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February 24, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
What can we expect when the "Pope of Trash" meets the "King of Kitsch"? John Waters, iconoclastic filmmaker, actor, artist and, yes, Pope of Trash, takes the stage at downtown Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Monday night to interview contemporary artist Jeff Koons. "The Un-Private Collection," the art-focused lecture series organized by the Broad museum under construction in downtown Los Angeles, on Monday will stage its largest event to date: a conversation between Waters and Koons, who will discuss his work in the Broad collection.
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SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The RJ's Legacy game is set for Thursday at Maverick Park in West Covina matching South Hills and Northview. The first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. It's an exhibition game. Former Northview Coach Darren Murphy is now coaching at South Hills. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A swell produced by a strong storm system over the central Pacific will begin to peak Friday, creating massive waves along the California coastline, the National Weather Service said. The long swell is a welcome sign for organizers of the  Mavericks Invitational surf contest at Half Moon Bay.  Organizers predict waves will reach 40 feet, similar to those seen in Hawaii. Weather officials aren't predicting 40-foot waves. They say they may be 20 feet at times in the Northern California area.
SPORTS
January 16, 2014
The scores of Clippers fans who filed into the aisles and walked out of Staples Center with about five minutes left Wednesday night will regret it for a while. Their decision certainly made sense at the time. Brandan Wright was preparing to step to the free-throw line to give the Dallas Mavericks a 17-point lead in a game that seemed firmly in their grasp. The Clippers took things from there, rallying for a 129-127 victory that served as quite the sendoff for a seven-game, 11-day trip.
SPORTS
January 14, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 26-13, Mavericks 23-16. Record vs. Mavericks : 1-0. Update: The Clippers have defeated the Mavericks in five of the last seven meetings and three straight times at Staples Center. It is the end of a four-game homestand for the Clippers, who leave Thursday for a seven-game trip. The Mavericks have won three consecutive games.
SPORTS
January 7, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
DALLAS - The Lakers didn't allow 137 points again. It didn't matter. Their 110-97 loss to the Dallas Mavericks was more like a slow, steady drain that didn't become an obvious conclusion until midway through the fourth quarter Tuesday. Too many times, a Lakers possession looked like this: Dallas steal, Dallas fastbreak, Dallas layup. More mundane but more often, there was also plenty of: Lakers miss, Mavericks rebound. BOX SCORE: Mavericks 110, Lakers 97 Coach Mike D'Antoni reverted to gallows humor when reminded of the woes of the Lakers (14-21)
SPORTS
January 7, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers fell on the road to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, 110-97. Defense was once again an issue as the Lakers let the Mavericks shoot 53.3% from the field. Dirk Nowitzki led all scorers with 27 points on 12-of-19 shooting. When the Lakers tried to challenge late, Monta Ellis kept the Mavericks ahead. Ellis finished with 16 points and Vince Carter gave Dallas 19 off the bench. The Lakers were led by Jodie Meeks with 24 points. He also contributed six assists, four rebounds and four steals.
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