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February 12, 2012
United and American are offering a $241 round-trip fare between LAX and Austin, Texas; taxes and fees included. The fare runs through June 6 and is available any day of the week. A 10-day advance purchase is required. A limited number of seats is available. Info: United Airlines , (800) 864-8331; American Airlines , (800) 433-7300. Source: Airfarewatchdog.com
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NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
AUSTIN, Texas - President Obama has tried to model Abraham Lincoln's team of rivals and Teddy Roosevelt's power of the bully pulpit. He's lauded Ronald Reagan's communication skills and linked himself to the Kennedy clan. He's praised his onetime nemesis, George W. Bush, as well as his onetime adversary, Bill Clinton. But Obama has rarely cozied up to the predecessor some argue did more than any other modern president to pave the way for his election as the nation's first black president: Lyndon B. Johnson.
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NEWS
August 24, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will host a group of potential heavy hitter campaign donors and bundlers in Austin today for meetings with campaign officials and, later, with the governor himself. The meetings are the latest in a series reminiscent of the Austin briefings hosted by a previous governor from Texas, George W. Bush. Bush's meetings were held early in the 2000 presidential selection process. Perry's invitations are coming late during a tumultuous year for the Republican field. Perry has been getting a good response from potential donors in the D.C. area, said Dirk Van Dongen, one of the people who has been leading Perry's fundraising effort.  Several prominent Washington donors will be among those attending the Wednesday meetings, he said.
SPORTS
March 22, 2014 | By Chris Foster
SAN DIEGO - Florida is still out there. This is where a young man's mind could wander. UCLA players have been snared in this trap before. The fourth-seeded Bruins are so close to Memphis that they can almost smell the cheeseburgers cooking at Graceland. All that stands in their way of a shot at top-ranked Florida in the NCAA South Regional semifinals is little ol' Stephen F. Austin. The TSA at LAX seems more of a travel obstacle than SFA. The Bruins have 100 NCAA tournament victories.
NATIONAL
October 5, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Police at the University of Texas at Austin are investigating reports that four students have been assaulted with bleach-filled balloons while walking near campus. The four alleged victims of the "bleach bomb" incidents, which occurred between June and September, were Asian or African American. "They did not file reports when the alleged incidents happened. Our chief of police heard about the incidents through the grapevine and sought out the victims," asking them to file reports, Cindy Posey, spokeswoman for campus police, told the Los Angeles Times.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
The gig: Wanda M. Austin, 59, is the president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., an El Segundo brain trust for the Pentagon's space program. Although not well known outside defense circles, it is regarded as one of the nation's most important assets. Classified space: For decades, Aerospace, which receives federal funds, has provided oversight for development of highly secretive spy satellites, ballistic missiles and launch vehicles. Aerospace scientists and engineers oversee the technical side of contracts awarded to defense firms to ensure the work is being done properly.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Not to be outdone by Google, AT&T has announced that it too will build the infrastructure to provide 1-gigabit Internet service in Austin, Texas. AT&T announced the move Tuesday just after Google and city officials said Google would be expanding its super-speedy Google Fiber broadband service to the Texas city. Google Fiber is only offered in the Kansas City, Mo., area. The Internet search giant said the connection is about 100 times faster than many other services available in the U.S. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 Kansas City customers pay $70 a month for the gigabit service or $120 for Internet and 200 HD TV channels.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
How much does iHeartRadio love country music? Enough to sprout a new festival dedicated to the genre. The inaugural iHeartRadio Country Festival has been set for March 29 in Austin, Texas, and will feature Luke Bryan , Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean , Eric Church , Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen and other acts still to be announced. "The  response to our country performers at the last three iHeartRadio Music Festivals was so incredible we decided to create an entire show just for them," John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, said in a statement.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
For seven years St. David's Episcopal Church has served as a concert venue for Austin's vibrant South by Southwest Conference. This week it also became a place for mourning. Holding flowers and sheets of paper with prayers, about 100 people gathered outside the on church to mourn 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr of Amsterdam and 27-year-old Jamie Ranae West of Austin, who were struck and killed when a car plowed into a crowd early Thursday. Twenty-three others were injured. Rashad Charjuan Owens, a 21-year-old music producer from Killeen, Texas, has been arrested.
