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August 26, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
With the play clock on the NFL exhibition season winding toward zero, the Buffalo Bills picked up the phone over the weekend and added quarterback Matt Leinart to their roster, reviving his once-promising football career. Leinart and the Bills have something in common. They both know that disoriented feeling of the world going topsy-turvy. The Bills are in the midst of that now. They have lost their top two quarterbacks - first-round pick EJ Manuel to a knee injury and veteran Kevin Kolb to a concussion - and are preparing to start an undrafted rookie from Washington State, Jeff Tuel, against the New England Patriots in Week 1. That would make NFL history because, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, no undrafted rookie quarterback has started an opener since the league went to a common draft in 1967.
August 21, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 18 - 24, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Motive Flynn and Vega (Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira) investigate the stabbing death of a well-known boxer in his own gym. Roger Cross and Cameron Bright also star in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC Project Runway The designers go on an overnight camping trip and must use the surroundings of their campsite as inspiration.
August 7, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Kirk Morrison has bought a home in the 90210 ZIP Code for $1.1 million. The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2012, features an open floor plan, solar power, multiple decks and balconies, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,400 square feet of living space. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Morrison, 31, started his career with the Oakland Raiders in 2005 and is an unsigned free agent. He is also a sports announcer.  Ian L. Brooks of Prudential California Realty was the listing agent.
June 18, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- In the late 19th century and early 20th century, black troopers called the "Buffalo Soldiers" patrolled Yosemite and Sequoia national parks in California. But many visitors to the national parks are unaware of the role played by these troops. A House-approved bill seeks to change that, requiring a study on ways to highlight the Buffalo Soldiers' contributions to the parks. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough), who sponsored the measure, said it would call attention to an often-overlooked chapter in the nation's history and enhance the parks experience for millions of visitors.
June 9, 2013 | By Lindsay Hawdon
Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar - Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons, Dow, 8, and Orly, 5, out of Kalaw, Myanmar, and into the pale mauve mountains above. We were nine months into a year-long trip around Southeast Asia and Australasia, just the three of us. Already, we'd taken risks we would never have taken at home.
April 30, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
This is one in a series of occasional articles about the careers and lives of character actors in Hollywood. Bill Smitrovich remembers the day when "everything exploded in my head" and he decided to become an actor. Smitrovich, 65, had worked at various odd jobs in his hometown of Bridgeport, Conn., until he decided he wanted a college education. So he saved enough money to go the University of Bridgeport, where he majored in business education and "dabbled in theater. " Acting became his primary focus when a friend recommended he audition for the role of the tragic Lenny in John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men. " PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times "I took the script down the hall to read," Smitrovich said.
April 26, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC receiver Robert Woods became the first Trojans player selected in the 2013 NFL draft when the Buffalo Bills chose him in the second round with the 41st overall pick. Woods, who grew up in Carson and played at Gardena Serra High, was an All-American and Biletnikoff Award finalist in 2011, when he caught a school-record 111 passes. Last season, Coach Lane Kiffin shifted the focus to receiver Marqise Lee -- the 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner -- and Woods caught 76 passes, 11 for touchdowns.
April 11, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
David Mamet's "American Buffalo" is set in a junk shop, but there are jewels to be found in the play and they are thrillingly laid out for us in the Geffen Playhouse's dynamically acted production directed by Randall Arney. What a pleasure to experience again the ferocious gusto of Mamet's language when it was still being composed for individual characters. Lately, Mamet seems to be writing for his own bullhorn, but this relatively early work, which had its Broadway premiere in 1977, reminds us of the reason his style set off a revolution in American playwriting.
April 1, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
The Kings acquired defenseman Robyn Regehr from the Buffalo Sabres on Monday for two second-round draft picks, hoping the brawny 32-year-old will fill the void created by injuries to defensemen Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell. The trade was first reported by Darren Drager of TSN. Regehr, who can become an unrestricted free agent after this season, played in Calgary for current Kings Coach Darryl Sutter. He was traded from the Flames to Buffalo in June 2011. The Kings have missed the physical presence of Mitchell, who has yet to play this season after experiencing post-surgical knee problems, and of Greene, who played only one game before undergoing back surgery.
April 1, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Patrick Healy is executive chef and managing partner of the Buffalo Club in Santa Monica. After training under chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Jean and Pierre Troisgros, Michel Guerard and Roger Verge in France for several years, Healy worked in Los Angeles restaurants Le Saint Germain and Colette. He went on to open his own acclaimed restaurant, the erstwhile Champagne. At Buffalo Club he's credited with revitalizing American cuisine by injecting modern influences, whether chicken pot pie or lobster dumplings.
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