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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2014 | By Alan Zarembo
The risk of brush fires will remain high in the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains Sunday due to unseasonably warm temperatures, dry air and gusty winds, weather officials said. Temperatures in the valleys and parts of the Inland Empire are expected to climb into the low 90s, according to the National Weather Service. That's about 20 degrees higher than average. The forecasted high for downtown Los Angeles is 88. Humidity levels in the mountains are expected to drop into single digits for a few hours this afternoon.
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SPORTS
March 15, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
When: 4 p.m. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: None; Radio: 1330. Records: Chivas USA 1-0-0, Vancouver 1-0-0. Record vs. Vancouver (2013): 1-1-1. Update: Chivas USA won its season opener against the Chicago Fire, 3-2, a week ago. Defender Bobby Burling's header in the 88th minute gave Chivas USA the victory. The Whitecaps also won their season opener, 4-1, over the New York Bulls. Vancouver's Kenny Miller, who played most of that game as an attacking midfielder, scored two goals in the match.
SPORTS
March 15, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 47-20; Cavaliers 26-40. Record vs. Cavaliers: 0-1. Update: The Clippers are on 10-game winning streak, but they've lost 12 of their last 14 games against the Cavaliers. In their 88-82 loss at Cleveland on Dec. 7, the Clippers had season lows in points and field-goal percentage (32.2%). The Cavaliers are coming off two impressive road wins, at Golden State on Friday and at Phoenix on Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2014 | By Susan King
Billy Crudup, 45, who played a charismatic '70s rock musician in Cameron Crowe's 2000 comedy "Almost Famous," J. Edgar Hoover in Michael Mann's 2009's "Public Enemies" and the very blue superhero Dr. Manhattan in Zack Snyder's 2009's "Watchmen," stars as a dedicated New York detective with an ex-con big brother in the new film "Blood Ties. " The film opens March 21 in theaters and also debuts that day on VOD. Set in the 1970s, the crime thriller revolves around the brutal and loving relationship between two vastly different brothers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Richie Duchon
The magnitude 6.9 earthquake that rattled Northern California on Sunday was the state's largest temblor in nearly a decade. But it caused no damage or injuries. That's because the quake was centered 50 miles off the coast of Eureka and occurred at a depth of "10 miles beneath the Pacific seabed," according to the U.S. Geological Survey. By the time the seismic energy reached the shore, it had dissipated significantly. The USGS said the North Coast felt only moderate to light shaking.
SPORTS
March 9, 2014 | By Gary Klein
More than 25,000 participants are expected to compete Sunday in the 29th annual L.A. Marathon. Defending men's champion Erick Mose of Kenya is among 16 competitors in the elite men's field. Ethiopia's Amane Gobena, who finished second in 2009, is among 10 elite women's competitors. Winners of the men's and women's races each receive $25,000. A $50,000 "challenge" bonus also will be awarded to the first runner to cross the finish line. The women will start 17 minutes 41 seconds ahead of the men, nearly a minute less than the 18:35 advantage of last year, when Belarus' Aleksandra Duliba finished 2:09 ahead of Mose.
SPORTS
March 9, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
LAS VEGASĀ  - "I love coming back here," Jimmie Johnson said of Las Vegas, but it's not to gamble or take in a show. "Vegas is fun but it's really, just in my mind, a racing town," he said. And Johnson, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, might as well be its honorary mayor. As he seeks a record-tying seventh Cup title this year, Johnson already holds the record for most Cup wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with four. Yet, he has had something of a drought at the 1.5-mile oval located 15 miles northeast of the Strip.
SPORTS
March 9, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Derek Fisher made what may have been his last appearance on the Lakers' home floor at Staples Center, playing with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon in a 114-110 loss to the home team. Fisher, in his 18th season, has vowed to retire after the 2013-14 campaign. "He's talked about retiring," said Thunder Coach Scott Brooks on Sunday. "I've heard [our players] are planning on talking to him. Fisher can still play a few more years if he wants to play. " "It's not, 'If I can't,'" said Fisher after the game, acknowledging this was probably his last year.
SPORTS
March 8, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
When: Noon. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: Unimas; Radio: 1330. Records (2013): Chivas USA 6-20-8, Fire 14-13-7. Record vs. Fire (2013): 1-0. Update: Chivas USA goes into a new season with new owners, new hope and 12 new players. All that translated into an unbeaten preseason but the team starts with a clean slate Sunday against a Chicago Fire squad that just missed the playoffs last fall. Sunday's game will mark a homecoming of sorts for the Fire's Mike Magee, the reigning MLS MVP and a longtime fan favorite with the Galaxy who hasn't played here since being traded to Chicago 10 months ago. Magee is likely to play some minutes but he may not start Sunday.
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