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SPORTS
February 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Brian Mundell, a sophomore catcher at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo who was a standout at Valencia High, is batting .455 for the red-hot Mustangs (6-1), who took two of three games from UCLA over the weekend. Mundell had a three-run home run on Saturday. The top three hitters for Pepperdine (6-1) are all former Southern California high school standouts. Aaron Barnett (Capistrano Valley) is hitting .467. Brandon Caruso (Loyola) is hitting .462. Aaron Brown (Chatsworth) is hitting .444 with 12 RBIs.
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SPORTS
February 24, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
National team veterans Kristine Lilly and Brian McBride and former national team coach Bob Bradley were elected Monday to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Lilly played in a record 352 games for the U.S. women's team over a 24-year international career that featured appearances in five World Cups. "One of the most humbling parts of this is being inducted with so many of the greats that came before me," said Lilly, who was elected in her first appearance on the Hall of Fame ballot.
BUSINESS
February 24, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Brian Grazer, the prolific film and television producer, has sold his Malibu Colony beach house for $17.375 million, making it the second most expensive sale to post so far this year in the local Multiple Listing Service. Designed for entertaining and built in 1995, the renovated Mediterranean-style home features a deck off the living room and breakfast room. The three-story house has 6,067 square feet of living space, including an art studio, a media room, an office, a gym, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By David Pagel
Art often gets talked about in terms of the freedom it delivers - to those who make it and to those who look at it. For Brian Porray, the idea of freedom is too high-minded, idealized and easily corrupted by zealous self-righteousness. Insubordination is what the young, Las Vegas-born, L.A.-based painter understands, inside and out. It pours forth in torrents from his electrifying exhibition at Western Project, a no-holds-barred carnival of optical kinetics, whiplash spatial shifts and head-spinning highjinks that explain why some see Porray as one of the best of his generation.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Arsenio Hall has gotten an apology from NBC News' Brian Williams, and all it took was a threat from Suge Knight! And some outspoken fans. On Tuesday night's episode of "The Arsenio Hall Show," Hall complained that Williams had left him out of an "NBC Nightly News" graphic on the various late night hosts. The graphic listed nine hosts, leaving out Hall and TBS' Pete Holmes. Hall said he didn't want to be the "angry black man" over the slight, so he brought out a friend who had no trouble filling that role: music mogul and ex-convict Suge Knight.
HEALTH
February 19, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Arsenio Hall has been hosting his revived late-night show since last fall, but no one told the staff at "NBC Nightly News," it seems. During a recent report on Jimmy Fallon taking over "The Tonight Show," producers filled the screen with nine headshots of Fallon's late-night colleagues. There was Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Chelsea Handler, Andy Cohen, Carson Daly, Craig Ferguson, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel. Missing? Arsenio Hall. Hall was also absent from a New York Times report on the shifting late-night landscape.
NEWS
February 17, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - It has been 14 years since the Angels carried a Rule 5 pick on their major league roster - the last was reliever Derrick Turnbow in 2000 - but left-hander Brian Moran could break that streak. Toronto selected Moran, 25, from Seattle in December's Rule 5 draft and traded him to the Angels for a $244,000 international draft slot. If Moran is not on the opening-day roster and he clears waivers, the Mariners would likely re-acquire him for $25,000. Moran, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, went 2-5 with a 3.45 earned run average for triple-A Tacoma last season, striking out 85 in 63 innings and limiting left-handers to a .235 average, .272 on-base percentage and .322 slugging percentage.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By James Barragan
SAN DIEGO - Another sellout crowd is on its feet at Viejas Arena for the final minute of yet another San Diego State basketball win. On this night, a well-respected Nevada team that came in with a highly touted defense has been drubbed by 15 points. Xavier Thames, a senior who is San Diego State's leading scorer, has put himself within two points of reaching 1,000 points in his career as the Aztecs win for the 20th consecutive time, tying a school record. Could this team, currently ranked No. 6 with a 22-2 record, be as good as the 2010-11 squad that was 34-3 and made it to the regional rounds of the NCAA tournament?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Stevens
California Highway Patrol Officers Juan Gonzalez and Brian Law went through the academy together and became good friends after 27 weeks in the same class. After they graduated in 2008, they were assigned to different offices, but by 2013 the young officers were reunited in Fresno, where they worked the graveyard shift. They spent time together off-duty and talked to their families about each other, officials said Monday. Gonzalez, 33, had discussed marriage with his girlfriend. Law, 34, had a wife, Rebecca, and three young children.
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - The Dodgers have three former All-Star closers and none of them is likely to start the season as the team's primary ninth-inning option. That job belongs to Kenley Jansen. As crowded as the Dodgers are in the outfield with Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp vying for three starting spots, they might be even more talented in the bullpen. The Dodgers have so many experienced relief pitchers, they might not have a place on the major league roster for Paco Rodriguez, who posted a 2.32 earned-run average in 76 games as a rookie last season.
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