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January 29, 2009 | David Wharton
Any second now, James Keefe is going to lose his temper. The big guy with the buzz-cut hair is going to drop that deadpan expression and start fuming. But first he has to get through a mouthful of peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich. The UCLA forward chews. And chews some more. Finally he gets around to the subject at hand: losing his starting job midway through the season. "I mean," he says, and then pauses.
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March 7, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - James O'Keefe, the conservative activist whose hidden-camera stings have been aimed at liberal targets, has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee of the group ACORN, according to documents filed Thursday in federal court here. As part of the settlement, O'Keefe says he "regrets any pain" suffered by Juan Carlos Vera, who was interviewed by O'Keefe and an associate in ACORN's office in National City, near the U.S.-Mexico border, on Aug. 18, 2009.
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SPORTS
March 28, 2008 | Bill Plaschke
PHOENIX -- Their team in deep trouble, their March in deep stumble, a deep, strange cheer arose from the US Airways Center stands. "Eeeeeeeee." What was it? It couldn't be "Luuuc." It didn't sound like any part of "UCLA." It didn't sound like anything that Bruins fans have ever chanted before. Then, in a couple of dizzying, desperate minutes, it became perfectly clear. "Keeeefe."
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October 24, 2012 | By Jon Healey
This post has been updated, as indicated below. Republicans were cheering Wednesday after right-wing hidden-camera provocateur (and would-be sexual prankster ) James O'Keefe unveiled his latest expose , this time catching a Democratic congressman's son advising an undercover member of O'Keefe's team on how to commit voter fraud. The video, O'Keefe says, "takes an unprecedented inside view of voter fraud in the United States, something that many claim doesn't even exist.
SPORTS
December 6, 2007 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
UCLA forward James Keefe has impressed Coach Ben Howland after the sophomore's first two practices this season. Keefe underwent shoulder surgery last August and was cleared for contact Tuesday. "It is obvious that James has done a lot of conditioning . . . because he looked to be in great shape today," Howland said after Wednesday's practice. "He looked very good for someone that hasn't practiced or played for four months."
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November 3, 2006 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Josh Shipp whipped the pass to a wide-open Arron Afflalo, who made the three-point basket 21 seconds into UCLA's 73-43 exhibition victory over Cal Poly Pomona on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion. There was plenty of time later to see freshman point guard Russell Westbrook run a fastbreak about 10 seconds into his Bruins debut, to watch sophomore Alfred Aboya plant his sturdy body in the lane and push out intruders, to see another rookie, gangly James Keefe, fight for seven rebounds.
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December 13, 2007 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
James Keefe returned to practice last week with high hopes that his surgically repaired left shoulder was ready for pounding and that he would step easily back into the swing of UCLA basketball. On Wednesday, it was announced that the 6-foot-8, 228-pound sophomore had decided to sit out this season as a redshirt, keeping three years of eligibility.
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November 12, 2008 | David Wharton, Wharton is a Times staff writer.
The hands move. The feet shuffle ever so slightly. Darren Collison has trouble standing still when he talks about basketball season, about a UCLA team stocked with backcourt talent. Players who can run. "We've just got to go," Collison says. "We can't really think about slowing it down." Sounds like an intriguing shift in ethos from the gritty, blue-collar Bruins that fans have come to know in the Ben Howland era. But the coach steps in with a sobering reminder.
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February 14, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
The first time he dunked a basketball, as an awkward eighth grader, just when he could get both big hands over the rim, James Keefe got tangled up, kicked his legs out, fell and broke both arms. But four years later, Keefe was a high school All-American and on his way to UCLA, dunking just fine. So Keefe has overcome mishap and injury before. This season, the 6-foot-8, 220-pound sophomore got tangled up in another injury -- one that led to a readjustment of his expectations.
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October 16, 2009 | David Wharton
As the UCLA basketball team gathered at Pauley Pavilion for a recent workout, Malcolm Lee looked from player to player, trying to single out a preordained leader. "Could be anybody," the sophomore guard said. "We're basically starting from the ground up." Well, it might seem like that for the Bruins, but as official practice for the 2009-10 college basketball season begins Friday, USC is the team in town that is really starting over. UCLA lost four of five starters from last season, with seniors Alfred Aboya, Josh Shipp and Darren Collison moving on and freshman Jrue Holiday jumping early to the NBA. But USC also has only one starter back, its three best players having left school early.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
LAS VEGAS -- No question about it, getting arrested and charged with a felony has been a sobering experience for video provocateur James O'Keefe, the 27-year-old “citizen journalist” best known for exposing abominable advice dispensed by staffers at a handful of outposts of the community organizing group ACORN. Over the weekend, O'Keefe discussed his work and gave pointers to a gathering of conservative bloggers. At Americans for Prosperity's Right Online, he showed videos of some of his past and current projects and when asked by one blogger for his best advice, he offered, “Don't get caught.” O'Keefe does not suffer from a lack of confidence, but in a brief interview after his Saturday afternoon session, he seemed slightly humbled by his serious brush with the law in 2010.
