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SPORTS
November 18, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Twelve games into the season, Jodie Meeks is the Lakers' leading scorer, as everybody predicted. Jodie Meeks? The career part-time starter? He is averaging 13.7 points, moving ahead of Pau Gasol, after scoring 44 over the last two games. "I don't even worry about the numbers. I don't really look at my stats or anything like that," Meeks said after scoring 19 points Sunday while making four of seven three-point attempts against Detroit. "I just put the work in before and after practice, before the games, as many shots as I can get up. " Meeks is not a driver.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2012 | Elaine Woo
In 1950s Hollywood, screenwriter Joan Scott seemed so adept at turning out tough-guy scripts that she became known as "the girl who writes like a man. " What the studios didn't know was she wasn't the writer. Her husband was. She was married to Adrian Scott, a screenwriter who was blacklisted after refusing to cooperate with the communist-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee. Cited for contempt of Congress, he went to prison as one of the Hollywood 10. When he was released he was unemployable, so Scott became his "front," taking his work to story conferences, keeping track of the revisions and giving him the notes at home so he could do the rewriting.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It sounds contrived, and it is. It sounds like a bit of a stunt, and it is that too. It may even sound boring, but that it is not. In fact, whip-smart filmmaking by writer-director Steven Knight and his team combined with Tom Hardy's mesmerizing acting make the micro-budgeted British independent "Locke" more minute-to-minute involving than this year's more costly extravaganzas. Though a dozen actors are listed in "Locke's" credits, Hardy is the only one who appears on screen in this real-time drama that unfolds inside a moving BMW during the 85 minutes it takes construction foreman Ivan Locke to make a nighttime drive from Birmingham to London.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Microsoft is encouraging users to try its Bing and OneDrive services by offering them 100 GB of free cloud storage for one year. Users can earn the storage by signing up for Bing Rewards, a program that gives users credits every time they use Microsoft's search engine. Those credits can then be traded in for rewards, such as gift cards. Microsoft said users who earn 100 credits can redeem them for the free storage with OneDrive, the company's cloud service that was formerly known as SkyDrive.
AUTOS
February 19, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Here are the five questions Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk needs to answer when the electric car company releases its fourth quarter and full-year financial results Wednesday afternoon. 1. Is a merger with Apple coming? Musk met with Adrian Perica, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker who heads Apple's mergers-and-acquisitions team, last year. Might Tesla -- and its astounding $25-billion market valuation for what really is a very small company -- be in play?
NEWS
January 27, 1991
I'll tell you what really tees me off. It's when the makers of a shot-on-film series (especially dramas) no longer print the beginning or end credits directly onto the film. Instead, they simply flash video-generated credits over a filmed-image. Something is seriously wrong. It's like mixing oil and water, very cheap and tacky looking. Video credits are perfect for a video-taped sitcom, but not for a film. Brian Mesmer, Torrance
NEWS
June 22, 1986
I think it is terrible how the news programs on local stations interrupt the previous show's credits. The credits are shown in a box in the corner of the TV screen. One can not read them because they are so small and out of focus. Many of us still like to read the credits at the end of a TV show or movie. H. Howard, Westminster
NEWS
February 10, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The White Elephant on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts has been described by Travel + Leisure as the island's "largest, plushest resort -- which occupies a prime spot at the northern edge of Nantucket Harbor. " Now rooms at the 53-unit inn are on sale starting at $195 a night, with some nice hotel credits too. The deal: The hotel's Hot Dates, Cool Rates offers a considerable discount on rooms in the spring and fall. The deal comes with dinner credits at the hotel's Brant Point Grill ($25 credit for a $100 meal; $50 credit for a $150 meal)
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