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September 17, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Has Zac Efron been to rehab in recent months? That was the word out Tuesday from unnamed sources, alleging to several media outlets that the "17 Again" actor had wrapped up treatment about five months ago. Efron, whose newest flick, "Parkland," debuted at the Venice Film Festival and recently was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, walked the Toronto red carpet for the film this month. "He's healthy, happy and not drinking," one source told E! News , which first reported the story.
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SPORTS
September 16, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant continues to move forward in his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles' tendon, though the Lakers are unwilling to put an updated timetable on his exact return. "He's progressing well and has met all the targets and milestones of his rehab, and we expect him to make a full recovery," Lakers spokesman John Black told The Times on Monday. "One of the key issues is to make sure he builds up strength and endurance not only in his Achilles but also in his legs, knees, back and core.
SPORTS
September 12, 2013 | Wire reports
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez expressed hope recently that he'd soon be ready to play again, but those plans may have to be put on hold because his injured throwing shoulder eventually may require surgery. ESPN reported late Wednesday night that Sanchez, who had seen noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews earlier in the day to seek a second opinion, is likely to have surgery after Andrews confirmed he has a labral tear in his shoulder. However, two people with knowledge of the situation said surgery is not an immediate option, although Sanchez might end up needing to have the shoulder repaired if he is unable to rehab sufficiently to resume playing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2013 | By Hannah Fry, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
A man was found dead outside a vacant house in Costa Mesa that used to be the site of a rehab facility. The death, which was discovered in the 500 block of Hamilton Street at about 11 a.m. Monday, is being investigated as a possible homicide, Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott told the Daily Pilot . "His body was just to the rear of the property," he said. Police wouldn't release the man's identity or why he was at the house. The house had a "Debbie's House" sign by the front door.  Police blocked Hamilton Street from Charle Street to Maple Avenue during their investigation.
SPORTS
September 6, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
There are good problems to have, bad ones and Matt Kemp ones. He could go either way this month, turn into a godsend for the playoffs or a disgruntled player. Kemp is currently rehabbing his latest injury at the Dodgers' training facility in Phoenix after going 0-for-18 with seven strikeouts in a rehab assignment at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. His sprained ankle   - injured in a belated slide just one game off the disabled list - apparently is sound, it's his swing that is having trouble coming around.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been updated and corrected. See below for details.
Lamar Odom, the "Khloe & Lamar" star better known as a professional basketball player, has checked into rehab, according to a report out late Wednesday. [Updated, 12:50 p.m. Sept. 5: Odom may not be in rehab, according to TMZ , which came out Thursday morning with an updated report citing sources close to the ballplayer. Odom may be merely "off the radar" relative to the Kardashian family, the website said. ] [Updated, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5: According to People , citing two sources, Odom entered rehab Wednesday morning and left Thursday afternoon with an assistant.
SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Ben Bolch
Lamar Odom is receiving treatment for issues related to his recent arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence but he has not entered a rehabilitation facility, according to a two people close to the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. Jeff Schwartz, Odom's agent, did not return a call Thursday seeking comment. Odom, the former Lakers and Clippers player, has not been charged in connection with his arrest Aug. 30 after he was spotted driving his white Mercedes sport-utility vehicle erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.
SPORTS
September 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Former Lakers forward Lamar Odom has checked into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, according to People.com . Odom, currently a free agent after a season with the Clippers, has been the subject a variety of recent rumors related to drug abuse.  He was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence last Friday. Odom played for the Lakers from 2004 to 2011, winning two titles with the team along with the NBA's sixth Man of the year award in 2011. A well-liked fixture in the Lakers' locker room, a number of teammates and colleagues have recently expressed concern: I wish my friend @RealLamarOdom is doing well.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO -  It was completely predictable but is still fascinating to watch: Once Democrats seized firm control of California's Capitol they wound up fighting each other. Such is the combative nature of political animals. In a rare twist, Republican lawmakers are siding with the Democratic governor. The brawl is over prison crowding, which has driven a sharp wedge between the two legislative leaders: Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
SPORTS
August 29, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Matt Kemp stepped on and off an angled wooden device Thursday, stretching the left ankle that has kept him from playing for the Dodgers since July 21. As he started what's scheduled to be a three-game rehabilitation assignment to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, Kemp said his return to the Dodgers is more about the timing of his swing than the ankle. “The ankle's good,” Kemp said before batting second for the Quakes as the team's designated hitter. “I just need to get some at-bats.
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