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April 27, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Hyun-Jin Ryu must not like Los Angeles or Dodger Stadium or organist Nancy Bea Hefley. He can't get it going here this season. Away from Dodger Stadium, he's a regular road warrior (3-0, 0.00 earned-run average). At home, he's not even a regular Joe (0-2, 11.08). This strange Jekyll and Hyde routine continued Sunday afternoon, with Ryu giving up six runs in his five-plus innings, leaving the Dodgers 6-1 losers to the Rockies and stuck on 9,999 franchise wins. The Dodgers finished 4-6 on their 10-game homestand, and after a day off Monday open a nine-game road trip Tuesday in Minnesota.
November 13, 2013 | By David C. Nichols
Charles Dickens meets Lewis Carroll, literally, in “A Perfect Likeness” at Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. This beautifully appointed two-hander about the authors of “Great Expectations” and “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” isn't exactly deep-dish, but it should appeal to those seeking a pleasantly literate 90 minutes in the theater. Written, directed and produced by Daniel Rover Singer of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” renown, “Likeness” draws its premise from one historical fact -- that Rev. Charles Dodgson, alias Carroll, once requested Dickens' mailing address.
April 26, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SAN JOSE - At 21, Matt Nieto still looks very much like a college student talking about coming home for Christmas or spring break. But while Nieto happens to be employed by a successful hockey team, he still opts for comfort when he comes home to Long Beach. Where does he go first? "In-N-Out," Nieto said, smiling, answering without hesitation. "Every time I go home, the first place I go is In-N-Out. " You can take the kid out of Southern California, but you can't quite take all of Southern California out of the kid. Never mind that they have plenty of those burger spots in Northern California and San Jose.
July 25, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos
Looks like Bratz Dolls won't be sporting a meat dress any time soon. A New York judge denied a request Wednesday by the dolls' makers to immediately order pop star Lady Gaga and her handlers to authorize production of the dolls. MGA Entertainment Inc., which produces Bratz Dolls, filed the order Tuesday, saying it signed a deal with and paid a $1-million advance to Bravado International -- the company that handles Gaga's entertainment merchandising -- to make a doll in her likeness.
December 29, 2010 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Buzz Aldrin was the second person to set foot on the moon; now he's the first to sue Topps Inc. for putting a photograph of the historic moment on its "American Heroes" series of trading cards. The 80-year-old retired astronaut sued Topps on Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, contending that the company had unjustly profited from his historic achievement by including a photograph of the Apollo 11 mission in a series of trading cards. A worldwide television audience estimated at more than 500 million people watched on July 20, 1969, as Aldrin and astronaut Neil Armstrong walked the moon.
November 30, 2002
"Look what they've reduced me to...a duck. It's not something that's going to end up on my collectible shelf. I would much rather be a big-head bobblehead than a whack quack." Clifford Robinson, Detroit Piston forward, on a team giveaway featuring his likeness on a duck's body.
September 14, 1987 | United Press International
Four 30-year-old Iranian stamps bearing an upside-down likeness of the deposed shah sold for $200,000 today, a price a New York stamp dealer said was the result of a recent CIA inverted stamp scandal. An unnamed dealer paid $50,000 each for the four stamps, the last unsold portion from a sheet of 100.
November 28, 1999
Bill Desowitz's "They've Re-Created a Monster (or Two)" (Nov. 14) discussed Universal Pictures' proposed computer-generated imagery version of "Frankenstein." The studio said that the reason they were not going to be able to use the Boris Karloff likeness as the Monster was due to an inability "to reach a financial agreement with the late actor's daughter." Nothing could be further from the truth. The studio made a financial offer for royalties on film-related merchandise, and that offer was accepted by me without any disagreement.
August 26, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Victoria Principal's multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Weight Watchers Inc., alleging that her likeness was used in a promotion without permission, will receive a non-jury hearing Oct. 17 in federal court, U.S. District Judge William M. Byrne ruled Tuesday in Los Angeles. Principal, who played Pamela Ewing in the nighttime soap "Dallas," is seeking at least $11 million.
