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January 29, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Denver quarterback Peyton Manning knows this about Seattle Coach Pete Carroll : The coach is a gracious host. Several years ago, Manning was in Los Angeles in June and wanted to get a workout in, specifically to throw the football. So he called the USC football office and reached Carroll, then coach of the Trojans. "I asked if his receivers and quarterbacks were throwing that day, and could I come over and join the throwing session because I was getting ready for training camp," Manning recalled Wednesday, saying he intended to throw whatever routes the team had been planning to throw.
January 24, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
  Picture the prototypical NFL coach. He'd probably look a lot like Hall of Famers Vince Lombardi or Tom Landry, roaming the sideline in a suit and fedora, jaw set permanently to scowl. Or maybe it's Bill Belichick, stationary in a hoodie and headphones, unsmiling and seemingly unimpressed. Now compare that with the hyperkinetic Pete Carroll, whose laid-back, players-first approach led the Seattle Seahawks to 15 victories and a Super Bowl berth this season.
January 17, 2014 | Sam Farmer
  SEATTLE - Strangers in a strange land, Torrey O'Brien and girlfriend Allie Richard window shopped in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Friday, turning the heads of everyone they passed. "Everyone here is pretty nice," said O'Brien, visiting from Los Angeles. "But we're getting a lot of who-the-heck-are-you looks. It's like we're aliens. " Theirs was a faux pas of fandom. O'Brien had the temerity to wear a San Francisco 49ers sweatshirt. Richard wore a 49ers wool cap. This is unmistakably Seattle Seahawks country, and the 49ers - who play here Sunday in the NFC championship game - are the despised enemy.
January 16, 2014 | Sam Farmer
RENTON, Wash. - For Seattle fullback Derrick Coleman, the Seahawks' home field is the loudest stadium he's never heard. Coleman is legally deaf, and has been since he was 3, so he won't have need for earplugs Sunday when the Seahawks play host to San Francisco in the NFC championship game. "I feel it, I don't exactly hear it," he said of the noise at CenturyLink Field, where twice this season the Seahawks "12th Man" set Guinness Book records for being the world's loudest crowd at a sporting event.
January 8, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Her first name describes the refinement and polish figure skater Grace Elizabeth Gold embodies at her best, enhancing her huge, difficult jumps and the luminous smile she outlines with her trademark red lipstick. Her last name says what she's pursuing this week in Boston at the U.S. figure skating championships: her first senior-level national title and a place on the U.S. Olympic team at the Sochi Games. The women's competition will begin Thursday with the short program and will end Saturday.
November 13, 2013 | By David C. Nichols
Charles Dickens meets Lewis Carroll, literally, in “A Perfect Likeness” at Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. This beautifully appointed two-hander about the authors of “Great Expectations” and “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” isn't exactly deep-dish, but it should appeal to those seeking a pleasantly literate 90 minutes in the theater. Written, directed and produced by Daniel Rover Singer of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” renown, “Likeness” draws its premise from one historical fact -- that Rev. Charles Dodgson, alias Carroll, once requested Dickens' mailing address.
November 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
After guiding USC to an upset victory at Oregon State, Ed Orgeron is 1-0 as the Trojans' interim coach in games played in November. On Sunday night, Orgeron said he learned from working under former Trojans coach Pete Carroll how important it was "to get better in the month of November. " During his nine seasons from 2001 to 2009, Carroll's USC teams were 29-1 in November. The only blemish: Stanford's 55-21 rout of the Trojans at the Coliseum in Carroll's final season.
October 31, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
An unabashed love letter to all things motorcycle, the documentary "Why We Ride" will surely warm the souls of bike enthusiasts while prompting many nonriders to join the fold. It could in fact be one of the best movies-as-sales-tools to speed down the pike in some time. Director Bryan H. Carroll, with an invaluable assist from cinematographers Andrew Waruszewski and Douglas Cheney, takes an all-embracing look at motorbiking (including a nice bit of history on the subject) enhanced by testimony from a wide array of its enthusiasts - men and women, young and old, able and disabled, hobbyists and record-holders.
October 23, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
The former Marina del Rey headquarters of automotive legend Carroll Shelby was sold along with two office buildings for $10.7 million. Santa Monica investment firm Luzzatto Co. bought the properties on Princeton Drive from a limited liability company, real estate brokerage Lee & Associates said. The previous owners acquired them in early 2012 for $6.7 million and set out to remodel the buildings and reposition them as offices for creative firms. The buildings at 1038 and 1040 Princeton are still vacant, but the former Shelby headquarters at 1042 Princeton is fully leased to online vendor Blowfish Shoes, architecture firm Mix StudioWorks and film production company Kennedy Marshall Co. Built in the 1950s, the buildings are made of red brick and have high ceilings, Lee & Associates said.
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