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July 29, 2010 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
Saying he didn't want to damage California's agricultural economy, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday vetoed a first-in-the-nation bill that would have given farmworkers the same rights to overtime pay enjoyed by all other hourly workers in California. Applying the eight-hour day to agriculture would be burdensome to business and reverse longstanding labor practices, Schwarzenegger wrote in a veto message. As recently as 1999, state lawmakers approved a bill that specifically exempted farmworkers from the eight-hour day, he said, "recognizing that agricultural work is different from other industries: it is seasonal, subject to unpredictability of Mother Nature and requires the harvesting of perishable goods."
February 25, 2014 | By Jack Dolan
The average Los Angeles firefighter earned nearly $43,000 in overtime in 2013, up nearly 20% from the previous year, according to data released Tuesday by City Controller Ron Galperin. With overtime and bonuses factored in, the average firefighter was paid more than $142,000 last year, the data show. While firefighters got the biggest share, overtime was up substantially across city departments, climbing more than $70 million to a total of $378 million in 2013, the data show.
October 3, 2009 | Mark Medina; Ben Bolch, Staff Reports
As soon as the kick left his foot, La Puente Bishop Amat kicker Alexander Ragsdale said he knew the extra-point attempt was going through the uprights. And when it did, the Lancers swarmed the field Friday at Kiefer Stadium. The extra point secured a 24-23 overtime victory over No. 4 St. Bonaventure, a feat Coach Steve Hagerty had said earlier in the week would compare to the "Miracle on Ice." The win ends St. Bonaventure's (4-1) 14-game winning streak that extends to last season and gives the Lancers (4-0)
January 27, 2010
Stephen Jackson scored 30 points and the Charlotte Bobcats scored nine of the first 11 points in overtime on their way to a 114-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Jackson, who tied the score at 98 on a three-pointer with 19.9 seconds remaining, hit a 20-foot jump shot on the Bobcats' first possession of overtime to give Charlotte only its second lead of the game. Raymond Felton had six of his 17 points in overtime as the Bobcats broke out to a six-point lead.
December 9, 2009
Mike Conley drove past Shaquille O'Neal for a layup with three seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 111-109 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. LeBron James, who had 43 points and 13 rebounds, took the last shot, but his 30-footer over Rudy Gay hit the front of the rim, ending the Cavaliers' four-game winning streak. James also had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but his desperation jumper was short. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 32 points and O.J. Mayo scored 28. -- associated press
September 26, 2009 | Mark Medina; Ben Bolch, Staff Reports
In a game that featured six lead changes and four ties, No. 3 Ventura St. Bonaventure prevailed, 42-41, in overtime against No. 17 Encino Crespi -- an outcome that wasn't decided until the last kick. Seraphs quarterback Logan Meyer rolled to the far side of the field for a two-yard touchdown run to tie it up at 41-41. Sophomore kicker Mason Kirk clinched the victory with the extra point. On the previous possession, Crespi running back Rhasheed Johnson ran in for a one-yard touchdown, but Patrick McDonough 's extra-point attempt sailed wide left.
March 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For pure entertainment value, few games will top Wednesday night's City Section Division II state play-in game between Granada Hills and Sun Valley Poly. It went three overtimes before Granada Hills prevailed, 91-80. Jacob Lilley scored 29 points, Brandon Dozier had 23 points and Michael Kalu 20 for Granada Hills. Mario Castaneda scored 21 points and Cesar Reyes 18 for Poly. In a Division I game, Palisades defeated Dorsey, 77-67. Aaron Johnson scored 31 points. In girls' Division II, Bell defeated Westchester, 50-47.
November 23, 2009
Boston 107, at New York 105 (OT): Kevin Garnett made a jumper to beat the overtime buzzer, giving the Celtics a victory over the Knicks. Paul Pierce scored a season-high 33 points, and had all of Boston's points in overtime until the final shot. Two Knicks followed Pierce on the final play, leaving Garnett wide open from the top of the key for his 19-footer. at Miami 102, New Orleans 101: Dwyane Wade had 31 points, and Udonis Haslem hit a jumper with 15.4 seconds left to lift the Heat past the Hornets.
September 11, 2009 | Sam Farmer
The knee of Troy Polamalu folded the wrong way, and the normally sure hands of Hines Ward lost their grip. But the Pittsburgh Steelers were not without options Thursday in the NFL opener. They still had the poise of Ben Roethlisberger and the foot of Jeff Reed. After Roethlisberger drove the Steelers into position, Reed clinched a 13-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans with a 33-yard field goal with 10 minutes 28 seconds remaining in overtime. In a bruising and often sloppy debut -- one that could cost the Steelers star safety Polamalu for three weeks or longer -- Pittsburgh's quarterback showed flashes of the composure he displayed in last season's Super Bowl.
March 28, 1993
I agree with Erik J. Madsen (TV Times, Feb. 14) when he wrote about the hour delay of the golf tournament because of the basketball game going into overtime on NBC. Why can't the networks show sports events as scheduled and give overtime game scores as updates? This always happens to golf, like last Sunday (Feb. 7) when the Doral Open was delayed for 35 minutes because of an overtime basketball game. A.S. Engce, Whittier
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