July 18, 2012 |
Matt Kemp was tired. He was tired of losing and tired of not being able to do anything about it. "I had to do something, man," Kemp said. Wednesday, he did. With Mark Ellis standing on first base in the 12th inning, Kemp deposited a pitch by Jake Diekman into Dodger Stadium's right-field pavilion, lifting the Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. For only the seventh time in their last 26 games, the Dodgers won. Their losing streak was over at four games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2012 |
It almost seemed as though oil drilling rigs were ready to tap into Los Angeles' first petroleum field again. But the workers setting up a pair of derricks south of Echo Park last week were plugging some of the city's oldest wells — not drilling new ones. The sealing of the long-abandoned wells by Allenco Energy to make way for a 45-unit affordable housing project marks the end of an era for the Los Angeles City Oil Field, which sparked Southern California's oil boom 120 years ago. The city's first commercially successful oil well was drilled about 350 feet away, at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Rockwood Street.
October 6, 2011 |
Los Angeles boasts world-class museums dedicated to art, cars and even tar pits. It may soon have an equally prominent showplace for the city's signature industry — motion pictures. In partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it intends to open a sprawling movie museum in as soon as three years. The long-delayed project would be housed in an abandoned Miracle Mile department store near LACMA, the Petersen Automotive Museum and the George C. Page Museum.
June 19, 2011 |
Dan Haren can spoil a manager, a coaching staff, 24 teammates and an entire fan base with his efficiency, effectiveness and reliability, which is why games such as Saturday night's, when the right-hander could have used a mulligan, seem so odd, so out of place. Haren was rocked for six earned runs and seven hits in four innings of the Angels' 6-1 interleague loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field, by far his worst start of the season. Mets right-hander Mike Pelfrey (4-5) threw his third career complete game, a 123-pitch effort in which he gave up one run, five hits, struck out five and walked none.
June 19, 2011 |
It wasn't as impressive as that Aug. 18, 2009, shot of the Cleveland scoreboard showing nine Angels starters hitting .300 or better, but for Tyler Chatwood it was a picture worth 1.000 words. Sitting atop Chatwood's travel bag after Sunday's 7-3 victory over the New York Mets was a picture of the Citi Field scoreboard, taken after the sixth inning, showing Chatwood hitting 1.000. As if throwing seven scoreless innings wasn't enough for a 21-year-old pitching his first game in New York, Chatwood also executed sacrifice bunts in his first two at-bats and singled to center field in the sixth inning.
June 18, 2011 |
Reporting from New York Peter Bourjos made a spectacular catch and knocked in the winning run with a double Friday night, and all the center fielder got was a lousy spot on the Angels bench Saturday night. Such is life for a (usually) light-hitting defensive whiz on an offensively impaired team with a hot-hitting designated hitter/outfielder in a National League park. Manager Mike Scioscia decided before the series in Citi Field that Bourjos, who bats right-handed, would start against New York Mets left-hander Chris Capuano on Friday and left-handed-hitting Bobby Abreu would start against right-hander Mike Pelfrey on Saturday.