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June 12, 2007 | Duke Helfand and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke publicly for the first time Monday about the breakup of his 20-year marriage, saying he was responsible for the split even as he refused to talk about what caused it. In a somber meeting with reporters at City Hall, Villaraigosa declined to answer questions about whether the break with his wife, Corina, was triggered by another romantic relationship.
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April 11, 2014 | Doyle McManus
Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, really. Yet simple squiggles on a page, arranged just so, can convey ideas that change the way we think or introduce to us characters we love for a lifetime. In celebration of reading -- and of this weekend's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books -- we asked four readers (who also happen to be writers) to celebrate books that mattered in their lives. If you want a friend in Washington, the saying goes, get a dog. But if you're looking to understand Washington, I'd recommend fiction.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1992
Washington: 20 square miles surrounded by reality. RICK DUNKERLY Whittier
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - A broken leg. A shattered ankle. A broken arm. A fractured eye socket. And a memory of terror that will be with her forever, its soundtrack an "unexplainable" noise "that will never get out of my head. " That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25, remembers after the March 22 Oso landslide that destroyed her home, almost wiped her little town off the map and nearly killed her infant son, Duke Suddarth, who was 22 weeks old when the disaster struck. At least 36 people were killed and 10 others remain missing.
SPORTS
August 27, 2013 | By David Wharton
No stranger to the art of campaigning, Washington has thrown its hat into the ring as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics. The announcement came Tuesday as District of Columbia officials said they have formed a nonprofit group that will seek to bring the Summer Games back to the United States for the first time since 1996 in Atlanta. "We are the only major capital city in the world not to have hosted the Games yet," said Bob Sweeney, president of DC 2024. Washington joins Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Tulsa, Okla., as places where officials have openly discussed their interest in hosting the Olympics.
SPORTS
February 11, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
Kings today AT WASHINGTON When: 9:30 a.m. PST Where: Verizon Center. On the air: TV: FS West, Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 29-22-3, Capitals 29-16-10. Record vs. Capitals (2009-10): 1-0-0. Update: Jonathan Bernier is scheduled to start in goal for the Kings, who are 2-0-2 in a stretch of 10 consecutive road games. Bernier is winless in his last two starts, but the Kings scored only one goal in those games. His last win was a 24-save performance against Edmonton on Jan. 15. Left wing Marco Sturm remains on injured reserve and won't play.
SPORTS
March 4, 2011
USC next at Washington, Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Net ? USC's Pacific 10 Conference season is bookended by Washington, which beat the Trojans, 73-67, in overtime in Los Angeles in December. The Huskies are 13-1 at home entering Thursday. ? Baxter Holmes
TRAVEL
September 5, 2010 | From The Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON For a romantic treat close to more than 70 wineries, plan to stay at the Willows Lodge. The lodge combines rustic Northwest elegance with high-tech convenience on grounds abundant with gardens, unique water features and native plantings. Willows Lodge, 14580 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville, Wash., 98072; (877) 424-3930, http://www.willowslodge.com Doubles from $199. Lola and Les Brown, San Juan Capistrano
OPINION
July 20, 2012
Re "The fiscal cliff," Editorial, July 18 The Times writes of a deal in Congress on the Bush tax cuts that "assures the public that Washington can put its fiscal house in order. " Therein lies the problem. People think of the government as separate from the governed - the people who pay taxes and feed the machine. It is not Washington's fiscal house; it is the people's fiscal house. It is incumbent on "the people" to understand the consequences of their demands for government support and that it is "we the people" who take the money out of our left pocket and put it in our right pocket.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout junior quarterback Jake Browning from Folsom has committed to Washington. He has been the top quarterback in California statistically the last two seasons. As a junior, he passed for 5,737 yards and 75 touchdowns.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NATIONAL
April 7, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol, home to inspiring statues of Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Ronald Reagan. And Lucille Ball? A group seeking to increase the number of women represented in the Capitol's collection of statues includes the red-headed comedian on a list of California women who should be considered for Washington's version of a national hall of fame. Since 1864, each state has been authorized to place statues of two of its distinguished deceased citizens in the Capitol.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 West Hills Chaminade sophomore pitcher Tommy Costello has committed to Washington, Coach Frank Mutz said. Costello returned this season after having elbow surgery and missing his freshman year. Junior shortstop Dallas Tessar is also a Washington commit.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout junior quarterback Jake Browning from Folsom has committed to Washington. He has been the top quarterback in California statistically the last two seasons. As a junior, he passed for 5,737 yards and 75 touchdowns.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NATIONAL
March 31, 2014 | By Ralph Vartabedian
Washington state accused the federal government Monday of missing crucial legal deadlines to clean up 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste at the former Hanford nuclear weapons site in southeastern Washington, demanding a new set of schedules by April 15. Gov. Jay Inslee and state Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson sent a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz demanding that eight new double-shelled storage tanks be built to hold waste that is in leaky underground tanks with single steel walls.
NATIONAL
March 31, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DARRINGTON, Wash. - Before the catastrophic landslide killed at least 24 people and severed the main highway out of town, it took about 30 minutes to drive from this mountain community west to Arlington. Now that State Route 530 is blocked by debris up to 70 feet high - including mangled cars compacted to the size of small refrigerators - it can take three hours. Aside from a lengthy northern detour, intrepid drivers can use Mountain Loop Highway, a harrowing, rutted road that saves an hour but can take at least that much time off your life.
NATIONAL
March 30, 2014 | Maria L. La Ganga and Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce
Volunteer firefighter Jan McClelland, who runs a dairy farm outside this tiny town on the edge of the Cascade Range, was delivering baby goats on the morning of March 22. It was a sunny Saturday in birthing season, filled with the gentle mewling of new life. Summer Raffo, punctual to the core, was heading down State Route 530, passing through Oso on the way to one of her three jobs. She had an appointment to shoe horses in nearby Arlington, and she would not be late. Her anvil was stowed in her blue Subaru.
NATIONAL
March 29, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Dr. Ron Brown walked out of the Oso Fire station, hair still damp, face ruddy, safety goggles slung around the neck of his orange jacket, helmet in hand. The flight medic stood up the road from the massive mudslide Friday and described the grim task of recovering bodies. Rescuers found another victim in the debris Friday, but the official death toll remained at 17, with 90 missing. Brown said that once bodies have been spotted, reaching them can be difficult. "You could be 15 feet away from someone and it takes you 50 minutes to get to them," picking across large stretches of water and waist-deep mud, he said.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2014 | By Connie Stewart and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. - Snohomish County authorities confirmed late Thursday that they had recovered 17 bodies from the devastating mudslide.  The 17th body was an infant, 4-month-old Sanoah Huestis, whose grandmother's remains were recovered earlier in the week. Sanoah's mother, Natasha Huestis, had confirmed to the Los Angeles Times in the afternoon that the child's remains had been recovered. Sanoah body was found 10 feet from her grandmother's body, Natasha Huestis said. Christina Jefferds, 45, was babysitting.
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