March 26, 2013
Re "L.A.'s signs of madness," Column, March 22 I was embarrassed by the example Gale Holland used to show how confusing parking signs can be. Have we lost our ability to read and make simple deductions? Let me explain those signs in Hollywood. "Tow-Away No Parking Anytime" (arrow pointing left) means that you cannot park to the left of the sign at any time. "Tow-Away No Parking 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. " (arrow pointing right) means that you cannot park to the right of the sign during the hours posted.
February 22, 2012 |
Chivas USA has signed Mexican striker Cesar Romero and two other players as it prepares for next month's Major League Soccer season opener. Romero, 22, last played for Murcielagos FC de Guamuchil in Mexico's second division. Chivas also added midfielder Peter Vagehas and defender Rauswhan McKenzie. Vagenas, 33, of Pasadena, a 12-year MLS veteran, played 16 matches for the Vancouver Whitecaps last season after spending two years with the Seattle Sounders and nine with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
July 10, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO -- Homeowners who default on refinanced mortgages won't be liable for debts that exceed the market value of their lost properties. Late Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation to close a legal loophole that could make defaulting borrowers responsible for paying back money they took out of previously more valuable homes when they refinanced their loans. The lingering debt, said the author of the bill, Sen. Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) adds a second punishment to people who already have lost their biggest possession.
July 19, 2013 |
The Galaxy said Friday it signed midfielder Laurent Courtois, who was released by Chivas USA on June 30. Courtois, 34, is a veteran French player who spent the last two seasons with Chivas USA, which shares its home stadium, StubHub Center in Carson, with the Galaxy. After signing with Chivas USA midway through the 2011 season, Courtois appeared in 33 regular-season games, including five this year. He scored once this season, on June 29, in Chivas USA's 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution.
September 14, 2012 |
As expected, Matt Barnes officially signed with the Clippers on Friday for what is believed to be a one-year deal making the veteran's minimum. The small forward who spent the last two seasons with the Lakers could be a key reserve with his new team, providing energy and scoring punch off the bench. Barnes, a nine-year veteran who has played with eight teams, will be teammates with Blake Griffin, the all-star power forward that Barnes shoved to the ground during a preseason game last year, drawing a flagrant foul.
July 18, 2012 |
Veteran forward Grant Hill has agreed to join the Clippers under the biannual exception, with a two-year deal that starts at $1.9 million and rises by 4.5% in the second year. He signed the contract late Wednesday. Hill, who will be 40 in October, is expected to back up Caron Butler at small forward. Hill picked the Clippers over the Lakers, New York Knicks and NBA champion Miami Heat. He averaged 10.2 points on 44.6% shooting last season with the Phoenix Suns, as well as 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28.1 minutes.