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  • John Wooden, the poet laureate of reason, kindness and decency

    John Wooden, the poet laureate of reason, kindness and decency
    Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998
  • The go-to guy: Peter Ueberroth

    The go-to guy: Peter Ueberroth
    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....

    Yutaka Shimizu dies at 84; longtime L.A. high school basketball coach

    Yutaka Shimizu dies at 84; longtime L.A. high school basketball coach
    Yutaka Shimizu, who became a quiet institution among high school basketball coaches in Los Angeles during a career that began in 1959 and lasted the rest of his life, has died. He was 84. Shimizu, who had a lung ailment, died Sunday at a Lakewood...

    Marty Biegel dies at 90; former Fairfax High basketball coach

    Marty Biegel dies at 90; former Fairfax High basketball coach
    Marty Biegel, who took over as Fairfax High School's head basketball coach in 1969 at a time of racial tension in Los Angeles and united players and students both in the classroom and on the court, died Tuesday. He was 90. Biegel, who taught history in...

    Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked

    Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked
    Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a...