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NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers have two games scheduled Friday and given the way their pitching is backing up, they'd like to play both. "This is a day where you want two games," Manager Don Mattingly said. He may not get his wish though. The chance of rain is 45% Friday afternoon, when the Dodgers are scheduled to play the Giants in Scottsdale, rising slightly to 50% for the night game at home with the Reds. It rained Friday morning. But much of the news Friday was coming from the trainer's room and the batting cages Friday anyway.
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NATIONAL
July 5, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- The week of Independence Day has always been a boon for Prescott's tourism industry, and a seven-day display of patriotism, regional pride and Western traditions features the world's oldest commercial rodeo and a parade that draws more than 10,000 celebrants. But this year, five days after 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew were killed in the Yarnell Hill fire , “the entire city is also turning into a memorial,” Prescott City Councilman Chris Kuknyo said.
TRAVEL
August 23, 2009
Jason La's article ["With the Grand Canyon Fresh in His Mind, He Sets Off to Uncover Arizona's Lesser-Known Wonders," Aug. 9] left me, well, wanting more. Perhaps it was his interminable recaps at the end of each stage, where he denigrated each point for not being Disneyland. Maybe it's because I have visited every one of his stops hundreds of times over the last 50 years, but I certainly found far more to engage my mind than he did. All in all, this corner of Arizona is fascinating and far more deserving of interest than he gave it. I had to ask myself, why did he bother?
NATIONAL
May 16, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Wildfires continued to grow in Arizona, with the largest fire spreading to 12,000 acres, almost tripling in size in just 24 hours, officials said Wednesday. Even as the weather continued to be less than favorable for fighting the four major blazes in the state, containment was increasing, officials said. No deaths have been reported, and just three structures have reportedly been destroyed. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook extending into next week for the regions surrounding the four fires: Gladiator, Sunflower, Elwood and Bull Flat.
SPORTS
March 7, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
There were a number of police motorcycles surrounding the bus that brought Mexico's World Baseball Classic team to Camelback Ranch for Wednesday's exhibition game with the Dodgers, a courtesy that comes with playing in the 16-team international tournament. But not everyone on the Mexican team is happy to see the police in Arizona, home to the nation's most draconian anti-immigration laws. Milwaukee Brewer pitcher Marcos Estrada, who has lived in the U.S. for 24 years, told Yahoo's Jeff Passan he was pulled over by police on his way to the ballpark Wednesday.
OPINION
April 16, 2010
They've had enough Re "Arizona passes strict border rule," April 14 The recent killing of prominent rancher Robert Krentz by an illegal alien blew the lid off a boiling caldron of illegal activity that is killing Arizonans and bankrupting the state. Illegal aliens are ruining Arizona's educational system and overburdening jails, hospitals, emergency rooms and indigent social services -- which are supposed to be for Arizona citizens only. Mexican President Felipe Calderon pays lip-service to our politicians while enjoying billions annually flowing into Mexico from illegal workers and drug cartels.
SPORTS
January 22, 1998
The Cal State Northridge baseball team lost for the second time this week, falling to Arizona, 18-1, Wednesday in a nonconference game at Arizona. The Wildcats, ranked No. 24 in the nation, took advantage of a solid pitching performance by Rob Shabansky (1-0), who allowed just four hits and two walks in five innings. He had a career-high eight strikeouts. Freshman left-fielder Eric Horvat, from Hart High, was three for three, including a double, for the Matadors (0-2).
NATIONAL
November 27, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an injunction request by dog and horse track owners, opening the way for Gov. Jane Dee Hull to immediately sign casino agreements with Native American tribes. It was the third time in three days that the tracks petitioned a state court for a stay preventing the implementation of Proposition 202, a measure to expand gambling on tribal lands that was approved by voters Nov. 5.
SPORTS
November 3, 2012 | Times staff reports
UCLA 66, Arizona 10 (5:47 left in the fourth quarter) OK, the starters are out. And UCLA rolls on. Redshirt freshman Melvin Emesibe has scored on a one-yard run to cap an 11-play, 60-yard drive. And the refs just had to throw a flag for excessive celebration. Really? The kid rarely plays. It may be the only touchdown he'll ever score. UCLA 59, Arizona 10 (10:49 left in the fourth quarter) Steven Manfro's week just got better. Manfro lost his job as UCLA's punt returner after muffing a kick last week.
NEWS
August 3, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The ultimate road-trip incentive is back. Hertz is offering one-way car rentals to Arizona from California and other Western states for $5 a day. It's a great excuse to take off, explore somewhere you've never been and save a bundle. The deal: I like this deal because it appeals to my sense of adventure on a shoestring. I used this promotion in the spring for a 13-day road trip that covered more than 3,400 miles. My car rental cost: $65, excluding gas and tax. Who can beat that?
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