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ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Eva Longoria is backing up her beauty with a whole lot of brain. The actress graduated with a master's degree Wednesday. Longoria, 38, took home a real degree (not an honorary one) in Chicano studies from Cal State Northridge, where she physically attended classes for three years, according to TMZ. " Big day today!!! Very excited to graduate for my master's degree in Chicano studies! You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!" the actress wrote on her Who Say site Wednesday, sharing loads of pics of her big day, posing with her family, cohorts and diploma.
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BUSINESS
March 3, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- And the winner for best tweet: Ellen DeGeneres, who struck social-media gold for the Oscars and sponsor Samsung with the best selfie of the night. The celebrity-filled selfie on a Samsung phone was the Twitter star of Oscar night. DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Oscars advertiser, but appeared to use the company's Galaxy Note 3 for the selfie, which was actually taken by Bradley Cooper. It was epic product placement for the Apple competitor. Samsung, however, still has some mighty competition from the iPhone in becoming the smartphone to the stars.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Congrats to Apple, which has reached the 25-billion-apps-downloaded mark. And an even bigger congrats to the yet-to-be-named individual who won the $10,000 App Store gift card for being the one to download that coveted milestone. The tech company made the announcement via a colorful banner on its website this weekend, telling customers: “A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there.” Apple had been holding a 25 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion since Feb. 13 and said the winner of the contest would be listed online within about 10 days following the end of the promotion period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1994
Regarding Antonio Asasta Sweet's diatribe, (Letters, Feb. 6): He writes that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) is a racist and is dehumanizing and criminalizing a whole population! What tommyrot. Rohrabacher has never referred to American citizens (as Acosta wrote he became) in his efforts for justice, only to illegal immigrants in this country. Acosta Sweet is the one who has his facts incorrect. Congrats, Acosta Sweet, on being a wage-earner, professional and "educated."
OPINION
January 1, 2009
Re "Save the Book Review," Letters, July 22 I read with dismay that you plan to stop publishing the Book Review, the section I relish the most in the entire paper. I have a Sunday ritual of taking the Book Review to Starbucks, reading the section from cover to cover and then, at the Los Angeles Public Library website, reserving the most interesting books. Judging by the length of the waiting lists for these books, many do this. Avid readers are the last group of people a newspaper should want to alienate.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Halle Berry and her beau Olivier Martinez have wed after about three years of dating. Berry, 46, who is expecting a baby with Martinez, 47, wed the French actor on Saturday at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France, her rep told People. The couple tied the knot in a civil union in the small chateau at about 4:15 p.m. in a civil ceremony officiated by the local mayor, the site said. The couple followed that with a religious ceremony in the village chapel at 5:30 p.m. Berry is said to have arrived in a white vintage car wearing a simple cream gown with embellished straps.
SPORTS
August 1, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
LONDON -- The congratulatory telegram is so last century, the congratulatory phone call so last decade. When Michael Phelps awoke on Wednesday, he scrolled through his Twitter feed and discovered a congratulatory tweet from President Obama. "Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record," Obama tweeted. "You've made your country proud. -bo" Phelps tweeted back: "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA !! The best country in the world!
SPORTS
June 28, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
The Kings had never done a 10-year deal. Not with defenseman Drew Doughty, not with center Anze Kopitar and not even going back to the days of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. That barrier was broken Thursday with the team's 10-year contract extension with Conn Smythe-winning goalie Jonathan Quick. Those familiar with the deal but not authorized to comment on the details said it was worth $58 million, noting it tapered off in the final three years, making it salary-cap friendly. The extension kicks in after next season when Quick is to make $1.7 million, a bargain for a playoff most valuable player.
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