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June 27, 2010 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When Trish Collins gets done with her job working as an administrative assistant for Santa Rosa County, she might have dinner with her husband or take her poodle for a walk — but most other times she'll have her nose in a book. A soft-spoken redhead with a sweet smile, the 31-year-old Collins' love of reading led her to start blogging about books. And online, Collins has quietly emerged as one of the de facto leaders of the book blogging community, a community publishers are beginning to see as vital.
April 13, 2006
Re "The New Crop of Scrapbookers" [by Charlie Amter, April 6]: I am surprised you gave little mention to Creative Memories, which started the whole scrapbook-making industry in 1987. The company now has 90,000 consultants in the U.S. and other countries. The company donates major dollars to the Alzheimer's Assn. and consultants donate time and money for its annual Memory Walk. GAIL FLETCHER Altaloma I wanted to share some news with you that might be of interest to your readers.
May 23, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The Times is pleased to have Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver guest-blogging for us while he competes on "Dancing With the Stars. " Driver, a Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl player, was named the winner of the competition this week and, as he has throughout the season, answered a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell. Here are Driver's thoughts about winning the competition, which he offered via email. Q: Champions!
November 17, 2010 | James Rainey
It was just after 7:30 last Saturday morning when anyone following Buzz Bissinger's Twitter feed might have sensed the first pop and hiss of another gathering eruption. The initial message from Bissinger promised, "No ranting today. " But the acclaimed author of the book "Friday Night Lights" followed with a potshot at "that judge in England [who] should be shot (gently and without permanent damage) for convicting guy of bad Tweet. " Seconds later, another message derided all "dangerous judges.
March 29, 2009 | Mark Heisler
Just in from Boston: glub, glub, glub In the (only) good news lately for the Celtics, they probably can't fall much further. Last week's loss in Orlando left them tied for No. 2, with one prize left to contest: home-court advantage should they play the Magic. Bad as that is, they'd give anything if that were all, but it isn't. They may have to shut down Kevin Garnett again after his knee flared up after four games back. "Our guys don't care," insisted Coach Doc Rivers.
March 7, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Here's a real news break for my fellow bloggers: I am not one of you. Anyway, not exactly. Not at my little journalistic roots. I was borne from the newspaper business and not from fandom or fascination with sabermetrics. I do not worship at the feet of Bill James. This is not to say I wholly disregard modern baseball statistical analysis. Far from it. It's just not my alpha and omega. Try to think of me as something of a hybrid, only I'm not getting the mileage I once did. Yet even if your interest in the new numbers is less than paramount, and you don't know your WAR from your PECOTA, you had to be taken back a tad by Andre Ethier's comment to The Times' Dylan Hernandez on Tuesday about his struggles hitting against left-handed pitching.
September 12, 2008 | Steve Springer
USC and Ohio State. The Coliseum. A national championship perhaps at stake. ABC, Saturday afternoon, 5 p.m. What more could a college football fan ask for? How about Keith Jackson behind the mike? Unfortunately, those days are history. The 80-year-old Jackson retired almost a decade ago, was lured back, then retired again after the 2006 Rose Bowl and he plans to stay that way. No third acts for him. No more descriptions of rumblin', stumblin', fumblin' players by the venerable voice of the game for four decades, one of the most colorful announcers to ever put on a pair of headphones.
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