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January 30, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum
James O'Keefe, the conservative activist who was arrested Monday with three others after they allegedly posed as telephone repairmen to illegally enter the New Orleans office of a U.S. senator, broke his weeklong silence Friday and conceded that he may have made a mistake. "On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation," O'Keefe said in a statement posted on the website BigGovernment .org, "particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building."
OPINION
January 28, 2010
Filmmaker James O'Keefe III is 25, meaning he was born about 13 years after five men were arrested for trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington. The subsequent scandal, which led to the resignation of the burglars' boss, President Richard M. Nixon, was fodder for history books by the time O'Keefe was old enough to read them. Chances are, he didn't. O'Keefe, the Internet "journalist" who became an overnight sensation after his undercover reports revealed unethical behavior by the liberal activist group ACORN, now finds himself in the middle of his own bugging scandal.
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January 28, 2010 | By Mark Silva
Conservative pundits and activists on Wednesday backed away from a young video producer who was arrested with three other men on suspicion of illegally entering the New Orleans office of Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu posing as telephone repairmen. James O'Keefe III, 25, gained celebrity in conservative circles last year for undercover videotapes he made at several offices of the liberal community organizing group ACORN, in which workers appear to give advice on tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution.
SPORTS
December 17, 2009 | By David Wharton
UCLA forward James Keefe is expected to be out two to three weeks while recovering from a dislocated left shoulder, the team announced Wednesday. Keefe was hurt on a play under the basket during the first half of Tuesday night's game against New Mexico State, hopping off the floor with his arm held at a careful angle. The same shoulder required surgery for a torn labrum two years ago. Keefe's absence will be especially painful for a UCLA team that has to deal with a two-time All-American forward, Luke Harangody , at Notre Dame on Saturday.
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October 16, 2009 | David Wharton
As the UCLA basketball team gathered at Pauley Pavilion for a recent workout, Malcolm Lee looked from player to player, trying to single out a preordained leader. "Could be anybody," the sophomore guard said. "We're basically starting from the ground up." Well, it might seem like that for the Bruins, but as official practice for the 2009-10 college basketball season begins Friday, USC is the team in town that is really starting over. UCLA lost four of five starters from last season, with seniors Alfred Aboya, Josh Shipp and Darren Collison moving on and freshman Jrue Holiday jumping early to the NBA. But USC also has only one starter back, its three best players having left school early.
SPORTS
December 17, 2009 | By David Wharton
UCLA forward James Keefe is expected to be out two to three weeks while recovering from a dislocated left shoulder, the team announced Wednesday. Keefe was hurt on a play under the basket during the first half of Tuesday night's game against New Mexico State, hopping off the floor with his arm held at a careful angle. The same shoulder required surgery for a torn labrum two years ago. Keefe's absence will be especially painful for a UCLA team that has to deal with a two-time All-American forward, Luke Harangody , at Notre Dame on Saturday.
OPINION
January 28, 2010
Filmmaker James O'Keefe III is 25, meaning he was born about 13 years after five men were arrested for trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington. The subsequent scandal, which led to the resignation of the burglars' boss, President Richard M. Nixon, was fodder for history books by the time O'Keefe was old enough to read them. Chances are, he didn't. O'Keefe, the Internet "journalist" who became an overnight sensation after his undercover reports revealed unethical behavior by the liberal activist group ACORN, now finds himself in the middle of his own bugging scandal.
SPORTS
October 15, 2009 | David Wharton and Pete Thomas
Any college coach likes to see one of his players follow a missed shot by grabbing the rebound and dunking. It was especially nice for UCLA's Ben Howland when he watched forward James Keefe , recovering from a shoulder injury, attack the hoop during an individual workout this week. "I think he's a little better off than was originally feared," Howland said. Speaking to reporters at the team's media day Wednesday, the coach said he will continue to play it safe by limiting Keefe to noncontact drills when practices officially begin Friday.
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September 19, 2009 | Washington Post
The proposition was outrageous, outlandish and right up James E. O'Keefe III's alley. Hannah Giles was on the phone from Washington, D.C., and she was asking him to dress as her pimp, walk into the offices of the ACORN community activist group, openly admit to wanting to buy a house to run as a brothel and see what happened. It was serendipity, O'Keefe said Thursday. On that day in May, he was still burning mad after watching a YouTube video of ACORN workers breaking padlocks off foreclosed homes and barging in. "I was upset," he said.
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