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January 14, 2009
  Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: 8 to 10 1 quart of oysters in their liquor 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon mace 10 cloves 10 peppercorns 10 allspice berries 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1. In a medium saucepan, cook the oysters in their liquor over high heat until plump, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2. Strain and reserve the oysters, keeping the liquor in the pan. 3. Stir the vinegar, salt, mace, cloves, peppercorns, allspice berries and cayenne into the liquor and bring to a boil over high heat.
April 2, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
KEY MOMENT: The Angels put the first two runners on base in the first inning when Kole Calhoun doubled to right field and Mike Trout walked. But Albert Pujols grounded into a double play and David Freese lined out to center field, killing the rally and setting the tone for a frustrating evening. The Angels scored twice in the ninth on Trout's run-scoring triple and Freese's sacrifice fly. AT THE PLATE: Justin Smoak capped a superb series with a ninth-inning home run, giving the Seattle first baseman six hits, including two home runs, and seven runs batted in. Corey Hart also singled and homered, and Brad Miller, Robinson Cano and Stefen Romero each had two hits and an RBI for the Mariners.
December 3, 2009 | By Michael Ordoña
James McAvoy had to wait a few years for "The Last Station" to come together before he could play Valentin Bulgakov, personal secretary to exalted Russian writer and philosopher Leo Tolstoy. But when it finally did, with Christopher Plummer as Tolstoy, Helen Mirren as his long-suffering wife and Paul Giamatti his chief acolyte, with a script McAvoy loved (adapted by director Michael Hoffman from Jay Parini's novel), the Scottish actor found it all something to sneeze at. His character has the distracting habit of sneezing violently when nervous.
March 28, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
A Los Angeles County sheriff's candidate who is currently one of the department's highest-ranking officials was chastised for using a mock ethnic accent during a joke phone call played at a retirement party, internal sheriff's records show. In the 2010 incident, a recording of which was obtained by The Times, Assistant Sheriff James Hellmold calls a station watch commander, and appears to imitate a vaguely South Asian accent. He criticizes the watch commander while mispronouncing words in a sing-songy rambling rant, according to the recording.
April 4, 2010 | By My-Thuan Tran
An Orange County grand jury has indicted attorney James Toledano, the former chairman of the county's Democratic Party and a three-time Assembly candidate, on two felony counts related to an alleged extortion scheme. The jury on Friday also indicted one of Toledano's clients, former personal trainer Michael Earl Roberts, on the same charges. Roberts, 44, allegedly made dozens of harassing and threatening phone calls to a former client and her friends between 2006 and 2008 and threatened to sue her, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
November 30, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
What was Publishers Weekly thinking? The trade journal has named author E.L. James the Publishing Person of the Year. An interview with James is forthcoming in its Monday issue. James, of course, is the author of the mega-selling erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed. " But she's not just the hottest thing to hit bestseller lists since Harry Potter -- she's an author who initially hit bestseller lists while working entirely outside of traditional publishing channels.
July 14, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - They came alone, in pairs or with their children. Some wore costumes, most did not. But nearly all of the 200 fans waiting patiently in a long line inside the San Diego Convention Center late Thursday afternoon were in search of one thing: a moment with their favorite new author E.L. James, the 49-year-old West London woman who penned the literary sensation "Fifty Shades of Grey. " James, a mother of two teenage boys, was at Comic-Con International to sign copies of her racy romance trilogy, which has sold more than 20 million copies in the United States.
August 27, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
The personality transplant continues. The Chargers--a team that has added bad boys Jim McMahon and Burt Grossman in the past nine days--cut eight players Saturday on their way down from 80 to 72. They must reach a roster limit of 60 Tuesday. One of the waived players was running back Lionel (Little Train) James, perhaps the team's most popular player both among teammates and within the community. Another was kicker Vince Abbott, perhaps the team's nicest guy.
January 4, 1986 | Associated Press
In 1958, a man named Thomas Bodkin wrote the Times of London to lament the seeming demise of his good name. Why, he wondered, did no one christen new sons Thomas any more? But Thomas's time would come. By 1974 it had edged into the list of Britain's 10 most fashionable names, and a decade later it was in second place, preceded only by that hardy perennial, James.
January 21, 2003 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
After one particularly arduous but rewarding rehearsal for last year's new Broadway musical "Sweet Smell of Success," the show's second-billed actor, Brian d'Arcy James, remarked to a small group of his colleagues: "Revivals are for cowards." "That became our rallying cry," recalled the show's star, John Lithgow.
