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October 31, 2013 | By Kay S. Hymowitz
When I started following the research on child well-being about two decades ago, the focus was almost always girls' problems - their low self-esteem, lax ambitions, eating disorders and, most alarming, high rates of teen pregnancy. Now, though, with teen births down more than 50% from their 1991 peak and girls dominating classrooms and graduation ceremonies, boys and men are increasingly the ones under examination. Their high school grades and college attendance rates have remained stalled for decades.
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SPORTS
April 10, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Hockey fans will have to wait for the first-ever playoff series between the Kings and the Ducks, but a matchup between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks promises to be the next-best thing. The Ducks on Wednesday wiped out any chance of there being a local derby in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by clinching first place in the Pacific Division when they powered past the San Jose Sharks for a 5-2 victory at the Honda Center. In winning, the Ducks assured themselves of the No. 1 or No. 2 seeding in the West -- they're a point ahead of St. Louis but the Blues have a game in hand -- and consigned the Sharks to second place in the Pacific and a matchup with the third-place Kings.
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BUSINESS
August 31, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a character actor who has appeared in nearly 100 movies including “Jackie Brown” and “Beverly Hills Cop II,” has agreed to plead guilty to a mortgage fraud scheme that cost banks $3.8 million. The 54-year-old actor entered the plea agreement Friday, the same day prosecutors charged him with conspiring from 2005 to 2007 to buy homes he could not afford and to withdraw more than $1.1 million cash in home-equity loans that were not repaid. Prosecutors accused Lister and five other people - a real estate agent, a mortgage loan officer, a bank manager, an escrow officer and an accountant - of using falsified records to help Lister unlawfully acquire four homes for $5.7 million.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: Yasiel Puig had not played since spraining a thumb on a headfirst dive Saturday. But, as the Dodgers loaded the bases with none out in the ninth inning, there was Puig, headed to the on-deck circle and then the plate, as Dodger Stadium went nuts. Puig struck out looking, but the Dodgers scored three runs off Detroit closer Joe Nathan to force extra innings. AT THE PLATE: Carl Crawford had a pair of doubles, Juan Uribe had three singles, and Dee Gordon had two singles.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2012
Address: 1732 Wabasso Way, Glendale 91208 Listed for: $699,000 Size: Two bedrooms, one bathroom, 1,407 square feet Lot size: 0.33 of an acre Features: Built in 1930, the Spanish-style house has a barrel ceiling in the living room and arched windows. MLS ID: 12160908 About the area: In the 91208 ZIP Code, based on 141 sales, the median sale price of existing homes in 2011 was $641,000, down 8.4% from the 2010 median, according to DataQuick.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2010 | By Kenneth R. Harney
If you've been holding back on the new $6,500 federal tax credit for repeat home purchases, you now have all the official IRS guidance you'll need to buy a house, qualify for the credit and pocket the $6,500. That's because the Internal Revenue Service finally published the rules for the repeat purchase credit along with key details for taxpayers that had been missing since President Obama signed the legislation creating the program Nov. 6. The IRS posted its revised Form 5405 on its website ( www.irs.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2010
Historic Angelino Heights Location: 1452 Ridge Way, Los Angeles 90026 Size: The main house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms in about 2,600 square feet. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit has about 400 square feet. Published on: June 7 Listed then for : $989,000 Sold for: $910,000 in August New along the coast Location: 836 Beach Drive, Hermosa Beach 90254 Size: Five bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 3,865 square feet Published on: June 14 Listed then for : $3,295,000 Sold for: $3 million in November -- Lauren Beale
BUSINESS
March 24, 2010 | By Alejandro Lazo
The housing market stumbled anew in February as sales of previously owned homes fell for the third consecutive month and the number of dwellings available for buyers climbed. Though sales declined 0.6% from the previous month, as reported Tuesday by the National Assn. of Realtors, the drop wasn't as bad as economists had expected. Still, analysts said the sales results showed that the nation's housing recovery -- fueled by tax subsidies, low interest rates and cheap foreclosure properties -- is struggling to sustain its momentum.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2010
15 Arborside, Irvine 92603 Listed for: $799,900 Size: Three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 1,545 square feet. Features: The Tuscan-style two-story home, built in 2003, has a master suite with a separate tub and shower, dual sinks and a walk-in closet, a center island in the kitchen and a formal dining room with French doors leading to a patio. Association amenities include gated access, pool and clubhouse. MLS ID: P702846 53 Middlebury Lane, Irvine 92620 Listed for: $599,000 Size: Three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 1,340 square feet.
