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January 9, 2014 |
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant stared in disbelief Tuesday at a list of hundreds of Department of Water and Power employees who have asked that their names and salaries be withheld from the public, citing safety concerns. On the list were mechanics, typists and meter readers. "This is frivolous on its face; I mean, these are DWP employees," Chalfant said, noting that the names of government employees are public and even undercover police officers have a hard time demonstrating they would be in danger if their names appeared on a list of department employees.
December 13, 2013 |
OKLAHOMA CITY - Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni had a suggestion for Pau Gasol and any other Lakers who didn't like their role in his offense. "Everybody, to a man, we've just got to play harder and worry about things less," he said Friday before the Lakers played Oklahoma City. "That's one thing, if they just don't want to do it that way. Then you have to accept it or not. But there's no reason to not play hard. " Most players like D'Antoni's high-scoring scheme, but Gasol told The Times on Thursday that he felt less aggressive because D'Antoni kept him too far from the basket.
November 28, 2013 |
Quarterback Brett Hundley's sophomore season at UCLA has been just that … a sophomore season. The "ooohs" and "aaahs" that followed his breakout freshman season have subsided a little. Hundley threw for a school record 3,740 yards in 2012 and his 29 touchdown passes were the second-most in UCLA history. Add to that 355 yards and nine touchdowns rushing and that word "Heisman" was being tossed around. That chatter has been muted for the moment. Hundley's numbers are similar to last season's with two games still to play - USC on Saturday and a bowl game.
October 28, 2013 |
Every Halloween, people take the opportunity to step out of their lives and into a playful realm where they can dress up as anything they can imagine: make-believe for adults. Halloween is the one time of year largely free from judgment. Women can go as a sexy [insert object or occupation]. Men can dress in drag. Couples can indulge in the saccharine sweetness of matching costumes. But then there are the people who choose to spend Halloween as someone of a different race. They use blackface, brown face, yellow face or red face to bring just the right amount of authenticity to their look.
October 18, 2013
Cassius Marsh carries about him a genteel nature in conversation. He speaks in a quiet tone, with a slight Cajun accent. He is reserved and easygoing. The private person doesn't seem to mesh with the sometimes volatile public persona he has developed as a defensive end for UCLA's football team. Marsh accepts that, and works to suppress a side he can't entirely separate from his personality. "With passion, when you're upset, comes anger," Marsh said. "Sometimes, when you're young and dumb, you don't know how to control it the right way. " The passion is a Stanford problem this week.
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October 15, 2013 |
Ricky Lewis was driving along Florence Avenue on April 29, 1992, when the neighborhood erupted. "I saw all the crowds and thought, 'What is going on here?'" He was witnessing, as he soon learned, a defining moment in Los Angeles. The verdict had just landed in the trial of the officers who beat Rodney G. King senseless, and the rioting that followed would lead to dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. Fires flared, businesses were looted, and National Guard and Marine units were called in. Lewis, a University of the Pacific graduate and member of the predominantly black Omega Psi Phi fraternity, lived in South L.A., and he understood the reaction to the verdict as well as how the long cycle of economic decline in the neighborhood fueled the anger.