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April 9, 2010
Galaxy tonight AT HOUSTON When: 5:30 PDT. Where: Robertson Stadium. On the air: TV: FS West (delayed until 10 p.m.); Radio: 1150, 1330. Records: Galaxy 2-0, Dynamo 1-0-1. Record vs. Dynamo (2009): 1-0-1. Update: The Galaxy plays on the road for the first time this season. Last year, the teams met in the Western Conference final after tying for the conference lead during the regular season. But the Galaxy is catching the Dynamo at a good time since Houston, already missing Brian Ching (hamstring strain)
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February 26, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Mr. Smiley Face came to town, providing DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers a chance to do their usual thing against the Houston Rockets. Have a nice day. Dwight Howard actually didn't look happy for most of the Rockets' 101-93 loss Wednesday night at Staples Center, perhaps mindful that he was not the best defensive player on the floor. That title went to Jordan, a 6-foot-11, 265-pound block of granite with an equally massive accelerator. He was citius , altius , fortius without needing a passport to Sochi.
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May 3, 2008 | Lisa Dillman
at Houston, 5:30 PDT, FSN West (8:30, tape delay) Site -- Robertson Stadium Radio -- 690. Records -- Chivas 1-3-1, Dynamo, 0-2-3. Record vs. Dynamo (2007) -- 0-2-1. Update -- The Dynamo is searching for its first win in 2008, and Chivas USA's drought in Houston extends a bit longer, having never won there, going 0-4-1. Of shorter-term note, Chivas USA has lost its last three games. The Dynamo will be without defender Eddie Robinson, who will be serving the first of a three-game suspension for violent contact with Tyson Wahl of Kansas City last Saturday.
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September 20, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
CHIVAS USA AT HOUSTON When: 5:30 p.m. PDT. Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston. On the air: TV: KDOC, KWHY; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 6-15-8, Dynamo 11-10-7. Record vs. Dynamo (2012): 0-1-0. Update: This is the only regular-season game between Chivas USA, which is in last place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, and the Houston Dynamo, which is in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. In their only meeting last year, which was the season opener, Houston defeated Chivas USA, 1-0, at StubHub Center.
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February 25, 1996
As a constituent of the late Congressman Phillip Burton and a volunteer worker in his campaigns, I am surprised that Ted Simon's review of John Jacob's biography (Jan. 14) made no mention of the dynamo behind Burton's career, his wife Sala Burton. It was common knowledge among activists in California Democratic politics during the mid-'50s and '60s that had it not been for Sala Burton's support, guidance and practical intelligence, the commendabl career of Phillip Burton mightnever have gotten off the ground.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1988
To rebut the two letters of May 7 in favor of all-terrain vehicles being allowed in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: Camping here seemed like the best time and place to answer those letters, and sure enough, it was. I met a man named Slim and his horse Dynamo at the south end of the park on their way to Riverside, so when Richard Fisher writes that a motor vehicle is necessary to enjoy the primitive state, he's wrong; and wrong again when he...
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July 23, 2011
Chivas USA tonight VS. HOUSTON When: 7:30. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: FS West, KWHY; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 5-7-8; Houston 5-6-9. Record vs. Houston: 0-1-0. Update: Chivas' 2-1 defeat against the Dynamo on June 11 was more lopsided than the score indicates. It won't help that forward Ben Zemanski is listed as doubtful after injuring his left ankle during a scrimmage Tuesday. That leaves Chivas especially short up front while the team continues to seek a striker on the international trade market.
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March 29, 2008 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
A highly regarded female police officer has been accepted into the training program for the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first woman officer to join the elite, insular group since its formation more than 35 years ago. Jennifer Grasso, 36, is one of 13 LAPD officers selected for spots in the department's 12-week training school, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, according to an internal LAPD email obtained by The Times.
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September 14, 2013 | Steve Lopez
It's a short ride from L.A.'s skid row to Hollywood, but throw in a detour and a few bumps and the journey can take six months, as it did for my friend Nathaniel Ayers. The Juilliard-trained musician had been ensconced in the same downtown apartment for seven years, but things weren't working out, and it was time to move on. That was his landlord's opinion and mine, too. But Mr. Ayers insisted he was staying put, end of discussion. His apartment was his sanctuary, and few people were allowed into his space for inspections or anything else.
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May 5, 2013 | By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times
The give-away for fans at the Galaxy game Sunday night was a Landon Donovan bobblehead doll. But for Donovan, what mattered was the penalty kick that got away. Donovan failed to convert his second consecutive penalty kick and the Houston Dynamo defeated the Galaxy, 1-0, in front of 20,071 at a chilly Home Depot Center. BOX SCORE: Houston 1, Galaxy 0 The victory gave Houston some solace after the Galaxy defeated the Dynamo in the MLS Cup to win the league championship the last two years, with the Galaxy winning both titles at home.
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March 16, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
For movie musical lovers in general and gay men of a certain age in particular, Judy Garland represents the alpha and omega of stardom. So it was with some trepidation that I knocked on the apartment door of Tracie Bennett, the English actress who has been uncannily transforming herself into Garland in "End of the Rainbow," Peter Quilter's musical drama about the final chapter of Garland's life. Garland died tragically in 1969 at age 47. Bennett, just over the half-century mark yet still vibrating with pixieish vitality, is the next best thing to a fantasy meeting with the icon.
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December 1, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times
How they match up Both teams followed difficult paths to get here. The Galaxy was in last place in the Western Conference in June but lost just four times in its final 21 regular-season games to earn a wild-card berth. Then the team came from behind to beat Vancouver and San Jose in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Houston, meanwhile, earned the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot by losing just once in the last five weeks of the season. The Dynamo then upset Chicago, Sporting Kansas City and D.C. United to reach the title game for the second straight year.
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December 1, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Landon Donovan hasn't decided yet whether the Major League Soccer Cup final on Saturday will be his last game with the Galaxy. But if that proves to be the case, he picked up a nice parting gift on his way out the door while giving the team and a record Home Depot Center crowd of 30,510 something by which to remember him. Because it was Donovan's penalty-kick goal in the 65th minute that snapped a tie and sent the Galaxy on the way to its second consecutive...
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November 30, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
One is a team of superstars led by David Beckham and Landon Donovan, probably the closest thing soccer has to household names in this country. The other is a team of unsung grinders, probably the closest thing soccer has to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Galaxy is sleek but temperamental, like an expensive sports car. The Houston Dynamo is dull but dependable, like a well-worn pick-up truck. Yet for all their differences, the two teams who will meet in Saturday's MLS Cup final at the Home Depot Center also have a lot in common - starting with ownership.
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November 8, 2012 | Wire reports
Mario Martinez ended a season-long scoring drought for the Seattle Sounders against Real Salt Lake when he found the net in the 81st minute, helping Seattle advance to the Western Conference final with a 1-0 victory Thursday night at Sandy, Utah, after the teams played to a scoreless tie in the first leg of their series. The third-seeded Sounders scored for the first time in five games against Real Salt Lake this season, including the opener of this semifinal Nov. 2 at Seattle.
HEALTH
October 13, 2012 | By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times
Shari and Judi Zucker became vegetarians as teenagers, shared high school records in the mile and two-mile and became authors together at 17. "We've been walking our talk - running our talk - since we were 16," says Judi. Their first book, "How to Survive Snack Attacks Naturally," was featured in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 10, 1984. Even then it was clear why their father, publicist Irwin Zucker, named them the Double Energy Twins - which conveniently has become http://www.doubleenergytwins.com.
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