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April 22, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Matt Stevens
Scott Sterling, the 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, died as a result of a pulmonary embolism and  "narcotic medication intake" in what Los Angeles County coroner's officials classified as an accidental death, authorities said Monday. Sterling was found dead in his apartment on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on New Year's night. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials quickly determined his death did not involve foul play but appeared to involve some type of drug overdose.
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April 20, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
When Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was at his best as a boxer, it would have been impossible to foresee Nelson Mandela or Bob Dylan doing him any favors. With his fearsome, drop-dead glare, precisely cut goatee and glistening, shaved head, Carter was violent and swaggering, a white racist's caricature of a dangerous black man. Talking to sportswriter Milton Gross for a 1964 story in the Saturday Evening Post, Carter made a widely publicized joking remark about killing cops in Harlem.
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January 14, 2013 | By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times
As a young boy, Paul Christiano loved the world of girls - the way they danced, how their spindly bodies tumbled in gymnastics. In adolescence, as other boys ogled classmates, he was troubled to find himself fantasizing about 7- to 11-year-olds. His desires remained stuck in time as he neared adulthood. Despite a stable home life in suburban Chicago, he was tortured by urges he knew could land him in prison. "For having these feelings, I was destined to become a monster," he said.
SPORTS
April 13, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Juan Pablo Montoya celebrated his return to Long Beach after 14 years with a fourth-place finish. Montoya won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 1999 but then left for Formula One racing in 2001 and, six years later, NASCAR stock car racing. He's back in IndyCar with Team Penske. The Colombian started 16th, was sent to the back of the 23-car field for improperly entering the pits when they were closed but then gained several spots thanks to a multicar crash midway through the race.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"I am incredible," Ezra Miller told a waitress assuredly. The server didn't bat an eyelash, jotting down the actor's order before retreating back into the kitchen. At Cafe Gratitude, an organic vegan restaurant in Hollywood, such proclamations are commonplace. In fact, they're required if you want to order food or drink, which all have mantra-like, inspirational monikers. Despite his hippie attire - drawstring pajama bottoms combined with a formal blazer that had strings of his long hair stuck to it - Miller, 19, found the trendy eatery to be ridiculous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2003 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
After struggling for months with wobbly finances and internal dissension, the director of UCLA Medical Center announced Tuesday that he will leave his job to take a top post at the University of Kentucky's medical center. Dr. Michael Karpf, 58, has been with UCLA since 1995 and oversaw the school's three hospitals and 18 primary-care clinics.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2006 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The former West Hollywood headquarters of noted architect Charles Luckman was sold Wednesday for a near-record price per square foot in Los Angeles County, accentuating a run-up in local office values over the last few years. Los Angeles-based Mani Bros. Real Estate Group bought two Sunset Boulevard office buildings on the eastern border of Beverly Hills for undisclosed terms, said Chief Executive Simon Mani.
TRAVEL
April 24, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe - now that it's grown to more than 1.7 million people in nearly three dozen cities and neighborhoods rich and poor - the Valley isn't even a suburb anymore. It begins just 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles City Hall, sprawling west to the Simi Hills, north to the Santa Susana Mountains, and east to the Verdugo and San Gabriel mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2008 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
Comic actor John Ritter died on his daughter's 5th birthday in September 2003. The next day, his widow, actress Amy Yasbeck, told the girl that her dad's death was unavoidable. Since then, Yasbeck has come to believe the story she told their daughter Stella was wrong. "The doctors told it to me like I was 5 and I told it to her like she was 5," Yasbeck said in an interview with The Times. "The truth is, it's a lot more complicated and it's a lot more sad."
BUSINESS
March 8, 2001 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New laboratory tests have found that veggie burgers and meat-free corn dogs made by natural foods brand Morningstar Farms contain genetically modified soy and the controversial genetically altered feed corn, StarLink, that has not been approved for human consumption. The tests, commissioned by the activist group Greenpeace, highlight the difficulty that even natural foods companies are having in assuring customers that their products do not contain genetically modified ingredients. Kellogg Co.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Juan Pablo Montoya leaned his back against a wall, adjusted his sunglasses and waited for the next reporter to put a camera or voice recorder in front of him. It was media day for drivers in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. And though it's been 14 years since Montoya raced in the event, he was the center of attention. Montoya is the prodigal son who has returned with fanfare to the Verizon IndyCar Series after stints in Formula One and, for the last seven years, NASCAR stock car racing.
