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SPORTS
February 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
This is a important week for UCLA as the Bruins try to keep first-place Arizona within reach. This is also a vital week for UCLA's opponent Thursday, Colorado. As is next week, and the week after that, and so on. The Buffaloes enter their game against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion trying to gussy up their image. A month ago, they were ranked 15th in the nation and had the look of a serious challenger in the Pac-12 Conference championship race. Then star guard Spencer Dinwiddie suffered a season-ending knee injury.
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SPORTS
January 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Shay Fields, a top receiver for 16-0 Bellflower St. John Bosco, has committed to Colorado. He was previously a USC commit. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
January 26, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Colorado on New Year's Day became the nation's first state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana. And since Jan. 1, interest in travel to Denver has jumped. Coincidence? Probably not. Data research from a travel website found that searches for airline travel deals to Denver have been outpacing searches for all other U.S. destinations, with a big increase jump starting Jan. 1. The study by Boston-based Hopper.com found that interest in travel to Denver climbed 6.3% above the national average in December and then by 14% during the first week of January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2014 | Hailey Branson-Potts
From the very beginning, Colorado Boulevard was all about the car. Pasadena residents so loved their Ford Model Ts that in 1915 the city was said to have the highest rate of automobile ownership in the world. Colorado was a leg in the famed Route 66 and evolved along with the car culture, with roadside businesses giving way to bigger department stores and eventually to shopping centers. But these days, officials want to tame the famed street. Pasadena is considering plans to narrow portions of Colorado by as much as two lanes and use that space to widen sidewalks and create tiny parks with seating and greenery.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Colorado Springs Airport recently installed three green metal containers in the terminal where travelers can deposit marijuana, which is legal to buy in Colorado but banned in the airport. Sorry, but the airport is not taking job applications for amnesty box attendants. With recreational marijuana now on sale in Colorado, Denver International and Colorado Springs airports have made it clear that travelers cannot bring pot through their facilities. Even medical marijuana is forbidden.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
USC AT COLORADO When: 11 a.m. PST. Where: Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colo. On the air: TV: Fox Sports 1; Radio: 710. Records: USC 9-8, 0-4 Pac-12; Colorado 14-4, 3-2. Update: The Trojans face a hobbled Colorado team as they seek their first Pac-12 Conference win of the season. The Buffaloes are without their top scorer, Spencer Dinwiddie, who was lost for the season with a knee injury last week, and they lost to UCLA on Thursday, 69-56. USC is coming off an 84-66 loss to Utah, and the Trojans continue to struggle with ball control.
OPINION
January 16, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
The nation's first experiment with the legal sale of recreational marijuana began Jan. 1 in Colorado, and by all accounts it was pretty mellow. Washington state, where voters legalized marijuana in 2012, will begin permitting pot shops this spring. Alaska may vote on a marijuana ballot measure in August, and advocates are eyeing Oregon, Arizona and Massachusetts next. California, too, could reconsider legalization as soon as November. Four initiatives to permit, regulate and tax marijuana have been submitted to the state.
SPORTS
January 16, 2014 | By Chris Foster
BOULDER, Colo. - People don't talk with UCLA guard Norman Powell about offense very often. Defense, sure. Maybe a little chitchat about what others on the team are doing. Occasionally there will be one of those backboard-vibrating tomahawk dunks that requires a comment. But not offense. Certainly not that fellas,-climb-on-my-back type of offense. Yet there was Powell in the hallway at the Coors Events Center, getting to gab about a performance that got the No. 25 Bruins out of town with a 69-56 victory over No. 21 Colorado on Thursday.
NEWS
January 16, 2014 | By Matthew Fleischer, guest blogger
With pot now legally for sale in Colorado, and Washington state gearing up to follow suit, marijuana legalization activists across the country are pushing hard to replicate these political successes in other states. Voters in Massachusetts could ratify legalized marijuana as early as 2016 . This is undoubtedly a sign of progress. Our nation has capriciously squandered far too many precious national resources combating a green weed that makes people feel good. As welcome as a more widespread regulated marijuana industry would be, however, one thing that no one seems to be considering is what to do with those already convicted of marijuana crimes.
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