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SPORTS
March 23, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Darryl Sutter didn't coach Craig Berube for a lengthy period in Calgary, but it was long enough that Berube created a lasting and positive impression on Sutter. Berube, who played for 17 seasons in the NHL, was nearing the end of his playing career when Sutter arrived in Calgary, and one of their early discussions involved the definition of his role with the Flames. Sutter was hired as Flames head coach in late 2002. "When I went to Calgary in December, [Berube] was still on that team and then I didn't play him that much," said Sutter, the Kings' coach.
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TRAVEL
March 21, 2014
If you go THE BEST WAY TO DENVER From LAX, United, Southwest, American and Frontier offer nonstop service to Denver; Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of plane); and US Airways, United, Southwest, American and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $362, including taxes and fees. The Yampah Hot Springs Vapor Caves and the Glenwood Hot Springs pool are both off Interstate 70 in Glenwood Springs, Colo., about 180 miles, or three hours, from Denver.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
Tucked in the corner of a grimy East Hollywood strip mall is a shining hope of public education. Or so U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday in an event that showcased a comprehensive program to boost academic achievement by supporting students and their families with job training, health services, after-school tutoring and other help. The program is a collaboration of Los Angeles public and private partners led by the Youth Policy Institute, which received a $30-million federal grant in 2012 to launch the initiative in the high-poverty neighborhoods of East Hollywood and Pacoima.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo is on his first trip to China. Costolo is spending three days meeting with Shanghai government officials and university administrators. He will also participate in a roundtable discussion with students at Fudan University in Shanghai, which sponsored his visa. Costolo will not visit Beijing, a Twitter spokesman said. Twitter, which has been blocked in China since 2009, tamped down speculation that it is eyeing the Chinese market, the world's most populous with 600 million Internet users.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Manny Pacquiao's workouts have brought in some heavyweights of life. MGM billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, a slew of major Hollywood actors, famed singers and others have stopped by gritty Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood to watch the famed Filipino boxer train. Thursday, Pacquiao's publicist said “the most extraordinary thing I've ever seen with Pacquiao” happened when legendary musician Bob Dylan came by. Dylan, a boxing fan who co-wrote the 1975 song “Hurricane,” protesting the imprisonment on a murder case of boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and formerly worked out with former boxer Bruce Strauss and at the new Wild Card gym in Santa Monica, watched Pacquiao's entire workout, which included eight rounds of sparring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014
In this week's video roundup of the Takeaway blog: What was President Obama doing when he appeared on the satiric Web-only talk show “Between Two Ferns,” with actor/comedian Zach Galifianakis? Turns out the president was shilling for his favorite cause of the moment: getting young adults to sign up for Obamacare. The video went viral, but Los Angeles Times video editor Ann Simmons asks columnist Robin Abcarian: Did it work? Last weekend, Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wowed a crowd of young conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual gathering sponsored by the American Conservative Union.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Beck has added 10 dates to his 2014 tour, including an April 9 stop at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara ahead of his scheduled performances April 13 and 20 at Coachella. He'll also be dropping in tonight on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and April 1 on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Beck's new album, “Morning Phase,” remains in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart in its second week of release, having sold an additional 33,000 copies last week, bringing its two-week sales total to 120,000.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
The partial government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas drew 273.6 million visitors in 2013, about 9 million fewer than the previous year, according to the report. The 16-day government shutdown, sparked by a budget dispute in Washington, was responsible for reducing the visitation numbers by about 7.9 million, the report said.
TRAVEL
March 8, 2014
A direct drive from politically blue Southern California to blue New York takes you through red Kansas and the curiously named town of Liberal. Don't miss it. Tour Dorothy's House & Land of Oz, a theme village, and the Mid-America Air Museum (including a tiny Air Force One that President Eisenhower piloted between Camp David and Washington, D.C.). Relax at Taste of China, where the $8.95 buffet would impress Angelenos and New Yorkers alike. Liberal Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1 Yellow Brick Road; (800)
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