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November 5, 2013 |
For all Santa Monica has changed over the last 30 years - the tech and entertainment offices, the upscale shopping centers - its skyline has remained largely the same: a few aging towers overlooking the city's coastal bluffs. But that skyline is now poised to be dramatically altered. One project would bring a 21-story hotel to Ocean Avenue, creating the tallest building in the city. Another hotel designed by famed hometown architect Frank Gehry would add a wavy white tower just steps from the sand.
November 1, 2013 |
The wheels officially have come off for Coach Greg Schiano and his 0-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The micro-managing Schiano clearly has lost the locker room, and former Buccaneers defensive end Michael Bennett, now with Seattle, told NFL Network playing for him is "like being in Cuba. " Now this: Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, in an interview with 620 WDAE-AM in Tampa, said assistants Bryan Cox and Randy Melvin got angry at him for helping an opponent to his feet. "I had my D-line coaches get on to me the other day," McCoy said, via JoeBucsFan.com.
October 30, 2013 |
When people talk about all the new activity in downtown L.A., they probably are not referring to the 100 or so people in running gear who recently gathered before dawn at a park near Chinatown. They were there to run a mile around Los Angeles State Historic Park - some running that far for the first time - and launch a chapter of an organization aimed at helping them cast off adjectives such as "homeless" or "jobless. " The group, a nonprofit called Back On My Feet operates in 10 other cities around the country, and on Monday it began its local effort to fight homelessness with running.
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October 29, 2013 |
An Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy sustained minor injuries when he was dragged 100 feet during a traffic stop in Anaheim, authorities said Tuesday night. A suspect was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant and suspicion of dragging the deputy, authorities said. The deputy was being treated at a hospital. The stop took place at Brookhurst Street and Cerritos Avenue. No other details were immediately available. ALSO: Hundreds rally to support L.A. schools Supt.
October 22, 2013 |
Zana Muno of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, a junior volleyball standout committed to UCLA, is also a top girls' soccer player. So it's no surprise that during a beach volleyball tournament this past weekend, the athletic Muno decided to show her soccer skills. She was able to kick the ball to help her teammate during a rally (see video above). Just another indication of Muno's versatility. Eric.email@example.com
October 14, 2013 |
Columnists and reporters from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will be sharing their views with Los Angeles Times readers during the National League Championship Series. By getting all tangled up in (Dodger) blue in Game 3, the Cardinals fumbled away the opportunity to put the champagne on ice in advance of Game 4. There will be no chance of a St. Louis celebration Tuesday, no chance of the Cardinals sweeping the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.
October 10, 2013 |
Los Angeles may not have the biggest collection of technology businesses in the country, but it does have some of the coolest ones and they are expanding quickly. The region's deeply rooted entertainment industry is wielding new technology to create computer games, dramas for online video services such as Netflix Inc., wacky monologues for YouTube and amusing mobile phone applications people use to pass the time. "We have the fun, sexy tech," said real estate broker Hayley Blockley, who helps negotiate leases with entertainment companies and other creative firms.
October 8, 2013 |
Emerson Etem returned to skating with his Ducks teammates Tuesday morning and is prepared to be activated for the team's regular-season home opener Thursday against the New York Rangers at Honda Center. "I'm feeling good, I'm ready.… I feel healthy, as good as I've been in a while, that's my threshold," Etem said after the Tuesday morning skate at Honda Center. "If I feel I can manage what I've got - and I can - I feel like I'm ready to play. " Etem, 21, suffered a lower-leg injury after scoring a goal Sept.
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October 2, 2013 |
My high school cross-country T-shirt from my senior year had the word "Slow" monogrammed across the sleeve. I'd finished more than my share of races in dead last. And I'd been photographed more than once with medal-toting teammates while I held up a participant ribbon. So why I ran seven years for my little school - and why I continue a love-hate relationship with running to this day - baffles me. I took up the sport in the sixth grade for no better reason than this: I wanted to get a medal to show off to my little brother, the baseball star who laughed at my only trophy, earned for selling Girl Scout cookies.
September 25, 2013 |
Rejoice, cyclists! Thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, those ton-plus cars whizzing by you soon must do so at a distance of at least three feet -- or not much more than the length of one arm. One arm? Yes, it may not be much, but after five attempts to establish such a modest safety barrier for cyclists, California's new three-foot rule -- to take effect next year -- is a policy victory for those of us who share the road with cars, especially in Los Angeles. But for some readers, it's the cyclists who need to be more cautious.