December 14, 2013 |
The only real secret to roasting a great prime rib is starting with the best meat possible, and the rib roast I ordered from McCall's Meat & Fish Co. in Los Feliz was so beautiful I badgered my husband to photograph it before it went into the oven. I admired its plump, sturdy shape, the way butcher Nathan McCall had neatly frenched the bones and tied up the roast with precisely spaced knots. It was all natural - no hormones, no antibiotics - Prime Angus beef. At $17.99 a pound, it cost just over $140.
December 13, 2013 |
TORONTO - Greetings from Toronto - but first a bit of good news from back in Los Angeles. Goaltender Jonathan Quick, out of the lineup since he sustained a groin strain on Nov. 12, skated on Thursday at the team's El Segundo practice facility. The plan was for him to get back onto the ice to get the feel of skating again and then monitor him to see how he feels before proceeding with the next steps in his recovery. “Just an initial, controlled skate,” said Jeff Solomon, the Kings' vice president of hockey operatons and legal affairs and a member of the traveling party on this four-game trip.
December 1, 2013 |
Question: A majority of titleholders want to abandon our present homeowners association. Several thousand homes were to be built in our new subdivision, but fewer than 60 have been purchased. There were supposed to be five phases, but the builder stopped at phase one and won't finish the development. When we purchased our homes, we asked to see the association's governing documents, rules and covenants, conditions and restrictions; nothing made sense to us. Had we understood what a developer-controlled association meant, most of us would not have purchased our homes here.
November 30, 2013 |
The Clippers are not a healthy team, their starting backcourt and one of their top reserves all dealing with injuries. All-Star point guard Chris Paul has a strained right hamstring, starting shooting guard J.J. Redick has a sprained right wrist and backup small forward Matt Barnes is recovering from left retina surgery. Of the three, Paul has the best chance of playing Sunday against the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center. He sat out his first game of the season Friday night at Sacramento, but Paul remains a game-time decision for the game against the Pacers.
November 29, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul didn't play against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night because of a strained right hamstring. Coach Doc Rivers said he told head athletic trainer Jasen Powell they wanted to be "way more conservative" with Paul's injury "than aggressive on it. " Rivers said Paul would play Sunday against the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center if "he's felling better. " "But if he's not, we're not going to take that chance," Rivers said.
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November 26, 2013 |
A 19-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting Monday evening as he sat in his car in South Los Angeles, police said. The man was sitting in his car near the intersection of Century Boulevard and Vermont Avenue in the Vermont Vista neighborhood when two people drove up alongside him in another vehicle about 5:45 p.m. and opened fire, said Los Angeles police officer Gregory Baek. The shooters fired "several rounds" before fleeing the scene, Baek added. HOMICIDE REPORT: Track killings in L.A. County The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to an area hospital where he died.
November 22, 2013 |
Lindsey Vonn will skip the World Cup ski races next week in Beaver Creek, Colo., as she recovers from a downhill training crash in which she partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee. The reigning Olympic downhill champion, however, is not ruling out a possible return to racing in Lake Louise, Canada, the following week, her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement Friday. The Sochi Games are less than three months away. GOLF: Scott Brown leads at Pebble Beach Scott Brown shot a four-under 68 at Spyglass Hill on Friday and leads the Pebble Beach Invitational by one stroke over Jason Kokrak after two rounds.
November 21, 2013 |
The Lakers emerged for their third consecutive day of practice but Kobe Bryant didn't join them. He took Thursday off because of "general soreness" in his left foot, according to a Lakers spokesman. Bryant had practiced at full speed for two days. Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni equated Bryant with going through training camp and being fatigued on the third day. It was hard to gauge Bryant's explosiveness because he hadn't pushed off his Achilles' tendon for many high-impact plays in practice, D'Antoni said.
November 20, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Perennial tensions between Pakistan and India found their way into movie theaters Tuesday when a Pakistani judge imposed restrictions on the screening of Indian films. Responding to a petition filed by controversial television talk show host Mubashir Luqman, the Lahore high court issued an interim order barring the screening of any imported film unless it can be established that it has proper documents and the sponsorship of a Pakistani national, both required by law. Luqman, once a film producer, is known for his anti-India views.
November 18, 2013 |
Living in the Midwest can be a bit of a devil's lottery when it comes to tornadoes, and on Sunday, several Midwestern communities drew a losing card. The death toll rose to eight Monday in Illinois and Michigan as officials sifted through damage and assessed losses. In the central Illinois town of Washington, neighborhoods were flattened and dozens of residents were injured by a possible EF-4 tornado. Residents and volunteers flooded churches and a local hotel, as people grappled with their losses.