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October 23, 2013 | By Bob Pool
He doesn't have to put a spin on what he does. Alex Hattori's hobby does that automatically. At the age of 15, the Torrance youth has become the yo-yo king. He has his own sponsor, his own trading cards and his own line of yo-yos - the "C-Force" and the "Collid3r" - which the YoYoJam Co. sells for $57 and $107. And now, after stiff competition at the yo-yo nationals in the Northern California town of Chico, he has been crowned the top double yo-yo player in the nation. "I yo-yo everywhere I go. At the supermarket.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Brahms and Tchaikovsky made an effort to be civil to each other when the German and Russian composers met, and that was impressive. In an infamous review, Edward Hanslick, the most powerful critic in 19th century Vienna and Brahms' mouthpiece, credited Tchaikovsky as the first composer to write music "that stinks in the ear. " Tchaikovsky called Brahms a "self-inflated mediocrity. " This week there is a Tchaikovsky lockdown in Walt Disney Concert Hall, thanks to daily programs in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's magnificent TchaikovskyFest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A Highland Park man was arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty after police said he kicked a 3-month-old French bulldog puppy and swung it in the air "like a yo-yo," Los Angeles police officials said Monday. Joseph Fragoso, 28, was arrested Sunday night in the 1500 block of Avenue 54 near York Boulevard after patrol officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Area Station received a call from a witness that a man carrying a puppy suddenly threw it to the sidewalk and kicked it for no apparent reason.
SPORTS
December 6, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
SACRAMENTO -- What Steve Nash described as “an obviously pretty horrible 13 months for me” could be nearing an end for the veteran Lakers point guard. Or not. “I might not be able to play anymore, I might have to yo-yo it or I might be able to play the rest of the way,” Nash said Friday morning of his comeback from nerve irritation in his back that has sidelined him since Nov. 10 as well as an assortment of injuries that have bothered him since he broke his leg early last season.
OPINION
October 16, 2010
Stringing them along Re "A city with a lot of pull," Column One, Oct. 11 Who knew that Chico is the yo-yo capital of the world? I would never have imagined that someone could get sponsored, become pro and make a living off the sport. The tricks these pros are doing are mind-boggling. I can't understand how 14-year-old Gentry Stein can literally jump over his tricks; I can barely conquer "cat's cradle. " Here's another great example of an activity that has no barriers in terms of age, income or physical ability.
HEALTH
April 11, 2011 | By Roy M. Wallack, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Debbie Bumgardner was an overworked 52-year-old legal secretary and frustrated yo-yo dieter from Tarzana who'd gradually cut back on tennis and biking over the years. By early 2010, she was 100 pounds overweight. A year later, Bumgardner is still overworked and stressed-out. But she's 70 pounds lighter, which she attributes almost entirely to Trikking. A Trikke (pronounced "trike") is a three-wheeled vehicle with foot platforms and upright handlebars that you propel in a standing position by shifting body weight from side-to-side, as if carving "S" turns while skiing.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1992 | CONNIE JOHNSON
No other West Coast female rapper rivals Yo Yo. She has a lightning quick, confrontational style that's influenced by one of her mentors, Ice Cube--executive producer of this album. Hearing her pontificate on black-on-black crime, teen pregnancy and the necessity of carrying a gat (gun) is like taking a guided tour through South-Central. There's an alternately playful and stern urgency to her message.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1990 | DENNIS HUNT
Yo-Yo doesn't strike one on first glance as a young woman who would swap insults with hard-core rapper Ice Cube on his volatile "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" album. The former Los Angeles school bus driver seems more like a cheerful, easygoing teen-age member of, say, the Whitney Houston fan club than an associate of one of America's most controversial pop figures. "Forget how I seem now," the 19-year-old said when she stopped by her manager's Crenshaw District office on a recent morning.
