| Mar 25, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I'm here to explain why George Zimmerman is white.
This seems necessary given the confusion and anger with which some readers responded to my use of that word last week in this space to describe the man who shot an unarmed black teenager named Trayvon...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:49 AM
IRVINE — On the eve of the London Olympics, former world No. 1 tennis player Andre Agassi discussed Monday what it meant for him to win gold in 1996 in Atlanta.
Agassi, who played against the Breakers in 2009, has always been a big supporter of...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:04 PM
IRVINE — On Billie Jean King Night, the first one 100 fans received a free bobblehead of the tennis icon.
That meant about half of everyone who came to watch the Orange County Breakers play on Wednesday night got a bobblehead.
The turnout at the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:48 PM
BURBANK — What was supposed to be a showcase of tennis products and services mixed in with a little instruction proved to be much more at Saturday's Cecil Mamiit demonstration day at the Burbank Tennis Center.
The formerly-ranked tennis pro and...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:39 PM
My favorite is a children's book called "Keeping Score" by Linda Sue Park. Taking place in Brooklyn in the 1950s, this story focuses on 9-year-old Maggie (named for Joe DiMaggio) and her love for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Maggie learns several important...
| May 31, 2010
Tungsten. Basalt. Giant holes. "Smart" materials that morph from hard to soft. Tennis rackets, like everything in life, seem to get stranger and techier by the minute — but do they actually make you hit the ball better? We gathered four of the...
| Nov 21, 2009
The photograph of Andre Agassi on the cover of "Open," his just-published autobiography, was taken by Martin Schoeller, an Annie Leibovitz disciple. The book begins with a quote from Vincent van Gogh; Barbra Streisand is thanked in the acknowledgments....
| Mar 26, 2009
| 11:06 AM
New York has George Soros. L.A. has Eli Broad. Vegas? Bet you thought everyone was busy wagering. Wrong. The city, historically known more for carnality than compassion, has a range of denizens working not only for a better city but a better world....
| Mar 30, 2009
| 12:28 PM
Even after years of retirement, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf are tennis royalty. And the world will salute them anew on May 17, as they grace the hallowed turf of Wimbledon?this time united against Tim Henman and Kim Clijsters for A Centre Court...
| Mar 30, 2009
| 2:20 PM
Las Vegas is the most popular vacation destination in our country. So this month...Wait, before I get into that, I need to back up.
Are you finding that just about everywhere you go you are confronted by a universal frenzy of fear, a collective...
| Nov 22, 2009
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 24 ||
|| 2. || The Lacuna by Barbara...