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March 21, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - Jered Weaver's right arm is alive and well. Cuffed around by the Oakland Athletics in his last exhibition start, when he went through a spring-training “dead-arm” phase, the Angels ace threw 89 pitches in 6 1/3 innings of an intrasquad game Thursday and was pleased with the results. “I'm back on track,” said Weaver, who was rocked for eight runs and three homers in two innings against the A's on Saturday. “The first two innings felt like the same thing, but the last four innings I threw I was where I needed to be as far as mechanics and timing.
April 8, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
The lives of captive killer whales are nothing like those of their wild counterparts. Instead of roaming for miles every day in close-knit family groups, captive whales perform for audiences in tanks that, though roomier than those of early marine parks, are far too small for such large ocean predators. In the wild, killer whales have not been known to kill humans or one another. The same cannot be said for the whales in amusement parks around the world, even though they represent only about a tenth of a percent of the numbers in the wild.
September 29, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
The slow decline of Eastman Kodak Co. continues, with the bankrupt company saying it will phase out sales of consumer inkjet printers and cut 200 more jobs than previously expected. The Rochester, N.Y., company has already nixed its digital camera business. Last month, it said it would sell the businesses responsible for scanners, film, souvenir photos and more, noting Friday that there has been "significant interest among potential buyers. " Its Kodak Gallery photo-sharing site was sold to Shutterfly, only to be shut down.
April 3, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Landon Donovan on Wednesday spent the first 59 minutes of the U.S. national team's friendly against Mexico on the bench, a place he's not accustomed to being for that long. But it's a place Donovan, the leading scorer in U.S. team history, says he's willing to get used to if that helps the team and Coach Juergen Klinsmann in this summer's World Cup. “Whatever the team needs,” he said following a 2-2 draw with Mexico in the final game before the U.S. team convenes for its World Cup training camp next month.
November 9, 1986
Phase 1 of the eight-story tower that will be the first of several office buildings at the $100-million Nexus City Square in Orange has been topped out.
October 20, 1985
The $35-million, 156,120-square-foot Phase 1 of Regents Square, an office development of Lankford & Associates Inc., La Jolla, has opened in La Jolla, and work has started on Phase 22, a $30-million project with 130,000 square feet of rentable space.
October 12, 2011 | Michael Hiltzik
How do you know when a protest movement is starting to scare the pants off the establishment? One clue is when the protesters are casually dismissed as hippies or rabble, or their principles redefined as class envy or as (that all-purpose insult) "un-American. " Nothing shows that as powerfully as the reaction to the Occupy Wall Street protests that have spread from the financial district in lower Manhattan to cities nationwide, including Los Angeles. Conservative politicians have condemned the Occupy Wall Street protesters as "mobs" supporting the "pitting of Americans against Americans" (Rep.
June 4, 1989 | BOB O'SULLIVAN, O'Sullivan is a travel writer based in Canoga Park
There had been a bit of a temperature drop during the night. I got up feeling cold and bruised all over, even though there hadn't been anything bigger than a few pine needles under my sleeping bag. I lurched over to where somebody had forgotten to bank the coals the evening before and, using fingers that felt like a couple of frozen bananas, started making a fire. "You up?" asked a lump in one of the other sleeping bags. "Coffee will be ready in either a few minutes or a couple of hours," I said, starting on my second book of matches.
April 2, 1999
As the terror against ethnic Albanians continues, NATO is shifting to a greater emphasis on aircraft with ground-attack capabilities to go after tanks, armored personnel carriers and artillery of Yugostlav troops in Kosovo.
October 26, 2011 | By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday approved plans for the second phase of a controversial development near Six Flags Magic Mountain in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Mission Village segment of the Newhall Ranch project will contain nearly 4,000 housing units, an elementary school, 580 acres of open space and three preserves designed to protect a rare species of flowers. Newhall Ranch was first approved by supervisors in 2003 after nearly seven years of debate but has been mired in legal challenges and debate since.
March 24, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
The trial for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon will split into two separate phases, with two different sets of jurors asked to decide the ultimate fate of the accused mass murderer, a judge ruled Monday. The first phase, the actual trial, would begin in June. If convicted, Scott Dekraai faces the death penalty for allegedly walking into Salon Meritage in October 2011 and opening fire, killing his ex-wife and seven others in the county's deadliest shooting.
