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February 24, 2007 | William C. Rempel, Times Staff Writer
THE official end of the notorious Cali cocaine cartel came late last year here with little more commotion than the rap of a judge's gavel. The Colombian drug lords Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, 63, and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, 67, entered guilty pleas and were ushered off to federal prison for the next 30 years -- no Miami Vice-like dramatics, no bodies riddled with gunfire in the manner of Medellin rival Pablo Escobar.
April 23, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
The Kings are the only team in the Western Conference to be mired in a 3-0 playoff hole, which is why there was more talk Wednesday about 2010 than their 2012 Stanley Cup championship resume. There is something special about rallying from an 3-0 series deficit, so extraordinary that it has happened only three times in NHL history. Current Kings Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are members of that select club, having accomplished the feat when they were with the Philadelphia Flyers, who pulled off the trick against the Boston Bruins in 2010.
October 24, 1985
I would love to get my hands around the neck of the s.o.b. who put cigarette burn holes in the last 17 pages of a 499-page library book. The culprit knows who he or she is! The book was "Ceremony of the Innocent" by Taylor Caldwell, and it was checked out of the Cahuenga Branch on Vermont near Santa Monica Boulevard. And I thought that dog-earring page corners was bad enough, but burn holes--that's the last straw! GRACE B. WEINSTEIN Los Angeles
April 21, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Gather 'round for a history lesson, of bright playoff campaigns gone bad . . . and gone south, fast. Sunday night's debacle at San Jose wasn't the first time the Kings have given up seven consecutive goals in a playoff game. It happened during, of all things, the Wayne Gretzky era when his former team, the Edmonton Oilers, beat the Kings, 7-0, in Game 1 of a second-round series in 1990. That team featured Gretzky, Luc Robitaille (now a team president), Rob Blake (now a Kings assistant general manager)
July 11, 2003
Re "Battle for Scarce Desert Water Proves Deadly to Joshua Trees," July 7: Perhaps the caretakers of Joshua Tree National Park could provide man-made watering holes, randomly spaced so that critters could have water and not tear up the trees for moisture. Opossums and birds drank from my pool all the time. If you provide it, they will find it. Jay Zemel Playa del Rey
August 8, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Looking for a quick golf getaway? Stay two nights at the Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn in Santa Barbara and receive a round of golf and a cart at a nearby course. Prices start at $503 for the two-night package. The deal: The Tee and Sea Golf Package includes a king room for two, a round of 18-hole golf at the Glen Annie Golf Club and a golf cart and bucket of balls. Coupon books good at Paseo Nuevo and La Cumbre shopping areas also come with the deal. The price for two people for two nights starts at $503, including taxes and fees.
March 26, 2010
Ernie Els had to play out of the water to save par on the sixth hole Friday and steady his round of three-under 69 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Davis Love III didn't make a par over the first nine holes and shot 71. Ben Curtis started his round of 67 with two straight bogeys. D.J. Trahan had a 68 to join them in a four-way tie for the lead at seven-under 137 at Orlando, Fla. One shot behind was Phil Mickelson, who is starting to find his putting stroke at just the right time.
July 13, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
The likely stars of this year's British Open were in a docile mood Tuesday, unusual for both of them. Still, there would be no interviews. They will let their actions speak. Always have. The sun shone, breezes were gentle and seagulls drifted overhead. The field of talented golfers here to compete, starting Thursday, for the cherished Claret Jug, went through casual practice rounds. Fans gathered autographs, people in short sleeves sipped drinks and watched from nearby balconies, and the seaside town of St. Andrews bustled with business, especially at its dozens of golf shops.
April 27, 2000 | K.C. COLE
Holes are really something. We think there's nothing to them, but without holes, coffee wouldn't drip, bread wouldn't rise, baths wouldn't bubble, soda wouldn't fizz. We wouldn't have lace, cameras or parking meters, vases, beer or bottles to put it in. A house without holes wouldn't have windows, chimneys, electric outlets, plumbing. Bodies wouldn't have eyes or ears. Clothes wouldn't button. There wouldn't be basketball, bowling or golf.
September 27, 2009 | Ken Van Vechten
Georgia O'Keeffe knew a good thing when she painted it, and paint she did -- a magical landscape called northern New Mexico. Today, strokes of a different form are in order, and for sun-bleached desert golfers accustomed to Vegas or Phoenix or La Quinta, a New Mexico getaway is the equivalent of having three guys surnamed Woods, Woods and, um, Woods filling out your best-ball foursome. The prices are astonishing, the golf is righteous and the weather is superb. And that altitude? Hitting a 9-iron 156 yards uphill to a back-left hole tucked behind enough bad stuff to make Odysseus flinch is never a bad thing.
