Column | Dec 15, 2012 | 8:02 PM
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Column | Apr 9, 2013 | 5:09 PMJackie Robinson changed baseball and the nation that loves it on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black player to walk onto a major league ball field. He changed Carl Erskine's life in March 1948, when Robinson, by then a Brooklyn Dodgers star, sought out the minor leaguer after watching him pitch and told him, "You're going to be with us real soon!" And so he was — they were teammates through much of he Dodgers' legendary 1950s. The Robinson biopic "42" is mostly about matters that happened before they met, but Erskine knows what happened afterward: He pitched and won the first Dodger game in L.A., retired in 1959 to his hometown in Indiana, and watched the nation gradually understand the life lessons he later wrote about in "What I Learned from Jackie Robinson."
Column | Apr 16, 2013 | 8:04 PM
Story | Mar 22, 2012 | 9:38 PM
More than 70 Santa Margarita swimmers are helping to put on the school's third annual Special Olympics swim meet on Saturday, March 31 at the school. They will serve as personal coaches for about 50 special needs athletes from the...
Story | May 15, 2012 | 4:38 PM
Former Olympic great Rafer Johnson made a TV commercial supporting Rep. Howard Berman. Johnson had initially backed Berman's main competition for a San Fernando Valley seat, fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman.