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November 5, 2009 | Patrick Kevin Day
A love for the horror films of the late 1970s and early 1980s fueled writer-director Ti West's precise re-creation of the period in his film "The House of the Devil." But he started with a very odd detail. "The first thing [production designer Jade Healy and I] planned on was using the Coke cups that say Coke really big on the side," he said. The memory of the Coke cups played large in West's self-professed photographic memory of the era, which he bolstered by making extensive lists of items he remembered from his youth.
April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
ON THE MOUND: Hyun-Jin Ryu had another rough day at Dodger Stadium. The left-hander was charged with six runs and nine hits over five innings. Ryu is 0-2 with an 11.08 earned-run average at Dodger Stadium. On the road, he is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA. AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon collected two more hits, raising his average to .353. He also stole his 13th base, which leads the major leagues. Gordon put the Dodgers in front, 1-0, in the first inning when he scored on a single by Adrian Gonzalez.
March 23, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz.  -- The Angels can score in bunches, as they showed again Friday, when they amassed nine runs for the second straight game. The question is, will they have enough pitching to win high-scoring games? They didn't in Friday's 13-9 loss to Kansas City, when C.J. Wilson was rocked for eight runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings, and they didn't in Thursday night's 10-9 loss to Texas, when Jerome Williams couldn't make it out of the second inning. The Angels have a 7.26 earned-run average in 25 spring games - a full run worse than any team in baseball - and of their five starters, only Joe Blanton has had a decent spring.
April 23, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The number that matters most is not 500. The number that matters most is 0. That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols. He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in Washington on Tuesday night after he hit his 500th home run. But the Angels are not paying him a quarter-billion dollars for reminders of how great he was when he played for the St. Louis Cardinals. INTERACTIVE: Compare salaries on Angels, Nationals If that really is the classic Pujols back at-bat, that would be a big swing toward an October different from the last two, when he and the Angels stayed home and the Pujols-less Cardinals advanced deep into the playoffs.
February 26, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Pitchers Name; School; Cl; Comment Cody Buckel; Royal; senior. Pepperdine signee doesn't make mistakes. Dylan Covey; Maranatha; senior. Could be top 10 draft pick in June. Ryon Healy; Crespi; senior. Oregon signee was 11-0 with 1.81 ERA. .Henry Owens; Edison; Junior Went 10-1 with 0.98 ERA as a sophomore Aaron Sanchez; Barstow; senior. Oregon signee was AFLAC Al-American. Peter Tago; Dana Hills; senior. UCLA commit is pro prospect.
December 6, 1992
Commendations to KCOP for airing National Geographic's "Superliners: Twilight of an Era" (Oct. 18). It covered a period when the only way to Europe was by sea. Frank Argall, Sherman Oaks
February 16, 1997
Re: "Clash Couture," (Style, Dec. 22): Sorry, I can't appreciate it. I guess I was brought up in an era that was just too clash conscious. Dick Hirsch Silverado
October 5, 2002 | Bill Shaikin
ANGELS' JARROD WASHBURN (0-0, 5.14 ERA in playoffs) vs. YANKEES' DAVID WELLS (19-7, 3.75 ERA in season) Edison Field, 1 p.m. TV--Channel 11. Radio--KLAC (570), XPRS (1090). Update--Washburn will start on three days' rest for the second time this season; he pitched eight shutout innings at Oakland on three days' rest last month. He started the first game of this series and received no decision, pitching seven innings and giving up four runs, all on home runs--solo shots by Derek Jeter and Rondell White and a two-run homer by Jason Giambi.
May 19, 1997 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
DODGERS' RAMON MARTINEZ (3-2, 3.79 ERA) vs. EXPOS' JEFF JUDEN (3-0, 4.58 ERA) Olympic Stadium, Montreal, 10:30 a.m. PDT Radio--KABC (790 AM), KWKW (1330 AM). * UPDATE: Martinez is off to a slow start, but the Dodgers have gone 7-2 in the nine games he has started. The Dodgers were shut out the only two times they have lost in Martinez's starts. Martinez, the only Dodger starter with an earned-run average higher than 3.00, has a 7.36 ERA in his last four starts.
June 29, 1989 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Padre Manager Jack McKeon confirmed late Wednesday that the team had traded pitcher Greg Booker, McKeon's son-in-law, to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named. The player is believed to be Fred Toliver, 1-3, 7.76 ERA, who has yet to clear waivers. If left unclaimed by this afternoon, Toliver will be joining the Padres Friday in St. Louis. Booker, who has not appeared in a game since June 9, was almost traded a month ago in a deal with the Chicago Cubs that would have also involved outfielder Carmelo Martinez, infielder Randy Ready and prospects in a package that would have brought shortstop Shawon Dunston.