April 12, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein and Dan Wiederer
- Say this for Bubba Watson : He has a positive attitude. Despite shooting a two-over-par 74 in Saturday's third round of the Masters, the 2012 champion called it "all in all, a good day. " "The greens were the firmest I'd seen in years," Watson said. "I'm not too worried about what went on … and if I play bad [Sunday], I still have a green jacket. " Watson, who holds a share of the 54-hole lead at five under, left a flurry of putts short Saturday and three-putted two greens - two more than he had Thursday and Friday combined.
April 12, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The man with the most continually shouted first name in golf will begin the final round of the Masters on Sunday in a final pairing with the most frightening of competitors. A 20-year-old kid who refuses to call him by his first name. Jordan Spieth respectfully refers to all of his elders as "Mister," which will make him the only person at Augusta National not referring to his co-leader as "Bubba. " "Yeah, 'Mr. Watson,' for sure," Spieth said, pausing, smiling.
April 11, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- After carding an opening-round 69, Bubba Watson didn't make his first bogey of the tournament until the 9th hole Friday. But he then rebounded by making consecutive birdies at 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, a surge that pushed him out to a second-round 68. He's 7-under par, three clear of John Senden and four of Thomas Bjorn and Jonas Blixt. Watson thrived on another day of high wind gusts and subsequent high scores. How did he do it? “Just close my eyes and putt,” he replied.  “You know, they went in. “I'm a professional golfer.
April 11, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Federal wildlife officials on Friday said Devil's Hole pupfish have laid eggs in captivity for the first time, a biological breakthrough that could save the nearly extinct species. "We're thrilled - we've passed a major milestone," said Olin Feuerbacher, an aquaculturist at the Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility in Amargosa Valley, Nev., which is home to all 29 of the federally endangered Devil's Hole pupfish now in captivity. "We now have a good chance of establishing a captive lifeboat population.
April 9, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
The "Heartbleed" software flaw that triggered alarm bells around the world could fundamentally undermine two decades' worth of efforts to persuade consumers they could trust the Web to securely handle such tasks as buying a pair of shoes and applying for a job. The discovery of a gaping hole in a piece of software that was supposed to protect personal information from hackers left websites rushing to fix the bug while consumers struggled to understand...
April 7, 2014 | By Evan Halper
WASHINGTON - Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of heightened vigilance over cybersecurity. When he discovered how wrong he was, his work sent Homeland Security Department officials into a scramble. Crain, the owner of a small tech firm in Raleigh, N.C., along with a research partner, found penetrating transmission systems used by dozens of utilities to be startlingly easy.
June 25, 2009 | Martha Groves
Westchester Golf Course is being made whole. After decades of controversy, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has agreed to restore three holes at the course on vacant airport-owned land, returning it to the standard 18-hole configuration. The three holes had been lopped off in 1993 to build Westchester Parkway. "This project is great, great, great for Westchester," said Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who had lobbied for the change. According to the 10-year lease, which Westchester Golf Partners may extend by 20 years, the project must be completed within 180 days of receiving final environmental clearance and state and federal approvals.
May 8, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
The discovery of additional open construction shafts in the neighborhood where a Woodland Hills man was trapped in a 30-foot-deep hole has prompted Los Angeles officials to hurry efforts to beef up security around building sites. Administrators of the city's Department of Building and Safety said they will ask the City Council to amend the building code to require developers to fence in construction areas that contain holes deeper than three feet. The move came as city inspectors discovered dozens of deep "caisson" shafts--some only partially covered by loose plywood--at a hilly construction site in the 4200 block of Canoga Avenue last week.
March 28, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
HOUSTON - Blake Griffin seems to relish telling his critics how wrong they are about the perceived holes in his game. On Thursday night the Clippers power forward put the clamps on Dallas All-Star Dirk Nowitzki during the most important moments in the Clippers' 109-103 win over the Mavericks. Nowitzki missed all six of his fourth-quarter shot attempts, one of which was blocked by Griffin, who also pressured Nowitzki into throwing the ball into the backcourt for a turnover with 38.9 seconds left and the scored tied.
March 6, 2014 | By Steve Waters
DORAL, Fla. - It was only the first round Thursday, but the 68-player international field at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship got a taste of just how fearsome the new Blue Monster can be. The opening day at Trump National Doral had strong, shifting winds, rain, a storm delay, a tornado watch and a suspension of play because of darkness. As a result, there were plenty of birdies, but also plenty of bogeys, doubles and worse. Only two threesomes completed 18 holes.
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