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April 24, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Golden State forward Harrison Barnes delivered the highlight of the night Tuesday with his two-handed reverse layup over Denver's Anthony Randolph during the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 131-117 victory in Game 2 of their first-round NBA playoff series. Just how amazing was it? Well, take a look for yourself at the video above. But you should take some precautions first. Strap yourself to your chair. If that's not an option, then try to find a safe place where you can watch it alone.
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December 5, 2013 | By August Brown
Imagine that a hip-hop song inspired by a successful marriage-equality ballot initiative became one of pop's biggest hits. Now picture the rapper behind it bringing an underground king like Big K.R.I.T. and a Golden Era legend like Talib Kweli as his fiery opening acts. And if that rapper headlining the date did all this with an independent, self-released debut studio album? Why, this MC must be a revolutionary. So how strange that Macklemore -- an apple-cheeked rapper who advocates for gay marriage, self-awareness of privilege and personal financial responsibility -- is one of pop's most mocked villains.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER
The turquoise and beige walls at Martin Luther Hospital's "The Safe Place" are decorated with drawings of Donald Duck and Goofy. A three-foot-tall panda fills a corner of the small room and Mickey and Minnie Mouse dolls are atop the cupboards. Children's books neatly line a stand. But "The Safe Place" is far from the happiest place on earth. In the far corner is a pelvic examination table, silent testimony to the fact that the life of even the youngest child can be shattered by an abusive adult.
SPORTS
September 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Ronda Rousey loves nothing more than being in the gym. At least that's UFC women's bantamweight champion felt before signing on as a coach on the reality show "The Ultimate Fighter," opposite her real-life nemesis  Miesha Tate. "The gym is the place where I really center myself and I'm able to put the world into perspective and calm down," she recently told the Bleacher Report. "When the cameras are on you nonstop, that changes. Even electrons change when they are watched constantly, and they really took my safe place and bastardized it to where I was dragging myself to the gym every day. "They literally took my only safe place and made it something that I hated.
NEWS
August 8, 1986 | Karen Laviola., Karen Laviola
The Ninth Street Elementary School is a haven, a refuge, a summer camp for 390 children this summer, thanks to the Downtown Children's Service Coalition, the Los Angeles Unified School District and lots of other people. For kindergarten through sixth-grade children living in hotels in central Los Angeles, the camp means two square meals a day, clothes, recreation, fun and safety. "When I get here at 7 a.m., they are already lined up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1987 | LEONEL SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
Last summer, late at night, Joel Zrelak would notice several teen-agers hanging around the Rossmoor Bowl in Seal Beach. He wondered if they were runaways without a place to sleep or anybody to turn to for help. Now, some of them may turn to Zrelak.
NEWS
March 8, 1991 | KIRSTEN A. CONOVER
"One day at a time" says a little sign in the living room here at Our New Beginnings. This huge Victorian house with purple trim on Hoyt Street in Portland, Ore., is home to 27 women, some of whom have never had a home before. They are ex-offenders trying to turn their lives around. "Our New Beginnings meant life for me rather than living death," says Rosemary Popp, a former resident who is now a case manager on ONB's staff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group that helped legalize marijuana for medical purposes asked Orange County supervisors Tuesday to help them find a "safe place" where the seriously ill can use the drug without fear of arrest or harassment by law enforcement. Mission Viejo resident Anna Boyce, a co-author of the marijuana initiative, said at least "two to three dozen" county residents have had encounters with law enforcement officials who ignored proof of a doctor's recommendation that they use the drug for medical reasons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1988 | AARON CURTISS, Times Staff Writer
The caller's name was Gina. Her problem: grades. "It feels like you are what your grades are," she said, her squeaky voice carried over the radio station's loudspeakers. Joanna Brown adjusted her headphones and talked into the microphone, telling the girl at the other end of the telephone line that good grades do have their advantages but that they're not the only thing in life. Not bad advice, considering that Joanna, a junior at Oak Park High School, is 16.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Working at County General Hospital, where "ER" takes place, could be hazardous to your health Death by whirlybird: Dr. Robert Romano crushed by falling copter. Gang fight: Dr. Abby Lockhart kidnapped by gang. Getting a grip: Vengeful father crushes Dr. Luka Kovac's operating hand in vise. Strapped up: Kovac injected with paralyzing drug while bound to gurney. Father anger: Nurse Samantha Taggart raped by her son's father. Auto accident: Dr. Ray Barnett hit by truck, loses both legs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2013 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
They milled around the room aimlessly, their faces painted - some ghost white, others in different colors like a tribal mask - and they followed the instructions: They glided when they were told to walk as if they were filled with air, then slowed to a deliberate shuffle when told to act like they'd been shackled. "How does that feel?" said their instructor, Sabra Williams, of the Actors' Gang. "What emotions does that trigger?" The group of about a dozen were grown men, prisoners at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, a place where they don't typically let themselves be seen acting foolishly or displaying the kind of emotion that could make them seem vulnerable.
