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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Balloon popping and an egg-rolling relay are unlikely to ever be sanctioned as Olympic events, but they will be highlights this month in the Warner Center Children's Corner's Summer Games. Preschoolers at the nonprofit day-care center in Woodland Hills have caught the Olympic spirit and have chosen the Games as their learning theme for August.
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SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
DALLAS -- Lindy Ruff did an outstanding job in coaching the Stars to the playoffs for the first time since 2008, taking a team that's almost evenly split between veterans and kids and molding it into a competitive group that has pushed the top-seeded Ducks hard throughout the teams' first-round playoff series. For Ruff, who spent the previous 14-plus seasons coaching the Buffalo Sabres, the playoffs have provided a continuing education about his own team and his players' abilities and character.
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OPINION
July 7, 2009
Amid the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth over the recent death of the King of Pop, it's worth noting the loss Monday of the King of Bang. Robert Strange McNamara, who died at his home in Washington at 93, helped engineer the nuclear escalation of the Cold War and the military escalation of the Vietnam War, a brilliant man who rose quickly to the pinnacle of the corporate and government worlds only to become the poster child for wrongheaded hubris.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | Helene Elliott
DALLAS - The Ducks have been here before, and not just in the physical sense. Of course they've been to American Airlines Center, where they lost the third and fourth games of their playoff series against the Dallas Stars and surrendered the edge they'd earned by winning the first two games at home. But by overpowering Dallas, 6-2, at Honda Center on Friday, the Ducks took a 3-2 series lead and moved into position to close out the series Sunday. They've been there, too, needing a road win to wrap up a playoff series, but didn't do it. It was just last season.
OPINION
July 9, 2009 | Jaime O'Neill, Jaime O'Neill is a writer in Northern California.
"I constantly struggle with it [smoking]. Have I fallen off the wagon sometimes? Yes." -- President Obama, June 23, 2009 -- I started smoking when I was 16, pilfering cigarettes from my mother's purse or swiping unfiltered Pall Malls whenever my dad left his opened pack untended. Then I got a job that summer and began buying my own -- Newports with menthol and filters, a brand preferred by all the young tobacco initiates I had begun to share my habit with.
OPINION
September 28, 2003
Democracy begins when a little kid in elementary school is elected president of his or her class. Democracy is a long learning process. It cannot be imposed. Patricia Fletcher Los Angeles
SPORTS
October 23, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
Lessons for a rookie, Part 9. There's plenty for Clippers rookie Blake Griffin to remember and, by all accounts, he's doing a standout job, on and off the court. But even the most diligent of pupils can slip up from time to time. "Biggest thing I've learned?" he said on Thursday. "Being in somebody's spot when you're a rookie, you've got to move. I've been kicked out of so many spots." Such as the wrong chair on the side of the court, wrong seat on the bus . . . and wrong shower.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
Kyle Osborn could be called the Jack Bauer of the virtual age. He's defending American interests from a potentially devastating attack. He's doing so hunched over a laptop, armed with peanut butter and jelly and a jug of iced tea. He is a cyber warrior. "The bad guys always have a head start," he said. "The good guys always have to be reactive. " But he's trying to change that. He is a 20-year-old who said he dropped out of college after two years with a year's worth of credit, but he has made a name — and a living — for himself as a good guy for hire, working for a Santa Clara-based cyber defense company.
BUSINESS
November 24, 1997 | LEE DYE
The information age comes with a lot of excess baggage. While we are inundated with new information borne on the wings of new technologies, experts debate fiercely over whether much of it really helps. We can find the answers to almost any question these days on the Internet, but are we learning anything, or are we just collecting data? How can we be sure that the considerable funds spent on classroom computers these days wouldn't be better spent on more tutors?
