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July 3, 2010
The Cliff Lee sweepstakes is heating up, with Cincinnati and possibly the New York Yankees joining Minnesota at the forefront. A.J. Burnett's problems have forced Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman to reconsider waiting for free agency to take his shot at Lee. A team trading for the Seattle starter in the next couple of weeks would owe him only about $4.5 million, which puts him on the radar for even a mid-payroll team such as Cincinnati....
April 7, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Comparing illegal immigration to a war that threatened the United States' future, GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly once exhorted citizens to rise and join his fight to stop people from crossing the border, according to audio of a speech he gave in 2006. "I am a descendant of Jim Bowie, who died at the Alamo," Donnelly, then a leader in the Minuteman border-patrol group, said at a rally in Temecula that year. "It is rumored that he took a dozen Mexican soldiers to their deaths before they finally killed him. How many of you will rise up and take his place on that wall?"
July 21, 2010 | By Kristena Hansen, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A multi-state investigation is raising more questions about how Google Inc. may have improperly gathered people's private information through their unsecured wireless networks while collecting data for its Street View feature. Connecticut Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal, who has been leading the month-old investigation, sent a third letter to Google on Wednesday asking, among other things, whether it had tested the feature's software before putting it to use. Doing so, he said, should have uncovered any glitches responsible for the unwarranted collection of e-mails, passwords and other personal data of those who failed to protect their networks with passwords.
April 4, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Granada Hills Kennedy Coach Dion Lambert is joining the football staff at Valencia as an assistant coach for defensive backs and receivers. He played at UCLA and in the NFL.  
March 23, 2001
Is there anyone in the city of Los Angeles who is not running for mayor? ROBERT OLSEN Yucaipa
June 20, 2013
Join actress Laura Dern and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp for a live video discussion of the actress' late, great HBO series, "Enlightened," today at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time. "What if Lucy [Ricardo] became Norma Rae?" That's the question Dern posed when pitching "Enlightened" to HBO. In the series, which Dern created with Mike White, she starred as Amy, a naive, deeply flawed woman who undergoes a spiritual awakening and becomes hellbent on bringing down corporate overlords.
September 2, 1986
Your informative article on the Commonwealth nations (Times, Aug. 9) suggested to me that perhaps now is the time for the United States to join the club. As a former colony, we are eligible. Since 31 members are republics, membership should be consistent with our republican tradition. We would benefit through increased influence in the Third World and closer ties with Canada, our largest trading partner, as well as with Britain and Australia. As a result, we might reduce our unfavorable balance of trade and win more votes in the United Nations as well as promote peace.
June 16, 2010 | By Mike Hiserman
The Pacific 10 Conference's Plan B appears set. Utah is expected to announce it will become the league's 12th member during a noon PDT news conference Thursday at Rice-Eccles Stadium on campus. Utah received an official invitation to join the conference Wednesday. Colorado announced last week it would become the conference's 11th member starting in the fall of 2012. Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott was hoping to build the league up to 16 teams by adding Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State — that was Plan A. But those plans were scuttled this week when Texas, the leader of the group, decided to stay put in the Big 12. Utah then became Scott's prime target as a 12th member, which would put the conference at the threshold of being large enough to meet the NCAA requirement for holding a lucrative football championship game.
May 30, 2013
Join actor Aden Young and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp at 4 p.m. PDT Thursday for a live video chat about Young's work on "Rectify," the Sundance Channel's acclaimed new television series. Young plays Daniel Holden, who returns to his small Georgia hometown after spending 19 years in prison for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. Daniel's conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence, but the community -- and members of his own family -- remain divided over his guilt.
