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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)
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.
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.
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 )
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
January 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Tuning up for a Baseline League showdown on Friday against Etiwanda, Rancho Cucamonga received 30 points from Victor Joseph to knock off Los Osos, 77-72. Rancho Cucamonga is 16-2 overall and 2-0 in league. Etiwanda received 12 points from Elijah Johnson and 11 from Jordan McLaughlin in a 70-38 win over Alta Loma. In the Foothill League, Lewis Stallworth scored 23 points to help Hart (13-1) rally for a 73-68 opening win over West Ranch. Jaleel Howard scored 20 points in Valencia's 88-65 win over Saugus.
November 5, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Marqise Lee accelerated off the line of scrimmage, burst toward the middle of the field with no hesitation and was wide open for a long touchdown pass. That simple chain of events on USC's first offensive play against Oregon State last week sent a message to opposing defensive coordinators and NFL evaluators. Lee, the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner, appears to be near full strength after being slowed by a knee injury. "I'm feeling good," Lee said Tuesday after practice.
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
October 30, 1988
We want to thank NBC for bringing back "Highway to Heaven." It's been our favorite for years. Michael Landon and Victor French are excellent. Ben and Shirley Bernstein, Palm Springs
October 14, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Victor Ortiz, with his broken jaw and “Dancing With the Stars” appearance behind him, is finalizing a deal to return to the ring Dec. 14 in a world junior-middleweight title fight vs. Chicago's champion Carlos Molina. Richard Schaefer, chief executive of Golden Boy Promotions, said Monday he is in the final stages of placing Ortiz-Molina on a card at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas that will be headlined by Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana for the World Boxing Assn. welterweight title.
September 14, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
It took three years, but Mexico finally got the man it wanted to manage its national team in World Cup qualifying. The question now is, is it too late? By the time Mexico got around to introducing Victor Manuel Vucetich as its coach Thursday, El Tri had sunk to its lowest point in decades. With only two October matches left in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, Mexico is fifth in the six-team group. Only the top three countries automatically advance to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, leaving Mexico in danger of missing the tournament for the first time since 1990.
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