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February 25, 2014 |
Los Angeles firefighters on average earned nearly $43,000 in overtime in 2013, up nearly 20% from the year before, 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. Though 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. "The city is a 24-hour operation, so overtime is a part of doing business," Galperin said in a press release.
February 21, 2014 |
The puck spun and wobbled as it slid slowly toward the vacated Canadian goal. As it crossed between the circles, it angled ever-so-slightly to the left, struck the post and bounced back. That was how close the United States came to sealing the gold medal of the women's hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics on Thursday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Thirty seconds after the near-miss, that same puck was in the Americans' net and what looked like a dream ending for the U.S. was turning into a nightmare.
February 21, 2014 |
March Madness came a week early on Friday night in the opening round of the new Southern Section Open Division tournament. From No. 1-seeded Santa Ana Mater Dei requiring overtime to outlast No. 16 Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 66-59, to No. 3 Los Angeles Loyola opening a 23-point second-half lead, then barely holding off a frantic comeback by No. 14 Bellflower St. John Bosco, 70-67, it was a wild night for a tournament matching the best against...
February 19, 2014 |
A 136-mile trip to Yucca Valley created a big challenge for St. Francis on Wednesday night, and the No. 2-seeded Golden Knights barely survived in a 63-59 overtime victory in a first-round Southern Section Division 3A playoff opener. Kyle Leufroy scored 27 points for St. Francis, one of four Mission League teams to win playoff openers. No. 1-seeded Santa Barbara defeated Firebaugh, 92-38. In Division 4AA, Crespi received 22 points from DJ Ursery in a 72-42 win over Fairmont Prep.
February 16, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - With four goals to his credit in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has single-handedly outscored Team Slovakia (2), Team Norway (3) and Team Switzerland (2). As he did at Vancouver in 2010, Doughty has again showed how much he enjoys playing on the big stage. He scored both of Canada's goals Sunday in a 2-1 overtime victory over Finland at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, which gave Canada the No. 3 seed and a few days off before Wednesday's quarterfinals.
February 12, 2014 |
For only the second time this season, Loyola has been beaten in a basketball game. Alemany (19-9, 8-4) did the honors on Wednesday night in a Mission League regular-season finale, winning in overtime, 75-70. Gary Chivichyan had 21 points and sophomore Darren Henson added 20 points. Brandon Boyd finished with 15 points and six assists. Thomas Welsh led Loyola with 18 points. The loss won't prevent the Cubs (24-2, 10-2) from being selected for the Open Division playoffs, but it will likely change their seeding.
February 8, 2014 |
When: 12:30 PST Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Channel 7; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 18-32; Bulls 24-25. Record vs. Bulls: 0-1. Update: The Lakers lost at Chicago last month, 102-100, when Mike Dunleavy found Taj Gibson for an easy layup off an inbounds play with 0.9 of a second left in overtime. The Bulls are still in position to make the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference despite salary-dumping Luol Deng in a trade with Cleveland and losing Derrick Rose for the season because of a knee injury.
February 6, 2014 |
The Kings honored their six Olympians on Thursday, inviting them to take one more trip around the Staples Center ice before leaving for Sochi and next week's tournament. But all six had to put in a little extra work on their way out the door. And that led to a nice parting gift, with defenseman Robyn Regehr scoring in overtime to end a four-game losing streak and give the Kings a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Regehr's goal, on a rising shot from just off the left circle at 2 minutes 33 seconds, also gave the Kings their fourth win in six overtime periods this season.
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February 5, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO - News flash for Democratic state lawmakers: Not all Republican ideas are kooky. Some make sense. A few GOP bills might even help struggling workers - the very people Democrats are supposed to be fighting for in the state Capitol. One such idea is to expand the opportunity for flextime, the ability of wage earners to schedule their work hours to fit personal and family needs. I'm thinking especially of low-income, single parents - moms or dads. Some may prefer to work, say, four 10-hour days rather than five eight-hour shifts.
January 31, 2014 |
When: 5 p.m. Where: Knight Arena, Eugene. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 10-11, 1-7 in Pac-12; Oregon 14-6, 2-6 Update: USC hopes to salvage one of the two games on its Oregon trip against a Ducks team that is also struggling against Pac-12 Conference competition. The Trojans are coming off a 76-75 loss in overtime to Oregon State on Thursday in Corvallis; Oregon lost the same night to UCLA, 70-68, in Eugene. The Ducks have four players with double-digit scoring averages, led by junior guard Joseph Young (18 points per game)