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ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2012 | By Joe Flint
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency has reiterated its support for CBS' bid to renew its contract to sell advertising on county buses and trains. In a report to the MTA board of directors released Monday that will be officially presented Thursday, the staff favored CBS Outdoor over Titan, a rival outdoor advertising company that also sought the rights. This is the second time the MTA staff has backed CBS. In July, it approved CBS' bid of $110 million for a five-year contract.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2012 | By Joe Flint
CBS Corp. is blanketing Los Angeles with billboards trumpeting how many Angelenos it employs and the billions of dollars it contributes to the city's economy. But this isn't part of some feel-good campaign by the media giant. At issue is CBS' contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to sell advertising on county buses and trains. CBS, which this year received MTA approval on a $110-million bid to renew its contract for an additional five years from 2013 through 2018, is trying to derail a rival's effort to get that winning bid overturned.
SPORTS
February 26, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Oakland defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was arrested Sunday morning on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief after allegedly causing a commotion at a neighbor's house while inebriated. We probably wouldn't even be discussing his arrest right now ... if it weren't for that unfortunate mug shot . Now I don't want to make fun of the man -- like I said, not his finest moment. I'll just describe the mug shot as "unflattering" and let it go at that. Bryant, who was held on $1,000 bond after being booked at 9:24 a.m. Sunday, has 10 1/2 sacks in four seasons with the Raiders and is due to be an unrestricted free agent on March 12. Can you imagine potential employers searching for information about Bryant online and that's what pops onto their screens?
SPORTS
December 10, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Zack Greinke can become a free agent halfway through his six-year, $147-million contract with the Dodgers, according to people familiar with his deal who were unauthorized to talk about it. Greinke passed a physical examination Monday to finalize the contract, which is the largest a right-handed pitcher has ever received. The Dodgers wouldn't grant Greinke a no-trade clause, following a precedent they set in negotiations with Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier. But if Greinke is traded at any time, there is a provision in his deal that would allow him to elect free agency at the end of that season.
SPORTS
November 26, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Evan Longoria says he wants to be with the Tampa Bay Rays for his entire big league career. The slugging third baseman got his wish Monday when he and the Rays agreed to a $136.6-million, 10-year contract that adds six guaranteed seasons and $100 million. "I always wanted to be kind of a benchmark player … the guy that you could think about or associate with the organization," Longoria said. "My goal from day one was to be the first player that played their whole career here, to be the first guy that came into the organization and went out in the organization, and played all the years in between.
SPORTS
December 6, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket has reached agreement with the Southern Section on a "long-term agreement" for web and television coverage. The new contract begins in 2014. Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket have been televising games since 1997 when it began a local game of the week. The contract is for six years, according to a source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the agreement. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2013 | By Jean Merl, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Citing pending litigation, Los Angeles city attorney candidate Mike Feuer on Tuesday said he won't release a copy of his unusual “win-bonus” contract with campaign consultant John Shallman. The Times had requested copies of both the original contract and modifications Feuer said he made after coming in first in the four-way primary last month. He has since been sued by a supporter of incumbent City Atty. Carmen Trutanich over the contract. “Following discussions with our counsel, given the pending litigation, we aren't releasing the contracts at this time,” Dave Jacobson, Feuer campaign spokesman, said in an email.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Costume designers and art directors who work on such shows as HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" have a new three-year contract. The new contract, which includes 2% annual wage increases and higher contributions to the union health plan, was unanimously ratified by members of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, which is part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. The contract will run through September 30, 2015 and applies to scenic artists and designers, art directors, costume designers, art department coordinators and their assistants working in feature film and television production in the city of New York, Nassau County and the Meadowlands area of New Jersey.
SPORTS
July 20, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers and free-agent center Byron Mullens reached agreement on a two-year contract Saturday, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Mullens' deal is worth about $1 million per season. He can opt out of the contract after one season. Mullens is expected to sign his contract with the Clippers on Monday or Tuesday. The 7-foot Mullens averaged 10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season with Charlotte. He shot 38.5% from the field, 31.7% from three-point range.
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