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March 25, 2014 | By Jack Dolan
A Los Angeles judge signaled Tuesday that he intends to order Department of Water and Power union chief Brian D'Arcy to turn over financial information showing how two nonprofit trusts he co-directs used $40 million in ratepayer money. D'Arcy, who oversees the nonprofits with the utility's general manager, has been fighting city officials' efforts to account for the money since September, after The Times reported that DWP managers had only scant information about how the money has been spent.
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SPORTS
March 23, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. — With a fastball he can dial up to 97 mph, a big overhand curve and a sharp-breaking slider, Garrett Richards has the kind of electric stuff to average at least one strikeout an inning. But the less the 25-year-old right-hander tries to blow pitches by hitters, the better he seems to do. Richards threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a 5-2 exhibition victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, giving up three hits, walking three and striking out two. Of the 19 outs he recorded, 13 came on ground balls.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2014 | By Anky van Deursen
Question: I just took over the property management job for a 100-unit multistory apartment complex. The previous property manager let the tenants run wild here, and the owner has asked me to shape things up. There are children running all over the place at all hours of the day and night, breaking sprinklers, making noise, skateboarding on the railings, throwing rocks and breaking windows. I would like to establish some rules and regulations to help protect the property, ensure peace and quiet for all the residents, and protect the owner from liability.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
AT&T has announced it will begin taking pre-orders for Samsung's latest mobile devices -- the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit -- starting Friday. The Texas carrier said it will sell the upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Users can also purchase the device through the AT&T Next plan and pay $25 per month over 26 months or $32.50 per month over 20 months. The device can also be purchased off contract for $649.99. AT&T said pre-orders can be made online and at retail stores.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Could this be a mah-velous comedic union? FX announced it has given a series order to the Billy Crystal-fronted half-hour titled "The Comedians. " The single-camera comedy, produced by Fox Television Studios, features the 66-year-old multi-hyphenate as an established comic vet who gets paired with a younger, edgier newcomer, played by Broadway and TV actor Josh Gad, for a late-night sketch show--giving an insiders look at the late-night scene in the process. The network greenlighted the pilot last May. Production on the 13-episode first season will begin this year, with a roll-out on FX slated for 2015.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2014 | By Dominic Gates
SEATTLE - A review of crucial systems on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner ordered immediately after two serious 787 battery failures in January 2013 has concluded that the jetliner is safe, meets design standards and is about as reliable as other Boeing aircraft were after being introduced, according to a final report published Wednesday. The review, conducted by Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co. technical experts, also validates the oversight role played by the regulatory agency, concluding that "the FAA had effective processes in place to identify and correct issues.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 16-22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Revolution Neville's (Giancarlo Esposito) political machinations lead to danger for him and Jason (JD Pardo) in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC American Idol The top 10 perform 10 songs from 2010 to present in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox Melissa & Joey Mel (Melissa Joan Hart)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Chris Brown is going nowhere fast: The R&B singer on Monday was ordered by a judge to sit his butt in jail until an April 23 hearing to determine whether he violated probation stemming from his 2009 beat-down of then-girlfriend Rihanna. Staying out of jail had been conditional on Brown staying in rehab until that trial date, but on Friday he was booted from the rehab facility and Judge James Brandlin ordered him arrested and jailed without bail. The singer spent the weekend behind bars, where he remains.
WORLD
March 17, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
NOVOFEDOROVKA, Ukraine - As Crimea was declaring its independence from Ukraine on Monday and looking forward to once again becoming part of mother Russia, thousands of Ukrainian servicemen stationed on the peninsula were pondering hard options and awaiting instructions from Kiev. If some Crimeans were jubilant over the results of a Sunday referendum backing independence, the members of the Ukrainian brigade with a navy air unit stationed in this small town were full of concerns. They faced options that could forever change their families' lives, leaving some to choose whether to betray their homeland, their oath of allegiance and their officers' honor, said Col. Igor Bedzay, the unit commander.
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