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December 30, 1988
Your editorial about the seasonal changes in Southern California ("Greeting the Season," Dec. 21) calls to mind the seasons as four Fs--fire, flood, fog, fun. IRA KROMBERG Camarillo
April 27, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK - A potential make-or-break trip to Detroit, Washington and New York did not make or break the Angels, whose slip-through-the-fingers 3-2 loss in Yankee Stadium on Sunday night left them with a 4-5 record on the challenging nine-game swing. But could it define them? The Angels are 11-13 and 3 1/2 games back in the American League West, hardly a torrid start but an improvement over last April, when they were 9-15 and 6 1/2 games back through 24 games. BOX SCORE: N.Y. Yankees 3, Angels 2 Though they lost cleanup batter Josh Hamilton to a thumb injury on April 8 and leadoff man Kole Calhoun to an ankle sprain on April 15, the Angels lead the major leagues with 37 homers, and they began Sunday ranked second in the AL in runs (128)
August 19, 2009 | Oscar Avila
The fishing boats and hiking trails offer a welcome respite for countless visitors at the Wagon Trail Resort along Lake Michigan. This summer, however, the getaway has also become a lifeline for casualties of the economy who are about to go under. A factory worker once employed by General Motors awakens before dawn to oversee an assembly line of pastries in the bakery. A husband and wife who lost their business and home now staff the buffet and reception desk. Throughout the region, employers and job-placement officials have reported a rush of applications from American workers who are interested in hard-to-fill seasonal jobs, many of which traditionally go to foreign students.
April 27, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
DALLAS -- Lindy Ruff did an outstanding job in coaching the Stars to the playoffs for the first time since 2008, taking a team that's almost evenly split between veterans and kids and molding it into a competitive group that has pushed the top-seeded Ducks hard throughout the teams' first-round playoff series. For Ruff, who spent the previous 14-plus seasons coaching the Buffalo Sabres, the playoffs have provided a continuing education about his own team and his players' abilities and character.
January 11, 2004
Martin Booe's article "Giving Until It Hurts" (Dec. 21) perfectly captures the insanity of holiday shopping, an activity my husband and I opted out of some years ago. After reviewing our family members' relative prosperity, and reliving memories of inappropriate (or silly) gifts we'd given and received, we informed them that we would contribute to charity in their names in lieu of gifts. Exceptions have been made for our grandchildren, but except for their gifts and cash bonuses to our house cleaner and gardener, we have managed to avoid the excesses of the season.
October 15, 2009 | Randy Lewis
Bob Dylan opened his three-night stand Tuesday at the Hollywood Palladium, essentially in the backyard of his Malibu residence, on the same day his latest studio album was released. How many songs did he play from the new collection for the hometown crowd? Zip. Nada. Zilch. That's not a huge surprise given that the album happens to be "Christmas in the Heart," his first holiday collection. Mid-October feels a little early to be dipping into the seasonal songbook -- even assuming Dylan would ever offer up "Must Be Santa," "Here Comes Santa Claus" or other chestnuts from the Christmas set in his live act. The fact is, he's bypassed other new albums in concert before.
May 3, 2010 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Nothing brings a family of artists together like transforming the sterile, corporate interior of a former Coldwell Banker office into an exceedingly warm and rustic restaurant. At least that's what husband-and-wife team Corey and Michelle Wilton discovered when they opened up Four Café in Eagle Rock earlier this month. Corey is a painter, his father, Paul, is a master machinist and designs glass-blowing studios, and his mother, Leslie, is a glass blower. Michelle is a chef who spent the last six years cooking for wealthy families on the Westside and cut her teeth making pastries at L'Orangerie and Patina before that.
December 30, 2009
Seasonal ales: A Dec. 23 article on seasonal ales referred to the Anchor Brewing Co. as the Anchor Steam Brewery.
December 10, 2009
More than 50 crafty vendors will hawk handmade wares at the Bust Holiday Craftacular , a holiday celebration of old-fashioned creativity. Handbags, jewelry, clothing and seasonal cards will be for sale, along with savory edibles from Two Boots Pizza and the Grilled Cheese Truck. Raffle prizes and DJs round out the entertainment. Goodie bags will be given to the first 250 attendees. The Echo and the Echoplex, 1822 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. $2. (213) 413-8200. www.attheecho.
May 20, 2001
Though I'm angry about the recent gas price hikes, I think I understand the basic economic principles at work. David Crain ["Gas Price Hikes Defy Explanation," Letters, May 13] focuses on the demand side and ignores the supply side. He also makes a probable factual error in his contention that demand is not accelerating. The U.S. population has grown and there are far more SUVs, vans and minivans on the road. All have led to accelerating demand. On the supply side, can anyone point to a new refinery in California in the last 10 years?
