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December 13, 2009 | By Bill Shaikin
Red caps have faded toward pink. Sympathy cards have yellow tinges around the edges. The rainbow of stuffed monkeys -- red, blue, beige, brown, purple -- has dulled. The tender loving care has not. We lost Nick Adenhart eight months ago. The baseball season has come and gone, and still fans come to Angel Stadium, to celebrate and to mourn, to smile and to cry, at that special place in front of the ballpark. "That's a new candle," Susan Weiss said the other day. Weiss is the tender loving caretaker.
April 6, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kent Bazemore cried a little bit. Nick Young planted his face in a towel for a long time. Sunday was rough on them, the latest two injured Lakers. In another sign of a bad season, the Lakers have more hurt players (eight) than healthy ones (seven). Bazemore crumpled to the court and rolled around after sustaining a sprained right foot in the second quarter against the Clippers. The weird part was how it happened: Bazemore was merely dribbling near the three-point line, trying to keep the ball away from Darren Collison , when he felt a pop. He was helped off the court and scheduled for an MRI exam Monday.
January 3, 2010 | Bill Plaschke
Visitors to Downtown Disney were given a special treat Saturday afternoon when a Disneyland character ventured outside the park gates to bless them with his charm. Look, it's Grumpy! "Is this fun?" Alabama Coach Nick Saban said, pausing, pausing, pausing. The answer was in his grimace, the "Happiest Place on Earth" clouded with the unhappiest face in town. The answer was in his wardrobe: black shirt, black pants, black socks, black shoes, and silly me, I thought they were the Crimson Tide.
April 2, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SACRAMENTO -- Sad news for Lakers writers. There might be only seven games left to cover the eminently quotable, entirely likable Nick Young . But good news for Young: Lakers governor Jeanie Buss loves his personality, seeing a player who can connect with fans. It might not lead to more money when he becomes a free agent this summer, because Buss defers to her brother, Jim , and Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak to make the business decisions. But it can't hurt the player who calls himself "Swaggy P," the "P" still an unknown entity that Young is reluctant to reveal.
March 23, 2012 | By Michael Kinsley
A friend of mine had his name in the paper the other day. It was in an article speculating about who might inherit a prestigious post in the literary world when the current grandee retires. The article said that my friend would have led the list 10 years ago. Ouch! The obvious though unstated implication is that now he's too old. He just turned 60. He says he already has his dream job and didn't mind the idea that, because he is 60, some career opportunities have moved beyond his reach.
November 27, 2008
Peellaert obituary: The news obituary of pop artist Guy Peellaert in Sunday's California section misspelled the first name of the writer he worked with on the book "Rock Dreams." His name is Nik Cohn, not Nick.
January 22, 1987 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, Times Television Critic
Doesn't anyone on TV live alone anymore? In NBC's new sitcom "The Tortellis," Loretta Tortelli (Jean Kasem) relocates to Las Vegas and moves in with her divorced sister, Charlotte (Carlene Watkins), and Charlotte's toddler son, Mark, (Aaron Moffatt). Then Loretta's estranged husband, Nick (Dan Hedaya) moves in with them. Then Nick's teen-age son, Anthony (Timothy Williams), moves in, and brings his bride, Annie (Mandy Ingber). It could be much worse. "The Tortellis" could be unfunny.
March 14, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
In "Language of a Broken Heart," we are asked to believe that romance novelist Nick (played by the film's screenwriter, Juddy Talt) knows how to write with authority about love without any firsthand knowledge of its real-life workings. It's a bit of a leap to think that an obsessive guy whose idea of courtship involves repeating "marry me, marry me, marry me" on the first date would be able to win enough women's hearts to climb the bestseller lists. But then, we're also told that Nick's own heart is just too big for most women.
August 12, 1987 | LEONARD KLADY
"Happy New Year" (at the Beverly Center Cineplex), like its movie protagonists, appears to have so many strikes against it, success would seem remote. Inspired by Claude Lelouch's charming, complex 1973 vintage romantic-thriller "La Bonne Annee"--and filmed more than two years ago in Florida--it subscribes to old-fashioned movie ideals and shaggy-dog storytelling.
April 7, 1988 | MARK CHALON SMITH
During one of the nastier scenes in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" George tells wife Martha to prepare for all-out war--let the bodies fall where they may, he warns, the evening is bound to have marital atrocities aplenty. He doesn't let her down. The Garden Grove Community Theatre doesn't let down its audience, either.
