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February 26, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
Victor Ortiz is less than a year removed from winning six of seven bouts by knockout or technical knockout in five rounds or fewer. It's those memories Ortiz wants to build from, not that messy upset loss to Argentina's Marcos Maidana at Staples Center last June. A one-sided performance like that on Thursday night is what the 23-year-old from Ventura needed to maintain enthusiasm among those who believe Ortiz has a world junior-welterweight title in his future. Ortiz (26-2-1, 21 KOs)
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FOOD
April 25, 2014
In the Spanish Basque country, grilling over wood is an ancient tradition. And at Asador Etxebarri, Victor Arguinzoniz has taken the technique to new heights. • A hot fire puts a char on meat, but for fish and seafood, Arguinzoniz works with a much gentler fire. Try letting wood burn down to embers. Cooking over a slow fire allows the ingredients' flavors to bloom without being obscured by the wood's smoke. • Some things he doesn't put directly on the grill. Fish or shrimp go in wire baskets.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1995
I disagree with Laurie Winer's review of "Victor/Victoria" (" 'Victor' Drags in Broadway Staging," Oct. 26). I thought it was great fun. And if you look as young as Julie Andrews and can sing and dance as well, you're not too old for the part, as Winer says. And what is this unisex nonsense? Julie Andrews is a very attractive, even alluring, female, as her string of hit movies over the years prove. More mention of Tony Roberts and his very funny portrayal of the aging homosexual should have been made.
FOOD
April 25, 2014 | S. Irene Virbila
The drive through the Spanish Basque country to the acclaimed grill restaurant Asador Etxebarri swings through hillsides clad in infinite shades of green, up a narrow road to the village of Axpe and its minuscule square framed by a church, a school - and Etxebarri's stone-and-timber building. Kids chase balls. Old ladies share a bench. And on the far side, muscular bicyclists catch their breath after the ride up the mountain. For Americans, grilling is practically synonymous with char.
SPORTS
March 5, 1987 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
St. Monica High School center Brian Williams lay face down at midcourt of the Sports Arena floor, his 6-foot 10-inch body seemingly stretching from here to the University of Maryland, which he will attend next season. Williams had just missed a free throw with five seconds remaining that would have tied Mater Dei and almost certainly sent the Southern Section 5-A division semifinal game into overtime. Instead, it was elimination time for Williams and his teammates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2013 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
By most measures, the man known to his neighbors as "Victor" didn't have much. Until a late-night fire claimed his life a little more than a week ago, home was a cramped space in an auto repair shop in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood. But he loved the stray dogs he had taken in, who had become his family. Victor knew a lot of people in the neighborhood, said community activist Leticia Cervantes, who met him while walking her own dogs and became his friend. "He was very polite, very nice," Cervantes said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
"Hidden Moon" is a two-hour romantic drama that feels like two seasons of a telenovela - not because the story, set in Mexico and Los Angeles, is rich with divergent subplots and intertwining characters, but because the attention it pays to every fluttered eyelash, flared nostril and furrowed brow makes for one long haul of an affair. Devoid of irony or humor, the kind of soapy romanticism that director José Pepe Bojórquez espouses is a tough fit for today's big screen under the best of circumstances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1991
First, the good news: The recession is over! Now, the bad news: It became a depression! VICTOR C. BROWN, Palos Verdes Estates
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1998
I wonder who will have made a more lasting and generous contribution to America: Jerome Robbins (homosexual) or Trent Lott (not a kleptomaniac, not an alcoholic)? Gee, "West Side Story," "On the Town," "Fiddler on the Roof" and several brilliant ballets on the one hand, and, uh, stopping campaign finance reform, gutting tobacco legislation, and carefully teaching hate on the other. VICTOR KENYON BROWN Los Feliz
REAL ESTATE
November 11, 1990
Read about the "late Victor Mature" in Hot Property (Nov. 4). If I'm dead, I'm the only dead actor who ever made four double bogeys on the back nine. VICTOR MATURE Editor's note: The former film star is indeed alive--and golfing--in Rancho Santa Fe.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2014 | By Margaret Gray
