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February 24, 2007 | William C. Rempel, Times Staff Writer
THE official end of the notorious Cali cocaine cartel came late last year here with little more commotion than the rap of a judge's gavel. The Colombian drug lords Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, 63, and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, 67, entered guilty pleas and were ushered off to federal prison for the next 30 years -- no Miami Vice-like dramatics, no bodies riddled with gunfire in the manner of Medellin rival Pablo Escobar.
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April 28, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
KEY MOMENT: The Angels were in position to hand Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka his first loss since Aug. 19, 2012, and end his 31-game win streak dating back to Japan. But Garrett Richards' two-seam fastball to Mark Teixeira didn't sink, and a pitch the right-hander called the "one mistake I made" was crushed for a solo homer into the second deck in right field, tying the score, 2-2, in the seventh inning. AT THE PLATE: The Angels scored in the fourth on Erick Aybar's double, Ian Stewart's hit by pitch, Chris Iannetta's walk and J.B. Shuck's run-scoring fielder's choice.
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SPORTS
November 27, 2006 | J.A. Adande
We're at the point where any San Diego Chargers victory can be summarized in two words. This goes back to Nov. 19, when between updates I saw a 24-7 San Diego deficit against Denver turn into a 35-27 Chargers victory and I text-messaged a friend to ask what happened. My buddy's reply: "LT happened." Flash-forward to Sunday, when the Chargers had to deal with a strong Oakland Raiders defensive effort, a shaky performance by quarterback Philip Rivers and a 14-7 Raiders lead in the fourth quarter.
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Ever since Granada Hills Kennedy opened in 1971, it has been known to produce lots of baseball-playing brothers. Tagliaferri, Serr, Miranda, Avlas, Kane, Pinto, Ramirez, Sanchez, Bourne - they are just a few of the families that helped propel Kennedy to seven City Section championships. But no brother combination comes close to pulling off what Nick and Estevan Rodriguez did this month in a home game against Granada Hills. Batting third and fourth in the starting lineup, Nick, a senior shortstop, and Estevan, a junior first baseman, hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs.
HEALTH
March 15, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
On Sunday, more than 24,000 people will run the 26.2 miles of the L.A. Marathon from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica — a good chunk of them first-timers. Without knowing quite what they were getting into, they've trained for weeks and pushed their bodies to the limit. Their reasons are as varied as L.A.'s neighborhoods. Some have had the race on their bucket list; others will run in remembrance of a loved one, as a weight-loss regimen or to fulfill a bet. Does the inspiration matter?
SPORTS
July 25, 2009 | BEN BOLCH
This was hardly the "A" team, not with names such as Quinlan and Wood and Matthews stretched across the backs of their jerseys. Somehow the Angels don't need stars to win these days, just talent, and they appear to have a roster brimming with it. No Vladimir Guerrero? No Torii Hunter? No Juan Rivera? No problem.
SPORTS
March 28, 2010
AT THE PLATE: Bobby Abreu followed Erick Aybar's third-inning single with a towering two-run home run to right field against starter Barry Zito . Aybar, who seems to be warming to his new leadoff role, also walked twice, once to spark a two-run rally in the sixth inning that included Torii Hunter's run-scoring double to left field and Hideki Matsui's run-scoring single to right field. ON THE MOUND: Three of the Angels' front-line relievers looked sharp, Kevin Jepsen retiring the side in order with one strikeout in the seventh inning; Scot Shields , pitching on consecutive days for the first time this spring, throwing a hitless eighth, and Fernando Rodney striking out two of three batters in the ninth inning for the save.
SPORTS
July 31, 2010 | Sports Network
Vladimir Guerrero's two-run homer in the fourth inning was enough against his former team as the AL West-leading Rangers edged the Angels, 2-1, in the middle installment of a three-game series. Nelson Cruz extended his career-high hitting streak to 19 games as Texas, despite playing without major league-leading hitter Josh Hamilton, bounced back from a 9-7 defeat on Friday. Hamilton was out because of patella tendinitis in his right knee. Rich Harden (4-3) limited Los Angeles to one run on five hits over seven innings.
HEALTH
January 11, 2010 | By Carrie Luger Slayback
Last night at dinner, my 6-foot-tall husband looked down at my plate and said, "You eat more than I do." It's true, and it's odd, considering I'm nearly a foot shorter than he. In my 20s, my dad referred to me lovingly as "Butterball." Headed for size 12 at 36, I wear size 2 at age 66. So what's the secret? I'd say run -- don't walk -- away from fad diets and phony diet foods. In fact -- just run. Start slowly. Jog for five little minutes, then walk back. Next day, run 6 minutes, then walk back.
SPORTS
October 15, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Obviously, Tim Wallach is trying to kill off Dodgers. Watch them go up in a cloud of infield dust. Ah, yes, Carl Crawford, we knew him well. Either that or he's seen "Forrest Gump" too many times. “Run, A.J., run!” Wallach is the Dodgers' third base coach who suddenly has a windmill arm. Ethier that or he understood the Dodgers were down 2-0 in games to the Cardinals and would need every run they could manufacture against ace Adam Wainwright. So after the Dodgers had scratched together a 2-0 lead in the fourth, Ellis led off the fifth with a perfectly placed drive.
