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SPORTS
February 23, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Coming off a six-game trip and a home game after just one day off, the Ducks were grateful for a breather. The question as they resume play Sunday at 5 p.m. against Colorado at Honda Center is whether going nearly a week between games will further fortify the Pacific Division leaders or dampen the momentum of a 9-1 run. "We won't know the impact until we play a game, but I know we definitely needed a few days off from that trip," Coach ...
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SPORTS
December 29, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Stan Van Gundy still exchanges friendly text messages with the player who he once claimed wanted him fired. Van Gundy will tell Dwight Howard good luck before a game, or inform the star center that he played well after a solid performance for the Lakers. Howard has sent more than thanks to his former coach. He also passed along some thoughts on his new team's primary shortcoming. "The only thing he's really gotten into was," Van Gundy said Friday in a phone interview, "he wants their defense to be better.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2012 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has refused for more than two years to allow its agents to cooperate with a Los Angeles Police Department investigation into the death of a drug suspect shortly after he was arrested in a DEA operation, according to LAPD records. The LAPD's homicide investigation has effectively stalled, and officials said in documents reviewed by The Times that without assistance from the DEA they cannot determine how the man's fatal injuries were inflicted.
SPORTS
November 15, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA took a big stand this week … in private. Athletic department officials told USC that the drum major for its band could not stick his sword in the Rose Bowl turf. The news leaked and consequences will follow. --Gophers are no longer in danger of being impaled at the Rose Bowl one Saturday every other year. PETA applauds. Minnesota ends boycott, schedules game with UCLA. --Rose Bowl officials do not have to spend thousands of dollars to resod after USC game. Economy suffers.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Stung by criticism from consumers, its own dealers and auto reviewers, Honda Motor Co. is about to begin selling a significantly redesigned Civic. The changes come after only a year of the current-generation model. Automakers rarely rush to remake a vehicle so new to the market. Honda is making changes to the sheet metal on the vehicle to give it a more aggressive, sportier look. Inside, it is improving comfort, changing the much-criticized interior and is revamping the sedan's driving characteristics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Director Tony Scott was not suffering from cancer and did not have any serious underlying medical conditions at the time of his suicide, chief coroner investigator Craig Harvey said. Los Angeles County coroner's officials released their final cause of death in the 68-year-old's suicide, finding that he died of multiple blunt-force injuries after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge on Aug. 19. The director also had therapeutic levels of the sleep aid Lunestra and the anti-depressant Mirtazipine, also known as Remeron, in his system, according to results of toxicology tests.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Should they need to get away from "The Office" from time to time, actor John Krasinski and his movie star wife, Emily Blunt, have bought a country home in Ojai for $2.15 million. Once the site of the Ojai Foothills Hotel, the 5-acre-plus property centers on a 4,177-square-foot main house with high ceilings, four fireplaces, four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. There is solar power, a swimming pool with spa and a three-car garage. Krasinski, who turns 33 on Oct. 20, has starred on "The Office" since 2005.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have bought a country home in Ojai for $2.15 million. Once the site of the Ojai Foothills Hotel, the five-plus acre property centers on a 4,177-square-foot main house with high ceilings, four fireplaces, four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. There is solar power, a swimming pool with spa and a three-car garage. Krasinski, who turns 33 on Oct. 20, has starred on "The Office" since 2005. Blunt, 29, will star with Tom Cruise in the film "All You Need Is Kill.
NATIONAL
October 1, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
The presidential race enters its final, decisive phase with a distinct tilt toward President Obama and three debates looming as Republican Mitt Romney's best and possibly last chance to reverse the Democratic trend. After running neck and neck with Romney for months, Obama has opened up leads - some small, others more significant - in almost all of the eight states likely to decide the contest: Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire. Obama also leads in Wisconsin, the home state of Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee, whose mid-August selection had erased the president's advantage there for a time.
OPINION
September 21, 2012 | By Frederick Kaufman
The drought that descended on the United States this summer will translate into higher prices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The inevitability of this scenario introduces an old question that has become new: When weather strikes, what can curb food inflation? Recent suggestions cover a wide range of complicated approaches, from GPS-guided drip irrigation techniques to genetically engineered crops and from new federal biofuel standards to new farm insurance programs to new commodity-markets regulations.
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