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February 21, 2013 | By Christopher Knight
French artist Davide Balula takes a deep dive into a shallow pool for his new painting installation. The disarming reversals are confounding. The stairs, floor and three surrounding walls of the step-down room at Francois Ghebaly Gallery, where Balula is having his Los Angeles debut, are painted a rich turquoise blue, its watery luminosity enhanced by the skylight overhead. Three large, pristine white canvases hang on the walls. Like Robert Rauschenberg's 1951 white paintings, Balula's capture only ambient light and shadow.
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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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ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2012 | By Noelene Clark
Carmageddon II is fast approaching, with transportation officials shutting down a 10-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway this weekend for the second time in 14 months. Construction crews will use the closure between the 10 and 101 freeways to demolish the rest of the Mulholland Drive bridge as part of a freeway improvement process. Though Southern Californians survived Carmageddon's first iteration relatively unscathed (some called it "Carmaheaven"), we shouldn't get too cocky when it comes to traffic -- that is, if the movies have anything to teach us. It seems nearly every doomsday flick released over the last few decades features a traffic jam of epic proportions, from the mass exodus stuck on the highway, helplessly watching a horrific disaster in "Deep Impact" to the yellow cabs stuck in the quickly flooding streets of Manhattan in "The Day After Tomorrow.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2013 | By Joe Mozingo
A fire next to the 5 Freeway near Castaic has jammed traffic heading north toward the Grapevine. By 4 p.m., firefighters had knocked down the flames and were “mopping up,” said Kyle Sanford, supervising dispatcher with the L.A. County Fire Department. The California Highway Patrol said the two outside northbound lanes were still closed but should be opened by 5:15. The fire started about 1:30 and burned 3 acres in the gap of land where the northbound and southbound lanes cross north of Castaic.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
When I tell people I'm taking a canning and preserving course, they often say they're afraid to make jams or pickles because of botulism, a paralyzing and sometimes fatal illness that can be food-borne. Our teacher, Ernest Miller, took that fear head-on in our second class. I think we all were wide-eyed when he said that with two small jars of the botulinum toxin , we could rid the planet of all its humans. OK, then, time to listen carefully to the rules and regulations about making things safe.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
There must be something in the water in Hollywood. On Tuesday, two of Tinseltown's hottest leading men, Brad Pitt and Channing Tatum, got extremely weird on the late-night airwaves. Tatum was the first to unfurl his freak flag on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where he appeared in double-entendre-laden video called "(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum. " It featured one of the catchiest R 'n' B hooks since "Motherlover" and a bevy of stars including Jamie Foxx, Olivia Munn, Gabourey Sidibe and Miley Cyrus -- but alas, no Justin Timberlake or Andy Samberg.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Commuters and residents in the San Fernando Valley are bracing for traffic tie-ups Tuesday when President Obama visits "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank and overnights in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Police Department officials are warning drivers to avoid the areas around the following intersections in Burbank, Canoga Park and Woodland Hills on Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: -- Hollywood Way and San Fernando Road -- Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard -- Hollywood Way and Alameda -- Olive Avenue and Buena Vista -- Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue -- Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue -- Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard On Wednesday morning, the LAPD suggests drivers avoid these areas between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.: -- Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue -- Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue -- Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard Obama is scheduled to tape with Leno on Tuesday afternoon for the 11:30 p.m. show.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2010 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
For Marlene Baroli-Turati, life has become an obsession with sugar and fruit. After working two decades as a project manager for Boeing Co., she was laid off during a round of recession-fueled cutbacks in 2008. "I had always made jams and jellies as gifts," said Baroli-Turati, 44, who lives in Lake Forest and launched a line of preserves under the brand name DaSweetZpot. She sells the products online store on Etsy.com and at area food festivals and trade shows. "I figured, why not start making them as a business?"
NEWS
August 24, 1986 | United Press International
Amid reports of a second image, thousands of people jammed roads to see what they claim is the image of Jesus on a rusting soybean oil tank. Hundreds of people have gathered at the site for about two weeks, but the throng swelled Thursday night after word of the apparition was spread by news reports. Witnesses said the second image, a likeness of the face of Jesus, was visible on the east side of the tank.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1989
Less than a year ago, we Malibu commuters predicted daily traffic jams of great magnitude and inconvenience. We knew, that when Caltrans started widening the Ventura Freeway, thousands of Valley motorists would jam Pacific Coast Highway and cause interminable traffic delays. We were wrong! In actuality, the PCH traffic is moving very nicely as construction continues on the Ventura Freeway. We thank you, Caltrans, for a great job of planning and execution. GEARY STEFFEN Malibu Township Council
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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