You may have seen your share of makeovers, but nothing like the one Sheila Callaghan inflicts on her heroine in “Everything You Touch,” her lushly written dark comedy world-premiering at Boston Court Performing Arts Center. Three glamorous models descend on Jess (Kirsten Vangsness), shrieking like birds of prey, while Victor, a histrionic fashion designer (Tyler Pierce), shouts insults at her. She staggers out of the fracas in a leopard-print swing coat. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat This scene laid bare the savagery at the heart of every makeover, and it would have won me over - if Jessica Kubzansky's bold, lucid staging of Callaghan's theatrical vision hadn't already done so. Although at moments the script feels as if it's still evolving, the stunning production values highlight its best features (a bit like a makeover, come to think of it)
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: Yasiel Puig had not played since spraining a thumb on a headfirst dive Saturday. But, as the Dodgers loaded the bases with none out in the ninth inning, there was Puig, headed to the on-deck circle and then the plate, as Dodger Stadium went nuts. Puig struck out looking, but the Dodgers scored three runs off Detroit closer Joe Nathan to force extra innings. AT THE PLATE: Carl Crawford had a pair of doubles, Juan Uribe had three singles, and Dee Gordon had two singles.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
It was only the 10th game of the season for the Dodgers but mark it down as the early leader for their strangest. And, maybe, the most disappointing. A steal of home, a suicide squeeze by a pitcher, three errors by the Dodgers, a dramatic three-run bottom-of-the-ninth rally to tie it -- all for their closer to immediately give up the game in the 10th inning. More than four hours after it began, the Dodgers suffered a tough 7-6 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 42,687 when Victor Martinez opened the 10th with a solo home run off closer Kenley Jansen.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has announced that he and his husband, Victor Voronov, have split. Weir, 29, an NBC commentator during the Sochi Winter Olympics, broke the news on Twitter Wednesday. "It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well," he wrote . PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 "I have been sad for a long time," Weir later expanded in a statement (via RadarOnline )
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Inkoo Kang
There's plenty of blood in the supernatural horror flick "Dark House," but what really defines director Victor Salva's latest effort is flop sweat. A haunted house, psychic powers, a father-son mystery, pregnancy terror, the South's history of lynching - Salva and co-writer Charles Agron reach for pretty much any contrivance that might send a fleeting shiver down audience members' spines with too little consideration for narrative cohesion or thematic nuance. Upon his mother's death, clairvoyant Nick (Luke Kleintank)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Cate Blanchett was grateful and defiant in picking up the lead actress Oscar for her devastating performance in "Blue Jasmine," suggesting those who dismiss a film with a female star as "niche" are the cliche. Lupita Nyong'o's gracious words on her supporting actress win for "12 Years a Slave," spoke of a love of the art, of its power to heal great divides. Both portrayals gave us painful windows into a woman's world. As incredible as they were, for a change they were not alone. This year the actresses - winners and nominees - created characters as richly varied as they were deeply provocative.
NEWS
January 28, 2009
Vacquier obituary: An obituary of geophysicist Victor Vacquier Sr. in Saturday's California section gave an incorrect name for a tool he invented to detect magnetic fields. It is the flux gate magnetometer not the flux magnetometer.
OPINION
June 30, 1991
The Democrats could win the White House in 1992 if they can find a candidate who would make the U.S. the most-favored nation. VICTOR KENYON BROWN, Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
A cat-and-mouse thriller imported from Paraguay, "7 Boxes" evokes the developing-world amorality and senseless crime caper of "City of God," the 2002 Brazilian sensation that earned four Academy Award nominations, including one for Fernando Meirelles' slick, hyper-stylized direction. But whereas Meirelles seemed to apply absolutely every cinematic trick in the book, "7 Boxes" directors Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori aren't as hell-bent on making an impression. Their film boasts a rather universal premise: Teenager Victor (Celso Franco)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
After the jaw-dropping plane crash sequence in the superb 2012 thriller "Flight," the action in the intimate docudrama "Charlie Victor Romeo," which brings to life - almost verbatim - the black-box transcripts from six actual aviation emergencies from the 1980s and '90s, can't help but pale in comparison. That said, this forceful adaptation of the popular 1999 stage play created by Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels and Irving Gregory (they're also credited with the screenplay and perform here)
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