SPORTS
May 4, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
You can look at cold, hard statistics to analyze the compelling, roller-coasterish fourth quarter between the Lakers and the Jazz in Game 1. But that wouldn't be nearly as fun or as amusing. TNT's NBA analyst Reggie Miller reached back into his youth and summoned a whimsical and pretty accurate visual from the playground or recreation room. "The Lakers seem to be playing the Jazz like the childhood toy the yo-yo," he said. "Remember the trick with the yo-yo called 'Walking the Dog'?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Bob Pool
He doesn't have to put a spin on what he does. Alex Hattori's hobby does that automatically. At the age of 15, the Torrance youth has become the yo-yo king. He has his own sponsor, his own trading cards and his own line of yo-yos - the "C-Force" and the "Collid3r" - which the YoYoJam Co. sells for $57 and $107. And now, after stiff competition at the yo-yo nationals in the Northern California town of Chico, he has been crowned the top double yo-yo player in the nation. "I yo-yo everywhere I go. At the supermarket.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
It looked on paper, with a few small exceptions, like an ordinary season-opening gala, the kind every major U.S. orchestra seems to practice these days - a jumble of Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Saint- Saëns favorites. The superstar soloist was Yo-Yo Ma, who flew in after having been guest last week for the New York Philharmonic's season-opening gala. Music director Gustavo Dudamel had jetted in himself practically at the last minute from performing in Japan. But Walt Disney Concert Hall is not paper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A Highland Park man was arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty after police said he kicked a 3-month-old French bulldog puppy and swung it in the air "like a yo-yo," Los Angeles police officials said Monday. Joseph Fragoso, 28, was arrested Sunday night in the 1500 block of Avenue 54 near York Boulevard after patrol officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Area Station received a call from a witness that a man carrying a puppy suddenly threw it to the sidewalk and kicked it for no apparent reason.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2013 | By David Ng
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was in Washington this week to press for an increase in arts funding from the federal government. The musician was joined by former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum, and they performed together briefly for an audience on Capitol Hill. Ma was in Washington for Arts Advocacy Day -- an annual event that took place Monday and Tuesday. The event is intended to boost awareness and government funding for the arts sector. The nonprofit advocacy group Americans for the Arts is the key organizer and hosted a Google Hangout discussion that featured Ma answering questions from the public.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2012 | Ed Stockly
"The View" 10 a.m. Thursday, ABC: performance from “Jesus Christ Superstar.” “Open Call” 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: Fine Cut Festival of Student Films: Hosted by mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman, “Goat Rodeo Live: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile” 10 p.m. Friday, KOCE: The four string virtuosos combine bluegrass and classical music at a concert at Boston's House of Blues. “Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions” 5:30 p.m. Saturday, KLCS: The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell: A museum dedicated to mechanical musical instruments; Lorelei Rock; the city of Zell.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2011 | By Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times
Washington turned off the rancor and partisan fighting on Sunday to show it can still unite behind something: A Neil Diamond sing-along. The button-down crowd at the Kennedy Center loosened up the black ties for a rousing rendition of Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," as the power pop, camp-inclined performer and songwriter was officially branded a national cultural treasure at the Kennedy Center Honors gala. Meryl Streep, jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Broadway star Barbara Cook joined Diamond in the lineup of honorees at Washington's annual salute to the performing arts.
NEWS
November 30, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
The unhealthful but popular practice of yo-yo dieting may have serious ramifications on the body, a study finds, which may make those who eat this way more vulnerable to packing on the pounds. In the study, released Tuesday in the Journal of Neuroscience , mice were randomly assigned to a calorie-restricted diet, in which they ate 75% of the average amount of calories designed to produce a 10% to 15% weight loss, or to a regular diet with no such restrictions. Under stressful situations the dieting mice had escalated amounts of the stress hormone corticosterone, and exhibited symptoms of depression.
NEWS
December 19, 1991 | ZAN THOMPSON
Ihave been in love with the English language all my life. It has a mix of lots of languages--honest, strong Anglo-Saxon, dancing French, crisp Greek, sturdy German and Latin, which gives us the basis of our grammar, rhetoric and syntax. We have even borrowed an East Indian word or two, such as bungalow. English can thunder, roll, sing like a meadowlark on a fence post in April, whimper like a puppy, anything you want it to do.
HEALTH
April 11, 2011 | By Roy M. Wallack, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Debbie Bumgardner was an overworked 52-year-old legal secretary and frustrated yo-yo dieter from Tarzana who'd gradually cut back on tennis and biking over the years. By early 2010, she was 100 pounds overweight. A year later, Bumgardner is still overworked and stressed-out. But she's 70 pounds lighter, which she attributes almost entirely to Trikking. A Trikke (pronounced "trike") is a three-wheeled vehicle with foot platforms and upright handlebars that you propel in a standing position by shifting body weight from side-to-side, as if carving "S" turns while skiing.
NATIONAL
January 20, 2011 | By Katherine Skiba, Washington Bureau
About 225 people on Wednesday swept into the White House for a "quintessentially American" state dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao. As tradition dictates, President Obama and Hu exchanged toasts. Obama saluted the people of both countries. "May they grow together in friendship. May they prosper together in peace. And may they realize their dream of the future for themselves, for their children and for their grandchildren," he said. Hu raised his glass to a "stronger friendship between the people of China and the United States" and the "steady growth of China-U.
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