February 22, 2014 |
The rivalry that produced Jerry West versus Bill Russell, Magic Johnson versus Larry Bird and Kobe Bryant versus Paul Pierce offered a new matchup Friday night: MarShon Brooks versus Jerryd Bayless. It was actually more enticing than it sounds, Brooks nudging a proud but wayward franchise ahead of its archnemesis, if just for one night. Brooks sparked an 11-point comeback in the fourth quarter of his Lakers debut, helping his new team blow past the hated Boston Celtics in a 101-92 victory that had Staples Center rocking for one of the few times this season.
February 22, 2014 |
Throw-ins? Almost as quickly as you could say "Blake Mamba," the seldom-used duo acquired from Golden State for Steve Blake erupted for a combined 29 points in the Lakers' 101-92 victory Friday night over Boston. Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks had averaged only 4.9 points combined this season before Bazemore scored 15 and Brooks had 14 against the Celtics. But can they do this consistently? "If you can do it once, you can do it twice," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Saturday.
February 4, 2014 |
It might seem odd that South Coast Repertory is presenting a revival of "The Light in the Piazza. " Renowned for developing new American plays, SCR isn't known for producing musicals. What's more, the show hasn't been away all that long. Bartlett Sher's original Broadway production had a spectacular run at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2006. But this more contained SCR production provides a unique perspective on "The Light in the Piazza," written by Craig Lucas (book) and Adam Guettel (music and lyrics)
November 26, 2013 |
Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, two-time winner Tom Glavine and two-time AL most valuable player Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Mike Mussina, Hideo Nomo, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Kent, Moises Alou and Luis Gonzalez also are among the players eligible to be voted on for the first time by the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America. The 36-player ballot will include Armando Benitez, Sean Casey, Ray Durham, Eric Gagne, Jacque Jones, Todd Jones, Paul Lo Duca, Richie Sexson, J.T. Snow and Mike Timlin, the Hall said Tuesday.
October 31, 2013 |
SEATTLE - When Washington state voters legalized recreational marijuana a year ago, Jeff Stewart saw an opportunity: After all, he figured, it's the rare industry that's born overnight with proven demand and little competition. But then the 37-year-old tech worker tried to find a warehouse where he could grow about 10,000 square feet of pot plants. What he found was that some cities in the Evergreen State had imposed moratoriums to keep out recreational pot while the foundation is being laid for the new industry.
August 12, 2013 |
Former General Motors and Northrop Grumman chairman Kent Kresa has his Beverly Hills estate listed for $35 million. The Spanish Colonial Revival mansion, built in 1927, has been restored and sits on 1.75 landscaped acres. Wrought ironwork, leaded glass windows, Malibu tile and hand-hewn beamed ceilings are among the home's details. The 14,000 square feet of living space in the main and guesthouses include living and family rooms, a formal dining room, a library/screening room, eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.