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March 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. -- What reliever Sean Burnett hoped would be a significant step forward in his return from elbow surgery Tuesday was more of a stutter step, and maybe a step back. The left-hander, who had to be shut down during last Friday's bullpen workout because of elbow discomfort that doctors thought was caused by an arthritis injection, completed Tuesday's mound session, but it did not go well. “He's still not able to get over that hump,” Scioscia said of Burnett, who was limited by elbow problems to 13 appearances last season.
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April 8, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE - The Angels barely flinched when American League West rivals Texas and Seattle added powerful left-handed bats this winter, the Rangers acquiring Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo and the Mariners signing Robinson Cano. They had just the antidote in left-handed starters C.J. Wilson, Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs and one-two left-handed relief punch in Sean Burnett, a veteran returning from elbow surgery, and Brian Moran, a Rule 5 pick with a funky delivery and superb minor league track record.
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NEWS
October 25, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Fall and winter are quiet seasons good for quick getaways in California. The Crescent San Francisco near Union Square has a good deal on rooms -- starting at $129 a night -- for shoppers, sightseers or anyone seeking a stylish break. The deal: The hotel is at 417 Stockton St., in an older building a few blocks from Union Square. It provides a good central location, particularly if you are car-less in the city. Continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi come with the rooms too. When: The offer is good through Dec. 31, though blackout dates apply.
TRAVEL
March 28, 2014 | By George Hobica
As you're planning your summer travels, you may be in for sticker shock: Airfares on some routes are higher than they were four or five years ago. Here are some tips for making your airfare dollars go farther. -- There's no magic time to buy an airfare. The latest myth is to buy exactly 54 days in advance. Others say buy on Tuesday or Wednesday at midnight or when the moon is full (just kidding). But airlines are unpredictable, and anyone who claims he or she knows that airfares will be lower or higher in the coming months or days should trade in their crystal ball.
SCIENCE
November 14, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
Jellyfish have inspired ideas for bird-safe wind turbines and artificial hearts. Now a team of researchers has drawn insight from a jellyfish's tentacles to design a better way to capture dangerous cancer cells at large roving through the bloodstream. Cancer cells are often most threatening when they break off from their original site and start invading other parts of the body, a process called metastasis. Current methods try to filter these cells out of the bloodstream for analysis by running a tiny sample of blood through a channel in a microfluidic device.
NEWS
December 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Paper-work problems stalled Jesse Jackson's bid for federal matching funds today, threatening to keep the Democratic hopeful off the ballot in the second presidential primary of 1988. Jackson's aides said he will win approval from the Federal Election Commission for matching funds. "It's not going to be today," said FEC spokeswoman Sharon Snyder of the possibility of fast action on Jackson's request.
NEWS
January 9, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Yotel New York , which uses the term "cabins" instead of "rooms" at its Manhattan hotel, is offering rooms, uh, cabins for a limited time for $129 a night, a slim price for a night on the town. The idea of a stripped-down budget hotel with electronic extras originated in London and has been up and running in New York City since 2011. The deal: The compact Yotel at 570 10th Ave. offers a room for two - with a view, no less - for $129 a night plus tax. The deal is good for stays from now through March 10 and for July 4-Sept.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Country singing star LeAnn Rimes and her husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, have bought a house behind the gates of Hidden Hills for $3 million. Marketed as a short sale, the property had sold for as much as $5.575 million in 2006. The Spanish-style house, built in 2005, sits on nearly 2 acres with a swimming pool, a guest house and a barbecue center off a covered patio. Features include beamed ceilings, an arched window in the dining room, a central staircase with Spanish-tile accents, a den, an office, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 8,642 square feet of living space and a four-car garage.
NEWS
October 4, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal Blogger
Going to Hawaii for business or pleasure? Either way a stay at the Outrigger Luana Waikiki in Honolulu comes with free Wi-Fi and other computer services for rates that start at $99 per night plus tax. The deal : The hotel is promoting the special rate to business travelers, pointing to free access to a 24-hour business center with computers, printers and fax machines as well as free Wi-Fi in rooms, the lobby and the pool deck....
