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November 19, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Morgan Saylor is the teen with the most overworked eyebrows in the business. At a time when everyone is taking notice of Claire Danes' cry face on "Homeland," Saylor has managed to carve her own facial stamp. The 18-year-old plays Sgt. Nick Brody's (Damian Lewis) dour teenage daughter Dana on the Showtime drama. In the show's debut season, she was introduced as a pot-smoking troublemaker mad at the world -- or at least, her mom, played by Morena Baccarin. And she managed to save America from her suicide-bomber father -- all valid reasons for brow stress.
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HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2014 | Anne Colby
Rustic Canyon's sylvan beauty and funky charm cast its spell on Jill Soffer a dozen years ago. She liked the neighborhood's relaxed environment and abundance of sycamore trees and purchased a home there in 2002. "There's all this green around. It's not too manicured," Soffer said appreciatively. "People are easygoing, everything is a little overgrown, and the creek in the middle of everything is a little shaggy. You can hear the frogs at night. " She planned to renovate her 1920s three-bedroom house, but hadn't yet when she met and then in 2008 married Greg Adler, who had two young sons.
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NEWS
September 6, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - President Obama will be the headliner at his own show Thursday night as the Democratic National Convention wraps up with a prime-time speech from the incumbent accepting his nomination for a second term. After three days of speeches from the president's wife, his Democratic predecessor and scores of party compatriots and other validators, a national TV audience will hear Obama say in his own words why he deserves another four years in the White House despite the economic difficulties the country continues to face.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein
You know the sound a golf gallery makes when a five-foot birdie putt lips out? Ohhhhhhhhh. That's the groan that also accompanied the news that a rehabbing Tiger Woods would miss the Masters for the first time since 1994. That year, Jose Maria Olazabal triumphed on a 6,925-yard course, and Woods was voted "most likely to succeed" by classmates at Western High in Anaheim. Without Woods, there's no "Will he pass Jack Nicklaus" talk. There's less buzz. Fewer casual fans will tune in. CBS' Jim Nantz, during an appearance on "The Dan Patrick Show," called Woods' absence "the story that dwarfs all others.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
"Have you been to the loo yet?" Lana Wachowski asks just before a special screening of "Cloud Atlas" at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood begins. As we just met two minutes ago, it's a question that feels just a touch personal. Really, though, she's just looking out for her guest's best interests. "Cloud Atlas," the audacious, time-tripping, Big Idea movie Lana adapted and directed with her brother, Andy, and friend Tom Tykwer, clocks in at a sprawling 2 hours and 52 minutes.
SPORTS
January 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Calabasas and Westlake play on Wednesday night at Westlake in a Marmonte League game for first place, and the game has taken on new intrigue because of the player swap during the off season. Westlake guard Larry Bush transferred to Calabasas. Calabasas forward Michael Hayon transferred to Westlake. Fans could be booing, which isn't exactly the classy way to react in high school sports. This game will test the sportsmanship of fans from both sides. "There definitely will be administrators at the game," Calabasas Coach Jon Palarz said.
NEWS
September 21, 1986
The stunning new Orange County Performing Arts Center dramatically symbolizes Orange County's coming of age, and excitement has been building throughout the county as its inauguration approaches. That includes us at the Los Angeles Times Orange County Edition. Like many others, we wanted to find our own distinctive way to mark the opening of the center. We chose to produce a magazine that would entertain as well as inform, educate as well as celebrate.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
At a time when nonprofit theater in America is at a crucial crossroads, two of Southern California's most prominent regional theaters, the Geffen Playhouse and San Diego's Old Globe, are looking for new artistic leadership. Considering what's at stake culturally for the region and symbolically for nonprofit theater nationwide, the boards of directors conducting these searches haven't much room for error. The problem in a nutshell is this: Established theaters have by and large grown larger, public funding has become a monumental challenge and artistic directors have moved in an increasingly commercial direction, adopting a bottom-line mentality that has put publicity and profitability over bold and substantive choices.
OPINION
May 9, 2011 | By Jim Rasenberger
It's plenty busy at the White House these days, but somebody should take a moment to light 50 candles in honor of the Situation Room, that suite in the West Wing basement that's as modest in dimension and decor as it is grand in historical significance. May marks the Situation Room's 50th birthday. Rooms are not usually given birthday parties, but if there's ever a time and place to make an exception, this is it. The "Sit Room," as insiders call it, has seen an extraordinary amount of drama over the last half a century.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2012 | By Andrew Tangel
Now that Wall Street knows President Obama will stay in the White House, investors' attention has returned to looming crises facing the U.S. and European economies. Major stock indexes were down more than 2% midway through the first trading session after election day. At the top of the agenda is the "fiscal cliff," the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes looming at year's end. If Obama cannot successfully resolve the crisis with a House still controlled by Republicans, economists have warned that the "cliff" could slow growth and push the U.S. back into recession.
