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March 30, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol completed some cardio work in the morning but will not play against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening. He will miss his fourth game because of vertigo. "Better, but he looks a little loopy," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Sunday morning after the team's shoot-around. "I don't think he'll be able to play today. " Xavier Henry will miss his second game since his right knee flared up. He missed about two months earlier this season because of a bone bruise and cartilage abnormality in the knee.
March 30, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Officials in Northern Orange County spent Sunday assessing the damage from Friday's magnitude 5.1 earthquake. The temblor caused damage to businesses -- mostly spilled merchandise and a few shattered windows. Friday night, dozens of dwellings were red-tagged as officials looked for structural damage. Officials in the cities hardest hit -- Fullerton, Brea and La Habra -- have not yet released damage estimates. It appears the damage was modest, and there were no serious injuries.
March 29, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Dr. Ron Brown walked out of the Oso Fire station, hair still damp, face ruddy, safety goggles slung around the neck of his orange jacket, helmet in hand. The flight medic stood up the road from the massive mudslide Friday and described the grim task of recovering bodies. Rescuers found another victim in the debris Friday, but the official death toll remained at 17, with 90 missing. Brown said that once bodies have been spotted, reaching them can be difficult. "You could be 15 feet away from someone and it takes you 50 minutes to get to them," picking across large stretches of water and waist-deep mud, he said.
March 26, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
The Dodgers returned home for the traditional start of the 2014 season with fresh Australian victories, renewed championship hopes, and a battered chunk of familiar baggage. All of this lugging around of the constant turmoil that is Yasiel Puig is getting tiresome. "I know Yasiel is a huge lightning rod," Manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday as he took a deep breath. "Any time I say anything about Yasiel it turns into a story. Any time Yasiel does something it turns into a story.
March 25, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
On Night 3 of the Battle Rounds, "The Voice" coaches, especially the two newest of them, began playing things a little closer to the vest. Usher and Shakira both declined to render a verdict on other coaches' team battles when it suited them strategically. Tipping your hand, they seem to have realized, can complicate a move to steal. Asked which contestant he'd pick in a Team Shakira battle, Usher replied, "You'll see in a second. " Shakira, for her part, told Blake Shelton at one point, "I'm going to stay like Switzerland.
March 23, 2014 | By Anthony York and Mark Z. Barabak
SACRAMENTO - On a recent Thursday morning, Jerry Brown walked unannounced into the basement office of the Alameda County registrar's office to draw reelection papers. With a post on Twitter and an email to supporters, he then declared his bid for an unprecedented fourth term as California governor. The moment - low-key, offhand, deliberately anticlimactic - captured the essence of the Democrat's newest incarnation: Late in life, at age 75 and apparently done seeking higher office, Brown has reinvented himself again, this time as the anti-politician politician.
March 23, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
Any parent with teenagers can tell you how tough it is to keep abreast of their fashion whims. Even more difficult: doing it for a living and making a profit at it. Tilly's Inc. of Irvine is a specialty retailer that targets teens and young adults with action sports clothing, shoes and accessories. Tilly's says on its website that it "offers one of the largest assortments of brands and merchandise from the top players in the surf, skate, motocross and lifestyle apparel industries.
March 21, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Washington Wizards 117 - Lakers 107 (end of regulation) The Lakers' race to the bottom continued on Friday night, in a 117-107 loss to the Washington Wizards at Staples Center -- but team fought until the end, almost literally. With just over two minutes left in the fourth, Nick Young and Drew Gooden got into a scuffle after battling for a rebound. Gooden was called for a flagrant 2 and ejected. Young was given a technical, after pushing Gooden, in what appeared to be the face.
March 21, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SAN DIEGO - No Duke here. No Ohio State anywhere. And no, giggle, not even a hint of New Mexico. At the late-night end of two NCAA tournament opening days filled with higher seeds laying giant eggs, UCLA finished Friday's madness with a simple, dominating march. The Bruins stomped through fears a talented fourth seed would overlook a pesky 13th-seed, trampled worries their new coach couldn't win a tournament opener, and even flattened a 20-year-old nightmare with a 76-59 victory over Tulsa.
March 21, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
The slew of early NCAA tournament upsets hasn't helped those clinging to the elusive hope of completing a perfect bracket. Just 16 perfect brackets remained in the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge through Stanford's upset of New Mexico on Friday, according to the company. Quicken Loans wouldn't disclose how many entries were received, but contest rules capped the number at 15 million, one per person. The going wasn't much better in ESPN's contest. Sixty-six perfect brackets of 11.01 million entries remained.
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