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November 19, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels have intensified their pursuit of Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, who toured Angel Stadium on Saturday and then went out to lunch with General Manager Jerry Dipoto and Manager Mike Scioscia. Upon returning to Japan on Sunday, Fujikawa, a 32-year-old right-hander who has been Japan's top closer for six years, told reporters, “I was very impressed with the way the Angels welcomed me. I had never been treated like that.” According to Japanese media reports, Fujikawa also visited with the Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles.
June 6, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
It's always amazing how the pursuit of a foul ball at a baseball game will turn some grown men into idiots. Case in point: an unidentified man at Wednesday's Chicago-Seattle game at Safeco Field in Seattle. The Mariners were trailing the White Sox, 5-1, in the bottom of the 14th inning, but had the bases loaded with Kyle Seager at the plate. Seager launched a high drive that landed in the bleachers in right-center. You can see that in the video above. But watch closely as the ball lands in the stands and a handful of people go after it. Specifically, watch the guy in the white shirt as he turns and runs down his row to get the ball.
July 20, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK - Ted Lilly can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sidelined since May 24, Lilly threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Friday at Citi Field before the Dodgers' game against the New York Mets. Lilly said he was throwing at "pretty close" to 100% intensity. "I was letting it go pretty good," he said. Lilly thinks he will be ready to start a minor league rehabilitation assignment after another bullpen session and a simulated game. While sidelined, Lilly has been talking to close friend and former teammate Ryan Dempster about the possibility of him joining the Dodgers.
February 17, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
The victim of a reported kidnapping died Thursday after her alleged abductor crashed the sport utility vehicle he was driving head-on into another vehicle in Westlake as he was trying to flee police, authorities said. Police were alerted to the kidnapping shortly after 8 a.m. when witnesses reported a woman inside a GMC Yukon frantically waving for help near the intersection of 6th Street and Westlake Avenue, said Cmdr. Andy Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department. Patrol officers spotted the SUV, which was being driven by a man. He pulled a U-turn in front of them and fled, Smith said.
August 12, 2010 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
The chaotic, potentially dangerous ending to a high-speed car chase last week has raised questions among high-ranking Los Angeles Police Department officials over the tactics and force several officers used to apprehend the driver. Tonsha Wilcher, 39, walked into the lobby of the LAPD's Southwest Area station about 2 p.m. Aug. 5, threatened to kill the officers working at the front desk and then fled in his car, according to an LAPD account of the incident. A wild pursuit ensued, with Wilcher racing recklessly through residential streets in South Los Angeles.
June 5, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM
The Pursuit of Happiness is no revolutionary rock band, but it is one worth rallying around for listeners who think that a catchy melody and a hammering beat is a pop fan's inalienable right. The strength of the Canadian band's show on Saturday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano was its ability to send time and again a capsule of captivating melody into orbit on the shoulders of a booster-rocket instrumental surge. But by overplaying its strength, TPOH turned it into a flaw.
June 14, 2010 | By Steffie Nelson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
There are infinite variations on the California Dream, but most Angelenos would probably agree that fame, fortune, sunny skies, golden statuettes and prime real estate are key ingredients. They'd also likely agree that the dream's shadow side only makes it that much more alluring. With her second novel, "This Is Where We Live" (Spiegel & Grau: 324 pp., $25), Janelle Brown follows one young married couple's quest for their own glittering place in the sun, from the giddy brushes with the big time to the desperate decisions they face when the dark clouds of reality start rolling in. Part social satire, part melodrama, part intimate domestic portrait, the book, due out Tuesday, feels like a natural follow-up to Brown's bestselling 2008 debut, "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything," which was set amid the crumbling edifice of a different — though equally evocative — version of the dream: one of Silicon Valley McMansions, country clubs and billion-dollar IPOs.
November 17, 1996
Wendy Kaminer's reflection on satisfaction ("The Inner You," Oct. 13) sees Thomas Jefferson "enshrining the pursuit of happiness as a national entitlement" in the same manner, one must suppose, as Social Security and Medicare have been so enshrined. Jefferson would be aghast. He saw the pursuit of happiness not as an entitlement but as an inviolable individual right. Kaminer further states that Jefferson's point of view was that the purpose of education is "self-government, not self-esteem."
November 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Five people were in custody today after a 90-minute, 125-mile pursuit that began near the U.S.-Mexican border south of San Diego and ended on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The fleeing auto was clocked at speeds of 95 m.p.h. to 125 m.p.h. during most of the chase, the California Highway Patrol said. There were no injuries, although the chase caused an accident on Interstate 5 in Orange County. The pursuit began about 4:30 a.m.
June 15, 1998 | JIM SHEA
Viagra is going to be tested in the Supreme Court. I don't mean literally. I don't think. But then who can ever be 100% sure of what goes on there, you know, with the baggy robes and everything. When I say tested in the Supreme Court, though, I am referring to a challenge on constitutional grounds. The issues? Interstate commerce. Equal opportunity. Freedom of expansion. The case will, of course, have historical precedent on its side.
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