SPORTS
January 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Calabasas and Westlake play on Wednesday night at Westlake in a Marmonte League game for first place, and the game has taken on new intrigue because of the player swap during the off season. Westlake guard Larry Bush transferred to Calabasas. Calabasas forward Michael Hayon transferred to Westlake. Fans could be booing, which isn't exactly the classy way to react in high school sports. This game will test the sportsmanship of fans from both sides. "There definitely will be administrators at the game," Calabasas Coach Jon Palarz said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
While driving to Aliso Viejo on Tuesday to hear the Juilliard String Quartet play Bach, Schubert and a young American composer, Jesse Jones, at the Soka Performing Arts Center, I listened to a little early Bob Dylan. It seemed right. But so might have Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould, something from Stravinsky's Los Angeles years or Aaron Copland. Anything by Miles Davis or Thelonious Monk would have been equally suitable. All were artists on Columbia Records, and in the '40s, '50s and '60s, all were showing the extraordinary originality of North American music.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2013 | By Gina McIntyre
Inside Studio Della Morte, the Los Angeles compound where Danny Elfman spends much of his professional life, antique dolls, skulls and leering puppets coexist with deranged fairy tale paintings by Mark Ryden and mesmerizing Diane Arbus photographs. The haute sideshow décor might be an effective visual representation of Elfman's gleefully ghoulish sensibility, but it also serves as a catalog of the inspiration and influences that have helped shape his prodigious musical output. What you won't see, though, is a shrine to his own creative past.
SPORTS
October 1, 2013 | By Steve Dillbeck
It should feel familiar by now, this reaching into the depths to keep things afloat. If the Dodgers ever had their entire team healthy all at once, it would look foreign to them. Yet here they are, on the eve of the 2013 postseason, full of lofty expectations and again trying to piece a lineup together. Matt Kemp is out for the postseason with an ankle injury and Andre Ethier's sore leg could limit him to pinch-hitting. Those were their center fielders almost all season. QUIZ: Postseason Dodgers -- what do you know?
SPORTS
September 6, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Some of Andre Ethier's fondest childhood memories are of days when Ethier would be picked up early by his father from his middle school in Phoenix. They would head to the Seattle Mariners' spring-training complex, where he could spend hours studying every move of his favorite player, Ken Griffey Jr. "That's who I looked up to," Ethier said. "That's all I wanted to be. I always wanted to be a center fielder in the big leagues. " Eight years into his major league career, Ethier is finally living out his dream the way he envisioned it on those afternoons at the Peoria Sports Complex.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Dana Ferguson
Fifteen years ago former Pfc. and military police officer Jerry Whiteside had two masks tattooed on his left bicep, one smiling, one frowning. Inspired by the woman he was dating, an interest in theater and an assortment of substances in his system, Whiteside felt the tattoo was the logical step. "I read from Shakespeare, and I always had the dream of being in theater," Whiteside said. "I wear a comedy and tragedy tattoo on my arm, and most people will call it 'Smile now, cry later,' and I tell them, 'No, that's not what it stands for.'" Little did he know that more than a decade later, he would be symbolically reunited with the images imprinted on his skin.
SPORTS
June 29, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
World rankings in parentheses: Venus Williams (3) vs. Ana Ivanovic (12), Serbia In advance of this starry matchup between former No. 1s, Williams has won an astounding 29 consecutive sets at Wimbledon dating to 2007. This has presented a major problem to opponents as time has proved it's very hard to beat the other player if you cannot win any sets. -- Serena Williams (2) vs. Daniela Hantuchova (32), Slovakia As she passed career Grand Slam match No.
SPORTS
September 6, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Some of Andre Ethier's fondest childhood memories are of days when Ethier would be picked up early by his father from his middle school in Phoenix. They would head to the Seattle Mariners' spring-training complex, where he could spend hours studying every move of his favorite player, Ken Griffey Jr. "That's who I looked up to," Ethier said. "That's all I wanted to be. I always wanted to be a center fielder in the big leagues. " Eight years into his major league career, Ethier is finally living out his dream the way he envisioned it on those afternoons at the Peoria Sports Complex.
SPORTS
July 13, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Michael Jackson, or at least a statue of the late entertainer, was on reporters' minds Saturday when Shad Khan, an American who owns the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, was introduced as the new owner of Fulham, a soccer club in the venerable English Premier League. That's right, the British tabloid influence was in full force at the proceedings, or so it seemed. Except one problem, the previous owner of Fulham, Mohamed Al Fayed, is a staunch supporter of Jackson. Khan reportedly was taken aback by a question regarding whether the statue would be removed from the grounds of the team's Crave Cottage Stadium in London.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
In a closed-door meeting on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot, a few dozen location scouts, agents, producers and studio executives gathered to discuss the state of L.A.'s hometown industry. Taking center stage: Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti. Garcetti held the meeting recently to solicit ideas on how he can help stem the exodus of film and TV production from Southern California. He pledged to fight runaway production and to name a film czar to serve as an industry advocate in City Hall.
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