August 21, 2009
BURBANK — Jay Leno sauntered through glass doors and onto a newly renovated stage, nonchalant and trimmer since “The Tonight Show” stopped taping across the lot in May. “The monologue is right here,” Leno said Wednesday, inching toward rows of stadium seats. Technicians and stage hands bustled in the background, readying the set for the Sept. 14 primetime premiere of “The Jay Leno Show.” The 59-year-old host continued past two 103-inch televisions, a practicing band and large detailed pictures from his vast car collection.
February 25, 2009
The echoes of hip-hop remixes and contemporary dance routines bounced through crowded gyms Saturday at Glendale High School, as hundreds of California teens converged on the site for a regional dance competition. Groups of girls twirled in shimmering skirts and skin-tight suits in a practice room, while others stood by to coach and critique teams before they performed in front of bleachers full of screaming onlookers and judges from the United Spirit Assn., which sponsors a national competition series.
October 2, 2004
GRANT GORDON "Now you wouldn't believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows." Forrest Gump This might smart a bit. When you're brought up in a football culture, running is used as punishment. Hence, this whole run-for-fun thing that cross-country has going for it has never made sense to me. In addition, 90% of all cross-country runners are in phenomenal shape, so they don't really need to run. Fat guys need to run. I need to run. Tucked away in Griffith Park, shadowed by the Greek Theatre and swarmed by yellow buses were hundreds of "cross-country people" and myself on Saturday at the 31st annual Bellarmine-Jefferson Invitational.