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December 21, 2008 | Dave Goldberg, Goldberg writes for the Associated Press.
There's a game in Honolulu on Feb. 8 in which the AFC will face the NFC for . . . bragging rights? Hardly. In fact, the Pro Bowl was really played on Tuesday when the league announced the rosters, the only time when there is really any interest in the NFL's all-star game. "He should have made it and he shouldn't have" intone the experts. The players chime in, too. Take safety Chris Hope of Tennessee, one of six Titans selected. He was upset because he thought the exalted status of the Titans merited 12, the number Dallas got on the original ballot last season.
April 26, 2014 | By Craig Nakano
To Julien Frydman, a new exhibition of decades-old Los Angeles Police Department crime scene photos is not so much a collection of facts in black and white but rather one big ambiguous storm of gray, a trove of stories where truth isn't a neat circle but rather a shape-shifting cloud open to interpretation. Co-curated by Frydman with Robin Blackman and Merrick Morton of L.A.-based fototeka, "Unedited! The LAPD Photo Archives" includes more than 80 forensic images taken from the 1920s to 1960s, culled from more than 1 million pictures archived at the City Records Center downtown.
August 14, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Experience wanted. Other than perhaps "Seeking hot putter," those are the words that would be in bold if U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III were to post a help-wanted entry for his remaining four roster spots. "It's great to have the youth," Love said Monday, pleased with his eight automatic qualifiers from a points race that concluded at the PGA Championship. "Now we need some experience to go with it. " Currently, the roster Love is building for next month's matches at Medinah Country Club in Illinois includes only two men who have played in more than two Ryder Cups: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
April 24, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for chairwoman of the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Her appointment fills a void created six months ago when Chairwoman Ann Ravel moved to the Federal Elections Commission. Good-government activists including Robert Stern, a former general counsel for the California agency and a coauthor of the state Political Reform Act, said they knew nothing about Remke.
November 26, 2012 | By Gary Klein
Three UCLA football players and two from USC were first-team All-Pac-12 Conference selections, it was announced Monday. USC receiver Marqise Lee was chosen offensive player of the year. Trojans center Khaled Holmes and UCLA offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo, linebacker Anthony Barr and punter Jeff Locke also were first-team selections in voting by coaches. Oregon and Stanford each placed five players on the first team, Oregon State four. Lee, a sophomore, has 112 receptions for 1,680 yards, both conference records.
September 7, 2004
Selections from the endless waters of the Internet sea.
May 25, 1991
Handicapping the races is never easy, but when you can automatically eliminate some choices, it surely helps. How? Simply throw out the selections of Curtis Crayon and Brad Free. JIM RENSTROM, Pico Rivera
April 20, 2002
"That's why we went undefeated and won a national championship this year." Sue Bird, who was chosen No. 1 in the WNBA draft, about three of her Connecticut teammates being chosen in the top six selections.
July 10, 2008
Re: "The Five, This Week: Apple Pie" [July 3]: I realize that you try to geographically distribute your selections, but omitting the Apple Pan? Cary Gordon Los Angeles
January 26, 1991
How ridiculous can Janice Goldinger and Bob Mieszerski be in their daily horse racing selections? As an example, Jan. 16. Janice's selection of Speedy Dish at odds of $1 to $1 can only be a losing bet even if it had won that day instead of running second to last. Also, Bob's selection of Seize the Chance at odds of $1.80 to $1, to Rio Fiesta at odds of $0.60 to $1 is generating a ridiculous payback and profit. Janice and Bob should be ashamed of themselves. One has to wonder why The Times even prints their selections.
April 18, 2014 | By David Zahniser
Nearly a decade ago, lawmakers in Los Angeles took an aggressive step to boost the city's languishing Convention Center, granting tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks to spark construction of a 54-story hotel nearby. The strategy worked, bringing 1,000 new rooms to the sleepy neighborhood. Within a few years, hotel developers in the area had secured as much as $508 million in tax benefits over the coming decades. But as downtown continues to boom, some inside and outside City Hall say Los Angeles should be much more selective in giving out tax breaks to lure new hotels.
