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January 17, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Powerful spotlights illuminated a fresh coat of red paint, stately Roman-style columns and a renewed sense of possibility as concert-goers filed into the grand opening of the newly renovated Forum in Inglewood. "It's awesome," Leslie Yamamoto, 30, and sister Kristy, 23, said almost in unison. They'd come from Lomita with their parents Wednesday night to see the Eagles open a six-night run. "We used to come here as kids," Leslie said. "A lot of memories are coming back. " Home of the Southland's top concerts and sporting events for more than three decades, the Forum lost its luster, its resident teams and most of its revenue when Staples Center opened downtown in 1999.
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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)
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SPORTS
December 21, 2009
Key: Donovan McNabb threw for one touchdown and ran for another, DeSean Jackson had 140 yards receiving and a touchdown, and Philadelphia clinched a playoff spot. Frank Gore ran for 107 yards, becoming the first player to surpass 100 yards against the Eagles in 24 games. Eagles said: "It's always good to clinch a spot early, but we're still going to put our foot on the pedal." -- McNabb 49ers said: "Obviously, it was not our best performance." -- Coach Mike Singletary, whose club committed four turnovers
SPORTS
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.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Throughout the history of Southern California rock, two bands have loomed largest in America's popular imagination: the Beach Boys and the Eagles.  While the Beach Boys presented a more wholesome lifestyle involving fun (fun, fun), surfing, and chasing girls, the Eagles sold more records, attracted more groupies, preferred dusk to midday and smoked more pot. Or, as Glenn Frey said during the Eagles' return to the Forum on Wednesday: "The Beach Boys were pioneers. The Eagles were settlers.
SPORTS
November 8, 2009
Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play announcer and Cris Collinsworth provides the color commentary for tonight's Dallas at Philadelphia game (5:15 p.m., Channel 4): Michaels says ... You never would have thought three or four weeks ago that this would be the game of the week. But you know what? It's the game of the week. You were looking at both these teams and wondering if they could stay within hailing distance of the Giants, and now you've got a situation where the Giants are in third place.
SPORTS
August 20, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
One of the biggest mysteries this NFL season is what type of offense first-year Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly will run. Now we have a bit of a hint. Kelly named Michael Vick the Eagles' starting quarterback Tuesday, giving him the nod over Nick Foles and dark-horse rookie Matt Barkley. The coach had been expected to announce a starter for the exhibition game against Jacksonville, but instead named Vick the permanent No. 1 quarterback. “It's not a one-game trial basis,” Kelly said, according to USA Today.
SPORTS
July 31, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has apologized for using a racial epithet in a video that surfaced Wednesday and immediately went viral. In what looks to be a video shot with a cellphone , an agitated Cooper says, “I will jump that fence and fight every … in here,” using a slur for a black person. The video, which reportedly was shot June 8 at a Kenny Chesney concert at Lincoln Financial Field, first appeared on CrossingBroad.com. Cooper, who is a key player for a team that just lost receiver Jeremy Maclin to a season-ending knee injury, released an apology through the team and on Twitter: “I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself,” he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Here's a twist: a situation where a trip to Las Vegas is the safe bet for anyone who doesn't want to gamble. The Eagles will be hitting the road for a summer tour in the wake of the “History of the Eagles” documentary now running on Showtime, and tickets for the first round of shows will become available first to American Express cardholders on March 23, and then go on general sale March 28. The first 11 shows, however, include no stops in Southern California, but constitute a run through the nine Eastern states and Ontario, beginning July 6 in Louisville, Ky., and concluding July 25 in Bethel, N.Y. The only date west of the Mississippi that the long-running country-rock band has on the books for now is March 23 at the MGM Grand's Garden Arena.
NEWS
December 22, 2013 | By L.A. at Home staff
Fans of handmade design who fear the window has closed on ordering from Etsy or other online sources, you have hope: The push to add more original artisan goods to store shelves means you just might be able to find the work of folks such as Melissa Tolar and Jonathan Ballak in a last-minute run to brick-and-mortar boutiques. Working under the name A Question of Eagles , Tolar and Ballak have a line of gift-able ceramics, quilts and jewelry. We first saw their work at the Eastside Handmade pop-up, but their website also lists Los Angeles and San Francisco stores that carry their work.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NATIONAL
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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A tanker truck that overturned near the 2 Freeway in Eagle Rock early Wednesday left plenty to cry about after sending its load of milk down an embankment. The truck veered over the side of the transition road from the eastbound 134 Freeway to the southbound 2 Freeway at about 3:30 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy. The No. 4 lane on the southbound 2 Freeway was also closed as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Television news footage showed the driver of the truck limping away with the help of paramedics.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2014 | David Lazarus
Christian Staack was totally stoked about seeing the Eagles in concert at the Forum. More than a month before the Jan. 24 gig, he went to Ticketmaster's website and spent about an hour picking the perfect seat, one that afforded a head-on view of the stage plus full stereo sound. He paid $184 for the ticket, plus $30 in fees and $25 for parking. Staack ended up in a lousy seat on the extreme side of the stage, and his request for a partial refund was denied by the Forum's owner, Madison Square Garden Co. How that happened speaks volumes about the indifference with which some companies feel they can treat customers.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Three of the Eagles, the band that will kick off a new era of concert-going at the Forum in Inglewood when it reopens Jan. 15, waxed nostalgic about their own experiences at the 45-year-old facility that's being reinvigorated to the tune of nearly $100 million by Madison Square Garden Co . “It was always a great-sounding room,” founding guitarist, singer and songwriter Glenn Frey told The Times moments before taking the dais to address a...
SPORTS
December 12, 2012
CINCINNATI (7-6) AT PHILADELPHIA (4-9) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 PST. Line: Bengals by 4. Over/Under: 45 1/2. Sam Farmer's pick: The Eagles are still making critical turnovers, even in Sunday's big win, and they're blowing coverages almost every week. Playoffs are within Bengals' reach. Bengals 28, Eagles 21.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
If the Seattle Seahawks' ferocious defense isn't enough to make Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning sweat on Super Bowl Sunday, how about the prospect of allowing a city's museum-goers to get thrown for another loss? Besides the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a sterling silver football on a pedestal, and immeasurable bragging rights, the teams will be playing for the artistic gratification of their respective citizens, thanks to a bet between the directors of the Seattle Art Museum and Denver Art Museum.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
The stock of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. slumped Thursday in the wake of the abrupt resignation of the retailer's chief executive, Robert Hanson, who had held the post for almost two years. The teen apparel merchant said late Wednesday that Executive Chairman Jay L. Schottenstein, who was chief executive from March 1992 to December 2002, will temporarily fill the post. The company said it would start looking for a permanent replacement. Executive Creative Director Roger S. Markfield, who is also vice chairman, agreed to delay his planned retirement and continue in his roles, according to American Eagle.
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