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SPORTS
May 31, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
Cal State Fullerton took the first step Friday night toward what it hopes will be a return to the College World Series, defeating Columbia, 4-1, by using a familiar and simple formula: Score early and ride stellar pitching the rest of the way. Titans right-hander Grahamm Wiest delivered his best performance of the season, pitching a three-hitter, his first complete game of the year. And third baseman Matt Chapman homered, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Titans. "We're good at formulating a plan and sticking to it," Chapman said.
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SPORTS
May 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Fullerton Regional When: Friday through Monday. Where: Goodwin Field, Cal State Fullerton. Time: 4 and 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Monday (if necessary). Friday's games: New Mexico (37-20) vs. Arizona State (35-20-1), 4 p.m.; Cal State Fullerton (48-8) vs. Columbia (27-19), 8 p.m., ESPNU. FYI: Fullerton, which has won four national titles, has a 2.56 team earned-run average, sixth-best in the nation. ... Arizona State pitcher Ryan Kellogg (11-0, 3.26 ERA)
SPORTS
May 29, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Rick Vanderhook, Cal State Fullerton's baseball coach, has an in-your-face style and an edge - he doesn't mince words. Cody Decker, who played at UCLA when Vanderhook was a Bruins assistant, sums him up in two words: "Insane … genius. " Vanderhook also comes with a look - Philip Seymour Hoffman would nail the role - and is apt to wax poetic about Fullerton baseball with very little prompting: "We're middle-class American and there is nothing wrong with that," he said. And, later: "It's baseball.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - WhatsApp is one of Silicon Valley's most buzzed-about companies, yet it actively avoids the spotlight, operating out of a small office in Mountain View, Calif., with no sign on the building entrance or on the office door. Unlike most start-ups eager for media attention, WhatsApp Inc. says it doesn't want or need it. Its popular mobile messaging app has spread so quickly by word of mouth that in just four years it has amassed hundreds of millions of users who collectively send as many as 18 billion messages a day. WhatsApp belongs to a new generation of messaging services that are revolutionizing 20-year-old text messaging technology and escalating the mobile messaging wars.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Incredible Crew" ( Cartoon Network , Thursdays). This single-camera teenage sketch comedy, created by Nick Cannon, premiered the last of its 13 episodes in mid-April, but they continue in rotation, are highly re-watchable and deserve your attention, whether or not you fit the target demographic. This is one of the most imaginative shows the year has produced -- absurdist, energetic, silly and smart, with high production values and a cast of talented performers locked in with one another from the get-go.
NEWS
March 28, 2013 | By Jay Jones
A priceless collection of jewelry salvaged from the wreckage of the luxury liner Titanic has been added to "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" at the Luxor in Las Vegas . The display, called " Jewels of Titanic " are to be shown through May 31. A selection of 15 pieces -- studded with diamonds, sapphires, pearls and even gold nuggets -- are featured. Among them is a platinum ring set with three European-cut diamonds. The centerpiece is a 2-carat, pear-shaped stone. The collection also showcases a charm necklace inscribed "This Be Your Lucky Star.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2013
The violin of the Titanic bandleader, who played as he and bandmates went down with the ship, has been recovered, according to a British auction house. The instrument bears a message from the musician's sweetheart. "For Wallace, on the occasion of our engagement. From Maria. " Like the 1997 James Cameron movie, that story might spur a few tears. As the Agence France-Presse reports, auction house Henry Aldridge & Son says it has confirmed the violin is that of Wallace Hartley.
SPORTS
March 14, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Top-seeded Long Beach State versus injury-ravaged Cal State Fullerton went just as you might expect a game with that billing would go. Fullerton's Titans were tenacious enough in Thursday night's opening round of the Big West Conference tournament. They just weren't deep enough. Long Beach withstood Fullerton's pluckiness and slow-it-down pace to emerge with a 75-66 victory at the Honda Center. "It was grind for us all game," Long Beach Coach Dan Monson said. The 49ers advance to Friday's 6:30 p.m. semifinal game against UC Irvine.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik and Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times
It's a clash worthy of a pair of almighty witches. The Walt Disney Co. struck it rich this past weekend with its "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz the Great and Powerful," selling $80.3 million in tickets domestically, which put it on track to become the most successful movie release of 2013 thus far. But far from capping a three-year, $235-million production effort, the movie is shaping up to be the first shot in a battle between Disney and its...
BUSINESS
February 13, 2013 | Meg James
Comcast Corp. is buying out General Electric Co.'s stake in entertainment company NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion, and will take full control of a media conglomerate that includes the NBC network, Universal Studios theme parks, Universal Pictures film studio and cable channels USA Network, Bravo and MSNBC. The purchase comes two years after the Philadelphia cable TV operator acquired a 51% interest in the media company, leaving GE with a 49% stake. Comcast had an option to buy more of GE's interest beginning in July 2014.
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