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September 18, 2012 | By Peter Pae
The Anschutz Co., run by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz, is selling its AEG subsidiary, a sports and entertainment conglomerate that owns the Staples Centerand the Los Angeles Kings. The sale is likely to spark a billion-dollar bidding war for some of the sports and entertainment world's glitziest properties. Here is a partial list of AEG's assets: Entertainment venues: Staples Center, Los Angeles The O2, London Home Depot Center, Carson Best Buy Theater, Times Square, New York Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Ore. Target Center, Minneapolis Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia Sports interests: Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Kings L.A. Galaxy Concerts and special events: Coachella Music & Arts Festival Stagecoach New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival ALSO: L.A. officials react to news of AEG being put up for sale Owner of Staples Center and Los Angeles Kings is put up for sale Proposal for downtown L.A. NFL stadium advances to City Council
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SPORTS
July 11, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
John Rocker, the hard-throwing left-handed reliever who often opened his mouth and inserted his foot while playing in the majors, was at it again this week, saying baseball was more entertaining and a better game when players were using performance-enhancing drugs. Rocker, whose rants in the past were sometimes racist and usually offensive, told a CBS Sports Radio show on WRKR-FM in Cleveland on Tuesday that people were getting their money's worth when the players were juiced. “Honestly, and this may go against what some people think from an ethical standpoint, I think it was the better game," Rocker said of the steroids era. "At the end of the day when people are paying their $80, $120 whatever it may be, to buy their ticket and come watch that game, it's almost like the circus is in town.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2012 | By David Sarno
If there's a brawl between Silicon Valley and Hollywood to be California's marquee industry, it looks like the geeks have come out on top. More than 65% of those surveyed in the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll said the technology industry was more important to the state's economy than entertainment, perhaps showing that SoCal's famous vixens and heartthrobs are losing the battle for screen time to NorCal's search engines and social networks....
BUSINESS
November 8, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Microsoft Corp., looking to build anticipation for the new Xbox One video game console, emphasized the entertainment features of the device. The struggling Seattle technology giant has been positioning the successor to its Xbox 360 as an all-in-one entertainment system that will enable users to quickly switch from playing games to watching television to listening to music - and back again - by using their voice. "One of the goals we have for Xbox One is for it to be the games and entertainment system for people in their homes," Xbox Marketing Director Jose Pinero said as he demonstrated the new features this week in Venice.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll The Xbox One - scheduled to come out Nov. 22 - seeks to improve on the cumbersome electronic program guides and remote controls that people use to make viewing selections with a new type of navigation.  The Kinect controller recognizes a user when he or she enters the room, and it automatically fills the screen with that person's favorite channels, applications or games.
TRAVEL
August 1, 2010 | By Beverly Beyette, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's hard to argue with NCL's description of its Epic as "the world's largest floating entertainment venue." "The entertainment was superior to any other ship I've sailed on," said Harry Soileau, a retired Navy man living in Las Vegas and a six-time cruise-taker. Others echoed that sentiment. But if you're planning a cruise, book the shows ahead. Showrooms are on the small side, long waiting lines are not uncommon and top attractions such as Blue Man Group and Cirque Dreams and Dinner sell out quickly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2001
Re "Verdict In on High-Tech Courtroom Presentations," April 2. "Find Him Guilty" projected large and colorful on the courtroom wall. Ventura County prosecutors' bloated budget allows them to use the latest in high technology to exploit the synergy of entertainment and the lust to punish. We've seen this before. For a rather blunt but enlightening look at the punishment-entertainment correlation pick up a copy of the recently published book "Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
New York-based entertainment reporter Julie Chang will join Fox 11's "Good Day L.A. " as the morning show's entertainment reporter and anchor. Chang will join anchors Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone. Chang, who most recently worked for Fox-owned WNYW Fox 5, will also be the entertainment reporter for "Fox 11 Morning News. " Kevin Hale, vice president and general manager of KTTV Fox 11, said "Julie's spontaneous style and engaging manner will certainly be an asset to 'Good Day' and 'Fox 11 Morning News.' Her reporting goes beyond the predictable facts and interviews, taking viewers on a suspenseful ride, filled with genuine energy and a sense of humor all her own. " The hiring of Chang is the latest revamp in the newscast since the recent departures of co-anchors Dorothy Lucey and Jillian (Barberie)
BUSINESS
July 8, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Greyhound Lines, the bus service that launched nearly 100 years ago, is shifting into the 21st century by adding free onboard entertainment and wireless Internet services. The Dallas-based company announced Monday the launch of an onboard system that allows passengers to surf the Web, watch movies, listen to music and play games on their own electronic devices. The service is beginning on the company's premium Greyhound Express service between Dallas and Houston as a six-month pilot program, with an expansion to other areas expected later this year.
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