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April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK -- Third base is beginning to look like a platoon position for the Angels, with the left-handed-hitting Ian Stewart getting the start over struggling David Freese against New York Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda on Friday night, the third time in six games Manager Mike Scioscia has gone with such an alignment. The lack of regular playing time is making it difficult, if not impossible, for Freese, who is batting .145 (nine for 62) with one homer, five runs batted in, 20 strikeouts and five walks in 17 games, to find any rhythm, timing or confidence at the plate.
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April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK -- Third base is beginning to look like a platoon position for the Angels, with the left-handed-hitting Ian Stewart getting the start over struggling David Freese against New York Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda on Friday night, the third time in six games Manager Mike Scioscia has gone with such an alignment. The lack of regular playing time is making it difficult, if not impossible, for Freese, who is batting .145 (nine for 62) with one homer, five runs batted in, 20 strikeouts and five walks in 17 games, to find any rhythm, timing or confidence at the plate.
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OPINION
December 24, 2006
Re "Reform bid fades away amid hems and haws," column, Dec. 20 The dismal lack of action by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors when it comes to the juvenile justice system is a plan, not an error. The board has carefully avoided the situation for two reasons: Ignore it long enough and someone else will have to pick up the ball, such as the state or federal justice systems. Putting criminals on the streets who are better trained by being in the L.A. County juvenile facilities provides more work for the county Sheriff's Department, which means we'll need more deputies, which means the board then has the need to ask for more money from us to create the new positions.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The number that matters most is not 500. The number that matters most is 0. That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols. He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in Washington on Tuesday night after he hit his 500th home run. But the Angels are not paying him a quarter-billion dollars for reminders of how great he was when he played for the St. Louis Cardinals. INTERACTIVE: Compare salaries on Angels, Nationals If that really is the classic Pujols back at-bat, that would be a big swing toward an October different from the last two, when he and the Angels stayed home and the Pujols-less Cardinals advanced deep into the playoffs.
NEWS
October 21, 1990
I read with interest your article on the lack of moral fiber in today's youth ("Did We Rear a Bunch of 'Moral Mutants' ?" Oct. 11). Having just turned 30, I have something in common with those past 30 as well as with many young adults in their 20s. Josephson's study is particularly timely because we face hard economic truths these days caused in large part by the lack of moral commitment of an older generation to the needs and concerns of society's next...
OPINION
February 19, 2005
Re "The Case of the Mutant AIDS Virus," Commentary, Feb. 16: The resistant strain of HIV that is mysteriously cropping up mirrors the resistance we are getting from the community toward acknowledging that HIV/AIDS is a recurring crisis. From lack of funding to lack of education, the crisis is once again growing while the community argues over whether such an announcement is appropriate. Brigitte Tweddell Executive Director, Project New Hope Los Angeles
SPORTS
January 12, 2002
Regarding the item on the New York Post's Steve Serby ("Morning Briefing," Jan. 9): Getting a bit carried away is one thing. To say "and your life is on the line," when it refers to winning a football game, especially if you are from New York, shows an alarming lack of perspective. Terry Brannon Los Angeles
SPORTS
October 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Burbank Bell-Jeff, hurt by lack of players and injuries, has canceled its final three football games. Here's the story link from the Burbank Leader.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
September 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Two games into the season, Napoleon Banks said Thursday he has resigned as football coach at West Adams, citing lack of support from the school administration. The program was 0-10 last season and is 0-2 this season. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1989
I am sick at heart reading about the fire that destroyed Duquette's celestial angels. A lifetime labor of love created for the 200th birthday of Los Angeles, they were exiled to our northern neighbor when the gauche, gross powers-that-be in Los Angeles spurned the glorious gift through lack of interest, lack of vision, and sheer ignorance. Their shimmering fantasy brought tears to my eyes when they were displayed at Exposition Park several years ago. Now they are gone. Now the true taste of Los Angeles can be expressed in some hideous hodgepodge to be erected over the freeway.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago. L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row - thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather and popular tourist attractions. But L.A.'s tourist numbers are not growing fast enough to keep up with the nation's top three destinations, primarily because the city lacks enough hotel rooms to host more tourists. "We have an awful lot of things that are in our favor," said Robert Kleinhenz, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
