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September 25, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
He said he wanted to take UCLA football to a higher level. He never said exactly how. So perhaps one should not be surprised when Coach Rick Neuheisel explained Thursday that he is doing it by . . . helicopter? "Yeah, helicopter," he said. "Pretty cool, huh?" Last Friday night, Neuheisel wanted to attend four inner-city high school football games while burnishing his growing street cred. So he traveled there by whirlybird, buzzing low above fields filled with wide-eyed kids before games at Compton, Crenshaw, Long Beach Poly and Carson.
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April 24, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
KEY MOMENT: Brian Wilson failed to complete a ninth inning in which he gave up three hits and allowed the Phillies to break a 3-3 stalemate. Wilson gave up a two-run double to Carlos Ruiz. His night ended when he hit Ryan Howard to load the bases. Wilson was replaced by Jamey Wright, who promptly gave up a two-run single to Marlon Byrd that increased the Phillies' lead to 7-3. ON THE MOUND : Dan Haren made another solid start and could have won his fourth game if not for a fifth-inning error by first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2009
'Solid' single: Songwriting couple Ashford & Simpson will release a single version of "Solid (As Barack)," a remake of their popular 1984 hit single "Solid (As a Rock)," available digitally for download on Jan. 20.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
AT THE PLATE: The Angels scored twice in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead when Mike Trout walked, Albert Pujols hit a run-scoring double and Erick Aybar hit a run-scoring single. David Freese ended an 0-for-14 skid when he doubled to left-center and later scored on a wild pitch in the seventh, and Trout had a run-scoring single in the ninth. Pujols, who also singled in the first, struck out with the bases loaded to end the ninth. Aybar was seven for 12 in the series to raise his average from .175 to .240.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2001
From the smoldering ruins of Nasdaq, an un-privatized Social Security system rises still: safe, solid and (as yet) unsullied. A soaring Phoenix. SHELLEY MILLS Studio City
SPORTS
November 29, 1986
At least Coach Tollner has something in common with former USC coaches: He's producing solid Heisman Trophy candidates. The only problem is he's producing them for other teams. TOM BROWN Riverside
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1997
Re "Clinton Views Flooding, Boosts Federal Aid," April 23: After reading about the many good Samaritans who have taken in the displaced flood victims, I'm wondering why our president hasn't offered the shelter of the White House. Maybe because the Lincoln Bedroom is already booked solid? DAVID DYKSTRA Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1995
Q: How hot is the center of the Earth? A: Scientists cannot measure the Earth's temperature directly, but they can probe it by sending sound waves through and determining what happens to them. This tells them that most of the core of the planet is liquid, probably liquid iron. But the very center of the planet, researchers now believe, is probably solid because of the extremely high gravitational pressures there--more than 3.6 million times the atmospheric pressure on the surface. Under that pressure, solid iron would have a temperature in excess of 7,300 degrees Centigrade, or more than 13,200 degrees Fahrenheit--hotter than the surface of the sun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1993
I don't mind being called a "trashcat" in Ruth Stowell's (Aug. 14) letter to the editor. I like cats, and solid-waste management is my career. Sometimes when I am sorting garbage, to help a business plan waste reduction programs, I feel like an alley cat combing the discards for resources. Ms. Stowell should understand, however, that we "county trashcats" are successful with much of the same kind of solid-waste management work that she praises "city trashcats" for accomplishing.
OPINION
September 17, 2006
Thank you for a nonpartisan, objective editorial on the recovery of the U.S. economy in the five years since Sept 11, 2001 (Sept. 13). You acknowledge "five years of strong productivity and corporate profits, a booming real estate market and rising trade volumes" and attribute this to solid "Fed policy and tax cuts." You could have mentioned all-time-high private homeownership and incredibly low unemployment and given President Bush his rightful credit, but I thank you for the things you did acknowledge.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
ON THE MOUND: Paul Maholm's second start for the Dodgers was significantly better than his first, as he limited the Giants to a run and five hits over six innings. A 1-1 tie was broken in the seventh inning, when J.P. Howell gave up a two-out single to Pablo Sandoval that drove in Joaquin Arias. AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning, when Maholm drew a walk and scored from first base on a triple by Dee Gordon. Adrian Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single to right field in the seventh inning after Hanley Ramirez was injured when he was hit on the left hand by a pitch.
