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May 2, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
When the last Jungle Cruise boat docks for the night and lights fade to black on Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the real work begins. At lush Pixie Hollow, gardeners don miner's headlamps as they begin uprooting stubborn weeds. On Main Street, custodians scrape chewing gum off the sidewalk. And over at Mickey's Toontown, painters sand and recoat chipped handrails. Few see it happen, except perhaps for the dozens of feral cats that emerge from their hiding places to prowl the park after hours, stalking rodents.
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SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND - The Clippers seemed weighed down Sunday afternoon in Game 4 by all the controversy that has engulfed them. And even though it was not of their own making, but that of owner Donald Sterling, the Clippers were in the storm and tried to stay afloat. But they could not avoid their albatross and a hot Golden State team, dropping a 118-97 decision to the Warriors at Oracle Arena. BOX SCORE: Golden State Warriors 118, Clippers 97 Instead of talking about the best-of-seven first-round series being tied at 2-2 or about regaining home-court advantage with their Game 3 win, the Clippers had to talk about Sterling's alleged racist comments about African Americans.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1995 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tonight, four days after the 50th anniversary of Anne Frank's death--memorialized around the world last week by public readings of her eloquent diaries--South Coast Repertory weighs in with its own Holocaust commentary: a NewSCRipts presentation of Peter Sagal's "Denial." The Harvard-educated writer, 30, believes that the SCR Mainstage reading of his new play could not come at a better time or in a more appropriate place.
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Hanley Ramirez was smiling Sunday. Clayton Kershaw wasn't. Whereas Ramirez was able to pinch-hit a day after he bruised his surgically repaired right thumb, Kershaw was informed by the Dodgers he would pitch in another minor league game before making his return from the disabled list. Asked whether he was fine with the team's decision, Kershaw replied, "Not really. " Sidelined because of a strained back muscle, Kershaw hasn't pitched for the Dodgers since the their season opener in Australia on March 22. Kershaw wanted to pitch for the Dodgers on Wednesday in Minnesota.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1990 | JEFF SILVERMAN
Athol Fugard's choice of the La Jolla Playhouse for the first West Coast presentation of his latest play, "My Children! My Africa!," may come as something of a surprise to the theater community. Given both his and the Market Theatre's many previous associations with Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum and its artistic director, Gordon Davidson, La Jolla's announcement last week that it had wooed the play to its stage in July is a testament to tenacity and the powers of direct contact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2000 | DAVID RYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The past few years of Sue Gaetzman's life have been wrapped in death. Her sister, father and husband died within 10 months of one another in 1996, while she was slowly succumbing to complications of diabetes. Gaetzman struggled with the disease, checking into the hospital periodically for dialysis and other treatment. A miracle would have saved her. Instead, she was rescued by a tragedy.
SPORTS
July 9, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Tim Kaub, who was the offensive coordinator at City Section Division I champion Harbor City Narbonne last season and called the plays, has taken a similar position at Santa Monica College. Coach Manuel Douglas will take over calling plays this season. Kaub will still help out at Narbonne but with a reduced role. Former Taft Coach Chris Rizzo also could be joining the Gauchos' staff as a defensive assistant. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
September 30, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 West Hills Chaminade is 3-1 and plays a tough game against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (4-1) on Friday at home. The Eagles have been working on some "secret plays," Coach Ed Croson said. But don't expect to see any of them. Those plays are mostly being prepared for unbeaten Gardena Serra, which Chaminade plays on Oct. 18 in a Mission League game and could end up facing twice this season. "We have some stuff we've been working on specifically for them," Croson said. "We'll unleash as needed.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2001
From "The America Play" (1993): THE FOUNDLING FATHER: Uh Hehm. The Death of Lincoln!: --.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "King Lear," featuring Ian McKellen in the title role, will play at UCLA in October. It's a touring production that plays in repertory with Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." Both are directed by Trevor Nunn and feature the same cast of 23 actors. They'll be staged Oct. 19 to 28 at Royce Hall as part of UCLA Live. * From a Times staff writer
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp suddenly found himself linked to the Donald Sterling scandal Sunday. In the hours leading up to the Dodgers' 6-1 defeat by the Colorado Rockies, the celebrity gossip site TMZ released a second audio recording of what was said to be a conversation between the Clippers owner and a woman described in court filings as his girlfriend. The female voice in the recording promised to remove from her Instagram account a picture of her with Kemp. On a recorded conversation released earlier, a man identified as Sterling chided a female friend for "associating with black people.