WORLD
April 19, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into action, gathering details from victims in their hospital beds. President Xi Jinping urged all-out efforts to investigate the slaughter. The incident was quickly dubbed "China's 9/11. " But by nightfall Monday, the state-run New China News Agency signaled that it was time to move on. "Kunming railway station serious violent terror case is successfully solved," its headline said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2014 | By Chris Lee and Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
INDIO, Calif. - Dee Dee Penny, lead singer of the Dum Dum Girls, is no stranger to performing at giant summer musical events. At the first of the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival events last Friday, her retro-rock act played before thousands of ecstatic fans. She was just one of an eclectic roster of female artists who galvanized Coachella audiences. Teenage provocateur Lorde dazzled amid a howling dust storm in her summer music festival debut. R&B diva Solange got a surprise assist from her superstar sister, Beyoncé Knowles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2014 | Bloomberg News
Gene Estess, a broker who gave up the pay and perks of Wall Street for a second career helping New York City's homeless, has died. He was 78. He died April 9 at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to his wife, Pat Schiff Estess. The cause was lung cancer, diagnosed about six months ago. Raised in Illinois on the Mississippi River, Estess found himself unable to ignore the inequality on the streets of New York. He remained interested in poverty and homelessness while living in the leafy suburb of Armonk in Westchester County and working as an options specialist at L.F. Rothschild & Co., an investment bank and brokerage firm.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao has been in so many more big fights than his Saturday opponent Timothy Bradley that apparently he can now read body language. "They seem very nervous," Pacquiao whispered to trainer Freddie Roach on the MGM Grand stage, where Pacquiao weighed in at 145 pounds and Bradley at 145.5 for their World Boxing Organization welterweight championship bout. Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 knockouts) is seeking to avenge what most viewed as a badly scored split-decision loss to Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
A new report on spurring job growth in Los Angeles covers the bases, but leaves Hollywood out of the picture. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission report, titled "A Time for Action," was commissioned last year by City Council President Herb Wesson and offers various prescriptions to reverse a net decline in jobs over the last two decades. The recommendations include such ideas as promoting bioscience research, establishing a regional tourism authority and combining the ports of L.A. and Long Beach.
SPORTS
June 9, 2007
About a month ago I was begging Bill Stoneman to make a deal for a hitter as the Angels were barely over .500. Of course, he didn't make any such deal and now the Angels are over .600. It takes a big man to admit he was wrong but I'll do it anyway. Good job Bill. Keep up the good lack of work. RON REEVE Glendora
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1986
Actors are the first ones called to contribute their time and talents to a worthy cause. We are more than happy to help raise millions of dollars each year by doing benefits for various charities. We are paid back when we know we have helped people. We don't even mind the long hours and the lack of proper rehearsal time. It goes with the territory. We understand that. So does the audience. Will someone please tell us the point of reviewing a benefit? If there is a point, I am wondering if we might all be better off from now on just donating the money.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2014 | By Lisa Zamosky
Now that open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act is over for this year, healthcare consumers can begin to put their insurance policies to work. For many, it may be a challenge. A year ago, Norm Wilkinson, 61, retired after 35 years as a Teamster and signed on to a retiree health plan. He figured he'd enjoy the same comprehensive coverage he'd had for years, but soon learned that prescription drugs weren't covered. "I did not get a prescription drug plan with it, and that was the big killer," said Wilkinson, a resident of Whittier.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Joe Flint
An average of 37,000 people have watched the Dodgers this week on their new television home, SportsNet LA, according to Nielsen. That pales in comparison to the first two games last season on Fox-owned Prime Ticket, both of which averaged around 300,000 viewers. Of course, Prime Ticket is available everywhere while SportsNet LA is currently only on Time Warner Cable, which is handing distribution for the channel. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll         Angel ratings, meanwhile, are off to a strong start.
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