February 6, 2005 |
The analogy rolls off other people's tongues as easily as water rolls off Kami Craig's back, and somehow, the description seems to fit, despite any differences between the Santa Barbara girls' water polo team's standout senior center and a certain former Laker superstar and Los Angeles sports icon. "You've got a Shaq and then you've got a bunch of high school players, you know?," said Coronado Coach David Throop. "You just hold out and do what you can, and then hope for the best.
January 5, 2013 |
I've been trying in vain for the better part of a decade to get my family to take a road trip along Route 66. Nothing worked until my wife and daughter stepped onto the fake Route 66 in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure - and suddenly their interest piqued in the Mother Road. Photos: The real Route 66 inspirations for Disney's Cars Land In an attempt to close the deal on my dream vacation, I decided to search for the real-world inspirations behind the fictional town of Radiator Springs.
July 17, 2010 |
For me, the thrill of L.A.'s night life has nothing to do with A-list parties at Soho House and everything to do with dusty tracks and coyote calls. Twice a week for the last 25 years, I have been placing my feet along well-pummeled routes in Griffith Park right about the time most people are settling onto the couch to watch "Jeopardy!" Even blindfolded on a dark night, I could make my way up trails nicknamed Razor Back and Cardiac Hill for their challenging terrain. The pitch of the trail, the occasional rocky chute to climb and the whiffs of sage and eucalyptus would easily guide me along the roughly 21/2-mile uphill route to the top of Mt. Hollywood, where thousands of pulsing lights create an indelible 360-degree snapshot of L.A. after dark.
October 4, 1998 |
Driving for the pure fun of the road is one of my secret pleasures. Speeding along a highway going no particular place, windows down and the wind blasting my face, is an indulgence I usually choose not to resist. And of all the roads in my life, U.S. 395 is like a love interest that I never quite get enough of.
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December 20, 2005 |
Marilyn Monroe spent some of her most important Hollywood nights in its safe embrace. So did about 20,000 others. Now, though, the last young resident has packed his bags and moved. Los Angeles' original orphanage is shutting its cottage doors after 125 years of housing children whose families have all but given up on them. Without fanfare, the venerable privately run Hollygrove children's residential treatment center has closed.
May 27, 2011 |
Relentless rain and wind were making the drive down Main Street in Joplin, Mo., nearly impossible on Sunday, so Herb Jarrett and his wife, Gayla, decided it would be best simply to pull over. They parked their Ford Escape in front of an Arby's restaurant and prepared to wait. Moments later, they were hanging upside down by their seatbelts inside a squashed heap of steel, themselves battered and bloodied. Their SUV now rested behind the site where the restaurant once stood. The tornado that would ultimately kill 125 people, according to the latest toll, had swept their vehicle off the ground, heaving it into a terrifying series of somersaults before dropping it back to Earth.
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December 20, 1995 |
* March 31, 1993: Actor Brandon Lee was accidentally killed by a .44-caliber slug during the filming of "The Crow." The slug was fired from a prop gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks. * Jan. 3, 1992: A worker was crushed to death between two lighting equipment cranes on the set of the Kevin Costner movie "The Bodyguard." * Aug.
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June 1, 2000 |
A proposal to build a Wendy's restaurant in the expanded Town Center complex and a project to place a cellular phone antenna on a water tower off Antonio Parkway will go before the City Council today. The application by Continental Food Management calls for a 2,900-square-foot restaurant with a drive-through window at 30471 Avenida de las Flores. The council also will consider an application from Sprint PCS to mount a cellular phone antenna on a Santa Margarita Water District Tower.