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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2001
Dear Gov. Davis: Please turn off the lights on your way out. BARRY SCHRADER Palmdale
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SPORTS
April 8, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Dodgers 3, Tigers 2 (10 innings) KEY MOMENT: Carl Crawford's 10th-inning double skipped by Detroit left fielder Rajai Davis, allowing Chone Figgins to score the winning run from first base. Figgins opened the inning by drawing a walk. Detroit sent the game into extra innings when the Dodgers chose not to walk Victor Martinez with first base open and the tying run on second base in the ninth and the Tigers first baseman burned them with a two-out run-scoring single against Kenley Jansen.
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NEWS
September 18, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak
State Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas, who became an overnight celebrity with her one-woman stand against tougher abortion restrictions, announced Wednesday she will reveal her next political step in two weeks, amid strong signals she will launch an uphill bid for governor. In an email to supporters, Davis said: “There's one question I've gotten quite often in the past few months. I've heard it online, while I'm traveling around the state, from the media and in my Fort Worth neighborhood: What's next?
SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  The Joey Davis Story continues to unfold in the world of collegiate wrestling. Davis, a sophomore who grew up in Compton and attended Santa Fe High School, is 72-0 in collegiate wrestling and won his second consecutive NCAA Division II championship last month wrestling for Notre Dame College. He won the 174-pound division and helped Notre Dame win the Division II championship. Above is a video story from his 2013 season.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1997
I read the story about Jack Davis ("A Political Bad Boy's Lament," June 25) with great interest. As a San Francisco resident of 12 years, I have been confounded and confused by Davis' ability to jump sides at a whim (or should I say at the chase of a dollar?). However, Davis is not the problem, he's only part of the problem. The problem is the American political system that allows such people to exist with such influence. Something is seriously wrong when the outcome of a campaign is based not on substance, but on who is either running the campaign or who raised the most money.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1988
I just saw the charismatic Sammy Davis Jr. in "Moon Over Parador," in which he topped himself again with the definitive creative/sensuous interpretation of "Begin the Beguine." Will someone please persuade the most erotic man God put on Earth to play a romantic lead in a movie? I want to see him get the girl. I don't think he's gotten the girl since "Porgy and Bess," and everyone got the girl in "Porgy and Bess." KRISTEN NORTH Las Vegas
NATIONAL
June 26, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Mark Z. Barabak
HOUSTON - In a chaotic late-night scene that played out beneath the Capitol dome in Austin, a Texas lawmaker with pink sneakers and the steely resolve of a branding iron single-handedly stopped an effort to drastically curtail abortion in the Lone Star State. Wendy Davis' filibustered victory, which ricocheted around the world via social media, may prove short-lived. Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday he would reconvene the Legislature on Monday in a second and likely successful attempt to pass the measure.
SPORTS
February 15, 2009
SPORTS
February 18, 2010 | By Brian Hamiilton
Not unusually, Shani Davis spent most of Wednesday alone in his room, except for a morning jog. He studied his journals and race plan. Again he endeavored to do what no one had. Again he internalized any pressures and doubts, trusting only himself to escape them. Later, gliding along the Richmond Olympic Oval in the minutes before the 1,000-meter race that could redefine his grip on history, he was once more effectively alone, as the Chicago native likes it and unapologetically means it to be. Hands on hips, Davis snapped off a yawn.
SPORTS
April 24, 1999
The Coliseum Commission better not blow this one. ROBERT SIMPSON Rancho Palos Verdes
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS - Sunday was a day of rest and no practice for the Clippers, giving Glen Davis time to reflect on his run-in with Coach Doc Rivers and allowing Blake Griffin time to get more treatment for back spasms. The drama-filled moments from Saturday night's game between the Clippers and Houston Rockets also included reserve guard Jamal Crawford suffering from a sore and tight left Achilles' tendon. Davis had gotten into an argument with Rivers during the game Saturday night and was eventually escorted off the bench and into the Clippers' locker room after Rivers told the team's security to remove his backup power forward.
SPORTS
March 29, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
HOUSTON  - Losing All-Star power forward Blake Griffin with back spasms had already put the Clippers in a tough predicament, but it got more difficult when Coach Doc Rivers grew so upset at Glen Davis that he had the backup forward escorted from the game. The Clippers just pressed on, walloping the Houston Rockets yet again, 118-107, Saturday at Toyota Center, to sweep their four-game season series. Even with Griffin and Davis back in the locker room, the Clippers effort in the face of adversity.
SPORTS
March 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
ORLANDO, Fla. - Mark Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders, has acknowledged the possibility of moving the franchise back to Los Angeles if Oakland can't get its act together on a new stadium. That's interesting. But if words translated into actions, the L.A. market would have landed an NFL team or two 15 years ago. More than half of the league's 32 teams have been linked to L.A. at one point or another, as in, Team 'X' could potentially move if it can't get a stadium deal where it is. At the league's annual meetings Monday, Davis said his patience is wearing thin over the Coliseum City project, the proposed redevelopment of the 850 acres in and around the Oakland Coliseum to create new homes for the Raiders, Athletics and Golden State Warriors.
SPORTS
March 22, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Finally, the Clippers had two days off with no practice and no games and finally, Glen Davis had a chance to get his off-the-court life in order. Davis had been a solid frontcourt player for the Clippers since he was signed as a free agent Feb. 24, backing up center DeAndre Jordan and forward Blake Griffin. But with Tuesday and Wednesday off before the Clippers went back to practice Thursday and Friday, Davis said he went to visit his wife and daughter rather than stay in L.A. to get settled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Gov. Jerry Brown has 150 days to decide whether Manson family member Bruce Davis -- convicted for his role in the murder of two men in 1969 -- should go free after he was issued a grant of parole. Davis was convicted in 1972 for his role in the murders of ranch hand Donald “Shorty” Shea, who also worked as a Hollywood stuntman, and aspiring musician Gary Hinman. Brown blocked his release last year, concluding that Davis, who was 26 at the time of the killings,  still posed a threat to society.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  The word is getting out: Alemany's Dominic Davis is fast. The junior running back-cornerback recorded an electronic 40-yard time of 4.40 seconds on Sunday when top high school football players were getting tested at a Nike combine. "That's blazing," Alemany Coach Dean Herrington said. It means college coaches will be looking closely at Davis, because they want speed on their teams. Davis ran a 10.83 100 meters last week.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
February 12, 2010 | By Brian Hamilton
Shani Davis has a glow about him these Winter Games, and this is no exaggeration. Not after a Tokyo television crew blasted him with an industrial-strength spotlight during an interview, a flash that looked like a signal flare set off behind the backstage curtain. Then Davis rounded the corner, the shine remaining. With a wide and easy smile, the world's premier long-track speedskater gleefully bragged on a souvenir poster featuring the Pokemon character Pikachu. He freely labeled this Olympics experience as a "day and night" change for the better compared to 2006 in Turin, Italy.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2014 | By Noel Murray
Inside Llewyn Davis Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Joel and Ethan Coen use the pre-Bob Dylan Greenwich Village folk scene as a jumping-off point for a black comedy about obsolescence, but unlike earlier, similar Coen brothers films (such as "Barton Fink"), "Inside Llewyn Davis" doesn't just beat the crap out of a self-absorbed artiste for two hours. As Llewyn, Oscar Isaac is a sympathetic creep who can't catch a break in a world where his more fresh-scrubbed and personable colleagues are becoming stars.
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