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February 7, 2012
The River infobox 2/7/12 'The River' Where: ABC When: 9 p.m. Tuesday Rating: TV-14-LV (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with advisories for coarse language and violence)
April 27, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND -- In a potentially ominous sign for the Clippers, Coach Doc Rivers acknowledged Sunday he wasn't sure about his future with the organization in the wake of racial remarks attributed to owner Donald Sterling. Asked if there were things he needed to hear and see from Sterling or others within the organization to want to continue working for the Clippers, Rivers said, “Don't know yet. I'm just going to leave it at that.” Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Golden State Warriors Coach Mark Jackson were among those who have said they could not play for Sterling in the wake of an audio recording released by TMZ that purports to contain Sterling telling a female friend that he was upset she posted a picture on her Instagram account of herself next to Lakers legend Magic Johnson and didn't want her to bring him to Clippers games.
August 21, 2010
I Curse the River of Time A Novel Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund Graywolf Press: 234 pp., $23
April 27, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND - Doc Rivers sounded as if he has been forced to contemplate his future as coach of the Clippers. With so many NBA players around the league saying they wouldn't play for controversial Clippers owner Donald Sterling in the wake of racist comments he allegedly made, Rivers was asked if he needed to hear something from someone within the organization in order for him to continue working for Sterling. "Don't know yet," Rivers responded. "I'm just going to leave it at that.
February 14, 2010
CRUISES River boat trip As an alternative to traveling with 6,000 of your best friends, I recommend traveling with AMA Waterways and 200 interested travelers. In October, my husband and I cruised on AMA's Amadagio and enjoyed the unique perspective of a river boat cruise. AMA Waterways, (800) 626-0126, www.amawater . -- Caroline Howse, Thousand Oaks
May 5, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
For months, the rafts that ferry Disneyland guests across the waterway to Tom Sawyer Island have been idle. No children have explored the island's caves, scaled its climbing rocks or run across its bridges. But the island won't be lonely much longer. Park employees will refill the Rivers of America, drained in January for maintenance, this week. The draining took almost a week, at the end of which this question was answered: What do you find at the bottom of an amusement park basin after seven years?
October 24, 2009
March 22, 2014 | By Paresh Dave, This post has been updated to reflect new developments.
A powerful mudslide north of Seattle spilled the splintered remains of at least six houses across a river and onto a rural highway Saturday morning, killing at least three people and injuring several others. Authorities said at least seven adults and a 6-six-month-old have been taken to local hospitals, Snohomish County spokeswoman Shari Ireton said. At Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington, four patients who arrived by ambulance remained hospitalized with their status undetermined as of 3:45 p.m. A patient who had arrived two hours earlier was treated and released, spokeswoman Jennifer Egger told The Los Angeles Times.
October 1, 2012 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Conservation Corps celebrated the second season of its "Paddle the L.A. River" program last week with a kayaking trip led by its executive director and a local assemblyman. More than 1,000 people made the 1.5-mile trip along the river this summer, a spokesman for the group said, and organizers are hoping to expand the program next year. "For every person who sees the river and experiences it, we create something positive," said Bruce Saito, executive director of the conservation corps.
July 10, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Once Upon a River A Novel Bonnie Jo Campbell W.W. Norton: 348 pp., $25.95 Bonnie Jo Campbell's "American Salvage" was one of the standout books of 2009 — a collection of 14 stories so sharp they made you bleed. In one, a hunter hits a teenage girl with his car on a foggy morning roadside, then must resist the urge to "use her body" while they wait for an ambulance to arrive. In another, a man quickly cycles through his options for dealing with a meth-addicted wife, only to realize, as if he didn't know it from the outset, that he has no choice but to carry on. These are brutal stories, set in rural Michigan (Campbell lives in Kalamazoo)
April 26, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
SAN FRANCISCO -- Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Saturday afternoon that his team would not allow alleged racist statements attributed to owner Donald Sterling to distract his team as it prepared to resume its first-round playoff series against Golden State. “This is a situation where we're trying to go after something very important for us, something that we've all dreamed about all our childhoods, and Donald or anyone else had nothing to do with that dream and we're not going to let anything get in the way of those dreams,” Rivers told an unusually large media throng after practice at the University of San Francisco.
