January 26, 2013
Hollywood's most celebrated fake feud reached its epic climax Thursday when Matt Damon took over "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for the night. It was an hour of entertaining revenge for the Oscar-winning star, who's been "bumped" from Kimmel's show hundreds of times over the years. With his nemesis bound and gagged in a chair, Damon had free rein over the entire broadcast, which he kindly renamed "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks. " It all began with a monologue in which Damon ruthlessly taunted Kimmel and proved himself an adept stand-up performer.
January 19, 2013 |
The return of Chris Paul figured to give the Clippers a boost, another weapon to throw at the Washington Wizards. It turned out the Clippers and Paul needed everything they had to withstand an opponent with the worst record in the NBA, L.A. pulling out a 94-87 victory over Washington on Saturday night at Staples Center. Paul, who had missed the previous three games with a bone bruise in his right knee, had 22 points and 11 assists. His jumper with 32.4 seconds left gave the Clippers a 91-86 lead that sealed the victory and pushed their winning streak to four games.
January 11, 2013
Re "Church must restore names in files," Jan. 8 J. Michael Hennigan, attorney for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, said that restoring the names of church officials who mishandled sex abuse allegations to 30,000 pages of records may require lawyers to revisit every page, which could take months. The victims of these priests have had their lives changed forever. I think the public is willing to wait, patiently, for these corrected records. No one feels sorry for the church's lawyers who must deal with this inconvenience.
January 9, 2013
Top Latino entertainers will perform at the Kennedy Center in a series of events ahead of President Barack Obama's inauguration Jan. 21, after an election in which Latinos showed their growing political influence. Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno are among a group of prominent performers who will gather Sunday, Jan. 20 for "Latino Inaugural 2013: In Performance at the Kennedy Center. " Longoria, a co-chair of Obama's inauguration festivities, is hosting the event.
January 8, 2013
Re "The storm next time," Editorial, Jan. 4 There have been documentaries, news stories and policy proposals that focus on infrastructure (President Obama's jobs bill comes to mind). We have watched people die in Minnesota when a bridge collapsed, we in California faced regular rolling blackouts, and many states have had horrible floods, fires, tornadoes or hurricanes. Until all 50 state governors get together and demand a national policy and funding for infrastructure and the business community backs them up, we will just keep reacting to the most recent disaster.
January 8, 2013
Re "Hagel faces tough test in Senate," Jan. 7 So Beltway politicians believe former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), President Obama's Defense secretary nominee, is "outside the mainstream" of American foreign policy because he favors diplomatic solutions to international problems, wants our country "to avoid needless, senseless wars," insists that his primary loyalties are to the United States and urges a "careful decision-making process" before starting...
January 5, 2013 |
His shot had betrayed him and his injured body wasn't helping matters. But Willie Green had decided that he wasn't going to give in to either bad situation. Instead, Green went to the Clippers' practice facility on an off day from practice and rehabilitated his injured knee some more and then got in some extra work. The payoff was how Green played for the Clippers during their victory over the Lakers on Friday night. Green had 10 points, making four of six shots. "I got my rhythm going," Green said.
January 1, 2013
Re "Technical school in peril," Dec. 27 The Los Angeles Unified School District's threat to close its well-regarded aviation mechanic school at the Van Nuys Airport is the latest example of the district's "college only" mentality. While the original intentions of this "more rigorous" curriculum may have been laudable, the practical result is an increasing number of frustrated students in danger of dropping out. As a counselor who works with the so-called at-risk population, I listen to the frustration and anger of many students who have repeatedly failed the same classes.
December 27, 2012
After 50 years of spinning webs and catching a who's who of criminals, Peter Parker is out of the hero game. But Spider-man is still slinging from building to building - reborn, refreshed and revived with a new sense of the old maxim that Ben Parker taught his then-fledgling nephew that "with great power, comes great responsibility. " In Issue 700 of the famed comic book, out Wednesday, Parker's mind is trapped in the withered, dying body of his nemesis, Doctor Octopus, a.k.a.