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September 11, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 In 1987, Kyle Jan was a wide receiver for a Granada Hills team that stunned heavily favored Carson, 27-14, in the City Section championship game. Now Jan is returning to Southern California on Saturday, because his son, Justin Jan, is a starting wide receiver for Chandler (Ariz.) that faces top-ranked St. John Bosco in a 4:30 p.m. game at Mission Viejo. "I am hoping for an upset similar to the Carson game," Kyle Jan said in an email. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
The Chicago Cubs are not happy with how a cake created in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was disposed of following a charity event on Wednesday. A 400-pound replica of the century-old ballpark, created by the bakery made famous on the reality TV show "Cake Boss," was on display at the Cubs-Tampa Bay Rays game Wednesday before being transported to the Cubs Charities Bricks & Ivy Ball fundraiser at the Field Museum that night. At some point, the (wise) decision was made by the team not to serve a cake that had been sitting outside all day. Most of it wasn't edible anyway.
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SPORTS
April 13, 1989 | Associated Press
Fourth-seeded Natalia Zvereva of the Soviet Union was upset by Regina Rajchrotova of Czechoslovakia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, in Wednesday's second round of the Bausch & Lomb tennis tournament. Top-seeded Steffi Graf won her 28th straight match of the year, routing Elise Burgin, 6-1, 6-2.
AUTOS
April 22, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- Thanking his Chinese customers for “taking a chance,” Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk on Tuesday handed over the keys to the first nine electric vehicles the California car company has sold in the country. Plugging in a Model S at Tesla's first “supercharger” station in front of the company's offices in northeast Beijing, Musk vowed to build a nationwide network of the high-speed chargers -- which can deliver enough power for a 340-mile journey in about an hour -- “as fast as we can.” “We want to make sure people are able to travel almost anywhere within China using the supercharger network,” he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1996
As a resident of the neighborhood for more than 36 years, I am more than upset at the changes that have taken place within the community. The latest one responsible for my anger is the proposed opening of the Pelican Theater, a nude juice bar. Why the so-called powers that be allow this type of commercial business to operate and why there has not been more of an outcry is beyond comprehension. PAULINE TRACY Fullerton
SPORTS
March 22, 1986
Bobby Knight, what happened? BRETT JOINER Upland
SPORTS
June 19, 1992
Tim Sweeney won two matches, including an upset of third-seeded Mike Yellen to reach the quarterfinals of the VCI Pro-Am Racquetball Championships Thursday at Racquetball World in Fullerton and L.A. Fitness Center in Anaheim. Sweeney, seeded 19th, began play with a 1-11, 11-9, 2-11, 11-8, 11-7 victory over No. 14 Aaron Katz, before eliminating Yellen, 11-6, 11-6, 11-7. Second-seeded Tim Doyle of Fountain Valley won both of his matches. No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1993
In response to "Hollywood Toys With Its Last Bias: Christians," by Bob Jones IV, Commentary, Oct. 14: So, let me get this straight. Bob Jones IV is upset because "L.A. Law" chose to portray the Jane Halliday character, a born-again Christian from Bob Jones University, as an attractive, intelligent woman who's remained a virgin by choice. A self-assured believer who, in spite of overt hostility, easily navigates the rarefied air of the professional legal world portrayed on the show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2000
To the people who are upset with the "Jaws" ads at the beach (July 13)--get a life! GERRY BROOKE Palos Verdes Estates
MAGAZINE
April 2, 1989
Littwin's piece complaining about men who refuse to act like women upset me so much I cried for days. ERIC ESTRIN Los Angeles
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao has been in so many more big fights than his Saturday opponent Timothy Bradley that apparently he can now read body language. "They seem very nervous," Pacquiao whispered to trainer Freddie Roach on the MGM Grand stage, where Pacquiao weighed in at 145 pounds and Bradley at 145.5 for their World Boxing Organization welterweight championship bout. Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 knockouts) is seeking to avenge what most viewed as a badly scored split-decision loss to Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs)
BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook began notifying users of its mobile app Wednesday that it will soon disable the app's messaging feature. The Menlo Park, Calif., tech giant is instructing users to download the Facebook Messenger app -- a distinct entity from its main app -- if they wish to continue messaging friends from their smartphones. The Facebook Messenger app has been available for a number of years, and users who have both apps installed already can only message others through the separate app. But soon, all users will be forced to download the second app if they want to be able to message friends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Setting the stage for a shake-up in city politics, a councilman and a real estate investor held off heavily favored Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal in Long Beach's mayoral election and will meet in a June runoff. Unofficial tallies in Tuesday's vote showed Councilman Robert Garcia leading the pack with 25.4% of the vote, and former NFL player and real estate investor Damon Dunn close behind with 22.3%. Lowenthal, a political heavyweight in the port city, garnered 19.6%. It marked the first time in her lengthy career that she lost an election day contest.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Three days ago, the madness returned to Jakob Gollon. The sixth-year senior at Mercer slipped in a DVD and, for the first time, watched his team stun third-seeded Duke last month to open the NCAA tournament. Gollon saw himself on the television screen leading the Macon, Ga., school's first NCAA appearance since 1985. Finally, those 40 bracket-busting minutes of basketball seemed real. “I don't want to watch it too much and take away the awesomeness of it,” Gollon said in a telephone interview.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Shannon Ryan
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier walked off the court holding up his index finger after another unpredictable Huskies victory. “One more game to go,” he said. What was most fascinating about the Huskies' 63-53 upset victory over top-ranked Florida in Saturday's NCAA Final Four semifinal was that it took more than one player to get to the one last game of the season. Through the tournament, Napier had been compared to former Connecticut guard and tournament miracle-worker Kemba Walker with four games of at least 19 points.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Paulina Gretzky isn't a professional golfer. Her connection to the golf world is as the fiance of PGA player Dustin Johnson. Apparently that was good enough for Golf Digest magazine to put the scantily clad 25-year-old daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky on the cover of an upcoming edition that hits tablets on April 8 and newsstands April 15. “Sports figures, celebrities and models have appeared on Golf Digest covers since the magazine's beginning,"...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1993
There are more than 25,000 killings a year in America, and people get upset over seeing one on television. What a crazy country! NOEL DWIGHT HARMAN Redondo Beach
SPORTS
January 30, 1988
Please poll your readers and advise us how many are upset over the religious fanatics that continue to foist their beliefs on us during sporting events by holding up banners every time they think the camera is pointed in their direction. Those signs such as, "John 3:16," "Read the Bible," "Jesus Saves," and ad extremum. I can imagine the upset of the people that have seat locations near them, how distracting to have these banners unfurled, blocking their view of the proceedings.
NATIONAL
April 2, 2014 | By Lalita Clozel
WASHINGTON - Muriel Bowser, a relatively little-known District of Columbia councilwoman, triumphed in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary over incumbent Vincent Gray, whose tenure has been tarnished by a corruption scandal. The win most likely means she will be the next mayor in the overwhelmingly Democratic city. Bowser emerged as the front-runner in a field of seven challengers after federal prosecutors tied Gray to an illegal "shadow campaign" that helped him win the mayor's race in 2010.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Oculus may be happy about its $2-billion deal to be acquired by Facebook, but the virtual reality start-up's supporters are definitely not. The Irvine company gained a strong following in the worlds of tech and gaming after taking to Kickstarter in 2012 to raise money for the Rift, a head-mounted device that lets users play video games in virtual reality. But when Oculus announced its agreement to be bought by Facebook in a blog post Tuesday, many of the company's fans left comments voicing their concern and displeasure over the deal.
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