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October 20, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
As much as Jonas Hiller and Viktor Fasth keep things friendly sitting next to each other in the Ducks' dressing room, each goaltender works fervently on the ice to take away the other's playing time. Last season, Fasth, in his rookie campaign, matched Hiller's regular-season victory total (15) and was given the nod to start the season opener. If Hiller felt his job security threatened after playing in 73 of 82 games in 2011-12, he was right. But after the announcement Friday that Fasth had suffered a lower-body injury, Hiller stiffened to stop Phoenix's Shane Doan on a final shootout try to secure the Ducks' sixth consecutive victory, 3-2. Fasth's injury will keep him out of Sunday's game at Honda Center against the Dallas Stars.
October 19, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen dressed as clowns burst into a children's party and shot to death the eldest brother of one of Mexico's erstwhile largest and feared drug-trafficking families, Mexican officials and press said Saturday. Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix was killed in the Baja California city of Cabo San Lucas while attending the party at a local hotel on Friday, the reports said. Arellano Felix was the oldest of seven brothers who ran the Tijuana drug cartel that once dominated that border city.
October 19, 2013 | By Booth Moore and Adam Tschorn
What was on the runway in the two-plus weeks of spring 2014 fashion shows in Los Angeles was as varied as the venues themselves, which ranged from the entertainment complex L.A. Live downtown to the Grove, some seven miles to the west. One of the standout events was the Los Angeles Fashion Council's two days of runway shows held for the first time at the Grove. Staged in the center of the outdoor mall's park area, where the Christmas tree sits each holiday season, the event showcased eight designers.
October 17, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Kenan Thompson is fed up with having to wear a dress on "Saturday Night Live. " A 10-year veteran of NBC's sketch comedy show, Thompson has donned drag to play characters such as Maya Angelou, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. And it's not just because he thinks he looks good in a skirt. The current incarnation of "SNL" has no black female cast members - a lack of diverstiy that another cast member, Jay Pharoah, has already complained about this season. So guys have had to step in to the high heels.
October 14, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The Bohemian Society presented its Spring 2014 collection last Thursday as part of the Los Angeles Fashion Council's Grove-hosted fashion showcase. The inspiration: Designer Victor Wilde offered a single sentence as his Spring 2014 manifesto: "O.W.N. - Own Won Now - Live for the moment. Forget winning, you've won. "  The look: While the brand's familiar repurposed military vibe - parachute fabrics, cargo pocketed pants and the like - was still very much present, the line seems to be continuing its move away from one-off statement pieces and into the realm of more easily produced cut-and-sew garments.
October 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS - Step-dancing hijinks, jungles of flowers and enough art world inspiration to fill a Chanel-branded gallery. The spring 2014 collections shown at Paris Fashion Week this fall were entertaining, to say the least. And between philosophical discussions about how best to reinvent old brands for the 21st century, whether what's on the runway should be transporting or merely commercial, and what is going to happen to Louis Vuitton now that artistic director Marc Jacobs has left (Nicolas Ghesquière, late of Balenciaga, is poised to take the helm, rumors say)
October 10, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The fifth annual Red Carpet Green Dress competition, which has designers competing to create eco-friendly fashion that will be showcased in front of millions of eyeballs on the Academy Awards red carpet, gets underway Friday. Founded by Suzy Amis Cameron (wife of director James Cameron), the contest not only provides a high-profile platform for environmentally friendly fashion, but it also serves as a fundraiser for MUSE School CA, a nonprofit, educational organization in Malibu Canyon that was founded by Amis Cameron and her sister, Rebecca Amis.
October 3, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A high school student who grabbed a National Rifle Assn. T-shirt in her hurry to find something to wear to school was confronted by campus officials who forced the student to remove her shirt or face disciplinary action , the girl's parents said. Haley Bullwinkle complied with the demand, took off the white T-shirt in the health office and put on a school shirt that officials at Canyon High in Anaheim gave her, but came home confused and frightened, said the girl's father, who said he received the shirt when he joined the NRA. "I felt like they were violating my rights, my freedom of speech," the sophomore said.
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