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November 28, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl. This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet Saturday night as he led UCLA out of the locker room for the second half against Arizona State, thousands cheering the epitome of a gutty little Bruin. If only they had seen what happened next. If only they had seen their powerful Bruins symbol jog off into the deep embrace of the popular volleyball player who has been quietly carrying him through this nightmare.
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April 27, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA guard Jordan Adams reversed himself and has declared for the NBA draft, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak on the matter. The turn of events means the Bruins have lost their two best players to the NBA. Point guard Kyle Anderson had already declared for the draft. Adams' decision, first reported on Yahoo Sports, deprives the Bruins of their leading scorer and one of the team's top defensive players. The 6-foot-5 sophomore from Atlanta averaged 17.4 points a game and finished with 95 steals last season.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2012
There may be no more dapper ensemble than Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester. The combo drinks deep from flapper-era jazz, Weimar Berlin and Irving Berlin alike for a sound both preserved in amber and entirely entrancing. The combo also has a cracking sense of humor — the banter is as witty as the arrangements. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Thu. $25 to $80. http://www.uclalive.org.
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April 26, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley was a bit flustered, something opposing defenses might not be able to cause this fall. Asked how the college football world will greet the Bruins when they return for August training camp, Hundley said, "Great question. With open arms?" Hundley turned serious, "That's a tough question to answer because what I expect is different from what everyone else will expect of us. " Actually, not so much. The bar will be set high for UCLA entering the 2014 season … in the locker room and in the public's eye. "We definitely should be considered as a big-time program," said linebacker Myles Jack.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2012
MUSIC Live up to the instrumental reputation of bassist-composer Charles Mingus? There's a tall order for any group. But Mingus Dynasty pulls it off with an adventurous spirit and devotion to Mingus' huge catalog (and the blessing of the legend's wife, Sue, who helped assemble the group). Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Fri. $20 to $60. http://www.uclalive.org
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December 12, 2011 | By Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times
Some UCLA football players and members of the coaching staff were at odds Sunday after bowl game checks meant to help with living expenses were withheld. Some players did not receive checks for failing to attend what they called voluntary workouts during finals week, according to one parent who asked not to be identified because it could affect his son. The workouts were mandatory, plus those players had not turned in their academic exit forms for the quarter, said UCLA spokesman Nick Ammazzalorso, who added that players were told that the checks would be withheld.
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November 8, 2013 | By David Wharton
If there is a hint of mystery to UCLA's basketball opener against Drexel on Friday night, that's to be expected. "Openers are always scary," Coach Steve Alford said. "It's scary for both sides because you truly don't have an identity yet. " While the No. 22 Bruins have a new coach and a relatively young roster, Drexel arrives at Pauley Pavilion with an expected starting lineup that features a sixth-year senior, two normal seniors and two juniors. The Dragons went 13-18 last season and have not reached the NCAA Tournament in any of Coach Bruiser Flint's 12 years at the Philadelphia school.
OPINION
August 30, 2011
If all philanthropists were required to be morally upright, hospitals would be low on new wings and colleges would be starved for buildings. We'd also be missing a few beloved institutions outright — Stanford and Carnegie Mellon universities are cases in point. Charity is a virtue that should not be off-limits to scoundrels — if, in fact, they are truly giving to an institution rather than tethering their donations with strings that benefit them. Lowell Milken would probably be counted among the less pristine philanthropists, though not among the most scurrilous.
SPORTS
January 28, 2011
UCLA next at Arizona State, Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena, 12:30 p.m. PST, Prime Ticket ? The Bruins complete the first half of Pacific 10 Conference play against the cellar-dwelling Sun Devils, who have lost four consecutive games and six of seven. UCLA has dropped its last two games in Tempe, Ariz. ? Ben Bolch
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February 23, 2012
UCLA tonight AT ARIZONA STATE When: 5:30 PST. Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Ariz. On the air: Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 15-12, 8-6; Arizona State 8-19, 4-11. Update: UCLA has lost two of its last three games in Tempe, and needed overtime to scratch out a 73-72 victory last season. Those Arizona State teams were significantly more talented. The Sun Devils scored eight points in the first half in a 72-50 loss to Washington State on Saturday.
