Category Archives: Sports

Baseball has begun! And Skirball is here to help.

As of this writing, the Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to lose a regular season baseball game in 2016, or in fact give up a single run. The way I see it, they’re well on their way to the first … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Happiness is a Warm Gun – LAX Firing Range in Inglewood

Guns are a hot topic. Tied to political rhetoric about what so-called freedom represents, involved in innocent deaths and an idea of self-protection, their mere availability or threat of denial can cause the bitterest of arguments. I had never shot … Continue reading

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Cross Town Capades: UCLA v USC in Ice Hockey

Since I grew up with brothers who played ice hockey, I am pretty sure that UCLA did not have a hockey team when I went there, or if it did, I never heard about it. So when I received an alumni … Continue reading

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“Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” Celebrates The Iroquois Nationals

“Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” is a documentary about the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team‘s competition in the 2015 World Box Lacrosse Championships, which were held for the first time on a reservation, in Onondaga in New York. Long before it became … Continue reading

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Chefs Unite at Pier del Sol to Support the Special Olympics

Pier del Sol turned out to be the perfect name for Sunday’s fundraiser for the Special Olympics. In spite of the glaring sun, everyone had a wonderful day frolicking at Pacific Park. As the rollercoaster zoomed above, some of LA’s best restaurants served delicious plates … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Gone Fishin’…Troutdale in Agoura- Stocked Trout Ponds for Fun & Relaxation

Tucked away in Agoura, on mountainous Kanan Road, between the 101 freeway and the Pacific Coast Highway, lies an unusual and peaceful sanctuary that has been a destination for pond fishing since the 1930s. Two man-made ponds, surrounded by shady … Continue reading

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Special Olympics – Host Town Costa Mesa and the Bahamas Team Visit the OC Fair

7,000 special needs athletes representing 177 countries have descended on Los Angeles for the 2015 Special Olympics Games. Leading up the opening ceremony and games, various towns around Southern California have played Host Town to the athletics, coaches and volunteers. … Continue reading

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4th of July 2015 in LA: Every Single Thing You Could Possibly Want to Do…Fireworks! Cannons! Rollercoasters! BBQ! Giant Boats Made out of Legos!

LIVE MUSIC 3-Day July 4th Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl with Smokey Robinson (July 2, 3, 4) 7:30 pm / $13.00 – $256.00 From July 2-4th, Smokey Robinson will be bringing the Motown sound to the Bowl. There will be … Continue reading

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17th Annual Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Come From All Areas of Sports

Sunday’s Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 17th Annual Induction at the American Jewish University yielded some familiar names and some not quite as familiar but equally as talented. The event, with Master of Ceremonies and Los Angeles Emmy-winning sports legend … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Stooges, Space Garbage, Wrestling with Satan – and Captain Scarlet!

12 a.m. “Wrestling with Satan” – Documentary (2009, Wild Eye Releasing) This modest documentary attempts to examine the inner workings of the Christian Wrestling Federation (CWF) which uses farm-league wrestling bouts to preach evangelical beliefs. Those watching for the purely … Continue reading

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