September 27, 2012 |
As expected, the NHL on Thursday canceled the remainder of its scheduled exhibition games, putting an on-time start to the regular season in serious jeopardy. The season is scheduled to begin Oct. 11. However, with labor talks at a stalemate and the sides due to meet Friday to discuss only “non-core economic issues,” a resolution that would save the full season seems ever more unlikely. The NHL, which had previously canceled exhibition games through Sept. 30, issued a terse statement on Thursday announcing its move.
September 8, 2012 |
Jered Weaver understands the importance of September baseball, but he's more intimate with how his right arm should feel. "I can't keep going at 75 to 80%," Weaver said Friday, making his first comments since an MRI exam this week revealed biceps tendinitis that forced him from Friday's scheduled start against the Detroit Tigers. "I needed some time off. " How much remains uncertain. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia wouldn't discount the idea of Weaver returning next week against the Oakland Athletics.
June 21, 2012
MUSIC The Rock Bottom Remainders are living proof that all writers are really just failed rock stars. Stephen King, Dave Barry, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, Matt Groening and a whole slate of other on-the-page favorites have soldiered on for two decades in this cheeky rock outfit, which draws its run to a close at this final public show, with proceeds benefiting L.A.'s Midnight Mission and the Downtown Women's Center, plus the launch of...
June 20, 2012 |
Pick a fight with Stephen King? Roger McGuinn has no fear. Asked if he's a better writer than King is a musician, McGuinn - a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with '60s Los Angeles band the Byrds - laughed, but didn't hesitate. "I think so," he says, speaking from a solo tour stop in Nashville. "That's not saying a whole lot, though. Stephen still needs to work on his F chord. " McGuinn and King, an amateur guitarist and singer, are sometimes-members of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a pickup band of mostly authors which for the last 20 years has played charity concerts of rock classics and a few originals.
April 14, 2012 |
A new kind of Mav-wreck It was a week that packed enough drama for a season's worth of episodes on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" - or "Jersey Shore," for that matter. There were confrontations, finger-pointing and plenty of regrets, all involving one Lamar Joseph Odom. It started with the infamous locker-room clash last weekend between Odom and his boss, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who reportedly asked his mopey, underachieving forward whether he wanted "to go for it or not?"
February 9, 2012
The 45 t h California International Antiquarian Book Fair Where: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green St., Pasadena. When: Friday, Feb. 10: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 11: 11 am to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 12: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: A three-day pass may be purchased at the door Friday for $25. Tickets puchased Saturday or Sunday are $15 and include return entry throughout the remainder of the fair. Information: http://www.labookfair.com/index.php