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March 17, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
As "Girls" heads into its season 2 finale Sunday night, water coolers everywhere are bracing for dull conversations devoid of tips on cotton swab usage and talk of bodily fluids. The modestly rated HBO show, which follows a group of twentysomething friends navigating career and relationship troubles, has been a generator of critical reaction since its debut last spring.  That talk hasn't muffled in its sophomore season -- including in this newsroom: Exhibit A and Exhibit B . And Lena Dunham, the wunderkind behind the show, is sure to keep the conversation going with whatever she has in store for the season 2 swan song.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
It's a shame about Ray. Or is it? Join "Girls" cast member Alex Karpovsky today at 1 p.m. PDT as we talk about how Ray's doing these days since Shoshanna broke his heart in the Season 2 finale of Lena Dunham's acclaimed comedy. When we spoke to Dunham about the upcoming season of "Girls," she assured us that not only would Ray be back, he'd be as prominent as ever. "Alex Karpovsky is one of my fave people on the planet and we've been collaborators before the show," Dunham told us for an Envelope cover piece . "I will write for him as long as he wants to be written for. " PHOTOS: Scenes from 'Girls' Season 2 So maybe that's the first question: How long do you want to be written for?
SPORTS
March 22, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
It came down to free throws and Sierra Canyon made them when it counted to upset Gardena Serra, 59-52, in the Southern California Regional Division IV final at Colony High. Alexis Griggsby and Kennedy Burke each scored 15 points as the second-seeded Trailblazers (27-4) pulled away in the final eight minutes of a game that was tied 38-38 after three quarters. Sierra Canyon made 22 of 26 foul shots, including 15 of 18 in the fourth quarter. "Every practice we shoot free throws because it's kind of our weakness," said Burke, who was 7-of-8 from the foul line.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SUNDAY If you were hoping for a Ricky Gervais four-peat, you are out of luck, my friend. This year, it'll be gal pals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler manning - make that "womaning" - the podium at "The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. " (NBC, 5 and 8 p.m.) Remember how Sarah Jessica Parker would get splashed by that bus with her picture on it in the opening credits of "Sex and the City"?
SPORTS
March 22, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
Amber Melgoza has been Santa Barbara's leading scorer and rebounder all season and she was once again Saturday night as the Dons held off Santa Margarita, 58-48, to win the Southern California Regional Division III championship at Colony High. Melgoza, a sophomore forward, had 20 points, eight rebounds and three steals, Desirea Coleman added 15 points and Jada Howard had nine for the top-seeded Dons (30-5), who outscored Santa Margarita 19-5 in the second quarter to take a 30-16 halftime lead.  Zaire Williams had 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals, Tori Anderson had 13 points and Sheldon Cornwell added 11 points for the third-seeded Eagles (21-14)
NEWS
January 23, 2012 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Lego toys have always seemed pleasantly gender-neutral. Perhaps that's why the new Lego Friends line for girls has triggered a fair bit of protest from some health and equal-rights organizations. The new line, whose characters sport slim figures and stylish clothes, will contribute to gender stereotyping that promotes body dissatisfaction in girls, said Carolyn Costin, an eating disorders specialist and founder of the Monte Nido Treatment Center in Malibu. Online  petitions  have been started to protest the line, which includes a Butterfly Beauty Shop and a Your Fashion Designer Workshop. The International Assn.
SPORTS
October 8, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Granada Hills remains the team to beat in West Valley League girls' volleyball. The Highlanders cruised to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-19 victory over El Camino Real on Tuesday to improve to 3-0 in league. Sarah Hagge contributed 10 kills. Sophomore Kayla Jacks had 12 kills for El Camino Real in her debut. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
October 7, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Lakewood is No. 1 in this week's Southern Section Division 1AA girls' volleyball rankings. Here's the link to the rankings. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jordin Canada of L.A. Windward has been named the state player of the year in girls' basketball by CalHiSports.com. Here's the link to story. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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