March 6, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to carry a water bottle there. Why? Because the Board of Supervisors voted this week to ban the sale of single-use bottles of water in city buildings and parks and at city-permitted events, making San Francisco the largest municipality in the country to phase out plastic water bottles. The ban will cover indoor events starting Oct. 1, and will be extended to all events by 2016. There would be exceptions for some sports outings, such as foot races, and planners could apply for waivers if they can't secure a water supply.
March 1, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Matt Kemp didn't run particularly fast or long Saturday, but that didn't matter to him. For the first time since he underwent an ankle operation four months ago, Kemp ran on something other than the anti-gravity treadmill. "I never thought running would be so fun," he said with a smile. The former All-Star was cleared to enter the next phase of his rehabilitation by his surgeon, who reviewed the results of a routine MRI exam Kemp underwent two days earlier. Kemp is hopeful he can play in the Cactus League, but in reality still has no idea when he'll be in a competitive game.
February 25, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Beck made his name as a recycler, a smart, savvy searcher known for finding new value in old things. So it makes sense that the artist responsible for "Mellow Gold" and "Odelay," both high points of mid-'90s cut-and-paste pop, would eventually get around to recycling himself. That's more or less what Beck does on his latest album, "Morning Phase. " With the same downbeat acoustic vibe and many of the same players, the new record serves as a kind of spiritual sequel - a "companion piece," his camp calls it - to 2002's "Sea Change," on which the singer broke from his established collage aesthetic to offer up a dozen slow-and-low folk songs about the pain of heartache.
February 21, 2014 | By Andrew Khouri
The first homes in Playa Vista's final phase will open for sale this weekend as completion of the Westside master-planned community nears. Eventually, 2,800 new for-sale and rental units will rise in the second phase, injecting new inventory into the expensive Westside. Touted as an urban village, Playa Vista has been under construction for more than a decade. It now has roughly 3,100 housing units and 1.5 million square feet of commercial space. Saturday's opening marks the beginning of the end of development at Playa Vista, located on land once controlled by aviation mogul Howard Hughes.
February 21, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
By the time that Beck Hansen finished his lush, melancholy new record, "Morning Phase," he had become so consumed by the process that he says he'd caused brain damage. "I've heard each song about six or seven thousand times, to the point where it's burned a hole, neurologically, in my auditory system," the 43-year-old songwriter, whose work over the last two decades has helped define modern Los Angeles with his expansive, all-consuming eardrums, said over dinner recently in Los Feliz.
February 16, 1986
Construction is under way of Phase 2 of The Village of Stratford at Fairbanks Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe with completion scheduled by summer. Phase 2 consists of 14 in a total of 51 single-family homes being developed by Watt Industries / San Diego Inc. Prices are expected to start in the mid-$300,000s.
June 25, 1989
Several phases of the multimillion dollar renovation of the former May Co. building at 8th Street and Broadway have been completed, according to project directors Danny Partielli and Saleh Shalomi. The first phase was designed to open up about 100,000 square feet of ground-floor selling space to retail merchants who are presently in business. Expansion of the retail area to the second floor is planned. The second phase, already completed, has resulted in about 100,000 square feet of low-cost office/warehouse space, and the third phase has been expedited to accommodate another 30 to 50 businesses in about 113,000 square feet on the sixth floor.
January 13, 2014 | Paul Richter
Iran and six world powers have agreed on a plan to launch the first phase of their nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian officials announced Sunday, a sign the fragile international effort to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions remains on track. The agreement, worked out in a month of talks between technical experts and diplomats, goes into effect Jan. 20, after which Iran will begin to get access to some of its frozen assets -- and will have to open more of its facilities to the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency.
January 2, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
When the White House and its allies sought to regain control of the healthcare debate as Obamacare rolled into effect Wednesday, the face of that effort was not President Obama, but Mary-Therese - a Floridian who said she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and then lost her coverage. "I've been waiting a long time for Jan. 1, 2014," she says in a Web ad from Organizing for Action, the advocacy group born out of the president's campaign operation. But the story about the healthcare law being publicized in a new video from the campaign of Monica Wehby , a Republican making a long-shot bid against Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in Oregon, was very different.
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