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)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2013 |
The top budget official at Los Angeles City Hall warned Thursday that a defeat of a sales tax hike on the March 5 ballot could lead to a wide array of budget cuts, including closures of city swimming pools, elimination of crossing guards, reductions in graffiti cleanup and 500 fewer police officers. In a 48-page report titled "City at a Crossroads," City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana described cuts to public safety as "unavoidable" if Proposition A is rejected. The city is facing a budget shortfall of nearly $220 million and Proposition A, if passed, would erase the vast majority of it. Santana repeated a warning from LAPD Chief Charlie Beck that staffing could be rolled back to roughly 9,500 officers if Proposition A is rejected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2012 |
Los Angeles City Hall's top budget analyst, who has succeeded in pushing an array of cost-cutting measures opposed by labor leaders, is becoming a lightning rod in the contest to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Union activists have been pressing top mayoral candidates to stake out positions on City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana and his approach to balancing the budget, which has included employee layoffs and furloughs, cuts in basic services and reductions in pension benefits.