BUSINESS
July 5, 2011 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
There was no room left so the students piled onto stools and folding chairs and sat on the floor, clogging the aisles of this stifling classroom on a recent Saturday morning. They shifted in their seats as the teacher, who wore his politics on his sleeve in the form of a red "We Stand With Wisconsin" T-shirt, started to lecture. At first they checked their cellphones, doodled on the pages of their notebooks, and munched on the free chocolate chip cookies and potato chips they were provided, uninterested.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - John Oliver will have the crab cakes - but that's all, thanks. In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if he'd like anything else - perhaps some soup or salad? He declines with a polite insistence that suggests he's not quite used to all the luxurious trappings. Then, as soon as the waitress leaves the room, he launches into a riff about possibly sinister deeds going on behind the scenes at HBO. "I don't know what happens here," he says, "This is, like, unsettlingly nice.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
As the premiere date of "True Tori" draws closer, Tori Spelling's public humiliation surrounding her marital problems continues to come out in dribs and drabs courtesy of Lifetime television.  "I got a call from my publicist and she said, 'I just want to tell you something,'" Spelling, 40, says in a new clip out Wednesday (via E! News). "'It's a girl, and she's claiming that she had an affair with Dean in Toronto when he was there. The girl has come forward. She's put her name to the story.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - This Tony season, an unprecedented number of movie and Hollywood stars under 40 are hitting Broadway for the first time. "Scrubs'" Zach Braff just made his debut in Susan Stroman's staging of Woody Allen's comedy-musical "Bullets Over Broadway. " Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams is trying out her singing talents - and a British accent - as Sally Bowles in the Roundabout's sort-of revival of "Cabaret. " But nothing epitomizes this influx more than the trio of Broadway rookies bringing a burst of star power - and their fan followings on social media - to Tony-winner Anna D. Shapiro's staging of the John Steinbeck classic "Of Mice and Men" about Depression-era migrant workers in California.  PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The show, which hasn't been seen on Broadway in four decades, opens Wednesday at the Longacre Theatre with James Franco (1.9 million Twitter followers)
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Maybe a man who has steered his teams to six regular-season division titles but never gotten one past a second-round playoff series is supposed to keep quiet about his longing to hold the Stanley Cup. That'll never be Bruce Boudreau. The Ducks coach, who will lead his Western Conference top-seeded team into the postseason Wednesday night against the wild-card Dallas Stars, unabashedly has obsessed about the best-known trophy in sports. “Think about it every single day of my life,” Boudreau told The Times on Monday.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Change or end up in a culvert: NHL style. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was talking recently about the challenges of his profession, the changing nature of hockey, and put as fine a point on it as possible. He has coached 1,039 regular-season games, been in the playoffs 13 times and won the Stanley Cup two years ago with the Kings. From the start - coaching in Chicago to San Jose to Calgary and finally, Los Angeles - Sutter has evolved with the times and the players. "Anybody that has had success over a long time, it's not just the game that's changed," Sutter said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Ken Burns' new documentary, "The Address," which premieres Tuesday on PBS, is not at all what we have come to think of as a Ken Burns film. There are no celebrity voices reading documents of the dead; no narrator reading the words of Geoffrey C. Ward; no team of experts to elucidate the American past or an American pastime; no Buck O'Neil to bring back a world lost, but remembered. No "Ken Burns Effect," for that matter, the signature, all-but-patented, slow, close caress of old photographs that has taken his name.
NEWS
April 7, 1994
We are in danger of missing a great opportunity and an important lesson regarding the 58-pound female giant Pacific octopus at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (Around the South Bay, Feb. 24). Just as we were slow to learn that wolves aren't the bloodthirsty demons depicted in "Little Red Riding Hood," so other animals still suffer from our ignorance. Friendly, gentle and intelligent beings, octopuses' brains are comparable to those of "higher" mammals. Octopuses are whizzes at solving puzzles, such as extracting food from jars by unscrewing the lids even when they have never seen such containers before.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1992
The station's reason to replace Ira Fistell is shoddy ("Fistell Not Angry About His Firing From KABC," Aug. 1). Almost anyone can hold a microphone and become a talk host on the air but no one can replace brains and sincerity. Ira's history is a seminar of today, not the past. By learning history, we learn where we are today--and because of it, we hope to be wiser! Ira taught all of us a joy of learning and knowing. If the air waves only concern themselves with demographic correctness or polls, then courage, aplomb and integrity will suffer.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2014 | By David Pierson
The gig: Drinking beer. More precisely, Jeremy Raub runs Eagle Rock Brewery, an artisanal beer maker he co-founded with his wife, Ting Su, in 2009 that helped spark L.A.'s craft suds scene. The company runs a popular taproom at its brewery in Glassell Park where it also offers tours. Raub is opening a second brewery in Eagle Rock that will feature a 50-seat restaurant. It's in the genes: Raub, 39, grew up in Rochester, N.Y., where his father regularly made beer in the family kitchen.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa had some time on his hands last fall. So defensive line coach Angus McClure put him to work. Odighizuwa sat out the 2013 season after having two hip surgeries. McClure gave the 6-foot 3, 270-pounder other responsibilities to keep him engaged while he rehabilitated. “I made it a point to have him work with our younger players,” McClure said. “It was easy for him to do. He is an intrinsically motivated person.” Kyle Fitts, a freshman defensive end last fall, said that Odighizuwa was an effective teacher.
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