April 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
SAN FRANCISCO - As the Clippers were preparing for Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, they found themselves also having to deal with allegations that Clippers owner Donald Sterling made racist comments about African Americans. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, who were the only Clippers players who spoke with the media after practice Saturday, both stuck with the theme that they were "focused" on playing Sunday and were only "here to talk about the Golden State Warriors.
April 24, 2014 | By Terry Gardner
Responding to a surge in interest, Viking River Cruises will add 12 new vessels for sailings in 2015.  Just how popular is the river cruise? When Viking launched in 1997, it had four ships cruising in Russia. By 2015, it will have 64 river vessels cruising in Europe, Russia, Asia and Egypt. Forty of those vessels are Viking long ships, which cruise exclusively in Europe and offer a variety of stateroom configurations.  River cruising is the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry, registering a 12% increase in 2012, according to a November article on CruiseCritic . Among Viking's 12 new vessels, the Astrild and the Beyla will be custom built for the Elbe River trip between Berlin and Prague, Czech Republic.
April 21, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
The Clippers needed an answer, and quick. They gave one, and wow. Their response Monday night to a playoff-opening debacle against the Golden State Warriors was powerful enough to temporarily subdue thoughts of the historic Clippers jinx while empowering dreams of a landmark Clippers spring. The answer was visible across the Staples Center sky in a flying Blake Griffin, and across the Staples Center floor in a skidding Chris Paul. The answer was audible on the Staples Center sideline with a screaming and confrontational Doc Rivers, and in the stands with thousands of red shirts whose owners' roars lasted deep into the sweaty night.
April 21, 2014 | By Bob Pool
Workers excavating the site of a $100-million Chinatown development have discovered a 100-foot section of Los Angeles' first municipal water system, an ancient maze of brick and wooden pipes and conduits that once fed the city. The 4-foot-diameter brick pipe that was found beneath what once was Little Joe's restaurant is part of the so-called Mother Ditch, or Zanja Madre, that carried water from the Los Angeles River to the young city, its channels twisting and bending along a 90-mile network.
April 18, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik and Amy Kaufman
When the Cannes Film Festival announced its official 2014 selection Thursday, journalists and film fans immediately took notice of the most intriguing name on the list: Ryan Gosling. Gosling - that Oscar nominee, versatile talent, universally known movie star and all-around meme king - has accomplished many things in his years in the entertainment business.  But he had never had what is one of the global film world's highest honors - hearing one's name as part of the elite group of directors selected for Cannes.
August 17, 2012 | By Kate Mather and Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
A second day of searching showed no sign of the 6-year-old boy swept down the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, one of two brothers caught in a deadly current during a family hike along the park's most popular trail. The boy's 10-year-old brother was pulled from the water shortly after the two were swept away after wading in a rough area of the river, according to park rangers. Despite resuscitation efforts by another park visitor and rangers, he was pronounced dead. The brothers, who were visiting the park Wednesday with extended family members from Southern California, were about a mile into their hike when they decided to cool off in the river, park spokesman Scott Gediman said.
April 16, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
River cruises aren't just for European ports. Blount Small-Ship Adventures is offering 2-for-1 prices on a 16-day cruise along the Mississippi River between Chicago and New Orleans. This  slow-paced ride provides a glimpse of life on the river and in Southern towns. Prices start at $4,999 for two. The deal: Blount has customized small ships that allow passengers to walk from ship to shore and sail in waters as shallow as 7 feet. The cruise on the Grande Caribe navigates along 11 waterways, including the Mississippi, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway as well as the Tennessee, Cumberland, Ohio, Illinois and Des Plaines rivers.
April 16, 2014
Re "Garcetti makes new L.A. River pitch," April 12 Mayor Eric Garcetti's admirable support for the $1-billion revamping of the Los Angeles River needs to be backed not just by environmentalists and developers but by every doctor and nurse in the area. The proposed area of revitalization is north of downtown, but the effort should be a precedent for river restoration in communities farther south, which have the greatest health challenges and the lowest rates of access to parks in the county.
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