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK - A potential make-or-break trip to Detroit, Washington and New York did not make or break the Angels, whose slip-through-the-fingers 3-2 loss in Yankee Stadium on Sunday night left them with a 4-5 record on the challenging nine-game swing. But could it define them? The Angels are 11-13 and 3 1/2 games back in the American League West, hardly a torrid start but an improvement over last April, when they were 9-15 and 6 1/2 games back through 24 games. BOX SCORE: N.Y. Yankees 3, Angels 2 Though they lost cleanup batter Josh Hamilton to a thumb injury on April 8 and leadoff man Kole Calhoun to an ankle sprain on April 15, the Angels lead the major leagues with 37 homers, and they began Sunday ranked second in the AL in runs (128)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year said he has a new mission in life. Damian Kevitt was left wounded, but he remains resilient as he works to shed light on a traffic-safety issue plaguing several Los Angeles County cities - hit-and-run collisions. "It's not only about me. An entire city is starting to galvanize around the idea that it's unacceptable to hit and run," he told Times Community News.
OPINION
April 27, 2014 | Doyle McManus
Hillary Rodham Clinton sure sounds like a woman who wants to run for president. "If you really want to do something, if you believe you're the right person to do it, if you think that it could make a difference, then you have to be willing to compete, to get into the arena," she told an audience at Simmons College last week. And women in their 60s aren't too old to be effective, she added. Far from it. At that age, "women are raring to go because they feel like they've fulfilled their responsibilities, their kids are now on their own, it's now time for them to show what they can do. " Plenty of Democrats hope Clinton heeds her own words.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84 has donated more than $214 million to more than 1,100 Southern California youth sports programs, providing opportunities for more than 3 million children. DeFrantz has spent nearly half her life with the organization, formerly known as the Amateur Athletic Foundation.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Alexander McQueen, the late British designer and high fashion's enfant terrible , wasn't the type to hang around a discount mall alongside a Riverside County freeway. But that's where his eponymous label opened its first U.S. outlet store a few days ago. In addition to McQueen - the label responsible for Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress - powerhouse brands Helmut Lang and Belstaff also launched their first North American outlets in the same mall, Desert Hills Premium Outlets.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
When David Campbell, a New Hampshire state representative from Nashua, drove the wrong way in a hotel driveway and ran over five ducks, he knew that he had a problem. He didn't know that the incident would leave him a dead duck politically. Campbell, who served 14 years in the state legislature, announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection. That came one day before the state attorney general released a scathing report of the events of Dec. 23, a night of eating and some drinking before the encounter with some ducks who lived in a pond in front of a hotel.
SPORTS
April 2, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
It has been a spring training that has left the Freeway Series participants in search of an exit ramp. The Angels are on their way to their first losing spring record since 2003, when they went on to finish 19 games back in the American League West. The Dodgers' sub-.500 record might be the least of their worries. There is owner Frank McCourt's nasty divorce playing out in public and the apparent lack of a proven ace. But there was a sliver of satisfaction for the Angels on Friday night at Angel Stadium when they completed a two-run rally in the ninth inning and pulled out a 4-3 victory over their Southland rivals.
SPORTS
March 18, 2010
Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 3 At Phoenix AT THE PLATE: Manny Ramirez hit a first-inning home run off Ryan Dempster that also scored Matt Kemp, who had doubled. Blake DeWitt, vying for the Dodgers' second-base job, singled home a run in the sixth inning and Reed Johnson added a three-run homer in the seventh. ON THE MOUND:Starter Chad Billingsleygave up one run on five hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. Knuckleballer Charlie Haeger, among those trying for the fifth spot in the rotation, gave up one run in two innings and got the win. EXTRA BASES: Ramirez started in left field, played four innings and made a leaping catch of a long fly hit by Tyler Colvin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer and Kate Mather
A man accused of deliberately running over his estranged wife's Chihuahua pleaded no contest Friday to an animal cruelty charge. Michael David Parker, 45, of Sherman Oaks, pleaded no contest to one felony count of cruelty to an animal and admitted to using his car as a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Judge Keith Schwartz is expected to sentence Parker to 16 months in state prison and dismiss the remaining felony charges of petty theft of a dog and animal cruelty, the D.A.'s office said.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK - The Angels did not require the services of a closer Friday night. An offense that administered a rare beatdown of starter Hiroki Kuroda and pounded reliever Bruce Billings into submission in a 13-1 shellacking of the New York Yankees - the largest-ever margin of victory for the Angels in Yankee Stadium - made sure of that. The Angels crushed four home runs - a two-run shot to center field by Ian Stewart, a solo shot to left by Albert Pujols, a three-run shot to right-center by Erick Aybar and a solo shot to left by Collin Cowgill - to increase their major league-leading total to 35. With five more games this month, the Angels have broken the franchise record of 34 homers in April, set in 2000.
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