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December 22, 1985
Now that the Los Angeles Times Magazine has been redone, how about springing for three or maybe even two staples for the Sunday Calendar? MRS. LUCILLE GARBER Van Nuys Our staples are on pages 9-34.
April 27, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
He has the beard of a hockey player residing in the first round of the playoffs, not one of a man living for months in the mountains. Kings forward Jeff Carter offered a take on the attitude - and, well, altitude - of a now-compelling playoff series between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference quarterfinals. "Yeah, we're halfway there. Halfway up the mountain," Carter said Sunday afternoon at the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo. Game 6 is Monday night at Staples Center with the Sharks holding a three-games-to-two series lead.
February 15, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The next time an iPhone or iPad comes out, you might be able to pick it up at a Staples store. The news was announced over Twitter by a couple of Staples employees, but they may have shared it prematurely. Neither Apple nor Staples have put out a press release, and two of the employees have now removed their tweets from public view. "After Canada, #Apple products are coming to #Staples in US. Great news!" said Regis Mulot , Staples' senior vice president of global human resources, in a tweet that now appears to have been deleted.
April 26, 2014 | By Kari Howard
Ever since I started working with Raja Abdulrahim on her Syria stories two years ago, I've listened to Radiohead while editing them. It didn't start out as a running soundtrack to a writer and the conflict she still covers, but Radiohead's music has that combination of sorrow and alienation and dread and vulnerability that runs through the Syria conflict. I remember choosing “Talk Show Host” for the first story. (Warning: There's a bit of Anglo-Saxon language.) Its line about “I'll be waiting with a gun and a pack of sandwiches” seemed to echo the story's juxtaposition of violence and everyday life.
July 9, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Staples has begun taking pre-orders for Google's  upcoming Nexus 7 tablet, the company announced Monday. The office supply retailer said pre-sales for the device have begun at its stores across the nation as well as through its website. Staples is offering the 8 GB and 16 GB versions of the Nexus 7 for $199 and $249, respectively. Staples said anyone who pre-orders Monday or Tuesday can expect their tablet to arrive as early as Thursday and no later than July 17. Staples also said the pre-orders will come with free shipping.
November 6, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Falling in line behind the likes of Macy's, J.C. Penney, OfficeMax, Kmart and more, Staples is joining the horde of retailers opening its doors on Thanksgiving without bothering to wait for Black Friday. The office supply chain will open on the holiday for the first time in its history, welcoming bargain-hunters at 8 p.m. before closing at midnight. The next day - the traditional holiday shopping kickoff - Staples will reopen at 6 a.m. The company also surveyed more than 1,000 consumers and found that two-thirds are equally as likely to buy gifts online as they are in stores.
September 14, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
A report that several private equity firms -- including original investor Bain Capital -- are considering buying Staples Inc. pushed the office supply chain's stock up as much as 6.2% on Friday. Acquisition talks are still preliminary and any offer likely won't come until later this year, according to a report by Fortune citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation. The size of the deal would be so large, based on Staples' roughly $8-billion market cap, that at least three firms would have to join forces to come up with the needed investment, according to Fortune.
March 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Although Staples Inc. is weathering the economic downturn better than rival Office Depot Inc., the world's largest office products supplier sees no quick turnaround from sagging U.S. customer demand. The chain of more than 2,000 stores and 76,000 employees on Tuesday trimmed its profit and sales forecasts for the full year and reported its fiscal fourth-quarter profit declined 1%. Staples' retail customer traffic fell 6% in the fourth quarter and "remains choppy," Staples Chief Executive Ron Sargent said.
March 6, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Office supply giant Staples Inc. is planning to close as many as 225 North American stores while slashing annualized costs by up to $500 million by the end of 2015. The Framingham, Mass., company, which has been pressured by online competitors such as and is threatened by the merging of Office Depot and Office Max, also said Thursday that sales for the fourth quarter ended Feb. 1 slumped 10.6% to $5.9 billion. The retailer projected that its first-quarter sales would also slide year over year, marking the fifth straight drop for the measure.
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Staples Inc. raised its hostile bid for Corporate Express after the Dutch company's surprise bid for another office products supplier would create a viable global competitor. At $2.6 billion, the new offer from Staples is 14% higher than its previous bid. Analysts say the new price will prove more enticing to shareholders of Corporate Express than the Amsterdam company's proposed buyout of Lyreco Group in France.
