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August 5, 2010
  Perfumed nectarine jam Total time: 40 minutes, plus macerating time Servings: About 5 cups 2 pounds pitted, cut-up nectarines 13/4 pounds sugar (about 4 cups) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon chopped lemon verbena (or 2 teaspoons chopped basil or 1 teaspoon chopped rose geranium) 1. In a large, heavy-bottom pot, stir together the nectarines and sugar until thoroughly combined. Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is liquid and flowing.
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SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
AT THE PLATE: J.B. Shuck led off the game with a double to left field and Mike Trout reached on an error ahead of Albert Pujols' three-run home run. Howie Kendrick, who had two hits, doubled to right-center field in the first and scored on Chris Iannetta's two-out single to left for a 4-0 lead. Trout singled ahead of Pujols' 500th home run, in the fifth, and Erick Aybar, who had three hits Monday night, doubled to left for his second hit, stole second and scored on David Freese's sacrifice fly in the eighth.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Monday's morning commute started off horribly for drivers in the San Gabriel Valley when a big rig carrying fruit overturned on the 210, blocking lanes in both directions in Monrovia for most of the morning. The big rig crashed through the center divider just before 5 a.m. near Myrtle Avenue. Three westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes will be blocked until about 9:15 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Westbound traffic appeared to be backed up to the 605 freeway.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 11, Astros 1 KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Garrett Richards wobbled in the fifth when he walked Jose Altuve with the bases loaded and two outs, trimming the Angels' lead to 5-1. Richards caught a huge break when a hanging 0-and-2 curve was lined a few feet foul by cleanup batter Mark Krauss. Richards then struck out Krauss looking at a curve to end a grueling 10-pitch at-bat. AT THE PLATE: The Angels had 17 hits in their first three games against Seattle. They had 15 Friday night, including Mike Trout's solo homer, Josh Hamilton's three-run homer and Kole Calhoun's two-run homer.
FOOD
August 3, 2013
30 minutes. Makes about 2 1/2 cups jam 2 pounds blackberries 1 1/4 pounds sugar (a scant 3 cups) 4 teaspoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons lemon verbena leaves 1. Pulse the blackberries in a food processor or mash them up with your hands. You could even leave a few semi-mashed so the jam has a variety of textures. Add the sugar and lemon juice, and stir with a spatula to marry the ingredients. Pour into a large, heavy-bottomed pan. 2. Place the verbena leaves in a cheesecloth bag and tie the bag to the side of the pot, with the bag submerged in the fruit.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
“Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. I had to do the hardest thing I've ever had to do, which is just to wait. Don't get me wrong, I flirted with her … For a really long time, that's all I had: little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. A lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with. But I think, even then, I knew that I was waiting for my wife.” - Jim Halpert ( Season 6, Ep. 4 )
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2010
' Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam' Where: Disney Channel When: 8 p.m. Friday Rating: TV-G (suitable for all ages)
FOOD
August 3, 2013
Have you caught the jam-making bug? You're in luck. Local cooking teacher and blogger Kevin West has just written " Saving the Season ," a terrific guide to home canning and preserving that is pretty close to a must-read for both beginning and more advanced jammers. The recipes range from the basic, such as a strawberry jam annotated with detailed notes to help the beginner along, to the fairly exotic, such as pickled purslane. Happily for home cooks, West is a small-batch kind of guy. He rarely calls for more than 3 pounds of any fruit or vegetable, so if an experiment goes awry (as preserving experiments will, especially in the early stages)
NEWS
January 19, 2012 | By John Corrigan
When it comes to playing blues-rock guitar, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is one of the best ones out there right now. When it comes to playing bass guitar, Mike Huckabee is -- well, let's just say he's perhaps the second-most famous former Arkansas governor who can play an instrument in public and get away with it. So you wouldn't expect to see the two jamming together, unless it happened to be on a January morning in Anaheim. As everyone in the music biz knows, that's when the National Assn.
