November 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - If you thought the Lakers were lousy on the road last season, it meant one thing. You hadn't seen them on the road this season. To no one's great surprise, the Lakers lost at the home of the Washington Wizards, 116-111, falling to 1-5 away from Staples Center as John Wall and Nene combined for 61 points Tuesday. BOX SCORE: Washington 116, Lakers 111 Not exactly the Eastern Conference's version of the Tim Duncan-Tony Parker combo, Nene crushed the Lakers down low and Wall blitzed them on drives and mid-range jumpers at Verizon Center.
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November 26, 2013 |
Los Angeles city building officials have concluded that it would take inspectors more than a year to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame that is vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake. City staffers developed a plan to winnow out these so-called soft story wood-frame buildings among the 29,000 apartment buildings across the city that were built before 1978, Ifa Kashefi, chief of the engineering bureau at the Department of Building and Safety, wrote in a report submitted to a City Council planning committee.
November 24, 2013 |
The Lakers look at .500 records the same way they treat Pacific Division titles. Ugh. Please. But their 100-86 victory over the Sacramento Kings gave them a 7-7 mark that was significant for one reason Sunday. GAME SUMMARY: Lakers 100, Kings 86 The team without Kobe Bryant (so far) and Steve Nash (more or less) had the same record through 14 games as last season's alleged dream team. The franchise that scoffs at anything not in June can smile at something in November.
November 19, 2013 |
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, are close to finalizing their divorce, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The estranged couple has negotiated a settlement that will bring their 14-year marriage to an end. "Rupert is very happy to have this almost behind him," said a person close to the mogul who requested anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly. PHOTOS: Highest-paid media executives of 2012 A New York judge must approve the settlement.
November 13, 2013 |
Online bingo game manager Adam Carpenter wants a dog, and his apartment landlord is ready to roll out the red carpet for the prospective pooch. In Marina del Rey and upscale neighborhoods nearby, the drive is on to attract sophisticated tenants like Carpenter who work in the technology, media and entertainment businesses flourishing on the Westside. Dog runs, smoke-free apartments, fire pits, Wi-Fi, fully equipped gyms and pools are just a few of the amenities tailored for the creative set. A new addition is a splashy complex of 12 buildings with 544 apartments at the marina.
November 11, 2013 |
NEW YORK - They said they sang in English instead of Farsi because they wanted their music to be heard by the world, but their secret performance space in Tehran was padded with Styrofoam so they wouldn't be arrested for playing forbidden music. Their shows in Iran sometimes had lookouts, and the rockers had to ask fans to come but not to bring their friends, lest they attract too much attention. In other words, they were as punk rock as punk rock gets. But when the band known as the Yellow Dogs eventually fled Tehran to escape repression and claim their slice of indie glory in Brooklyn, tragedy followed.