April 24, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Members of the American Postal Workers Union are launching protests Thursday in 27 states to decry a partnership between the U.S. Postal Service and office supply company Staples Inc. to run postal counters at its retail stores.   The agreement between the Postal Service and Staples, announced in November, created a pilot program to operate 82 postal counters at Staples locations across the country. The quick-service counters will be staffed by Staples employees.  Organizers plan to demonstrate at a Staples location in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, one of four protests planned in California.
April 22, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Looks like Maxwell is ready to end his disappearing act. The revered R&B singer is set to kick off the 2014 BET Experience by headlining a show at Staples Center on June 27 alongside songstresses   Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius and “American Idol” winner Candice Glover. But the gig is also part of a summer trek that the crooner will launch in June. The 37-date Summer Soulstice tour will take Maxwell across North America on his first major tour since 2010.   PHOTOS: 2013's year of controversial rap lyrics The tour launches Jun. 14 in Milwaukee and wraps Aug. 17 in Albuquerque.
April 21, 2014 | By Michael Krikorian
Last week I sent a text message to a friend. A Hollywood business meeting I had high hopes for had been suddenly "postponed. " "Everybody canceled except me," I texted. She texted back, "Haha. " What's so funny about it, I wondered? Where's the haha in my disappointment? My text was more sad than funny; her text steamed me. Dismissed twice . "Haha" and its partner, "LOL," are texting's go-to replies, a vaguely complimentary, vaguely condescending way to acknowledge a text has been received.
April 20, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Chris Paul couldn't stop watching the play. Once. Twice. Again. Another time. It bothered him that he didn't make the right call in a late three-on-one, getting his shot blocked by Harrison Barnes instead of passing to J.J. Redick. That didn't even compare with the two free throws he missed with 11 seconds left in the Clippers' 109-105 loss to Golden State in Saturday's playoff opener. Long night for Paul. Long Sunday too. "I looked at it, I think, six different times [Sunday]
April 19, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The moment was right in front of the Clippers and Golden State Warriors, there to be seized by two teams that have much disdain for each other. When the time came to grab hold of that moment, when Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series hung in the balance, the Clippers failed. The Warriors, the team the Clippers despise more than any other, didn't shy away from the moment, earning a 109-105 victory Saturday, as the home team simply wilted away at Staples Center.
April 11, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Another sign of a team in decline - empty seats. There have been nine non-sellouts at home for the Lakers, a surprising number for a team that enjoyed 270 consecutive packed crowds at Staples Center until earlier this season. The franchise was startled when the sellout streak ended in mid-November against New Orleans. Now that game is considered the tip of the attendance iceberg. Last month was particularly bad for the Lakers, who failed to sell out five of eight home games, including one against the Clippers.
January 9, 2005
Regarding "Staples to Drop Ads on Sinclair TV Newscasts," Jan. 5: Staples Inc. should be very proud of its responsible decision to drop all advertising on Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. stations. Regardless of any one person's (or company's) political beliefs, the one-sided, conservative media bias that currently exists in the United States should not be fostered for any reason. It is admirable that Staples has taken a very simple and bold step to not support this bias. An excellent example of corporate advertising leadership has now been set for others to follow.
April 18, 2012 | Chris Erskine
Here we are, back at tricked-out Staples. I'm surprised they haven't torn it down, seeing as how it's been around a good 10 years, a rare stretch of preservation in a city that sneers at slightly aged things (Dodger Stadium a relic? Yeah, so is Lindsay Lohan, but I wouldn't let you tear her down just yet). So the Big Staple probably qualifies for historic status, though it lacks the comforting old stadium musk. I'm thinking of that beer hall cologne that develops after a certain amount of Budweiser seeps between layers of plywood deep in the stadium's skin.
April 10, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant was annoyed. Really, really annoyed. The Lakers traded Steve Blake before the February deadline, immediately sending a dissatisfied Bryant to Twitter. He said he was "not cool" with the trade "AT ALL," hitting caps lock for effect and also calling Blake a "psycho competitor. " Blake is still appreciative two months later. He'll play with his new team, Golden State, against the Lakers in his return Friday to Staples Center. "Whenever you have support like that from a teammate, it feels great, especially from one of the greatest," Blake said in a phone interview.
March 21, 2014
How well will Phil Jackson do in New York? Quite well, I'm sure; after all, he has Jim Buss' cellphone number and a number of castoffs to send west. Lynn McGinnis Glendale :: How to become a millionaire? Just ask Jim Buss. He managed to turn a billion-dollar enterprise into a million-dollar one. Sam Austin Bermuda Dunes :: So the owner of the Knicks believes it is worth $60 million to have Phil Jackson watch the team lose for the next five years? Some might say even that amount isn't enough.
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