May 20, 2013 |
During last season's run to the Stanley Cup, the Kings enjoyed an unusual edge. With no major injuries on the back end, and no pressing strategic concerns, they relied on the same six defensemen, in consistent pairings, throughout the playoffs. "You just have a feel for what the other person is going to do and when they're going to do it," veteran Rob Scuderi said. "It's not a luxury that every team gets. " This postseason is a different story. When the Kings take the ice against the San Jose Sharks in the fourth game of the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday night, Scuderi and his defensive teammates know they might be mixed and matched in different combinations.
May 19, 2013 |
Authorities are investigating a deputy-involved shooting in which an armed man on a bicycle was killed in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives responded to the 6100 block of Miramonte Boulevard , an unincorporated area, on Saturday about 9:15 p.m, the department said in a statement. Deputies with the sheriff's Century Station had made contact with a man riding a bicycle who had a handgun, the statement said.
May 19, 2013 |
The Los Angeles County coroner's office on Sunday identified a man who was fatally shot during a dispute at a nightclub in the Exposition Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Anthony R. Buckner of Los Angeles, 42, was inside a venue in the 3500 block of Normandie Avenue on Saturday about 4 a.m. when he began fighting with another man, coroner's investigator Lt. Cheryl MacWillie and Los Angeles Police Officer Bruce Borihanh said. The suspect produced a handgun and shot Buckner, Borihanh said.
May 18, 2013 |
When Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu opened their Bell restaurant 15 years ago, some customers wondered if they knew how to cook. Accustomed to Mexican food laden with sour cream, melted cheddar cheese and mild salsa that has long been served up in the Los Angeles area, patrons balked at eating La Casita Mexicana's enchiladas covered in pumpkin seed mole, cotija cheese and red onions. Many of the doubters, to the restaurateurs' surprise, were Mexican American. Regional Mexican cooking isn't a tough sell anymore.
May 18, 2013 |
Not all playoff victories are created equal. Nor are losses. But the way the Kings won Game 2 could loom large over this Western Conference semifinal series, with Game 3 on Saturday night at San Jose. The Sharks had rallied from a two-goal deficit and were carrying a lead into the final two minutes of play Thursday night at Staples Center. Normally, if a team scores three times against Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, that is enough to win, a point on which both coaches agreed. "First off, if you score three goals you should win in the playoffs," Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said.
May 18, 2013
Palmela Green sits amid hundreds of fabric rolls in her West L.A. swimsuit shop, surrounded by pink and red sequins, animal prints, knits and faux furs. A photo of one of her recent projects, a swimsuit in a Lexus ad, is proudly displayed on a wall. Green, who works by appointment, is one of only a few designers - the pool also includes Lissa Walker and Merrilee Madrigal, who are both based in Orange County - in the area who create custom swimwear. Green's customers pick a fabric and then choose one of her styles or order a one-of-a-kind pattern.