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ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2013 | Matt Cooper
"Peter and the Starcatcher" alights at the Ahmanson, Bette Midler portrays super-agent Sue Mengers, and Brian Dennehy is "The Steward of Christendom. " Plus, a stocking stuffed full of seasonally -themed shows. Celebrating the Holidays with The Lion King Cast members from the hit musical perform seasonal favorites in this benefit show. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Mon., 8:30 p.m. $35, $50. (323) 466-2210. City of Light Concert reading of this Paris-set romantic-comedy musical.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2013 | Times staff and wire services
Peter Lewis, who helped build Progressive Corp. into one of the largest auto insurers in the country and later became the billionaire backer of marijuana legalization, died Saturday. He was 80. Philanthropic advisor Jennifer Frutchy said Lewis died at his home in Coconut Grove, Fla. In 1965, Lewis became CEO of Cleveland-based Progressive, a company that succeeded a small operation co-founded by his father in 1937. Lewis held the post for 35 years and was Progressive's chairman at his death.
SPORTS
November 22, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Kole Calhoun and Peter Bourjos worked out together as Angels teammates in a Phoenix-area gym Friday morning. When the outfielders resume their off-season workouts Monday, it will not be as teammates. Bourjos was traded to St. Louis for third baseman David Freese on Friday in a four-player deal that was made possible, in part, by the emergence of Calhoun, who was called up from triple A in late July and hit .282 in 58 games with a .347 on-base percentage, .462 slugging percentage, eight homers and 32 runs batted in. “I worked out with Pete today before the trade, we were hanging out, I drove away and then saw the news,” Calhoun said.
SPORTS
November 22, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
  The Angels traded oft-injured Peter Bourjos to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday for third baseman and former World Series most valuable player David Freese, freeing up center field for Mike Trout and right field for Kole Calhoun and allowing Josh Hamilton to return to left field. The Angels also acquired reliever Fernando Salas, a 28-year-old right-hander who had 24 saves for St. Louis in 2011, and sent double-A outfielder Randal Grichuk, a first-round pick in 2009, to the Cardinals.
SPORTS
November 21, 2013 | By Austin Knoblauch
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has drawn plenty of ire in the baseball world as he continues to fight his 211-game suspension from Major League Baseball for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs. But MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons took the villainization of Rodriguez too far during a radio interview Thursday. While speaking with ESPN Radio's Mike Lupica, Gammons said people within the New York Yankees organization say Rodriguez "wants to blow up the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Having acted in such films as "Collateral" and "Smokin' Aces" and directed movies including "The Kingdom" and "Battleship," Peter Berg is well-versed in the action genre. His latest film is the war drama "Lone Survivor," which he directed and adapted from former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's nonfiction book of the same name, and it meant much more to the filmmaker than a chance to blow stuff up. The film chronicles an ill-fated SEAL mission in Afghanistan in 2005 that claimed the lives of 19 American soldiers.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
A huge reveal in the "Think Lovely Thoughts" episode of "Once Upon a Time" hearkens back to the fun of discovering characters that this show presented in Season 1, though a bit in reverse. We find that a fairy tale character has a true-life identity instead of the other way around. We'll leave that for later. We start, and end, with Skull Island, where Peter Pan has taken Henry. Pan is still manipulating Henry, and using Wendy to do it. "Tonight, Henry saves magic!" says Pan to the assembled Lost Boys.
SPORTS
November 16, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks took center Peter Holland off his yo-yo ride between the minor leagues and the NHL on Saturday, trading the 22-year-old to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Ducks, who also parted with minor-league right wing Brad Staubitz in the deal, obtained minor-league defenseman Jesse Blacker and third- and seventh-round 2014 draft picks. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Blacker, 22, was assigned to the Ducks' affiliate in Norfolk, Va. Holland, a first-round pick in 2009, scored a goal in four games with the Ducks this season and played in 29 games total over the last three seasons, scoring three goals with two assists last season.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Los Angeles didn't get chosen as the location for the latest "Fast & Furious" movie, but it did land the spoof version of the popular car chasing franchise. The actual "Fast & Furious 7" has been filming in Atlanta to tap into Georgia's 30% tax credit, though some filming is expected to occur in L.A. But "SuperFast," a parody of Universal's "Fast and Furious" films, began filming in Vernon, south of downtown, last week. The independently produced movie comes from writer-directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, known for the "Scary Movie" films and for parodies of "Twilight" with their satiric "Vampires Suck" and the historical epic "300" with their comical "Meet the Spartans.
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