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February 13, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia -- Drew Doughty went to the Vancouver Olympics four years ago as a spare defenseman and came back a star -- and with a gold medal. Something about playing under the most intense pressure and scrutiny seems to bring out the best in the Kings' franchise defenseman, and he showed that again Thursday. Doughty set up a goal and scored a highlight-film goal himself as Team Canada held off pesky Norway, 3-1, at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in...
February 8, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
The post-and-beam Leff/Florsheim house was restored and updated a decade ago using the original plans and footprint. A row of exterior beams at the entrance, resembling spider legs, are a design signature of the architect, Donald A. Wexler. Inside, floor-to-ceiling glass walls bring in views of the surrounding mountains and swimming pool area. Location: 362 W. Via Sol, Palm Springs 92262 Asking price: $2.899 million Year built: 1957 House size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,540 square feet Lot size: 13,504 square feet Features: Walled and gated, atriums, open floor plan, den/office, white terrazzo floors, beamed ceilings, fireplace, swimming pool, spa, fire pit, outdoor living room with fountain, outdoor dining area.
January 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Leonardo DiCaprio will be pulling double duty at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, as a nominee and now as a presenter. Alongside "The Wolf of Wall Street" star, who is up for best actor in a musical or comedy, Drew Barrymore has also been tapped to hand out a prize. DiCaprio and Barrymore join previously announced presenters Ben Affleck, Kevin Bacon, Julie Bowen, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Channing Tatum, Uma Thurman, Emma Watson and Reese Witherspoon, among others.
January 9, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Actress, director, producer, winemaker and Flower Beauty entrepreneur Drew Barrymore is adding another job to her resume. Beginning today, Barrymore will be editor-at-large at  Refinery29 , contributing stories monthly to the online style publication that claims more than 8 million unique viewers per month. "The Internet terrifies me because I just don't feel like I grew up with technology," Barrymore said by phone earlier this week. "However, I love the aspect of a library of information at your fingertips, guides and how tos, lists and best ofs. Refinery has all that.
January 7, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was sleeping soundly, so much so that he didn't hear his phone go off  Tuesday morning. After all, it was early. About 6:45. Half an hour or so later, Doughty reached the man who had some important information, Boston General Manager Peter Chiarelli, a member of Team Canada's selection committee for the Olympics. Doughty will be heading to the Olympics for Canada for the second time in his young career. Unlike four years ago when he made it, Doughty was considered a lock for Team Canada, which was announced Tuesday morning.
January 2, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
ST. LOUIS - Kings defenseman Drew Doughty recalled how he got the news about making Team Canada for the 2010 Olympics and it sounded as if it happened just the other day. Not four years ago. “They told us to keep our phones on,” Doughty said. “So I had to put it on loud before I went to bed and it woke me up with a phone call. We were actually in Calgary. I'll always remember that.” Doughty was talking after Thursday's morning skate here. Canada will name its Olympic squad on Tuesday, and meanwhile, two Kings players, captain Dustin Brown and goalie Jonathan Quick were named to the U.S. team on Wednesday.
January 2, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
ST. LOUIS - Their swagger had already taken hits before the Christmas break and now the Kings' once-supreme self-confidence has absorbed blow after blow. And now, the Kings' confidence has gone missing in the locker room and on the ice during a five-game losing streak. The dismal state of affairs was underlined by a 5-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night at Scottrade Center. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter pulled rookie goalie Martin Jones in the second period after the Blues' second goal at 11 minutes 41 seconds and replaced him with Ben Scrivens, who gave up a goal on the first shot he faced and let in two more goals in the third period.
January 1, 2014 | Sam Farmer
The Philadelphia Eagles will play host to the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night in the first round of the NFL playoffs. The game will feature a quarterback duel between No. 9 from Westlake High in Austin, Texas, and … No. 9 from Westlake High in Austin, Texas. Not only do they share the same number, but Drew Brees of the Saints and Nick Foles of the Eagles share the same high school alma mater. It's the Halley's Comet of NFL coincidences, with the last such occurrence being in 1974, when Pittsburgh played Buffalo in a first-round game showcasing the Steelers' Terry Bradshaw and the quarterback who succeeded him at Woodlawn High in Shreveport, La., Joe Ferguson of the Bills.
December 30, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
CHICAGO -- Defenseman Drew Doughty was pondering why the Kings have had so much trouble against the Blackhawks in Chicago. Then again, who hasn't? The Kings are hardly alone as plenty of teams have struggled at the United Center. "In the past, our team hasn't really shown up for most games at the 'Madhouse,' here or whatever it's called," he said after Monday's morning skate. "We need to be able to show up. We have to be able to beat them in this rink and we haven't in the last five years.
December 12, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Robert J. Lopez
Only hours after halting the Los Angeles Fire Department's public information Twitter feed, city officials reversed course Thursday and announced they would resume publishing details about the department's response to life-and-death emergencies via social media and again release 911 audio recordings and database records that capture its performance. Earlier in the day, fire officials messaged that they were putting the department's social media accounts on "hiatus" and no longer releasing records that show how rescuers respond to calls for help.
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