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February 11, 2011 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's jarring, at first, to hear Romans speak with American accents in "The Eagle. " But that sly twist on sword-and-sandals convention makes perfect sense, lending a 21st century perspective on empire to this 2nd century drama. If only more of the film felt as fresh. Director Kevin Macdonald, who has explored extreme personalities in such memorable work as "One Day in September," "Touching the Void" and "The Last King of Scotland," hews so faithfully to genre storytelling in his new feature that it often feels like a missed opportunity.
April 13, 2014 | By David Pierson
The gig: Drinking beer. More precisely, Jeremy Raub runs Eagle Rock Brewery, an artisanal beer maker he co-founded with his wife, Ting Su, in 2009 that helped spark L.A.'s craft suds scene. The company runs a popular taproom at its brewery in Glassell Park where it also offers tours. Raub is opening a second brewery in Eagle Rock that will feature a 50-seat restaurant. It's in the genes: Raub, 39, grew up in Rochester, N.Y., where his father regularly made beer in the family kitchen.
September 29, 2012 | By Melinda Fulmer
Yogis know that breathing is more than a necessity, it's a luxury, especially in times of stress. Just five minutes of deep breathing can calm your mind and diminish the stress-related cortisol hormone coursing through your body. What it does The seated eagle variation, demonstrated here by Tamal Dodge, co-founder of Santa Monica's Yoga Collective and the yogi behind Element's "Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners" DVD, shuts down the fight-or-flight mechanism in the body, taking the edge off so you can make it through that stressful day without losing it. What to do Sit in a cross-legged position, one leg folded over the other.
April 2, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Chip Kelly is just too busy to attend your wedding. It's an excuse we've all tried to use before, but the Philadelphia Eagles coach actually does have a pretty good reason for not witnessing the marriage of two random fans who decided to send him an invitation. A little thing called the NFL draft. Otherwise, he'd be there without hesitation. After all, who doesn't want to spend a Saturday watching two strangers tie the knot? Anyhow, Kelly was gracious enough to send a handwritten RSVP.
September 17, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Every employee union involved in the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways has endorsed the marriage that would create the nation's largest carrier. Well, almost every labor group. The flight attendants for American Eagle, the regional carrier owned by AMR Corp., the parent company of American, are the first employee group speaking out against the merger. The 1,800 flight attendants for the small carrier say they fear their jobs are at risk because of a series of outsourcing plans announced since November.
December 2, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
A young sea eagle stole a wildlife camera in Western Australia seven months ago and flew it nearly 70 miles away, where rangers recently found the purloined video recorder with snippets of outback scenery and a "selfie" of the feathered delinquent. The motion-sensor camera had been set up on the banks of the Margaret River in the Kimberley area in May, intended to record freshwater crocodiles lured to the lens by food left in the vicinity, the Australian Broadcasting Co. reported Monday.
February 5, 2010 | By David Wharton
Seven days before the opening ceremony and George Fitch already detects something missing from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Namely, fun. The last time the world's grandest sporting event touched down on Canadian soil -- at Calgary in 1988 -- Fitch assembled the Jamaican bobsled team, a hobbin', bobbin', T-shirt-sellin' crew that became an overnight sensation and, in time, a Disney movie. "People really liked us," Fitch said. "They saw this was good, this was what the Games were all about."
December 28, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
SALT LAKE CITY - Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career. Bald eagles are dying in Utah - 20 in the last few weeks alone - and nobody can figure out why. Hundreds of the majestic birds - many with wing spans of 7 feet or more - migrate here each winter, gathering along the Great Salt Lake and feasting on carp and other fish that swim in the nearby freshwater bays.
August 11, 1985
I doubt Thomas K. Arnold attended the evening Glenn Frey concert at the Del Mar Fair as he indicated in his article ("Ex-Eagle Frey Can't Fly Solo," July 9). I believe that he attended the afternoon performance, on the same day. I heard negative comments regarding the afternoon concert. Even so, a friend and I were killing time after working at the fair and decided to attend. Well, surprise, surprise! I want to report that there were few comments from Glenn Frey at the evening show.
May 28, 2013 | By August Brown
Laura Marling always had an epic in her. Even from her earliest teenage recordings, such as her 2008 debut, "Alas, I Cannot Swim," her songs had the stuff of myths - suicide, revenge, impossible love. With "Once I Was an Eagle," she's finally made a record that matches the magnitude of her vision, and puts her well ahead of almost any twentysomething singer-songwriter peer working today. The early word on "Eagle" is that Marling recorded the bulk of the album's vocal and guitar parts in a single day. That's a neat talking point, but all it really suggests is that these songs arrived so fully formed in her mind that it took only a few takes apiece to nail them.