April 18, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The Cannes Film Festival can certainly welcome, and boost, movies that aim to be Academy Awards players - the festival has premiered at least one best picture nominee in four of the last five years, including "Nebraska" in 2013. But as it made clear when it announced this year's official selection Thursday, Cannes also operates independently from the awards machinery of its late-summer and early-fall counterparts, emphasizing such things as returning directors and dues-paying. As festival director Thierry Fremaux announced this year's selections at a Paris news conference, the returnees were much in evidence.
April 8, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- Capitalizing on the national focus Tuesday on the pay gap between sexes, Assembly Democrats announced the formation of a new select committee to examine challenges faced by women in the workplace. "Women's role in the workplace has grown dramatically over the last half-century," said Speaker John A. Pér ez (D- Los Angeles ). "With that increased participation has come a whole host of issues that need to be addressed. California has been a leader on women's issues.
April 6, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
First came Nicolas Ghesquière's critically acclaimed runway debut for Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week. Now it's on to Phase 2 of the luxury marketing machine: rolling out the collection on the red carpet, where it is seen by the world. In the weeks since the March 5 runway show, only a few stars have had a chance to wear the clothes, suggesting that Vuitton's strategy is to be more selective about whom it dresses. Rather than blanketing half of Hollywood, which is what Dior has done so effectively, Ghesquière and Vuitton seem to be going for friends and fashion independents, women who go their own way when it comes to what they wear, as much as you can say that about anyone who is dressing head to toe in a single designer.
April 5, 2014 | By Scott Collins and Meredith Blake
The scramble to succeed late-night host David Letterman has talent handlers and Las Vegas oddsmakers shouting their picks from the sidelines. Politicians are squabbling over whether his replacement should be based in Los Angeles or New York. But those issues may be the least of the worries for CBS, which must program for a vastly different TV landscape than when it hired Letterman away from NBC 21 years ago to launch its "Late Show" franchise. The late-night field is more crowded, profits aren't what they used to be, and the audience is now a lot older.
April 5, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The NBA's regular season ends April 16, and for the bottom-dwellers the draft lottery May 20 looms large. Below are standings of the eight worst teams after Friday's games, their odds to land the No. 1 overall pick and mock draft picks from current position: TEAM/W-L/Pct./Odds/MOCK DRAFT SELECTION 1; Milwaukee/14-62/.184/25%/Jabari Parker, F, Duke 2; Philadelphia/17-59/.224/19.9%/Andrew Wiggins, F, Kansas 3; Orlando/21-55/.276/15.6%/Dante Exum,...
December 12, 2000 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
Sylmar High's unparalleled volleyball season continues. Stephanie Cisneros and Barbara Smiley, who led the Spartans to their first upper-division City championship, were selected co-City players of the year. Cisneros, a senior opposite hitter, and Smiley, a senior setter, led Sylmar to a 17-1 record and a victory over Chatsworth in the championship match. Nancy Ariza and Krystal Mejia were All-City selections from Sylmar.
March 29, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Here's a selection of the best places to sample high-quality mezcals. Bar Ama: Forty mezcals by the shot, from $10 to $36. Mezcal flights, $21 to $47. 118 W. 4th St., downtown Los Angeles, (213) 687-8002, Las Perlas: By manager Raul Yrastorza's count, the downtown tequila bar must have 120 different expressions of mezcal. The majority are at $12 for a 2-ounce pour, with some as high as $40. Mezcal flights are $21, available Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays only.
March 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The California Coaches Association has selected its winter coaches of the year from the Southern Section. They are Nate Harrison of Anaheim Canyon, boys' basketball; Ann Larson of Ventura, girls' basketball; Arturo Lopez of L.A. Cathedral, boys' soccer; Jeff Gordon of Sunny Hills, girls' soccer; Brian Roth of San Marcos, girls' water polo; David Ochoa of Northview, wrestling, and Brian Weathersby of Santa Margarita girls' water polo, rookie...
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