NATIONAL
December 18, 2013 | Jenny Deam
As she does every day, Kay Cates asked her 10-year-old son how his school day went. He shrugged. "We did math. We did reading. We had a lockdown," the Boulder fourth-grader replied. She froze. When pressed, the boy matter-of-factly explained the protocol he has rehearsed since kindergarten: "We hid so in case a man with a gun came he can't find us. " That was Dec. 4. Nine days later, across the Denver metro area in Centennial, a man with a gun came to Arapahoe High School.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The Best Man Holiday" is a reunion story, a reconciliation story, a get-down-on-your-knees-and-pray story, a circle-of-life story. But above all it is filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee's dissertation on the current state of the black experience as upscale, evolving, faith-based and agitated. Lee's unruly follow-up to 1999's "The Best Man," his sprawling ensemble comedy about a tight circle of African American college friends and a falling-out during a wedding, picks up 15 years later after countless grown-up issues have had time to settle in. Be ready to reach for a tissue, say "amen" and sigh more than a few times, for the film has all the chaos and clutter of a big holiday gathering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2013 | By Mark Caro
Renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, an inspirational and notoriously mercurial figure whose eponymous restaurant became an international destination and who pioneered a bold, distinctly American form of haute cuisine, has died. He was 54. Rescue crews called to Trotter's apartment in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago on Tuesday morning found him unresponsive. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A Cook County medical examiner's spokesman said Trotter's death did not appear suspicious and indicated that he had a history of seizures and strokes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2013 | By Steve Chawkins
Roger Kozberg, an insurance executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum through a $93-million renovation and became a top proponent for the facility's use as an NFL stadium, has died. He was 77. Kozberg had neuroendocrine carcinoma, family members said. He died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills. A Los Angeles native who made the papers at 12 when he turned in a lost wallet containing $50 and eight tickets to USC football games, Kozberg was involved in numerous civic activities but the most public was his passion for the Coliseum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A suspected fugitive gang member who had been living in Virginia is now facing charges in the 1999 killing of a 16-year-old gang member during a drive-by shootout with rivals in Orange County, prosecutors said. Ca Van Le, 32, is set to be arraigned Wednesday on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of attempted murder, with sentencing enhancements related to the alleged crimes being connected to a criminal gang, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Daniel J. "Danny" Gaither, the original tenor voice of the Bill Gaither Trio, has died at the age of 62. Gaither died Friday in Indianapolis after a five-year battle with lymphoma. He won several Grammy and Dove awards for his work and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in April 1999. With his brother Bill and sister Mary Ann, Gaither became the founding tenor of the trio in 1956, when he was only 18.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1999
Does anyone notice that all moves faster? Let it be for peace rather than disaster! JOSEPH KRENGEL Santa Monica
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May 21, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
MOORE, Okla. -- It reminds me of May 3rd , they say. Tornadoes are nature's dark attempt at irony. In Moore, it's the boat foisted on top of the living room, the flattened house with the untouched basketball goal in the driveway; it's the bowling pins still standing upright in the collapsed alley. But where a single twister leaves behind incomprehensible chaos, those who know Moore's history have a double consciousness about such calamities. Because this all happened before, on a date so severe that the year, 1999, never earned mentioning.
SCIENCE
May 21, 2013 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
The city of Moore, Okla., was struck by a devastating tornado Monday because all the familiar ingredients were in place to spawn such a massive storm. It was also a victim of simple bad luck. At least twice before in recent years, in 1999 and 2003, destructive twisters have struck the Oklahoma City suburb. Experts said they knew of no scientific reason why Moore became a target yet again. "If I gave you 1,000 darts and blindfolded you, and you threw the darts, some would cluster together," said Robin Tanamachi, a postdoctoral researcher at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in nearby Norman, Okla.
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