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April 10, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- The Garrett Richards of 2012 or early 2013 may have been stressed by the situation he faced in the third inning Wednesday night -- two on, one out and the heart of the Seattle order, Robinson Cano and Justin Smoak, coming up. The Richards of 2014 remained calm, inducing a weak grounder to first from Cano and, with runners on second and third, striking out Smoak with a nasty curve in the dirt, the highlight of a seven-inning, one-hit, six-strikeout,...
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
What a difference a (pro) day makes. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a great one, consistently hitting his receivers in stride. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater did not, struggling with his timing and accuracy in a choreographed on-campus workout that NFL scouts traditionally expect to be polished and seamless. Manziel is the top pick in this mock draft, and Bridgewater tumbles out of the first round. That's based not only on the players' pro day performances, but also on the seismic shift of free agency, in which teams such as Oakland and Tampa Bay addressed (at least for the time being)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Maria Bartiromo's new Sunday morning show on Fox News Channel opened with strong ratings, according to data from Nielsen.  "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo," which airs each week at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET), averaged 1.078 million viewers, more than the combined total audience for "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on CNN and the first hour of "Melissa Harris-Perry" on MSNBC.  Among 25-to-54-year-olds, the most coveted demographic for news programming, "Sunday Morning Futures" delivered 312,000 viewers, up 19% compared with Fox News' average in the time slot so far this year.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Bartiromo's coverage focused largely on the sign-up deadline for the Affordable Care Act, and guests included Cleveland Clinic Chief Executive Toby Cosgrove, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and drug company Merek's chief executive, Kenneth Frazier.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
NBC's "The Voice" beat the 18th-season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" in the ratings Monday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Juan Pablo Galavis' "Bachelor" run came to an end, wooing fewer viewers than last year's finale.  The reality series' season closer averaged 9.6 million viewers over two hours, with a rating of 3.2 among key 18-to-49-year-olds, Nielsen said.  In the advertiser-desired young-adults demographic, "The Bachelor" was down about 9% from last spring's finale, which faced "The Biggest Loser" on NBC instead of "The Voice.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - It didn't matter that Hector Santiago's four-inning, 42-pitch, one-hit, five-strikeout effort in Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday came against a Chicago Cubs split squad of reserves and minor leaguers. It was still a significant step for an Angels left-hander who struggled with his command and pitch efficiency with the Chicago White Sox last season. "Last year, I was usually close to 40 pitches in the second inning," said Santiago, who was acquired in the three-team Mark Trumbo trade.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2001
In the closing days of 2001, I'm sure there will be more enthusiastic but nonetheless empty encapsulations of what has come before Sept. 11 and what will follow ("Those Were the Days," by Paul Brownfield and Christopher Reynolds, Dec. 23). American film, TV, publishing and music corporate powers for almost three decades have been more concerned with researching and rating audiences--with force-feeding us their "entertainment." It's not as though the creative side--writers and directors and producers and actors--has not wanted to tackle serious examinations of the human condition as they have in generations past (1940s and early 1970s-era Hollywood)
SPORTS
September 26, 2008 | David Wharton
USC (2-1, 0-1) vs. Oregon (3-1, 1-0) Oct. 4, 5 p.m. TV: To be announced The Trojans' season took a shocking turn, as their last three seasons have, with an upset loss to a Pacific 10 underdog. Thursday night's loss to Oregon State in the Trojans' conference opener puts next week's game in a different light as they return to the Coliseum after three weeks away. Through the first month of the season, Oregon led the conference in total offense despite suffering a rash of quarterback injuries.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
With a strong lead-in from "The Voice," NBC's new comedies earned solid Tuesday ratings, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The 9 p.m. freshman series "About a Boy" averaged 8.7 million viewers and scored a rating of 2.6 among advertiser-desired age 18-49 viewers, marking a 13% improvement on its post-Olympics premiere.  Fellow newcomer "Growing Up Fisher" was flat with its Sochi Games debut at a 2.0, while "Chicago Fire" rose a...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Though it comes to Los Angeles as a two-part film, "Generation War" began its life as a three-part German TV series (originally called "Our Mothers, Our Fathers") that was a sensation in its home country. Eight years in the making, 4 hours, 39 minutes long (and needing two separate admissions during its weeklong run at Landmark's Nuart), "Generation War" attracted millions of viewers on German TV. Its story will be familiar and unfamiliar to American viewers, which is why it holds our interest even when it is not at its best.
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