SPORTS
December 18, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Doc Rivers likes to give a pep talk to his son Austin before their teams play each other. "Well, I tell him to turn it over, to foul," the elder Rivers joked Wednesday evening. There's also a preferred moment for the Clippers coach to deliver his message to the second-year guard for the New Orleans Pelicans. "I tried to time my call right when I thought he was sleeping to wake him up," Doc said. All kidding aside, the matchup produces more cringe-worthy moments for the father than the son. "It's kind of weird for him to scout me," Austin said before the Pelicans played the Clippers at Staples Center, "because he has to tell people what I don't do well and I do well.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
For seven years St. David's Episcopal Church has served as a concert venue for Austin's vibrant South by Southwest Conference. This week it also became a place for mourning. Holding flowers and sheets of paper with prayers, about 100 people gathered outside the on church to mourn 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr of Amsterdam and 27-year-old Jamie Ranae West of Austin, who were struck and killed when a car plowed into a crowd early Thursday. Twenty-three others were injured. Rashad Charjuan Owens, a 21-year-old music producer from Killeen, Texas, has been arrested.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Wednesday's incident at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas,  in which two people were killed and nearly two dozen others injured by a suspected drunk driver who police say drove into a crowd outside a club while trying to evade officers, was just the latest tragedy to hit during a heavily populated music event. Here are a dozen others, from Pukkelpop to Altamont. 2012: Radiohead, Toronto: A drum technician was killed when a stage roof collapsed in fair weather before the English band was scheduled to perform.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Mikael Wood and August Brown
AUSTIN, Texas - A drum kit stood assembled and cans of beer were piled in a bucket. But otherwise, the outdoor stage at Cheer Up Charlie's was empty Thursday afternoon, an unusual sight for the ordinarily bustling South by Southwest music festival. Earlier that day, a suspected drunk driver had plowed through a crowd gathered in front of the downtown venue, killing two people and injuring 23 others, police said. An annual conference that also includes portions dedicated to film and technology, SXSW brings thousands of people to downtown Austin every March - an estimated 325,000 came in 2013.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2014 | By August Brown and Matt Pearce
AUSTIN, Texas - Rashad Charjuan Owens was a music producer with hopes of stardom. He lived in Killeen, Texas, about 70 miles from this city's famed South by Southwest Conference, the annual festival where the worlds of music, film and technology blur. Police said an officer on drunk-driving patrol tried to stop a gray sedan about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. But the car took off, weaving, then accelerating the wrong way on a one-way street. It went through police barricades that were set up on Red River Street to protect pedestrians, then dashed through the entertainment district, where the bands X and TEEN had just wrapped up. Rapper Tyler the Creator was scheduled to perform at 1 a.m. During the chaotic flight under pursuit by the police, the vehicle - which authorities said may have been stolen - hit a moped, a taxi and a bicyclist, then went onto a sidewalk and hit a van, police said.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 St. Louis Rams receiver Austin Pettis, an Orange Lutheran grad, is hosting a charity basketball game on March 28, followed by a free camp for middle school and high school athletes on March 29. Here's the link to sign up for the camp. All proceeds from the basketball game and a silent auction go toward supporting the Austin Pettis Foundation, whose mission is to "broaden life experiences of inner-city, underprivileged and disadvantaged youth by raising money for them to attend various sports camps.
TRAVEL
February 23, 2014 | By Jen Leo
Do you just live in your neighborhood, or are you a local voyager? This app offers travel tips from locals who discover and rediscover their cities as if they were on a hunt for hidden treasure. Name: Localeur Available for: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch What it does: Provides ideas on art and culture, entertainment, fitness and outdoors, food and dining, neighborhoods, night life and shopping in Austin, Texas; Houston; Los Angeles; New York City and San Francisco.
SPORTS
March 26, 1987 | RICH TOSCHES, Times Staff Writer
More than 16,000 people are expected to go shoulder to shoulder in the stands inside Erwin Arena on the University of Texas campus in Austin this weekend for the NCAA Final Four women's basketball tournament. A few of those 16,000 will not be Cal State Long Beach guard Margaret Mohr's close friends or relatives. "We're leaving Thursday," said Mohr's father, Lawrence, of Thousand Oaks. "Me and my wife, Dolores, and Lawrence Jr.
SPORTS
July 9, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
It has been five months since a 22-year-old driver ran a red light, plowed through a crosswalk in the early-morning hours in Austin, Texas, and knocked the world of the Dave Doniak family off its axis. Most severely injured of the three young people struck that night of Feb. 3 was Kylie Doniak. Her pain was immediately felt in Chino Hills. Still is. The story of Kylie Doniak is better known in Texas than here. She went from Ayala High School in Chino Hills to become a star player on the Longhorns women's soccer team, a second-team All-Big 12 choice a couple of times and a first-team All-Academic Big 12 athlete three years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | Sandy Banks
Most reporters I know have a story they've covered that's stuck with them, long after the journalism was done. Mine is about Eddie Dotson, a man who lived for years on the streets, under a freeway near USC - until I met him in 2009 and helped his family retrieve him. I wrote a column then about Eddie and the elegant sidewalk dwelling he'd built from other people's castoffs: He didn't have water or electricity, but he had matching candlesticks...
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Austin Roberts, a wide receiver from Carmel (Ind.) High, became the first high school player to sign a letter of intent with UCLA, with the announcement coming at 4 a.m. Roberts was one of the most pursued receivers in the nation. The list of schools after him reads like a top-10 poll, including Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State and USC . He is ranked 177 thon the ESPN top 300 high school players list. Roberts will give UCLA quarterbacks a big target to throw at. He is 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds.
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