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February 23, 2013 | Charles Fleming, Charles Fleming is the author of "Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles."
Near the junction of the 405 and 101 freeways, in the green space below the Sepulveda Dam, is a haven for many species of winged wildlife. Nearby are a hidden Japanese garden, an archery range and a string of cricket pitches. -- 1. Depart from the parking area, near a building that houses restrooms and a wildlife education center, at the end of a long lane bordered by cricket lawns where men in white bat and bowl in the English tradition. -- 2. From this lakeside viewing area, you might see a great blue heron, snowy egret, black-necked stilt, Canada goose or enormous American white pelican floating, flying or wading nearby.
February 21, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Three close male friends live through ups and downs in realizing their dream of running a sports shop/cricket academy in the Indian film "Kai Po Che" ("Brothers for Life"). Based on a bestselling novel, the film traffics in an energetic form of aspirational/redemptive melodrama that ties the friends' fortunes to real-world events in the early 2000s, such as the Gujarat earthquake. Once business-minded Govind (Raj Kumar), impulsive cricket fanatic Ishaan (newcomer Sushant Singh Rajput)
January 23, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are arguably the hottest couple in Hollywood. The parents of six can go to any restaurant they please. They could eat caviar and drink champagne for every meal if they chose. So what do their kids like to eat when they sit down for a snack? Fried crickets of course. That's right, the kids of these A-list actors like to chow down on little buggers. According to E!News , during a video shoot for Louis Vuitton's Core Values campaign, Jolie admitted that her sons' favorite snack is fried crickets.
January 7, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
"Once Upon a Time" returns after a brief hiatus with "The Cricket Game" episode, and it seems as if the show's creators are determined to make Regina's road to redemption as rocky as possible. The biggest deterrent to her growth? Well, besides her anger issues, it's her manipulative murderous mom, Cora, who has finally made her way to Storybrooke to churn up trouble for her daughter.  In tow is Captain Hook, bent (so to speak) on getting revenge for his lost appendage by killing one Rumpelstiltskin.
September 13, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The iPhone 5 will be coming to Cricket Wireless and C Spire Wireless beginning Sept. 28. The two smaller U.S. carriers announced Thursday that they too would sell the new smartphone, which Apple officially unveiled Wednesday. Neither company has given more details besides a launch date, but it's safe to assume that Cricket, a prepaid carrier, will offer the iPhone 5 for more than $200 since it does not require customers to sign a service contract. Cricket began carrying the iPhone 4S this summer, and it sold the phone starting at $499.99.
June 7, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Virgin Mobile has announced it will begin selling the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 beginning June 29, positioning itself as Cricket's competitor in the brand new prepaid iPhone U.S. market. The carrier will sell the phone for plans as low as $30 that will include unlimited texts, 300 talk minutes and unlimited data, although it will be throttled after 2.5 GBs. For another $10, the minutes can be bumped up to 1,200 and for $50 a month, voice becomes unlimited as well. The monthly plans for Virgin Mobile's iPhone begin at $35, but users can receive a $5 discount if they register for monthly automatic payments.
June 5, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Cricket won't be the only U.S. carrier offering pre-paid iPhones for long, according to a news report that Virgin Mobile will also sell Apple's smartphone on a pay-as-you-go basis. Sprint, Virgin Mobile's parent company, is expected to announce later this week that the carrier will begin offering the iPhone as early as July 1, according to the Wall Street Journal . That news comes days after Cricket announced it would begin selling pre-paid iPhones starting June 22. There are no details yet on pricing for Virgin Mobile's iPhone, but Cricket will charge about $300 more than other networks do for iPhones that come with a two-year contract.
May 31, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Cricket announced Thursday that it will become the first U.S. carrier to offer a prepaid iPhone starting in late June. The company said it'll begin carrying 16GB versions of the iPhone and iPhone 4S beginning on June 22. in its announcement , Cricket said it will sell the phones online, at its stores, at select dealers and over the phone for $499.99 for the 4S and $399.99 for the 4. Users of the service who choose to buy the prepaid...
March 1, 2012 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
  For 15 years, Pakistanis exalted Imran Khan as a cricket legend but largely ignored his politics. When Khan discussed cricket, the public hung on his every word. But when he campaigned for office, they dismissed him as an outsider. Now, asPakistan'stopsy-turvy political landscape careens into an election season, Khan the politician has emerged for the first time as a major force, his ascent directly proportionate to the rising tide of frustration Pakistanis feel over woes such as seemingly endemic corruption, poverty and shortages of power and natural gas. At an Oct. 30 rally in Lahore, he stunned the political establishment by drawing more than 100,000 people.
December 26, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
A rally in Karachi organized by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan drew a massive crowd of supporters Sunday, bolstering his image as a potent force in Pakistan's turbulent political landscape. Pakistani news reports estimated that as many as 100,000 supporters crammed into a field next to the iconic white marble mausoleum of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, on the anniversary of Jinnah's birthday. Looking out on a sea of red and green flags for Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Khan told backers that, if his party came to power, he would ensure that the rule of law was applied evenly and would work to eradicate the taint of corruption found at every layer of Pakistani society.
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