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April 25, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
If the clang and clutter of summer superhero movies and action behemoths aren't for you - or even if you just want a break - there are still plenty of options in the months ahead, both at the art house and the far corners of the multiplex. Which isn't to say that even these movies don't have some of the same features as their louder, bigger cousins. There's the end credits stinger of "Calvary," which instead of teasing a sequel hauntingly shows the locations from the movie without people, or the microbudget action sequence of "Happy Christmas," when a frozen pizza forgotten in the oven sets off smoke alarms and panic.
March 24, 2001
In the interest of honesty, I call on Michael Eisner to remove the word "Mighty" from his hockey team's name. DARRELL CRAIG Irvine
April 19, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers play host to the Colorado Rockies on Friday, exactly two months after the launch of SportsNet LA. At this rate, there will be nothing to celebrate. For far too many fans, there will be no game to see. Vin Scully does not get SportsNet LA in his home. Peter O'Malley does not. Fred Claire does not. Claire was the general manager the last time the Dodgers won the World Series, in 1988. That was the year a cable television outfit called the Z Channel carried 35 Dodgers home games.
June 14, 1987
Your editorial (June 2) rapping the California Angels for charging small children $7 to sit out of sight of beer and home plate tore the cover off a shabby marketing gimmick. JEROME F. COLLINS Irvine
May 30, 2010 | By Seth Faison, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Massachusetts-based author sifts through history for a closer look at the massacre of U.S. Army troops with Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn The Last Stand Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn Nathaniel Philbrick Viking: 466 pp., $30 For many young and impressionable readers in the 1960s, there was an incisive and hilarious book, Thomas Berger's "Little Big Man," that did...
June 23, 1996
A puzzlement: Why must we walk, run, or pedal and then contribute to "the cause"? Why can't we just give money while sitting still? THOMAS THORSEN Rancho Palos Verdes
June 30, 1996
Don Shirley's piece on "Annie Get Your Gun" ("Taking Dead Aim at a Revised Classic," June 2) suggests that in Cathy Rigby's version, Chief Sitting Bull is a very smart character. I dare say, having played the role more times than any other actor (approximately 2,500 performances since 1947), that Chief Sitting Bull has always been a very smart character! ZACHARY A. CHARLES Burbank
May 20, 1989
Every year during the NBA playoffs, notably during games originating from the Forum, we are subjected to TV shots of entertainment and sports celebrities sitting in the front row cheering on the Lakers. Did you ever see a shot of celebrity sitting in the 25th row of the colonnade? I guess that this is part of what Jerry Buss calls "Showtime." STEVE SHAPIRO Santa Monica
April 13, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Jerome Kern's 1924 Broadway musical "Sitting Pretty," which has not been seen since its opening run 65 years ago, will return to New York in concert version for five performances at Carnegie Recital Hall beginning tonight. When Kern, who later wrote "Show Boat," composed the music for "Sitting Pretty," he issued an edict banning the songs from being recorded or played on the radio or performed in nightclubs and cabarets to discourage his work from being distorted by popular renditions.
April 19, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
This Napa farmhouse-style home, which takes its cues from 19th-century floor plans, sits on a corner lot in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section. White bead board brings a rural tone to the interiors as does the country kitchen's butcher-block counters and farmhouse sink. Location: 743 29th St., Manhattan Beach 90266 Asking price: $4.2 million Year built: 2013 House size: Five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,800 square feet Lot size: 8,382 square feet Features: Wraparound front porch, wood-burning stove, breakfast sun room, radiant floor heating, basement family room, covered porch, brick patio and paths, detached three-car garage, fruit trees, fenced raised-bed vegetable garden, flower gardens About the area: Last year, 398 single-family homes sold in the 90266 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.65 million, according to DataQuick.
April 17, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
In the circus of speculation that surrounds Hillary Rodham Clinton and her presidential prospects, Chelsea Clinton dropped a bombshell Thursday with her announcement that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a child. The former secretary of State has made no secret of her desire to be a grandmother, and sources close to her have said she would have serious reservations about diving into the grueling schedule of a presidential campaign if those demands coincide with her daughter's pregnancy.
April 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Blake Griffin might have made one decision unnecessary for Clippers Coach Doc Rivers. Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul late in the second quarter of a 117-105 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday when he aggressively swiped at Timofey Mozgov, hitting the center in the head as he drove toward the basket. NBA rules stipulate that players are suspended for one game after collecting 16 technical fouls, meaning that Griffin would be forced to sit out the Clippers' regular-season finale against Portland on Wednesday unless his latest technical is rescinded.
April 12, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Jamal Crawford missed five of his first six shots Saturday, a clear sign the Clippers reserve shooting guard was out of rhythm after sitting out the last five games recovering from a strained left calf. But Crawford made his next two shots, a clear sign he is confident enough to take shots when the result hangs in the balance, even if he's still trying to find his way after being out for so long. "I think in the second half, I got more comfortable," Crawford said after scoring 10 points on three-for-eight shooting.
April 12, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The 2013-14 regular season will come to a close Wednesday. With a record of 25-54, the Lakers stand in 25th place overall, which translates to sixth in the NBA's draft lottery standings. On May 20, the league will randomly select the top-three picks by lottery.  Teams that do not win are slotted four through 14, in order of worst records. Should teams finish the season with identical records, the NBA turns to coin flips to break any ties. The Lakers have three games remaining: Sunday against the playoff contending Memphis Grizzlies (47-32)
April 12, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Anybody starting to wonder whether Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly just doesn't want to pick between Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford when facing a left-hander? There is that benefit, but Mattingly has good reason for sitting both as he is doing again Saturday against Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley. For the second time in a week since he's had all of his outfielders available, Mattingly elected to sit both left-handed hitters Ethier and Crawford, starting Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke. He also sat second baseman Dee Gordon, who only leads the team with a .405 batting average, in favor of right-hander Justin Turner.
August 15, 1987
I never thought I would be writing a letter to compliment the various baseball clubs about cleaning up their act while sitting in the dugouts. Prior to this year, it was about all one could stand to watch the various managers and players spitting large amounts of brown tobacco juice while sitting in the dugout. It was nauseating and sickening, especially at dinner time. Whoever is responsible for the most welcome change should be highly complimented. Now the cameraman can concentrate on finding some pretty girls in the stands during a conflict, instead of trying to read Lasorda's lips.
November 19, 1989
Driving down Laguna Canyon Road recently, my car ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere. I was there all alone. After sitting in my car for what seemed like forever, I decided to walk before it got too late. I heard something rolling over the pebbles behind me, and there was a man sitting on a bike. He rode to a phone, and in 30 minutes my family was there to get me. All I know about the man is that his name is Doug. I would like to say thank you. METER JONES Orange
April 12, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The man with the most continually shouted first name in golf will begin the final round of the Masters on Sunday in a final pairing with the most frightening of competitors. A 20-year-old kid who refuses to call him by his first name. Jordan Spieth respectfully refers to all of his elders as "Mister," which will make him the only person at Augusta National not referring to his co-leader as "Bubba. " "Yeah, 'Mr. Watson,' for sure," Spieth said, pausing, smiling.
April 10, 2014 | By Steve Zeitchik
With the news that Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as host of “The Late Show,” the inevitable question from moviedom is: What does this mean for us? Studios and personal publicists have long figured out how to handle Letterman, for all his oddities, and big movie stars regularly make appearances there, even if it doesn't always go smashingly. "The Colbert Report" has been a different story. Actors from big releases, that staple of late-night chat shows, don't often turn up on the Colbert series.
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