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April 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
It was former high school standouts from Southern California who led USC to its seventh consecutive victory, a 10-0 win over UCLA, on Thursday night in the first game of a three-game Pac-12 series. Wyatt Strahan (Villa Park) threw eight shutout innings. Timmy Robinson (Huntington Beach Ocean View) hit a three-run home run. Vahn Bozoian (Chino Hills Ayala) had a three-run double. Jake Hernandez (Los Osos) had two hits and two RBIs.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 25, 2014 | By Chris Foster
There are two ways to look at UCLA's spring game. There's the cleats-on-the-ground view: "We need to make sure we lock into everything," safety Anthony Jefferson said. "We need to make sure we're assignment perfect. " And there's a coach's big-canvas brush strokes: "I wouldn't put stock at all in the results of a spring game, who plays well and who doesn't," Coach Jim Mora said. "It's just a piece to the puzzle. " The Bruins wrap up spring practice with a scrimmage at the StubHub Center on Saturday at 5 p.m. Mora said he wanted a "real game" and divided the teams along traditional lines - first-team offense against first-team defense, second-team offense against second-team defense.
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April 25, 2014 | By Chris Barton
If Chick Corea and B é la Fleck ever grow weary of touring the country and transfixing audiences with virtuoso musicianship, chances are a future as a two-man comedy team awaits. While the idea of a piano-banjo duet recital may sound unconventional to some, Corea and Fleck have collaborated numerous times before. After appearing on each other's projects beginning in the mid-'90s, the two came together most prominently on  the 2007 album "The Enchantment," which somewhat counter-intuitively earned a pair of Latin Grammy awards for the celebrated artists' already crowded mantles.
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April 25, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
In the wake of a $10-million payout to a whistleblower, UCLA's School of Medicine is drawing more scrutiny over its financial ties to industry and the possibility that they compromised patient care. A new study in this month's Journal of the American Medical Assn. raised a red flag generally about university officials such as Eugene Washington, the dean of UCLA's medical school who also serves on the board of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. The world's biggest medical-products maker paid Washington more than $260,000 in cash and stock last year as a company director.
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April 24, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Anthony who? The armchair speculation about UCLA's defense this spring has centered on how the Bruins will replace Anthony Barr, the All-American linebacker who is expected to be a top-10 pick in the NFL draft. The Bruins have devised two answers to fill that void: scheme adjustments and Myles Jack. Jack was named to the Freshman All-American team by the Sporting News last season, and was the Pac-12's defensive and offensive freshman of the year after a late season run at running back.
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April 24, 2014 | By Gary Klein and Chris Foster
Don't look for the union label around USC's or UCLA's football practice facilities any time soon. Football players at both schools are aware that Northwestern players might unionize. But when asked about the issue recently during spring practice, several said they were only casually monitoring the situation. "There has been some small talk around the locker room," said UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. "We'll get a lot more information. Obviously, they are starting something. " Northwestern players will vote Friday on whether to unionize.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2012
MUSIC The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a band with a mission- to underline the connections between American bluegrass and folk with the genres' little-known ancestry in Africa. Though the project is high minded, their searing takes on instrumental and vocal standards are virtuosic, and their between-song banter is as witty as it is enlightening. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Fri. $20. uclalive.org.
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January 23, 2011
UCLA next at Arizona, Thursday, at the McKale Center, 6 p.m. PST, ESPN2 ? Second place in the Pacific 10 Conference will be on the line when the Bruins travel to Tucson, where they have lost their last two games. Much of UCLA's defensive effort will revolve around stopping Arizona sophomore forward Derrick Williams, one of the conference's most prolific scorers and rebounders. ?Ben Bolch
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April 23, 2014 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
The image of bandit Jesus Malverde turns up as a kind of venerated saint inside " Quitapesares (Solace)," a makeshift chapel by artist Maria Romero erected near the end of a large new exhibition at the UCLA Fowler Museum. On May 3, 1909, the outlaw was hanged from a tree in the town of Culiacán, capital of Sinaloa near the country's northwest coast, by the federal government of Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz. He was left to rot in the sun. At least, that's what people say. Historians have found no evidence that the story is true.
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April 23, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone thinks it is "awesome. " Quarterback Brett Hundley is just "happy. " The two have spent the last three weeks working with an offensive smorgasbord. The Bruins seem deeper at the skill positions than they have been in more than a decade. Mazzone, in fact, can't pinpoint when he has had it so good. "It has been awhile," Mazzone said. "For the last several years, I have been shopping at 7-Eleven. Now I feel like I'm at Costco.
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