October 9, 2006
IT HAS TAKEN FAR LONGER than it should have, but the city and the police department are finally starting to wrest back control of skid row. Two weeks ago, officers began arresting transients for sleeping on sidewalks during daylight hours, removed scores of homeless encampments and have made more than 800 arrests.
September 16, 2013 |
If California is serious about reducing its prison population, one crucial component will have to be reducing recidivism. Currently, a lot of the state's inmates are men and women who've been in prison more than once. They get out, they have little training or education, they can't get jobs and, in many cases, they return to lives of crime and find themselves back behind bars. But a major new study of correctional education in U.S. state prisons suggests there are things California could do to slow that revolving door.
January 6, 2012
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June 23, 2003 |
Is there a new monster of rock hiding within the soundtrack for "The Hulk"? The CD of the music from the film hits the charts this week, and while 18 of 19 tracks are devoted to Danny Elfman's typically creepy and polished score work, the 19th and final song is an intriguing one to heavy metal fans because it represents the debut of Velvet Revolver.
March 15, 1999 |
The Who's-No. 1 soap opera that played out here in the Newsweek Champions Cup tennis tournament will be repeated in the next two weeks at the Lipton in Key Biscayne, Fla. Carlos Moya's loss to Mark Philippoussis in Sunday's final here left Moya 37 points ahead of Pete Sampras. Moya will remain No. 1 for two weeks no matter what, since there is no ranking change on the middle Monday at Lipton, same as at the Grand Slam events.
November 3, 1998 |
"Ready to go? I'm ready to go," Pierre Gauthier announced. He came to training camp as an answer and left for Springfield and the American Hockey League as a question. Olli Jokinen returns as neither. Or both. The Kings, who have been shut out in three of their last four games, including the last two at home, said Monday that Jokinen was being recalled from Springfield, where he had three goals and nine points.
March 20, 2006 |
Yao Ming has been a big problem for the Clippers. The 7-foot-6, 310-pound Houston center scored 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds Feb. 22 in a 106-102 Rocket victory at the Toyota Center. In nine games this month, Yao is averaging 28.9 points and 11 rebounds. Tonight at Houston, the Clippers begin a three-game, five-day trip, so they again have focused much of their attention on Yao. "Yao Ming has been playing incredibly well," Coach Mike Dunleavy said.
October 26, 2006 |
Derek Jeter and Ryan Howard received their trophies for the Hank Aaron Award on Wednesday night and Jeter was asked a lot of questions, none of them having to do with the Hank Aaron Award. In fact, Aaron himself was fortunate not to be standing between Jeter and the questions that grip New York baseball. The Yankees fell out of the playoffs early, of course, leading to reports Manager Joe Torre had been fired or would be fired, which kept up until Torre said he would return for another season.
August 16, 2003 |
Scot Shields can make a bigger impact than merely pitching his way into the Angels' 2004 starting rotation if he excels the remainder of the season. The former reliever could save the Angels millions on a front-line starter while allowing General Manager Bill Stoneman to spend the off-season addressing the team's other needs, primarily in the outfield and at first base. "He could answer some questions for us," Stoneman said.