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April 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Most UCLA football fans would say, "Who?" when asked to point out Sam Handler . That doesn't mean they haven't noticed him. Handler, the walk-on receiver who had Fabio -like hair, was easy to spot. Those locks earned him the nickname "Sunshine. " He has been harder to pick out this spring. Handler shed the hair for charity this past Christmas, donating it to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged people younger than 21 who had long-term hair loss because of medical treatments.
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SPORTS
August 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Live streaming video by Ustream   Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson, one-half of the legendary "Mark and Brian" radio team, are back again this season with "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam". Each Tuesday, you'll hear post-game analysis, performance forecasting, and guests who are big names from the big leagues.  John Madden will join Mark and Sam for the pilot episode today at 11 a.m. PT. Madden spent 11 years coaching for the Raiders. Madden then had a lengthy career as a football broadcaster, spanning from 1979 to 2009.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Tyson's Foods Inc. is recalling 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club stores nationwide after discovering the food contained pieces of plastic that have caused minor oral injuries to consumers, the company and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. The recall is for five-pound bags of frozen chicken nuggets. “A small number of consumers who contacted the company indicated they had found small pieces of plastic in the nuggets,” the company said in a statement on its website.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is laying off 2,300 employees in its Sam's Club division as it tries to make its workforce leaner. In total, 2% of the 116,000 Sam's Club employees in the U.S. will lose their jobs. Employees were being informed of the layoffs Friday, spokesman Bill Durling said. Sam's Club, a membership-based warehouse chain in the mold of Costco, said nearly half the cuts will affect salaried assistant managers. In the fresh goods area, where previously there were six separate assistant managers, now three more senior and better-paid managers are to oversee a meat and deli block, a grocery and produce section and a bakery and cafe segment.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Tyson's Foods Inc. is recalling 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club stores nationwide after discovering the food contained pieces of plastic that have caused minor oral injuries to consumers, the company and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. The recall is for five-pound bags of frozen chicken nuggets. “A small number of consumers who contacted the company indicated they had found small pieces of plastic in the nuggets,” the company said in a statement on its website.
OPINION
July 15, 2009 | Pat Saperstein, Pat Saperstein is a senior editor at Variety and editor of the blog EatingLA.com.
After we celebrated the Fourth of July with a family barbecue, my 18-year-old son, Sam, shipped out for Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego. The idea of having a son in the military still seems strange, but I'm starting to get used to it. When Sam first announced his decision, it seemed mystifying that my not-terribly-athletic, bookish son would decide that what he wanted most of all was to be a Marine.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2012 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Without Anne Lamott, the entire sub-category of contemporary parent writing - which includes Brett Paesel, Christie Mellor, Ayun Halliday - as well as all those mommy bloggers - probably wouldn't exist. Her 1993 bestseller "Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year" set the standard, acknowledging the doubts and the difficulties, the sense that many first-time parents have of being cast into an alternate universe where simply taking a shower and getting dressed in clean clothes is a moral victory over the chaos and entropy that every infant leaves in his or her wake.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Charlie St. Cloud," which stars the very swoony Zac Efron as a haunted hunk in need of saving, is a study in restraint when restraint is really the last thing needed here. Everything about the story screams heartbreaking weepy, from its premise — two brothers, bad car wreck, one dies, the other left with mountains of guilt — to the tears that well up and settle into Efron's deep sea blue eyes. So director Burr Steers, who dealt nicely with the young heartthrob's comedy assets in " 17 Again," should have dragged us through one gut-wrenching scene after another.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
The voters tried to send Sam Woolf home on "American Idol" on Thursday night, but for some reason the judges unanimously decided to use their one save of the season to snatch him back from elimination. Why? Well, who knows really? Maybe Harry Connick Jr.'s daughters, who he predicted back during Woolf's audition would have a crush on the bashful young singer, had made him promise to save Sam, should his number come up. In any case, there wasn't time for Connick, Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban to explain their decision before the end of the half-hour results show, on which, incidentally, Daughtry performed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
