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June 11, 2010
'Joan Rivers – A Piece of Work' MPAA rating: R for language and sexual humor Running time: 1 hour, 24 minutes Playing: ArcLight Hollywood; Landmark Theater, West L.A.
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.
June 21, 2013 | By Jane Engle
The Empress of the North riverboat, which was pulled from service when its former operator, Majestic America Line, went out of business in 2008, will again ply the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. The five-deck, 223-passenger vessel was recently bought by the Memphis-based American Queen Steamboat Co. and renamed the American Empress. Next year it will begin cruising the Columbia and Snake rivers between its home port, Portland, Ore., and Clarkson, Wash. Among the ports of call will be Astoria and the Dalles in Oregon and  Sacajawea State Park in Washington.
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.
January 29, 2014 | By Shan Li
California wildlife officials have banned fishing in several rivers to protect salmon and steelhead trout during a severe drought that follows the state's driest year on record. Fish populations are in danger as low levels in many of the Golden State's waters could prevent them from migrating and spawning, according to a statement from the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife. "Two-thirds of the wettest part of winter is now behind us and conditions are looking increasingly grim," Charlton Bonham, the department's director, said in the statement.
October 17, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers' injuries during training camp have affected how Coach Doc Rivers wants to prepare his team for the regular season. But it hasn't stopped Rivers and his staff from pushing the Clippers. Blake Griffin missed the last two exhibition games because of a sore right ankle and he's not expected to play Friday night when the Clippers play their first exhibition game at Staples Center against the Portland Trail Blazers. Griffin also has missed a practice because of a bone bruise on his left knee.
July 27, 2013
Re "L.A. River at a watershed," July 24 There is a critical benefit missing from the discussion on restoring the Los Angeles River: public health. With obesity in Los Angeles nearing 40% in low-income areas - often the same areas that lack adequate park access - Angelenos are in urgent need of healthful and attractive places to walk, run, bicycle and play. Even mild physical activity such as walking 30 minutes a day can protect against chronic diseases, and several studies have concluded that actively commuting through walking or bicycling can meet physical activity requirements.
June 16, 2013 | By April Orcutt
Despite the drought that plagued Southern California last winter, river rafters can still get their paddles wet: Parts of Northern California and other Western states got the rain and snow that missed SoCal. California's Kings, Kern, Kaweah, Merced and Tuolumne rivers have shortened or nonexistent rafting seasons this year, thanks to the drought, but many rivers in the West have plenty of water for rafting, kayaking and tubing. Here's a sampling of outfitters that are running rafting trips on rivers in Northern California and the West as well as on other rivers predicted to have good flows through August and maybe even September.
December 27, 1988 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Efforts to expand California's Wild and Scenic River program for the first time since it began in 1972 have become snared in controversies over logging and water management issues. State Resources Agency Secretary Gordon K. Van Vleck has been peppered with dozens of letters on whether to support adding three rivers to the state program, which was modeled on a more stringent federal system. The state program, however, only limits dam building.
September 23, 1987 | From Reuters
Rivers in the Philippine capital are biologically dead because of industrial pollution and environmental decay, the Department of Natural Resources said on Tuesday. Department spokesman Amando Dayrit said industrial waste and garbage have killed marine life in metropolitan Manila's 40 rivers, and the dirty water poses a health hazard to thousands of people living on squatter colonies lining river banks. "There are no more fish or any other living organisms in these rivers," he said.
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.
March 28, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Joan Rivers returned to "The Tonight Show" Thursday after being banned for nearly three decades. The 80-year-old comic was welcomed by host Jimmy Fallon for her first sit-down interview in 26 years since a feud with former host Johnny Carson made her persona non grata at the network. Carson is credited with discovering the sharp-tongued Rivers in the '60s. He made her a writer on his show, and she even dedicated her book "Enter Talking" to him. But when she got her own competing, late-night talker on Fox in 1986, the pair fell out and never spoke again.
August 10, 1991 | Associated Press
Federal officials are pouring chlorine into three rivers in Hidalgo state in an attempt to rid them of the cholera bacteria, the daily newspaper La Jornada said Friday. It said more than 168 people have contracted the disease in and around Huejutla, a rural town of 15,000. At least one person there has died of the disease, federal officials have said. La Jornada said federal health officials are pouring chlorine into the Potrerillo, Tahuizan and Chinguinoso rivers.
April 16, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
A decision by a federal appeals court Wednesday could allow for changes in water deliveries to irrigation districts that hold senior rights to Sacramento River supplies. The unanimous opinion by an 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned two previous rulings that found the federal government lacked discretion to alter water contracts with senior irrigators in the Sacramento Valley. The new decision sends the matter back to a district court for further consideration, leaving both sides in the nearly decade-old case unsure of the ultimate outcome.
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.
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