| Jul 27, 2011
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum recently granted a 17% raise to the official who oversaw the stadium's finances throughout a scandal involving allegations of conflict of interest, excessive perks and poor fiscal oversight.
The head of the Coliseum's...
| Dec 31, 2011
Month after month, the financial forecasts for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum seemed as sunny as could be.
General Manager Patrick Lynch would tell his bosses on the Coliseum Commission that the box office from rave concerts was brisk and a...
| May 21, 2011
So here's Peter Ueberroth, L.A.'s Olympic champion, chairman of the Newport Beach investor company the Contrarian Group, sharing his office with someone else -- his border collie, Koot, for Kootenai, the Idaho county where Ueberroth found him abandoned....
| Apr 16, 2012
Swimmer won Olympic gold medals
Murray Rose, 73, a four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer from Australia who also competed at USC while studying acting in the late '50s, died Sunday in Sydney of leukemia, Swimming Australia said.
| Oct 9, 2011
Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...
| Jan 23, 2012
Richard J. Sheirer
NYC emergency official at time of 9/11
Richard J. Sheirer, 65, the former New York City emergency management chief who helped guide the city through the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, died Thursday after experiencing chest pains....
| Jan 4, 2012
Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
| Mar 14, 2012
Former Oregon Ducks coach
Dick Harter, 81, the University of Oregon men's basketball coach whose Ducks team ended UCLA's 98-game home winning streak in 1976, died Monday at a South Carolina hospital, according to Island Funeral Home in...
| Jul 15, 2010
In the Athens I knew when I first moved here almost 20 years ago, the taverna was still an institution. That was in the early 1990s, before a stock market boom, the Olympics, and the return of a generation of young, cosmopolitan Greeks who had left to...
| Mar 17, 2012
It was relatively early in Bob Day's track career at UCLA and he was scheduled to race against one of the best two-milers in the nation. His chances of winning seemed slim, so the coach told him to focus on second place and earn valuable points for the...
| Jan 20, 2012
Canadian skier Sarah Burke, a leading pioneer of the freestyle halfpipe and the best-known athlete in her sport, died Thursday, nine days after crashing at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah. She was 29.
Burke, who was a driving...