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February 15, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA assistant coach Duane Broussard calls it an "Etch A Sketch" mindset. Jordan Adams shakes blank all memories from previous games. Asked Saturday about shooting 39% in Pac-12 Conference play, Adams shrugged and said, "I just put it behind me. " He might want to keep the tape this time. BOX SCORE: UCLA 80, Utah 66 Adams, the team's leading scorer, had 24 points in the Bruins' 80-66 victory over Utah in Pauley Pavilion. He made 10 of 14 shots, as the Bruins (20-5 overall, 9-3 in Pac-12 play)
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February 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Adam Guerra is the choice to become the next football coach at Ventura St. Bonaventure. St. Monica made the announcement on Friday morning to its students. Guerra has been St. Monica's coach since 2011. He's best known for being the interim coach at Loyola when he was 24 in 2009. He was one of the top candidates for the Loyola job when it opened again last year. He's highly regarded as a teacher and for his strong work ethic. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Adam Guerra was introduced as the new football coach at Ventura St. Bonaventure on Friday afternoon and wasted no time in getting to meet the players. "There were lots of good, firm handshakes and eye contact," he said of his first impressions. Guerra, 28, has been the head coach at St. Monica since 2011. He's married, has a one-year-old child and will be moving from Westchester to Ventura County. He teaches history. Some St. Bonaventure boosters are already grumbling, because he doesn't have the resume of a Jon Mack or Todd Therrien, but he's a young, promising coach who in 2009 at the age of 24 served as the interim coach at Loyola, his alma mater.
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February 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Sixteen teams were selected Friday to be part of the new Southern Section Open Division boys' basketball playoffs, and let's just say there were some surprises. For one, powerhouse Long Beach Poly (19-7), the Moore League champion, did not get chosen. Instead, second-place Compton (22-5) was put in, along with two teams from the Camino Real League - Los Angeles Cathedral (22-3) and Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart (20-6). Also not chosen was Lake Forest El Toro (24-2), considered the second-best team in Orange County behind unbeaten Santa Ana Mater Dei. Much emphasis appears to be have been given to strength of schedule and quality victories.
NEWS
February 8, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK - Adam Selman presented his sophmore women's collection on the 22 nd floor of a TriBeCa office tower here Thursday during New York Fashion Week, adding outerwear and layering pieces to his athletic-meets-the-street flavored eponymous label. The inspiration: Selman, who has created costumes for a laundry list of big-name performers (most notably Rihanna, with whom he collaborated for her line, River Island) looked to current events for his second collection. “There was this hiker who was hiking in the French Alps about four months ago,” Selman said backstage during the presentation, “and found a box [full of jewelry]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Are we really shocked that a fashion house would send out a release announcing that a movie star is carrying its handbag to the funeral of another movie star? On Friday, celebrities gathered in New York to pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, the great actor whose death from an apparent heroin overdose has occasioned a poignant outpouring not just about his contributions to American cinema and theater but also about the disease of addiction and the thrall in which it keeps even those who have been deeply committed to sobriety for years.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
This time last year, while Bradley Cooper was making the rounds for his Oscar-nominated lead actor turn in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," he was also getting ready to get back in the ring with Russell for "American Hustle. " The day after the Oscars, Cooper flew to Boston to begin work on the con artist comedy, in which he plays a live-wire FBI agent trying to make a name for himself with the Abscam sting operation. In a video interview, he spoke to The Envelope about his Oscar-nominated supporting role.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
Amy Adams is scrolling through pictures on her mobile phone, looking for a selfie she sent fiancé Darren Le Gallo while making "American Hustle. " "There," she says, handing the phone off. On screen is a picture of Adams, without makeup, her eyes as red as her hair. "I sent this to him with the message: 'So this is my day. How's yours going?'" Adams took the shot midway through the 16-hour marathon she spent filming a scene in which her character, Sydney, a steely, sexy con artist, confronts her lover, Irving (Christian Bale)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
It might seem odd that South Coast Repertory is presenting a revival of "The Light in the Piazza. " Renowned for developing new American plays, SCR isn't known for producing musicals. What's more, the show hasn't been away all that long. Bartlett Sher's original Broadway production had a spectacular run at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2006. But this more contained SCR production provides a unique perspective on "The Light in the Piazza," written by Craig Lucas (book) and Adam Guettel (music and lyrics)
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February 1, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Starry-eyed idea Adam Silver's first official act as NBA commissioner should be a tribute to David Stern and to common sense. In honor of his predecessor's 30 years as the league's top boss, Silver should increase the number of All-Star players from 24 to 30. Such a move would constitute a win-win-win by reducing the number of real and perceived snubs, increasing exposure for more of the game's top players and adding intrigue to...
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