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ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2010
Nothing can beat the experience of a sleepover with some new friends when you're a kid. The Discovery Center is hosting these nights of weird science that begin at 7 p.m. and include Virtual Volleyball and hands-on interaction with more than 100 exhibits. 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. 6:45 p.m. Friday. $35 for children, $25 for adults. www.discoverycube.org.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Just over a week after he released the controversial video for " Tunnel Vision ," Justin Timberlake took to YouTube on Friday to premiere "Take Back the Night," the lead single from his upcoming album. A slinky disco-soul cut reminiscent of "Off the Wall"-era Michael Jackson, "Take Back the Night" is the first sample from "The 20/20 Experience -- 2 of 2," Timberlake's sequel to this year's "The 20/20 Experience," which Billboard recently identified as the year's biggest-selling album so far. The new disc, due out Sept.
SPORTS
May 29, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Reporting from Denver -- This was just one of those nights. You could tell right away. With his third pitch, Hiroki Kuroda hit a batter. The catcher threw the ball back to Kuroda, who missed it. It was that kind of evening for the Dodgers, best forgotten. The Colorado Rockies thumped them, 11-3, on a blustery night that evoked memories of San Francisco's Candlestick Park. "This was a game we just chalk up and say, 'See you tomorrow,'" Dodgers Manager Joe Torre said.
NEWS
June 8, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
A room in New York city as low as $99 a night? Well, sort of. The newish hotel The Out NYC , which bills itself as a "gay- and straight-friendly" urban resort on West 42nd Street, takes the hostel model to new heights. Solo travelers pay the low rate at this sleek new hotel by sharing a room with three other guests.    The deal: With what the hotel calls Sleep Shares , you pay $99 a person and get a full-sized bed, work space with desk, a cubby for your suitcase and clothes, Wi-Fi access and a 22-inch flat-screen TV of your own. The sleeping area has curtains that provide some privacy (strictly one person per bed)
WORLD
January 25, 2010 | By Scott Kraft
The ritual began just as the soft winter sun ducked behind the mountains Sunday, casting haunting shadows on this jittery Caribbean capital. Blackened pots bubbled with suppers of rice and beans above glowing charcoal. Sheets, cardboard mats and mattresses were laid neatly on the streets; a lucky few pitched pup tents. Chunks of rubble blocked roads to protect alfresco sleepers from passing motorists. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti nearly two weeks ago, and dozens of aftershocks, including a 5.9 temblor at dawn last week, has turned Port-au-Prince into a city deathly afraid of the indoors.
NATIONAL
January 25, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge in Painesville ordered a Salvation Army worker who stole a holiday kettle containing about $250 to spend a night homeless. Nathen Smith, 28, was to spend the night anywhere but a house, said Municipal Judge Michael Cicconetti. Smith was fitted with a GPS device to track his location.
NEWS
June 4, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Camping is supposed to involve tents, sleeping bags and lots of dirt, but not so at one Manhattan luxury hotel . For the second year, AKA Central Park [(888) 381-4488] offers what it calls a "five-star camping experience" on the wraparound terrace of its 17th-floor penthouse suite at 42 W. 58th St. This uber-urbanized campout comes with a queen-sized bed, vodka cocktails, gourmet s'mores at midnight, flashlight and camping lantern (how quaint!), a telescope for stargazing and a Nook e-reader loaded with campfire stories.
SPORTS
April 9, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Hiroki Kuroda said his deceased friend was in his thoughts. Two days before Kuroda held the Florida Marlins to an unearned run over eight magnificent innings in the Dodgers' 7-3 victory at Sun Life Stadium, he learned from news reports out of Japan that Takuya Kimura had died of a brain hemorrhage. But as Kuroda stood in front of his locker biting his lower lip between sentences on Friday night, he said he didn't want to trivialize the death of his longtime Hiroshima Carp teammate by doing something as tacky as dedicating his first victory of the season to him. "To say that I pitched for Takuya-san and that it affected the outcome of the game would be making light of what happened," Kuroda said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1994
Is there something I'm missing? We moved from New York over 14 years ago. The question I am most frequently asked is what do I miss most back East. The answer is very simple. It is not hot pastrami sandwiches, nor even Broadway shows. It's the warm, nice and warm, summer evenings when we could go for a walk in shirt sleeves or just sit out on the patio, talking and enjoying the night air. Or we could go to a ballgame. Which brings me back to what I'm missing. That is, why somebody hasn't mentioned with respect to the proposed baseball stadium in Ventura County for a minor league team that people in their right minds are not going to pay money to sit in a stand while the weather gets chillier and chillier until they are downright uncomfortable.
NEWS
August 7, 1986 | AL MARTINEZ
It was one of those misty Santa Monica nights that remind me of San Francisco, when fog wets the streets and mutes the ordinary sounds of traffic. People were walking around with their collars turned up and even a loud laugh sounded intrusive. Voices ought to be low when the fog rolls in. I had just come from a performance of something called "Tomfoolery" at the Burbage Theater in West L.A., which I thought might make a column for me, but it didn't. I was naturally depressed.
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