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October 2, 2009
Indonesian earthquakes: An article in Thursday's Section A about earthquakes that struck Indonesia this week said the second temblor, a magnitude 6.8 quake that hit Thursday, was centered about 100 miles off the island of Sumatra. It was centered under the island.
April 12, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
A huge former department store on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles is being sold to a New York real estate investment firm that intends to pump new life into the old building and its rebounding neighborhood. The century-old flagship of the May Co. contains 1.1 million square feet of space surrounded by Broadway, Hill Street and 8th Street. The commercial district was once one of the best in the Southern California, but fell on hard times in the late decades of the 20th century. Waterbridge Capital has agreed to buy the property now known as Broadway Trade Center, city officials and property brokers said.
April 11, 1993
Baby boomers are the most self-centered, immature, amoral bunch of perpetual teen-agers the world has ever known. PHIL AND JANE CHARTWELL Pasadena
April 11, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Quitters wanted: Unhappy with your job? Feeling unproductive? Take $5,000 and go. At least, that's what Inc. is offering its warehouse employees. In a letter to shareholders this week, Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos outlined the details of a rare human resources strategy the online retail giant has launched. Dubbed Pay to Quit, the program is offered once a year to employees who work in Amazon fulfillment centers. In the first year, the offer is $2,000. After that, it rises $1,000 every year until it reaches $5,000.
June 15, 1989
A light earthquake rattled the Northern California city of Eureka, but caused no damage or injuries, authorities said. The magnitude 3.4 temblor was centered 18 miles north of Eureka on the coastline, according to the U.S. Geological Survey office in Menlo Park.
July 24, 1987
Isn't it enough that Los Angeles Airport's International Terminal was named after Mayor Bradley, but to have a bronze bust of himself put up seems self-centered and egotistical. Who authorized and paid for this? Politics is not appropriate at an airport. ANNETTE BOBELL Los Angeles
August 5, 2001
Regarding "View Homes Are Priced Out of Sight," July 22: Unless [writer] Denise Hamilton has been off the planet, the evening light show and breathtaking panoramic views of Los Angeles are centered in Baldwin Hills Estates and View Park, two areas that she failed to mention. JACQUELINE JACQUET-WILLIAMS Baldwin Hills Estates
June 17, 1989 | From Associated Press
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 rattled parts of north-central Kansas on Friday, but no serious damage or injuries were reported, authorities said. The temblor was centered about six miles southeast of Palco and was felt there and in Plainville.
May 7, 1989
A small earthquake centered near the Los Angeles-Orange county line jolted the Southland from the San Fernando Valley to south Orange County, but apparently caused no damage. The 11:07 p.m. tremor, measured at a magnitude of 3.7, was centered one mile northwest of Brea. Police agencies and utilities reported no damage and a Southern California Edison spokesman reported no outages. "We felt it," said Sgt. Warren Wright, watch commander of the Los Angeles County sheriff's station in Walnut.
December 4, 2000
The L.A. City Council's decision to sever ties with the Boy Scouts (Nov. 29) is an interesting commentary on our society. Scouting is a principle-centered organization. Its principles include such things as loyalty to God and country, a devotion to family and concern for the environment--unaltered since Scouting began. The City Council sends a powerful message to our youth that if you believe in a core principle and someone decides to disagree with it, you should abandon that principle immediately.
April 11, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Another sign of a team in decline - empty seats. There have been nine non-sellouts at home for the Lakers, a surprising number for a team that enjoyed 270 consecutive packed crowds at Staples Center until earlier this season. The franchise was startled when the sellout streak ended in mid-November against New Orleans. Now that game is considered the tip of the attendance iceberg. Last month was particularly bad for the Lakers, who failed to sell out five of eight home games, including one against the Clippers.
April 10, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
DeAndre Jordan, the 6-foot-11, goateed center for the Clippers, operates on defense like an NFL middle linebacker. His eyes dart, from the opposing coach to his point guard to try to see what play might be coming. His long arms extend in the air, signaling for his teammates' attention. His deep, booming voice then bellows out the play. Jordan is the captain of the Clippers' defense, and he's intent on putting his team in the best possible position. "When I know this play is going at Blake [Griffin]
April 10, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant was annoyed. Really, really annoyed. The Lakers traded Steve Blake before the February deadline, immediately sending a dissatisfied Bryant to Twitter. He said he was "not cool" with the trade "AT ALL," hitting caps lock for effect and also calling Blake a "psycho competitor. " Blake is still appreciative two months later. He'll play with his new team, Golden State, against the Lakers in his return Friday to Staples Center. "Whenever you have support like that from a teammate, it feels great, especially from one of the greatest," Blake said in a phone interview.
April 10, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
After years of eliminating jobs in Southern California, aerospace giant Boeing Co. announced plans to increase its engineering workforce in Long Beach and Seal Beach by 1,000 positions. It is a rare and welcome development for the Southland's beleaguered aerospace industry, which has been stung by layoffs and assembly line closures for decades. "I couldn't be happier for the region," Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster said. "We want to continue to carry on our aviation tradition here.
April 8, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
CALGARY, Canada  - The numbers are quite close to his point total two years ago, then considered a downward trend for a big-name center. At least there was a tangible reason for the Kings' center Mike Richards' recording 44 points in 74 games in 2011-12. He missed most of December of that season because of a concussion, probably came back too quickly and didn't really find his form until he dominated the likes of the Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler in the opening round of the playoffs.
April 5, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Saturday's Santa Anita Derby is an eight-horse race, but the kind of buzz that has accompanied California Chrome, ever since he blew the field away in the March 8 San Felipe, makes it difficult for the other contenders to get any attention. California Chrome not only runs like the wind -- he has won his last three races by a total of 19 lengths -- but he and his connections present several stories that are hard to ignore. There is much talk that he would become only the fourth-ever Cal-bred to do so if he won the Kentucky Derby.
February 27, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An earthquake was felt across large parts of Britain but caused no injuries and only minor damage to some homes. The British Geological Survey put its magnitude at 5.3, but the U.S. Geological Survey earlier said it was 4.7. The temblor was centered about 125 miles north of London. Britain is hit annually with up to 200 quakes but only 10% are strong enough to be felt.
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.
April 5, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The NBA's regular season ends April 16, and for the bottom-dwellers the draft lottery May 20 looms large. Below are standings of the eight worst teams after Friday's games, their odds to land the No. 1 overall pick and mock draft picks from current position: TEAM/W-L/Pct./Odds/MOCK DRAFT SELECTION 1; Milwaukee/14-62/.184/25%/Jabari Parker, F, Duke 2; Philadelphia/17-59/.224/19.9%/Andrew Wiggins, F, Kansas 3; Orlando/21-55/.276/15.6%/Dante Exum,...
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