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SPORTS
March 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
When: 6 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Fox Sports1; Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 21-7, 10-5 in Pac-12; Beavers 15-12, 7-8. Record vs. Beavers: 0-1. Update: UCLA guards Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson are expected to return to UCLA's starting lineup after serving one-game suspensions for violating team rules. Coach Steve Alford wouldn't guarantee their spots Saturday, saying, "We still got a day of practice. " But he said the two would start, "as long as practice goes well.
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SPORTS
February 28, 2014 | By Chris Foster
It was late Thursday night when UCLA's short-handed basketball team finally succumbed to Oregon in double overtime, 87-83. The Bruins were able to rally from a 14-point second-half deficit without their two best players, Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson , who were suspended one game for violating team rules. "I don't know if I've been more proud than I am of this team," Coach Steve Alford said after UCLA fell to 21-7 overall, 10-5 in Pac-12 Conference play. The suspensions meant a much-longer-than-usual night for freshmen Bryce Alford and Zach LaVine , who replaced Adams and Anderson.
SPORTS
February 28, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
The mysterious case of Adam Muema took another twist Friday when the former San Diego State running back reappeared via social media. “There's one person who was so righteous & pretty much walked into Heaven. Don't think my plans are anything less than that :),” he tweeted early Friday in the first of 12 such entries. Muema disappeared Sunday after leaving the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis without working out because he believed God told him the Seahawks would draft him. On Instagram, Muema attempted to explain the circumstances of his abrupt departure in a 128-word post.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Every decade or so Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler get together to make a movie, and on Wednesday night "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon asked them to express their lovey-dovey feelings in song. "Every 10 years we get to fall in love again," said the pregnant actress, 39, who appeared with Sandler to promote their upcoming rom-com, "Blended," due in theaters in May. "We do. We enjoy it, we have a lot of fun together," added Sandler, 47. PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings and engagements of 2014 The pair have costarred in 1998's "The Wedding Singer" and 2004's "50 First Dates.
SPORTS
February 27, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's two best players couldn't play. The Bruins' top two scorers couldn't take shots. Their best rebounder wasn't around to rebound. Their best defender wasn't there to defend. Oddly it didn't seem to matter that guards Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson were suspended hours for Thursday's Pac-12 Conference game against Oregon. Sure the Bruins were handed the expected loss. But the Ducks had to extend themselves to the limit before taking an 87-83 victory in double overtime at Pauley Pavilion.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Adam Driver's character on the HBO series "Girls" has been accused of being a cruel, heartless weirdo. Now, Driver could be indulging his dark side further as the villain in "Star Wars: Episode VII. " According to a report in Variety, the 30-year-old Indiana native is close to signing a deal to play the main antagonist in J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated "Star Wars" sequel. Details of the character are unknown, the report says , but he's expected to be in the vein of the iconic bad guy Darth Vader.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By David Ng
New dramas by award-winning New York playwrights Adam Rapp, Theresa Rebeck and Rajiv Joseph will be part of the 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival, scheduled for April 25 to 27 at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. This year's festival will feature three fully staged productions plus four readings of new plays. The staged productions will include Rapp's new play, "The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois," about a reclusive, troubled man; the previously announced "Rest," by Samuel Hunter, whose play "The Whale" was produced last year at South Coast Repertory; and "Five Mile Lake" by Rachel Bonds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | Sandy Banks
Sixty years ago, the Wilfandel House in the West Adams district was a hub of high society for black Los Angeles. Back then, Negroes couldn't book rooms in posh hotels or upscale party venues. So the wives of dozens of successful black men formed a club and purchased a home in what then was one of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods. "Everybody who was anybody who lived in L.A. or came through town was entertained at the Wilfandel," recalled Heilindia Brown, a former club president.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
There are two distinct images that open "Omar. " One is a face; one is a wall. Both are as resilient as resistant - defining elements and powerful metaphors for all that connects and divides us in Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad's unnerving new drama. The film first drew attention during last May's Cannes Film Festival where it was the Un Certain Regard jury winner. Now it is in a tight race for the foreign-language Oscar. BEST MOVIES OF 2013: Turan  |  Sharkey  |  Olsen The face is Omar's, portrayed by newcomer Adam Bakri, an excellent find for the filmmaker who relies on him to carry the emotional weight of this difficult movie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Angel Jennings
They were pitched as small, quiet homes for the physically and mentally disabled - safe places in the heart of Los Angeles' historic Adams district. But court papers paint a much grimmer picture of Agape Mission House and Agape Home Church. Swarms of flies filled the living areas. Broken furniture was scattered, bedroom doors were missing and plaster was falling off the walls, according to court documents. Some residents slept in bunk beds crowded into small rooms with 1-inch pads instead of mattresses.
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