SPORTS
April 8, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Mariners 5, Angels 3 KEY MOMENT: Angels left-hander Hector Santiago struck out Brad Miller for what appeared to be the third out of the third inning, but his strike-three wild pitch went to the backstop, allowing Miller to reach base. That sparked a four-run rally, as Robinson Cano walked, Justin Smoak hit a run-scoring single and Corey Hart hit a towering three-run homer to left on an 0-2 fastball for a 4-3 Seattle lead. BOX SCORE: Mariners 5, Angels 3 AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout singled, Albert Pujols crushed a two-run homer to left, and David Freese followed with a solo shot to center for a 3-0 Angels lead in the first.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Nicholas Meyer, the screenwriter, novelist and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" director, has sold his Pacific Palisades house for $5.407 million. The two-story Cliff May-designed home, built in 1937, centers on a tree-shaded flagstone courtyard and sits on more than three-quarters of an acre. Among original details in the 8,222 square feet of living space are archways, decorative ironwork on the stairway banister, the stairwell chandelier, bay windows, three wood-burning fireplaces and beamed ceilings.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Astros 7, Angels 4 KEY MOMENT: There were five of them, actually, Jason Castro's two-run homer to left-center in the first, solo shots by Matt Dominguez to left in the second, Jesus Guzman to left in the fourth and Alex Presley to right-center in the fifth, and Jonathan Villar's two-run shot to right off Angels reliever Matt Shoemaker in the seventh that gave the Astros a commanding 7-1 lead. AT THE PLATE: The Angels (2-4) rallied for three runs in the ninth when Albert Pujols singled, Josh Hamilton doubled, Raul Ibanez hit a two-run single, Howie Kendrick singled, and Erick Aybar hit run-scoring single to make it 7-4 and bring the tying run to the plate.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | BILL DWYRE
The world of sports has its unlikely stories. Now it has a topper, a horse named California Chrome. The Kentucky Derby has no idea what's about to hit it. Saturday's Santa Anita Derby became a backdrop for the improbable. Make that the unbelievable. It wasn't just that the gorgeous chestnut horse from trainer Art Sherman's barn ran away with the $1-million Grade I race. Based on the horse's previous outings, the victory was no surprise. Nor was the winning margin of 51/4 lengths, making his last four victories, all under rides by veteran Victor Espinoza, total 241/4 lengths of daylight.
NEWS
April 6, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
HOUSTON - A play in the second inning of the Angels-Astros game on Saturday night highlighted the confusion that still exists over baseball's new home-plate collision rules and nearly sent the Angels' starting third baseman to the disabled list. David Freese said he rarely slides head-first into home, but as he approached the plate while scoring on Howie Kendrick's double to left-center, he felt the only avenue through Houston catcher Carlos Corporan was with such a slide, a decision Freese said he “regretted when I was in midair.” The relay throw bounced in the dirt, and as Corporan tried to make the scoop and tag in one swiping motion, he lost possession of the ball while moving in front of the plate.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2014 | By Kenneth R. Harney
WASHINGTON - When you're raking in tens of billions of dollars in profits by helping credit-elite borrowers buy homes, couldn't you lighten up on fees a little for everyday folks who'd also like to buy? That's a question increasingly being posed to government-controlled home mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and their federal regulators. Though most buyers are unaware of the practice, Fannie and Freddie - by far the largest sources of mortgage money in the country - continue to charge punitive, recession-era fees that can add thousands of dollars to consumers' financing costs.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | Mike DiGiovanna
Maybe Lucas Harrell's four-pitch walk of Mike Trout with the bases loaded and two outs in the second inning Friday was simply a byproduct of the control problems the Houston Astros right-hander had throughout his shaky three-inning start against the Angels. Surely, the Astros wouldn't pitch around Trout -- and concede a run -- so early in the game to face one of the baseball's most vaunted sluggers, Albert Pujols, the three-time National League most valuable player who has hit more home runs against Houston (48)
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
HOUSTON - There are probably a bunch of crumpled-up scouting reports on Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in trash cans across America this weekend. The 22-year-old left-hander made six exhibition starts this spring, featuring a 94-mph, four-seam fastball, curve and changeup. But it was a sinking two-seam fastball that was most responsible for the eight-inning gem he threw in a 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park on Saturday night. “That's what you have to do - you have to keep your secret weapon in your back pocket,” Skaggs said after giving up one run and four hits, striking out five and walking one in a masterful 95-pitch performance.
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