February 25, 2014 |
PHOENIX - Matt Kemp is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Friday, the results of which could determine the next step in his rehabilitation. Kemp hasn't run outdoors since he underwent surgery on his left ankle four months ago. Even if Kemp's ankle is determined to be healed, Mattingly expects the former All-Star to take his time coming back. “I'm not quite sure what it's going to allow us to do,” Mattingly said. “I'm assuming once we get the green light to go forward, it's still going to be a progression to get him ready.” For the sake of the player, Mattingly is hoping Kemp can take a step forward.
February 17, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - Drew Doughty took a pass from Jeff Carter and was gone, dashing up the left side to score a spectacular goal that ended a tight, defense-dominated game. But not for the Kings. Given the green light by Team Canada Coach Mike Babcock to jump up and join the rush - or sometimes lead it - Doughty has been the sensation of the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament. He scored both goals in Canada's 2-1 overtime victory over Finland on Sunday and has four goals in three games, tops among defensemen.
February 14, 2014 |
If you're keeping track of what so far has been the creeping acceptance and legalization of marijuana in the U.S., on Friday things took a huge leap forward. The U.S. Treasury issued guidelines stating, in effect, that it's legal for banks to provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses . That removes a huge impediment to the growth of the businesses, for up to now federal banking restrictions have forced them to operate in cash. The Obama administration plainly recognizes that with the sale or use of marijuana now legal in some form in 20 states and the District of Columbia, the old restrictions are anachronistic.
December 10, 2013 |
A crackdown on jaywalking In Los Angeles has stirred up a fierce debate over how to protect pedestrians without unfairly targeting them. A Downtown News story this week reports the Los Angeles police officers have been ticketing jaywalkers in the Historic Core and the Financial District. Penalties range from $190 to $250. “We're heavily enforcing pedestrian violations because they're impeding traffic and causing too many accidents and deaths,” Lt. Lydia Leos told the newspaper.
November 9, 2013
Re "A bigger Santa Monica," Nov. 6 I was glad Santa Monica's struggle with development forces made your front page. People don't come here from around the world to see tall buildings and dense development. They come to experience the miles of beach and a city that still has a very human scale, where you can look up and see the sky. If the city allows too much development, the sense of openness and walkability that brings a feeling of well-being will disappear. We do not yet know the impact of the new Expo Line, but it will likely bring thousands more people every day to shop, eat and play.
October 31, 2013 |
After making 109 three-pointers as a sophomore and averaging 21.2 points, Cesar Reyes of Sun Valley Poly figures to have the green light to keep firing away beginning next month. Poy returns four starters from a 19-9 team and will be moving from City Section Division III to Division II. Besides Reyes, guards Sal Gonzalez and Brian Sanchez return, along with 6-foot-3 Mario Castaneda. Francisco Mariscal, a 6-2 transfer from Sylmar, will add to the Parrots' depth. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org