| Jun 14, 2009
The headline over a science story in The Times this week read, "In a Universe of Wonders, Remembering to Be Awed." That reminded me of a conversation I had when I covered the Showtime Lakers 20 years ago.
Bill Dwyre, the sports editor, summoned me to his...
| Jun 14, 2009
Laker coach Bill Sharman was surprised to see Times sportswriter Mal Florence, bags packed, leaving the team hotel in Milwaukee on a January day in 1972.
Florence had been following the team on its winning streak, which had reached a record 33 games...
| Sep 4, 2009
If this summer's party season was any indication, Labor Day weekend is going to be a scorcher. The annual end of the pool party season will see the return of the Wet party to the Roosevelt Hotel pool (which is free, to boot), the annual White Party at the...
| Oct 4, 2009
Farber on Film
The Complete Film Writings
of Manny Farber
Edited by Robert Polito
Library of America: 824 pp., $40
At this year's Academy Awards, the most incongruous moment came during the "In Memoriam" roll call. Among the distinguished deceased...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 6:21 AM
| May 27, 2010
"Vanes is such a hard worker. He's just a baby now, he's only 19, but we're getting there a little bit every day." — Freddie Roach on Vanes Martirosyan after the latter's second pro fight
Within the bowels of the Staples Center, inside the...
| Nov 10, 2009
| 11:30 AM
This article was originally published Feb. 15, 1998 and is part of the new book "Los Angeles Lakers: 50 Amazing Years in the City of Angels" by the Los Angeles Times sports staff. You can purchase the book online here.
You hear about Kobe Bryant, the...
| Nov 12, 2009
The disc jockey smiles when he hears Juanita Santos' raspy voice.
"Art," she says from her small town near Fresno, "I want you to tell my husband, Juanito, 'You're my Chicano king. I'm your booty- licious. I can't live without you. I'll never let you go....
| Jul 17, 2008
A laurel and hearty handshake to News 12's own Bob Wolff for being honored with the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame. Wolff and long-time USA Today hoops scribe David DuPree will be recognized during the......
| Oct 10, 2010
This is the 18th post in a weekly series that helps you get to know members of the L.A. Times Lakers Blog community. Feel free to send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Screen name: 5LakerFanz Real name: Alex Ochoa Occupation: Deputy registrar, county...
| Oct 9, 2010
This is the 17th post in a weekly series that helps you get to know members of the L.A. Times Lakers Blog community. Feel free to send submissions to email@example.com. Screen name: Cap's Goggles Real name: Felix Medina (no relation to FCM, unless his...