An Iranian man parks his car in a guest spot behind his apartment. He heads inside the building and comes back out about an hour later to walk the dog. Across the street, parked in a rental car, private investigator Sam Nassrouie tucks away his surveillance gear - a camera pen and a hidden tape recorder that looks like an MP3 player - and retrieves his cellphone. "Your husband doesn't seem to be cheating on you," Nassrouie reassures his client, an Iranian woman, over the phone.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Robert Abele
"Sabotage" is an appropriate title for the new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, since its many action and suspense elements are routinely undermined by a sloppy assemblage. A hyperviolent tale from complicated-cop chronicler David Ayer ("Training Day," "End of Watch"), the film is about a renegade DEA task force whose members are mysteriously eliminated one by one in the wake of a botched cartel takedown. "Sabotage" was designed to give the grizzled ex-governor, playing the group's veteran leader, a shoot'em-up vehicle bolstered by Ayer's patented macho realism.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2014 | Lisa Mascaro
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience. Among the contenders: a gun rights advocate who made a national splash with plans to raffle an AR-15 rifle; a doctor who once agreed with the suggestion that pregnancy rarely results from rape; and a third who wanted poor students to sweep cafeteria floors to pay for their government-subsidized school lunches.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Sam and Samuel - together again. KTLA-TV entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, who gained what he called "global" notoriety last month after Samuel L. Jackson blasted him for confusing the African American actor with Laurence Fishburne during a live interview, faced off with Jackson for the first time since the blowup. Rubin spotlighted his chat with Jackson on a "KTLA Morning News" segment Thursday morning that apparently was meant to take a swipe at some of the harsh criticism Rubin has received over the earlier Jackson interview.
SPORTS
March 8, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Down, set… shop! NFL free agency opens this week, and with the salary cap set at $133 million per team, each club has $10 million more in buying power than it did last season. Although the signing period doesn't begin until Tuesday at 1 p.m. PDT, the league this off-season has made time for some window-shopping. In an attempt to cut down on tampering, the league has instituted a three-day negotiating period, which began Saturday morning, allowing teams to discuss contract numbers with agents.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
All things considered - micro-budget, unknown actors, no real special effects, the point of view of a single video camera - "Amber Alert" proves a resourceful little thriller. Director Kerry Bellessa, who also co-wrote with Joshua Oram, effectively pairs the "found footage" sub-genre with some "don't go in there" chills to create a film that feels both current and enjoyably retro. That said, "Amber Alert," in which "Harry and Sally"-esque pals Nate and Sam (Chris Hill, Summer Bellessa)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2011 | By Sam Adams, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Aspiring novelist Sam (Josh Radnor) is down to his last rejection when he visits the office of a Manhattan publisher, played by Richard Jenkins. Perhaps the meeting would have gone more smoothly had Sam not stopped to help a young black child on the subway. But chances are he was doomed no matter what. It's not the writing, the publisher explains, it's his protagonist. "I don't know if you want people to love this guy or hate this guy," he says. "He's kind of just kind of. " Like the other characters in "happythankyoumoreplease," which Radnor also wrote and directed, Sam is teetering on the edge of adulthood, feeling like he ought to move forward with his life but not really wanting to. He's (relatively)
SPORTS
February 28, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
NFL locker room culture has been under the microscope in recent months due to the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin scandal and NFL prospect Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay. These recent developments have led to some explanations of football locker room culture by current and former NFL players, but perhaps the most vivid depiction of football camaraderie on and off the field comes in a piece written by Philadelphia Eagles linebacker...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Sam Worthington appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday for his arraignment in a case revolving around a Sunday altercation with a paparazzo. The "Avatar" star, 37,  was formally charged with two counts of assault in the third degree, one count of attempted assault and one count of harassment of photographer Sheng Li, whom Worthington reportedly punched in the face Sunday after Li allegedly kicked the actor's girlfriend Lara Bingle in the shin,  according to  TMZ.
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