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April 10, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Erick Aybar appears headed to the disabled list because of a bruised left heel the shortstop said "hurt a lot more" Wednesday than it did Tuesday night, when his heel hit the front of the bag as he lunged to beat out an infield single. "Today, it's more sore," Aybar, who was awaiting results of an MRI test and X-rays Wednesday night, said through an interpreter. "I'm not sure if anything is broken. I just know it hurts right now. I'm pretty worried. I want to play and help the team win. I don't like to miss games.
April 10, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
  PORTLAND, Ore. - If you had to trace the arc of Steve Nash's season of disappointment, you would start here. His tenure as a Laker wasn't even a game and a half old when Portland's Damian Lillard kneed the veteran point guard in the left leg on Halloween night, giving Nash's teammates a major scare. Nash was expected to miss only about a week because of a small fracture in his left leg but in fact sat out nearly two months after developing nerve damage. It was emblematic of a season of unforeseen complications that preceded Nash's return to the Rose Garden on Wednesday night.
April 9, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
It was an interesting question that prompted Blake Griffin to pause before he answered. The Clippers have won the most games in franchise history (51-26) and have won the franchise's first Pacific Division title. Still, Griffin was asked after practice on Tuesday how he thinks the Clippers are viewed by fans, the media and their NBA brothers. "To everybody else, I don't know," Griffin said. "To us, we feel like we're a team that's capable of contending for a championship.
March 29, 2013 | By Debra Prinzing
John Fendley, a.k.a. Farmer John, compiled for L.A. at Home a list of the top heirloom seeds that Southern California gardeners are ordering this season through his Sustainable Seed Co. Fendley, whose company is based near the Mendocino National Forest, was motivated to collect old varieties after he noticed that the number of broccoli seeds in the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange catalog dropped from about 80 types in the 1980s to only four or...
March 27, 2013 | Patt Morrison
Soldier, Megan P. Tatu has your back. And just about anything else you might need. The two-star Army Reserve general has just taken charge of the 79th Sustainment Support Command, the modern iteration of an Army logistics branch that is a year older than the Declaration of Independence. The 79th is headquartered in Los Alamitos, not far from Tatu's Laguna Niguel home. Reservists are part-timers who, as Tatu says, give taxpayers 19% of the Army's strength for 4% of its budget. She's the highest-ranking woman commander in the reserves on the West Coast, at a moment when women in the military is a trending topic.
March 26, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - Metta World Peace sustained torn cartilage in his left knee during Monday's game at Golden State, the latest somber injury news for a Lakers team that has had plenty of it this season. World Peace is to fly back to Los Angeles on Wednesday and consult with team doctor Steve Lombardo. A timetable for his return will then be issued. In a tweet that was quickly deleted from his account, World Peace apologized for being injured and said he hoped to be back in a week and a half.
March 8, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Although California voters didn't back the labeling of products made with genetically modified ingredients, the practice will soon be mandatory at Whole Foods Market Inc. The chain, known for its upscale emporiums of healthful and organic foods, has decreed that all items sold in its American and Canadian stores note the presence of genetically modified organisms, or GMO, by 2018. The Austin, Texas, company says it's the first national grocer to set such a deadline. Whole Foods Co-Chief Executive Walter Robb described customer demand for the labeling as "a steady drumbeat.
February 23, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
MUNICH, Germany - Wagner's "The Ring of Nibelung" is no picnic. The epic four-evening mythic drama is the macho challenge with which operas prove themselves. It practically did in Los Angeles Opera when the company finally got around to mounting this monumental if confrontational pillar of Western civilization in 2010. The "Ring" has been no picnic, that is until now. As audience members found their seats at the Bavarian State Opera's historic National Theater here last month for "Das Rheingold," the first opera in the cycle, some 100 exceptionally good-looking young people dressed in summer whites (it was snowing outside)
February 20, 2013 | By Andrea Chang and David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times
Tesla Motors Inc. reported another good-not-great quarter, renewing concerns about its ability to quickly churn out enough electric vehicles to sustain the company for the long term. The company plans to ramp up the introduction of Tesla Model S cars to consumers worldwide, saying it was "on a journey" this year to expand the line and turn profitable, Chairman Elon Musk and Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja wrote in a letter to shareholders Wednesday. "Our intention is not to make customers wait six months for a car," Musk said in a call with analysts.
February 19, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Indulge your inner chef on a sunny beach in Tulum, Mexico , this spring during a farm-to-table culinary seminar.  The Oh! Food Workshop May 24-29 at Casa de las Olas hotel is aimed at foodies, aspiring chefs and environmentalists. Cooking classes will offer a combination of strategies on sustainable cooking and development alternatives.  Participants will join Tulum chefs Eric Werner of  Hartwood Restaurant  and Claudia Perez of  Cetli Restaurant at a three-day Yucatan-inspired cooking seminar that includes five nights' beachfront accommodation at Casa de las Olas.
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