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June 12, 2007 | Duke Helfand and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke publicly for the first time Monday about the breakup of his 20-year marriage, saying he was responsible for the split even as he refused to talk about what caused it. In a somber meeting with reporters at City Hall, Villaraigosa declined to answer questions about whether the break with his wife, Corina, was triggered by another romantic relationship.
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TRAVEL
April 13, 2014 | By Jen Leo
Here's a website that can help you keep tabs on travel deals for your favorite destinations around the globe. Name: http://www.Dealscoopr.com What it does: It's a search tool for discovering travel deals, including airfare and hotels. What's hot: The site remembers your home airport, so even if you don't like what you see on your main dashboard of "favorite" destinations, additional travel inspiration is just a click away. On the left nav bar you'll find topic lists such as "most amazing beaches," "top honeymoon destinations," "foodie cities," "family & kid friendly cities" and more.
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SPORTS
October 23, 1998 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Olympic sprint champion Florence Griffith Joyner died after suffering an epileptic seizure, according to autopsy results released Thursday, and her family and friends say they hope the findings will put to rest rumors that drug use contributed to her death. Griffith Joyner died last month in her sleep at age 38. Her husband, Al Joyner, bitterly criticized those who suggested that she took performance-enhancing drugs.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: The Angels were one out from defeat, and three runs down, when Raul Ibanez stepped to the plate in the ninth inning. Ibanez delivered a three-run home run - his second home run of the season, and the 2,000th hit of his career - to force the game into extra innings. But Mets catcher Anthony Recker had the game-winning hit, a 13th-inning home run off the last man in the Angels' bullpen, Matt Shoemaker. AT THE PLATE: Collin Cowgill and Chris Iannetta each hit his first home run of the season.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi spend their days in Santa Monica, sitting side by side at a shared desk in identical chairs in their backyard office, wearing headphones, working at their laptops. Across a cool green expanse sits their Spanish-style house, hidden behind a vine-covered wall. "I really loved books about secret worlds, like 'The Secret Garden' and the 'Bridge to Terabithia,' " says Riggs, whose young adult novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" was a bestseller in 2011.
BUSINESS
November 25, 2012 | Liz Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: My wife and her brother are selling their parents' home. The parents transferred the deed to their children's names years ago. My wife should receive about $85,000 from the sale. Our yearly income (one salary; she's a stay-at-home mom) is around $75,000. My wife is worried about capital gains taxes and wants to reinvest in another real estate property because she's heard that that will eliminate the capital gains tax. Is that correct? I would really rather invest that money in our current home (finish the basement into a family room, update some items)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man is in policy custody Tuesday after being spotted on pop singer Rihanna's roof in Pacific Palisades. Private security on the singer's property near Rivas Canyon Road and West Sunset Boulevard spotted the man about 10 p.m. Monday and called police, officials said. Security held the man until officers arrived and took him into custody on suspicion of trespassing. Rihanna was not home at the time of the incident, police said. Monday was just the most recent in a series of incidents that have drawn the LAPD to the singer's home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2011
MPAA rating: R for language, sexual content and drug use Running time: 1 hour, 37 minutes Playing: In general release
BUSINESS
November 11, 2012
Here are some things to remember when getting a home appraisal: • You're not the client. The appraiser is hired by a management company and the lender is the appraiser's client. • Attend the inspection. This gives you a chance to question the appraiser and determine competence. • Ask questions. Beyond the basic license, does the appraiser have professional designations that signify additional experience? Does the appraiser have access to the Multiple Listing Service?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
And the first of the Top 13 singers going home on "American Idol" is … Kristen O'Connor. The speedy departure of the pretty, polished, pop-singing, 24-year-old nurse tech from Sebastian, Fla., likely surprised few. Even O'Connor probably saw it coming. After all, as she herself observed before taking the stage on Wednesday night to sing Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" as a wild-card contestant, heading into the performance with the judges' but not the voters' support, she had a lot to prove.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Adrian Gonzalez's power is coming back. In the Dodgers' first 12 games, Gonzalez has hit four home runs, including an opposite-field two-run blast Saturday in the team's 8-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. He has doubled his first-month home run total from last season. Gonzalez's home run totals have declined in recent years, something the left-handed-hitting first baseman attributed to an operation on his right shoulder leading up to the 2011 season.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Sports is a star-driven business. In this town, baseball is about Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, about Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig. But no team wins on star power alone. The supporting cast is critical. For the everyman in baseball, for the men that round out a lineup and a pitching staff, the celebrations and milestones are rare. On Saturday, the Angels were treated to one of those special moments. BOX SCORE: Mets 7, Angels 6 (13 inns.) Raul Ibanez reached 2,000 career hits.
HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2014 | Anne Colby
Rustic Canyon's sylvan beauty and funky charm cast its spell on Jill Soffer a dozen years ago. She liked the neighborhood's relaxed environment and abundance of sycamore trees and purchased a home there in 2002. "There's all this green around. It's not too manicured," Soffer said appreciatively. "People are easygoing, everything is a little overgrown, and the creek in the middle of everything is a little shaggy. You can hear the frogs at night. " She planned to renovate her 1920s three-bedroom house, but hadn't yet when she met and then in 2008 married Greg Adler, who had two young sons.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Set at the end of a cul-de-sac behind glass gates, this newly built three-story contemporary in the Beverly Crest area makes the most of its site with expanses of glass bringing in canyon views. Retractable walls further the indoor-outdoor vibe, opening the house to a wall planted with succulents, an infinity pool and a spa. Location: 9852 San Circle, Beverly Hills 90210 Asking price: $7.995 million Year built: 2014 House size: Seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet Lot size: 17,651 square feet Features: High ceilings, open staircase, bar, den, office, kitchen island with breakfast bar, three indoor fireplaces, fire pit, covered patio, elevator, parking for six cars About the area: Last year, 369 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $3.425 million, according to DataQuick.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
  P ink is taking another shot at selling a home she owns in Sherman Oaks, this time priced at $3.499 million. The three-time Grammy winner, who sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Oscars this year, listed the gated property at $4 million three years ago or for lease at $8,500 a month. She ended up with a tenant instead of a buyer. The two-story home has been leased out for as much as $10,000 a month. The Spanish-style house, built in 1946, features hand-hewn double entry doors and a two-story foyer.
OPINION
April 11, 2014 | By Megan Kimble
The chickens are out of feed. Before they can make a dash through the coop's open door, I hoist the round metal feeder from its hook and squat-walk backward until I can stand straight again. I turn my back on the flock, fill the feeder and crouch back into the coop. I am one-twelfth of the Chicken Tenders, a Tucson chicken-tending attempt at collective urban homesteading. Months before, we'd each contributed $90 to cover the costs of building three backyard coops at three host homes, bought chicks from a local farmer, weeded out the males as their maleness became apparent and set a rotating tending schedule: Once a week, each of us would visit one of the houses, refill feed and water, tidy the coop and go home with a carton of fresh eggs.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2010
On the golf course Location: 42765 Dunes View Road, Rancho Mirage 92270 Size: Main residence has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half-baths in 18,430 square feet. Published on: June 20 Listed then for: $75 million Listed now for: $55 million Price reduced: 26.7% At the water's edge Location: 2717 Shell St., Newport Beach 92625 Size: There are three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and three half-baths in 3,300 square feet.
TRAVEL
April 11, 2014 | By Chuck Graham
You don't have to travel all the way to East Africa to go on safari. Grab your binoculars and camera and scan the 50-mile-long Carrizo Plain National Monument for its array of wildlife. Carrizo Plain, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles and known as California's Serengeti, is the largest single native grassland remaining in the Golden State. It's home to the highest concentration of endangered species in California. Drive slowly on Soda Lake Road and search for herds of pronghorn antelope and Tule elk. The real challenge will be spotting rarer critters such as the blunt-nosed leopard lizard, San Joaquin kit fox, San Joaquin antelope ground squirrel and giant kangaroo rat. Don't ignore old fence posts either, favorite perches for raptors such as ferruginous and red-tailed hawks, prairie falcons and American kestrels.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
USC-bound shortstop Angelo Armenta of Los Angeles Loyola hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Thursday to give the Cubs a 7-6 Mission League victory over Crespi. He had two home runs and thee hits on the day. Jack Poulsen threw four innings of shutout relief. Dustin Shirley had two RBIs. It was Loyola's 14th consecutive victory and sets up a two-game series on Monday and Thursday against Harvard-Westlake for first place. Matt Orozco had double and triple for Crespi.
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