March 28, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
DeSean Jackson's run with the Philadelphia Eagles is over. As anticipated, the Eagles released Jackson on Friday after efforts to trade him ultimately were unsuccessful. The wide receiver is coming off his best season in Philadelphia, and is expected to generate plenty of interest in the free-agent market. Jackson, a former Long Beach Poly High and California standout, finished with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013. He was set to earn $10.25 million in 2014 and was under contract with the Eagles through 2016.
March 23, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
The New York Jets are interested in playmaking receiver DeSean Jackson, the former Long Beach Poly High and California standout who is under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles through 2016. Jets owner Woody Johnson, speaking at the NFL owners meeting Sunday in Orlando, Fla., said that the 27-year-old receiver and kick returner was among a group of players in whom the team had an interest. The major issue is the $10.25 million owed to Jackson this season, a cost the Eagles might be willing to shed.
March 13, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Darren Sproles is coming off one of his least productive NFL seasons. But if he can bounce back in 2014, the Philadelphia Eagles may have gotten a huge bargain for the second of their two fifth-round draft picks this year. Sproles is headed to Philadelphia from New Orleans, where he spent the last three seasons after spending the first five of his career in San Diego. Although he's technically a running back, versatility is key to Sproles' game. In 2011, his first season with the Saints, Sproles led the league with 2,696 all-purpose yards - 603 rushing (with two touchdowns)
March 8, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Stewart Ramirez and Judith Espinoza are the king and queen of Eagle Rock basketball after leading the boys' and girls' teams to City Section Division III championships on Saturday. Ramirez scored 35 points in Eagle Rock's 68-56 victory over Hamilton. Espinoza scored 39 points in Eagle Rock's 60-51 win over Garfield.  
March 6, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Climbing routes in the northern part of Joshua Tree National Park have been closed temporarily so as not to disturb a pair of golden eagles nesting in the area. The routes in the Indian Cove area may remain shut as late as mid-June, according to the National Park Service . "The nesting pair appears to have finished constructing a nest, and this area will remain closed until the nest has been abandoned to ensure the protection of the species for the duration of the nesting activities," a park statement says.
March 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Stewart Ramirez scored 24 points to help Eagle Rock defeat Grant, 70-59, in a City Section Division III semifinal on Saturday at Bernstein. Eagle Rock will play Hamilton in next Saturday's 2:15 p.m. final at Roybal. Hamilton defeated No. 1 Huntington Park, 40-39. Daleshaun Jackson scored 20 points and Sherman Cromartie 16 for Grant.  
March 23, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Tiger Woods has stormed back into the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a six-under-par 66 on Saturday during the third round at Bay Hill. The former No. 1 player in the world can reclaim the top spot for the first time since October 2010 with a victory on Sunday. He just happens to be a seven-time champion at Bay Hill, so the odds are very good he will be No. 1 when the new rankings are released Monday. Woods moved into the lead on Saturday with an eagle at No. 16. You can watch him hit his approach shot and make a 20-foot putt in the video below.
June 1, 1989
Question: I have a United States gold $2 1/2 coin dated 1926. It appears to be in excellent condition, with an Indian on one side and an eagle on the other. I would appreciate knowing its value.--S.K. Answer: United States gold coins traditionally are called eagles by collectors. The $20 piece is a double eagle, the $10 is an eagle, the $5 a half eagle and the $2 1/2 a quarter eagle. Quarter eagles are interesting because of the odd denomination and also because they've had a long numismatic run--from 1796 to 1929.
February 15, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas - Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars. Now, an oil and gas boom is transforming the economy of south Texas, turning Carrizo Springs into a busy city of at least 40,000. Texas oil companies, tapping a vast formation called the Eagle Ford shale, have nearly doubled oil production over the last two years and by next year are expected to produce 4 million barrels a day. That would catapult Texas ahead of Iran, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates to become the fifth-biggest oil producer in the world.
February 13, 2014 | By Paresh Dave, This post has been updated and corrected, as indicated in the notes below.
A Maryland teenager is the first openly gay Boy Scout to become an Eagle Scout, the organization's highest rank, according to the advocacy group Scouts for Equality . High school senior Pascal Tessier is already awaiting the next challenge, which will come this summer when he turns 18. Until recently, gays had been barred from the Scouts. After years of debate, the organization eliminated the ban for minors effective Jan. 1, but kept the restriction against adult Scouting leaders.
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