BUSINESS
January 25, 1985
Kansas City, Mo.-based Interstate Bakeries would not elaborate on what it called "contractual disagreements" that threaten to end discussions over the proposed sale of its Western region operations to privately owned GSFC Inc. of Los Angeles for $55.1 million. Both companies, however, are "seeking to resolve their differences" and may reach a final decision by today, a spokesman said.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. -- What reliever Sean Burnett hoped would be a significant step forward in his return from elbow surgery Tuesday was more of a stutter step, and maybe a step back. The left-hander, who had to be shut down during last Friday's bullpen workout because of elbow discomfort that doctors thought was caused by an arthritis injection, completed Tuesday's mound session, but it did not go well. “He's still not able to get over that hump,” Scioscia said of Burnett, who was limited by elbow problems to 13 appearances last season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
Days before the Los Angeles Marathon, organizers canceled a  popular nighttime bicycle race along the 26.2-mile route because they did not obtain the proper permits. Every year since 2009, hundreds of cyclists have gathered in the dark along Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, waiting for road closures to begin along the marathon route, which stretches from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. Just after 4 a.m., cyclists swarm the streets to enjoy three hours of car-free fun on some of Los Angeles's normally most congested boulevards.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Noelene Clark
Two first-time nominees have won the Academy Award for animated short film for "Mr. Hublot," about an eccentric character whose orderly world is turned upside down with the arrival of a robotic pet. From directors Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares, the Oscar-winning short chronicles the sweet and funny relationship between a man and his dog -- albeit in a steampunk world. "Mr. Hublot" beat out four other animated shorts for the Oscar win, including the Mickey Mouse-starring "Get a Horse!"
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Alex Van Dyke, a wide receiver from Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks High, has signed a letter of intent with UCLA. Van Dyke, 6-foot-6, 200 pounds, will be another big target for UCLA quarterbacks.   He had 54 receptions for 1,042 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. Van Dyke is the son of Alex Van Dyke, who played for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. ALSO: Half of Russian citizens approve of country hosting the Olympics National signing day: Southern California players make final decisions Snowboarder Shaun White withdraws from slopestyle event at Olympics  
SPORTS
February 4, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MINNEAPOLIS - Trade talks for Pau Gasol between the Phoenix Suns and Lakers have stalled because the Suns feel the asking price is too high for the veteran post player, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to comment on it publicly. Phoenix could own four picks in the June draft, and the Lakers coveted one of the more valuable two - the pick the Suns could potentially get from Minnesota or the one they might receive from Washington. Both picks are protected and will revert back to Washington and Minnesota if those teams stumble.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor's office. A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business. Experts have warned for months that the logjam was inevitable. But the extent of the problems is taking by surprise many patients - and even doctors - as frustrations mount.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 1998
Robert Hofler's piece on geeky guys getting gorgeous girls was on the ball ("Triumph of the Nerds [and Dweebs]," Dec. 4). Now if only it worked the other way around! Can we do something about the sexual double standard please? Can't someone besides Claire Forlani snag the Brad Pitts of this world? LAURA SEGAL Los Angeles
OPINION
October 3, 2013 | By Chad Hanson
It was entirely predictable. Even before the ashes have cooled on the 257,000-acre Rim fire in and around Yosemite this year, the timber industry and its allies in Congress were using the fire as an excuse for suspending environmental laws and expanding logging operations on federal land. "The Yosemite Rim fire is a tragedy that has destroyed 400 square miles of our forests," said Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove) in announcing a bill he introduced late last month that would expedite massive taxpayer-subsidized clear-cutting on federal public lands in the fire area.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Ellen DeGeneres loves a trophy house. Now the daytime talk show host has bought the A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House for $39.888 million in an off-market deal.   Built in 1950 for modernist art collector Frances Brody and her husband, real estate developer Sidney Brody, the house first changed hands in 2010 for $14.888 million. The investor/owner spent three years working with the Los Angeles Conservancy to restore the house.   Set on 2.3 acres, the Midcentury Modern home has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and atrium living space.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has a massive hit on its hands with " The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which took in an estimated $161 million over the weekend in the U.S. and Canada -- the biggest November opening of all time. But Wall Street hasn't been kind to the company's stock on Monday. Shares of Santa Monica-based Lions Gate, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange, were down as much as 11% on Monday, hitting a low of $30 at one point. Ascendiant Capital analyst Marla Backer said she wasn't surprised the stock was taking a hit. "But I'm a little surprised by how steep the drop is," said Backer, who rates Lions Gate a "buy.
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