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May 31, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
Tim Harkrider can proceed with his lawsuit against the Angels after a Texas judge denied the team's request to dismiss the case. Harkrider charges the Angels with failing to fulfill their contractual obligation to provide quality medical care, preventing him from recovering from an ankle injury and advancing to the major leagues. The Angels deny the charges.
February 23, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Neither General Manager Jerry Dipoto nor agent Craig Landis would comment Sunday on a Yahoo Sports report that the Angels and Mike Trout are discussing a six-year contract extension that would pay the star center fielder something in the $150-million range. Such a deal would make sense for Trout, the 22-year-old who has finished second behind Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera in American League most valuable player voting the past two seasons and is still a year away from salary arbitration and four years away from free agency.
September 10, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER
They are veteran role players when the Angels are looking at as many young players as possible. Still, catcher Matt Walbeck and utility man Jeff Huson have fit into the situation. Wednesday, for instance, Walbeck had a two-out pinch-single in the 10th. And Huson, who had stayed in the game after pinch-hitting in the eighth, followed by lining a double into the right-field corner. Walbeck beat the relay to the plate and the Angels had a 6-5 victory.
November 19, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Any time you're dealing with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whether you're trying to understand your bill or figure out how the place is run, it can be a bit of an Alice in Wonderland experience. Take Tuesday, for instance. That was the day we were finally supposed to hear what happened to roughly $40 million in ratepayer money that was given to two mysterious nonprofits over the last 10 years. As my colleague Jack Dolan reported two months ago, it isn't clear what the Joint Safety Institute and Joint Training Institute have done with that money, let alone why they exist.
June 3, 2000
According to "Angels Report" on May 28, Garret Anderson is off to "his best start in six years as an Angel," despite a "subpar" .257 on-base average. Subpar? .257 is an embarrassment! I perused the stats elsewhere in Sunday's paper and found that there is only one category in which Anderson is near the league leaders. Outs. He is just off Jose Cruz's league-leading pace in outs (though at least Cruz draws a walk now and then). And I'm not even counting the double plays that Anderson so prolifically grounds into.
March 9, 2008 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Butcher wasn't only the best man at Joe Saunders' wedding. Butcher, the Angels' pitching coach, was the only man there. Saunders didn't plan it that way. He and his fiancee, Shanel, envisioned a dream wedding in Thailand last fall. But Shanel is a Canadian citizen, and an immigration lawyer warned she might not be allowed back into the United States unless the couple first got married last summer. "We had to get married at that time," Saunders said, "so we could get married in Thailand."
September 3, 2006 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
There is a growing sentiment among the more rational and realistic followers of the Angels -- yes, there are a few -- that the team might be better off in the long run if it didn't make the playoffs this season.
April 14, 2008 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
SEATTLE -- Not that the Angels are feeling sorry for themselves, but with their top two starters, John Lackey and Kelvim Escobar, on the disabled list, they were curious to see how often a team has lost a 19-game winner and an 18-game winner at the same time. The answer, according to the Elias Sports Bureau? Never. Since 1900, no team has played its first 30 games of a season without two pitchers who won at least 18 games each the previous year. Though the Angels feel they have capable replacements in Joe Saunders and Dustin Moseley, the team played .714 baseball (45-18)
April 8, 2008 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Francisco Rodriguez's arm is fine, but some cracks are showing in his foundation -- namely, the closer's ankles, which are both sprained, heavily taped, and, in the words of Manager Mike Scioscia, a cause for "concern. " Rodriguez injured his left ankle when he landed in a hole on the mound last August. He twisted the right ankle while skipping down the dugout steps before Saturday's game against Texas. Though he saved Saturday's 2-1 win over the Rangers, it was a chore, a 19-pitch inning he winced and grimaced his way through.
December 13, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
One day after General Manager Jerry Dipoto said he didn't feel like a major move was "imminent, pressing or required," the Angels reportedly made a major move on Thursday. ESPN Dallas is reporting that highly sought free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton has informed the Texas Rangers that he's signing with the Angels. Multiple reports, the first by Joe McDonnell of Fox Sports West, said the Angels have been in “serious” negotiations with Hamilton on a five-year, $125-million deal, a move that would free up the team to use a young outfielder such as Mark Trumbo or Peter Bourjos in a trade for a pitcher.
July 19, 2012 | By David Willman, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders from both parties are pressing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to address newly raised questions about BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting deadly biological attacks. In letters issued Thursday and last week, the leaders said their questions were prompted by a July 8 Los Angeles Times article that identified repeated shortcomings in BioWatch's performance, including dozens of false alarms that signaled apparent terrorist attacks when none had occurred.
March 29, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Tempe, Ariz. -- The Angels are on the verge of trading disgruntled outfielder Bobby Abreu to the Cleveland Indians, according to a report. Peter Greenberg, the agent for the 38-year-old veteran, said Thursday night that he had not received confirmation from either club about a deal, and neither the Angels nor Indians would comment. Abreu's potential role with the Angels seemed to shrink with every weak ground ball and popup - he's hitting .087 (4 for 46) this spring - and every hit by Kendrys Morales, who is poised to take over the Angels' designated hitter role after missing 1 1/2 seasons because of a broken left ankle.
June 27, 2011 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
Rep. Michele Bachmann deflected allegations Sunday that she and her immediate family had benefited from government assistance despite her demands to cut the federal budget, saying hundreds of thousands of dollars for her family farm and a counseling clinic went to employees and her in-laws. "My husband and I did not get the money," the Minnesota Republican said on Sunday news shows one day before officially opening her presidential campaign in Waterloo, Iowa — her birthplace. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that Bachmann, a "tea party" favorite, had benefited from government funds and federal farm subsidies.
May 15, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Jack Jones, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who was part of a team that shared the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the Watts riots and their aftermath, has died. He was 86. Jones, who retired in 1989, died of lung disease Thursday at his Oceanside home, said his wife, Brie. The Times received the Pulitzer for local reporting for its coverage of the several days of bloodshed and destruction during the Watts riots in August 1965 and for a follow-up series that ran the following October.
March 23, 2011 | By Scott Martelle, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The surprising thing about the Peace Corps is that the institution still exists. After being formed by President John F. Kennedy on the fly in March 1961, it has endured Congressional challenges, internal political crises, skeptical Third World receptions and, perhaps toughest of all, Richard Nixon. Yet it's still there, providing a network of about 7,500 ground-level volunteers each year helping remote communities with construction projects, educational programs and healthcare delivery.
January 21, 2011 | By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times
Declaring that it is now stronger than before the recession, Los Angeles-based City National Corp. reported 37% higher fourth-quarter earnings, even after two large one-time charges, and doubled its dividend to shareholders. The parent of City National Bank said after the close of trading Thursday that it earned $39.7 million, or 74 cents a share, up from $29.1 million, or 38 cents, in the final quarter of 2009. Excluding the two one-time charges, fourth-quarter net income totaled $47.1 million, or 88 cents a share, the bank said.
October 22, 2010
Over the course of three days on a typical weekend of high school football in September, Los Angeles Times reporters spread out over a four-county area to watch 13 games between schools representing a variety of regions and demographics. In most cases, the home team was responsible for providing medical care. Here's a look at the aid available at each of the matchups: Thursday, Sept. 23 San Jacinto Noli Indian vs. Torrance Pacific Lutheran at Daniels Field, San Pedro Noli Indian: Paramedic.
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