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
He has the beard of a hockey player residing in the first round of the playoffs, not one of a man living for months in the mountains. Kings forward Jeff Carter offered a take on the attitude - and, well, altitude - of a now-compelling playoff series between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference quarterfinals. "Yeah, we're halfway there. Halfway up the mountain," Carter said Sunday afternoon at the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo. Game 6 is Monday night at Staples Center with the Sharks holding a three-games-to-two series lead.
WORLD
April 27, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Tom Kington
Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter's Square and elsewhere to witness the double canonization. It was the first time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church that two ex-popes were canonized in the same event. Although the focus was on the late pontiffs, the elaborate ceremony and the global attention it generated seemed likely to provide another boost for the soaring reputation of Francis.
WORLD
April 27, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman and Kathleen Hennessey
At a time when the Middle East peace process appears stymied, Israel received an unexpected olive branch when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Holocaust and expressed sympathy with its victims. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled the comments a play for public opinion and called on the Palestinian leader to "tear up" his recent pact with the militant Islamist movement Hamas. "What happened to the Jews in the Holocaust is the most heinous crime known by mankind in modern times," said Abbas, according to a statement published Sunday by the Palestinian government news agency WAFA.
NATIONAL
April 27, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court's new champion of the 4th Amendment, is likely to play a crucial role Tuesday when the court hears this year's most important search case: whether the police may routinely examine the digital contents of a cellphone confiscated during an arrest. Civil libertarians say the stakes are high because arrests are so common - 13.1 million were made in 2010, according to the FBI - and smartphones hold so much private information. Under current law, officers may search a person under arrest, checking pockets and looking through a wallet or purse.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Matt Wilhalme
The last football game played in Candlestick Park will be a rematch of Super Bowl XIX. Sort of. Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana, 57, and Dan Marino, 52, are scheduled to take the field at the historic stadium for a flag football game , in which the San Francisco legend will lead a team of former 49ers against the Miami great and a team of All-Stars on July 12. The 49ers play their first exhibition game at their new home, Levi's...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1999 | Associated Press
A play written by Karol Wojtyla, now Pope John Paul II, will be performed at Santa Clara University. "Our God's Brother," due to open Nov. 12, focuses on the life of Adam Chmielowski, a Polish artist who loses his leg while fighting for Poland's freedom. He becomes a famous painter and then turns his studio into a shelter for homeless strangers he meets on the street. Pope John Paul II has written six plays, three since becoming pope, the university said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
"Gem of the Ocean," the August Wilson play that postponed its New York opening after a major investor pulled out, will arrive Dec. 6 on Broadway now that new financing has come through. Preview performances begin Nov. 23 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, Carol Fineman, a spokeswoman for the production, said Monday. The play will be presented by Carole Shorenstein Hays and Jujamcyn Theaters, both long associated with Wilson's plays. "Gem of the Ocean" originally was scheduled to open Nov.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley was a bit flustered, something opposing defenses might not be able to cause this fall. Asked how the college football world will greet the Bruins when they return for August training camp, Hundley said, "Great question. With open arms?" Hundley turned serious, "That's a tough question to answer because what I expect is different from what everyone else will expect of us. " Actually, not so much. The bar will be set high for UCLA entering the 2014 season … in the locker room and in the public's eye. "We definitely should be considered as a big-time program," said linebacker Myles Jack.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks knew they could count on home-ice advantage, not necessarily their power-play prowess. However, in a moment-of-truth Game 5 played before another standing-room-only crowd at Honda Center, they beat the Dallas Stars, 6-2, by setting a team playoff record with four power-play goals. Top-seeded Anaheim took a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series, with Game 6 Sunday in Texas. Ducks center and captain Ryan Getzlaf steadily gave the 17,334 in attendance reason to roar after missing Game 4 with an upper-body injury.
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