June 12, 2013
Join actress Holly Hunter and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp today at noon PDT for a live video chat about Hunter's work on the Sundance Channel 's miniseries "Top of the Lake. " We're assuming you're at least passingly familiar with Holly Hunter's Oscar-winning turn in Jane Campion's 1993 masterpiece of moody atmosphere "The Piano. " And you might well have imagined that Hunter would never again come across a character as singular as that film's mute Scotswoman, though, yes, subsequently she worked with David Cronenberg on "Crash" and was pretty fantastic as Helen Parr/Elastigirl in "The Incredibles.
April 2, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
From some classic Adirondack chairs in front of his colorful new office complex near Marina del Rey, commercial landlord Ned Fox can sit back and watch his property value go up. The developer who made his bones building skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles during the late 1980s and early 1990s today finds himself with a close-up view of the rapidly evolving planned community of Playa Vista and the young tech and entertainment workers transforming the...
April 2, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - A British submarine joined the search Wednesday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as Malaysian police said their investigation of the 227 passengers found no personal or psychological problems or motivation to hijack or sabotage the aircraft. Authorities are continuing to investigate the pilot, copilot and 10 other crew members for clues to how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished March 8 en route to Beijing, police Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told Bernama, the Malaysian state news agency.
March 29, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
RIDGELAND, Miss. - Over the bass beat coming from the band, the Rev. Charles Miller is leading his congregation in boisterous prayer. As his voice rings out, blessing the community and the oppressed, the congregation affirming each line, he names a new group that he says deserves God's attention. "We pray for the employees who are working at Nissan," Miller says, and the dozens of women and men in the pews say amen to that, too. "We pray you wake up the conscience of those that are oppressing them," he says.
March 23, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Even a hugely talented class needs a scolding every so often. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau watched his team slipping, turning a potential blowout against an Eastern Conference minnow into a fast-and-loose game. Fine for pond hockey but not an NHL stretch run. Boudreau called a timeout after the struggling Florida Panthers scored twice and pulled within a goal at the 10:00 mark in the second period and issued some stern reminders. It wasn't quite the Socratic method, but it worked and the Ducks needed 55 seconds after the timeout to score and then cruised, winning, 6-2, on Sunday night at Honda Center.
March 22, 2014 | By David Colker, Los Angeles Times
The fee that Josephine Serrano Collier paid in 1946 for the application to become a policewoman in the Los Angeles Police Department was just $1, but it cost her much more than that. Not only was her family against it, her fiance broke off their engagement. And she was bucking a feeling of mistrust in the Latino community toward the police. But Collier, who had lost her Rosie-the-Riveter job at Lockheed at the end of World War II, needed work and felt she could be a liaison between the community and the LAPD.
March 21, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Zoo has joined a long-odds international effort to save one of nature's tough guys: the Tasmanian devil. Although possessed of sharp fangs, a powerful jaw and a carnivorous personality, the devil is on the verge of being wiped out by a rare and contagious form of cancer on its home island of Tasmania off the coast of Australia. Wildlife officials Down Under, watching in horror as the devil population moves rapidly toward extinction, decided that a public relations effort was needed to raise public awareness about the marsupial's plight . In October, four devils arrived at the San Diego Zoo on long-term loan from the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia.
March 19, 2014 | By Mike Boehm and Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
Capping 12 months that moved from a potential loss of independence to a chance at a fresh start under new museum director Philippe Vergne, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art announced the return Tuesday of trustees John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie, prominent Los Angeles artists who had resigned from its board in 2012 as MOCA fell into upheaval, uncertainty and financial drift. Kathi Cypres and Steven F. Roth, who left the board more quietly in 2012, are also back as trustees, MOCA announced.
March 19, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“The Voice” is getting yet another dose of pop star power. NBC's hit singing competition show has recruited Coldplay's Chris Martin to serve as a mentor. Martin isn't jumping into one of the plush, red spinning-chairs occupied by Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher or Shakira (who are subbing for Christina Aguilera and the recently departed Cee Lo Green). But he will serve as a key advisor, mentoring the artists on the superstar coaches' teams. Martin's new role will be seen during the series' latest format switch.
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