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March 7, 2010 | By Christopher Reynolds
THE BEST WAY TO TODOS SANTOS From LAX, nonstop service to Cabo San Lucas is offered on Alaska, American, Mexicana and United, and connecting service (change of plane) is offered on US Airways, American, Continental and Mexicana. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $170. The drive to Todos Santos, which is about 50 miles north of the airport, will take about an hour and 45 minutes. From LAX, connecting service to La Paz is offered on Aeromexico and Mexicana. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $398.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Dusk had settled on virtual Los Angeles, and I'd just hit a few pedestrians and smashed my stolen roadster near City Hall. The sound of police sirens was getting closer, and the nearest vehicle was an idling delivery truck. I pulled the driver out, kicked him a few times and jumped in the front seat. As I sped off, the car radio started playing. Bingo! Charlie Feathers' grim country weeper " I Can't Hardly Stand It" poured forth. All was well in the realm of Los Santos, the fake L.A. setting of "Grand Theft Auto V. " A city that players cruise while embarking on missions, stealing cars and causing general mayhem, Los Santos is a vividly - and darkly - crafted place.
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OPINION
June 23, 2010
It's no surprise that voters in Colombia chose a tough former defense minister to succeed outgoing President Alvaro Uribe, who is leaving office after two terms. A resounding 69% of those who cast ballots opted for continuity, replacing Uribe, who made serious headway against the leftist guerrillas seeking to overthrow the government, with the man who helped him do it, Juan Manuel Santos. Santos' military's successes against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia included a daring operation in which rebels were duped into freeing high-profile hostages, and a cross-border raid into Ecuador in which the FARC's No. 2 was killed.
WORLD
November 17, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
TACLOBAN, Philippines - In the chaos after Typhoon Haiyan, Malou Cabiao had lost all track of time. It was only when she heard church bells ringing that she realized it was Sunday. For the first time since the monster storm swept through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, the 22-year-old nurse washed and dressed for church. As a priest offered prayers for the storm's victims, Cabiao sat at the back of Santo Niño Church, fighting back tears. "Hold on to your faith, be strong, and Tacloban will rise again," the Rev. Isagani Petilos told his flock.
TRAVEL
March 14, 2010
Regarding "It Screams Quiet," by Christopher Reynolds, March 7: We have been in Mexico long enough to see Los Cabos ruined and are watching, from afar, the destruction of Todos Santos. I know it cannot be helped, but those who came to live there in past years are going to find their quiet town taken from them. You keep writing those stories about idyllic places, and in time they will disappear. Ellis Glazier La Paz, Mexico For best deal, use agent The person who did her own reservations on Hotwire made the mistake, not Hotwire ["Car Tracker," by Catharine Hamm, March 7]
SPORTS
May 9, 1989
Greg Santos, a senior in his first season on the Simi Valley High baseball team, was declared academically ineligible when quarter grades were released last week, Coach Mike Scyphers said. Santos was batting .323, with four home runs, seven doubles and 18 runs batted in. He spent much of the season batting cleanup for the Pioneers, who are 20-3 and have clinched at least a share of the Marmonte League title. Santos spent his junior year at Apollo High, a continuation school in Simi Valley, because of academic and personal problems.
TRAVEL
March 7, 2010 | By Christopher Reynolds, Reporting from Todos Santos, Mexico
Once upon a time, say about 1972, Cabo San Lucas was a sleepy little fishing town at the southern tip of Baja California. Then came the paved highway, the international airport, the marina, the golf courses, the raucous bars and well-heeled retreats. At the newest and perhaps fanciest, Capella Pedregal, suites this spring start at a cool $675 per night. In Cabo, you just might score the spring break you'll never forget — or the one you won't remember. And then there's Todos Santos, still small, still drowsy at most hours, wedged between the mountains and sea about 45 miles north of Cabo.
SPORTS
May 17, 2003
A couple of weeks ago you printed a letter taking Lafitt Pincay and his lawyer to task for threatening to sue people they deemed "responsible" for Lafitt's accident. Being against specious lawsuits, I agreed completely in that case -- but if I were Jose Santos and his lawyer I would sue the Miami Herald and everyone involved with the ridiculous "battery" story for every penny they can beg, borrow or steal -- and that includes the Churchill Downs steward who fanned the flames by labeling the picture "very suspicious."
SPORTS
April 28, 1989 | VINCE KOWALICK, Times Staff Writer
This is a story about an athlete and drugs. Yes, another one of those stories. Just when you thought it was safe to turn to a sports page without finding the two shamefully linked, you're reading all about it--again. The athlete is 17-year-old Greg Santos, designated-hitter for Simi Valley High. The drug is marijuana. But the ending, somewhat surprisingly, is a happy one--so far. Drug rehabilitation, as Santos readily admits, is an ongoing process, an uphill battle.
SPORTS
January 10, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Santos Laguna headed into the final game of group play in Mexico's Interliga soccer competition at the Home Depot Center winless, pointless and, basically, hopeless when it came to qualifying for the tournament finals. Yet, for a moment, it looked as if they might pull it off. After doing its part by scoring an improbable 3-0 win over Atlante in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, Santos Laguna had to wait for the result of the second game, between unbeaten America and Estudiantes Tecos.
