March 13, 2006
ALHAMBRA ? Saturday just wasn't the Tornadoes' day. It proved to be the Moors of Alhambra's day, however, as they defeated the visiting Hoover High baseball team in the Arcadia Elks Tournament final, 6-0, effectively wrestling away the championship from last year's titlist at Alhambra High's Moor Field. It came as the Moors (4-0) made the most of seven hits and five walks, while the duo of Joey Blanco and tournament Most Valuable Player Cesar Martinez combined to allow just two Hoover hits.
May 27, 2005
Robert Chacon Citing the coming anniversary former President Ronald Reagan's death, Rep. David Dreier was among 50 House Republicans who broke ranks with more conservative colleagues and voted Tuesday for a bill that would loosen funding restrictions on stem cell research. Stem cells are taken from human embryos created by doctors at fertility clinics. If not used, they are usually frozen, and many are discarded. Scientists say the cells can be used to find cures to many diseases, including Alzheimer's, which Reagan had. President Bush allowed the federal government to fund research on stem cells, but only on cells created before August 2001.
April 29, 2008
Michael Bryant?s philosophy of coaching sounds simple enough, but it requires more than just lip service to be effective. When Bryant, a Glendale resident, pledged to give his all to piloting the Pasadena Rugby Football Club in preparation for the 2007 season ? his first as the club?s coach ? it was a promise he took to heart. He was no less adamant in demanding the same level of commitment and effort from his players. ?He?s one of the most organized people and takes everything he does seriously ?
July 26, 2003
Charles Rich Resumes are stacked on desks like pancakes on a plate. There's fire in the eyes of high school principals and athletic directors, each of whom must comb through the information in search of making the proper coaching hires. It's not considered the easiest part of the job, since the choices are sure to draw praise or criticism from the media, alumni and other outlets. It's a painstaking and timely process in which careful navigation on a windy road must pass through lengthy interviews and background checks.
June 2, 2000
Chuck Benedict If you live in the La Canada-Flintridge area, your fellow residents include John Sciarra and John Sciarra. Two of them? Right. You can't tell them apart by their sports assignments. Each is listed as a quarterback. When this father and son are together, there is much to be said about football -- past, present and future. John Sciarra, upcoming senior QB on the St. Francis High School varsity, is a third namesake. First, there was patriarch John Joseph Sciarra.