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February 19, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
Fans of "The Biggest Loser's" Francelina, fear not. If you were thinking "Why does Francelina have to go home? Why can't it be Gina? know this: Francelina says she's happy -- in a bittersweet sort of way -- that it was her time to go. "I knew I had gathered the tools in there that I needed to survive in the real world," Francelina Morillo, 25, of Albany, N.Y., said Tuesday morning during a media conference call. "I was ready to face the real world. " She said she couldn't say the same about the rest of the remaining competitors, including Jeff -- her newfound love.  Francelina stopped short of predicting the future, but said that she and Jeff formed a close, intimate bond on the ranch due to shared heartbreak: They both lost their fathers at a young age and turned to food for comfort.
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SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
He has the beard of a hockey player residing in the first round of the playoffs, not one of a man living for months in the mountains. Kings forward Jeff Carter offered a take on the attitude - and, well, altitude - of a now-compelling playoff series between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference quarterfinals. "Yeah, we're halfway there. Halfway up the mountain," Carter said Sunday afternoon at the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo. Game 6 is Monday night at Staples Center with the Sharks holding a three-games-to-two series lead.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The addled but amiable comedy of "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" messes around with the "out of the mouths of babes" idea of wisdom coming from innocents. The babe in this case is a 30-year-old pothead/man-child named Jeff, played by the also amiable Jason Segel, who seems to be staking his claim on just about any sweet, clueless character that comes along. He should be more discriminating. Jeff does indeed still live at home, in his mom's basement, drawing most of his murky understanding of the ways of the world from M. Night Shyamalan's spooky film "Signs.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
The Kings are the only team in the Western Conference to be mired in a 3-0 playoff hole, which is why there was more talk Wednesday about 2010 than their 2012 Stanley Cup championship resume. There is something special about rallying from an 3-0 series deficit, so extraordinary that it has happened only three times in NHL history. Current Kings Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are members of that select club, having accomplished the feat when they were with the Philadelphia Flyers, who pulled off the trick against the Boston Bruins in 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Kimberly Bornstein stands blindfolded at the front of a small stage at Hollywood's Magic Castle. Behind her a man from the audience stares intently at a dollar bill in his hands while Bornstein's husband, Jeff, looks on. Slowly, Kimberly recites a list of numbers that comprise the serial number of the dollar bill. The man gasps and says something unprintable under his breath. This is the pinnacle of the Bornsteins' show "Mind Meld," which the celebrated mind-reading duo are performing for the next few weeks at Hollywood's Acme Comedy Theater.
NATIONAL
May 4, 2012
Lyndon B. Johnson was president, "My Fair Lady" swept the Oscars and Martin Luther King Jr.  was leading marches across the South. The year 1965 was also when a 13-year-old boy in Pennsylvania found a box turtle, carved his initials and the year into its rock-hard shell, and then let the creature go. He forgot about it until this week when his father, who still lives on the property, found a box turtle meandering on his land, turned it over,...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
"The Details," an offbeat, original, pitch dark comedy for adults, offers a chancy return role for ex-"Spider-Man" star Tobey Maguire, who's been largely (and sadly) absent from the big screen of late. As Jeff Lang, an OB-GYN whose routine life snowballs into a suburban hell after a sod-swallowing raccoon starts tearing up his backyard, Maguire tilts his nice-guy persona on its ear while effectively maintaining a kind of "who me?" - and "why me?" - innocence. It's a nutty and surprising ride steered by writer-director Jacob Aaron Estes in his first turn behind the camera since 2004's fine "Mean Creek.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1987 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Jeff R. stood on a platform two-thirds of the way up a telephone-pole tower above the rooftops of a placid Chatsworth neighborhood. "My name is Jeff," he said deliberately, concentrating on a rectangular air bag 40 feet below. "I'm going to do a header." In real life, Jeff R. (as an actor, that is his whole name) was an architect who found office life boring and repetitive. He was lured away by images of excitement and danger that flickered through his thoughts.
SPORTS
April 13, 1987 | LAURIE THOMPSON
Being fraternal twins hasn't curtailed the individuality of Jeff and Chris Belloli, Servite's top tennis players. Jeff, the team's No. 1 player, performed as "Tigger" last summer in the Disneyland electrical parade and was voted the parade's most enthusiastic participant by Disneyland employees. Chris, who is No. 2, was one of five Servite students selected to compete in an all-Orange County high school trivia bowl.
BOOKS
March 26, 1995 | CHRIS GOODRICH
GOING UNDER: A Novel by William Luvaas (Putnam: $23.95; 318 pp.). Jerri Tillotson, in the middle of "Going Under," tells her preteen daughter to "act normal." Meena, who's taken to behaving like a spider, begins to wonder what "normal" means. Hiding booze in syrup and soap bottles, like Jerri? Hanging out with the bikini-wearing women next door, like her father Don? Becoming excited by half brother Olson's physical presence, or raped by a blood relative, like Meena herself?
