| Jan 12, 2014
| 4:47 PM
If Wayne Gretzky hadn't been traded to the Kings in 1988, hockey in Southern California would still be the pursuit of a passionate few.
The Ducks wouldn't exist if not for the enthusiasm generated by Gretzky's unprecedented scoring feats and knack for...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:39 AM
INDIANAPOLIS — Wayne Gretzky doesn't know Peyton Manning well.
Yet he knows Manning better than anyone possibly could.
It was 25 years ago Saturday that Gretzky, as a newly minted member of the Los Angeles Kings, returned to Edmonton to face the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Skating fans in Culver City were celebrating a temporary victory after city officials dug out an obscure document that advocates hope can keep an ice rink in the neighborhood.
City officials informed the owner of Culver City Ice Arena of its findings...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Laugh all you want at those old public-access television clips of the late Dr. Gene Scott, the eccentric televangelist who sometimes wore two pairs of glasses at once and shouted at viewers to "Get on the telephone!" whenever his fundraising totals ebbed....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky has listed a town house in Thousand Oaks for sale at $1.899 million.
Yes, 99 does happen to be his jersey number, which was retired throughout the National Hockey League when the center retired in 1999. Coincidence -- or a...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The American Cinematheque gala invariably turns into a roast of the honoree and Thursday's ceremony gently ribbed producer Jerry Bruckheimer at the Beverly Hilton.
There was a lot of talk of seeing Bruckheimer naked from those who played hockey with...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Tai Babilonia was just 8 in 1968 when her skating coach suggested she grab the hand of an athletic 10-year-old named Randy Gardner and take a few turns around the Culver City Ice Arena.
The team went on to become five-time U.S. pair champions and 1979...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:55 PM
This Dodger Stadium gathering on a winter day -- well, winter in name only -- was, among other things, to witness the arrival of the “ice truck,” officially kicking off the building of the rink for the Kings-Ducks game Jan. 25.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:36 PM
By scoring two goals in eight seconds against the New York Islanders on Thursday, the Oilers' Taylor Hall did several things:
1. Put himself in position to become a future "Jeopardy!" answer.
2. Forced a rewrite job -- OK, a slight modification --...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Guy Hebert paid the toll for former Disney CEO Michael Eisner naming his company's new 1993 NHL team after its film about a youth hockey team, "The Mighty Ducks."
"Two nights before our first game, they gave us a parade down Main Street in Disneyland,"...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:46 PM
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Coach Bruce Boudreau is an astute watcher of the NHL, and that's why even in the face of the astounding production by the Ducks' first line he...