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  • Grandstand theater

    Grandstand theater
    TAKE 500 truckloads of dirt. Add a few dozen snorting motorcycles, a bunch of 70-foot jumps, some booming pyrotechnics and 45,000 screaming fans, and you've got one of the fastest-growing motorsports in the country in all its deafening, live glory....
  • Johnny Grant, 84; Hollywood's biggest promoter

    Johnny Grant, 84; Hollywood's biggest promoter
    Johnny Grant, who visited Hollywood in 1943 as a star-struck serviceman and returned to carve out a niche first as a radio and television personality and then as its honorary mayor and foremost booster, died Wednesday at the age of 84. Grant appeared...
  • Beige plague

    Beige plague
    Around every bend of the dirt road, Tom Warren recites another name, another date. The Sheep, the Amazon, the Winters, the Suzie. The list goes on and on. It is a chronicle of loss, of wildfires ravaging one of America's mythic landscapes, the sweeping,...
  • Rimrock Ranch fuses urban design with the rugged high desert

    Rimrock Ranch fuses urban design with the rugged high desert
    HERE IN the high desert north of Palm Springs, the tranquillity may be inspirational, but the elements can be harsh. Coping with 100-plus heat one month, flurries of snow in another can prove tough for residents in the cramped, wooden homes typical of the...
  • The curse is lifted: A fan's look at how the Game 3 win over Boston erased the Dave Henderson curse

     
    I love telling the story. Any time the subject of the Angels comes up, I quickly roll into storytelling mode. Some enjoy my tale while others just listen politely and then walk away, no doubt wondering why I just wasted......
  • Gene Autry, Gene Mauch up for Hall of Fame vote

     
    Gene Autry, the Angels' founding owner, and former Angels manager Gene Mauch are among 20 candidates for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Managers, umpires and executives are not included in the annual Hall of Fame voting among......
  • Dodgers Moving to KFI

     
    Nov. 21, 1959 This was a very small story that turned into a big deal. The Dodgers were moving on the radio from KMPC to KFI for the 1960 season. The significance? Gene Autry's company owned KMPC and when the Dodgers left, he looked for something to...
  • Not your usual seasonal sounds

     
    From Bob Dylan tackling 'Here Comes Santa Claus' to the "Avenue Q' puppets doing 'Ave Maria,' there's something for everyone. It's become an annual ritual -- the flooding of the music market with dozens, if not hundreds, of holiday-themed titles,......
  • Gene Autry, Marvin Miller fail to win entry to Baseball Hall of Fame

     
    The late Gene Autry, who brought major league baseball to Orange County as the first owner of the Angels, and former union leader Marvin Miller failed to win election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in a vote by a......
  • King vs. King: Debating Elvis Presley's best songs, part III

     
    Friday is Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, and to honor Elvis the musician, I've been sampling from the new boxed set "Good Rockin' Tonight" (reviewed here by Robert Hilburn), pitting song against song in the ultimate cage match of King versus......
  • Duane Eddy tops Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival

     
    The influential rock guitarist leads a lineup in Anaheim that also includes 'Honeyboy' Edwards. One of the musical highlights in recent years of the National Assn. of Music Merchants’annual trade show, now under way in Anaheim, has been Deke Dickersonâ€...
  • On Hollywood's big weekend, look to the sidewalk for show business history

     
    With the Academy Awards in Hollywood this weekend, millions will be looking up at the stars. But if you look to the ground on the sidewalks of Tinseltown, you see stars too. On a night that celebrates the hot new......