November 12, 2013 |
At first, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers offered up a cliche, saying the matchup Wednesday night at Staples Center between L.A. and the Oklahoma City Thunder was "just another game. " But in the same breath, Rivers talked about how good the Thunder is and the challenge Oklahoma City will present for his Clippers. "When you play Miami or Oklahoma City or San Antonio they're special, fun games," Rivers said. "And for me, everything is new as a coach. I have a new team. So they're all new experiences and you're trying to just get as much out of each game as you can. You learn stuff that you can do the next time with this group.
November 7, 2013 |
The long war on trans fats may be drawing to a close. The government proposed new rules Thursday that would all but ban the artery-clogging fats, a move that will force makers of margarine, frozen pizza and other processed foods to reformulate their products. Under the new rules, the Food and Drug Administration has declared that partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fats, are a food additive no longer "generally recognized as safe. " That would require companies wishing to use the ingredient to first seek approval from the FDA, which is unlikely to grant permission given the volume of research linking trans fats to heart disease.
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October 29, 2013 |
Los Angeles County leaders voted unanimously Tuesday to oppose a plan to drill for oil in publicly owned parkland in the Whittier hills, saying the proposal would undermine open space protection throughout the county. "Oil and open space don't mix," Supervisor Gloria Molina said after the vote, noting that the land was purchased with taxpayer money earmarked for conservation efforts. "We've purchased hundreds of acres of land across Los Angeles County using millions of Prop. A dollars.
October 26, 2013 |
CONCHO, Okla. - Darren Black Bear and Jason Pickel hadn't even planned to send invitations to their upcoming wedding. They're small-town people, they said, and planned an intimate, no-frills celebration of their love. "I intended to tell people, 'Hey, we're getting married. Come on down and have dinner,'" Pickel said, laughing. Then, during an interview in his Oklahoma City apartment, his cellphone vibrated: yet another media request. And then came another. Since word about their upcoming nuptials spread, Pickel and Black Bear have been thrust into the spotlight over one of the most hot-button issues in this state.
October 9, 2013 |
Bobby Ryan didn't put on a mask, any sort of disguise or implement a clever way to hide his identity. He roamed the streets of Ottawa in September and interviewed fans about ... Bobby Ryan. Surely, the deeply knowledgeable fans in that Canadian hotbed of hockey would recognize the newly minted Senators forward. After all, this was not some journeyman fourth-liner. Ryan happened to be a high-scoring forward who had four 30-goal seasons when he played for the Ducks. He was traded to Ottawa in July in exchange for forwards Jakob Silfverberg and Stefan Noesen and a first-round pick in next year's draft.
October 9, 2013 |
As a chemistry professor at USC, Arieh Warshel says he sometimes finds it difficult to convince his fellow scientists that computers have a place in experimental fields like his own. Many people, he laments, use them to make or watch movies, "but not to understand. " Though Warshel may hold a minority view on a campus with strong ties to Hollywood - visitors to his laboratory's website are informed that his animated computer simulations are not available on Netflix - he got a huge endorsement Wednesday from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in the form of a Nobel Prize.