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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Those pressed to defend John Wayne's legacy in Newport Beach are quick to point to the evidence that his name still stands strong in the seaside town: He's buried here, his old boat still bobs in the water, and the county airport is named in his memory. But Wayne's burial place remained unmarked for nearly 20 years. His boat has been sold off. And the airport has been a source of annoyance to his old neighbors for decades. Now another, smaller piece of Wayne's legacy is being erased in the city where he once lived and partied.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Another piece of John Wayne's legacy is being erased in the seaside town where he once lived and partied. Duke's Place, a Balboa Bay Club lounge known for its strong drinks and pub-style fare, is shedding the actor's name . When the tavern opened, long after Wayne's death, it was seen as an ode to the actor, its walls decorated with his image, its martinis strong, as he would have preferred. Wayne was a regular at the members-only club in Newport Beach and lived nearby in a mansion that overlooked the harbor, where he anchored his 130-foot boat, a former mine sweeper he christened the Wild Goose.
NATIONAL
October 26, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
Detroit has once again been in the headlines as the city and its creditors battle in court over whether the city is eligible to receive bankruptcy protection. Municipal bankruptcy, like just about everything else that contains the word "municipal" or has anything to do with lawyers, is complicated. We checked in with Detroit lawyer Nathan Resnick, a municipal bankruptcy expert, and with his help we'll try to explain what an ongoing court hearing means, and where Detroit stands in its efforts to turn around its finances.
WORLD
October 4, 2013 | By Ralph Jennings
TAIPEI, Taiwan - When Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged blows in August, two of them rolled around on the floor, locked in some sort of amateur wrestling hold. Another one pulled up his sleeves to show off his biceps. A ruling party legislator cast an arc of water on an opposition rival who had commandeered the podium in the wood-paneled, arena-like assembly room with its doors tied shut. Gridlock in Congress shut down much of the U.S. government this week for the first time in 17 years, but legislators in Taiwan have been known to sometimes duke out their disputes.
SPORTS
October 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
USC freshman guard Kahlil Dukes from Hartford, Conn., and 7-foot center D.J. Haley, a senior from Palmdale who transferred from Virginia Commonwealth, missed practice Friday with minor injuries. The 5-foot-11 Dukes has a strained left hamstring and Haley a sprained neck. Coach Andy Enfield expects both to be ready by mid-to-late October. USC's opening game is at Utah State is Nov. 8. ALSO: Alex Rodriguez sues MLB, says Bud Selig is out to destroy him Angels slugger Albert Pujols sues Jack Clark over PED allegations Dusty Baker won't return as Cincinnati Reds manager, report says  
SPORTS
September 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Davis Koppenhaver, a Newhall Hart tight end who caught 11 passes against Chaminade, has committed to Duke. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
The Norton Simon Museum will soon add a Goya to its collection,  if only temporarily. The Pasadena institution announced Wednesday that it will exhibit “Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna,” a large-scale portrait by the 18th-century master Francisco de Goya y Lucientes,  for roughly three months beginning in December. The 1790s portrait, on loan from the Frick Collection in New York through an exchange program, joins three other Goya paintings and one drawing in Norton Simon's permanent collection.
NEWS
August 7, 2013 | By Jon Healey
The longer CBS and Time Warner Cable continue to fight over retransmission fees, the more calls there will be for government to intervene on behalf of Time Warner customers who've been cruelly denied their right to watch "Under the Dome" and "Ray Donovan. " But this is one instance in which lawmakers and regulators should ignore the cries from the grass roots and consumer advocates. To do otherwise would be to deny CBS the leverage it should rightfully have in the dispute. That's true even though CBS is going to some unusual lengths to assert that leverage.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Keyboardist George Duke, one of the pioneers of the jazz fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the late 1960s and 1970s, died Monday night in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his record label announced. He was 67. In a career stretching over five decades, Duke collaborated with an array of other musicians, among them Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Barry Manilow, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Jarreau, Don Ellis, Cannonball Adderly, Nancy Wilson and Joe Williams.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Keyboardist George Duke, one of the pioneers of the jazz-fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the late 1960s and 1970s, died Monday in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his record label announced. He was 67. The Northern California native was one of the leading forces in bringing jazz and rock together, genres that not only were typically separate in the 1950s and early '60s, but whose proponents often were philosophically at odds.
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