March 20, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Nick Young said he expects to play Friday night when the Lakers (22-45) host the Washington Wizards (35-22). "I'm feeling good," Nick Young said. "Ain't too much Swaggy can't do out there. " Young, who gave himself the nickname "Swaggy P," fractured his left patella (kneecap) on Feb. 5 in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. After returning Feb. 23, playing 19½ minutes against the Brooklyn Nets, Young went back to the sideline after feeling discomfort in the knee. "I'm just going to be out there, doing my thing, smiling," said Young, who will play against the team that drafted him with the 16th overall pick in 2007.
March 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The word is spreading: Junior Nick Sprengel of El Dorado is quite a pitcher. He struck out 12 on Wednesday in handing Esperanza its first defeat, a 6-0 decision in a Century League game. In the Trinity League, Anaheim Servite improved to 2-0 with a 7-3 victory over Santa Margarita. Zach Huarte had two RBIs and junior Nigel Ward threw a complete game, allowing no earned runs. JSerra also is 2-0 after a 5-4 win over St. John Bosco. Jake Pries had a triple and two RBIs. St. John Bosco's Jesus Mercado went four for four.
March 11, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
It ain't over till it's over, at least in the case of Katharine McPhee and her estranged husband, Nick Cokas, who hit a rough spot in October after she was photographed publicly kissing her married "Smash" director.  Though the embarrassing photos initially seemed to be the catalyst for their split, which also went public at the time, word emerged that they'd actually been separated for months prior to that breaking news and that McPhee had...
March 8, 2014 | By James Barragan
Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando spoiled the night for a sold-out crowd of 25,364 at StubHub Center on Saturday night, blocking a Robbie Keane penalty kick in the 92nd minute to maintain a 1-0 lead that handed the Galaxy a loss in its season opener. Although Real Salt Lake walked off with the 1-0 victory, the conversation of the game will center on questionable calls made by replacement referees who were calling the game after the league's officiating union could not settle a labor dispute before the start of the season.
March 8, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
When singer and Gibson hollow-body strummer Nick Waterhouse introduced one of his songs as "the B-side to a 45" during his record release party, you'd have been forgiven for briefly thinking the entrance to the American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood may have opened into another decade. Well, at least at first glance. Wearing horn-rimmed glasses, a smart suit and well-trimmed short hair that got mussed when he soloed, the young Los Angeles artist and his eight-piece band looked ripped from history as they pushed through a dozen-plus songs, many from his new album "Holly.
March 6, 2014 | Wire Reports
LAS VEGAS - Evan Payne scored 19 points as 10th-seeded Loyola Marymount edged past No. 7 seed Portland, 67-64, on Thursday night and advanced to the quarterfinals in the West Coast Conference tournament. The game stayed within a two-point margin through the last five minutes, with four lead changes and one tie until Nick Stover hit a layup and two free throws to give the Lions a four-point advantage with 12 seconds left. Stover and Anthony Ireland scored 14 points each. The Lions (13-18)
April 24, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe - now that it's grown to more than 1.7 million people in nearly three dozen cities and neighborhoods rich and poor - the Valley isn't even a suburb anymore. It begins just 10 miles northwest of Los Angeles City Hall, sprawling west to the Simi Hills, north to the Santa Susana Mountains, and east to the Verdugo and San Gabriel mountains.
December 10, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours before he was killed, Nick Markowitz thought he was finally going home. It had been a strange, often scary two-day odyssey since a group of young men had snatched him off the street in his West Hills neighborhood and carted him up the coast to Santa Barbara, according to testimony before a Santa Barbara County grand jury released last week.
March 6, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
On Thursday, the NBA sent out a memo to the Lakers, urging players to adhere to the league's dress code, especially when they arrive at arenas on game days. The mandatory dress code, implemented in 2005, requires players to wear at least a jacket while shunning jeans, hats, T-shirts and the like. One player who stuck with the dress code Thursday night before the Lakers hosted the Clippers was Nick Young, in typically stylish manner. Young, who goes by the nickname "Swaggy P," wore a bright blue suit to Staples Center with sparkling white shoes and no socks.
March 3, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Now that the dust has settled from Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast and the images of the celebrities in their awards-show best have had a chance to sink in, it's time to recap the best -- and, in some cases, the worst -- of the Oscars' red carpet runway. To that end, designer, "Project Runway" alumnus and fashion commentator Nick Verreos will join me in studio and Times fashion critic Booth Moore piped in from Paris for a live Google Plus chat at 10:30 a.m. about the hits, the misses and the surprises -- style-wise, anyway -- from the Academy Awards' red carpet.
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