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October 8, 2009 | CHRIS ERSKINE, Erskine also writes "Man of the House" in Saturday's Home section.
What a month, October . . . in like a lamb, out like a Detroit Lion (same thing?). It is gleeful, resonant and far too short. In fact, October should be 60 days. Because October doesn't just arrive, like most months. October jumps out of a cake. In October, basketball and hockey are back. The interminable baseball season ends with a big bang, not a whimper. A home run in October is worth 20 in July. A home run in October is like a Roman candle. It smells of gunpowder. October is "Whoa, Nellie!"
October 22, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
If the stodgy old Yankee Stadium was the House that Ruth Built, then the glistening new ballpark next door is the House the Three Stooges Inhabit. Because in addition to changing addresses this season, the team has changed attitudes thanks to the winter additions of free spirits A.J. Burnett, Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira. And that, more than anything else, may be the best explanation why the newly relaxed Yankees find themselves a win away from their first World Series in six years.
January 10, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out - successfully - for years to come. Harley Pasternak, 39, has trained superstars including Lady Gaga and is a bestselling author whose latest title is "The Body Reset Diet. " He has a master's in exercise physiology and nutrition sciences from the University of Toronto. Americans are over-exercising and underactive, Pasternak says.
July 14, 2010 | By Cindy Fang, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Learning Assembler is fun.
May 8, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Times has gymnast Aly Raisman , a two-time Olympic gold medalist at the London Games, guest-blogging while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars. " Each week while she competes on the show, Raisman will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Raisman's thoughts about Week 8, which she offered via email. Q. Is there anyone in the world better at giving lessons on how to be a seductive harlot than Mark Ballas?
October 26, 1986
The secret word is imaginative. "Pee-wee's Playhouse" is great Saturday morning fun. Thank you, CBS. Agnes C. Santiago
December 24, 1994
It is tough enough to rank college football teams, but for anyone to nationally rank high school teams is a total joke. No one on either coast has any idea of how the teams compare. Unfortunately, instead of being for fun, they are part of the all-too-early "winning is everything" mentality. BRYAN SHAUN Malibu
April 28, 1991
Thanks, CBS, for bringing back "Northern Exposure." The season premiere had us sliding onto the floor and giggling well through the commercials. What fun! Jennifer Clarke, Los Angeles
May 6, 1989
Although millions of us will mourn for Lucille Ball, who gave us an unlimited number of hours of great, great talented fun, she has already been made welcome by millions of others who have been waiting for her. Our loss is their gain. I salute a wonderful lady whose career I have followed for more than 55 years. GEORGE FURLONG Long Beach
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