WORLD
April 28, 2013 | By Rasha Elass, Los Angeles Times
DAMASCUS, Syria - White daffodils and violet daisies waxed aromatic from the crystal vase on the young couple's dining table. Friends had brought the flowers as a gesture of farewell, an all-too-common sentiment these days in the Syrian capital, where even some of the most resolute families are packing up and moving out. The exodus includes young, middle-class professionals born and raised in Damascus. Others are merchants, doctors, and teachers, the backbone of the capital's economy.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Golden State forward Harrison Barnes delivered the highlight of the night Tuesday with his two-handed reverse layup over Denver's Anthony Randolph during the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 131-117 victory in Game 2 of their first-round NBA playoff series. Just how amazing was it? Well, take a look for yourself at the video above. But you should take some precautions first. Strap yourself to your chair. If that's not an option, then try to find a safe place where you can watch it alone.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's visit to Notre Dame in 2011 marked the Fighting Irish's first night home game in 21 years. Two years later, the Trojans once again will be under the lights at Notre Dame Stadium. USC's Oct. 19 game at South Bend, Ind., will kick off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be televised by NBC, the schools announced Wednesday. USC defeated Notre Dame, 31-17, two years ago. The Trojans are to open the season Aug. 29 at Hawaii. Kick-off times and broadcast information for games other than Notre Dame have yet to be announced.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Times has boxer Victor Ortiz, a former WBC welterweight champion, guest-blogging while he competes on "Dancing With the Stars . " Each week while he competes on the show, Ortiz will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Ortiz's thoughts about Week 6, which he offered via email. This week, Ortiz was eliminated, finishing in eighth place overall. Q. You had to learn two dances this week, a solo dance and a team dance.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
UCLA seniors Vanessa Zamarripa and walk-on Alyssa Pritchett, who helped lead the Bruins to a fourth-place finish at last weekend's NCAA national championships at Pauley Pavilion, will compete May 10-11 at the Pro Gymnastics Challenge in Bethlehem, Pa.  The event, to be televised on ESPN2 on May 20-22, will include competition with mixed teams of men and women. Events include tumbling, parallel bars and uneven bars; vault; rings; balance beam; rope; high bar; and single rail. Other competitors include former Olympians Chellsie Memmel, Jonathan Horton and Jake Dalton.
OPINION
September 18, 1994 | Rachael Perry, Rachael Perry is editor in chief of The State News, the MSU campus newspaper
When darkness begins to envelop Michigan State University, students, especially women, are advised not to walk alone. In an attempt to deter criminals and increase safety, police patrol the grounds on foot, extra lights illuminate sidewalks winding between trees and ivy-covered buildings and more telephones are available for emergency calls. But once students arrive safely in their dormitories, apartments or houses, no one can protect them from a silence shattered by shouts, tears and fists.
NEWS
August 2, 2009 | Mike Clary
As she headed to the airport to pick up her brother, staying safe in a lightning storm was the last thing on Michelle St. Val's mind. Although rain threatened, the expressway was dry, St. Val's 2003 Chevrolet Impala was running smoothly, and her son, 4-year-old Mikyal, was belted into the back seat and singing along to his favorite song, the New Boyz's "You're a Jerk." Then "my car lit up like it was Christmas," said St. Val, 23. The music stopped, Mikyal was showered in glass, and the burgundy Impala was drifting powerless across three lanes of traffic.
SPORTS
April 15, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
In response to the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the Los Angeles Police Department said there would be an increased security presence at and around Dodger Stadium on Monday night. The Dodgers are playing host to the San Diego Padres in the first game of a three-game series. “We believe Dodger Stadium has been a safe place,” officer Sally Nadera said. “This is to reassure the people that Dodger Stadium is safe.” Before the terrorist attack in Boston, the LAPD had no plans to increase security at the ballpark, according to Nadera.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
It seems to me things in Vietnam might have turned out differently for the United States if  only we'd had Trudy Campbell fighting on our side.  Because, as I've long suspected and as Pete discovered in Sunday's “Mad Men,” hell truly hath no fury like a Trudy scorned. Though she doesn't get much screen time, Trudy has long been one of my favorite characters on this show. Her unique ability to be perky, gracious and utterly ruthless all at once, and to get alpha males like Don Draper to bend to her will without so much as mussing a hair is, in a word, inspiring.
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