March 23, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
He was a neurosurgeon, a shipping magnate, a pompous headmaster, an autocratic father: He was the self-inflated, often weaselly authority figure whose long, narrow, aristocratic face was as well-known in films and television as his name was obscure. James Rebhorn, a journeyman character actor seen most recently as the father of super-spy Carrie Mathison on "Homeland," died Friday at his home in South Orange, N.J., of melanoma, his wife Rebecca Linn said. He was 65. Rebhorn had more than 100 TV and movie credits, including roles in "Scent of a Woman" and "My Cousin Vinny" - both released in 1992 - and "Meet the Parents" (2000)
March 15, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career. And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing. It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If anything, the problem is how good his self-referential work has become in the years since his 2011 Oscar nomination for playing someone else in "127 Hours. " That performance as a stranded solo hiker, the fear rising, the bravado breaking down, put him on the hot list of the young and the talented.
March 14, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Maynard James Keenan, the frontman for metal groups Tool, a Perfect Circle and Puscifier, has listed his home in Hollywood Hills at $2.495 million. The Mediterranean-style house, built in 2000, features elaborate wooden ceilings, a bar, a den, a wine-tasting room, two fireplaces, four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 3,750 square feet of living space. The 11,000-square-foot grounds have a swimming pool and waterfalls. There are canyon, mountain and city views. A separate guesthouse could be used as a recording studio.
March 14, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
James Franco has played a rapping gangster in "Spring Breakers," created an art project about "Three's Company" and taken a recurring role on "General Hospital. " But “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas still wasn't certain the actor would consider a cameo in his feature-film version of the cult television series. In fact, he wasn't even sure of the best way to get him the script. Spoiler alert: Key plot details follow. if you'd rather not know, please stop reading here.
March 11, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A former attorney who once handled some of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's toughest legal cases was convicted Tuesday of stealing nearly $2 million from the transit agency by submitting phony invoices and pocketing settlement money. James Vincent Reiss, who also was convicted of stealing more than $1 million from other clients, pleaded no contest to two felony counts of grand theft. He is expected to be sentenced to a decade in prison. Reiss defended Metro in multimillion-dollar injury lawsuits involving rail and bus passengers until officials realized he was defrauding the agency, said Jane Robison, an L.A. County district attorney's spokeswoman.
March 10, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
You have to think that Miami Heat star LeBron James, if only for a moment, wished he was still wearing his protective mask during Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls. James, who broke his nose two weeks ago, got tangled up with Chicago's Jimmy Butler during the game. As each man fell to the ground, Butler's foot swung around and hit James in the side of his head. They sort of wrestled with each other while getting up and both were given a technical foul. The Bulls defeated the Heat, 95-88, in overtime.
December 25, 2009 | Mark Heisler
Where are those puppets when we need them? The Montagues and Capulets, who feuded in "Romeo and Juliet," didn't have little stocking surrogates talking trash, although anything could happen in the next movie version. The Lakers and Boston Celtics did their own taunting, up close and personally. Even as friends, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird lived to grind the other in the dirt, as after one Celtics win in the Forum when Bird, sitting on the team bus, saw a disconsolate Johnson slink by. As Bird said later, "I thought, 'Suffer, you unprintable.
October 11, 2002 | Philip Brandes; Daryl H. Miller
Are people better off knowing things they can't do anything about--especially in relation to their spouse's loyalty? That dilemma takes on unexpected urgency for a contemporary couple in Max Mayer's "James and the Handless Maiden" at the Gascon Center Theatre. Intense, committed performances drive this inaugural production by the promising LA Stage & Film theater company, although some scripting lapses remain intractable.
March 6, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Like a take-it-outside scrape between two once-friendly drunks, the sibling rivalry comedy "Awful Nice" has a kind of bro-logic fascination embedded in its rambunctious male humor. How does a bonding moment turn sour? When is an insult a compliment too? Is there a smidgen of love accompanying that swing to the head? This is not to say that writer-director Todd Sklar's loose, unkempt tale of two long-incommunicado brothers on a disastrous trip to claim their dead father's inheritance is some model of broken-relations satire.
March 5, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
A striking new hotel under construction on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood will be a swanky outpost of the James, an upscale boutique brand in major urban centers. The 286-room hotel at the southeast corner of Sunset and La Cienega boulevards is part of a $300-million complex under construction at the intersection. The development, known as Sunset La Cienega, will also have apartments, shops and restaurants. Developer CIM Group said it formed a partnership with Denihan Hospitality Group to build the James Los Angeles, which will be the first new ground-up hotel in West Hollywood in three decades.
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