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March 13, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Two cups of beer are causing one big headache in Idaho. Just not the hangover kind. For years, thousands of hockey fans and other arena-goers in Idaho have paid $4 for a "small" beer, served in a squatty plastic cup, and $7 for a "large" beer, served in a taller cup. According to a lawsuit filed this week against CenturyLink Arena in Boise, the cups hold the same amount of beer, despite their apparent differences. The arena, operated as Block 22 LLC, is accused of knowingly misleading and defrauding customers and intentionally adopting “unconscionable methods” that amounted to deceptive business practices.
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March 13, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Two cups of beer are causing one big headache in Idaho. Just not the hangover kind. For years, thousands of hockey fans and other arena-goers in Idaho have paid $4 for a "small" beer, served in a squatty plastic cup, and $7 for a "large" beer, served in a taller cup. According to a lawsuit filed this week against CenturyLink Arena in Boise, the cups hold the same amount of beer, despite their apparent differences. The arena, operated as Block 22 LLC, is accused of knowingly misleading and defrauding customers and intentionally adopting “unconscionable methods” that amounted to deceptive business practices.
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August 26, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A wildfire that started in a field of sagebrush and cheatgrass raced up a ridge and destroyed as many as 10 homes in Boise. Dozens of homes and residents were evacuated. "The wind is so strong we're literally just watching houses go up in flames," said resident Susan Hallamore, 42.
SPORTS
December 6, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
After all the other schools that called over the years and were sent away, it was Washington that finally hooked Chris Petersen . Petersen will be the Huskies' football coach, making the decision to leave Boise State after eight seasons as the Broncos' head coach. Petersen was offered the job Thursday night during a meeting with Washington Athletic Director Scott Woodward in Boise. After a night of sleep, Petersen called Friday morning to accept the position before meeting with his Boise State team.
TRAVEL
August 22, 2010 | By Dan Blackburn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Just an hour north of Sun Valley, Idaho's celebrity hot spot, lies the Stanley Basin — an amazing region surrounded by snow-capped mountains, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife, with the Salmon River — also known as the "River of No Return" — running right through the middle. Some 20 years ago, I spent serious time in this basin skiing and backpacking in the surrounding mountains, first with acclaimed Idaho mountaineering guide Joe Leonard and later alone or with various backpacking buddies.
NATIONAL
October 28, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An Idaho hockey team was suspended from a city ice rink after players engaged in a game of "strip hockey" -- shedding a piece of uniform every time a practice shot missed its mark. As redress for last Wednesday's incident, Boise banished the Idaho Junior Steelheads team from Idaho Ice World for four days. One 17-year-old player who shed his underwear was suspended until next week. Police are investigating whether public decency laws were violated, a spokeswoman said. An adult whose daughter was on an adjacent rink called a city hotline to complain.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1989
Boise Cascade Corp. has agreed in principle to sell most of the assets of its Specialty Paperboard division for an undisclosed price to a private investment group, but Boise will retain a 30% equity interest . . . Salomon Bros. Inc., the brokerage arm of Salomon Inc., said it and investor group Miller Tabak Hirsch & Co. will buy Grand Union Co., an Elmwood Park, N.J.-based supermarket chain, in a $1.2-billion deal . . . Aca Joe, a San Francisco-based chain of men's clothing stores that has been operating under bankruptcy court protection since last May, announced that its reorganization plan was approved by Federal Bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King.
TRAVEL
August 22, 2010 | By Dan Blackburn
THE BEST WAY TO STANLEY, IDAHO From LAX, nonstop service to Boise is offered on United and Alaska, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on United, Delta and Frontier. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $312. The drive time from Boise is a little more than two scenic hours. WHERE TO STAY Redfish Lake Lodge, Highway 75, Stanley; (208) 774-3536, http://www.redfishlake.com . Rates start at $70 for a room with shared bath. There are many campgrounds in the area for both RVs and tent campers.
OPINION
August 26, 2005
Re "Hollywood shuffle," editorial, Aug. 25 I cannot believe that any elected member of a government would even consider giving a tax break to the entertainment industry, which confuses its investors about profit and loss. This hypocrisy on the part of the star-struck politicians gave me an idea: Why not refuse to let any movie not principally made in California use the term "Hollywood" in its promotional material? This may sound silly at first, but think about the long-term effect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2004 | Steve Lopez
Eleven-year-old Kendra Carpentier of Boise, Idaho, was telling me about her budding modeling career when I noticed a line forming behind her at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Several other children among the hundreds attending the "Hooray for Hollywood" convention, hosted by the International Modeling and Talent Assn., thought I was an agent or talent scout. Is that what I look like? Maybe I should hang a shingle. S. Lo's Hollywood Connection.