April 27, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Four Season Hotels, the luxury five-star hotel company, is extending its extravagant service to air travel with the launch of private jet service. The Canada-based hotel company said it is retrofitting a Boeing 757 plane with Four Seasons luxury to give “discerning travelers a distinctly Four Seasons travel experience.” Translation: Starting in February 2015, the pimped-out jet will take well-heeled travelers to see some of the world's coolest destinations and stay in swanky Four Seasons rooms.
April 27, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
He has the beard of a hockey player residing in the first round of the playoffs, not one of a man living for months in the mountains. Kings forward Jeff Carter offered a take on the attitude - and, well, altitude - of a now-compelling playoff series between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference quarterfinals. "Yeah, we're halfway there. Halfway up the mountain," Carter said Sunday afternoon at the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo. Game 6 is Monday night at Staples Center with the Sharks holding a three-games-to-two series lead.
April 27, 2014 | Helene Elliott
DALLAS - Goaltender Jonas Hiller tried to make the best of the bad situation he had helped create through his shaky play in the last weeks of the regular season, but there were times uncertainty overtook him and despair crept in. He lost his starting job to rookie Frederik Andersen and for a while appeared to have dropped to third on the depth chart behind another rookie, John Gibson. He was the Ducks' forgotten man, left by the wayside as the Ducks forged to the top of the Western Conference and designated Andersen their playoff starter against the Dallas Stars.
April 25, 2014 | Lisa Dillman
Justin Williams reached back and delivered some of his Game 7 playoff magic for the Kings in Game 4. For the Kings, it might as well have been Game 7. Justin Time. Or should that be Just In Time? With the Kings facing playoff elimination against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night, Williams, who had been without a point in the first three games, scored twice in the Kings' 6-3 victory over the Sharks in Game 4 at Staples Center. San Jose leads the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series, three games to one. Game 5 will be on Saturday in San Jose.
April 25, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
KEY MOMENT: Jamey Wright gave up an 11th-inning double to Rockies pinch-hitter Brandon Barnes, after which Wright was replaced by left-hander J.P. Howell. Facing the left-handed-hitting Charlie Blackmon, Howell gave up a run-scoring single that broke a 2-2 stalemate. The run was the first of three in the inning for the Rockies. Adrian Gonzalez closed the gap to 5-4 with a two-run home run in the bottom half of the inning. ON THE MOUND: Josh Beckett pitched what was by far his best game of the season, limiting the Rockies to two runs and four hits over eight innings.
April 24, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Their big guys played big, the leaders led by fearless example, and the Kings, on the brink of going home for the summer, got the result they so urgently needed, a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday at Staples Center that extended their season by at least one more game. "We're alive," said winger Marian Gaborik, who played a huge part in resuscitating them by scoring their first and fifth goals. Justin Williams scored twice in a three-goal spree in the second period, and rookie Tyler Toffoli chipped in with the kind of skillful goal the Kings need from him in the short- and long-term future.
May 22, 1994
I innocently began to read "The Twilight Zone" (by Patt Morrison, April 24) on my way to the crossword puzzle and unexpectedly bumped into some implied ethnic slurs and geographical sour grapes. Calling Steven Spielberg cheap and minimizing New York City's entertainment resources by implying that they are limited to three other prominent Jewish males was nicely offset by three anti-American digs. If taking swipes is the thing to do, how about finding a new angle instead of using the same tired old stereotypes?
NASA lost its $125-million Mars Climate Orbiter because spacecraft engineers failed to convert from English to metric measurements when exchanging vital data before the craft was launched, space agency officials said Thursday.
April 24, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Early in the season, the Lakers gave Kobe Bryant a $48.5-million, two-year extension -- a gamble that he'll fully recover from the Achilles' injury that ended his season in April 2013. After six games played, Bryant went down with a knee fracture in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Dec. 17.  The Lakers went on to win 27 games, a full 30 behind the Clippers (57-25). Bryant returned to the court Monday, cleared to start training in anticipation of a full return for the 2014-15 season.
April 24, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"The Killing," the cop series that wouldn't stay dead, will return for its final season on Netflix on Aug. 1. For those who remain skeptical, this is really the end. The series, which began on AMC in 2011, stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as Seattle homicide detectives whose lives play second fiddle to their all-consuming murder investigations that span entire seasons.  "The Killing" was canceled after its second season, but Fox Television...
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