April 25, 2014 | Jonathan Gold
The night of the lunar eclipse, I was having a late supper at Red Medicine out on Wilshire, a few tables over from a man who had decided to dress as Jesus for the evening, a slender young man with long, straight hair and white robes flowing around his ankles. I can't be sure, but I think he ordered the tasting menu. After dinner, I walked outside in time to see the last sliver of the moon disappear into the Earth's shadow. An elderly man plucked at my arm, eager to know what I was looking up at, and I pointed at the moon, at Mars shining bright and pink in its penumbra.
April 24, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
Los Angeles Metro officials are throwing Union Station a 75 th birthday party on Saturday, May 3, and the public is invited.   Special events , scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., include model train displays from Orange County N'gineers, tours of custom rail cars, architectural tours, children's activities connected with the kids' TV show “Chuggington” and a daylong program of live music that includes Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles (an...
April 23, 2014 | By Amina Khan
The mysterious "bio-duck" sounds in the ocean that have baffled seafarers for decades are actually calls from unseen populations of minke whales, scientists say. The discovery detailed in the journal Biology Letters will allow researchers to better track these animals even when they're out of sight. “Our results solve the mystery around the source of the bio-duck sound, which is one of the most prevalent sounds in the Southern Ocean during austral winter and can now be attributed unequivocally to the Antarctic minke whale,” the study authors wrote.
April 23, 2014 | By David Lauter, Los Angeles Times
Elizabeth Warren's ninth book is a campaign biography with a twist. Warren, who emerged as a national figure during the early days of the financial crisis, rapidly became a star of the Democratic Party's liberal-populist wing. Her 2012 Senate campaign in Massachusetts attracted so much money and attention that admirers began talking her up as a presidential candidate even before she won. "A Fighting Chance" could easily fit as the next step toward that goal. It weaves her life story and political manifesto in the classic manner of books designed to accompany a run for office.
April 22, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Could an Opening Ceremony store be coming to every city in the land? Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, founders of the influential retailer and its eponymous private label, announced plans on Tuesday to accelerate growth after scoring a minority investment from Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners . The new capital will be used to “enhance its Opening Ceremony women's, men's and accessories collections and its e-commerce capabilities,...
April 22, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Saying that better schools are critical for California's prosperity, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari proposes changing the way education is funded, making traditional schools more like charters and increasing online learning. "We must reject the status quo," the former U.S. Treasury official says in a 33-page policy paper set for release Tuesday. He calls for money to be sent directly to the state's 10,000 public schools rather than to their districts. He would throw out much of the state's education code, which governs the operation of schools, and effectively allow most schools to operate under the same rules as charters.
August 27, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
If you want Pope John Paul II's visit to Los Angeles next month to ring out in your memory, read on. For $8.99, you can buy a greeting card that "plays" Schubert's "Ave Maria" and features a 5-by-7-inch print of the Pontiff, suitable for framing, naturally. As a bonus, the cards, made by Tribute International in Naples, Fla., come with a white handkerchief bearing a pictorial likeness of the Pope, which can be "waved by devoted followers wherever he appears."
July 7, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
Tony Gwynn first saw his likeness in bronze on the day last summer when the San Diego Padres unveiled a 9 1/2 -foot statue of the Hall of Famer, in mid-swing, just beyond the outfield wall at Petco Park. "When they took the tarp off of it, it was like an out-of-body experience," he said. Then he noticed the inscription, a quote from his late father, Charles: "If you work hard, good things will happen." That's when he lost it. "I teared up when I saw it," he said. "And I still tear up. It's a remarkable thing to be remembered in bronze."
April 19, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Saku Koivu saw his retiring teammate, friend and Finnish countryman Teemu Selanne skate around the arena bathed in cheers last week in the Ducks' final regular-season home game. Moved, of course, Koivu quickly set aside the moment that's so close to home. Because there are still games to win. Koivu, 39, could be just as close to retirement as Selanne, but the 18-year NHL veteran center hasn't officially announced his intentions. "Very private guy, very unselfish - been like that a long time," Koivu's linemate Andrew Cogliano said.
April 19, 2014 | By April Orcutt
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - "Don't dip your head into the dark chocolate," a male voice behind me said. Dark melted chocolate swirled in 2-foot-wide pots, filling the air with the scent of cocoa as our group toured the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kailua Kona on the Big Island. During our weeklong trip to the Big Island in October, my husband, Michael, and I had decided that when we weren't snorkeling, we would explore its back roads, an investigation that soon turned into a do-it-yourself foodie tour of the Kona Coast.
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