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October 18, 2013 |
Los Angeles city finances have taken a positive turn thanks to tightened fiscal policies and an improving housing market, the city's chief budget analyst said. A structural deficit of $327 million projected for 2014 has been revised downward to between $153 million and $242 million, according to a budget update released Thursday by City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana. Santana attributed the improved numbers to agreements that hold down salary costs and trim pension benefits for new employees.
July 6, 2013 |
Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at three former Angels starters who have had surprisingly strong first halves this season. Bartolo Colon SP | Oakland A Cy Young Award winner with the Angels in 2005, Colon landed on Billy Beane's doorstep in Oakland last season as a journeyman with a history of shoulder woes. The right-hander quickly provided quality starts and veteran leadership to the Athletics' young and talented staff before being handed a 50-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy.
May 23, 2013 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ervin Santana will make his first-ever start against the Angels on Thursday night when the Kansas City Royals right-hander faces his ex-teammates in Kauffman Stadium. Santana spent the first eight years of his big league career in Anaheim, going 96-80 with a 4.27 earned-run average in 244 games, including a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in 2011. But when it became clear the Angels had no interest in exercising Santana's $13-million option for 2013, he was traded to the Royals for reliever Brandon Sisk and $1 million in cash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2013 |
A committee of Los Angeles City Council members voted unanimously Monday to solicit a new round of bids for a private Convention Center operator, ensuring that Anschutz Entertainment Group will have a shot at the contract after being threatened with exclusion. City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana last week announced that AEG was "non-responsive" to the city's request for a contract proposal. The firm, which built and operates Staples Center and L.A. Live, the Convention Center's immediate neighbors, returned its application on time but failed to produce financial documents, Santana said.
March 28, 2013 |
Johan Santana might have thrown his final pitch for the New York Mets and perhaps even the last of his big league career. The Mets said Thursday that the two-time Cy Young Award winner probably has re-torn the anterior capsule in his left shoulder and probably will need a second operation that would sideline him for the entire season. Santana missed 2011 following his first shoulder surgery. New York owes the 34-year-old left-hander $31 million more as part of the $137.5-million, six-year deal he signed before the 2008 season, and Alderson said the remainder of the contract is not covered by insurance.
March 26, 2013 |
“Dallas” star Jesse Metcalfe and his fiancee, actress Cara Santana, have bought a home in Hollywood Hills West that was listed for sale at $1.599 million. The 1925 Spanish-style house has been restored and features a courtyard with a fountain. There are five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 2,362 square feet of living space in two stories. Metcalfe, 34, plays Christopher Ewing in the remake of the TV series "Dallas," which began last year. He played teen gardener John Rowland on "Desperate Housewives" from 2004 to 2009 and starred in the films "John Tucker Must Die" (2006)