FOOD
August 5, 2010 | By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times
And so now I'm reading that jam-making has become a favored pastime of the culinary adventurers. That's great — there are few things that make breakfast sweeter than spooning homemade preserves onto a piece of toast. But I can't help wondering how long this boom will last once we get into the really thick heat of summer. Standing and stirring a big pot of boiling fruit will take the starch out of even the most enthusiastic cook. Not to worry, I've got a solution — you just need to think small.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2014 | W.J. Hennigan
As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses useless. Although the U.S. faced limited resistance in the skies above Iraq and Afghanistan, that would not be the case in Asia, where the Obama administration plans to shift its diplomatic focus and strengthen its defense strategy in the coming decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
A business executive who stole nearly $400,000 from the rock band Pearl Jam was sentenced Friday in Washington state to 14 months in prison. Rickey Goodrich, former chief financial officer for Pearl Jam's management company, pleaded guilty in December to six counts of first-degree theft "for using company accounts to pay personal debts and fund lavish family vacations, spa treatments, life insurance and pricey California wines," according ...
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
When is a crime not a crime? Apparently when it happens on Wall Street. Ever since the financial meltdown of 2007, prosecutors and market regulators have struggled with how to handle evidence of a wide range of chicanery by Wall Street financial firms and banking giants - most of which are flourishing again, by the way, while American workers continue to struggle with high unemployment, high underemployment and stagnant wages. Some cases have been brought, but the federal government almost invariably lets the offending bank or firm off with a fine, and no admission of guilt.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Remember the 1980s? Art museums are starting to. Now that a full generation has passed, curators have some historical distance on that time, when so much changed in American art and American life. Last year, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art did a savvy survey, "This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s. " The wide-ranging assembly of work, featuring 90 artists and several artists' collectives, considered art through a lens of the era's raucous social landscape. Now, the UCLA Hammer Museum is looking at one specific facet of 1980s art. Or, to be more precise, it's charting the intersection of two genres that together gained considerable traction then.
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Bread and jam. Jam and bread. Terrific combination, even though it was, strictly speaking, marmalade.   Kevin West, author of "Saving the Season," and Jospeh Shuldiner, author of "Pure Vegan," put their talents together for several hours for a class offered by the produce recovery organization Food Forward on making just those two items: a marmalade of lemons and blood oranges, and a boule in the no-knead style meant to be easy enough for...
NEWS
January 21, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
SOMEWHERE ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE -- It is perhaps fitting that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose role after Hurricane Sandy garnered him much praise, would be inaugurated to his second term during a surprisingly ferocious snowstorm that is expected to dump a foot of snow on some areas. It is also fitting that the snow, which coated highways with a thick and unmanageable layer of icy slush, caused extremely nasty traffic jams in New Jersey:  Christie has faced a slew of traffic jokes in the last week, including a duet about traffic jams by his hero Bruce Springsteen and comedian Jimmy Fallon.
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Bread and jam. Jam and bread. Terrific combination, even though it was, strictly speaking, marmalade.   Kevin West, author of "Saving the Season," and Jospeh Shuldiner, author of "Pure Vegan," put their talents together for several hours for a class offered by the produce recovery organization Food Forward on making just those two items: a marmalade of lemons and blood oranges, and a boule in the no-knead style meant to be easy enough for...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Taylor Swift seems to think that the Kanye West "I'mma let you finish" routine has a time and place. And that time and place is here and now. Still. The "Red" singer, 23, is still making jokes about the rapper's stunt that took place at MTV's Video Music Awards in September 2009. You remember, West infamously grabbed the mike when Swift was about to get her award for female video and proclaimed that with "Single Ladies," Beyonce had the best female video "of all time.
NEWS
January 9, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
FORT LEE, N.J. - Traffic is bad on a normal day in this town, a hodgepodge of single-family homes and big apartment towers on the banks of the Hudson River across a bridge from Manhattan. Small one-way streets pass by Korean groceries, banks and real estate offices, dumping traffic onto streets already packed with cars and buses. During the September days when access ramps to the George Washington Bridge were closed because of what was revealed to be a vendetta against the popular mayor of this Democrat-leaning town, it didn't move at all. And traffic again came to a standstill Thursday evening, as a growing crowd of reporters, residents, and even a man dressed as a hamburger flocked to the town's Borough Hall to await the arrival of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in town to personally apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich and the town's residents for the  incident.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
On the cover of R. Kelly's upcoming album, “Black Panties,” the R&B king clutches a cello bow and caresses a topless woman as if she's an instrument. The deluxe cover features him atop a bed of women clad in only black underwear. However he's depicted , his point is obvious: The  sex jams are back. After a s et of well-received - and critically acclaimed - efforts were steeped in the simmering melodies of classic soul, “Black Panties” marks the singer's return to the raunchy, sweat-soaked loverman role that that made R. Kelly famous  and  infamous.
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