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September 2, 1992
So, when is the Bush Administration going to suggest that Miami sell its airport to pay for hurricane rebuilding? SCOTT NEUGROSCHL Chatsworth
April 4, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Four minutes before Hyun-Jin Ryu threw the first pitch of the Dodgers' home opener Friday, Time Warner Cable hit the send button. Vin Scully had just handed the ceremonial first pitch to Sandy Koufax, two of the most beloved sports figures in Los Angeles history teaming up to welcome baseball back to Dodger Stadium. It was a goosebump moment in person and on television, except that most of Southern California cannot see the Dodgers on television. In an email blast to DirecTV subscribers demanding their Dodgers, TWC put the blame on DirecTV.
June 28, 1992
Prof. Edwards is to be commended for a most insightful and objective view of Ueberroth and the Rebuild L.A. project. The challenges and goals are awesome and it is time for the many groups to cease criticizing and join forces to work toward solving the problems facing Los Angeles. Ueberroth is a courageous and honorable man who is willing to work in the trenches and, most of all, deserves the support of government, business and the communities. MARY YASOIAN, South Pasadena
March 17, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye warned Monday that the closure of budget-strapped courts has deprived more than 2 million residents of accessible justice and left the state “on the verge of a civil rights crisis.” "A three-hour drive to the nearest courthouse can't be fair in anyone's book,” Cantil-Sakauye planned to tell state lawmakers Thursday, according to a text of her speech released in advance. California courts in the last several years have been cut by about $1 billion, and Cantil-Sakauye has been pleading with legislators to restore more funding next year.
February 8, 1994
Our daughter was a tenant at Northridge Meadows. She was not in the apartment when the quake hit, for which we are very grateful. We also want to express gratitude in two other areas. The staff of FEMA was wonderful. Our daughter was able to get an appointment the Saturday following the quake. The two men from FEMA were efficient yet very patient and compassionate with my daughter, who was very emotional about the potential loss of her worldly and cherished possessions. Although you are nameless to us, thank you. The gentlemen from the Fire Department deserve an especially big thank you and pat on the back.
January 26, 1991
Was that Jim Kelly I was watching the other day, or was it Bob Waterfield? GEORGE FRENCH Torrance
May 14, 1992
Peter Ueberroth is not the "perfect" person to undertake the task of rebuilding this city--nobody is (May 3-4). Ueberroth is minimally one of the most skilled, proven managers in the United States. Predictions of gloom-and-doom traffic were defied when his L.A. Olympic Organizing Committee acted efficiently and skillfully upon organizing the logistics of the Olympics. The whole organization process went so well, many Angelenos would welcome the return of the Olympic Games in the future.
July 19, 1992
Xavier Hermosillo's article "Latino's Defend Right of All to Work" (Commentary, July 9) is right on! Finally a spokesman for the Latino community has stood up and told it like it is. Hermosillo recognizes that all people have the right to work regardless of their color. The Latino people of Los Angeles recognize that it is ethnic diversity that makes this city great. Our people want to work and participate in our community to make it a model of true brotherhood. Let the rebuilding of the city be by the crafts people of all races.
March 13, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations. "It's my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. You have to get it done," Bryant said in a news conference on Wednesday, after being declared out for the season. "Same thing with the front office. The same expectations they have of me when I perform on the court, the same expectations I have for them up there. " The Lakers will have financial flexibility, a high pick in the 2014 NBA draft, and designs on future free agents like Kevin Love in 2015 and Kevin Durant in 2016.
January 28, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Robert Faturechi
The newly named interim sheriff of Los Angeles County, current Orange County Undersheriff John L. Scott, said Tuesday that he would continue the momentum of reform in the beleaguered department. Flanked by four of the five county supervisors, Scott said, "I can assure you, I'm not going to be a place-holder here in L.A. County. I will begin the process immediately of restoring both the dignity to the men and women of L.A. County and the confidence and trust of the public that we serve.
January 7, 2014 | By Diane Pucin
Pepperdine's men's basketball program is on an upswing, in part because a former UCLA player has found a new love for the game. The Waves are 10-6 overall, 3-1 and tied for second place in the West Coast Conference. Their only conference loss came at San Francisco, when Pepperdine Coach Marty Wilson said his team had an inexplicably bad second half. The good-news story for the Waves is that of Brendan Lane , a 6-foot-9 forward who played at UCLA, graduated in three years and decided to transfer and use his final season of eligibility at Pepperdine.
December 19, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
At first glance, it was an announcement draped in sadness, the lateral tibial plateau that stole Christmas. Six games into his comeback from a left torn Achilles' tendon, Kobe Bryant's left leg has buckled under the strain. After Bryant worked eight months to return to the court, a fractured knee will send him to the sidelines for six more weeks. There is sadness felt by an aging superstar who could be losing a slow fight with his body. There is sadness felt by a Lakers organization whose recent, foolish $48.5-million investment in Bryant is looking worse by the ache.
December 19, 2013 | By Kerry Cavanaugh
Are you an aspiring writer who wants to get cozy in a house and practice your craft, but just can't afford to pay for that house? Detroit has an offer for you. A group called Write-A-House is offering a writer-in-residency program. The chosen writer will get a house that is 80% renovated (by young people learning the construction trade). He or she will finish the work to make the house habitable and cover insurance and taxes. In exchange, the writer will be expected to live full time in the house, blog for the Write-A-House website, participate in literary readings and engage with the community.
December 12, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - In lieu of major activity at the winter meetings, the Dodgers celebrated two anniversaries. Thursday marked one year since the Dodgers signed Hyun-Jin Ryu, a purchase that cost $62 million. Tuesday marked one year since the Dodgers signed Zack Greinke, for $147 million. The Dodgers have done no business like that this winter. So far, they have resisted the urge to spend big, in money and especially in prospects. Under new ownership, the Dodgers are rebuilding a decimated minor league system, adding and keeping prospects rather than trading the best ones away.
December 12, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine -- As thousands of pro-European-integration protesters were rebuilding barricades in Kiev's Independence Square which were destroyed the previous day by police, Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained a focus Thursday on Ukraine. Putin, in his annual state of the union address, said that Ukraine's leaders are continuing to consult with Moscow about about post-Soviet economic reintegration. “Even before all these [protests] which we now see in Kiev … Ukraine more than once declared its interest in joining some agreements of the customs union [with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan]
December 4, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
All-Star outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will jump from the Boston Red Sox to bitter rival New York Yankees after agreeing to a seven-year deal worth around $153 million Tuesday night, according to multiple media sources. The move came on the same day that seven-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann finalized an $85-million, five-year contract with the Yankees after spending all nine years of his major league career with the Atlanta Braves. Anyone who thought the Yankees would take missing the playoffs lightly were sorely mistaken.
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