLER
If this year's San Diego Section 2-A boys' and girls' soccer championships seem redundant, well, there's a reason. Of the four teams playing for titles, three were doing the same thing a year ago. In the boys' division, No. 4-seeded La Jolla (18-3-2) plays defending champion and No. 6-seeded University City (15-5-2) at 8 p.m. in a rematch of last year's title game. In the girls' bracket, two-time defending-champion and No. 1-seeded San Pasqual (21-2-1) faces No.
SPORTS
January 8, 1989 | SCOTT MILLER
After 2 weeks, 3 days and about 97 minutes of play, the University City boys' soccer team finally won the La Jolla Cup unlimited division championship Saturday at Allen Field in La Jolla. It took two comebacks and a couple of overtimes, but University City defeated San Diego, 3-2, in the championship game, which had been scheduled for Dec. 21 but was postponed because of poor weather. In the limited division championship game, Crawford defeated Carlsbad, 3-1.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
A Chinese real estate firm with one Los Angeles hotel in its fold closed on a deal to buy the Sheraton Universal hotel, showing a growing trust in a recovery of the hospitality industry and the rising interest of Asian investors in U.S. commercial property. The price of the Sheraton was not disclosed, but industry experts who tracked the deal said Shenzhen New World Group Co. paid about $90 million for the 451-room inn overlooking Universal City. That would make it a deep discount from the $122 million that previous owner Lowe Enterprises paid for the hotel at the top of the market in 2007.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2010 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
NBC Universal's ambitious plans for a $3-billion overhaul of Universal City passed a milestone Thursday with the release of the long-awaited city report on how the project might affect neighbors and the surrounding area. Much of the study, known as a draft environmental impact report focuses on the traffic that would be generated by adding nearly 3,000 residences to the famed studio property in the San Fernando Valley. The plans also call for the construction of additional studios and offices for producing movies and television shows, as well as a hotel, shops and tourist attractions.
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