SPORTS
October 19, 2013 | By Todd Martin
UFC 166 takes place Saturday night from Houston, Texas. The 12 fight card is headlined by a legacy defining UFC heavyweight title bout pitting champion Cain Velasquez against challenger Junior Dos Santos. Velasquez-Dos Santos is the rubber match in a trilogy of fights between the two dominant heavyweights of this era. Dos Santos won the first fight via first round knockout, with Velasquez taking the rematch via dominant unanimous decision. Dos Santos is 11-1 in the UFC and Velasquez is 10-1 in the UFC, with their only losses coming to the other man. UFC heavyweight title: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos There's a good chance this will be the defining moment of each fighter's career.
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Junior Dos Santos is fighting Cain Velasquez for the third time in less than two years Saturday in Houston, and after getting dominated over five rounds in the most recent scrap, something has to change. Dos Santos of Brazil told reporters recently he's more focused on conditioning after getting hurt early in their December bout and wearing down as it proceeded - Velasquez recapturing his Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt by unanimous decision in Las Vegas. “This third fight is going to be completely different … because now Cain Velasquez knows more about me,” Dos Santos said.
SPORTS
October 16, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Cain Velasquez met with Mexican boxing star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last month before Alvarez lost a decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr. With charisma and looks that brought a strong female audience to supplement his popular brawling nature among men in the blood sport, Alvarez generated with Mayweather a record for pay-per-view sales in the bout. “Canelo has a big fan base. That's good, it shows his overall brand is growing, with more people behind him,” said Velasquez, the UFC heavyweight champion whose family immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico.
SPORTS
July 30, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Cain Velasquez might have fallen to one of Junior Dos Santos' best punches in their first meeting, but Velasquez's five-round beating of Dos Santos in their rematch gives him confidence about their third fight. Stopping at downtown's Club Nokia on Tuesday as part of the UFC World Tour, Velasquez (11-1) said he expected to beat Dos Santos (16-2) again when they fight Oct. 19 in Houston. “This fight, this sport, there's always a bunch of changes -- that's what the first fight proved,” Velasquez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
Delfin Santos Jr. was in Army basic training when his father died. His father was himself an Army veteran, a prisoner of war during World War II who died in his 90s. Santos listened - really listened - to his father's stories as a child and promised he'd join the military someday. So it was fitting, his sister said, that the younger Santos was buried recently next to his father - for whom he was named - in the Philippines. On April 6 , the 24-year-old cavalry scout's unit came under attack in Afghanistan's Zabul province, according to the Department of Defense.
SPORTS
June 17, 2013 | By Todd Martin
The heavyweight MMA picture got a lot clearer after a busy month of action. Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos firmly established themselves above the rest of the pack with knockout wins over Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt at UFC 160.   Heavyweight   1. Cain Velasquez 2. Junior Dos Santos 3. Fabricio Werdum 4. Daniel Cormier 5. Antonio Silva 6. Alistair Overeem 7. Josh Barnett 8. Frank Mir 9. Travis...
SPORTS
November 15, 2009 | By Kevin Baxter
Rabbinical student Yuri Foreman became the first Israeli fighter to win a world boxing championship when he scored a shocking and one-sided decision over Puerto Rican Daniel Santos in a WBA super-welterweight title fight Saturday night on the Miguel Cotto-Manny Pacquiao undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Foreman (28-0, 8 knockouts) knocked Santos (32-4-1, 23 KOs) down in the second round, had him pinned against the ropes in the third then appeared to hurt the champion with a flurry of punches near the end of the fourth round.
WORLD
June 21, 2010 | By Chris Kraul, Special to The Times
Juan Manuel Santos, a former defense minister and scion of a publishing family, swept to victory Sunday in Colombia's presidential election with a pledge to continue his predecessor's get-tough policies against crime and insurgency. Santos, 58, easily bested his challenger, former Bogota Mayor Antanas Mockus. With 99% of votes counted, Santos had garnered 69% of the votes in the runoff election to his challenger's 27%. He will be inaugurated on Aug. 7. Santos, who also outpolled Mockus in last month's first-round election, had been heavily favored to win after he had gained the backing of several major political factions, including third-place finisher German Vargas Lleras.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
The man who was killed in a crash on Clybourn Avenue was identified Wednesday as Walter Santos, 36, of  North Hills. Santos was standing behind his van and putting on a pair of shoes Tuesday when he was hit and killed by 22-year-old Patrick Sage , who was driving a 2003 Ford Focus, according to authorities. Sage tried to leave but was detained by witnesses, authorities said. Originally, the crash was said to have occurred in North Hollywood, but on Wednesday, authorities said  it occurred in Sun Valley.
SPORTS
June 5, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Over the last six months Chivas USA has been noisily remaking its roster to make it look more like the Mexican national team than a Major League Soccer club. Yet it's the Galaxy that appears ready to swoop in and land one of Mexico's biggest stars. ESPN Deportes reported that the Galaxy has offered $8 million to 24-year-old winger Giovani Dos Santos, who played last season for Spain's Mallorca, scoring six times in 29 appearances. Dos Santos has also played for Barcelona and Racing Santander in Spain, Tottenham Hotspur and Ipswich Town in England and Turkish club Galatasary.
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