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November 14, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
Ocean rescue teams are searching for a man who fell out of a plane 2,000 feet in the air off the Florida coast Thursday afternoon. A pilot reported about 1:30 p.m. that the door of his Piper PA-46 Malibu aircraft was ajar and that somebody had fallen out, Coast Guard 7th District Public Affairs Spc. Mark Barney told the Los Angeles Times. The plane typically holds about five people, but the communications director for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Greg Chin, told The Times that the man was the only passenger.
November 9, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers don't always live and die by the three. They sometimes live and die several feet inside the three-point line, a dangerous existence. They've fallen prey to the casual range of 15-19 feet, shooting too many times from there (107) for Coach Mike D'Antoni's comfort. It's no-man's land, he feels. Shoot three-pointers or go for something inside five feet. The Lakers' accuracy from 15-19 feet is 29%, third worst in the NBA before Saturday's games, according to stats.
November 7, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
The maker of the international online video game hit "League of Legends" will move to a five-building office campus in West Los Angeles after signing what was described as the biggest new office lease in Southern California in five years. Up-and-coming video game publisher Riot Games Inc. has agreed to rent all 284,000 square feet in the Element LA creative office campus being built on Olympic Boulevard between Bundy Drive and Centinela Avenue. Riot Games makes only the one game so far, but it operates around the clock.
November 6, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall and Jill Cowan
It was around lunchtime when patrons of the Ruby's Diner perched near the end of the Balboa Pier looked up and saw what appeared to be a dummy plummeting from a passing helicopter and then heard it splash into the ocean. As customers strained to get a look, rescuers who rushed to the shoreline made a grim discovery. The object seen dropping from the sky Tuesday was actually the body of a man who had paid $310 for a tour of the Orange County coastline, only to tumble from the chopper's door, falling 500 feet to the water below.
November 5, 2013 | By Jill Cowan and Emily Foxhall
A passenger in a helicopter flying over the Newport Beach shoreline Tuesday  opened the door and jumped out, falling about 500 feet to the ocean, authorities said. The man later died at a local hospital. Newport Beach police are investigating the 60-year-old man's death as a possible suicide. The Federal Aviation Administration is also reviewing the incident. The man had apparently booked a 30-minute coastal tour for two people but showed up alone, said Chuck Street, a longtime helicopter pilot whose son was flying the chopper.
November 5, 2013 | By Jill Cowan and Emily Foxhall
Emergency crews recovered a man spotted near the end of the Balboa Pier on Tuesday after he tumbled from a helicopter flying off the Newport Beach coastline. Authorities said the man, who has not been identified, was pulled from the water and rushed to a nearby hospital.  A busboy at the Ruby's Diner at the end of the Balboa Pier was outside cleaning tables when he saw a man falling from an unmarked, white helicopter about 300 feet above the ocean, said General Manager David Saighani.
November 5, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
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 | By Sam Farmer
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
October 30, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
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.
October 29, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
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.
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