OPINION
April 15, 2014 | By Jeff Bauman
It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancee, Erin, and I have the baby's room to paint and some IKEA furniture to assemble. I roll out of bed early - 10:30 - and get into my wheelchair. Erin is already making coffee in the kitchen. "I started the first wall," she says. "I love that gray. " Erin never bugs me about sleeping late. For a few months after I was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, I often slept 15 hours a day. The doctors said my body needed to heal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Former state Assemblyman Jeff Miller (R-Corona) has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for improperly accepting a gift of two tickets, arranged by a lobbyist, to a San Francisco 49ers football game. The fine is continuing fallout from the state Fair Political Practices Commission investigation into the lobbyist firm Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates. The probe resulted in a $133,500 fine against the firm in February for improperly making campaign contributions to about 40 politicians and gifts to three others, including Miller.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Jeff Bridges, forever the Dude to many people, is scheduled to perform at this year's Lebowski Fest L.A. Bridges and his country-rock band, the Abiders, will play before a screening of the Coen brothers' cult classic "The Big Lebowski" on April 25 at the Wiltern Theatre. Bridges is an Oscar-winning actor, and he's become known for his photography. But he's also had a longtime passion for music, talking about it last year with the Los Angeles Times' Randy Lewis. He said that after his Academy Award-winning role in the 2009 film "Crazy Heart," he decided it was time to pursue his "teenage dream of having a band and going on the road and making records.
SPORTS
March 24, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
PHILADELPHIA - If Flyers fans booed every time Jeff Carter touched the puck Monday, it must have sounded like music to his ears. With extra zip in his step if not revenge in his heart for the acrimonious end to his tenure with the Flyers, Carter scored the Kings' first goal in his first game back at the Wells Fargo Center. Another former Flyer longer removed, Justin Williams, scored the second goal of the Kings' eventual 3-2 victory. "There's an added incentive any time you play your former team, especially the way things ended here," Williams said of Carter, who didn't speak to the media after the game.
SPORTS
March 24, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
PHILADELPHIA - Flyers fans booed every time Kings forward Jeff Carter touched the puck Monday, but it was music to his ears. Carter, traded by Philadephia to Columbus and later dealt by the Blue Jackets to the Kings, scored the Kings' first goal in his first game back at the Wells Fargo Center. Justin Williams, another ex-Flyer, scored the second goal after the Kings survived a series of shorthanded situations. After the Flyers pulled even, Dwight King - who has no connection to the Flyers - scored the winner off a two-on-one at 10 minutes 36 seconds of the third period for a 3-2 decision in the opener of a short but challenging Eastern trip.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
One of the supposed byproducts of the Kings acquiring Marian Gaborik was the notion that forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards could resume their partnership, helping shake Richards out of a prolonged slump. It hasn't quite happened. Richards has three goals in 2014 - nine in all this season - and has no points in the last six games since scoring the game-winner at Winnipeg on March 6. In the last five games, Carter has one assist, but he did score in the shootout of Thursday's win against Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2003 | STEVE HARVEY
Writer Joe Shea saw a young man in a waiter's uniform hurry out of a Red Line car at the 7th Street stop and call to another departing rider: "Sir, sir, you forgot your umbrella." Talk about good service! Actually, the waiter, who toils at Pete's Cafe downtown, found the umbrella on the fellow's seat, not in the restaurant. But I still think he deserved a tip. Drive-away "oops" mishaps: Jim Herschler of Harbor City once took his misbehaving car to the house of his buddy Jeff, a mechanic.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2012 | By Margaret Gray
Reality TV has plenty to recommend it - even beyond Schadenfreude - but likable characters are not its long suit. “Nobody Loves You,” an original musical premiering at the Old Globe in San Diego, is about a fictional televised dating contest also called “Nobody Loves You,” a mash-up of “The Bachelor” and “Paradise Hotel” with some clever original twists. The risk of the premise is a parade of objectionable people mocking themselves in song. But the clever co-creators, Gaby Alter (music and lyrics)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As the popularity of "The Hunger Games" franchise and the anticipation of the release of "Divergent" can attest, dystopic young-adult stories are all the rage these days, on screen and on the page. Now the first trailer has been released for a big-screen adaptation of one of the genre's seminal books, "The Giver. " Based on Lois Lowry's Newbury-winning novel and directed by Phillip Noyce, "The Giver" is set in a future society free from pain, suffering and conflict but also characterized by conformity and an utter lack of feeling.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, who has been serving a life sentence in Texas prison, has been hospitalized, officials said. Jeffs was in stable condition Monday at a Galveston hospital, where he was admitted March 11 for treatment of a non-life-threatening condition, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Robert Hurst. Hurst declined to release additional details, including why Jeffs, 58, was hospitalized. Jeffs was transferred to the hospital from a state prison in Palestine, about 140 miles north of Houston, where he had been held in isolation.
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