Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government guarantees.
The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers.
The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation.
Tissa David Master animator broke ground for women Tissa David, 91, a New York-based master animator who broke ground for women in a field long dominated by men, died Tuesday of a brain tumor, according to the Animation Guild. In 1977, she became one of the first women to animate a lead character in a feature film when she drew the Raggedy Ann doll in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." David also was one of the first women to direct an animated feature, the 1953 French film "Bonjour Paris." During a more than 60-year career, David was known for her animation of children, notably the young girls in the Hubley Studio's award-winning 1974 short film...