Monthly Archives: February 2020

Let’s (Long Beach) Post it: We’ve got a rooting interest for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials — Dr. Lori Mann

By Tom Hoffarth

Update Feb. 29 results:
Lori Mann finished in 2:46:39, No. 326 out of 565 competitors overall, No. 151 out of 390 women.

Women’s qualifiers:
1. Aliphine Tuliamuk — 2:27:23
2. Molly Seidel — 2:27:31
3. Sally Kipyego — 2:28:52
Men’s qualifiers:
1. Galen Rupp — 2:09:20
2. Jacob Riley — 2:10:02
3. Abdi Abdirahman — 2:10:03

Updated March 1: A story from the New York Times about how and why more women are running in marathons.

Story posted Friday Feb. 28:
Dr. Lori Mann said that if she didn’t qualify to run in Saturday’s U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta on Saturday, it wouldn’t necessarily mean she was game to enter the 35th Los Angeles Marathon field that’ll go from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica on March 8. Read more

The side of Kobe Bryant you may not know about

EP8onAVU8AA_4ojTom Hoffarth and Steve Lowery worked hours together last week, with editor Pablo Kay in Rome, not long after reports about a helicopter crash in Calabasas, to produce this cover story for the Feb. 7 edition of Angelus News.

Bryant took his Catholic faith serious. He was at his home parish, Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in Newport Beach hours before he left from John Wayne Airport in the final trip to a youth basketball game in Thousand Oaks.

Where did his faith come from? Did it help him come to terms with his rape trial in Colorado? Did it help him reconcile his marriage?

In 2001, Bryant married his wife, Vanessa, herself a Catholic, at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Dana Point. Father Sallot at OLQA said that he and Kobe had chatted about his desire to receive the sacrament of confirmation in the future.

We try not to judge, but report the facts.

RIP, Kobe, Gianna and all their friends, parents, coaches and families.