April 23, 2014 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - It has come to this: California politics have become so one-sided that the only half-way intriguing statewide races this spring are for two largely ministerial jobs. One is secretary of state. The other is state controller. Both are pretty mundane. The secretary of state oversees elections and maintains public databases on campaign contributions and lobbyists' spending. The office also processes a lot of business-related stuff. Sounds simple. But under termed-out Democrat Debra Bowen, few things seemingly have been simple.
April 22, 2014 | Helene Elliott
The Kings tried to reestablish their identity Tuesday and climb back into their first-round playoff series against San Jose. However, the resilient but still-flawed performance now leaves them facing an early end to their season. And, maybe, to an era. It wasn't enough that they shook off the two beatdowns they had absorbed in the first two games at San Jose and put together strong stretches Tuesday at Staples Center. Patrick Marleau's backhander off the stick of Kings defenseman Slava Voynov 6 minutes and 20 seconds into overtime gave San Jose a 4-3 victory and put the Kings on the brink of being swept out of the playoffs.
April 21, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Robin Williams, star of the sitcom “The Crazy Ones,” sold a house this year in the Hollywood Hills  for $869,000, The Times has confirmed. A brick walkway leads to the entry and a brick stoop. The tidy two-bedroom has a Roaring '20s ambience with an arched front door accented by painted bricks in a starburst pattern. Interior archways, hardwood floors, high ceilings and built-in bookcases continue the vibe indoors. The 1,318 square feet of living space includes a screening room, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and 1.5 bathrooms.
April 17, 2014 | Shan Li
Commuters at Union Station in downtown L.A. got an early look Wednesday at the first edition of the Los Angeles Register. A small group of reporters and editors wearing T-shirts stating "A New Voice in L.A. " handed out copies to commuters emerging from trains and subways on their way to work. The paper is the latest effort by Aaron Kushner, co-owner of parent company Freedom Communications Inc., to push his belief that print still sells well in the modern era of digital media.
April 15, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic

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It's the beginning of a new era for mall mega-brand Banana Republic . It was announced today that the brand's new creative director will be Marissa Webb , a veteran of J. Crew, who has her own casual contemporary label that is sold in stores such as Barneys New York. Webb replaces Simon Kneen, who was with Banana Republic from 2009 to December 2013, during which time the core collections became increasingly dull, and the brand lost ground to J. Crew, H&M and other specialty retailers.
April 14, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
At the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department headquarters, a winding hallway leads to an unexpected oasis. Surrounded by trees, with a built-in grill and tables, the patio is an ideal place for a barbecue. Until recently, though, only a select few enjoyed it, smoking cigars and fashioning it into their own private hangout. In his first week as interim sheriff, John Scott announced that the cigar patio, as it was called, would be open to all employees. A contest would be held to choose a new name and smoking would no longer be allowed.
February 13, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Bishop Montgomery and USC pitcher Bill Bordley is one of the newest inductees for the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Bordley, a 1976 Bishop Montgomery grad, was an outstanding left-handed pitcher. In two years at USC, he went 26-2 with a 2.58 ERA. He led Bishop Montgomery to a section title in 1975, going 16-1 with an 0.45 ERA.  
August 3, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers acquired a starting pitcher from the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, but it wasn't Cliff Lee. They instead traded for Joe Blanton. The Dodgers will send the Phillies a player to be named later. Blanton, 31, figures to move into the Dodgers rotation and replace rookie Stephen Fife. Blanton is 8-9 with a 4.59 earned-run average this season. His 22 home runs allowed are tied for most in the National League with Mike Minor of the Atlanta Braves. Blanton is 81-71 with a  4.35 ERA over nine major league seasons.
April 14, 2014 | By Jonathan Turley
In the late 1960s, a charismatic vice president at Ford Motor Co. decided to bring out a low-priced car that could be produced for little money while bringing in huge profits. The executive's name was Lee Iacocca, and the Ford Pinto he championed became one of the most infamous models in U.S. automotive history. Why? Because to save money, Ford released a car that could explode in even low-speed rear-end collisions. I still teach the Pinto case to my law students as an example of how profits sometimes overwhelm principle.
April 8, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
It could always be worse. The Lakers could have been pounded into a sad corner of team history with Dwight Howard in Houston's lineup. So they got hit with the next worst thing, losing to the Rockets without the injured Howard, 145-130, and clinching their most miserable win-loss record since moving to Los Angeles in 1960. With four games to go, the Lakers (25-53) already outdid the 1974-75 team that went 30-52. The Lakers keep seeking stability, a main reason team executives Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak recently sat down with Kobe Bryant for a clear-the-air meeting, The Times has learned.
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