February 10, 2011 |
It's all about redefining yourself in the NBA, and Baron Davis helpfully did so when he was asked about his role on the Clippers in the Blake Griffin era. (Actually, it should also be called the no Eric Gordon era.) Both factors, the explosion of Griffin and the absence of the injured Gordon, have reshaped the role of Davis. Or maybe he's just fitting into it better on the Clippers' long trip through North America. "Obviously, I'm the oldest guy," the 31-year-old Davis said Wednesday, pausing for effect and knowing his audience would appreciate the sly sentiment.
HOME & GARDEN
February 5, 2011 |
The Little German passed her smog check the other day. Naturally, it's a major source of pride in our family ? what passing the bar exam would be to normal people. I think it was the personal essay portion of the smog test that put us over the top. The folks at the DMV said it was one of the finest personal essays they'd ever received. Dear DMV, I wanted to tell you a little bit about this car we're having smogged today. It is as German as sauerkraut and bratwurst , which is the stink it emits after five minutes at highway speeds.
January 28, 2011 |
So Mike Pence is out. The question remains, as it has for some time: Who, exactly, is in? Here's the quick and dirty answer: Herman Cain, Fred Karger and Jimmy McMillan. Those are not the starting down linemen for the Green Bay Packers. Cain is an African American talk show host and former pizza company CEO from Georgia, Karger is a California political consultant and gay activist, and McMillan is the leader of the "Rent is Too Damn High" party in New York, and is now probably best known for being parodied on "Saturday Night Live.
January 21, 2011 |
In his biggest moment in golf, Stewart Cink also had his biggest opportunity to shank his entire career. A player with a deflated grasp of reality and an inflated sense of himself would have hit it into the water. It was the 2009 British Open at Turnberry, Scotland, and this is not a new story. Yet Cink's handling of this delicate situation remains a study in how to do the right thing at the right time. The world had watched in breathless anticipation as 59-year-old Tom Watson stood one par away from winning his sixth British Open.
January 20, 2011 |
Freshman guard Bryce Jones called his USC basketball career a wrap Monday after only 18 games, citing a lack of playing time. The Trojans (10-8, 2-3 in Pacific 10 Conference) already had a shallow lineup before he decided to transfer, so the 11.2 minutes he averaged over his final eight games probably will go to another freshman: Garrett Jackson . A 6-foot-7, 215-pound Portland native, Jackson is averaging 3.4 points in 9.9 minutes entering Thursday night's game at the Galen Center against Stanford (10-6, 3-2)
December 26, 2010 |
Just when you thought cruise lines had done it all — Central Park at sea (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas) and Cirque du Soleil afloat (on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic) — here comes Disney with a roller coaster aboard the Disney Dream, which debuts Jan. 26. The Dream, the third and largest ship in Disney Cruise Line's family-oriented fleet, will carry as many as 4,000 passengers on three- to five-night cruises from Port Canaveral, Fla., to the Bahamas.
December 11, 2010 |
The onset of winter in Los Angeles is less a meteorological shift than a cultural one, marked by holiday decorations and seasonal shopping but not snowfall or frozen lakes. One sure signifier of yuletide in the Southland is the swell of festive concerts, and whether you prefer yours traditional, kitschy, jazzy or punk-rock, chances are there's something out there for you. Aimee Mann Christmas Show Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Aimee Mann puts together a Christmas show like none other.
November 18, 2010
CLIPPERS TONIGHT At Indiana When: 4 p.m. Where: Conseco Fieldhouse. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, ESPN. Radio: 980. Records: Clippers 1-11, Pacers 4-5. Record vs. Pacers (2009-10 season): 1-1. Update: It won't be quite like rolling out the red carpet, but it's always a major local occasion when Eric Gordon returns home to Indiana. Gordon, playing limited minutes, had six points off the bench against the Pacers when he came back to Indiana last season, in November, but he had been out for eight games because of a groin injury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2010 |
Officials at the San Fernando Valley clinic where a porn performer tested HIV-positive last month announced Friday that two rounds of tests showed no other adult film actors had contracted the virus. The performer tested HIV-positive Oct. 9 at the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, or AIM, in Sherman Oaks. The clinic routinely tests performers working in the Valley's adult film industry for sexually transmitted diseases and maintains a database of their results. Once the new HIV case was detected, clinic officials created a quarantine list to test performers who had worked with the porn actor, referred to in Friday's announcement as "Patient Zeta.
October 21, 2010 |
Reporting from Glendale, Ariz. ? With defenseman Drew Doughty recovering from an apparent concussion and out of their lineup a minimum of seven days, the Kings need every remaining player to elevate his game. Only a few heeded that call Thursday in a 4-2 loss to the Coyotes in front of an announced crowd of 6,706 at Jobing.com Arena. Phoenix forward Lee Stempniak scored twice in the first period and finished his first NHL hat trick by scoring into an empty net late in the third, ending the Kings' three-game winning streak and emphasizing that life could be challenging for the Kings while Doughty is gone.