SPORTS
December 6, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games. USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the Trojans. Haden called last weekend the most difficult days he'd experienced since he quarterbacked the Los Angeles Rams and "got booed a lot. " The jeering now cascades in from the viral arenas of Twitter and Facebook. When Haden emotionally said he hoped Orgeron would "make me look like an idiot," it took five seconds for someone to tweet "it's too late.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Boise is crazy about its hometown son, Aaron Paul. Last month more than 700 fans showed up at Boise's historic Egyptian Theater to get a glimpse of Paul and watch a live stream of the third-to-last episode of Paul's hit show, "Breaking Bad. " Soon after that, Idaho's governor issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 1 "Aaron Paul Sturtevant Day. "  It's easy to see why Boise is excited about Paul. The only other super-famous Boise resident was also a Paul . Paul Revere (of Paul Revere & the Raiders , not Paul Revere & the Midnight Riders )
SPORTS
September 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Corona Centennial defensive lineman Jaylen Johnson has committed to Boise State, Coach Matt Logan said Monday. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
August 16, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Joe Southwick pleads guilty (with an explanation) to the crime of not being Kellen Moore. The explanation: No one was Moore, who went a remarkable 50-3 in his four seasons as Boise State's quarterback. The three losses were by a total of five points. Moore left Idaho as one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of college football. Southwick had only two years to make up ground and his first one didn't go so well - at least initially. Boise State did finish 11-2, with the two defeats by a total of six points, but this wasn't the same gadget-crazy offense that had spoiled fans for years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2013 | By Kate Mather
CASCADE, Idaho - It was already shaping up to be a busy weekend in this otherwise sleepy town, with the usual tourists, the area wildfires and the final days of the Valley County Fair. But nobody expected the manhunt. After the search for San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson suddenly shifted Friday to a stretch of Idaho backcountry 50 miles from here, hundreds of law enforcement officers and dozens of reporters descended upon quiet Cascade. Satellite trucks took over the fire station's parking lot. Gun-toting officers walked through the lobby of the biggest hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
CASCADE, Idaho -- Hannah Anderson's father said he's eager to see his daughter after she was rescued in the wilderness of Idaho in an operation that left her alleged captor dead. "I'm ecstatic that my daughter and I will soon be reunited," Brett Anderson told Fox News. "I'm worried about what my daughter has been put through. " During the interview, he also praised law enforcement officials for the rescue. “They did an excellent job and I can never show my appreciation enough to anybody out there that showed us love and support; terrific country, love you guys.” Meanwhile, more details about the rescue are emerging.
SPORTS
September 17, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
Unbuckling the mailbag: Question: Why does Reggie Bush need to apologize? Many, many college athletes have committed eligibility violations and never apologized. Earl Answer: How many of those guys became the first guy ever to return his Heisman Trophy? And if you think it was an independent gesture and not related to the fact the Heisman Trust was going to strip Bush of the trophy if he didn't give it back, well I've got a condominium in San Diego I'd like to sell you -- if Bush's parents aren't still living there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
CASCADE, Idaho --Kidnapping suspect James Lee DiMaggio appeared to be fortifying a patch of wilderness when he was fatally shot by an FBI agent Saturday in a raid that recovered 16-year-old  Hannah Anderson unharmed in the Idaho backwoods, law enforcement sources told The Times. Authorities have released few details about how DiMaggio was killed. But sources said that before the confrontation, authorities had observed DiMaggio moving some wood and other materials around, possibly to fortify his position or make the hideout harder to see from the air. DiMaggio and Anderson were found with some camp gear, including a blue tent, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
CASCADE, Idaho --Kidnapping suspect James Lee DiMaggio appeared to be fortifying a patch of wilderness when he was fatally shot by an FBI agent Saturday in a raid that recovered 16-year-old  Hannah Anderson unharmed in the Idaho backwoods, law enforcement sources told The Times. Authorities have released few details about how DiMaggio was killed. But sources said that before the confrontation, authorities had observed DiMaggio moving some wood and other materials around, possibly to fortify his position or make the hideout harder to see from the air. DiMaggio and Anderson were found with some camp gear, including a blue tent, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Andrew Blankstein and Kurt Streeter
CASCADE, Idaho -- The man suspected of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was shot and killed by an FBI agent at a remote eastern Idaho campsite Saturday in a dramatic rescue that left the girl unharmed. James Lee DiMaggio, 40, was killed after he was found by an FBI search team near Morehead Lake, about 70 miles north of Boise, and just a few miles from where the two were spotted by a horseback rider last Wednesday, officials said. The agent had been alerted to DiMaggio and the kidnapped teen by searchers scouring the area by plane.
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